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Olive Medical to Showcase 1080p HD All-In-One Visualization System for ENT Procedures at AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting

September 26, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Olive Medical Corporation of Salt Lake City, UT announces the showcase of the OVS1 ALL-IN-ONE HD Visualization system at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO Expo in Vancouver, BC Canada from September 29 – October 2 at BOOTH #542.  The OVS1 has achieved both 510(k) and CE mark clearance and is the world's only lightweight, compact complete HD visualization system for in-office head and neck procedures. 

Novel MR-guided radiation therapy platform highlighted at ASTRO meeting

September 26, 2013 3:27 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IMRIS Inc. and Varian Medical Systems today announced that data presented here earlier this week at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting demonstrates the potential to direct state-of-the-art radiation treatments using diagnostic-quality MR images at each treatment session.

ResolutionMD Accesses Images up to Six Times Faster Than Other Image-Viewing Systems

September 25, 2013 11:41 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific today shared that its ResolutionMD diagnostic medical imaging software was formally evaluated by clinicians during a structured research study at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and determined to be significantly faster than the two PACS and desktop image-viewing systems currently in use at the facility.

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Clot Busting Simulations Test Potential Stroke Treatment

September 25, 2013 10:07 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computing Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers are using computer simulations to investigate how ultrasound and tiny bubbles injected into the bloodstream might break up blood clots, limiting the damage caused by a stroke in its first hours. Strokes are the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States and the third most common cause of death.

FDA Lays Out Rules for Some Smartphone Health Apps

September 24, 2013 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health. With the rise of the iPhone, Android and other mobile devices has come a flood of applications designed to help people stay healthy.

Breakthrough Offers First Direct Measurement of Spinal Cord Myelin in MS

September 24, 2013 10:06 am | by Jessica Studeny, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine myelin damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). An extremely difficult disease to diagnose, the tool will help physicians diagnose patients earlier, monitor the disease’s progression, and evaluate therapy efficacy.

Wireless Tech Broadens Healthcare Horizons

September 23, 2013 4:59 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

In the field of medical technology, wireless devices are seeing some of the most broad-reaching growth. This is due mostly in part to the wide range of applications that wireless medicine encompasses. Mobi Health News reports that the top ten areas wireless medicine has directly benefited include: Alzheimer’s, asthma, breast cancer, COPD, depression, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, obesity, and sleep disorders.

FDA expands clearance for Intuitive Surgical's FireFly imaging system

September 23, 2013 2:27 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical said the FDA expanded the 510(k) clearance for its FireFly fluorescence imaging system to use during gallbladder surgery using its da Vinci robotic surgery device. The device uses a video camera and fluorescent dye to show blood flow in vessels and tissue, by causing blood to appear green and bloodless tissue as gray, according to a press release.

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Clearance for the Third Generation PillCam SB System in Japan

September 23, 2013 10:57 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging has announced that Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has granted approval for the PillCam SB 3 system. The innovative technology in this third-generation system will provide physicians throughout Japan with the most advanced PillCam capsule endoscopy technology to detect and monitor small bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease.

Worldwide Medtech Sales Forecast to Reach $455 Billion by 2018

September 23, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The medical device and diagnostics market is set to grow at 4.5 percent per year (CAGR) between 2012 and 2018, totalling $455 billion in 2018, according to the newly-released EvaluateMedTech World Preview 2013, Outlook to 2018: The Future of Medtech report from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd.

Analogic Acquires Ultrasound Technology Firm PocketSonics

September 20, 2013 4:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, today announced that it has acquired the remaining ownership stake in PocketSonics, Inc., a privately held ultrasound technology firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Data Acquisition System Performs Fault Identification on a CT Scanner

September 20, 2013 2:22 pm | by CAS DataLoggers | CAS DataLoggers | Articles | Comments

CAS DataLoggers Engineer Terry Nagy has worked on a uniquely challenging data acquisition application which highlights the effectiveness of Delphin data loggers. A medical equipment manufacturer had a customer in a hospital who was experiencing problems with a particular CT scan machine that would reset in the middle of the procedure, which cost significant time as patients often had to be scanned again.

Watching Tumors Burst Through a Blood Vessel

September 20, 2013 11:56 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a microfluidic device that mimics the flow of cancer cells through a system of blood vessels. Using high-resolution time-lapse imaging, the researchers captured the moments as a cancer cell squeezes its way through a blood vessel wall into the surrounding extracellular matrix.

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Imaging Technique Detects Pediatric Liver Disease Without Need for Needle Biopsy

September 20, 2013 10:42 am | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | News | Comments

A new, non-invasive imaging technique, magnetic resonance elastography, can now help physicians accurately detect fibrosis in children with chronic liver disease. A new study shows that MRE detects such chronic diseases as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which is increasingly common in children and teens, affecting an estimated 13 percent of adolescents.

Researchers Develop a Method that Automatically Delimits Areas of the Brain in Medical Images

September 19, 2013 11:30 am | by Universidad Publica de Navarra | News | Comments

The researchers have developed a method that improves the delimitation of tumors in medical images. As they explained, “when the doctor decides where tumor tissue should be separated from healthy tissue, our algorithm ensures that he/she is never going choose the worst option because the best solution is automatically offered.”

Photo of the Day: Going 'Bug-Eyed' for Surgery

September 19, 2013 11:16 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

A lens invented at The Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth. The results could offer surgical imaging that enables doctors to see inside the human body like never before.

Lens Combines Human and Insect Vision to Focus Wide-Angle Views

September 19, 2013 11:09 am | by The Ohio State University | News | Comments

A lens invented at The Ohio State University combines the focusing ability of a human eye with the wide-angle view of an insect eye to capture images with depth. The results could be smartphones that rival the photo quality of digital cameras, and surgical imaging that enables doctors to see inside the human body like never before.

GE issues another imaging system fall warning after discovering missing screws

September 19, 2013 7:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

GE Healthcare issued its 2nd imaging system fall warning in as many months after the company discovered that certain Advantx and Innova systems were installed without 4 screws that hold up the overhead video monitors. There have been no reports of the systems falling, GE noted, but the company said that the missing screws may increase the risk of falls, asking hospitals to check their systems and report any issues.

Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings by Capturing Live Images of Growing Tumors

September 18, 2013 11:52 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Scientists seeking new ways to fight cancer often try to understand the subtle, often invisible, changes to DNA, proteins, cells, and tissue that alter the body's normal biology and cause disease. Now, to aid in that fight, a team of researchers has developed a sophisticated new optical imaging tool that enables scientists to look deep within tumors and uncover their inner workings.

Speeding Up Cancer Diagnosis During Surgery

September 17, 2013 1:21 pm | by The University of Nottingham | News | Comments

With funding from the National Institute for Health Research, experts at The University of Nottingham have developed a highly accurate prototype technique which can produce a detailed ‘spectroscopic fingerprint’ of each tissue layer removed during surgery.

Logical Images Awarded U.S. Patent for Unique Visual Diagnostic Process and System

September 17, 2013 12:31 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Logical Images, the Rochester-based company that created the nation's only widely used diagnostic decision tool, VisualDx, announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. patent for its unique visual diagnostic process and system that, in addition to other features, selectively presents and displays images based upon descriptive characteristics of a patient.

New Molecular Imaging Agents Being Developed for Fluorescence-Guided Brain Cancer Surgery

September 17, 2013 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Surgery is the cornerstone of oncology treatment, and molecularly-targeted fluorescent imaging agents have the potential to guide surgical resection by highlighting the biological margins of the disease. However, development and testing of such molecular imaging agents has been lacking.

Self-Referral Spurs Unnecessary MRI Exams for Patients

September 17, 2013 11:06 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Patients having knee MRI examinations are significantly more likely to receive a negative finding if referred by physicians who have a financial interest in the imaging equipment being used, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology.

NIH-Funded Study Suggests Brain Is Hard-Wired for Chronic Pain

September 17, 2013 11:03 am | by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke | News | Comments

The structure of the brain may predict whether a person will suffer chronic low back pain, according to researchers who used brain scans. The results, published in the journal Pain, support the growing idea that the brain plays a critical role in chronic pain, a concept that may lead to changes in the way doctors treat patients.

Osteoarthritis and the (not so) Painful Step Toward a Cure

September 17, 2013 10:48 am | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

On Tuesday, September 17, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will publish a novel technique for imaging muscle function while in motion. Research in this area could uncover the root of musculoskeletal disorders, such as the development of osteoarthritis following ACL surgery.

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