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Damages to Organs Detected in 3D Holograms

September 10, 2013 10:35 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Recently converted in one of the youngest residents of Silicon Valley, California, the high-tech Mexican enterprise Echopixel created software that allows the medical doctor to look and manipulate on their desk third dimension (3D) holograms of various organs obtained from ultrasound, CT or MRI scans.

MRI May Predict Heart Attack and Stroke Risk in People with Diabetes

September 10, 2013 9:38 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Diabetes is a metabolic disease characterized by an increased concentration of glucose in the blood.

High-tech imaging behind overkill surgery, Mayo Clinic says

September 5, 2013 12:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

High tech imaging has led to unnecessary, costly and risky treatment of low-risk cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the most recent issue of the British Medical Journal. Researchers examined use of various imaging techniques, finding that their use has spurred a surge in surgical thyroid removal in cases that may have been better left alone.


Bismuth-Carrying Nanotubes Show Promise for CT Scans

September 5, 2013 10:54 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X-ray tracking. Bismuth is probably best known as the active element in a popular stomach-settling elixir and is also used in cosmetics and medical applications.

New Laser-Based Tool Could Dramatically Improve the Accuracy of Brain Tumor Surgery

September 5, 2013 10:23 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A new laser-based technology may make brain tumor surgery much more accurate, allowing surgeons to tell cancer tissue from normal brain at the microscopic level while they are operating, and avoid leaving behind cells that could spawn a new tumor.

TauTona Group Sells Surgical Marker Technology to Novadaq

September 5, 2013 7:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investor focused on the rapid development of innovative surgical products, today announced the sale of its Surgical Marker technology to Novadaq® Technologies Inc. Novadaq is a developer of clinically-relevant imaging solutions for use in surgical and outpatient wound care procedures.

Heart Imaging Tech lands NIH grant to build "Corelab of the Future"

September 5, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Durham, N.C.-based Heart Imaging Technologies won a $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of efforts to build a "corelab of the future." HeartIT pioneered the WebPAX system, which the company calls the 1st FDA-approved zero-footprint medical imaging workstation.

Philips signs 10-year imaging tech contract with Dutch teaching hospital

September 4, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology giant Philips awarded a 10-year contract for continuous access of its ultrasound devices to the cardiology department at Medical Center Leeuwarden, a teaching hospital in the Netherlands. The Dutch hospital will also receive training services and periodic structural upgrades as part of the deal.


Significantly Improving the Treatment of Brain Cancer with a Robot

August 29, 2013 2:39 pm | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

With a five-year, $3 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health, through the National Cancer Institute, a team of researchers led by Gregory Fischer, Ph.D. will test a new, minimally invasive approach to treating brain tumors that promises to accurately destroy malignant tissue while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected.

New Imaging Technology Promising for Several Types of Cancer

August 29, 2013 11:47 am | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center have published findings that a new form of imaging -- PET/MRI -- is promising for several types of cancer. In an article titled "PET/MRI: Applications in Clinical Imaging," published in the September issue of Current Radiology Reports, the authors outline their initial clinical experience in diagnosing and staging cancer patients with this novel technology.

July/August 2013 Digital Edition

August 27, 2013 5:07 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Innovative control technology offers medical professionals and technicians the potential to do much more with diagnostic imaging equipment. “A New Dimension in Diagnostics,” this issue's cover story, looks at intuitive controls for radiological applications.

System Lets Surgeons Image the Brain While they Operate On It

August 27, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new system for visualizing the brain during surgery is helping neurosurgeons more accurately diagnose and treat patients and is even allowing them to perform some procedures that until now have been extremely difficult or even impossible.  

Combination of Two Imaging Techniques Allows New Insights into Brain Function

August 26, 2013 10:16 am | by Universitaet Tübingen | News | Comments

The ability to measure brain functions non-invasively is important both for clinical diagnoses and research in Neurology and Psychology. Two main imaging techniques are used: positron emission tomography (PET), which reveals metabolic processes in the brain; and activity of different brain regions is measured on the basis of the cells’ oxygen consumption by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


New Technique to Help Brain Cancer Patients

August 23, 2013 9:52 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

A new scanning technique developed by Danish and US researchers reveals how susceptible patients with aggressive brain cancer are to the drugs they receive. The research behind the ground-breaking technique has just been published in Nature Medicine.

Frost & Sullivan: What are the forces pushing healthcare informatics to the next level?

August 22, 2013 10:50 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Economic, technical and clinical forces from around the world are presenting formidable challenges to the radiology department's productivity. As the radiologist's role and importance in healthcare evolves, it becomes imperative to channel R&D efforts towards addressing critical unmet market needs.

Infraredx Receives $25 Million Investment from Nipro Corporation

August 22, 2013 12:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Infraredx, Inc., a medical device company committed to advancing the diagnosis and management of coronary artery disease, today announced that it has received a $25 million equity investment from Nipro Corporation. This investment builds on Infraredx’s exclusive agreement with Nipro for distribution of its TVC Imaging System in Japan, the world’s largest intravascular imaging market.

Lending an Arm in Workstation Design

August 21, 2013 12:55 pm | by Philip Kempson, General Manager, Southco Manufacturing | Southco | Articles | Comments

With the launch of the new Olympus WM-P2 series of workstations, Olympus KeyMed has created an ergonomic and efficient platform design, including a flexible arm to support the viewing monitor, in partnership with Southco. It was the company’s new patented positioning technology AV arm series that was to provide the key to the creation of a cutting edge monitor mounting solution.

Dental Scanner Allows Researcher to Sink His Teeth into Entrepreneurship

August 21, 2013 10:20 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Traditionally, dentists have made dental impressions by having patients bite down on a moldable silicone material. In the early 2000s, a group of researchers from MIT and business students from Harvard University began working to commercialize a novel handheld scanner — with MIT roots — that could digitally capture three-dimensional images of the inside of a patient’s mouth.

Crowdfunding Campaign for 'Smart' Breast Health Imaging Device

August 20, 2013 11:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eclipse Breast Health Technologies Inc., a health products design and development company, today announced Eclipse is executing a crowd sourcing campaign on Indiegogo to raise $650,000 to bring Eclipse to the market as soon as possible so it can benefit women in early detection of breast abnormalities...

Rice Technique Expands Options for Molecular Imaging

August 15, 2013 11:30 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

A Rice University laboratory has improved upon its ability to determine molecular structures in three dimensions in ways that challenge long-used standards. By measuring the vibrations between atoms using femtosecond-long laser pulses, the Rice lab is able to discern the positions of atoms within molecules without the restrictions imposed by X-ray diffraction and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging.

Purdue Innovation Could Improve Personalized Cancer-Care Outcomes

August 15, 2013 8:53 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

David D. Nolte, a professor in Purdue's Department of Physics, and his collaborators Ran An, a graduate student in physics, and John J. Turek in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences have created a technique called BioDynamic Imaging that measures the activity inside cancer biopsies, or samples of cells.

All Your Mammograms in Your Purse

August 14, 2013 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Storing a person's complete mammogram files on a sophisticated yet simple to use plug and play device gives diagnostic physicians the ability to view historical images along with the most recent allowing for a higher level of diagnosis. No longer does a women have to carry around years of records in plastic carrying bags etc.

Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Dyslexia

August 14, 2013 11:24 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

About 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from dyslexia, a condition that makes learning to read difficult. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed around second grade, but the results of a new study from MIT could help identify those children before they even begin reading, so they can be given extra help earlier.

Chemists Design ‘Smart’ Nanoparticles to Improve Drug Delivery

August 13, 2013 11:46 am | by Rob Enslin, Syracuse University | News | Comments

Chemists have used a temperature-sensitive polymer to regulate DNA interactions in both a DNA-mediated assembly system and a DNA-encoded drug-delivery system. Their findings may improve how nanomaterials self-assemble into functional devices and how anticancer drugs are delivered into the body.

FDA Clearance for Next Generation PillCam

August 13, 2013 10:13 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd. has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the next generation PillCam, SB 3, to detect and monitor small bowel abnormalities associated with Crohn's disease, obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and iron deficiency anemia.

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