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Calgary Scientific Inc. Joins the Technology Alliance Partnership of Hitachi Data Systems to Offer Powerful Visualization

January 15, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today it has become a member of the Health and Life Sciences Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program of Hitachi Data...

Building Complex Polymer Nanostructures on Plant Virus Scaffolds

January 14, 2014 1:01 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received a $540,000 federal grant to devise methods for building minute structures tailored to precisely deliver medicines to tumors or carry dyes that help imaging technologies detect disease...

Researchers Investigating How to Make PET Imaging Even Sweeter

January 14, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

An international research team led by Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is testing its novel sugar-based tracer contrast agent to be used with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to help in the hunt for dangerous...

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Understanding Secondary Light Emission by Plasmonic Nanostructures May Improve Medical Imaging

January 14, 2014 10:20 am | by Rick Kubetz, University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Plasmonic nanostructures are of great current interest as chemical sensors, in vivo imaging agents, and for photothermal therapeutics,” explained David G. Cahill, a Willett Professor and head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering...

Merge Healthcare Licenses Zero Footprint Patent Portfolio From Heart Imaging Technologies

January 14, 2014 2:46 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, and Heart Imaging Technologies (Heart IT), an industry leader in web-based medical image viewing and management solutions...

Following Up from RSNA 2013

January 13, 2014 1:58 pm | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

Heading into RSNA 2013, I wrote about advancements in technology over the past 25 years and how significant improvements in technology has allowed us to deliver on what we hoped would be possible. This seemed to resonate with many people...

Children’s Brain Imaging Data Bank Could Become a ‘Google’ Tool for Doctors

January 13, 2014 11:35 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

When an MRI scan uncovers an unusual architecture or shape in a child’s brain, it’s cause for concern: The malformation may be a sign of disease. But deciding whether that odd-looking anatomy is worrisome or harmless can be difficult. To...

Crowdfunded Cloud-Based Solution for Storing, Accessing and Sharing Medical Imaging for Clinical Diagnosis

January 13, 2014 11:20 am | by myMedImage | News | Comments

Millions of medical images are wasted every year. For patients, wasted images equates to higher costs and longer wait times for diagnosis. For doctors, it saps vital resources and is a source of significant frustration. The World Health...

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Tweaking MRI to Track Creatine May Spot Heart Problems Earlier

January 13, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the...   

Enhancing Stent Treatment with Groundbreaking Imaging Technology

January 10, 2014 12:07 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center hope to improve treatment and survival rates of ischemic heart disease patients by providing doctors an unprecedented look at the stents they place...

High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

Motion Evaluation Tool Saves Patients X-Ray Radiation Exposure

January 9, 2014 2:56 pm | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Those have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive...

Simple Test Can Indicate Cervical Cancer

January 9, 2014 2:49 pm | by Gary Mans, University of Louisville | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer...

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Achieving 3D Visualization for Chairside Dental Assistance Devices with Embedded APUs

January 8, 2014 4:29 pm | by Richard Freitag, White Lion Technologies, and Buddy Broeker, AMD Embedded Solutions | Articles | Comments

Like many technologies in the healthcare domain, the dental assistance device market is moving quickly to embrace 3D visualization at the point of care via a new generation of video- and graphics-optimized touchscreen panels that can be... 

Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

Next Generation Procedures Tables Set New Benchmark in Efficient, Patient-Focused Design

January 6, 2014 3:56 pm | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

As the healthcare industry evolves and places renewed emphasis on patient-caregiver engagement, Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, recently introduced...

New MIT Technology Allows 3D Image Interaction

January 6, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with three-dimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology...

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

The MDT Top 10 from 2013

January 3, 2014 4:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

The past year of 2013 was certainly full of news for the healthcare sector as a whole. Obviously Obamacare topped the headlines (seemingly daily) with the media reporting on the latest Congressional battle, digital blunder, cost analysis...

New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

January 3, 2014 10:19 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | News | Comments

If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a movie is worth far more, especially when it comes to diagnosing wrist problems. UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in...

U.S. Defense Department Awards Carestream a One-Year, $70.2 Million Contract Extension for X-ray Imaging Systems

January 2, 2014 1:30 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carestream Health has been awarded an extension of its contract with the U.S. Defense Department that allows the federal government and federal agencies to spend up to $70.2 million for digital radiography and computed radiography medical...

Skyline Medical's STREAMWAY System Provides New Option for Radiology

January 2, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Skyline Medical Inc., formerly BioDrain Medical, producer of the FDA-approved STREAMWAY System for automated, direct-to-drain surgical fluid disposal, formally introduced its flagship system to radiologists, radiology administrators and...

Lung Cancer Scans Urged for Some Smokers, Not All

December 31, 2013 10:14 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday—even as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone...

Imaging Technology Could Unlock Mysteries of a Childhood Disease

December 31, 2013 9:59 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

By the time they're two, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead...

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