The recent staging of MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany reflected the demand for medical technology and products with stable attendance figures: 130,600 visitors from 120 countries...
Depuy Synthes Spine Launches New Image Guided Instrumentation for Viper® 2 and Expedium® Spine Systems at NASSOctober 26, 2012 9:40 am | News | Comments
DePuy Synthes Spine announced new image guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions.
When it came to designing a multi-leaf collimator (MLC) device, ViewRay took on the challenge to produce an end product that would be more accurate than others on the market. ViewRay collaborated with Maxon Precision Motors for critical components, including a custom motherboard, motors, encoders, gearheads, and individual motor control modules, according to an engineering team member.
Supertex, a recognized leader in integrated circuits (ICs) for ultrasound imaging applications, today introduced MD3872, an integrated, eight channel, front end ultrasound receiver.
Yole Développement Announces CCD, CMOS and a-Si technologies Are Reshaping the Medical Imaging IndustryOctober 8, 2012 4:25 pm | by Yole Développement | News | Comments
Yole Développement is pleased to release the report “X-ray and Endoscopy Medical Imaging Applications & Technology Trends”. This report is an overview of all the solid-state image sensor technologies currently commercialized in endoscopy and X-ray imaging. Yole Développement’s analysis includes market forecasts till 2017 with in-depth analysis of each product category...
Cleveland-based startup, Surgical Theater, LLC, announced today the allowance of a United States patent that covers transforming any given patient’s own static CT and MR images into a realistic, interactive, 3D computer-based model of that patient. The premier neurosurgery imaging platform, known as the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform...
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market the Merit Laureate(R) hydrophilic guide wire.
The market for contrast agents and radiopharmaceuticals is expected to sustain decent growth in the next few years, with much of that growth coming from the MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine modalities. Annual growth for medical contrast media during the next five years appears to be holding its own, despite the recession slowing capital equipment purchases.
On August 20, 2012, InSightec announced it received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin Phase I clinical trials evaluating the use of its ExAblate Neuro system for the treatment of patients with tremor-dominant Parkinson’s Disease (PD). This device is the first clinical system to use magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) through an intact skull, offering non-invasive transcranial treatment without any incisions or ionizing radiation.
Navitar, a leading manufacturer of modular and high performance optical components designed for high magnification imaging applications, is pleased to announce their new Optical Solutions for Life Science and Biomedical Imaging product catalog.
GE Healthcare announced that it has been recognized by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) with three International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) for Medical and Scientific Products. The IDEA program is a celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research, and concepts.
Sound Interventions Updates Results From "SOUND-ITV" Trial Of Ultrasound-based Renal Denervation For Resistant HypertensionAugust 15, 2012 12:29 pm | by PRNewswire-USNewswire | News | Comments
Sound Interventions, Inc. today released three-month data from the company's First-In-Human clinical study (SOUND-ITV) to treat resistant hypertension through the use of catheter-based ultrasound. In addition to office-based blood pressure measurements, patients in the study underwent 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring...
Varian Medical Systems Chooses Data Conversion Laboratory to Convert Critical Technical Documentation to DITA XMLAugust 8, 2012 11:01 am | by Varian Medical Systems | News | Comments
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL), a leader in converting content to new formats, has been selected by Varian Medical Systems to migrate some of the company’s technical materials into DITA XML.
There is a new solution of materials managers dealing with excess inventory. MDLMedical.com is a members-only, on-line exchange that helps hospitals and surgical centers buy and sell unused, new medical devices and implants; purchase needed inventory at market-determined prices and recover some of the costs of their idle surgical inventory.
A technique, known as photoacoustics, can find some forms of melanoma even if only a few cancerous cells exist, but a recent study by MU researchers found that the technique was limited in its ability to identify other types of cancer.
The FDA scientist behind allegations of in-house surveillance and overlooked safety concerns at the federal watchdog agency is no stranger to lawsuits. One of the whistle-blowing scientists who accused the FDA of persecuting and spying on employees has a few lawsuits under his belt, a charge that may damage his credibility in an ongoing case against the federal watchdog agency. Radiologist Dr. Robert Smith, a member of the so-called "FDA 9," joined colleagues in suing the FDA and its leadership for alleged retaliation against them when they raised questions agency decisions about some mammogram and colonoscopy systems.
Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its SonixGPS technology for Vascular Access procedures.
Taking a deeper dive into some of the specific technologies that have improved medical visualization and as a follow up to my post titled Medical Visualization Technologies, here is an overview of how the 3D endoscope in particular has promoted these advances.
A powerful color-based imaging technique is making the jump from remote sensing to the operating room—and a team of scientists* at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have taken steps to ensure it performs...
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance introduced a dose-reduction initiative aimed to ensure only authorized operators can alter the controls of a CT scanner.
Bayer HealthCare announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Radimetrics, Inc., that will offer U.S. healthcare professionals the industry's first computed tomography (CT) dose management software portfolio to include radiation and contrast dose tracking.
Bayer Radiology & Interventional announced the introduction of the Certegra® Workstation, an informatics-driven, touch?screen hub that enables time savings and improved patient care through a powerful suite of CT Contrast Dose Management™ applications...
Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received CE certification for its SonixGPS technology for Regional Anesthesia and Vascular Access, which will be immediately available in all countries that are part of the European Community. First approved for use in Canada...
Beacon Endoscopic Announces Commercial Launch of BNX System for Use in Endoscopic Ultrasound ProceduresJune 6, 2012 6:36 am | News | Comments
Beacon Endoscopic Inc., an emerging GI endoscopy company, announced today the limited market launch of the BNX™ System, its novel fine needle aspiration platform for use in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and endoscopic bronchial ultrasound.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced today that it has received the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) “Leveraging/Collaboration Award” for developing a collaborative network aimed at reducing unnecessary radiation exposure from...