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Volcano Announces Preliminary Results from the ADVISE II Study and Inclusion in the SYNTAX2 Trial During Hot Line Late Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions at EuroPCR 2013

May 23, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO and PARIS, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, today announced preliminary...

Consumer Information on: Selenia Dimensions 3D System - P080003S001

May 23, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The Selenia Dimensions 3D System is comprised of hardware and software upgrades to the Selenia Dimensions 2D full-field digital mammography system, which is FDA approved for conventional mammography. The hardware upgrades produces multiple, low-dose x-ray images of the breast; the software upgrade uses the low-dose x-ray images to create cross-sectional (tomosynthesis) views of the breast.

New Data on Cellvizio Presented at DDW 2013 Suggests That Optical Biopsies May Help Confirm and Rule Out Pancreatic Cystic Tumors*

May 22, 2013 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mauna Kea Technologies (NYSE Euronext: MKEA), leader in the optical biopsy market and developer of Cellvizio®, the fastest way to see cancer, today announced that optical biopsies using a microscope so tiny it fits through a small needle show clear cellular-level images inside pancreatic cysts,...


Small Increase in Cancer Risk Following CT Scans in Childhood and Adolescence

May 22, 2013 10:44 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Study leader, Professor John Mathews from the University of Melbourne said this small increase in cancer risk must be weighed against the undoubted benefits from CT scans in diagnosing and monitoring disease. The study findings are reported in the British Medical Journal today and involved researchers at eight other centres in Australia, Oxford University, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France.

NYU Researchers Took Bribes from Chinese Group

May 22, 2013 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a U.S.-funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zhu Yudong, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Yang Xing, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges.

Accenture Helps NHS Radiologists Exchange Medical Images in the Cloud

May 22, 2013 5:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2013--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed the deployment of a cloud-based Radiology Information System (RIS) for five hospitals and 23 facilities within the National Health Service (NHS) in Southwest England. Using Accenture Clinical Services, the new platform...

Challenges Encountered in Surgical Management of Spine Trauma in Morbidly Obese Patients

May 21, 2013 11:34 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | News | Comments

Physicians at Monash University and The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia describe the logistic, medical, and societal challenges faced in treating spine trauma in morbidly obese patients. The authors categorize difficulties faced in the care of morbidly obese patients from on-scene immobilization and medical transport through spinal imaging, surgery, and postoperative care.

St. Joseph's Imaging Associates Selects Merge's Radiology Suite

May 21, 2013 8:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that St. Joseph's Imaging of Syracuse, NY has selected Merge's Outpatient Radiology Suite consisting of Merge's radiology information system, picture achieving communication solution, document management, referring physician engagement and medical image sharing solution.


Given Imaging Announces Data Confirming PillCam(R) SB Improves Monitoring and Management of Crohn's Disease

May 21, 2013 4:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging, a world leader in specialty GI products and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced new studies that confirm the value of PillCam SB in diagnosing, monitoring and managing patients with known or suspected Crohn's disease and other conditions of the small bowel.

Given Imaging Announces New European Study Evaluating PillCam(R) COLON versus CT-Colonography in Patients With Incomplete Colonoscopy

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

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced data from several European studies confirming the effectiveness of PillCam COLON in detecting colonic lesions in patients following incomplete colonoscopies and monitoring diverse digestive diseases in both adults and children.

Wyle Aided System Gets Named to Space Technology Hall of Fame

May 20, 2013 11:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A medical diagnostic technology that experts at Wyle helped perfect for use both in space and on Earth was inducted recently in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. The technology assures high quality, secure handling and transmission of...

PENTAX Medical Continues Global Leadership in Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems with Release of the Hi Vision Preirus

May 20, 2013 11:08 am | by PENTAX Medical Company | News | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, recently announced the release of the HI VISION™ Preirus™ ultrasound scanner. PENTAX Medical, in collaboration with Hitachi-Aloka, has had a rich history of introducing ultrasound scanners to the gastroenterology and pulmonary markets that present new possibilities in imaging capabilities.

Given Imaging Announces New Data Confirming SmartPill Improves Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Patients With Motility Issues

May 20, 2013 11:02 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, has announced several studies confirming an expanded role for SmartPill in diagnosing gastrointestinal motility disorders. All data were presented at Digestive Disease Week taking place May 18 - 21, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL where Given Imaging is exhibiting at booth #1059 throughout the conference.


GE Scientists in Technology “Relay Race” Against Cancer

May 20, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NISKAYUNA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2013--To commemorate National Cancer Research Month, a team of scientists from GE Global Research, the technology development arm of the General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), are joined together in a technology “relay race” against cancer. They collectively are...

PENTAX Medical And Hitachi-Aloka Medical Continue Joint Innovation And Global Leadership In Endoscopic Ultrasound Systems

May 17, 2013 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MONTVALE, N.J., May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, and Hitachi-Aloka Medical, a global leader in ultrasound imaging, recently announced renewed collaborative efforts between the two global companies to enable further...

St. Jude Medical Announces European Approval of 3-D Vessel Reconstruction Technology to Aid Physicians in Stent Placement

May 16, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval of its ILUMIEN ™ OPTIS ™ PCI Optimization System ™, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a comprehensive disease assessment tool for...

Biosensors to Acquire Assets of Spectrum Dynamics

May 16, 2013 7:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, announced on May 13, 2013 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Spectrum Dynamics, a leader in advanced functional assessment technologies, including those used to evaluate patients for cardiac interventions, subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions.

GE Healthcare Unveils Exclusive Imaging Technology for Joint Replacements and Implanted Devices

May 15, 2013 4:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

At an event held at Hospital for Special Surgery, GE Healthcare introduced MAVRIC SL, a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique designed to address the growing clinical need to more accurately image soft tissue and bone in patients with MR Conditional-labeled implants, such as joint replacements and other instrumentation.

Pentax Medical Launches Industry's Highest Resolution HD+ Imaging Technology for Flexible Endoscopy

May 15, 2013 12:12 pm | by PENTAX Medical Company | News | Comments

PENTAX Medical Company, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announces the U.S. launch of the EPK-i®5010 Video Processor with PENTAX i-SCAN™, the industry's highest* resolution HD+ imaging technology for flexible endoscopy.

MiE's PET SCINTRON Receives FDA Approval

May 15, 2013 9:51 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HOUSTON , May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medical Imaging Electronics (MiE) and Nuclear Imaging Services (NIS) are pleased to announce that the ECAT Scintron has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). MiE along with NIS will showcase this product at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC , Canada Ju...

Emphasis on X-Ray Quality Spurs Adoption of Computed and Digital Radiography in Europe, Finds Frost & Sullivan

May 15, 2013 4:07 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

LONDON , May 15, 2013 /- The need to improve the efficiency and quality of X-ray examinations will drive healthcare facilities across Europe to install computed radiography (CR) and digital radiography (DR) systems. The emergence of retrofit systems based on flat panel technology has popularised DR systems, and will sustain investments in the European computed and digita...

How Can Advanced Imaging Studies Enhance Diabetes Management?

May 14, 2013 10:31 am | by Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics | News | Comments

New approaches to applying noninvasive imaging tests such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and positron emission tomography may play a bigger role in evaluating and managing patients with diabetes. Advances in noninvasive imaging technology can assess important changes in fat composition and distribution in the body that may affect the metabolic complications and diseases associated with diabetes.

Digital Mammography Cancer Detection Rates May Vary Significantly

May 14, 2013 10:03 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Digital direct radiography is significantly more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two types of digital imaging when compared with screen film mammography and suggest that women should be informed of the potential for lower cancer detection with CR, the researchers said.

Olympus Endoscopes Now Powered by Next-Generation Ultrasound Processor

May 14, 2013 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today that the Company's ultrasound endoscopes will now be powered by the ProSound F75 Ultrasound Processor.

Why Medtech Startups Are Moving to Ireland

May 13, 2013 2:33 pm | by Eddie Goodwin, Manager, Boston Office, Enterprise Ireland | Blogs | Comments

It’s no secret that getting a medical device to market can be a lengthy, frustrating process. Facing the new medical device excise tax and lack of clarity from the FDA around regulatory policies, medtech startups are now starting to rethink launching in the U.S.

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