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Virtual Imaging for the Medical Industry

April 24, 2013 5:07 pm | by Bruce Ridley, Vice President, eMagin Corporation | Articles | Comments

While virtual imaging technology has permeated other industries such as entertainment and military, it has yet to make a significant impact in medical. However, as newer, more advanced capabilities are introduced, designers may take advantage of this offering more often. This article looks at virtual imaging for medical device applications.

Mauna Kea Technologies Announces Highlights of 5th Annual International Conference of Cellvizio(R) Users (ICCU)

April 23, 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 highlights from the 5th Annual International Conference of Cellvizio Users (ICCU) held in Versailles, France, from April 5 to 7. Over 200...

Carticept Medical Announces Two Additional Navigator Delivery System Patents

April 23, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Carticept ® Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative drug delivery systems, today announced that its patents “Anesthetic Injection System” and “Imaging-Guided Anesthetic Injection Method” were issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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Atrophy in Key Region of Brain Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

April 23, 2013 10:22 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS.

Making Sense of Medical Sensors

April 23, 2013 9:19 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

With the recent launch of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT News examines research with the potential to reshape medicine and health care through new scientific knowledge, novel treatments and products, better management of medical data, and improvements in health-care delivery.

Neusoft Medical Launches New Products to Global Market at 2013 Spring CMEF

April 23, 2013 5:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHENYANG, China, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd. ("Neusoft Medical"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corporation (SSE: 600718), today announced the launch of a variety of new products to the global market in the categories of CT, digital X-ray,...

PDL BioPharma Completes Structured Financing and Royalty Transaction with Avinger

April 22, 2013 12:50 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (NASDAQ: PDLI) and Avinger, Inc. announced today that they closed a structured financing and royalty transaction on April 18, 2013, in which PDL will provide Avinger with up to $40 million of...

Healthcare's First Direct Contracting Market Launches Today; Will Offer Mutually Beneficial Approach for Hospitals and Suppliers

April 22, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry's first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital's existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking...

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Sanovas Launches Next Generation Surgical Imaging Technology

April 22, 2013 6:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanovas Inc., a life science technology company developing and commercializing the next-generation of micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, announced today the launch of MicroCamT, its OEM "Plug & Play" micro imaging platform for endoscopic device ...

ZEISS Cataract Suite Featuring CALLISTO Eye Introduced at Annual Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress in San Francisco

April 20, 2013 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO & DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec is introducing the ZEISS Cataract Suite featuring the new CALLISTO eye® OR management system, which recently received US FDA 510k clearance, at the 2013 American Society of Cataract and...

FORUM® Viewer App Makes Diagnostic Patient Data Available for Mobile Use

April 20, 2013 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DUBLIN, Calif. & JENA, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2013--Carl Zeiss Meditec announces the USA release of the new FORUM Viewer App. It provides doctors access to images and reports from the broad range of ZEISS and third-party diagnostic devices that can be stored in FORUM.

Guided Therapeutics Ships Initial Edition 3 CE Marked LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

April 17, 2013 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 17, 2013--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: GTHP) (OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that it shipped its first Edition 3 CE marked LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan unit to its distributor in Turkey. The delivery is the first of 15 to 20 units expected to be shipped to...

Global Medical Robotic Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 13.64 Billion by 2018: Transparency Market Research

April 17, 2013 6:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALBANY, New York, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Medical Robotic Systems Market (Surgical Robots, Non-Invasive Radiosurgery Robotic Systems, Prosthetics and...

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Study Published in European Radiology Further Supports the Use of Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis in Cancer Screening in Practices Using Double Reads

April 16, 2013 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BEDFORD, Mass., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today...

Leica Microsystems and Bausch + Lomb Sign Global Agreement for Surgical Operating Microscopes

April 16, 2013 12:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. and WETZLAR, Germany, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leica Microsystems, a leading manufacturer of microscopes and scientific instruments, and Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, today announced that Bausch + Lomb will distribute Leica ophthalmic surgical...

Researchers Devise X-ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices, Minimize Radiation Exposure

April 16, 2013 11:53 am | by NC State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a new tool to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in “minimally invasive” surgical procedures while also limiting the patient’s exposure to radiation from the X-rays.

Monteris wins U.S. and Canadian nods for its NeuroBlate tumor "cooker"

April 15, 2013 2:29 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Monteris Medical won a regulatory nod in the U.S. and in Canada for its NeuroBlate MRI-guided tumor ablation device, the company said. Monteris calls NeuroBlate a tumor "cooker" which uses an MRI-guided laser system to heat and kill brain tumors.

Randomized Controlled Multi-Center Trial Demonstrates Reduced Treatment Time and Drug Dose with EKOS vs. Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis in Peripheral Arterial Occlusions

April 15, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 15, 2013--EKOS Corporation, a privately held medical device company located in Bothell, Washington, announced the results of DUET, the world’s first and only multi-center randomized trial that compares ultrasound-accelerated, catheter-directed thrombolysis...

Analogic Highlights Expanded Suite of Ultrasound Imaging Solutions for Interventional Radiology at SIR Annual Scientific Meeting

April 12, 2013 8:47 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today that it will demonstrate its industry-leading BK Medical-branded Flex Focus™ 500 ultrasound system with Quantum Technology™ and the Ultrasonix-branded SonixTablet™ with GPS needle guidance...

Sophono Alpha 2 Hearing System Receives FDA Clearance for Use with MRI

April 11, 2013 2:14 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Sophono, Inc., manufacturer of abutment-free, implantable, bone conduction hearing devices, has received clearance from the FDA for magnetic resonance imaging. With the clearance, individuals in the United States who have the Sophono Alpha 2 System can undergo MRI in both 1.5 and 3-tesla magnetic fields without removing the magnetic implant.

Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD First to Receive FDA Clearance for Diagnostic Medical Image Viewing on Android Devices

April 11, 2013 11:16 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific, a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, has taken a huge step forward in providing mobile access to clinical data. Calgary Scientific is the first company to receive clearance from the U.S. FDA for their industry leading solution, ResolutionMD software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.

First Objective Measure of Pain Discovered in Brain Scan Patterns

April 11, 2013 11:04 am | by University of Colorado at Boulder | News | Comments

For the first time, scientists have been able to predict how much pain people are feeling by looking at images of their brains, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The findings, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to the development of reliable methods doctors can use to objectively quantify a patient's pain.

Covidien and VIDA Diagnostics Collaborate to Expand Minimally Invasive Treatment of Lung Disease

April 11, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2013--Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced an agreement with VIDA Diagnostics, a pioneer in quantitative pulmonary imaging analysis software. Under the agreement, Covidien will distribute VIDA’s Apollo®...

NeuroBlate System Receives 510(k) Clearance

April 10, 2013 9:48 am | by John Schellhorn, Monteris Medical | News | Comments

Monteris® Medical has announced that the U.S. FDA has issued a second 510(k) clearance for their MRI-guided ablation device for brain tumors and other lesions. The NeuroBlate® System is a second generation device employing a surgical laser to ablate (lethally heat) diseased brain tissue with updated visualization provided by active MRI.

AdvaMed 2013: The MedTech Conference

April 8, 2013 3:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

AdvaMed 2013 is the leading MedTech conference in North America, bringing more than 1,000 companies together in a uniquely multifaceted environment for business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking.

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