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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

Researchers Find Novel Biological Sources for Edible Medical Device Battery Materials

December 30, 2013 10:23 am | by Carnegie Mellon | News | Comments

The squirmy marine cuttlefish may be the next best source of electrode materials for batteries to power edible medical devices. Carnegie Mellon University's Chris Bettinger and Jay Whitacre have found that ink from the cuttlefish, a close...

BioMonitor Now Approved for Full-Body MR Scans

December 23, 2013 9:59 am | by Biotronik | News | Comments

According to a well-known Berlin cardiologist, monitoring devices enable physicians to treat patients more effectively. The BioMonitor from BIOTRONIK is now approved for full-body MR scans. As the medical director of the Department of... 

Airgas to Increase Prices on Helium 20 Percent

December 23, 2013 8:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airgas is increasing prices on helium by 20 percent, citing rising acquisition and distribution costs. The price jump will take effect immediately, though Airgas said Friday that price increases may differ depending on market conditions or...

FDA Clearance for First-Ever Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application

December 20, 2013 10:10 am | by Philips | News | Comments

As breast density becomes a more recognized risk factor for breast cancer, Royal Philips today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application for its MicroDose...

MRI Method for Measuring MS Progression Validated

December 19, 2013 3:36 pm | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

New imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) has demonstrated that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be an important tool for diagnosing and tracking the progression...

UCLA Researcher Highlights Advances in Nanotechnology's Fight Against Cancer

December 19, 2013 11:13 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

As cancer maintains its standing as the second leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers have continued their quest for safer and more effective treatments. Among the most promising advances has been the rise of nanomedicine, the application...

First Cancer Operation Room with a Navigator Is Created

December 19, 2013 10:59 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Gregorio Marañón Hospital, the company GMV and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have started the first cancer operation room with a navigator. This image-guided system will allow for increased intraoperative...

Photo of the Day: Newly Designed Cancer OR

December 19, 2013 10:57 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid | News | Comments

The system, presented at Gregorio Marañón Hospital, permits real-time interaction with the body of the patient (with its different tissues and cancer) as well as the radiotherapy applicator used to radiate the area affected by the tumor. This...

Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities on MRI

December 17, 2013 12:29 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The new study...

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