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3D Technology And The Modern OR: Benefits Of 3D (Part 2)

March 5, 2014 3:50 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll take a close look at some of the expectations and benefits of 3D visualization in the OR and why facilities of varying size and type have decided to invest in its potential.   

‘Human Hair’ Fibers Transmit High-Quality Images

March 5, 2014 3:39 pm | by Laura L. Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | News | Comments

After having recently discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) now have found that their novel fiber architecture can transmit...

Scientists Twist Sound with Metamaterials

March 5, 2014 3:34 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A Chinese-U.S. research team is exploring the use of metamaterials -- artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature -- to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and unprecedented ways. In the journal...

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Ultra-High-Field MRI May Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

March 5, 2014 3:23 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

New research shows that ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed views of a brain area implicated in Parkinson's disease, possibly leading to earlier detection of a condition that affects millions worldwide. The results of...

Photos of the Day: Tumor Targeting Robot

March 5, 2014 9:50 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Several years ago, J. Marc Simard, M.D., a professor and neurosurgeon at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, happened to be watching a television program on the medical use of sterile maggots. Finding it “fascinating...

Image-Guided Robot Targets Brain Tumors

March 5, 2014 9:45 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a prototype for an MR imaging-compatible robot designed to enable neurosurgeons to remove brain tumors. Using maggots to eat away dead human tissue may not seem to have much in common with neurosurgery, but the...

Carotid Artery MRI Helps Predict Likelihood of Strokes and Heart Attacks

March 4, 2014 12:22 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the...

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Surgeons Save Baby’s Life

March 3, 2014 11:34 am | by Materialise | Materialise | News | Comments

Materialise, a world leader in software for segmenting medical image data and 3D Printing, played a pivotal role in helping surgeons save a baby boy’s life through the use of a 3D printed heart model. Kosair Children’s Hospital was presented...

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Gift Launches $50-Million-Plus Partnership to Revolutionize Healthcare

March 1, 2014 3:30 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

A partnership of doctors and engineers will revolutionize clinical simulation, education, and healthcare. The $50-million-plus Jump Applied Research for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES) will create joint...

CCCF's Super-Awesome Colon-O-Tron Raising Awareness of Colorectal Cancer in Rockefeller Plaza

February 28, 2014 6:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF), a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, is making it easier to talk and learn about colorectal cancer with the Super...

Researchers X-Ray Living Cancer Cells

February 28, 2014 11:41 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron | News | Comments

Göttingen-based scientists working at DESY’s PETRA III research light source have carried out the first studies of living biological cells using high-energy X-rays. The new method shows clear differences in the internal cellular structure...

Cancer Targeted Treatments from Space Station Discoveries

February 27, 2014 11:27 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Invasive and systemic cancer treatment is a necessary evil for many people with the devastating diagnosis. These patients endure therapies with ravaging side effects, including nausea, immune suppression, hair loss and even organ failure...

Covidien Completes Acquisition of Given Imaging

February 27, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced that it has closed its acquisition of Given Imaging Ltd., providing the company additional scale and scope to serve a significant medical specialty, the multibillion dollar global gastrointestinal (GI) market. PillCam...

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‘Lighting Up’ Tumors with Scorpion Venom and a Laser

February 25, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental...

3D Technology and the Modern OR (Part 1)

February 25, 2014 11:40 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In the inaugural edition of “3D Technology And The Modern OR,” we’ll take a look at how the technology that supports OR visualization has evolved in the last several years and how the latest 3D products on the market has been received by...

Survey Reveals Real World Impact of Medical Device Tax

February 21, 2014 12:22 pm | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has released new survey results examining the first-year impact of the medical device excise tax. The survey found a significant reduction in jobs, R&D, and U.S. investment. To...

Single Chip Device Provides Real-Time 3D Images from Inside the Heart

February 19, 2014 10:07 am | by John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers have developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would provide forward-looking, real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. With its volumetric imaging...

Photos of the Day: Imaging the Heart from the Inside

February 19, 2014 10:07 am | by Rob Felt, Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The device integrates ultrasound transducers with processing electronics on a single 1.4 millimeter silicon chip. On-chip processing of signals allows data from more than a hundred elements on the device to be transmitted using just 13 tiny...

Recent Diagnostic Ultrasound Acquisitions Light the Way for Positive 2014

February 19, 2014 9:32 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Major deals concluded within the diagnostic ultrasound imaging market throughout 2013 translate into “a year to look forward to” in 2014, as innovation is fueled by heightened demand in what has previously been considered a technologically...

Editorial Guidance

February 18, 2014 1:49 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I’m pleased to introduce the members of MDT’s first editorial advisory board. Representing the industry from supplier to medical device OEM to consultant, I’ve reached out to these individuals to help me tailor the scope of MDT’s editorial...

Superbright and Fast X-Rays Image Single Layer of Proteins

February 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

In biology, a protein's shape is key to understanding how it causes disease or toxicity. Researchers who use X-rays to take snapshots of proteins need a billion copies of the same protein stacked and packed into a neat crystal. Now, scientists...

Study Disputes Value of Routine Mammograms

February 14, 2014 12:41 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. The research suggests that these screening X-rays do not lower the risk of dying of breast cancer while finding many tumors that do not...

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Proves Accurate for Kids with Suspected Appendicitis

February 14, 2014 10:33 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound...

Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images

February 7, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level. Electron microscopes already provide amazingly clear images of samples just a few nanometers across...

Nanoparticle Pinpoints Blood Vessel Plaques

February 7, 2014 10:36 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology...

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