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Engineers Feel Underpaid & Overworked

April 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the...

Photos of the Day: Are Engineers Really Qualified? (Infographic)

April 25, 2014 10:22 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer? With the industry...

Droplet Lens Turns Smart Phones into Microscopes

April 24, 2014 3:04 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine...

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New SPECT Device Greatly Improves Sensitivity, Resolution

April 24, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

A new device NPRE Associate Prof. Ling-Jian Meng and his students have developed should greatly improve sensitivity and resolution capabilities available through radiological imaging. The advanced technology holds promise for gamma camera...

Scientists Observe Brain Activity in Real Time

April 23, 2014 12:02 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases. Stanford scientists have...

Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:59 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help...

First U.S. Implant of ICD System that Allows Full-Body MRI Scans

April 22, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application...

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Powering the Next Generation of Medical Breakthroughs with In-Memory Computing

April 21, 2014 3:53 pm | by Nikita Ivanov, Co-founder and CTO, GridGain | Blogs | Comments

The amount of data and number of sources that can be drawn to inform medical design is expanding exponentially. In addition to the explosion of web-based information, sensor-based wearable medical devices offer a treasure trove of health...

MRI, On a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 11:21 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact...

X-Ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 18, 2014 12:50 pm | by Holst Centre | News | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at ...

In the Line of Sight: Evaluating Imaging Technology

April 18, 2014 8:10 am | by Mike Schmidt, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

There's no easy way to determine if the time and price is right to invest in new, cutting-edge imaging equipment because the clinical value to be gained by acquiring it is no longer enough to justify the cost to obtain it. There are a wealth...

Top Ten (+1) Disposables Outsourcing Vendor Tips that Save Money

April 17, 2014 3:40 pm | by Donald J. Dobert, President, ATL Medical-Pharmaceutical | ATL (Ad Tape & Label) | Blogs | Comments

Follow these eleven tips. They will save you heartache, frustration, and money. 1. Clearly define your needs and the function of the product. Your vendor may be able to suggest cost efficient ways to improve product quality and lower unit...

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X-ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 16, 2014 3:43 pm | by imec | Imec | News | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at 25...

App-t Development for Next Generation Healthcare

April 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I am a recent addition to the “smartphone revolution.” While I never doubted the usefulness of these devices, I was simply steadfast in holding out for a reduction in data rates. I figured that with more users adopting smartphones, eventually...

April 2014 Digital Edition

April 15, 2014 10:03 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Scanadu emerges with the largest step in home healthcare innovation since the thermometer, championing an elite field of medical device companies utilizing crowdfunding and early 3D printing. Crowdfunding and 3D Printing for Vital Signs...

Imaging’s Role in Cancer Research

April 14, 2014 2:08 pm | by Gregory Sorensen, MD, President and CEO, Siemens Healthcare North America | Blogs | Comments

Anyone who hears the words, “You have cancer,” wants to hear next that they will survive.  Thankfully today, more patients are indeed beating the disease.  Medical imaging is an integral part of many survivors’ personal victories over the disease...

Student Inventors Win More than $71,000 at Bench-to-Bedside Competition

April 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by University of Utah Health Sciences | News | Comments

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money on April 9 at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field...

New Technique Takes Cues from Astronomy and Ophthalmology to Sharpen Microscope Images

April 14, 2014 11:26 am | by Howard Hughes Medical Institute | News | Comments

The complexity of biology can befuddle even the most sophisticated light microscopes. Biological samples bend light in unpredictable ways, returning difficult-to-interpret information to the microscope and distorting the resulting image. New...

1080p HD Video Camera

April 14, 2014 9:37 am | by MDT Staff | Toshiba Imaging Systems Division | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and leading manufacturer of ultra-compact high definition (HD) and high resolution CCD and CMOS video cameras announces the new IK-HD5, a progressive-scan...

First Patient in U.S. to Receive MRI Scan in Clinical Study of MRI-Compatible Pacemaker

April 10, 2014 8:36 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to conduct an MRI scan of a patient implanted with a new MRI-compatible pacemaker – a breakthrough because metal implants often exclude patients from this imaging...

3D Implantable Marker Reported to Clearly Identify Surgical Area in Breast Cancer Patients

April 10, 2014 3:20 pm | by Focal Therapeutics | News | Comments

The BioZorb three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual...

Advances in Thick-Gauge Thermoplastic Parts for Medical Equipment Design

April 9, 2014 3:35 pm | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | Kintz Plastics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although technology is the star in medical devices from MRI and blood analysis machines to CT and PET scan equipment, it could not function without the custom covers, panels, housings, enclosures and other parts that provide sensitive... 

AAMI Journal Probes the Challenges of Battery Management

April 9, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation | News | Comments

Batteries are ubiquitous in the healthcare delivery system, powering everything from infusion pumps, to patient beds, to ultrasound machines. The new issue of AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology)...

FDA 510(K) Clearance for NEC Display Solutions’ Diagnostic Review Monitor

April 9, 2014 1:50 pm | by NEC Display Solutions | News | Comments

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the Food and Drug Administration 510(k) market clearance of the 30-inch MultiSync MD302C4 LCD, a widescreen display for...

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