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Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

UC Davis Faculty Drive Efforts to Improve CT Safety

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific...  

MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

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Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environments

March 20, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and...  

Photos of the Day: Shrinking Transistors for Smartphone X-Rays

March 20, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

The new devices designed by the University of Utah engineers are the smallest microscale plasma transistors to date. They measure 1 micron to 6 microns in length, or as much as 500 times smaller than current state-of-the-art microplasma...

Functional Brain Imaging Can Provide Better Diagnosis And Treatment Monitoring In Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

March 19, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences.  Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result...

Making Diagnostic Imaging Possible for Patients with Cardiac Implants

March 19, 2014 12:31 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of making diagnostic imaging possible for patients with cardiac implants. Electrophysiologist Eric D. Good, D.O., has implanted the state’s first patient with... 

Using Big Data to Identify Triple-Negative Breast, Oropharyngeal, and Lung Cancers

March 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers or non-cancerous lesions with 95 percent...  

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Study: EndoChoice Fuse System Detects Significantly More Pre-Cancerous Polyps

March 19, 2014 7:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EndoChoice® today announced that positive results of a pivotal comparison study of standard forward-viewing colonoscopy (SFV) and EndoChoice's Full Spectrum Endoscopy™ System (Fuse™) were published in the March issue of The Lancet Oncology...

Medrobotics Corporation Receives CE Mark for the Flex System

March 18, 2014 11:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, announced today that the Company received the CE mark for the Flex System and will initiate a limited commercial launch of the product in select European markets. "The Flex System is the first...

Active MRI Sheds Light on the Body in Motion

March 18, 2014 12:11 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers in California have developed a new MRI technique which images wrist motion in real time. By capturing multiple scans per second, the team have been able to produce movies showing how one of the most complicated joints in the...

Medical Device Innovator to Deliver Keynote Address at Focused Ultrasound Symposium

March 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Frederic Moll, M.D., a serial medical device entrepreneur, will kick off the 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in October 2014 with a keynote presentation titled, “Developing a New, Disruptive Therapeutic Modality: From... 

All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI

March 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number 866-714-6466 as soon as possible. As the group would like to explain recipients of this type of hip implant...

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Surgeons Using 3D Technology in OR

March 17, 2014 12:04 pm | Videos | Comments

CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot talks with two Chicago surgeons who are wearing 3D glasses in the operating room. In one procedure, they used the technology to remove a brain tumor via a patient’s nose.        

Researchers Create a Mouse that Expresses a Fluorescing ‘Biosensor’ in Every Cell of Its Body

March 17, 2014 11:14 am | by Garvan Institute | News | Comments

Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing ‘biosensor’ in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions. This biosensor...

FDA Approves First ICD to be Evaluated in US Clinical Trials for Use in MRIs

March 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical devices, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of BIOTRONIK’s ongoing ProMRI trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 13, 2014 11:14 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity...

M&A Slowdown and Drop in FDA Approvals Stifles Growth of Medtech Sector in 2013

March 11, 2014 4:47 pm | by EP Vantage | News | Comments

At the half-year mark, the medtech sector was on course for its worst year in a decade in terms of M&A activity, EP Vantage concluded last fall in its Half Year Review 2013 report. Unfortunately, the second half of the year showed little...

Parkinson's Disease: Quickly Identifying Patients at Risk of Dementia

March 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

It may now be possible to identify the first-stage Parkinson’s patients who will go on to develop dementia, according to a study conducted at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal by Dr. Oury Monchi, PhD, and his postdoctoral...

$15 Million for Development of Optical Imaging Technology for Cancer

March 11, 2014 11:13 am | by OnTarget Laboratories | News | Comments

A company whose optical imaging technology could help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible has received $15 million in additional funding to enable further development including clinical trials. OnTarget Laboratories...

The Future Of 3D Technology In The OR: (Part 3)

March 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this third and final installment of “3D Technology And The Modern OR” we’ll try to predict how the healthcare industry’s view on 3D will evolve with time and how the products themselves will change in the coming years. We all know the...

New MRI Can 'See Through' Metal Screws to Follow Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery

March 11, 2014 10:20 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery in collaboration with GE Healthcare can show...

CT Scans Predict Chemotherapy Response in Pancreatic Cancer

March 11, 2014 10:11 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Computed tomography (CT) scans routinely taken to guide the treatment of pancreatic cancer may provide an important secondary benefit. According to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the scans also reflect...

Imagio Could Potentially Allow Doctors to Eliminate the Need for a Breast Biopsy and Monitor Early Response to Treatment

March 10, 2014 5:31 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering development of opto-acoustic (OA) imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that two analyses of outcomes from a U.S. Feasibility Study of...

Lightpoint Medical and Surgical Collaborators Receive £1.7M in Grant Funding for Intra-operative Imaging Technology

March 10, 2014 3:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lightpoint Medical announced today that the company and its surgical collaborators have received £1.7M ($2.8M) in grant funding from the UK's innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board. The grant funding will be used for clinical trials...

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