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    Researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago used 3D printing to create a bioprosthetic mouse ovary. The printed “scaffold” consisted of filaments of hydrogel made from broken down collagen. Replacing the natural organ and housing transplanted immature eggs, they enabled mice to ovulate, give birth and nurse...

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    Doctors who suspect that a patient has had a myocardial infarction or is suffering from another heart disorder request a blood test to measure troponin, a protein released into the bloodstream by damaged heart muscle. According to Lars Halvor Langmoen, CEO of SpinChip, an Oslo point-of-care (POC) start-up, this...

    The Scopis Holographic Navigation Platform will enable surgeons to take advantage of augmented reality during spinal surgery or neurosurgery. Scopis relies on Microsoft HoloLens, a type of smart lens which projects virtual information synchronized with the real world. For example, the system can project the exact...

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    Swiss doctors and engineers have developed a robot capable of performing cochlear implant operations. Surgeons and researchers from Bern University Hospital and the school’s biomedical engineering unit sought to create a tool that is more than just a surgical aid—one capable of doing things a surgeon cannot. Using a...

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    ZOLL Medical Corporation recently received FDA premarket approval for its Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD). The device offers continuous protection to hospitalized patients at risk for ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. The company cites evidence that delays in defibrillation increase mortality, as well as...

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    The U.S.-based National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) announced in early 2017 that it will fund four artificial pancreas systems’ projects. The first artificial pancreas has been approved in 2016 by the FDA but it still requires patients to adjust insulin intakes. What the NIDDK is...

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    The BOOMcast was one of the most spectacular pieces of technology presented at BIOMEDevice. Filled with electronic components, this leg cast includes four force-sensitive resistors that monitor the load-bearing conditions of the healing bone. As a connected device, these information are sent to the cloud in real-time...

    Zeus displayed its new Aeos ePTFE suture monofilament at BIOMEDevice. This fiber provides a soft feel and high knot strength. Made from PTFE that’s been extruded and expanded under controlled conditions, it contains microscopic pores, resulting in a flexible and strong product while being chemically inert. The Aeos...

    The American sociologist and bioethicist James Hughes attended the Health Future Show conference that took place at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille on December 6. On this occasion, Hughes talked to MedicalExpo e-mag about transhumanism, artificial intelligence, genetic modification and other new technologies that...

    Real-time 3-D imaging reconstruction of patients is becoming a reality. Philips is introducing into the OR a new surgical navigation technology: augmented reality. The company is combining low-dose X-ray imaging and high-resolution optical cameras that capture images from markers placed around the surgical site. This...

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    In-home health monitoring is reaching new heights. One of most impressive innovations at Medica 2016 is the Braster, which improves home breast cancer screening. This sleek device acts as a smart, connected thermal camera, able to detect the thermal markers of breast cancer. After a 15-minute self-examination, a woman...

    Amid growing concern over traumatic brain injury (TBI), more and more athletes are wearing head-mounted sensors that gauge the speed and force of the impacts sustained during competition.   Anyone who has seen the 2015 biographical sports drama, Concussion, featuring Will Smith as a Pittsburgh forensic pathologist,...

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    Clarius Mobile Health hopes to launch its new wireless ultrasound scanner by late 2016, assuming it receives the FDA’s 510(k) clearance and complies with Health Canada, CE, and other regional regulations. MedicalExpo e-mag asked Dave Willis*, Clarius Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, to describe the innovative...

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    What if we could use the extensive knowledge of the most famous artificial intelligence computing system to fight cancer? That’s the goal of Quest Diagnostics and IBM Watson Health. The two have teamed up to improve the quality and precision of cancer treatment recommendations based on each patient’s genetics. Their...

    The new Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System (DBS) from global medical device company St. Jude Medical was approved in early October by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. According to the firm’s website, this new device will not cure Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor, but can help reduce some of the...

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    At the Congress for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from August 27-31 in Rome, Siemens Healthineers presented what it calls its new “workflow approach” for complex, minimally invasive procedures. The goal is to help cardiologists optimize medical imaging at every stage of cardiology treatment, from diagnosis...

    Learning foreign languages enhances the brain’s elasticity and its ability to code information. That’s what scientists from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have discovered and recently published in Scientific Reports. According to the study, the more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain...

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    A new minimally invasive approach to treat essential tremor through ultrasound waves sent to the brain was approved last July by the FDA. This innovative system has the advantage of avoiding the risks of a brain surgery. But it has an ethical downside: It burns part of the brain cells. And there are no studies yet...

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    Researchers at Oxford University have found that people who had their hands amputated—even decades earlier—still maintain the representation of those hands in their brain. The findings of their study, published in the journal eLIFE, could have implications for the control of next-generation prosthetics. This team of...

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    Miami has hosted FIME for many years. It may be far from the big-name hospitals and medical schools of New York, Boston and Washington, but the southern coastal city is still a hotbed for innovation, particularly when it comes to technologies and surgeries that improve patients’ quality of life.   One of Florida’s...

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    A keynote speaker at FIME, Richard Vincins is vice president of quality and regulatory affairs at Emergo. The Texas-based consulting firm assists and advises medical device companies from the quality system implementation perspective to the regulatory requirements such as submissions and registrations. Vincins shared...

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    The French company Cleanis has launched its innovative antimicrobial CAREBAG range to help control infections. Since the patient environment is often contaminated in hospitals, infection control is critical to patients’ daily care, explains the firm in a press release for FIME. The risk could be high in systems with...

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    HD Medical has revealed at FIME its HD Steth: a digital smart auscultation device that looks and feels like a regular stethoscope. Almost 200 years after French physician René Laennec invented the first stethoscope, this smartphone-connected innovation is likely to be one of the most revolutionary advancements in...

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    FIME is a good occasion to talk about how American physicians communicate with one another. Over half a million U.S. healthcare professionals are members of the social network Doximity. Launched in March of 2011, it became the most popular network for physicians in the United States in just five years. Its co-founder,...

    The NObreath device from the British company Bedfont Scientific is a fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) breath-testing monitor that helps detect and manage inflammatory conditions, COPD and asthma. According to the company, airway inflammation is a central process in asthma and other lung diseases. Being able to...

    A surgeon, cancer specialist, and co-founder of virtual and augmented reality firm Medical Realities, Dr. Shafi Ahmed performed an important surgery last April at The Royal London Hospital. It was the first surgery live-streamed to the world in virtual reality—an experience Dr. Ahmed wants to repeat in order to train...

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    Radiologists’ work may soon become a lot more efficient. With inroads in computer vision and deep learning, they will someday use computer algorithms to more efficiently analyze cancer tissue. The field is proceeding slowly but surely. What’s driving the field forward are new capabilities in data storage that, until a...

    MRI machines can take a long time to produce the images needed—sometimes more than an hour. This can be challenging, especially for pediatric patients. To help babies stay perfectly still in the machine, doctors often use anesthesia, which represents an added risk for already fragile patients. To solve this problem,...

    Clinicians can now “deep dive” using virtual reality to understand and view aortic stent grafts. Medtronic, the Dublin-based medical technology company, has made available an app at iTunes and Google Play that enables doctors to understand the use of stent grafts in dealing with aortic pathologies. Specifically, the...

    Healcerion, a company based in South Korea, has created an ultrasound system that is no bigger than the transducer itself. The SONON 300C uses a tablet or smartphone as the display, wirelessly transmitting the data to the smart device from where images can be analyzed. This mobile ultrasound device weighs no more than...

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    It’s impossible to talk about artificial intelligence without mentioning IBM’s Watson. A pioneer in cognitive computing, the American computer giant has found multiple health applications for Watson. Pascal Sempé, senior sales consultant for Watson Health Solutions in France, explained how Watson functions and what’s...

    Researchers at the University of Missouri have been testing the benefits of non-invasive, contact-free bed sensors for the health of elderly people living in a retirement community. The sensors continuously monitor heart rate, respiration rate and overall cardiac activity. A hydraulic transducer, a flexible tube of...

    The new Multitom Rax X-ray scanner from Siemens Healthineers enables, for the very first time, full radiographic 3-D-imaging of patients in their natural standing position, thanks to two robotic arms that move around the person. Dr. Lars Hofmann is a physician and is the head of global marketing & product management of...

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    Imagine a temporary “second skin” able to hide wrinkles in a matter of minutes. Scientists at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have created a special material that acts as an elastic, artificial skin to hide eye bags and other signs of aging. Further development could enable it to deliver drugs to treat eczema and...

    An Oxford University study is using virtual reality headsets to treat patients with severe paranoia. Recently published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, the study enables people to face situations that they fear and to learn that they are actually safe. Examples include a crowded elevator or train. Thirty...

    As robotic surgery proliferates across the globe, a handful of research scientists are leading the charge for high-quality training. No consensus exists yet on the best teaching methods, but one thing is clear. Robotic surgery is a major departure from all other surgery before it, in its use of remote operation,...

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    The da Vinci and similar robotic surgical systems have gained a solid reputation as helpful colleagues, facilitating complex procedures for numerous surgeons. But what if robot-assisted minimally-invasive surgery also could provide cosmetic benefits? A French-based cancer research institute is testing the da...

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    Researchers from the University of Michigan and Seoul National University in South Korea have created a “kidney-on-a-chip” to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys and measure its effect on kidney cells. In the initial study, scientists used a microfluidic chip device that sandwiches a thin, permeable...

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    Siemens Healthcare presented its Evar Guidance Engine software application package at the Charing Cross Symposium in London in late April. It is designed to “make work easier for surgeons.” The software is the first automated support for minimally invasive endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms....

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    The Swedish company ContextVision exhibited its range of 2D/3D/4D ultrasound imaging enhancement software at the CMEF Fair, April 17-20 in Shanghai. One of them, GOPiCE 2.0, is the second generation of ContextVision’s 3D/4D image enhancement software. According to the company, it offers ultrasound manufacturers the...

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    Some may think the wearable ECG market is overcrowded, but seeing big players joining the throng shows there is still room. At Shanghai’s CMEF, a significant player jumped in—Mindray, one of China’s biggest and most diversified health care equipment companies. Its Mr. Wear was officially released on the Chinese market...

    The California-based company Inscopix has created nVista, a tiny microscope that can fit inside a mouse’s head while the animal is alive and active. This new device will help neuroscientists observe neural circuit dynamics and understand how the neurons in the brain communicate with each other. Researchers place a...

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    Accelerated visualization, depicting 3D cardiac anatomy, function, and flow analysis, with cloud-based image processing, are key advances of ViosWorks, a major innovation for cardiac MRI. Although ViosWorks is not yet commercially available, GE Healthcare and the San Francisco start-up Arterys showcased it at the...

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    The Phoenix Children’s Heart Center created a couple of years ago its own in-house Cardiac 3D Print Lab. Dr. Justin Ryan, lead research scientist at the lab, and Dr. Stephen Pophal, interventional cardiologist, explained to MedicalExpo how 3D printed models of babies’ hearts represent a tremendous aid in surgical...

    A medical breakthrough, bioresorbable scaffolds are designed to repair and restore diseased coronary vessels. They are intended to deliver results similar to drug-eluting stents before being completely resorbed by the body. Despite some limitations, they usher in a new era for interventional cardiology.   A couple of...

    The U.S. company CardioFocus just won approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its HeartLight endoscopic cardiac ablation system for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The HeartLight consists of a balloon catheter, a deflectable sheath introducer, an endoscope and an integrated console. The main...

    The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is 2.5 cm long and 93 percent smaller than conventional pacemakers, making it the smallest in the world, according to manufacturer Medtronic. Conventional pacemakers are surgically implanted. The Micra system is delivered via a minimally invasive technique, through a thin tube...

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    The MoMe Kardia by InfoBionic, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March, is a remote patient monitoring system designed to help detect cardiac arrhythmia. It collects all ECG, respiration and movement data from the patient and continuously streams it via the Cloud to a physician...

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    The Pennsylvania-based company CardiacAssist received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance  in March for its new product, the TandemLung oxygenator. The device acts exactly like an artificial lung by infusing the blood with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. After its TandemHeart pump was cleared for use with...

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    Customed, German provider of IT solutions for medical technology and cardiology, revealed at the conhIT Conference in Berlin from 19-21 April its new Custo watch, an easy-to-use long-term ECG. As opposed to conventional electrocardiograms with adhesive electrode pads attached to patient’s body, the company’s...

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    The emergence of wearable biosensors might be fantastic for tracking the cardiovascular health of individual patients, but it raises questions of reliability of the data as well as ethical issues. Tracking the movements of patients’ hearts has become commonplace with the advent of small, wearable cardiovascular...

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    With the rise of 3D printing in the healthcare sector, there are ongoing discussions about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulation strategy concerning 3D printed devices. MedicalExpo talked with Matthew Di Prima, Head of the Additive Manufacturing Working Group at the FDA’s Center for Radiological Devices...

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    The Center for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) at Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Denmark is developing innovative technologies to improve patient care and clinical work flows. Claus Duedal Pedersen, Chief Consultant at the OUH innovation unit, talked about a video-based project to treat COPD patients at...

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    The Digital Imaging Adoption Model was presented during the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in early March. Developed by HIMSS Analytics and the European Society of Radiology, it aims at assessing hospital imaging departments in terms of IT capabilities in order to identify best practices and push the market....

    MRI Made Easy is a free, interactive app for iPhones and iPads designed to teach the principles of MR physics. Presented at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna in early March, the app comes from the book MRI Made Easy by Prof. Hans H. Schild, from Radiological University Hospital in Bonn, Germany. Reimagined...

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    Hybrid imaging was much in the news during recent major annual radiology events, such as RSNA and ECR. MedicalExpo talked with Dr. Katrine Åhlström Riklund, president of the European Congress of Radiology 2016 and professor of radiology and nuclear medicine at University Hospital of Umeå in Sweden about new trends in...

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    During the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna in early March, AMRA announced its collaboration with GE Healthcare to make available the AMRA Profiler protocol on future GE Healthcare MRI scanners. The AMRA profiler is a cloud-based body composition measurement service which uses images from a rapid,...

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    Using X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, interventional radiologists and other clinicians can today carry out a number of minimally-invasive procedures that in the past would have required time-consuming and expensive surgery. However, this has also meant that more clinicians are potentially...

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    Accenture and Carestream are currently implementing a joint project in Andalucia, Spain to deploy a picture archiving and communications system (PACS) to electronically capture, view, store and distribute medical imagery (X-ray, MRI, CT and ultrasound) digitally rather than using the old film system. This system will...

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    The French company AdEchoTech has designed MELODY, a robotized tele-echography system that can perform real-time remote ultrasound examinations. The project was initiated in response to medical desertification and the lack of services in isolated areas around the world. A radiology nurse in a local hospital can...

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    The U.S. technology giant IBM is working on new software which aims to become an automated radiology assistant. Its code name is AviCenna, after the 11th century philosopher who wrote a medical encyclopedia. This software examines medical images using a suite of different image-processing algorithms. It can identify...

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    The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine reported in mid-February in Nature Biology successfully printing tissue with a custom-designed 3D printer, called ITOP (Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System). The structures proved to be functional when implanted in animals. MedicalExpo talked to Dr. Anthony...

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    The rise of 3D printing represents a huge advance in surgical planning by improving our understanding of anatomy. One London hospital to recognize the potential of this promising technology is Charing Cross, which has an active surgical research laboratory.    James Duncan, clinical research fellow and the rest of the...

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    Scientists at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee are creating a device that could change the life of dialysis patients who must spend a lot of time undergoing treatment. They are building an implantable artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that will be powered by a patient’s own heart. The...

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    The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine reported in mid-February in Nature Biology successfully printing tissue with a custom-designed 3D printer, called ITOP (Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System). The structures proved to be functional when implanted in animals. MedicalExpo talked to Dr. Anthony...

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    A new study published in Nature Physics by researchers from Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and scientists in Finland and France tried to understand how the brain folds. This is important to unlock the inner workings of the brain and unravel brain-related disorders. To study this,...

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    Never a dull moment in the 3D printing and bioprinting field, scientists are moving forward on cell-friendly bioinks. On board for discussion during the 3D Medical Expo at MECC in Maastricht, The Netherlands in late January: cartilage regeneration and biomimetic scaffolds.   “It’s still in its early stages,” Dr....

    It’s a new step for 3D printing in medicine. At the beginning of February, BioArchitects received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 3D printed patient-specific titanium cranial plate implant. BioArchitects uses Arcam’s Electron Beam Melting (EBM) technology to 3D print biocompatible...

    INFOGRAPHICS. 3D printed medical equipment is no longer a fantasy. Medical professionals need to pay attention to what has become a key trend in the industry, with an almost continuous flow of announcements. From sternums to robotic hands and thyroid glands, we have selected some of the most stunning...

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    Presented at ArabHealth in Dubai in late January, the newly opened  Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Digital Hospital in the United Arab Emirates biggest city is fully equipped with the latest technology, making it a real hospital of the future. Smart App It starts with the hospital’s app through which a patient can find the...

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    A two-year-old girl from Northern Ireland has become the first patient ever to undergo a kidney transplant using 3D printing to plan this highly complex operation. Lucy Boucher suffered heart failure as a baby, resulting in oxygen starvation throughout her body, including her kidneys. She was facing the prospect of...

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    Medical professionals are now moving forward on 4D-printed objects, generating structures that change shape and functionality without external intervention. We might soon see 4D-printed cardiac stents, but only time will tell. Although 4D printing surfaced a few years ago, its description remains debatable. Stratasys...

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    The ability to produce highly detailed three-dimensional models from radiological scans is a huge advance, not only in prosthetics and implants but also in surgical preparation.   Hospitals generally use 3D printing to produce highly detailed models of patient-specific structures from CT and MRI scans. Images from...

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    While medical apps are gaining traction in doctors’ offices and hospitals, the next big thing for medical professionals may well be add-ons for smartphones. One intelligent example is the pluggable ophthalmic lens from the Italian company, D-Eye. To use it, a physician just needs to mount a bumper on his/her...

    Three-dimensional printing technology is already used all around the world for a variety of treatments. In China, a 54-year-old woman became last June the first patient to receive the world’s first 3D-printed titanium sternum, according to 3DPrint.com. She was suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Doctors...

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    Researchers from the Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have integrated two imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart that is more detailed and more anatomically accurate. According to the hospital, the 3D model printing of patients’ hearts has become more...

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    About 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. For decades, mammography screening has been used to diagnose women given the large medical consensus that it reduces breast cancer mortality. Criticism of 2D mammography has grown over...

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    Smartphone medical add-ons are one of the biggest trends in the industry, and a new product from Philips called Lumify integrates a portable ultrasound to offer more flexibility to health professionals whether in the field or at a hospital. Lumify was launched November 19, and was formally unveiled soon after at the...

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    In today’s world, imaging has become highly sophisticated. The use of imaging intelligence is changing the way radiologists look at scans by providing a wealth of information beyond what meets the eye, paving the way toward better diagnosis by processing a wealth of data faster and more efficiently than ever. “At the...

    Panasonic’s 3-D Multiview Anatomy System turns cadaver dissection into a 21st multimedia tool. It relies on layer-by-layer dissections photographed and integrated into the system. Through this tool, medical schools can dig into each part of the body, including the head, neck, breast, abdomen, pelvis, back, upper limbs...

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    This adjustable operating chair won the i-Novo Tech Award 2015 at Medica. Designed for ophthalmic procedures, EyeForce ‘s (PDF) sensitive controls enable the surgeon and his team to make precise adjustments to the patient’s position during surgery. It comes with a molded headrest to ensure safe positioning, and an...

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    Pioneering heart surgery of the 1960s and 70s produced revolutionary results, but at a cost to the patient in terms of extensive high-risk operations with the need for intensive care and long recovery times. In the past decade, transcatheter procedures have had a significant impact on the time needed for interventions...

    Figuring out ways to travel beyond our planet often presents us with innovations that also make staying on it somewhat better – not least, when it comes to healthcare: CAT-scanners, memory foam mattresses and ear thermometers are just a few examples of inventions that have their origins in space travel engineering. A...

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    Non-invasive fat removal techniques such as Cryoliposculpt are becoming increasingly popular for people with stubborn areas of fat around the face, knees or upper arms and for whom liposuction is unsuitable. The procedure removes subcutaneous fat cells through a process called selective cryolysis. Cryoliposculpt...

    Toronto-based startup Figure 1 enables healthcare professionals to digitally share and discuss medical cases by uploading real-life clinical pictures. The app, which is a free download on the App Store and on the Google Play Store, launched in North America in May 2013 and has since acquired over half a million users...

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    Siemens’s Acuson P500 FROSK edition portable ultrasound system provides reliable imaging in a lightweight notebook format. Weighing just 7kg and with a screen measuring 38cm across, the scanner can be carried and positioned anywhere, enabling the clinician to make a fast and accurate diagnosis, even in the most...

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    With the 92 cm-diameter Sigma 36 Hyperbaric Chamber, Perry Baromedical offers the largest chamber in its class. The monoplace hyperbaric therapy system offers patient comfort, reliability, safety and a high level of customization. The quiet compartment accommodates patients up to 320 kilogram, who can even use the...

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    The Swedish Adjustable Gastric Band VC (SAGB VC) is a laparoscopically implanted medical device for the treatment of morbidly obese patients who want to achieve long-term weight reduction. It consists of a reinforcing band, a high-volume balloon and radiopaque tubing. The pre-curved implant by Ethicon (part of the...

    News in the bariatric surgery market—the 5-mm bariatric laparoscopic instruments by Stryker Endoscopy are now available in a 45-cm version. Since they are 12 cm longer than the smaller laparoscope in the same product line, it is especially suited for bariatric procedures. The special Milled Radel Shaft Insulation...

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    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June approved the Brio Neurostimulation System, an implantable deep brain stimulation device to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes rhythmic shaking. The device, manufactured by St. Jude Medical in St....

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    Texas-based MicroTransponder has developed an implanted vagus nerve stimulator to enhance one of the brain’s most fundamental functions—learning. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is produced by a device implanted in the upper chest that sends electrical signals up into the brain from the vagus nerve in the neck. The...

    An international team of engineers from South Korea, Switzerland and the United States is working on microscopic magnetic robotic beads that could act like “swimmers” and may one day be used to break up blood vessel occlusions. These microrobots are chains of three or more iron oxide beads, linked together via...

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    Although obesity is a chronic problem, most weight-loss programmes based on dietary restriction unfortunately do not lead to long-term weight reduction. The average dieter often finds that over time, they end up heavier than when they began dieting. On the other hand, bariatric surgery, even in morbidly obese...

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    If diet, increased physical activity and medication do not sufficiently reduce weight in severely obese people, a new electronic device may help. The Maestro Rechargeable System by US-based EnteroMedics targets the nervous system and blocks vagus nerve signals between the brain and the stomach. Thus, it curbs hunger...

    Endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic procedure used to examine the interior surfaces of organs and tissues. Due to its use in a wide variety of areas and its adaptability to any type of surgical procedure, the global demand for endoscopy is very high. Advancements in endoscopic technology have created new...

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    The Elipse  is a novel intragastric balloon for weight loss treatment by Allurion Technologies that does not require invasive medical procedures or anesthesia when being placed inside or removed from a patient’s body. Dr. Shantanu Gaur, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Allurion Technologies, recounts his...

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    A new, non-invasive technology that uses blood pressure cuffs to help screen people for signs of hardened arteries aims to find heart disease in young people, long before symptoms develop and early enough to do something about it. That is important because atherosclerosis kills nearly 14 million people globally each...

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    Usually, obesity goes hand-in-hand with high blood pressure and cardiovascular problems. Schiller’s Cardiovit CS-200 Office is one of the latest generation digital electrocardiography (ECG) exercise test systems to detect cardiac abnormalities. Cardiovit CS-200 Office digital electrocardiography (ECG) exercise test...

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    The Nuvo-Group, a specialist in the pregnancy wellness industry, has developed a wearable mobile monitor, the PregSense, to keep close and continuous watch on pregnant women and their fetuses. The device consists of an elastic harness equipped with sensors which provides data on the status of the fetus and the...

    Coronis Uniti was launched on the market in 2014 as the world’s first and only diagnostic display designed for both PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) and breast imaging. One of the innovations of Barco Healthcare’s all-in-one screen is that it makes obsolete the use of several workstations to display...

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