Author: Medgadged

Macadamian, Radiobotics, and Bispebjerg Hospital Partner on AI Solution for Radiology: Interview

While the number of clinical data points available per patient continues to increase exponentially, the number of providers and specialists available to interpret that data fails to keep pace. As a result, technology-driven automation is becoming more important to quickly assess and triage patients as new information becomes available. One clinical (Read more...)

Neural Feedback Technique to Improve Attention

Many people suffer from an inability to focus on tasks that require a great deal of attention. Drugs such as Ritalin are available to help mitigate symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions, but these medications come with a number of side effects, including long term dependence. Now, researchers at MIT have (Read more...)

Sensor Chip Screens Urine for Cancer Biomarker

Researchers from a multi-institutional group have developed a label-free chip-based sensor to detect very low levels of a cancer biomarker in urine. This exciting development may one day help catch cancer earlier, perhaps during regular screenings, leading to better outcomes. Current methods of cancer biomarker detection are often expensive and cha (Read more...)

Interview with Medtronic’s Mark Pacyna on Approval of IN.PACT AV DCB for Failing AV Fistulae

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients experiencing kidney failure typically require hemodialysis in order to artificially remove fluid and waste from blood and maintain appropriate electrolyte concentrations. For many patients on hemodialysis, an arteriovenous (AV) fistula is created to link an artery to a vein. Veins are too fragile for frequent (Read more...)

Robotic System for Deep Endovascular Instrument Guidance

Researchers at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory in Canada have developed a new method to guide endovascular instruments into complex vascular structures that were hitherto inaccessible to endovascular surgeons. The technique involves moving the patient and the endovascular instrument using a robotic platform within a magnet (Read more...)

Samsung Unveils New RS85 Prestige Ultrasound System

At the RSNA conference in Chicago, Samsung unveiled a new high-end ultrasound, the RS85 Prestige. Based on the RS85, the system comes with a new imaging architecture as well as a set of features designed to expand the system’s capabilities and improve diagnostic accuracy. So-called “Crystal Architecture” within the RS85 Prestige r (Read more...)

Silicon Chips as Artificial Neurons

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK have developed low-power silicon chips that mimic the electrical activity of neurons. This breakthrough could enable the small chips to function as artificial neurons in numerous implants and medical devices, and the technology has significant potential in treating a wide range of chronic diseases, in (Read more...)

VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant to Quickly Stop Surgical Bleeds

Ethicon, a part of J&J, is releasing a new surgical fibrin sealant designed to be delivered much faster than existing options. The VISTASEAL Fibrin Sealant helps to control unexpected bleeding thanks to its chemical composition and delivery mechanism, which work together to quickly get to the bleed site and achieve hemostasis faster. VISTASEAL (Read more...)

VivaLNK’s Tiny Reusable and Wearable ECG Cleared in Europe

VivaLNK, a Silicon Valley company, won the European CE Mark for its VivaLNK multi-vital medical wearable sensor and accompanying software development kit. The reusable device sticks to the patient’s chest and can record ECG waveforms, the respiratory rate, heart rate, RR interval, as well as movement based on a three-axis accelerometer. It we (Read more...)

SOMATOM On.site: A Portable CT Scanner for Bedside Head Exams

At the ongoing RSNA conference in Chicago, a gathering of the world’s radiologists, Siemens Healthineers introduced its SOMATOM On.site CT scanner that can be wheeled right into patient rooms for bedside exams. Currently, patients requiring a head CT have to be taken to wherever the scanner is, but the mobility of the SOMATOM On.site allows [ (Read more...)

National, Universal Living Donor Kidney Registry and At-Home Living Donor Testing Kit: Interview with David Fleming, President and CEO of DLA

The Fresenius Medical Care Foundation (FMCF), which is the nonprofit arm of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), has teamed up with Donate Life America (DLA), another non-profit, to create a universal living donor kidney registry and at-home living donor testing kits. Approximately 30 million people in the United States are affected by kid (Read more...)