Author: Medgadged

Canon’s New High-End PET/CT Scanner Unveiled

Canon Medical is releasing a new high-end digital PET/CT scanner at the upcoming RSNA conference in Chicago. The Cartesion Prime Digital PET/CT combines Canon’s Aquilion Prime SP CT scanner and the SiPM (silicon photomultiplier) PET detector, providing high resolution imaging and easy operator control, according to the company. So far, it is (Read more...)

Smart Microscope Learns to Diagnose Infectious Diseases

Experienced professionals tend to be better than rookies partly because they know how to use the tools of their trade more effectively. Cytologists who evaluate cells under a microscope become more consistent and accurate when they know how to prep their apparatus to produce clear images. Researchers at Duke University have now given a microscope [ (Read more...)

Wireless Skin VR System For Prosthetic Users

Researchers from City University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University have developed a wearable “skin” that can impart a sense of touch through vibrations on the user’s skin beneath. The device is powered and controlled wirelessly, and could provide a sense of touch for prosthetic users and aid in rehabilitation. Imparting a s (Read more...)

Siemens Healthineers Unveil SOMATOM X.cite Premium CT Scanner

Siemens Healthineers won FDA clearance and is releasing its brand new SOMATOM X.cite premium single-source CT scanner. The device, along with a high-end X-ray tube and other enhancements, features the company’s new myExam Companion technology that can intelligently adapt each scan to optimize a number of variables. The system asks a number of (Read more...)

New Device Improves Speech of People with Parkinson’s

Many people with Parkinson’s disease tend to talk more quietly and less clearly than before the disease struck them. Speech therapy can help in many cases, but a device recently developed at Purdue University automatically activates an internal mechanism in users that to spurs them to speak louder and more intelligibly. The SpeechVive device, (Read more...)

MiSight Contacts FDA Cleared to Slow Myopia in Kids

Myopia is a very common condition in children, often progressing rapidly and triggering earlier onset of other eye conditions, such as cataracts and detached retina. Cooper Vision, a company out of Lake Forest, California, just won FDA clearance for the first contact lens that can actually slow down the progression of childhood myopia. Myopia is [& (Read more...)

Formlabs Commits to Dental Industry Offerings with Launch of Formlabs Dental and Form 3B Printer

According to market research firm Key Group, Formlabs is the most installed 3D printer for all sizes of dental labs. The global company currently provides professional 3D printing hardware and digital fabrication services across a range of industries from healthcare, including dental and audiology, to entertainment and education. Doubling down on i (Read more...)

Self-Propelled Enzyme-Coated Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Researchers at Penn State have developed self-propelled liposomes that can migrate towards or away from chemical signals, paving the way for self-directed drug delivery vehicles that can actively target a specific area in the body. The technology may help to enhance efficacy and reduce side-effects of drugs in a variety of applications. Because of (Read more...)

Self-Propelled Enzyme-Coated Liposomes for Drug Delivery

Researchers at Penn State have developed self-propelled liposomes that can migrate towards or away from chemical signals, paving the way for self-directed drug delivery vehicles that can actively target a specific area in the body. The technology may help to enhance efficacy and reduce side-effects of drugs in a variety of applications. Because of (Read more...)

Launch of Index At-Home Biological Age Test: Interview with Dr. Morgan Levine, Yale School of Medicine and Head of Bioinformatics at Elysium Health

Elysium Health, a life sciences company selling health products with a particular focus on interventions that target fundamental processes of aging, has developed the Index at-home biological age test. The company claims that the test allows users to determine their biological age at home, and provides science-backed healthy living recommendations (Read more...)

FDA Clears First Duodenoscope with Disposable Business End

Pentax Medical won FDA clearance for its ED34-i10T2 duodenoscope that features a disposable elevator end piece, making it easier to guarantee that the scope is properly sterilized between patients. This is the first scope of its kind, although we recently covered the clearance of ScopeSeal, a disposable device that snaps over a scope’s busine (Read more...)

Autonomous Monitoring of Healthcare Facilities Using AI and Advanced Sensors: Interview with Chakri Toleti, Founder and CEO of care.ai

care.ai, an artificial intelligence company based in Florida, has partnered with Google to create an autonomous patient monitoring system. By combining multiple sensors in a patient’s room and neural network data analysis, the system can identify and predict accidents and clinical events, in some cases warning healthcare staff before an incid (Read more...)

Art Therapy Using Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is already used in medicine to train surgeons, fight phobias, and even help with early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Drexel University have now taken the first steps to apply virtual reality in the field of art therapy. “Art therapy is founded on the idea that creative expression with an art therapist (Read more...)

Low Cost Turbidity Measurements Using a Fitness Tracker

Continuous monitoring of bacterial growth is a critical step in the biotechnology industry and in biological labs. These measurements are typically taken using large and bulky spectrophotometers that do not fit into incubators for real-time monitoring. Moreover, continuous monitoring is labor-intensive as it requires multiple samplings. Recent deve (Read more...)