Siemens is reporting that the FDA has cleared its MAGNETOM Vida 3 Tesla MRI scanner. The device features the new BioMatrix technology from Siemens that takes into account individual patient anatomy, physiology, and even the differences in MRI operators to produce optimal image quality. Essentially, the scanner’s table has a built-in (Read more...)
Allergan, best known as a pharma firm, won FDA marketing clearance to introduce its new TrueTear intranasal neurostimulator. The device is designed to boost the production of tears by sending a controlled electric current between its electrodes that in turn stimulates the lacrimal gland. The device comes with a bunch hydrogel slip-on tips that (Read more...)
Robotic surgical assistants, most famously the da Vinci surgical system, have become commonplace in many hospitals. Robotics has the potential to give surgeons the dexterity, patience, and sensitivity that humans can never achieve with their own hands. To that end, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland have been working on (Read more...)
MedInvent, a company based in Medina, Ohio, received European CE Mark approval for its NasoNeb II Nasal Nebulizer. The device is intended for patients with chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis, delivering drugs (typically budesonide) into the nasal and paranasal sinus cavities. The company says the product provides superior spread (Read more...)
Scopis, a company headquartered in Berlin, Germany, won FDA clearance for its augmented reality navigation system for ENT surgeries. The technology provides visual guided paths, superimposed onto the live imaging from the endoscope, that help surgeons guide their tools safely toward difficult to reach targets. The technology relies on Scopis’ (Read more...)
Intersect ENT of Menlo Park, California has received FDA approval for its PROPEL Contour steroid releasing sinus implant, which is indicated for treatment of chronic sinusitis in the frontal and maxillary sinuses. Besides providing structural integrity, it reduces the need for orally administered steroids and only supplies them where needed. T (Read more...)
Bone infections are often very difficult to treat, and with the rise of MRSA this issue has become only more challenging. A team of researchers from University of Missouri, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, and Silpakorn University in Thailand has developed a way of making tissue scaffol (Read more...)
Modern CT and MRI scanners can provide a moving image of the heart, but they don’t show the complicated patterns of blood flow in and around the organ. Seeing the dynamic nature of patients’ hemodynamics may help surgeons prepare for complicated operations. At Stanford researchers are developing a pre-surgical tool that can ta (Read more...)
Dry eye syndrome may soon be treated with a new implant developed by a team led by researchers at Stanford University. The team identified the afferent neural pathway as being an excellent target for stimulation in order to activate tear production. They built a device that has platinum foil electrodes implanted under the inferior lacrimal [&hellip (Read more...)
EIZO received FDA clearance and is releasing a new 58-inch 8 megapixel (3840 x 2160) LCD monitor for use in operating rooms, as well as a Large Monitor Manager that can receive video from different sources to display on the big screen. The high resolution combined with the large size of the screen allow multiple high-definition images and vide (Read more...)
Leica Microsystems has upgraded its Leica M320 F12 ENT surgical microscope with a new multifocal objective lens and a 1080p HD video camera.
The new lens allows surgeons performing ear, nose, and throat procedures to change the working distance between 200 mm and 300 mm from the surgical site without having to move the microscope. The cam (Read more...)
Surgical microscopes now offer 3D capabilities, but to see the images one had to use a separate cart with a 3D screen and related equipment on it. Now Leica Microsystems is releasing a couple new microscopes with with TrueVision (Santa Barbara, CA) 3D technology built right in.
The new Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4 models stream (Read more...)
Leica is releasing two new surgical microscopes that combine 3D visualization and TrueVision technology from TrueVision Systems, Inc (Santa Barbara, CA).TrueVision provides visual guidance during procedures by putting graphic markers on relevant points…