Tag: Radiology

LipoGlo Makes Bad Cholesterol Glow Inside Zebrafish

So-called “bad cholesterol” is a molecular complex of fat and protein. Specifically, the protein is Apolipoprotein-B, or ApoB, and the fat is cholesterol. While ApoB helps fat molecules to move around the blood vasculature, it is also what makes cholesterol stick to vessel walls, forming dangerous plaques that are one of the main causes (Read more...)

3D Printed Titanium Implants for Severe Spinal Deformities

Most medical implants are manufactured in quantity to cover large groups of people suffering from specific diseases. Those with rare conditions are often left out, but 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, now allows for the production of bespoke devices designed exclusively for individual patients. While 3D printing technology has adv (Read more...)

Samsung Launches iQuia Digital Radiography Platform

Samsung is unveiling a new digital radiography platform designed to improve image quality and clinical usability. The iQuia platform features the brand new iQuia Detector, which is available in two sizes (14” x 17” (S4335-AW) and 17” x 17” (S4343-AW) ) and will be offered on the iQuia GC85A ceiling-based and iQuia GM85 porta (Read more...)

CompCyst Tool Developed to Identify Precancerous Cysts

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed a new computational and biomolecular tool, dubbed CompCyst, that can identify precancerous pancreatic cysts. The technology provides a new method for reliably identifying cancer-causing cysts from those that are not cancer-causing. The teams work demonstrates that in over half of pa (Read more...)

Harmonic Nanoparticles for Theranostic Applications

Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed new nanoparticles for theranostic (therapeutic and diagnostic) applications. Their work describes the synthesis of these particles and demonstrates that by stimulating at a long, safe wavelength, the nanoparticles can cleave bonds that hold onto dr (Read more...)

NuVasive Releases Pulse Spinal Surgical System

NuVasive, a company based in San Diego, California, is releasing its Pulse system. The product combines a number of technologies, including neuromonitoring, global alignment, rod bending, imaging with radiation reduction, and navigation, to help surgeons perform spinal procedures. The system is intended to be the core procedural component of any sp (Read more...)

NuVasive Releases Pulse Spinal Surgical System

NuVasive, a company based in San Diego, California, is releasing its Pulse system. The product combines a number of technologies, including neuromonitoring, global alignment, rod bending, imaging with radiation reduction, and navigation, to help surgeons perform spinal procedures. The system is intended to be the core procedural component of any sp (Read more...)

Blood Flow Measurement Using Tiny LED Catheter

Measuring blood flow is important during a variety of surgical procedures, as well as in intensive care settings. Typically, this is performed intermittently, so there’s not a lot of temporal detail in the readings. Now, a team of researchers at Flinders University in Australia has developed a proof-of-concept prototype vascular catheter that (Read more...)

Canon Releases Aplio a-series Budget Ultrasounds

Canon Medical is releasing a new line of ultrasounds, called the Aplio a-series. Presented at this year’s American Society of Echocardiography’s annual meeting, the Aplio a450 and Aplio a550 are designed to be competitively priced while offering multi-purpose advanced imaging, including cardiac imaging. Built with some features taken fr (Read more...)

Method Makes PET Tracers out of Common Biomolecules

Researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed new radioactive tracers to track pharmaceuticals in the body and to image cancer. The findings, reported in journal Science, describe the new chemistry they have developed, along with data that demonstrate that the team was able to radioactively (Read more...)