Tag: Radiology

Adjustable Heart Valves Grow with Kids Hearts

A variety of congenital cardiac abnormalities require the placement of prosthetic heart valves in very young children. As the hearts grow, the valves have to be replaced through repeated surgeries. A team of researchers from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital have now developed an artificial valve that can be expanded, via a minimally inv (Read more...)

Stretchy Coils to Make MRI Imaging Easier on Patients

When undergoing MRI scanning, many patients have to have the body parts being imaged strapped into rigid radio-frequency (RF) coils. These can be uncomfortable, as they’re not custom-sized for every patient, and since many MRI exams can take a half hour or more to perform, the scanning process can be difficult for many to undergo. […]

Contour Treats Brain Aneurysms Using Single Device

Cerus Endovascular, a firm based in Fremont, California, won the EU’s CE Mark for the Contour Neurovascular System, the company’s flagship product. Designed to treat intracranial aneurysms, the Contour is a mesh braid that diverts and disrupts blood flow in and out of an aneurysm. The device is positioned at the neck of the aneurysm [&h (Read more...)

Scientists Make Organs Transparent

Whole organs are difficult to study in minute detail, as they have to be sliced into extremely thin sections to map out their interior. CT and magnetic resonance imaging help to an extent, but researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, and Technical University of Munich in Germany have managed to make [ (Read more...)

QyScore Analyzes MRIs for Biomarkers of Brain Diseases

Qynapse, a firm headquartered in Paris, France, won FDA clearance for its QyScore software that analyzes brain MRIs for biomarkers of central nervous system diseases. It’s intended to help diagnose and monitor diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis, though it doesn’t do it on its own. The technolog (Read more...)

World’s First Portable MRI Cleared by FDA

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has revolutionized medicine, but MRI scanners are so demanding that access to them is still a challenge. MRI machines typically require specially built rooms with magnet quench vent pipes, entry systems that check people for metals attracted to magnets, and specific protocols to ensure safety. Patients, therefore, h (Read more...)

First AI-Guided Ultrasound Gets Green Light from FDA

Caption Health, a company based outside of San Francisco, CA, won the first authorization from the FDA for an ultrasound software that guides clinicians at capturing images of the heart. The Caption Guidance software should work with any number of ultrasound system from different manufacturers, but currently it can only be used with a diagnostic [& (Read more...)

Imricor’s MRI-Compatible Ablation Catheters Cleared in Europe for Cardiac Arrhythmia Treatment

Imricor Medical Systems, based outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has won the European CE Mark for its Vision-MR Ablation Catheter and Vision-MR Dispersive Electrode. These devices allow for cardiac ablation procedures to be performed within MRI-equipped operating rooms, thereby utilizing the accuracy of intraoperative MRI to target sources of arrh (Read more...)

Sony Releases NUCLeUS OR Platform in U.S.

Sony is releasing its NUCLeUS system in the United States. The system helps clinicians working in and around operating rooms to access and share imaging data. NUCLeUS already provides support at over 500 ORs in Europe, so it has already proven itself in clinical practice. The system supports images and video up to 4K resolution, […]

Mindray’s New High End Point of Care Ultrasound

Mindray is releasing a new point-of-care ultrasound system, the TE7 ACE. The device, intended for a variety of applications including emergency, critical care, and anesthesia, features a large color touchscreen, fluid management features, needle guidance toolkit, and electronic medical records connectivity. The company claims that the fluid measure (Read more...)

Argon Releases Universal IVC Filter Removal Kits

Argon Medical Devices, a company based out of Frisco, Texas, is launching two kits for retrieving inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. IVC filters are used to prevent pulmonary embolisms, but when a patient no longer needs one it has to be removed. The two Argon kits are designed to fish out any retrievable IVC filter […]

TriNav System Uses Pressure to Push Drugs into Solid Tumors

TriSalus, a Denver, Colorado firm, is launching a new solid tumor infusion system to target hepatocellular carcinoma, liver metastases, and other tumors. The TriNav Infusion System features the company’s SmartValve and Pressure-Enabled Drug Delivery (PEDD) technologies to get more of the tumor killing drug inside the diseased tissue. The trea (Read more...)

InterStim Micro Neurostimulator and SureScan MRI Leads Cleared in Europe for Incontinence Control

Medtronic won EU regulatory clearance to introduce its InterStim Micro neurostimulator and InterStim SureScan MRI leads. The devices are used to deliver sacral neuromodulation therapy to treat overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. The InterStim Micro is a much tinier version of Medtronic’s InterS (Read more...)