Tag: Radiology

Automated System Rates Breast Density on Mammograms

Nearly half of women have dense breasts, a risk factor for breast cancer. For proper screening, spotting dense breast tissue is important, as it can hide the presence of tumors. Currently, dense tissue is identified by radiologists viewing mammography images, but their evaluations are subjective and therefore can vary from physician to physician. A (Read more...)

Tiny New Endoscope for Looking Inside Blood Vessels

Cambridge Consultants, a UK firm, and OmniVision, based in California, have developed an impressive intravascular camera. It produces native images at 400 x 400 pixel resolution, considerably better than existing fiber-optic angioscopes, but engineers at Cambridge Consultants believe this can be boosted to 1,600 x 1,600 with its own software techni (Read more...)

Thromboresistant Hydrogel Materials for Venous Catheters: Interview with CEO of Access Vascular

Access Vascular, based in Massachusetts, has developed a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) composed of a thromboresistant hydrogel material. The catheter could reduce the incidence of catheter-related thrombi and resulting adverse events. When a catheter encounters blood, blood cells and proteins begin to accumulate on its surfac (Read more...)

Philips Partners with Augusta University Health on Hybrid OR for Diagnosis and Treatment of Lung CA

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in four cancer deaths are attributable to lung cancer. This is higher than the combined rate of deaths from breast, prostate, and colon cancers, according to ACS statistics. One factor driving these outcomes is the challenge of identifying and diagnosing small tumors within the lungs. Early detect (Read more...)

Simulator Evaluates Effect of High-Field MRI on Breast Tissues

MRI machines used in hospitals today are generally limited to having magnetic fields no stronger than 3 Tesla. This is partially because a higher resonant magnetic field can, in certain cases, heat up living tissues and cause permanent damage. But, knowing whether patients would really suffer inside powerful MRI machines has remained a challenge. N (Read more...)

Winnebago Unveils All-Electric CT Lung Screening Truck

Winnebago, the famous maker of motorhomes, campers, and other recreational vehicles, has partnered with Samsung‘s health division and Motiv Power Systems, a California-based manufacturer of electric motors for cars and trucks, to create a fully electric mobile lung screening unit. Inside the quiet and environmentally friendly truck is a& (Read more...)

New Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters Cleared in Europe

Embolx, out of Silicon Valley, won the European CE Mark for its latest Sniper Balloon Occlusion Microcatheters. The devices are used to help deliver embolic agents in such varying procedures as helping to treat tumors, uterine fibroids, and enlarged prostate. The new family of the devices include features to make them easier to navigate throug (Read more...)