Tag: surgery

GE’s Augmented Reality Technology for Ultrasound Training

Training clinicians to properly scan patients with ultrasound probe, particularly in countries with a poor medical education infrastructure, can be a slow process. While the cost and accessibility of ultrasound is dropping rapidly, the number of people qualified to use this equipment is not keeping up. A team at General Electric is now working on [ (Read more...)

FDA Approves Planmed’s Budget Friendly, but Attractive Clarity 2D Mammography System

Planmed, a Finnish company specializing in breast cancer radiography systems, won FDA approval for its Clarity 2D digital mammography device. The Clarity 2D is a budget mammography system that has a lot of the features that exist in more expensive systems. Planmed touts its TriFilter technology that produces high quality images at a low radiation [ (Read more...)

Surgical Sealants and Beyond: Interview with Christophe Bancel, CEO and Co-Founder of Gecko Biomedical

Medgadget recently reported that Gecko Biomedical, a biomedical start-up based in Paris, France received CE mark approval for their SETALUM Surgical sealant. The bioinspired polymer sealant is cured on-demand using light and can supplement conventional sutures during vascular surgery. The material is biodegradable, bioresorbable, and biocompatible, (Read more...)

Meet Versius, Cambridge Medical Robotics’ More Portable and Cost Effective Robot for Minimal Access Surgery

Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR), based in the UK, is working on revolutionizing the world of surgery by delivering what the firm believes is the next generation surgical robot. More versatile, affordable, and easier to use than other robots on the market, CMR’s Versius system is already generating significant interest. The company announced (Read more...)

“OK Google!” Researched for Medical Conversations

Medical transcription is often seen as one of the more mundane tasks that need to be done in the doctor’s office. Yet, it’s vitally important for making sure that medical records are accurate, and that all of the physician’s observations, orders, and conversations with patients is properly documented. Google wanted to see if  (Read more...)