Tag: Vascular Surgery

Handheld Photonic Device Measures Arterial Stiffness

A collaboration between nine different European research organizations, including the medical device giant Medtronic, has developed a prototype device for quick and easy measurement of arterial stiffness. This is an important development, as arterial stiffness is a biomarker for high blood pressure, but there are no reliable ways of measuring it wi (Read more...)

3D-Printed Sugar-Based Stent to Aid Vascular Surgery

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a 3D-printed stent that can aid surgeons in stitching small arteries together. The small tube sits between the open ends of the artery and helps to hold them in place during stitching. The device is 3D-printed using a sugar-based material, meaning that it dissolves and disappears with (Read more...)

Biodegradable Implantable Blood Flow Sensor

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a biodegradable blood flow sensor that can be wrapped around an artery during vascular surgery, and then monitor blood flow thereafter. The battery- and wire-free device can let a clinician know if a vessel is blocked, helping them to address complications after surgery before they become a signific (Read more...)

Siemens Healthineers Releases Mobilett Elara Max X-Ray

Siemens Healthineers is releasing a new mobile, general purpose X-ray system, the Mobilett Elara Max. It features secure connectivity to the hospital’s IT systems to quickly store and retrieve the captured images, a design to make the unit easier to clean, and overall improved ergonomics for ease of use. The cabling has been integrated i (Read more...)

Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm for Orthopedic Surgery

Siemens Healthineers has unveiled a new mobile C-arm, the Cios Spin, that can provide both 2D and 3D imaging in just about any operating room. Mostly intended for orthopedic procedures, the device allows clinicians that are currently using 2D C-arms to upgrade to 3D capability and see things in a much more intuitive perspective. Positioning [&helli (Read more...)

Barco’s New 27″ 4K Surgical Monitor

Barco is releasing a new 4K surgical monitor that’s designed to give clinicians a high fidelity live image during interventional procedures. The Barco MDSC-8427 has a 27” screen, providing a new, larger size over common 24″ and 26″ monitors. The display features the company’s smart image processing technology (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...)