Biotronik simplifies MR-Conditional cardiac system selection

Biotronik, a global leader in cardio and endovascular medical technology, has developed an online tool called the ProMRI Configurator that allows physicians to select the right MR-conditional heart monitor, pacing or ICD system for their patients with ease. The ProMRI Configurator is an intuitive, user-friendly tool that allows physicians to select the desired MRI conditions,

Philips has a value argument for new image guided therapy platform

Royal Philips has announced the launch of its next generation image-guided therapy platform, deemed Azurion. Philips designed the platform to allow clinicians to easily perform a variety of routine and complex procedures. Meant for use in interventional labs, Azurion is but another example of medical device products with a strong value-based sales pitch around controlling costs

Researchers create a gadolinium replacement for MRI imaging

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and other institutions have developed a specially coated iron oxide nanoparticle that could provide an alternative to the gadolinium-based contrast agents that are currently used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. Gadolinium-based agents cause rare but significant side effects in a small number of

New imaging agent detects metastatic prostate cancer cells

The first-in-human application of an imaging agent has helped identify early and advanced stages of prostate cancer. The new agent, a PET radiotracer, has also shown to be safe and effective, according to the researchers who developed it. The agent, gallium-68 (Ga-68), targets gastrin-releasing peptide receptors and integrin αvβ3. When both receptor types are expressed,

This AI can spot skin cancer as well as doctors

Stanford University researchers say that they’ve trained a deep learning algorithm to identify skin cancer as well as dermatologists. The researchers pitted the artificial intelligence against 21 board-certified dermatologists when it came to diagnosing skin lesions. The deep convolutional neural network’s performance was on par with the experts when it came to spotting the most

Medtronic launches trial for Visualase MRI-Guided laser ablation device in epilepsy patients

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that the 1st procedure using the Visualase MRI-Guided laser ablation system has been performed in its SLATE clinical trial evaluating the device in patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. The trial is slated to enroll 120 patients with MTLE, the most common form of epilepsy. Researchers will observe the patients

Whale Imaging launches G-Arm Duo imaging system

Whale Imaging, leading designer and manufacturer of the  G-Arm and Sigma Series ultrasound medical imaging systems, announced FDA 510(k) clearance of the G-Arm B6 Duo. The B6 Duo is the next generation of the G-Arm with major improvements including axial tilt and greater table access. “We’re thrilled to be launching this sooner than our original

Philips is bringing augmented reality to surgery: Here’s how

Royal Philips, a leader in integrated image-guided therapy solutions, has developed an augmented-reality (AR) surgical navigation technology. The new technology is designed to help surgeons perform image-guided open and minimally-invasive spine surgery. Philips has 750 hybrid operating rooms installed worldwide to assist with surgical and minimally-invasive endovascular procedures. These hybrid OR solutions paired with the

Machine learning could unlock the brain’s secrets

Scientists have discovered a way to read human thoughts by observing brain activity. They have even determined where 10,000-plus different words are stored in the brain, and it’s all through harnessing the power of machine learning, according to a recent Vox.com article. Since 2011, Jack Gallant and his neuroscience lab at UC Berkeley have been able

OneMedNet and VIDA announce medical imaging partnership

OneMedNet, an image exchange services provider, announced a partnership with precision pulmonary imaging company VIDA Diagnostics (VIDA). Under the agreement, OneMedNet and VIDA will incorporate image exchange into current and future diagnostic and therapeutic procedural workflows to manage patients with pulmonary diseases. VIDA will create an embedded VIDA exchange data sharing solution within its VIDA

New X-ray technique could improve bomb detection and breast cancer treatment

An X-ray imaging technology has been successfully developed to the point where it is now ready for translation into all kinds of beneficial applications, including potentially life-saving uses in security and healthcare. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), a major five-year project led by University College London (UCL) has achieved this

ImageIQ selected as imaging CRO for CryoLife’s PerClot Intraoperative Hemostasis pivotal clinical trial

ImageIQ, an innovative imaging software and Contract Research Organization (CRO) focused on supporting preclinical research and clinical trials, announced that it has been chosen by CryoLife to provide its full complement of clinical trial management and imaging support services and technology for a new prospective multi-center pivotal clinical trial seeking to generate safety and efficacy

Cetim Facility receives Bruker Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System

Bruker’s Nano Surfaces Division and Cetim today announced that Bruker has delivered its Contour CMM Dimensional Analysis System to the Cetim Carnot Institute in France. In a collaborative agreement, Cetim will validate the system’s measurement accuracy and performance across a wide variety of applications at their Picard facility over the next year. In addition, Cetim

3D printing pioneer WhiteClouds announces “3DyourSCAN,” patented “hinge & slice” modeling & breakthrough workflow partnership with TeraRecon

WhiteClouds, the world’s largest full-color 3D printing cloud provider, today announced the launch of 3DyourSCAN, a life-size color printed, anatomical model of a patient’s CT/MRI scan designed to improve collaboration and education between physicians and patients. More than 230 million surgeries are performed each year. WhiteClouds anticipates their patent-pending “Hinge & Slice” feature will provide

MR Solutions’ 3T MRI preclinical imaging system aids oncology research at Luxembourg

The NORLUX Neuro-Oncology Laboratory, an international research center which is part of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), has installed MR Solution’s—MRS 3017—3T cryogen-free MRI preclinical scanner to further cancer research with a particular focus on malignant brain tumours. Not only does this 17 cm bore scanner provide state of the art images but its