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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

New 3D brain organoid may hold potential in drug discovery, disease modeling

May 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling. This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI outperforms dermatologists in diagnosing skin cancer

May 30, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Dermatologists are no match for artificial intelligence when it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, according to a new study by researchers in the United States, France and Germany. The international team trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin […]


Innovation, Med Tech

FDA approves AI algorithm to help detect wrist fractures

May 25, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration has cleared new computer-aided detection and diagnosis software that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze X-ray images to detect wrist fractures in adult patients. The OsteoDetect software from Imagen Technologies, which was reviewed through […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology may improve prosthetic devices function

May 24, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NC State University) have developed a new technology to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands by decoding neuromuscular signals. The technique is based on computer models designed to closely imitate the working of natural […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Children’s National offers app to help families cope with autism

May 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Children’s National Health System, a pediatric academic health system, is working with patient engagement vendor GetWellNetwork to develop a mobile app for families facing a new diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for a loved one. “Our families have told us […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers create wearable MRI detector

May 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US researchers led by NYU School of Medicine have created a new glove-shaped MRI component that can be integrated into garment-like detectors to allow clear imaging of moving joints such as bones, tendons and ligaments. The team believes that the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Enhanced imaging could cut errors in robot-aided surgeries

May 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Adding photoacoustic imaging to some robotic surgery procedures may reduce the number of injuries that inadvertently occur, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Imaging. The research specifically looked at hysterectomies and potential damage to the ureter […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New liver transplantation technology being used in hospitals

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for end-stage-liver failure and is the last option for the patient. One of the biggest challenges in the transplantation field is the availability of organs, as the number of people that need a transplant […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Statistical analysis can help reduce needless breast biopsies

May 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Imaging studies that identify suspicious lesions in women’s breasts often lead to biopsies, even in cases that are only minimally suspicious. These tests to rule out false positives can cause needless anxiety and risks to their health. But combining the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

High-charge electron beams may provide safer alternative to x-rays

April 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Terahertz (THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths are in the range of 0.03 mm to 3 mm. It has frequencies are higher than those of radio waves and microwaves, but lower than those of infrared light. THz radiation thus […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop technology to 3D print cells on skin

April 26, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US have developed technology capable of directly 3D printing biological cells and electronics on skin in real-time. The portable, customised 3D printer is expected to aid in developing new medical treatments for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning used on Mars analyses effect of cancer treatment

April 26, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research team at the University of Manchester in the UK has refined their machine learning technique, Linear Poisson Modelling, to analyse the effect of a cancer treatment. The approach was originally developed to evaluate images of the craters and dunes […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New technology enables high-resolution tumour vasculature images

April 20, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

New technology developed by German researchers allows existing traditional scanners to be used to generate high-resolution images of tumour vasculature by analysing ultrasound images. Led by Dr Georg Schmitz from Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Dr Fabian Kiessling at the University Hospital […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Areas to watch when using cloud technology in your hospital

April 19, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Many hospitals have at least a partially cloud-based IT system, and the benefits are numerous. You have less hardware to deal with, which means less time wasted waiting for new parts, and data is typically more secure and harder to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-based model can measure heart disease risk factor

April 19, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) in the US have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based technique to detect cardiovascular disease. The new approach is intended to offer an alternative for existing diagnostics […]