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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

AI-powered CAD software can reduce bias in radiology reports, study finds

November 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A study by the Centre for Advanced Research in Imaging, Neuroscience and Genomics (CARING) found that AI powered CAD software can reduce hedging and defensive reporting statements in radiologist reports, resulting in clearer more actionable diagnosis descriptions. The study was […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New blood filtering system could draw disease from the body using magnets

November 11, 2019

Via: The Medical News

An award-winning engineer has developed a new technology that could draw deadly infections such as malaria and sepsis from the body using magnets. George Frodsham designed the blood filtering system whilst studying how magnetic nanoparticles can bind to cells to […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Fingerprint test can detect presence of drugs without drawing blood

November 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Using high-resolution mass spectrometry technology – which is able to detect heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine (6-AM) and other analytes associated with the class A drug – the technology can identify traces of heroin on human skin even if someone has washed their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning identifies esophageal cancer better than current methods

November 7, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Researchers have developed a deep learning model to accurately identify cancerous esophagus tissue on microscopy images instead of the high-cost, time-consuming manual annotation process used by pathologists. A research team at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center tested their […]


Innovation, Med Tech

More Research Concludes That Healthcare AI Adoption Is Expanding Rapidly

November 4, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

Not long ago, I shared a survey documenting a big year-to-year jump in the number of healthcare execs who reported having implemented an AI strategy. Now, I have another set of data points on healthcare AI adoption to share with […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New deep learning tool will advance personalized medicine for musculoskeletal diseases

October 31, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Personalized medicine has stirred the imagination of drugs and therapies that are individually tailored to patients. In the future, there will no longer be a need to worry about side effects, and patients will be screened to identify which treatment […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Skin cancer diagnosis using AI technology could be as accurate as clinical specialist

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New clinical data published in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) demonstrates first-in-class AI algorithm is able to diagnose skin cancer with a high-level of accuracy comparable to a clinical specialist. The study, which is the first of its kind […]


Innovation, Med Tech

12 Innovations That Will Change Health Care and Medicine in the 2020s

October 25, 2019

Via: Time Health

Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

Robot assistant to improve elderly care in nursing homes

October 21, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The SARA Home system is accessible through a computer or tablet and gives nurses and carers access to a personalised profile and health plan for each patient in their care. Two pilots are currently ongoing in nursing homes in Finland […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Walgreens Partners With Centene And RxAdvance On Cloud PBM

October 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Centene and the pharmacy benefit manager RxAdvance Thursday said they are partnering to “increase transparency” and reduce costs through a cloud-based pharmacy benefit platform. Centene last year bought a stake in RxAdvance, a cloud-based pharmacy benefit manager […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Penn researchers to develop tool to diagnose Parkinson’s

October 11, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Penn Medicine researchers will work with scientists from the Washington University-St Louis, the Universities of Pittsburgh and California-San Francisco and Yale University. The alliance, Center Without Walls, secured a $20m National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) grant to […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

UK researchers develop AI-based blood test for brain cancer

October 10, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The test uses infrared light to generate a ‘bio-signature’ of a blood sample and then applies AI to identify any signs of cancer. Strathclyde researchers developed the technology in collaboration with researchers at the University of Liverpool, the Walton NHS […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers to create spinal interface to restore limb movement

October 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The device is intended to bridge the gap that a spinal injury creates in neural circuitry, helping patients regain limb movement and bladder control. Designed to record signals that travel down the spinal cord above an injury site, the device […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Scientists use machine learning methods to improve biomedical imaging

September 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich have used machine learning methods to improve optoacoustic imaging. This relatively young medical imaging technique can be used for applications such as visualizing blood vessels, studying brain activity, characterizing skin lesions […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Is telemedicine the future for Alzheimer’s care?

September 24, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Telemedicine or video conferencing in lieu of face-to-face meetings could become an invaluable part of the standard Alzheimer’s disease (AD) care regimen in the future. The value of using telemedicine is especially great for patients who live in rural areas, […]