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Category: Med Tech


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers devise new technique to detect cancer from CAT scans

December 19, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new approach is expected to offer a non-invasive, easy, accurate and cost-effective option for determining if certain tumours are cancerous or not. Lung-cancer screenings typically involve interpretation of suspicious nodules on a CAT scan by a radiologist. Patients have […]


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Rural critical access hospitals benefit from telemedicine in EDs

December 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The use of telemedicine in emergency departments operated by rural critical access hospitals is not only saving healthcare costs for these facilities but is helping them to recruit and retain physicians. That’s the finding of a new study from the […]


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New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells

December 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that […]


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Researchers create less-invasive biosensor for breast cancer diagnosis

December 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The new biosensor chip, created by researchers from the Universities of Hartford and Connecticut, is designed to identify a breast cancer biomarker called HER-2 in the blood within 15 minutes. Combining microfluidic technology and diagnostics, the device was partly built […]


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Realistic 3D printed bones promise lower rejection rates

December 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Scientists from German research organisation Fraunhofer have devised a process to make 3D printed bones that are more realistic and less likely to be rejected by the human body than previous versions. The 3D printed bones can be made with […]


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AI could revolutionise dermatology, but key hurdles remain

December 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of dermatology could provide significant benefit to both patients and dermatologists alike. Not only does AI in dermatology have potential in alerting people when they may need to see a doctor […]


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Telemedicine for treating substance use disorders remains underused, study shows

December 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Despite the enormous unmet need for treatment of substance use disorders and the promise of telemedicine to fill some of the gaps in care, the tool remains woefully underused, according to research led by investigators from the Blavatnik Institute at […]


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VA, GE Healthcare partner to expand use of 3D printing in care

December 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Veterans Affairs is entering an initiative to accelerate the use of three-dimensional printing in patient care. One of the VA’s regional systems, VA Puget Sound Health Care System—has announced an effort to work with GE Healthcare to […]


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Using Artificial Intelligence To Fix Healthcare

November 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The healthcare industry should be using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a far greater degree than at present, but progress has been painfully slow. The same factors that make the healthcare system so attractive to AI developers – fragmented or non-existent […]


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New artificial intelligence-based method predicts treatment effectiveness

November 16, 2018

Via: The Medical News

How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials where patients are randomly divided into two groups: one of the groups is given treatment, and the […]


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AI system predicts billions of potential side effects from drug combinations

November 8, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

An artificial intelligence system developed by researchers at Stanford University could ultimately help physicians make more informed decisions about which medications to safely prescribe. The AI system, called Decagon, is able to predict billions of potential side effects from drug […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Cambridge Consultants designs new digital health platform

November 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Designed to remotely monitor patients, the platform leverages machine learning to predict health conditions or diseases. For proof-of-concept, Verum is being tested to measure and monitor the stress levels of patients participating in clinical trials. Stress is attributed to 30% […]


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Artificial intelligence technology improves prediction of Alzheimer’s disease

November 7, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at the University of California in San Francisco have developed artificial intelligence (AI) technology that improves the effectiveness of brain imaging for the prediction of Alzheimer’s disease. Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can make a big difference to disease progression, […]


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Mayo Clinic uses telemedicine in ambulances to assess stroke patients

November 1, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A Mayo Clinic telemedicine initiative in Jacksonville, Fla., is helping to speed stroke care during patient transport to the hospital by leveraging mobile videoconferencing technology. The system from telehealth services vendor InTouch Health of Santa Barbara, Calif., enables neurologists to […]


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Eye scan may detect Alzheimer’s disease in seconds

October 30, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

The world’s population is aging rapidly and the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. For this reason, the need for efficient dementia screening methods that can be applied to millions of people is dire. Current diagnostic practices are […]