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Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers

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Photo: Helical trajectory followed by swimming bacterial cells [22/07/2014] When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University.Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers - Read more

3D printed anatomy marks a new era for medical training

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Graphic: Anatomy of the upper part of the body [16/07/2014] The creators of a unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing say it will revolutionize medical education and training, especially in countries where cadaver use is problematical. 3D printed anatomy marks a new era for medical training - Read more

OR technology: developing more flexibility and usability

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[08/07/2014] Gentle, safe, precise, fast – surgical interventions need to meet many demands: laws and regulations concerning safety, the desire for the best possible health outcome, economic requirements of hospitals and ever-changing technology make up today’s framework for surgery. As a consequence, operating theaters and the way they are equipped change, too.OR technology: developing more flexibility and usability - Read more

'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut

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Photo: Vials of coloured nanjuice [07/07/2014] It may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and other gastrointestinal illnesses.'Nanojuice' could improve how doctors examine the gut - Read more

Seeing your true colors: standards for hyperspectral imaging

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Photo: Hyperspectral imaging [03/07/2014] Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that can really only offer information about a small area. A technology called hyperspectral imaging offers doctors a noninvasive, painless way to discriminate between healthy and diseased tissue.Seeing your true colors: standards for hyperspectral imaging - Read more

Nanoscale composites improve MRI

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Photo: Silicon mesoporous particles, aka SiMPS [24/06/2014] Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease.Nanoscale composites improve MRI - Read more

Right rehabilitation lets paralyzed rats grip again

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Photo: Grasping sequence of rats in comparison [17/06/2014] After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful.Right rehabilitation lets paralyzed rats grip again - Read more

Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children

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Photo: Physician holding an infant and looking at X-rays [13/06/2014] Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children - Read more

First 3D Model of a Synapse

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Photo: 3D model of a synapse [02/06/2014] A glance into a new world for neuroscience: research team from Göttingen led by Prof. Dr. Silvio O. Rizzoli present the first scientifically accurate 3D model of a synapse. First 3D Model of a Synapse - Read more

Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time"

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[02/06/2014] Sudden deaths of football players make headlines time after time: competitive athletes who are the idols of many people die just when they are on the playing field and in the limelight. Congenital heart defects often cause their death. Sports physicians and FIFA now plan to ascertain data that can help improve preventive examinations in competitive football.Football: "We want to globally determine deaths for the first time" - Read more

Better imaging tool for tracking MS

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Photo: Imaging the brain [30/05/2014] Imaging scientists at Western University's Robarts Research Institute have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages.Better imaging tool for tracking MS - Read more

Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries

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Photo: Micro tomography of arteries [28/05/2014] A new method allows calcified and constricted blood vessels to be visualized with micrometer precision, and can be used to design containers for targeted drug delivery.Combined approach to map atherosclerotic arteries - Read more

Novel optical brain scanner as alternative in imaging

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Photo: Two people show freedom of movement in the DOT [23/05/2014] Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation exposure and bulky magnets the others require.Novel optical brain scanner as alternative in imaging - Read more

Neural Activity: High-speed imaging method captures entire brain activity

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Photo: Microlens array [19/05/2014] Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) in Vienna, Austria, collaborated with scientists at the MIT to create an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the entire nervous system of living animals. Neural Activity: High-speed imaging method captures entire brain activity - Read more

Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

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Photo: Pink grafics of women with breast cancer [09/05/2014] Researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, in collaboration with the Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Institute of Health Carlos III, ISCIII, in Spanish) and the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana (Fisabio), have developed DMScan, new software to aid breast cancer risk assessment. Women: New Software Aids Breast Cancer Risk Assessment - Read more

USA: 1 Billion Dollars Worth of Brain Scans for Headache Sufferers

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Photo: Headache [02/04/2014] One in eight visits to a doctor for a headache or migraine end up with the patient going for a brain scan, at a total cost of about $1 billion a year, a new University of Michigan Medical School study finds.USA: 1 Billion Dollars Worth of Brain Scans for Headache Sufferers - Read more

Analysis Method: Automatic Tracking of Biological Particles in Cell Microscopy Images

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Photo: Tracking result for virus particles [26/03/2014] In order to track the movements of biological particles in a cell, scientists at Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center have developed a powerful analysis method for live cell microscopy images. This so-called probabilistic particle tracking method is automatic, computer-based and can be used for time-resolved two- and three-dimensional microscopy image data. Analysis Method: Automatic Tracking of Biological Particles in Cell Microscopy Images - Read more

Sonography: “Unfortunately, hospitals are not being required to train well”

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[04/03/2014] Prenatal care, cancer check-up, vascular examinations – sonography is versatile, provides reliable imaging to physicians and does not tax patients with radiation. It is comprehensively available, from doctor’s office to university medical center. A sound continuing education of sonography users is essential for good diagnostics, also since different devices have different strong points.Sonography: “Unfortunately, hospitals are not being required to train well” - Read more

Hyperpolarization: “An MRI device the size of two to three shoeboxes could soon sit on your desk”

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[24/02/2014] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well-established procedure in clinical diagnostics. It creates a signal with millions of nuclear spins, which in turn is converted into images. Very large magnets are being used to align the nuclear spins. Researchers at the University Medical Center Freiburg study a new method that can do without expensive magnets.Hyperpolarization: “An MRI device the size of two to three shoeboxes could soon sit on your desk” - Read more

Blood Flow: New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition

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Photo: Graphic of blood [14/02/2014] A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose a common congenital heart abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. Blood Flow: New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition - Read more

Infrared Microscopy: "We don’t know why certain pharmaceuticals bind especially well while others bind barely at all"

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[10/02/2014] Prof. Joachim Heberle from the Free University of Berlin wants to make the smallest protein structures visible under the microscope. He wants to accomplish this with an infrared microscope, originating in the field of physics. He told MEDICA.de which technology is behind all this and what he also wants to examine with it in the future.Infrared Microscopy: "We don’t know why certain pharmaceuticals bind especially well while others bind barely at all" - Read more

Mammography: Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening

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Photo: Mammography [06/02/2014] Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a new study.Mammography: Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening - Read more

KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment

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[03/02/2014] Shortening a time-consuming procedure from four hours to five minutes and automate it at the same time sounds like a dream come true for employees in all fields and industry sectors. This dream could soon become a reality for radiologists. Software could take away the tedious processing of CT images, which is required before cancer radiation therapy.KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment - Read more

Radiology and Technology: "Numerous phantom studies have been conducted that prove the advantages of this new CT system"

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[03/02/2014] Radiologists usually do their work after oncologists when it comes to cancer treatment. Yet modern radiology also provides treatments at this point. MEDICA.de spoke with Professor Stefan Schönberg, Director of the Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany, about the use of a new computer tomograph and its benefits for patients.Radiology and Technology: "Numerous phantom studies have been conducted that prove the advantages of this new CT system" - Read more

Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Photo: Brain Scan [14/01/2014] The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study.Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment - Read more

MRI: Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities

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Photo: Brain scans [10/01/2014] For the first time, researchers have confirmed an association between a common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent and abnormalities on brain MRI, according to a new study.MRI: Contrast Agent Linked with Brain Abnormalities - Read more

Heart: Study Shows Predictive Value of Calcium Scan

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Photo: Atherosclerosis [10/01/2014] Coronary artery calcium testing trumps cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and other risk factors in predicting heart attacks and deaths.Heart: Study Shows Predictive Value of Calcium Scan - Read more

Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels"

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[08/01/2014] Heart diseases can be triggered by special viruses that affect the cardiac muscle. Preventive drugs could definitely be developed – if the virus does not mutate. Contagious Heart Disease: "The Virus Manipulates the Host Cell on Different Levels" - Read more

Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion

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Photo: Wrist [07/01/2014] UC Davis radiologists, medical physicists and orthopaedic surgeons have found a way to create "movies" of the wrist in motion using a series of brief magnetic resonance imaging scans.Imaging: New MRI Technique Illuminates the Wrist in Motion - Read more

HIV: A Cause of Structural Heart Disease

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Photo: Heart [12/12/2013] HIV causes structural heart disease according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Nieves Montoro from Madrid, Spain. The findings support the introduction of cardiovascular screening in all HIV patients, particularly those with a positive blood viral load.HIV: A Cause of Structural Heart Disease - Read more

Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica

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Photo: Demolition work [12/12/2013] Action could help millions of Americans exposed to silica at work: A new review highlights new developments in understanding the health effects of silica, and calls for action to reduce illness and death from silica exposure at work.Cancer: Increased Attention to Risk from Silica - Read more

Anatomy: Brain Shape Affects Children's Learning Capacities

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Photo: Child learning [06/12/2013] The anatomy of the brain affects cognitive control, an essential skill for learning and academic success. This is the result of studies performed by the Laboratoire de Psychologie du Développement et de l'Education de l'Enfant (CNRS/Université Paris Descartes/Université de Caen Basse-Normandie), in collaboration with the NeuroSpin Center (CEA). Anatomy: Brain Shape Affects Children's Learning Capacities - Read more

Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body

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[02/12/2013] Medical training becomes digital. eLearning, electronically supported learning methods, is well-established in medicine. It aids learning from plastic models, real patients or corpses. Today, students are also able to learn from virtual patients in the internet and to take exams about them. Virtual bodies, on the other hand, open space and time as new dimensions for anatomical demonstration.Simulated Medicine: From Virtual Patient to Virtual Body - Read more

Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option"

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[01/12/2013] Instead of just sitting in front of a microscope, Bavarian medical students now also sit at the computer and categorize different tissue types. This is made possible by a project between the Universities and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. MEDICA.de spoke with Associate Professor Thomas Wittenberg about the benefits of virtual training.Virtual training: "Students gladly accept the flexible learning option" - Read more

Telemedicine: A Second Opinion from Germany

Photo: Animation Telemedicine Sometimes patients and physicians are faced with a diagnosis that makes a drastic treatment necessary. In order to avoid hasty severe interventions, the opinion of a second physician should be obtained in such cases.Telemedicine: A Second Opinion from Germany - Read more

Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight

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Photo: Hearing [11/11/2013] Cochlear implants allow adults who have become profoundly deaf to recover the ability to understand speech. However, recovery differs between individuals. Activating the visual regions of the brain has proved essential to the satisfactory recovery of hearing.Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight - Read more

Hybrid Operating Rooms: There Isn’t Just One Solution

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[04/11/2013] As minimally invasive as possible – that is how today’s surgeries are supposed to be. This is also often possible thanks to modern image converters, whether this pertains to heart or herniated disc surgery. Hybrid Operating Rooms: There Isn’t Just One Solution - Read more

ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays

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Photo: Ultrasound [30/10/2013] A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care.ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays - Read more

PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated

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Photo: Imaging tennis elbow [29/10/2013] Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University.PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated - Read more

Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children

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Photo: Infant with glasses [25/10/2013] Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition.Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children - Read more

Surgery: Restoring Surgeons' Sense of Touch

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Photo: Palpation Capsule Demo [21/10/2013] A small, wireless capsule has been developed that can restore the sense of touch that surgeons are losing as they shift increasingly from open to minimally invasive surgery.Surgery: Restoring Surgeons' Sense of Touch - Read more

Pancreas: The Immune System Fights Cancer

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Photo: Pancreas [01/10/2013] A new study reveals separate tumor sites respond differently to a new immunotherapy. This highlights the power of a new real-time imaging technique to study response.Pancreas: The Immune System Fights Cancer - Read more

Imaging Tools: Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings

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Photo: Cancer [19/09/2013] A new imaging tool reveals strikingly different networks of blood vessels surrounding different types of tumors in a mouse model.Imaging Tools: Uncovering Cancer's Inner Workings - Read more

Ophthalmology: Catching the Silent Thief of Sight

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Photo: Retina [13/09/2013] A team of researchers led by Jun Cheng of the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, has developed a novel automated technology that screens for glaucoma more accurately and quickly than existing methods. Ophthalmology: Catching the Silent Thief of Sight - Read more

Thyroid Cancer: Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified

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Photo: Thyroid examination [28/08/2013] A team led by UC San Francisco researchers has called for simplified guidelines on when to biopsy thyroid nodules for cancer, which they say would result in fewer unnecessary biopsies.Thyroid Cancer: Biopsy Guidelines Should Be Simplified - Read more

Children: 'Virtual Heart' Guides Defibrillator Placement

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Photo: Heart monitor [23/08/2013] John Hopkins researchers combined MRI images with sophisticated computer analysis to take the guesswork out of a difficult, lifesaving surgery: the placement of a defibrillator for children born with heart defects.Children: 'Virtual Heart' Guides Defibrillator Placement - Read more

Emergency Room: Telling Stroke from Bell’s Palsy

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Photo: Doctor [29/07/2013] Emergency physicians correctly identify nearly 100 percent of patients with Bell's palsy, the symptoms of which are nearly identical to potentially life-threatening diseases such as stroke and brain tumors.Emergency Room: Telling Stroke from Bell’s Palsy - Read more

Report: Deciding about Vascular Laboratory Tests

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Photo: Doctor [26/07/2013] A new report provides detailed criteria to help clinicians optimize the appropriate use of certain noninvasive vascular tests when caring for patients with known or suspected disorders of the venous (veins) system. Report: Deciding about Vascular Laboratory Tests - Read more

CAT Scans: New Standard Reference Material

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Photo: SRM and CT [26/07/2013] A new standard reference material (SRM) enables hospitals to link important tissue density measurements made by CAT scans to international standards.CAT Scans: New Standard Reference Material - Read more

Imaging: Tracking Molecules

Classic means of imaging like X-rays or ultrasound show the structure of organs and make tissue damages visible to physicians. Molecular imaging proceeds further: It also reveals the functions of organs.Imaging: Tracking Molecules - Read more

Cancer: Tracking Drug Action in the Pancreas

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Photo: Cancer [12/06/2013] UK and Australian scientists have been able to show ways in which we can markedly improve drug targeting of solid tumors, using tiny 'biosensors' along with new advanced imaging techniques.Cancer: Tracking Drug Action in the Pancreas - Read more

Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans

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Photo: CT [11/06/2013] A study examining X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers.Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans - Read more

Bone Tumors: Heating Therapy Eases Patients' Pain

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Photo: MRT picture [04/06/2013] Patients with cancer that has spread to their bones are often treated with radiation therapy to reduce pain. But if that treatment does not work, or cannot be used again, a second, effective option now exists. Bone Tumors: Heating Therapy Eases Patients' Pain - Read more

Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together

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[03/06/2013] Nearly 120 years ago, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen laid the foundation of medical imaging when he discovered X-rays. But procedures to take a look into the human body have become markedly keener by now. Furthermore, the application of imaging technologies has also become more varied and widespread.Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together - Read more

A View into the Heart: “A highly precise system with low radiation exposure”

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[03/06/2013] Heart interventions require high precision. This is why physicians examine the vital organ before and during surgery with the help of imaging procedures. The more precise the view into the heart, the more effective the intervention results are. However, for patients these interventions oftentimes mean exposure to high levels of radiation.A View into the Heart: “A highly precise system with low radiation exposure” - Read more

Imaging: New Technique Helps Patients with Epilepsy

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Photo: EEG curve [24/05/2013] New techniques in imaging of brain activity developed by Doctor Jean Gotman, from McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute, and his colleagues lead to improved treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy.Imaging: New Technique Helps Patients with Epilepsy - Read more

Cardiology: 3-D Technology to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

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Photo: Heart rhythm [13/05/2013] Researchers at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center have developed a new 3-D technology that for the first time allows cardiologists the ability to see the precise source of atrial fibrillation in the heart.Cardiology: 3-D Technology to Treat Atrial Fibrillation - Read more

Brain-imaging Tool: Identifing Cognitive Decline Early

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Photo: Brain [04/04/2013] Researchers of the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) have used a brain-imaging tool and stroke risk assessment to identify signs of cognitive decline early on in individuals who do not yet show symptoms of dementia.Brain-imaging Tool: Identifing Cognitive Decline Early - Read more

Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle

Robots help in the operating room more and more. They make it possible for surgeons to perform highly precise and minimally invasive procedures. In radiology, the CyberKnife system is used to treat tumors. Surgical Robots: Highly Precise and Gentle - Read more

CyberKnife: “It is currently the only system that is routinely used worldwide to compensate for breathing-induced motion”

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[13/03/2013] Even if the name “CyberKnife” is reminiscent of a scalpel and surgery, the precision radiation performed by the robotic radiosurgery system is a non-invasive treatment option for many tumor patients. Aside from precision robotics as it is also known in the automotive industry, the CyberKnife features an image guidance system and respiratory compensation technology.CyberKnife: “It is currently the only system that is routinely used worldwide to compensate for breathing-induced motion” - Read more

Tumors: New Tool to Aid in Surgery?

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Photo: Student using DESI [11/01/2013] A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery patients.Tumors: New Tool to Aid in Surgery? - Read more

Teleradiologists: Ties to Fewer Hospitals Work Better

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Photo: Radiologist [09/01/2013] Experience working for a particular hospital matters when it comes to the performance of radiologists who work for outsourcing teleradiology companies. This finding could have important implications, given the growing use of telemedicine.Teleradiologists: Ties to Fewer Hospitals Work Better - Read more

Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time

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Photo: Human liver [03/01/2013] Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced real-time images of liver tumors dying from direct injection of anticancer drugs into the tumors and their surrounding blood vessels.Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time - Read more

Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis

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Photo: Belly [29/11/2012] Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a new study.Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Possible Trigger for Nerve Damage

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Photo: Microglia cells (green) and blood vessel [29/11/2012] High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple Sclerosis: Possible Trigger for Nerve Damage - Read more

Omni-tomography: Innovation for Personalized Medicine

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Photo: Multiple major tomographic scanners [27/11/2012] New combinations of medical imaging technologies hold promise for improved early disease screening, cancer staging, therapeutic assessment, and other aspects of personalized medicine, according to Ge Wang of Virginia Tech’s Center for Biomedical Imaging.Omni-tomography: Innovation for Personalized Medicine - Read more

Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues

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Photo: BRIGHT and cell [22/11/2012] Called BRIGHTs, tiny probes bind to biomarkers of disease and, when swept by an infrared laser, light up to reveal their location. The probes consist of gold nanoparticles covered with molecules called Raman reporters.Nanoprobes: Bright Light Reveals Location of Target Tissues - Read more

Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture

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Photo: Hand X-Ray [20/11/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radio- grammetry used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip fracture.Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture - Read more

Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“

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[01/11/2012] From X-rays to magnetic resonance imaging all the way to endoscopy – imaging methods are integral parts of modern diagnostics. The different methods keep being further developed and optimized for specific organs and medical questions.Modern Imaging: “The methods have an increasingly organ-specific application“ - Read more

Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“

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[01/11/2012] The ”ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK“ concept has sustainably supported the cooperative partnership between hospital facilities and IT manufacturers over the past few years. Many pilot projects could be established in the value added chain of hospital operations. Now the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK introduces further results of the five key IT topics within the scope of the MEDICA and the 2012 German Hospital Conference.Entscheiderfabrik: ”We want to meet the demand for IT solutions which are aligned to the challenges of the business processes“ - Read more

Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue

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[12/09/2012] A promising approach for producing medical images with enhanced soft tissue visibility — grating-based x-ray phase contrast — has now advanced from bench-top studies to implementation in an in vivo preclinical computed tomography scanner.Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue - Read more

Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging: Costs Down Since 2006

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[05/09/2012] According to a study, overall non-invasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21 percent from 2006 to 2010. The study reveals that medical imaging is not a driver of escalating Medicare costs.Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging: Costs Down Since 2006 - Read more

Oxygen Transport: Blue Blood of the Emperor Scorpion X-rayed

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[26/06/2012] Biologists from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, are the first to successfully crystallise the hemocyanin of the emperor scorpion to shed new light on the structure and active site of the giant oxygen transport protein.Oxygen Transport: Blue Blood of the Emperor Scorpion X-rayed - Read more

Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard

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[18/06/2012] Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, administered without laxatives is as accurate as conventional colonoscopy in detecting clinically significant, potentially cancerous polyps, according to a study.Polyps: Virtual Colonoscopy Equals Standard - Read more

German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part"

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[02/05/2012] For some time, the German Crisis Pregnancy Act that regulates the information and advice for the prenatal diagnosis in special cases, for example evidence of damage to the physical and mental health of the unborn child, is integrated into the German day-to-day practise. However, slowly, criticism is growing on the part of physicians. Bureaucracy and the daily workload seems to be increasing.German Crisis Pregnancy Act: "The understanding for the respective other side is missing in part" - Read more

Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images

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[02/05/2012] Patients can successfully pull their medical images from the "cloud" making it faster for them to distribute them to their physicians regardless of where those physicians might be, according to a preliminary report of an image share project that involves five different academic institutions. Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images - Read more

Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism

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[20/02/2012] A new study led by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill found significant differences in brain development starting at age 6 months in high-risk infants who later develop autism, compared to high-risk infants who did not develop autism.Children: Brain-Imaging Differences in Infants who Develop Autism - Read more

Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease

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[01/02/2012] Diagnosing advanced Alzheimer‘s nowadays is no longer difficult. And yet, to detect the so-called “progressive neurodegenerative brain disease with memory loss as the leading symptom“ early on, basic diagnostic methods are not sufficient. Facing Forgetfulness: Recognising the Early Stages of Alzheimer‘s Disease - Read more

Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick

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[20/01/2012] Do you get a headache from the perfume of the lady next to you at the table? Do cleaning solutions at work make your nose itch? If you have symptoms prompted by everyday smells, it does not necessarily mean you are allergic but rather that you suffer from chemical intolerance. According to a scientist at Umea University this hypersensitivity can be the result of an inability to get used to smells.Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick - Read more

Cryo-Electron Microscopy: Novel Approach to View Inner Workings of Viruses

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[13/01/2012] Since the discovery of the microscope, scientists have tried to visualise smaller and smaller structures to provide insights into the inner workings of human cells, bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) have developed a new way to see structures within viruses that were not clearly seen before.Cryo-Electron Microscopy: Novel Approach to View Inner Workings of Viruses - Read more

Orthopaedics: 3-D Printer to Make Bone-Like Material

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[02/12/2011] Washington State University researchers have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopaedic procedures, dental work, and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. Paired with actual bone, it acts as a scaffold for new bone to grow on and ultimately dissolves with no apparent ill effects.Orthopaedics: 3-D Printer to Make Bone-Like Material - Read more

Abdominal Cancers: Probiotic Protects Intestine from Radiation Injury

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[22/11/2011] Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that taking a probiotic before radiation therapy can protect the intestine from damage — at least in mice. The new study suggests that taking a probiotic also may help cancer patients avoid intestinal injury, a common problem in those receiving radiation therapy for abdominal cancers.Abdominal Cancers: Probiotic Protects Intestine from Radiation Injury - Read more

Neuropathic Pain: “Nerves cannot be compared with telephone wires“

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[22/11/2011] Chronic neuropathic pain has many reasons and is often poorly diagnosed - at the same time, the origin of the pain has not been fully understood. Therefore scientific pain research has been trying to analyse specific neuropathic pain for some time.Neuropathic Pain: “Nerves cannot be compared with telephone wires“ - Read more

Children: Autistic Brains Develop More Slowly Than Healthy Brains

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[24/10/2011] Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found a possible explanation for why autistic children act and think differently than their peers. For the first time, they've shown that the connections between brain regions that are important for language and social skills grow much more slowly in boys with autism than in non-autistic children.Children: Autistic Brains Develop More Slowly Than Healthy Brains - Read more

Women: Breast Cancer Patients with BRCA Gene Diagnosed Earlier

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[13/09/2011] Women with a deleterious gene mutation are diagnosed with breast cancer almost eight years earlier than relatives of the previous generation who also had the disease and/or ovarian cancer, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.Women: Breast Cancer Patients with BRCA Gene Diagnosed Earlier - Read more

MRI: Identifying Primary Endometrial and Cervical Cancer

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[03/05/2011] MRI can determine if a patient has endometrial versus cervical cancer even when a biopsy can't make that distinction, according to a new study. Determining the primary site of a tumour helps determine appropriate cancer treatment.MRI: Identifying Primary Endometrial and Cervical Cancer - Read more

Emergency Departments: Substantial Increase in CT Exams

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[01/03/2011] A new study reports that the use of computed tomography (CT) in the nation's emergency departments is growing exponentially. If the growth trend continues, by 2011, nearly 20 percent of all emergency department (ED) visits may involve a CT exam. Emergency Departments: Substantial Increase in CT Exams - Read more

On-chip Photonics: Engineers Grow Nanolasers on Silicon

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[08/02/2011] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to grow nanolasers directly onto a silicon surface, an achievement that could lead to a new class of faster, more efficient microprocessors, as well as to powerful biochemical sensors that use optoelectronic chips. On-chip Photonics: Engineers Grow Nanolasers on Silicon - Read more

T Cells: How The Immune System is Regulated

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[07/02/2011] Asthma, diabetes, rheumatism: Such diseases can arise when the immune system does not work properly. Researchers from the Universities of Würzburg and Mainz have discovered new findings about the regulation of the immune defense.T Cells: How The Immune System is Regulated - Read more

Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland

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[01/02/2011] When the body’s own immune system attacks its own organs like they are foreign invaders, it is called an autoimmune disease. There are many different forms. If for example antibodies turn against the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, the thyroid gland tissue is being destroyed and the hormonal balance changes. The exact causes for this are not fully researched yet.Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland - Read more

Medical Imaging: Kids Frequently Exposed to Radiation

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[05/01/2011] The rapid growth in use of medical diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans, has led to widespread concern about radiation exposure in adults and the potential for future cancer risk in patients undergoing these tests.Medical Imaging: Kids Frequently Exposed to Radiation - Read more

Robust Design: “It Is Really Exciting“

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[08/11/2010] Computer simulations are indispensable in many industry sectors. The advantage is obvious: Before a part goes into production, it can already be thoroughly “put through its paces”. Defects are noticed much faster and production can be adapted at any time. Robust Design: “It Is Really Exciting“ - Read more

World Osteoporosis Day: Devastating Impact of Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures

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[21/10/2010] A new report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) for yesterday's World Osteoporosis Day puts the spotlight on the severe impact of spinal fractures and calls on health professionals to recognize the signs of these fractures in their patients. World Osteoporosis Day: Devastating Impact of Spinal Osteoporotic Fractures - Read more

X-rays: Linked to Increased Childhood Leukemia Risk?

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[06/10/2010] Diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health. X-rays: Linked to Increased Childhood Leukemia Risk? - Read more

Nanoparticles: Sneaking Spies Into a Cell's Nucleus

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[30/09/2010] Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center – or nucleus – of those cells, where they can report back important information or drop off payloads.Nanoparticles: Sneaking Spies Into a Cell's Nucleus - Read more

Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease

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[29/09/2010] Using incidental findings from routine diagnostic CT, radiologists may be better able to identify people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.Radiology: Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease - Read more

Breast Cancer: Better Marker May Reduce Need for Second Surgeries

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[20/09/2010] A new material could help surgeons more accurately locate breast cancers, reduce the need for second surgeries and minimize pre-surgical discomfort for patients. Microscopic gas-filled spheres of silica, a porous glass, can mark the location of early-stage tumours to show their position using ultrasound imaging in the operating room.. Breast Cancer: Better Marker May Reduce Need for Second Surgeries - Read more

Brain Scans: Weather Affects Multiple Sclerosis Activity

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[01/09/2010] A study conducted by Scientists at the Brigham and Women's Hospital shows that the severity of multiple sclerosis may change with the change of seasons.Brain Scans: Weather Affects Multiple Sclerosis Activity - Read more

Image-processing: Algorithm Reduces CT Radiation

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[22/07/2010] New image-processing algorithm gives radiologists all of the information they need using as up to 20 times less radiation.Image-processing: Algorithm Reduces CT Radiation - Read more

Athletes: Hip Surgery May Fully Restore Function

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[20/07/2010] Hip problems can sideline even the best athletes, but a new study led by orthopaedic experts from Rush University Medical Center indicates that the use of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to treat painful disorders of the hip may give athletes another opportunity to resume their sport back at their pre-injury level of competition.Athletes: Hip Surgery May Fully Restore Function - Read more

Engineering: Creating Bone Replacements

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[14/07/2010] Scientists are using the engineering technology behind the creation of high-performance aircraft components to design 3-D models for the replacement of delicate and complex facial bones lost to cancer surgery or trauma. Engineering: Creating Bone Replacements - Read more

Herpes: Map of Virus Protein Suggests a New Drug Therapy

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[07/07/2010] The mechanism by which a herpes virus invades cells has remained a mystery to scientists seeking to thwart this family of viruses. New research funded by the National Institutes of Health reveals the structure of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells. This map of a key piece of the herpes virus “cell-entry machinery” gives scientists a new target for antiviral drugs. Herpes: Map of Virus Protein Suggests a New Drug Therapy - Read more

Biopsy: Less Invasive Biopsies on the Rise

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[02/07/2010] Advanced imaging technologies have helped shift biopsy techniques away from more invasive approaches toward imaging-guided percutaneous techniques, according to a new study. Biopsy: Less Invasive Biopsies on the Rise - Read more

Noninvasive Combination Technique: Less Breast Biopsies

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[22/06/2010] By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions.Noninvasive Combination Technique: Less Breast Biopsies - Read more

Children: Incidental Findings – Dilemma for Doctors and Patients

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[16/06/2010] Paediatricians whose patients undergo "routine" brain MRIs need a plan to deal with findings that commonly reveal unexpected-but-benign anomalies that are unlikely to cause any problem, reports a research team led by Johns Hopkins Children's Centre investigators. Children: Incidental Findings – Dilemma for Doctors and Patients - Read more

Congenital heart disease: First common gene found

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[01/06/2010] Researchers have discovered a genetic variant on chromosome 5 that strongly raises the risk of congenital heart disease. Congenital heart disease: First common gene found - Read more

Schizophrenia: Blood flows differently

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[31/05/2010] Researchers of the University Bonn in Germany have used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called continuous arterial spin labelling (CASL) to map cerebral blood flow patterns in schizophrenic patients quickly and without using radiation or contrast agents. Schizophrenia: Blood flows differently - Read more

Development: Picturing infertility

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[19/05/2010] Scientists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a non-invasive technique that within seconds can distinguish healthy fertile and infertile sperm cells by collecting the spectral chemical fingerprint. The method has the potential for a novel fertility technology and a test scheme which does not only rely on morphological characteristics, but also utilizes chemical signatures. Development: Picturing infertility - Read more

Diagnosis: Device Gives Evidence of Shaken Baby

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[26/04/2010] Ophthalmologists examining infants for possible Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) found that a handheld device provided high-resolution images of the retina and the vitreoretinal interface in infants with SBS, reports a new study.Diagnosis: Device Gives Evidence of Shaken Baby - Read more

Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages'

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[14/04/2010] New research suggests that an experimental medical imaging technique that uses a pulsed laser and tiny metallic "nanocages" might enable both the early detection and treatment of disease.Diagnosis: Imaging Method Uses 'Nanocages' - Read more

Environment: How Dangerous Are Air Pollutants?

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[12/04/2010] With a new system, researchers say, it will be possible to channel substances from the air under controlled conditions through the lung or skin cells, and simultaneously observe the reactions of the cells under the microscope.Environment: How Dangerous Are Air Pollutants? - Read more

Imaging: CT and MRI Associated With Decreased Costs

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[06/04/2010] Advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) might shorten the length of a person's hospital stay and decrease the high costs associated with hospitalization if used early. Imaging: CT and MRI Associated With Decreased Costs - Read more

Skin Cancer: Infrared System Looks for Melanoma

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[10/03/2010] Researchers have developed a non-invasive infrared scanning system to help doctors determine whether pigmented skin growths are benign moles or melanoma, a lethal form of cancer.Skin Cancer: Infrared System Looks for Melanoma - Read more

Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals

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[08/03/2010] A significant percentage of outpatient referrals received from primary care physicians for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are inappropriate, according to a new study.Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals - Read more

Patient Care: Images Speed Decision Making

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[05/03/2010] Embedding clinical images to accompany findings described in a radiology text report enhances radiologists' communication with referring physicians and can improve patient care, according to a new study.Patient Care: Images Speed Decision Making - Read more

Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested

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[18/02/2010] It looks more like an iPod than a medical tool. But the latest miniature ultrasound device might one day introduce a new level of home therapy for arthritis, injury and other painful ailments.Pain Relief: Miniature Ultrasound Device Tested - Read more

Microscopy: Neuron Connections Seen in 3D

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[27/01/2010] Researchers have managed to obtain 3D images of the vesicles and filaments involved in communication between neurons. The method is based on a novel technique in electron microscopy.Microscopy: Neuron Connections Seen in 3D - Read more

Infection: Viruses Can Spread Faster Than Thought

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[25/01/2010] New video footage of a virus infecting cells is challenging what researchers have long believed about how viruses spread, suggesting that scientists may be able to create new drugs to tackle some viruses.Infection: Viruses Can Spread Faster Than Thought - Read more

X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure

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[18/01/2010] Researchers have developed an x-ray free technique to treat a common heart disorder called atrial fibrillation – this might eliminate radiation exposure to patients and their medical providers.X-Ray: New Heart Procedure Eliminates Exposure - Read more

Autism: Brain Imaging May Help Diagnose

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[15/01/2010] Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) process sound and language a fraction of a second slower than children without ASDs, and measuring magnetic signals that mark this delay may become a standardized way to diagnose autism.Autism: Brain Imaging May Help Diagnose - Read more

Breast Cancer: Elevated-Risk Women Refuse MRI

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[05/01/2010] In a new study, 42 percent of women eligible for breast cancer screening with MRI declined to undergo the procedure. Breast Cancer: Elevated-Risk Women Refuse MRI - Read more

Skin Cancer: New Device May Detect Tumour Early

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[01/12/2009] Researchers are developing a new device that detects cancerous skin tumours, including melanomas that are not visible to the naked eye.Skin Cancer: New Device May Detect Tumour Early - Read more

Computerized Systems: Solution to Managing Imaging Utilization

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[01/12/2009] Providing physicians with a computerised support system that provides feedback regarding imaging appropriateness may be an effective solution to managing imaging utilization, according to a new article.Computerized Systems: Solution to Managing Imaging Utilization - Read more

Pelvic Organ Collapse: Dynamic MRI Better Than Static

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[26/11/2009] In women with lower urinary tract symptoms, a medical imaging technique called dynamic MRI allows clinicians to diagnose pelvic organ prolapse — a condition that often goes undiagnosed on static MRI and at physical examination, according to a new study.Pelvic Organ Collapse: Dynamic MRI Better Than Static - Read more

Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT

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[26/11/2009] Chest ultrasound can serve as a viable alternative to chest CT in the evaluation of pediatric patients with complicated pneumonia and parapneumonic effusion (a build-up of fluid between the lung and chest wall), according to a new study. Pneumonia: Ultrasound as Useful as Chest CT - Read more

Metabolism: How Bacteria Talk to One Another

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[12/11/2009] Using imaging mass spectrometry, researchers have developed tools that will enable scientists to visualize how different cell populations of cells communicate.Metabolism: How Bacteria Talk to One Another - Read more

Uterine Cancer: Molecular Imaging Holds Promise for Early Intervention

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[07/10/2009] A new molecular imaging technique may provide physicians and patients with a noninvasive way to learn more information about a type of cancer of the uterus lining called endometrial carcinoma.Uterine Cancer: Molecular Imaging Holds Promise for Early Intervention - Read more

Imaging: CT Scan May Give Clearer Picture of Heart Disease

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[23/09/2009] A team of researchers has developed a computed-tomography-based protocol that identifies both narrowing of coronary arteries and areas of myocardial ischemia. Imaging: CT Scan May Give Clearer Picture of Heart Disease - Read more

CT Imaging: Better Visualization of Joint Cartilage

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[16/09/2009] A Boston University-led research team has found a new computer tomography contrast agent for visualizing the special distributions of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) – the anionic sugars that account for the strength of joint cartilage. CT Imaging: Better Visualization of Joint Cartilage - Read more

Imaging Data: More Accurate Interpretation Possible

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[09/09/2009] Scientists from the Academy of Finland's Neuroscience Research Programme (NEURO) have discovered that astrocytes, support cells in brain tissue, play a key role in the generation of fMRI signals. Imaging Data: More Accurate Interpretation Possible - Read more

Brain: Region Responsible for our Sense of Personal Space Found

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[08/09/2009] In a finding that sheds new light on the neural mechanisms involved in social behavior, neuroscientists have pinpointed the brain structure responsible for our sense of personal space. Brain: Region Responsible for our Sense of Personal Space Found - Read more

Imaging: Discovery to Aid Study of Molecules

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[07/09/2009] Researchers in the United States and Spain have discovered that a tool widely used in nanoscale imaging works differently in watery environments, a step toward better using the instrument to study biological molecules and structures.Imaging: Discovery to Aid Study of Molecules - Read more

Tumors: Biomaterial Improves Imaging

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[04/09/2009] A new material developed at the University of Virginia – an oxygen nanosensor that couples a light-emitting dye with a biopolymer – simplifies the imaging of oxygen-deficient regions of tumors. Tumors: Biomaterial Improves Imaging - Read more

Diagnostics: "Rheumatism Video" Shows Inflammation at an Early Stage

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[02/09/2009] A new method to disclose the centre of inflammation could become an alternative to expensive nuclear spin images in rheumatism diagnostics.Diagnostics: "Rheumatism Video" Shows Inflammation at an Early Stage - Read more

Coma Patients: Appearances Can Be Deceptive

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[01/09/2009] Coma patients lie motionless in bed. Nothing can awake them. Do they hear? Can they feel anything? And another question rises: Does communication with them make sense? Researchers assume that the answer is “yes”. Coma Patients: Appearances Can Be Deceptive - Read more

Imaging: Lighting up Tumors

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[18/08/2009] Researchers have been able to illuminate brain tumors by injecting fluorescent nanoparticles into the bloodstream that safely cross the blood-brain barrier – an almost impenetrable barrier that protects the brain from infection. Imaging: Lighting up Tumors - Read more

Brain: Method Predicts which Tumors Will Respond to Drug

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[12/08/2009] Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), have uncovered a new way to scan brain tumors and predict which ones will be shrunk by the drug Avastin - before the patient ever starts treatment. Brain: Method Predicts which Tumors Will Respond to Drug - Read more

Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed

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[05/08/2009] Nanoparticles are being developed to perform a wide range of medical uses – imaging tumors, carrying drugs, delivering pulses of heat. Rather than settling for just one of these, researchers have combined two nanoparticles in one tiny package. Nanotechnology: All-in-One Particles Developed - Read more

Imaging: Can Brain Scans Read Your Mind?

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[03/08/2009] New research provides evidence that fMRI can be used in certain circumstances to determine what a person is thinking. At the same time, the research suggests that highly accurate "mind reading" using fMRI is still far from reality. Imaging: Can Brain Scans Read Your Mind? - Read more

Brain: Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified

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[31/07/2009] Neuroscientists have now pinpointed where and how the brain processes 3-D motion using specially developed computer displays and an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) machine to scan the brain. Brain: Center for Perceiving 3-D Motion Is Identified - Read more

Alzheimer's: Earlier Detection Is Possible

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[28/07/2009] Researchers at Trinity College Dublin show that a relatively simple prediction model, including the combination of hippocampus volume measured by MRI with memory tests, may be able to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's at a very early stage. Alzheimer's: Earlier Detection Is Possible - Read more

Imaging: New Material for Use on Brain Tumors

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[23/07/2009] Researchers have invented a hands-off process for filling fullerenes with radio-active material. This may increase control of radiation therapy. Imaging: New Material for Use on Brain Tumors - Read more

Cancer: Effectiveness of Treatment Can Be Measured

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[17/07/2009] Researchers successfully used PET to image HER2—a protein often associated with aggressive breast cancer—in breast cancer cells before and after treatment aimed at decreasing HER2 expression. Cancer: Effectiveness of Treatment Can Be Measured - Read more

Imaging: MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

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[16/07/2009] Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists may be able to diagnose deep endometriosis and accurately locate lesions prior to surgery. Imaging: MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis - Read more

Imaging: Structural Biology Scores with Protein Snapshot

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[07/07/2009] Investigators in the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology have used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date. Imaging: Structural Biology Scores with Protein Snapshot - Read more

Laser: Sonic Equivalent Developed

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[25/06/2009] It was an idea born out of curiosity in the physics lab, but now a new type of 'laser' for generating ultra-high frequency sound waves instead of light has taken a major step towards becoming a useful 21st century technology. Laser: Sonic Equivalent Developed - Read more

Alzheimer's: X-Rays for Disease Detection

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[23/06/2009] Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new, highly detailed x-ray imaging technique that could be developed into a method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's: X-Rays for Disease Detection - Read more

Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased

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[17/06/2009] Three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images of patients could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and a pair of Russian institutes. Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased - Read more

Alzheimer's: When One Forgets That One Forgets

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When One Forgets That One Forgets [01/06/2009] Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is important because drugs can decelerate the process in the beginning of the disease. However, the problem is that patients do not recognise their illness. And even medical staff often does not react if the first symptoms appear. Alzheimer's: When One Forgets That One Forgets - Read more

Diagnosis: Ultrasound Against Endometrial Disease

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[17/04/2009] A procedure used in conjunction with a vaginal ultrasound might make it easier to visualise and diagnose diseases in the lining of the uterus, researchers have found.Diagnosis: Ultrasound Against Endometrial Disease - Read more

Overview - Future Trends in Medical Technology

Throughout the next months, MEDICA.de will present future trends in medical technology - due date is always the 15th of every month. New topics will be introduced, areas that are about to increasingly influence medicine in our world today and tomorrow. The guest stars for example: microelectromechanical Systems, IT and new materials. Overview - Future Trends in Medical Technology - Read more

Imaging: New Way to See Single RNA Molecules

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[09/04/2009] Biomedical engineers have developed a new type of probe that allows them to visualize single ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules within live cells more easily than existing methods.Imaging: New Way to See Single RNA Molecules - Read more

Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient”

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[01/04/2009] Headache, back pain or toothache. This happens to everybody once in a lifetime. If drugs cannot help a doctor is needed often. However, there are people whose pain remains. Chronic Pain: “Time Operates Against the Patient” - Read more

Research: From the Lab to Clinical Everyday Life

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[01/11/2008] „News from health research of the Helmholtz Association“ – this will be a topic on the Congress at MEDICA 2008. Current results of research to therapies against cancer are on the programme as well as news on the early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. Research: From the Lab to Clinical Everyday Life - Read more

Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1)

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[15/10/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Word has it that back in the ancient world those sentenced to death sometimes had been cut open in order to catch a glance of the insides of living men. About 100 years ago, science succeeded to allow this look without hurting people. The discovery of X-rays started a rapid development in medical imaging.Imaging: To Be in the Know with Every Detail (Part 1) - Read more

Part II: Imaging

Word has it that back in the ancient world those sentenced to death sometimes had been cut open in order to catch a glance of the insides of living men. About 100 years ago, science succeeded to allow this look without hurting people. The discovery of X-rays started a rapid development in medical imaging.Part II: Imaging - Read more

Heart: MRI to Predict Treatment Success

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[08/10/2008] Researchers have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based method for detecting and quantifying injury to the wall of the heart’s left atrium in patients who have undergone a procedure to treat atrial fibrillation. Heart: MRI to Predict Treatment Success - Read more

Diagnosis: 3-D MRI Finds High-Risk Carotid Disease

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[16/09/2008] Researchers have used three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3-D MRI) to accurately detect bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a condition that may lead to a stroke. Diagnosis: 3-D MRI Finds High-Risk Carotid Disease - Read more

Nanotechnology: One of the Keys for the 21st Century (Part 1)

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[01/09/2008] by Wiebke Heiss / MEDICA.de Other laws rule the world where everything is smaller than one hundred nanometres. Scientists start to discover and to employ them. Why? A huge market - also for medical products - is predicted for the next decades.Nanotechnology: One of the Keys for the 21st Century (Part 1) - Read more

Heart Attack: Ultrasound Used to Predict Risk

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[19/08/2008] Repeat exams using widely available and inexpensive ultrasound imaging could help identify patients at high risk for a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular events, according to a new study.Heart Attack: Ultrasound Used to Predict Risk - Read more

Imaging: MRI in Pocket Size

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[24/07/2008] The term “MRI scan” brings to mind the gigantic, expensive machines that are installed in hospitals. But research scientists have now developed small portable MRI scanners that perform their services in the field. Imaging: MRI in Pocket Size - Read more

Osteoporosis: Heel Ultrasound May Predict Risk

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[24/06/2008] An ultrasound exam of the heel may be able to predict if a woman is at heightened risk for osteoporosis. Along with certain risk factors, radiation-free ultrasound of the heel may be used to better select women who need further bone density testing. Osteoporosis: Heel Ultrasound May Predict Risk - Read more

Stroke: New 3-D Ultrasound Could Improve Diagnosis

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[25/04/2008] Using 3-D ultrasound technology they designed, Duke University bioengineers can compensate for the thickness and unevenness of the skull to see in real-time the arteries within the brain that most often clog up and cause strokes. Stroke: New 3-D Ultrasound Could Improve Diagnosis - Read more

Brain Cancer: Early Detection by Special MRI

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[25/03/2008] A special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict changes in blood volume in the brain that often precede cancerous transformation of brain tumors, according to a new study. Brain Cancer: Early Detection by Special MRI - Read more

CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage

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[20/02/2008] As more and more Americans undergo CT scans and other medical imaging scans involving intense X-rays, a new study suggests that many of them should take a pre-scan drug that could protect their kidneys from damage. CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage - Read more

Liver Tumors: High-Energy Ultrasound Sharpens View

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[10/01/2008] A high-energy form of ultrasound imaging produces pictures of liver tumors that are better than those made with traditional ultrasound, according to results of a clinical study.Liver Tumors: High-Energy Ultrasound Sharpens View - Read more

Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality"

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[01/12/2007] At the University Medical Center Essen in Germany, the first university proton therapy center is now emerging. By the end of 2009, it is said to be finished with the first patients undergoing treatment. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Züger from corporate controlling of the University Medical Center Essen about the planned equipment.Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality" - Read more

New Treatment: Ultrasound Seals Punctured Lungs

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[03/09/2007] The first experiment using ultrasound to treat lung injuries shows promising results: a newly developed high-intensity ultrasound device stopped air and blood leaks in punctured lungs.New Treatment: Ultrasound Seals Punctured Lungs - Read more

Anaesthetics: 3-D Ultrasound Helps Block Nerve Function

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[20/07/2007] Physicians have adapted real-time 3-D ultrasound imaging devices so that they can watch as they use a needle filled with anaesthetic to numb individual nerves located inches under the skin. In this way, they can quickly block nerve function in selected areas of the body. Anaesthetics: 3-D Ultrasound Helps Block Nerve Function - Read more

Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation

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[26/01/2007] Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) without the use of contrast media can show the precise site of a bowel perforation, avoiding the need for surgeons to do exploratory surgery of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract to locate the problem, a new study shows.Abdomen: Multidetector CT Accurately Locates Bowel Perforation - Read more

Karolinska University Hospital with advanced Molecular Imaging technology

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[09/06/2006] Siemens Biograph 64 PET•CT System Enables Physicians to Provide Earlier, More Precise Diagnoses and Treatments of Disease.Karolinska University Hospital with advanced Molecular Imaging technology - Read more

Siemens and DOCexpert: Joint commitment to the electronic health card

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[30/05/2006] Siemens AG and DOCexpert Computer GmbH have agreed to work together to develop joint concepts for the upcoming rollout of the German electronic health card.Siemens and DOCexpert: Joint commitment to the electronic health card - Read more

Siemens secures £300 million deal to supply medical technology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/05/2006] Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply the latest medical technology to Barts Hospital and The Royal London Hospital for 35 years.Siemens secures £300 million deal to supply medical technology - Read more

Saving time with Cardio MR (CMR)

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[21/04/2006] At the spring meeting of the German Association for Cardiology (DGK), Siemens Medical Solutions presented a new software tool for magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) especially developed for application in cardiology. Saving time with Cardio MR (CMR) - Read more

Mobile C-arm with new imaging system

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces an updated version of the mobile C-arm Siremobil Compact L. The system’s numerous improvements in design, image chain, and workflow integration provide for optimal clinical applications.Mobile C-arm with new imaging system - Read more

New MR applications improve diagnostics

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces new IT-based solutions for magnetic resonance tomography at the ECR. These so-called syngo MR applications simplify workflows in clinical routine.New MR applications improve diagnostics - Read more

Siemens Exhibits Ultrasound Technology to Lead the Way into the Future

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions remains true to its course of innovation: The company works continuously on future technologies and solutions for ultrasound imaging. Siemens Exhibits Ultrasound Technology to Lead the Way into the Future - Read more

Siemens sets trends at the ECR: More efficiency through innovations and IT

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] Today’s increasing cost pressure in the healthcare sector requires comprehensive solutions that increase the quality of care and reduce cost at the same time. In addition to the use of innovative medical systems, information technology plays an important role in this effort.Siemens sets trends at the ECR: More efficiency through innovations and IT - Read more

Through vessels in the fastest possible way

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/03/2006] The software function syngo iPilot from Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) supports the physician in guiding the catheter as smoothly as possible through the arteries during interventional procedures.Through vessels in the fastest possible way - Read more

New radiography system: Individually controllable and suitable for children

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[26/01/2006] Siemens Medical Solutions launched recently Axiom Aristos FX Plus, the new radiography system with integrated flat detector (FD) technology. New radiography system: Individually controllable and suitable for children - Read more

CT Clinical Engines: GHE-member Siemens Med launches software system

( Exhibitor name: GHE - German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[03/01/2006] ERLANGEN. German Healthcare Export Group-member Siemens Medical Solutions has now introduced the so called CT Clinical Engines, an innovative software solution for the computerised tomography sector.CT Clinical Engines: GHE-member Siemens Med launches software system - Read more

New member of Symbia product family

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/12/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the latest member of the Symbia family for True Point SPECT•CT (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography and Computed Tomography), the gamma camera Symbia S.New member of Symbia product family - Read more

Siemens Introduces Advancements for Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound Platform

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/12/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions continues to advance cardiovascular ultrasound, particularly for left ventricular (LV) imaging and congestive heart failure with its Encompass III release on the Acuson Sequoia C512 ultrasound platform.Siemens Introduces Advancements for Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound Platform - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG explore novel technology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG will join forces to explore the potential of Siemens’ novel Dual Source computed tomography (CT) technology implemented for the first time on SOMATOM® Definition in combination with Schering’s CT imaging agent Ultravist®. Siemens Medical Solutions and Schering AG explore novel technology - Read more

Siemens Unveils World’s Most Advanced Computed Tomography System

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/11/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions on 17 November unveiled the world's first dual source computed tomography (CT) system, a breakthrough that will redefine the role of CT.Siemens Unveils World’s Most Advanced Computed Tomography System - Read more

NaviVision: Siemens and BrainLAB present a world exclusive

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/11/2005] It’s a world first: Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) and BrainLAB combine a surgical C-am and an optical 2D/3D navigation unit into a common platform.NaviVision: Siemens and BrainLAB present a world exclusive - Read more

Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[06/10/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions recently installed the first Somatom Emotion 16 computed tomography (CT) systems. First clinical images have shown the high potential of the new 16-slice-CT, which offers best performance at an attractive investment level.Worldwide First Installations of Somatom Emotion 16 - Read more

Siemens Cooperates with the Paul Scherrer Institute

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/09/2005] The Swiss Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen and Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) in Erlangen, Germany, have recently signed a cooperation contract.Siemens Cooperates with the Paul Scherrer Institute - Read more

Siemens Develops Integrated Solution for Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[19/09/2005] At the ESC, Siemens Medical Solutions has shown how to simplify and accelerate the workflow of cardiological emergency diagnostics through cross-modality cooperation.Siemens Develops Integrated Solution for Cardiology - Read more

The Very Best for the Heart

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/09/2005] Siemens presents the worldwide first biplane FD cardiology system for magnetically-assisted interventions.The Very Best for the Heart - Read more

Tim Proves its Know-How Worldwide

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[15/09/2005] First clinical experiences with the Total imaging matrix (Tim) reveal its new diagnostic possibilities. In 2004, Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) ushered in a new era in Magnetic Resonance Tomography.Tim Proves its Know-How Worldwide - Read more

Driving Innovations to Outcomes in Diagnosis and Therapy

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[12/09/2005] Siemens Ultrasound introduced three new developments in workflow, myocardial assessment and minimally invasive procedures at the Annual Congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).Driving Innovations to Outcomes in Diagnosis and Therapy - Read more

Siemens Cardiac CT Software Isolates the Heart - With a Single Click

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/09/2005] The new Siemens syngo Circulation software promises cardiologists an optimum platform for image evaluation.Siemens Cardiac CT Software Isolates the Heart - With a Single Click - Read more

Integrated Solutions Optimise Processes in Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[08/09/2005] Cardiovascular diseases are the most prevalent cause of death in industrial nations. To recognize them on time and to treat them effectively is a challenge for both phy-sicians and healthcare...Integrated Solutions Optimise Processes in Cardiology - Read more

Clinical Studies Demonstrate Effectiveness of Siemens 64-Slice CTs

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[05/09/2005] Engaging in intensive research during the past twelve months, Siemens' clinical collaborators continue to lead the scientific community in studies focusing on the clinical validation of multi-slice CT systems in cardiac imaging.Clinical Studies Demonstrate Effectiveness of Siemens 64-Slice CTs - Read more

Tracking Cancer with Micro-Bubbles

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[31/08/2005] Using a completely new generation of ultrasound contrast media, also known as micro-bubbles, Siemens Medical Solutions is now tracking cancer and metastases with ultrasound diagnostics as well. The...Tracking Cancer with Micro-Bubbles - Read more

New Trauma Concept by Siemens Provides for Faster Diagnostics

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/08/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces a new concept for improving the workflows for treating trauma patients in the hospital.New Trauma Concept by Siemens Provides for Faster Diagnostics - Read more

New Ultrasound Technology Automatically Improves Image Quality

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/08/2005] The Native TEQ (Tissue Equalization Technology/ Tissue Homogenization) technology developed by Siemens Medical Solutions enables automatic correction of the system parameters for optimal diagnostics.New Ultrasound Technology Automatically Improves Image Quality - Read more

New Method for Asthma Detection Using Functional MRI

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[12/08/2005] The University Clinic in Erlangen has developed a method together with Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) in Princeton/USA that allows experts to determine which part of the lungs is involved.New Method for Asthma Detection Using Functional MRI - Read more

MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[10/08/2005] A single dose of the contrast agent gadobenate dimeglumine can help liver donors avoid multiple MRI examinations during the screening process.MRI: Quicker Screening of Liver Donors with Contrast Agent - Read more

PROTEC Medizintechnik Represented GHE at Expomed in Istanbul

( Exhibitor name: German Healthcare Export Group e.V. )

[09/05/2005] From 24 to 27 March, 1371 companies from 46 countries participated in the 12. International Fair for Health Care, Hospital Supplies, Medical and Laboratory Equipment and Rehabilitation Aids (Expomed).PROTEC Medizintechnik Represented GHE at Expomed in Istanbul - Read more

Bats as Role Models

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/04/2005] Siemens presents fascinating material from ultrasound technology at the Expo in Japan. Bats use acoustic signals for their orientation and hunting. Human beings have learned quite a bit from bats.Bats as Role Models - Read more

Proven Technology of Somatom Emotion Scanners now with 16 Slices

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[08/03/2005] At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR, March 4th - 8th, Vienna/Austria), Siemens Medical Solutions announced the new Somatom Emotion 16, significantly expanding their Somatom Emotion product line.Proven Technology of Somatom Emotion Scanners now with 16 Slices - Read more

Siemens Introduced New Portable Sonoline G40 Ultrasound System

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[08/03/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the all-digital Sonoline G40 ultrasound imaging system. The newest member of the Siemens ultrasound family combines best-in-class image quality, workflow advancements and color Doppler capabilities to meet daily clinical needs in a variety of clinical settings, including general imaging, obstetrics/gynecology, and internal medicine.Siemens Introduced New Portable Sonoline G40 Ultrasound System - Read more

Sienet - Tailor-made for Hospitals and Private Practices

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[08/03/2005] Sienet is the integrated IT solution by Siemens Medical Solutions for image and diagnosis report management that allows for easy adjustment to the different requirements of hospitals and private practices.Sienet - Tailor-made for Hospitals and Private Practices - Read more

Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduced DynaCT for the first time in Europe at the ECR (European Congress of Radiology) March, 4th - 8th, 2005 in Vienna, Austria. This new application enables users of angiographic C-arm systems to create soft tissue images based on the principles of CT.Generating New CT Slice Images with Angiographic C-arm System DynaCT - Read more

New PET/CT System Biograph 64 Enhances Diagnostics in Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Die PET/CT system family Biograph by Siemens Medical Solutions welcomes a new member - the Biography 64. The innovative hybrid system combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) with the fastest Computed Tomograph by Siemens, the 64 slice CT system Somatom 64.New PET/CT System Biograph 64 Enhances Diagnostics in Cardiology - Read more

The Handy Helper Arcadis Avantic of the C-arm Family Introduced

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/03/2005] Siemens Medical Solutions introduced its new mobile C-arm system Arcadis Avantic at the ECR 2005. The many improvements in the area of design, image acquisition and workflow integration make imaging with the Arcadis Avantic highly efficient and allow for more accurate and expedient surgical invasions.The Handy Helper Arcadis Avantic of the C-arm Family Introduced - Read more

Arcadis Orbic 3D Increases Surgical Precision

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[11/02/2005] The new device represents the second generation of the mobile C-arm system with intraoperative three dimensional (3D) imaging capabilities. Arcadis Orbic 3D Increases Surgical Precision - Read more

Flat detectors increasingly replacing X-ray film und imaging plates

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[15/12/2004] In photography, digital technology is increasingly replacing film. And in radiography, digital technology is well on its way to replacing conventional film technology.Flat detectors increasingly replacing X-ray film und imaging plates - Read more

From the "integrated hospital" to the "electronic health care card”

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[02/12/2004] For a person admitted to the hospital or private practice his future well-being may be decided in a matter of minutes. Efficient processes and satisfactory data management are two highly important components in critical situations. From the "integrated hospital" to the "electronic health care card” - Read more

Siemens and MediGuide Conclude Cooperative Agreement

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions and Israeli company MediGuide Ltd. have signed a cooperative agreement in the area of "Magnetic Tracking”.Siemens and MediGuide Conclude Cooperative Agreement - Read more

Siemens introduces ultrasound imaging technology with fourth dimension

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[01/12/2004] Having developed three-dimensional imaging technology, Siemens is now moving into the fourth dimension: The Sonoline Antares system, with the combination of 3-Scape real-time 3D imaging and fourSight 4D imaging technologies, allows the real-time display of three-dimensional (3D) images. Siemens introduces ultrasound imaging technology with fourth dimension - Read more

A world first: MRI with all round panoramic view

( Exhibitor name: Philips Medizin Systeme GmbH )

[25/11/2004] Philips presents the Panorama 1.0T open high-field MR scanner featuring optimum patient comfort and the clinical performance of a 1.5 Tesla system Düsseldorf, 23 November 2004. Panorama replaces...A world first: MRI with all round panoramic view - Read more

Philips shows a lot of heart at MEDICA

( Exhibitor name: Philips Medizin Systeme GmbH )

[23/11/2004] Philips shows a lot of heart at MEDICA A new class of performance in cardiology: the iE33 intelligent echocardiography system gives even more rapid and precise diagnosis of heart disease Düsseldorf,...Philips shows a lot of heart at MEDICA - Read more

Siemens Technology offers 3D Visualization of Coronary Vessels

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[22/10/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions recently announced Interventional Cardiac 3D (IC3D) technology to create three dimensional (3D) images of the coronary vessels in the heart.Siemens Technology offers 3D Visualization of Coronary Vessels - Read more

Positive Response to First Installations of Siemens' Somatom Sensation Open

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[08/10/2004] The recently introduced Somatom Sensation Open computer tomography (CT) system is Siemens Medical Solutions' optimal solution for efficient CT-based radiation therapy planning, trauma examinations, interventional procedures and imaging of bariatric patients with excellent performance in routine and advanced CT examinations.Positive Response to First Installations of Siemens' Somatom Sensation Open - Read more

Siemens and Danfysik collaborate in the area of particle therapy

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[07/10/2004] Danfysik, one of the leading manufacturers of particle accelerators and Siemens Medical Solutions (Med), have entered into a cooperation contract for particle therapy solutions.Siemens and Danfysik collaborate in the area of particle therapy - Read more

Magnetom Espree - New "Openness” in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG, Medical Solutions )

[01/10/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the world's first 1.5 Tesla open bore magnetic resonance imaging system: with its compact length of only 125 cm and expanded 70 cm bore diameter, Magnetom...Magnetom Espree - New "Openness” in Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Read more

Procam-Calculator plus CT Improve Stratification of Risk of Myocardial Infarction

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[25/08/2004] Easy Calculator and CT Image Enable Early Risk Assessment and Treatment In cooperation with the International Task Force for Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, Siemens Medical Solutions introduces...Procam-Calculator plus CT Improve Stratification of Risk of Myocardial Infarction - Read more

Somatom Sensation Cardiac 64 Scanner with Enhanced Performance for Heart Examinations

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[25/08/2004] 64-slice CT-Imaging with a Gantry Rotation Time of 0.33 Seconds Siemens Medical Solutions introduced the Somatom Sensation Cardiac 64, the first 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner particularly...Somatom Sensation Cardiac 64 Scanner with Enhanced Performance for Heart Examinations - Read more

New open MR system from Siemens now available worldwide

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/08/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions has introduced the “Magnetom C!”, a new open 0.35 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system (MRI). The Magnetom C! is currently the most compact C-shaped permanent magnet that...New open MR system from Siemens now available worldwide - Read more

Siemens Introduces New Hybrid Imaging Product Line

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[05/08/2004] TruePoint SPECT·CT is the First to Combine Functional Sensitivity of SPECT with Rich Anatomical Detail of Multi-Slice CT for Diagnostic Confidence Siemens Medical Solutions unveiled recently a new...Siemens Introduces New Hybrid Imaging Product Line - Read more

Study: Accreditation Improves Quality of Ultrasound Practice

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[22/07/2004] American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) accreditation increases the quality of ultrasound practice, according to an article published in the August 2004 issue of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.Study: Accreditation Improves Quality of Ultrasound Practice - Read more

Siemens and HiPGraphics enter into a contract for further development of syngo InSpace

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[12/07/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions und HiPGraphics Inc., Baltimore, USA, recently announced an exclusive contract to continue to advance syngo InSpace. This interactive image processing software enables 3D...Siemens and HiPGraphics enter into a contract for further development of syngo InSpace - Read more

New universal X-ray system Axiom Artis U by Siemens

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[01/07/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces the new X-ray C-arm Axiom Artis U. As a universal and highly flexible X-ray system, its output of 80 kW approximates the performance of stationary C-arms.New universal X-ray system Axiom Artis U by Siemens - Read more

A new product line of mobile X-ray systems for Siemens

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[24/05/2004] As a recent market entry, the mobile X-ray system Mobilett XP represents a revised product line by Siemens Medical Solutions. A new product line of mobile X-ray systems for Siemens - Read more

For more extensive views into the body and for greater patient comfort

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[14/05/2004] The Somatom Sensation Open, a recent development by Siemens Medical Solutions, is a computed tomography (CT) system especially designed for use in oncology and interventional CT as well as for ER examinations and bariatric patients.For more extensive views into the body and for greater patient comfort - Read more

Arcadis Varic by Siemens: Optimal efficiency for the OR

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/03/2004] Arcadis Varic – this is the name of the first system belonging to the new mobile C-arm generation introduced by Siemens Medical Solutions (Med).Arcadis Varic by Siemens: Optimal efficiency for the OR - Read more

Mammomat Balance: Siemens introduces new analog mammography system

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/03/2004] This year’s European Congress of Radiology in Vienna is introducing the new Mammomat Balance by Siemens Medical Solutions. Designed for the Asiatic, Latin-American and East European market, the analog...Mammomat Balance: Siemens introduces new analog mammography system - Read more

Siemens introduces new class of PET/CT scanners

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/03/2004] Siemens Medical Solutions introduces a new biograph family of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) systems at the European Congress of Radiology.Siemens introduces new class of PET/CT scanners - Read more

SOMATOM Emotion 6 by Siemens with New Tube Technology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/03/2004] With more than 260 systems sold since the start of production in June 2003, SOMATOM Emotion 6 is one of the most successful computed tomography systems in the world.SOMATOM Emotion 6 by Siemens with New Tube Technology - Read more

Advanced Radiation Therapy Treatments with Siemens PRIMATOM System

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[01/03/2004] The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), in cooperation with Heidelberg University Hospital, has treated more than 500 patients to date using the PRIMATOM System from Siemens Medical Solutions.Advanced Radiation Therapy Treatments with Siemens PRIMATOM System - Read more

Solutions instead of compromises: A new digital angiography system by Siemens

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[27/02/2004] Axiom Artis dTA by Siemens Medical Solutions is the first digital ceiling-mounted C-arm angiography system world-wide using innovative flat detector technology (FD).Solutions instead of compromises: A new digital angiography system by Siemens - Read more

New Siemens Software Supports Physicians in Detecting Pulmonary Nodules

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[02/12/2003] The syngo LungCARE CT software with Nodule Enhanced Viewing (NEV) by Siemens Medical Solutions is a program for computer-supported detection of pulmonary nodules using Computed Tomography examinations.New Siemens Software Supports Physicians in Detecting Pulmonary Nodules - Read more

New Radiography System from Siemens Provides Additional Applications During Surgery

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[27/11/2003] The hips, pelvis, and viscerocranium may now be examined during surgery using the Siremobil Iso-C 3D mobile C-arm radiography system from Siemens. Results from the latest clinical studies support the...New Radiography System from Siemens Provides Additional Applications During Surgery - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[26/11/2003] From a red pepper to a view inside the human brain - How one can generate images with a magnet More than 25 years ago, scientists at Siemens made their first experiments in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (...Siemens Medical Solutions celebrates 25 years of MRI - Read more

TITAN: The new TRUMPF operating table for heavy patients

( Exhibitor name: Trumpf Medizin Systeme GmbH )

[04/11/2003] The name says it all: TITAN is the new universal operating table by TRUMPF Medizin Systeme, in Saalfeld, Germany, specially designed for heavy patients. The heavy-duty table easily handles up to 450...TITAN: The new TRUMPF operating table for heavy patients - Read more

Advanced Technology sets new speed standards in CT Siemens Speed4D

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[21/10/2003] Advanced Technology sets new speed standards in CT Siemens Speed4D Improves Evaluation of the Beating Heart and Other Internal Organs Siemens Medical Solutions announces advancements in Computed...Advanced Technology sets new speed standards in CT Siemens Speed4D - Read more

In Gummersbach two days are reduced to an instant

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[16/10/2003] Sienet MagicWeb enables images and reports to be distributed in a matter of seconds Sienet MagicWeb, a solution component for simplified image and report distribution from Siemens Medical Solutions (...In Gummersbach two days are reduced to an instant - Read more

A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/10/2003] A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer Siemens and GSI signed a contract for a new method irradiating tumors that also provides a larger patient cohort with access to this method. Cancer –...A decisive milestone in the battle against cancer - Read more

Siemens and Stereotaxis Expand their Cooperation

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[22/09/2003] Magnetic Navigation will be extended beyond Cardiology Having successfully completed their initial collaboration which brought together the Axiom Artis dFC Magnetic Navigation (MN) from Siemens...Siemens and Stereotaxis Expand their Cooperation - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions Signs Agreement with Medrad:

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[15/09/2003] Medrad Will Be a Preferred Supplier of Contrast Agent Injection Systems Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) and Medrad, Inc., announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement that...Siemens Medical Solutions Signs Agreement with Medrad: - Read more

Siemens Health Information Solution Supports Greater Efficiency in Cardiology

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/09/2003] Soarian Cardiology introduced to the European market at the ESC Congress 2003 Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) will introduce its Soarian Cardiology healthcare information solution, that addresses the...Siemens Health Information Solution Supports Greater Efficiency in Cardiology - Read more

European Premiere: Acuson Sequoia C512 is Siemens’ New Flagship in Ultrasound

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[09/09/2003] New imaging technologies provide physicians with a clear view into the heart Just a few weeks after the successful launch of the Acuson CV70, Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) is again proving the...European Premiere: Acuson Sequoia C512 is Siemens’ New Flagship in Ultrasound - Read more

Comprehensive Solutions for Cardiology Workflows

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[05/09/2003] Siemens Presents a New Era in Clinical Efficiency Smoother processes, shorter examination times, faster diagnoses – the name Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) stands for these and many other measurable...Comprehensive Solutions for Cardiology Workflows - Read more

Siemens Medical Solutions obtains Contract to Modernize Hospitals in Norway

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[11/08/2003] Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) has been awarded a major contract to install a digital radiology information system for “Health Region East” (HRE), the largest healthcare region in Norway. The basic...Siemens Medical Solutions obtains Contract to Modernize Hospitals in Norway - Read more

Siemens and Stereotaxis: Innovative Technology for Cardiac Cath Lab

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[29/07/2003] The first system in all of Europe to use magnetic guidance for a cardiac catheter is now operational at the St. Georg General Hospital in Hamburg.Siemens and Stereotaxis: Innovative Technology for Cardiac Cath Lab - Read more

Online Demo and Training

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[07/07/2003] Emulation of syngo operating software available as web-based training on the Internet Syngo, the common operating software for medical imaging from Siemens Medical Solutions, is now available online...Online Demo and Training - Read more

Cardiology C-arm System from Siemens with a Dynamic Detector

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[30/06/2003] Axiom Artis dTC integrates new technologies and improves diagnostic certainty. Specifically for cardiology, Siemens Medical Solutions (Med) introduces the new Axiom Artis dTC system equipped with the i...Cardiology C-arm System from Siemens with a Dynamic Detector - Read more

Double digital: Siemens introduces the world’s first biplane C-arm system with flat panel detectors

( Exhibitor name: Siemens AG Medical Solutions )

[30/06/2003] Highest contrast and excellent image quality In cardiology, dynamic flat panel detectors (FD) are beginning to surpass conven-tional image intensifiers. While there are several monoplane C-arm systems ...Double digital: Siemens introduces the world’s first biplane C-arm system with flat panel detectors - Read more

 
 

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