ARRS awards scholarships to two emerging researchers
Ian Mark, MD. Image courtesy of the ARRS.The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is awarding its two 2024 ARRS Scholarships to Ian Mark, MD, of Mayo Clinic Minnesota and Evan Calabrese, MD, PhD, of Duke University Medical Center. The scholarships, provided by ARRS' "The Roetgen Fund," support early-career faculty members pursuing radiological research seeking to change how medical imaging is practiced. They are intended to advance emerging scholars and prepare them for leadership. Each scholarship is a two-year grant that totals $180,000. Mark completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Mayo Clinic, where he was chi...
Source: Headlines - February 1, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Will new CPT codes spark utilization of quantitative MRI?
Efforts to bring quantitative MRI analysis into clinical practice received a boost with the availability of two new Category III Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for brain MRI. Effective January 1, 2024, the new codes, 0865T and 0866T, support the use of software to analyze brain MRI exams with comparison to prior studies. AI software would qualify under the Category III CPT codes, which are for new and emerging technology: 0865T -- qMRI analysis of the brain with comparison to prior MR study(ies), including lesion identification, characterization, and quantification, with brain volume(s) quantification and/o...
Source: Headlines - January 30, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Liz Carey Tags: Artificial Intelligence SENL Source Type: news

Kontos tapped to lead integrated diagnostics at Columbia
Despina Kontos, PhD, professor of radiology and a computer scientist with expertise in multimodality imaging data, will lead the new Center for Innovation in Imaging Biomarkers and Integrated Diagnostics (CIMBID) at Columbia University in New York.Kontos' work has contributed to a transition in the interpretation of breast cancer images by showing that imaging data can be mined to extract sophisticated phenotypic signatures with independent diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive value, according to a Columbia University Irving Medical Center statement. CIMBID will be dedicated to developing and integrating quantitative ima...
Source: Headlines - January 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Researchers to use MRI for epilepsy surgery decision-making
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Vanderbilt University, and University of Pennsylvania researchers received a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to collaborate on the development of new brain network-based tools for epilepsy surgery decision-making.VUMC said current clinical tools guiding surgical decisions are limited, in part because of an incomplete understanding of brain connectivity patterns in focal epilepsy. The newly funded project will combine MRI structural and functional connectivity analyses with intracranial recordings and neurostimulation measures. The goal is to devel...
Source: Headlines - January 16, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Subspecialties Neuroradiology Source Type: news

Sharing a passion for biomedical engineering with young students
Katy Lydon is a third-year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering and Physiology. Photo courtesy of Luke Schroeder. Katy Lydon was in fifth grade when she became enthralled with engineering. A team of engineers visited her classroom and led an exercise in designing, building and testing miniature towers made out of cardboard. But she didn ’t associate engineering with medicine until the end of high school. "I didn't truly learn about biomedical engineering until my senior year,"… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 6, 2024 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Meet the bioengineer developing 3D-printed stents for children
Trinity’s Tríona Lally explains why her heart lies in the world of biomedical engineering and why academic metrics need to change. How healthcare will be handled in the future is likely to be determined by the innovations that are developed from research done in the here and now. One element of…#trinity #tríonalally #universityoflimerick #stryker #trinitycollegedublin #lally #phd #ireland #dailybrief #siliconrepublics (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Correction: rotational head kinematics in football impacts: an injury risk function for concussion - Rowson S, Duma SM, Beckwith JG, Chu JJ, Greenwald RM, Crisco JJ, Brolinson PG, Duhaime AC, McAllister TW, Maerlender AC.
This article has been corrected to cancel retrospective Open Access. Copyright has reverted to Biomedical Engineering Society.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Diagnostic imaging service expenditures shifting to third-party providers
Davin Korstjens of IMV Medical Information Division.In 2022, U.S. hospitals spent an estimated $4.29 billion on service-related expenses for diagnostic imaging equipment, according to the recently published IMV 2023 Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Service Outlook Report. This is a 13.3% increase since 2020, when service spending was estimated to be $3.875 billion, and represents a 4.22% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over this period. For 2022, the top three service providers by service-related expenditures are GE HealthCare, Siemens Healthineers, and Crothall Healthcare. Since 2019 the share of service-related expendi...
Source: Headlines - October 20, 2023 Category: Radiology Tags: Equipment Source Type: news

Mass General researchers develop new imaging technique
Researchers from Mass General Brigham in Somerville, MA, and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have developed a new imaging technique for distinguishing tumors from normal tissue.The technique, called fluorescence lifetime (FLT) imaging, combines an injectable dye (indocyanine green, or ICG) with high-speed cameras, the group explained. The group's results were published October 16 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.A team led by Anand Kumar, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital tested the technique on multiple cancer types from 60 patients, including liver, brain, tongue, skin, breast, bone, and soft tissue, and sh...
Source: Headlines - October 16, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

AI-Powered Meta-Synergy Emerges As A Game-Changer In Cancer Treatment: How You Can Invest
A significant breakthrough in cancer treatment recently came from biomedical engineering professor Yosi Shamay and a group of researchers at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The team's approach, which it calls meta-synergy, uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to run simulations…#yosishamay #starpaxbiopharmas #technion #kevinoleary #shamay #starpaxbiopharma (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UC opens new Bioscience Center for advanced research after $11 million building renovation
The University of Cincinnati has a new research center where engineers and doctors will partner on new projects that aim to benefit public health.   Officials will cut the ribbon Aug. 16 on the Bioscience Center at 3159 Eden Avenue. The 35,000-square-foot building features 13 custom research labs, 12 offices, resources for co-op students, a lecture room and six study rooms.  “The Bioscience Center is just tremendous,” Eric Nauman, pr ofessor of biomedical engineering at UC, said. “We needed… (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 15, 2023 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Planalp Source Type: news

He ’ll Never Sell This Car. The Name Is Too Perfect
Cedric Walker , 73, professor emeritus of biomedical engineering at Tulane University, on his 1964 Nissan Cedric, as told to Mike Jordan.#cedricwalker #tulaneuniversity #nissancedric #mikejordan (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to deep freeze an entire organ —and bring it back to life
MINNEAPOLIS— The rat kidney on the operating table in front of Joseph Sushil Rao looked like it had been through hell. Which it had—a very cold one. Normally a deep pink, this thumbnail-size organ was blanched a corpselike gray. In the past 6 hours, it had been plucked from the abdomen of a white lab rat, pumped full of a black fluid, stuck in a freezer cooled to –150°C, and zapped by a powerful magnet. Now, in a cramped, windowless room on the 11th floor of the University of Minnesota’s (UMN’s) Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower, Rao lifted the kidney from a small plastic box and gently laid it...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Australian scientists create new class of titanium alloys
Alloy 3D-printed from metal powder rivals the conventional ‘magic metal’ – used in aerospace and biomedical engineering – for strength and sustainabilityGet ourmorning and afternoon news emails,free app ordaily news podcastScientists have created a new class of titanium alloys using laser 3D printing, which they say could improve the sustainability of the titanium industry and be used in aerospace and biomedical engineering.Titanium is a key metal in many industries and is prized for its high strength, lightness and durability.Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s free morning and afternoonemail newsletters for your ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Science writer Tags: Science Australia news Source Type: news

Florida professor lives in an underwater hotel for a record 73 days. His goal? An even 100
Biomedical engineer Joseph Dituri of the University of South Florida is living at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon and running experiments on how his body responds. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 19, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra E. Petri Source Type: news