CT decision aid cuts follow-up imaging in kids with trauma
Shared decision-making using a decision aid did not reduce the use of head...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts CT decision tool optimizes head CT for kids with trauma SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- For children with traumatic epidural hematomas (EDHs), repeated computed tomography (CT) imaging is common, but rarely impacts management, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Brian F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Enhancing Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence
Physicians may soon use artificial intelligence (AI) and medical images to study tumors without a biopsy. The techniques developed to study tumors in this new way are described in the September 1 issue of The Lancet Oncology. Along with helping physicians learn more about tumors without surgery, the new approach should help identify which cancer patients will respond best to cutting-edge immunotherapy treatments. The AI techniques could be useful for “predicting clinical outcomes of patients treated with immunotherapy when validated by further prospective randomized trials,” the authors wrote. Immunotherapy tre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

The Checkup: For Kids With Concussions, Less Time Alone in a Dark Room
The C.D.C. ’ s first guidelines to focus on children's head injuries steer doctors away from CT scans and prolonged isolation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Sports Injuries Concussions Brain Parenting Headaches Source Type: news

PET/CT makes case for directing cervical cancer treatment
Can FDG-PET/CT be used to direct the treatment of locally advanced cervical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Extremity PET/CT scans unnecessary for melanoma patients FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients ASTRO: PET predicts outcomes in vulvar cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Demand A Scan: Luck Is Not An Option
Right now, the only patients who get a CT scan for early detection are people considered high risk, including current and former smokers. That ’s despite proof that 80% of new lung cancer patients have either never smoked or quit decades prior. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bonnie J. Addario, Contributor Source Type: news

Xact Robotics wins CE Mark for robotic nav & steering system, raises $5m in Series C
Xact Robotics said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its robotics navigation and steering system designed for image-guided percutaneous procedures, and said it raised $5 million in a Series C round of financing. The Caesarea, Israel-based company said its Xact robotics system was cleared for use in planning and accessing targets in the abdomen during computed-tomography-guided percutaneous procedures. The system allows the physician to plan the procedure by selecting a target and entry point, after which the platform recommends a trajectory and verification checkpoints along the trajectory. Once ...
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regulatory/Compliance Robotics Surgical xactrobotics Source Type: news

PHOTOS: A look inside Novant Health's $80M Mint Hill Medical Center
Novant Health is set to open its Mint Hill Medical Center on Oct. 1, following a decade-long planning process for the $80 million facility. Mint Hill Medical Center is near the intersection of Interstate 485 and Albemarle Road, and includes a 150,000-square-foot, 46-bed hospital with four operating rooms and a 16-bay emergency department, which has direct access to a CT scan for trauma patients. Other key services include: A 16-ba y infusion and transition center with a healing garden just outside; Four… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

New Guideline Updates Diagnostic Criteria for IPF New Guideline Updates Diagnostic Criteria for IPF
The revised guidance document streamlines accurate and rapid diagnosis of the rare, often terminal, lung disease by classifying patients according to high-resolution computed tomography scan patterns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dawnia survives kidney cancer after receiving a nephrectomy on her right kidney
Five years ago, Dawnia, who lives in Texas, was diagnosed with stage II kidney cancer at age 50. During a routine visit at her gynecologist ’s office, the nurse practitioner was alarmed when she learned that Dawnia’s mother was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer. The nurse urged her to get an ultrasound which showed a 9×9 tumor. Dawnia credits her nurse practitioner’s suggestion of getting an ultrasound with saving her life. S he has remained cancer-free following her nephrectomy. No chemotherapy or radiation was required. Dawnia had chest x-rays and abdominal CT scans every three to six months f...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 11, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Gunshot injury of head and neck region with an atypical bullet trajectory: the importance of whole body computed tomography scan - Velioglu Y, Yuksel A, Durgun B.
Nowadays, gunshot injuries have become a common medical-legal issue because of easy accessibility of firearms. Gunshot injuries of head and neck region are highly morbid and fatal, particularly when they affect vital organs. In rare cases, atypical tract l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

X-Rays, Blood Tests Not Advised for Children's Concussions
FRIDAY, Sept. 7, 2018 -- Routine X-rays and blood tests should not be used to diagnose children's concussions, new U.S. government guidelines say. The guidelines were published online Sept. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Computed tomography scans may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Simple CT Scan Eliminates Need for Surgery in Kidney Cancer Simple CT Scan Eliminates Need for Surgery in Kidney Cancer
A simple CT scan measurement discriminates between a benign form of kidney cancer and a more lethal subtype with high degree of accuracy, allowing surgery to be avoided.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

High rate of pediatric head CT persists despite efforts
U.S. emergency departments continue to rely on CT to routinely evaluate children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT decision tool optimizes head CT for kids with trauma SIIM: CDS guides appropriate pediatric head CT orders Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma? Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CDC posts diagnostic guideline for brain injury in kids
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a guideline...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could a blood test rule out most CT for brain injury? MRI reveals effect of mild TBI on brain white matter More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary DTI helps predict mild TBI outcomes in veterans Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NYIT receives NSF grant, aims to strengthen regional STEM innovation
(New York Institute of Technology) Researchers from New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have secured $426,621 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the acquisition of a micro-computed tomography machine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Post-mortem computed tomography improves completeness of the trauma registry: a single institution experience - Steenburg SD, Spitzer T, Rhodes A.
PURPOSE: To describe our institutional experience with post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and its impact on decedent injury severity score (ISS) and to assess the adequacy of emergently placed support medical devices. METHODS: Over a 5-year per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate
A group from Alabama has developed a deep-learning artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Emergency radiology after a massive earthquake: clinical perspective - Iyama A, Utsunomiya D, Uetani H, Kidoh M, Sugahara T, Yoshimatsu S, Yamashita Y.
Earthquakes are unpredictable and inevitable disasters, causing various earthquake-related disorders. Medical imaging, including digital radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, plays a key role in the evaluation of earthquake-rela... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Why HeartFlow ’s Data From This Weekend Don’t Change Anything
The $1.5 billion health-tech startup HeartFlow has a noninvasive test for heart disease based on machine learning analysis of CT scans. Two new studies are unlikely to win over its critics. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

‘Game-changing’ high-tech scans could predict risk of a heart attack YEARS before they occur
Oxford University experts developed the technology, which assesses a CT scan of the heart. They found the system could spot dangers that are missed by the tests and scans currently used. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

External validation of computed tomography decision rules for minor head injury: prospective, multicentre cohort study in the Netherlands - Foks KA, van den Brand CL, Lingsma HF, van der Naalt J, Jacobs B, de Jong E, den Boogert HF, Sir Ö, Patka P, Polinder S, Gaakeer MI, Schutte CE, Jie KE, Visee HF, Hunink MGM, Reijners E, Braaksma M, Schoonman GG, Steyerberg EW, Jellema K, Dippel DWJ.
OBJECTIVE: To externally validate four commonly used rules in computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury. DESIGN: Prospective, multicentre cohort study. SETTING: Three university and six non-university hospitals in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts registry study, large hospital trial data
HeartFlow this week released data from two studies of its HeartFlow fractional flow reserve FFRct analysis system, touting that the system allows for the more effective differentiation of patients who need coronary stenting or bypass surgery and those who can be managed on medications alone. HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Results from the Advance registry study were published in the European Heart Journal and results from the Aarhus U...
Source: Mass Device - August 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials HeartFlow Source Type: news

CT finds heart disease in patients with lung cancer
Assessing coronary artery disease on the CT scans of patients with lung cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Predicting the response to immunotherapy using artificial intelligence
(Comprehensive Cancer Centre Gustave Roussy) A study published in The Lancet Oncology establishes for the first time that artificial intelligence can process medical images to extract biological and clinical information. By designing an algorithm and developing it to analyse CT scan images, medical researchers at Gustave Roussy, CentraleSup é lec, Inserm, Paris-Sud University and TheraPanacea (spin-off from CentraleSup é lec specializing in artificial intelligence in oncology-radiotherapy and precision medicine) have created a so-called radiomic signature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

3 ways AI could be integrated into radiology workflow
As radiology artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms move toward clinical use,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Hardware Infection Radiological Case: Hardware Infection
A PET/CT scan revealed suspicious uptake around this patient's thoracic spine hardware. Was it an infection, or a malignancy?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans
Researchers from Florida have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, new cardiac imaging technology can assess for CAD AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Hip Replacement Procedure Launches
The first two total hip replacement surgeries using a new 3D technology were recently performed by Gregory Martin, MD, founder of Personalized Orthopedics of the Palm Beaches, at JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL. The Conformis Hip System includes specially made implants that match a patient’s specific measurements, as well as customized instrumentation that the surgeon uses to guide him or her during the procedure. As Conformis previously did with its knee system, the hip system merges the attributes of its time-tested implants with new capabilities that enable the devices to be matched with the individua...
Source: MDDI - August 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Intel, Philips tout speed gains in AI-powered healthcare algorithms
Intel (NSDQ:INTC) and Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week they are partnering to test Intel hardware’s ability to run deep learning artificial intelligence programs intended to improve the capabilities of Philips tech. The two companies joined to test the abilities of hardware using Intel Xeon processors and the OpenVINO toolkit for two AI-powered programs: one for bone-age-prediction modeling based on X-rays and one examining computed tomography scans of lungs for segmentation. Intel said that in the tests, the systems showed speed improvements of 188 times for the bone-age prediction model and 38 times for...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Research & Development Software / IT Intel Corp. royalphilips Source Type: news

Engineers develop A.I. System to detect often-missed cancer tumors
(University of Central Florida) Engineers at the University of Central Florida Center for Research in Computer Vision have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in CT scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The artificial intelligence system is about 95 percent accurate, compared to 65 percent when done by human eyes, the team said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Australian Startup & #039;s Unique Approach to Imaging Lung Function
Here's a story about how a technology developed to study air displacement from jet engines inspired one mechanical engineer to develop a unique solution for medical imaging. "I used to work on as a mechanical engineer testing aircraft and other vehicles in wind tunnels," Andreas Fouras told MD+DI. "We would place models in a wind tunnel, we would do this wind tunnel imaging with lasers and cameras and so on, and from that my team would write software that would perform the quantitative analysis of those images to do things like calculate where there was turbulence and how this aircraft or this ve...
Source: MDDI - August 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Software Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering bolsters AI for depth estimation on endoscopy
The photorealistic quality of cinematically rendered CT scans may reduce the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Libby Wins Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award
Peter Libby, MD, of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received the Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) for his outstanding work in cardiovascular medicine. Th (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - August 21, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Physicians prefer cinematic rendering for ankle injuries
Cinematically rendered images based on CT scans of the ankle are more photorealistic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Statins associated with improvement of rare lung disease
This study suggests that oral statin therapy may be a new approach for patients with autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.AUTHORSThe study ’s co-senior authors are Dr. Elizabeth Tarling of UCLA and Dr. Bruce Trapnell of Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati, Ohio. Other authors are listed in the journal article.JOURNALThe study was  published in the journal Nature Communications. FUNDINGThe National Institutes of Health funded the research.Learn more about the  cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.  (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Research and Education Evaluation of the success rate of cone beam computed tomography in determining the location and direction of screw access holes in cement-retained implant-supported prostheses: An in vitro study
ConclusionsUsing CBCT could help determine the direction and location of SAHs in clinical situations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds New AI Platform Diagnoses Brain Disease in Seconds
A novel artificial intelligence platform diagnoses neurologic diseases on the basis of brain CT scans in seconds -- saving both time and lives, sayMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Ablation Fixes Mesothelioma Recurrence in Case Study
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of the findings of postmortem computed tomography scan and traditional autopsy in traumatic deaths: is technology mutually complementing or exclusive? - Mishra B, Joshi MK, Lalwani S, Kumar A, Kumar A, Kumar S, Gupta A, Sagar S, Singhal M, Panda A, Rattan A.
Background: Postmortem examination is indispensable to ascertain the cause of an unnatural death and as such is mandatory by the law. From ages, traditional autopsy (TA) has proved its worth in establishing the cause of death in the deceased despite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New AI system can screen for neurological illnesses in seconds
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence method than can identify a range of acute neurological illnesses in CT scans within a few seconds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging
The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) for medical image analysis may...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working Medical imaging AI market primed for growth NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prescan tutorial eases patient concerns about PET/CT
Giving patients knowledge of what to expect from an upcoming FDG-PET/CT scan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How patient consumerism affects today's radiology practice Patients want imaging price information MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction Survey: Radiologists rated awesome and awful Improving the patient experience benefits everyone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses at Mount Sinai
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) An artificial intelligence platform designed to identify a broad range of acute neurological illnesses, such as stroke, hemorrhage, and hydrocephalus, was shown to identify disease in CT scans in 1.2 seconds, faster than human diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First 3D total hip replacement surgery completed
Medical technology company Conformis completed two surgeries using The Conformis Hip System, a total hip replacement system that converts a patient’s CT scan into a three-dimensional model to develop a preoperative, individual surgical plan, which the surgeon receives before the operation.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Industry News Source Type: news

NuVasive, Siemens ink spinal surgery joint dev deal
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said yesterday it inked a strategic partnership deal with Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers looking to develop and advance technology designed for minimally invasive spinal surgery. Through the deal, dubbed the Spine Precision Partnership, the companies will look to jointly advance their proprietary technologies, looking to improve operating room workflow efficiency and the delivery of minimally disruptive spinal technologies, San Diego-based NuVasive said. The first step in the partnership will be the integration of NuVasive’s Pulse surgical automation platform with Siemens Healthine...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Surgical Nuvasive Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Aidoc lands FDA clearance for AI software in head CT
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans AIDoc Medical raises $7M (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Conformis posts Q2 earnings, launches 3D-printed hip system
ConforMIS (NSDQ:CFMS) last week posted second quarter earnings that missed expectations on Wall Street and announced that the first procedures had been performed using its 3D designed and printed Conformis hip system implants. In its earnings release, the Billerica, Mass.-based company posted losses of $14.1 million. or 24¢ per share, on sales of $18.9 million for the three months ended June 30, seeing losses grow 16.3% while sales grew a smaller 4.8% compared with the same period during the previous year. Losses per share were just behind the 21¢ consensus on Wall Street. “Our US growth of 7% represen...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat conformis Source Type: news

How ablation destroys cancer to prolong lives
Ablation, a minimally invasive tumour-destroying technique using focused radiation, is proving effective. So why is it not more widely known?Seven years ago, when Heather Hall was informed by her oncologist that her kidney cancer had spread to the liver, she initially assumed she had just months to live. “I’d been on chemotherapy for a while, but they’d done a CT scan and found three new tumours,” she says. “But they then said that, because the tumours were relatively small, they could try to lengthen my prognosis by removing them with ablation.”Hall underwent a course of microwave ablat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Cox Tags: Cancer research Health & wellbeing Medical research Science Life and style Source Type: news