Surgeons call on HoloLens during reconstructive surgery
In a recent case study published in  European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients'legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Colonoscopy
CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Machine learning techniques generate clinical labels of medical scans
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers used machine learning techniques, including natural language processing algorithms, to identify clinical concepts in radiologist reports for CT scans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries in stable patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Baron BJ, Benabbas R, Kohler C, Biggs C, Roudnitsky V, Paladino L, Sinert R.
BACKGROUND: Work-up for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) following an anterior abdominal stab wound (AASW) has been debated since the 1960s. Experts agree that patients with peritonitis, evisceration, or hemodynamic instability should u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Screening of pediatric facial fractures by brain computed tomography: diagnostic performance comparison with facial computed tomography - Ryu J, Yun SJ, Lee SH, Choi YH.
OBJECTIVES: Facial bone fractures secondary to head trauma are more common in children than in adults. Recently, multidetector row computed tomography (CT) has been considered superior to conventional radiography. Some studies have reported that facial sof... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Augmented Reality System Lets Doctors See under Patients' Skin without the Scalpel
New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Usefulness of post mortem computed tomography versus conventional forensic autopsy of road accident victims (drivers and passengers) - Moska ła A, Woźniak K, Kluza P, Romaszko K, Lopatin O.
Aim of the study: Deaths of in-vehicle victims (drivers and passengers) of road accidents represent a significant group of issues addressed by forensic medicine. Expressing opinions in this regard involves first of all the determination of the cause... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication
Cinematic rendering is capable of enhancing the visualization of CT scans....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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'? Contrast-enhanced CT proves highly predictive of aortic injuries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations? Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations?
How frequently do radiologists recommend additional imaging following an index CT scan, and are physicians following their recommendations?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AR prototype could let doctors see patients' insides on the outside
A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients ’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Clinical factors predictive for intracranial hemorrhage in mild head injury - Yuksen C, Sittichanbuncha Y, Patumanond J, Muengtaweepongsa S, Aramvanitch K, Supamas A, Sawanyawisuth K.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hitachi wins FDA nod for proton beam therapy real time image gating system
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Real Time Image Gating System designed for use with its proton beam therapy systems. Real Time Image Gating Proton Beam Therapy is designed to track and irradiate tumors in motion, using a 2mm diameter gold marker close to the tumor to establish its location as a reference via computed tomography. A dual-axis, orthogonal X-ray system is then used with pattern recognition software to identify the spatial location of the marker, and irradiation during treatment is performed only when the gold marker moves to within millimeters of the planned irradiation lo...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Hitachi Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Augmented reality system lets doctors see under patients' skin without the scalpel
(University of Alberta) New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease
New consensus guidelines aim to standardize the use of computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients with small-bowel disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge he...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Siemens Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neurocognitive assessment in patients with a minor traumatic brain injury and an abnormal initial CT scan: can cognitive evaluation assist in identifying patients who require surveillance CT brain imaging? - Clements TW, Dunham M, Kirkpatrick A, Rajakumar R, Gratton C, Lall R, McBeth P, Ball CG.
BACKGROUND: Evidence for repeat computed tomography (CT) in minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients with intracranial pathology is scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of clinical cognitive assessment (COG) in defining the need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD
CT scans show that a quarter of the adult population has nonstandard airway...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Group issues call for best lung cancer, COPD protocols Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Biomarker Disruptor
Would you rather get a biopsy or a blood test to check for prostate cancer? Quanterix chairman/CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said with the help of his company's latest product, the SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System, a simple blood test could replace, or complement, invasive diagnostic procedures. Using digital technology, the SR-X can detect cancer, neurological disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and heart events months or even years earlier, and less invasively, than existing technology.   Using Quanterix's single molecule array (Simoa) science, which is similar to a digital enzyme-linked immunosorb...
Source: MDDI - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?
What should be done with incidental breast lesions detected in women receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tomographic aspects of penetrating thoracic trauma: injuries from firearms and other weapons - de Melo ASA, Moreira LBM, Pessoa FMC, Saint-Martin N, Ancilotti Filho R, Souza AS, Marchiori E.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the various computed tomography findings in penetrating chest trauma, as well as to determine the frequency and extent of the lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the computed tomography findings from 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

LivaNova launches post-market study of bioprosthetic aortic heart valves
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in a post-market trial evaluating the overall incidence of reduced leaflet motion identified by CT imaging in patients receiving a bioprosthetic aortic heart valve. Four-dimensional CT scans will be taken of the trial’s 230 participants at least 30 days after they stop anticoagulation or dual antiplatelet therapy, according to LivaNova. The study will also include one year of follow-up. “Thrombus formation on valve leaflets has been shown to occur in some patients receiving prosthetic tissue valve replacement via transcatheter or...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

Do more CT scans lead to more kidney surgeries?
The higher the number of chest or abdominal CT exams in a hospital referral...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs Incidental findings: When in doubt, point them out -- or not Incidental findings on CT lung screening offer benefits, costs Incidental findings on CT spark disagreement CT tracks renal cancer recurrence after surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Perforating vasculature channels upon placement of implants in anterior mandible: thoughts?
The anterior mandible in #22-27 area have a lot of vasculature and anastomoses of the sublingual and submental arteries penetrating into the bone as seen on these CT scan images (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - January 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

CT Scan vs. MRI (Differences between Machines, Costs, Uses)
Title: CT Scan vs. MRI (Differences between Machines, Costs, Uses)Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - January 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Hope or Hype?
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise in the technology sector and has become a buzz-worthy topic in many corners of our digital world. The application of AI in the medical field holds great promise for improving patient health, but will doctors and patients feel comfortable using it? Young startups have begun leveraging this technology to prove better health outcomes, but there's still a lot to do before we'll see AI used pervasively in the clinic. Current Landscape To date, the sweet spot in healthcare AI has been pairing algorithms with structured exercises in reading patient data and medical images to...
Source: MDDI - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brian Scogland Tags: Software Source Type: news

CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER
Radiation dose tracking software revealed that children who had CT scans in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 ways to cut variability in CT radiation dose CT radiation dose tracking reveals global disparities Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses CT radiation dose falls over time, but still varies widely (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths ... But Among Whom?
(MedPage Today) -- Question of best population to screen remains contentious (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Lung cancer screening works better when individual risk factors are taken into account, study says
New research estimates that in a single year, some 5,000 lung cancer deaths might be averted if some former smokers who don ’t currently qualify for lung-cancer screening were to get a computed tomography scan capable of detecting malignancy.The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which lays down... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Could Cone-beam CT Demonstrate the Lateral Accessory Canals? Could Cone-beam CT Demonstrate the Lateral Accessory Canals?
Cone-beam computed tomography is being increasingly used to assess root canal morphology. Is it able to assess the full canal system, including tiny lateral and accessory canals?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

ConforMIS jumps on analyst ’ s upgrade
ConforMIS (NSDQ:CFMS) shares closed up more than 12% yesterday after a BTIG analyst upgraded his rating on the company, which makes customized knee and hip implants. BTIG’s Ryan Zimmerman raised his rating on CFMS shares from “neutral” to”buy,” setting a price target of $4 per share. Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, six have set “buy” ratings and four have the shares on “hold,” with price targets ranging from $28 to Zimmerman’s $4. Investors reacted to the upgrade by sending CFMS shares up 12.3% to a $2.56 close yesterday on heavy volume, afte...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat conformis Source Type: news

Proposal of a new preliminary scoring tool for early identification of significant blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries in patients at risk after road traffic crashes - Raharimanantsoa M, Zingg T, Thiery A, Brigand C, Delhorme JB, Romain B.
PURPOSE: Blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries (BBMI) are regularly missed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. The aim of this study was to develop a risk assessment tool for BBMI to help clinicians in decision-making for blunt trauma after road tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

CT scans of Egyptian mummies reveal oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma
(University of Granada) An international research team has established that the woman with breast cancer died around 2000 B.C., while the man with multiple myeloma died around 1800 B.C. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ISCT moves 2018 meeting to San Diego
The International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) is moving the 2018...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 7 steps to better AI algorithms ISCT: Who's responsible for radiology's value chain? ISCT: The long road to full automation in abdominal CT ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? ISCT: Ultrahigh-resolution CT raises the bar (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans unearth ancient cases of cancer in mummies
Cancer may be older than people realize; it has been around as far back as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RT educator unwraps secrets of Peruvian mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case CT, MRI find atherosclerosis in mummy hearts How CT unraveled curiosities of King Tut (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Assessment of osteoporosis in injured older women admitted to a Safety-Net Level One trauma center: a unique opportunity to fulfill an unmet need - Young ES, Reed MJ, Pham TN, Gross JA, Taitsman LA, Kaplan SJ.
BACKGROUND: Older trauma patients often undergo computed tomography (CT) as part of the initial work-up. CT imaging can also be used opportunistically to measure bone density and assess osteoporosis. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, ost... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography findings in cases of bath-related death: applicability and limitation in forensic practice - Mishima S, Suzuki H, Fukunaga T, Nishitani Y.
PURPOSE: Bath-related deaths occur frequently in Japan, and many of these deaths are diagnosed as death from disease without autopsy in the current Japanese death-investigation system. Therefore, we aimed to examine the postmortem computed tomography (PMCT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PET/CT helps identify best prostate cancer regimen
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT scans can help identify prostate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients FDG-PET/CT contributes to anal cancer follow-up AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images FDG-PET/CT foretells melanoma therapy response New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Self-inflicted dry wall screws in the sagittal sinus - Guppy KH, Ochi C.
A 30-year-old right hand male with a history of schizophrenia presented with two self-inflicted drywall screws in the skull. The patient was sleepy but easily arousable with blood tests showing he had taken methamphetamines. Computed Tomography (CT) and Co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

HeartFlow stakes $90m step toward $150m Series E
HeartFlow took a $90 million step toward the $150 million it hopes to raise in a Series E round for the cardiac imaging technology it’s marketing. Redwood City, Calif.-based 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. Last week reports surfaced that the company was eyeing a $150 million raise, which would vault it into “unicorn” territory with a $1.4 billion valuation. HeartFlow’s $99.9 million Series D valued the comp...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat HeartFlow Source Type: news

Introducing 3d printed models as demonstrative evidence at criminal trials - Baier W, Warnett JM, Payne M, Williams MA.
This case report presents one of the first reported uses of a 3D printed exhibit in an English homicide trial, in which two defendants were accused of beating their victim to death. The investigation of this crime included a micro-CT scan of the victim's s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How Physicians Perform Prehospital ECMO on the Streets of Paris
The objective of ECPR is to perfuse the brain while the cause of the cardiac arrest is sought and treated at a specialty hospital (e.g., by coronary angiography, CT scan, etc.). Indeed, the primary objective is to obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), however, long-term survival depends on the neurological prognosis of the patient. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alice Hutin, MD, MSc Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Report: HeartFlow ’ s estimated $150m Series E would make it medtech ’ s latest unicorn
A reported Series E round for HeartFlow, estimated at $150 million, would value the company at more than $1 billion, vaulting it into unicorn territory. Redwood City, Calif.-based 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. According to a Delaware regulatory filing uncovered by PitchBook and reported by Recode.net, the $25.33 per share valuation would make HeartFlow worth $1.4 billion. HeartFlow’s $99.9 million Series D valued the company at...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat HeartFlow Source Type: news

How Physicians Perform Prehospital ECMO on the Streets of Paris
The objective of ECPR is to perfuse the brain while the cause of the cardiac arrest is sought and treated at a specialty hospital (e.g., by coronary angiography, CT scan, etc.). Indeed, the primary objective is to obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), however, long-term survival depends on the neurological prognosis of the patient. Once ECPR has been initiated, acceptable blood flow is restored to the whole body, and especially to the brain and coronary arteries in order to limit ischemic consequences. Many studies, both clinical and experimental, have shown that the blood flow delivered by ECPR is much highe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alice Hutin, MD, MSc Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

A Medical Director's Personal Experience with ECMO Reveals Several Lessons Learned
My personal experience with ED ECMO What does it take to save the life of someone who's in shock and suffering from an acute massive pulmonary embolism? The answer is a comprehensive system of medical care that starts in the field with well-trained providers and is seamlessly backed up by hospitals that can provide highly sophisticated treatments that can now be started in the ED. As a cardiologist and the operational medical director for the city of Richmond, Va., and the surrounding Henrico County, I've had the privilege of helping to develop a comprehensive, regional system of care. In this article, I'm going t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Balk as Insurers Narrow Coverage Sites
Focuses on a specific Critical Access Hospital in Indiana to highlight the impact of a change in health insurance policy. Some health insurers no longer pay for outpatient MRI and CT scans unless they are done in free-standing imaging centers, which are typically less expensive. However, because hospitals have to have their imaging machines available at all times for emergencies, sending patients elsewhere can significantly affect their bottom lines, especially for small and rural hospitals. Additionally, this rule may force patients to travel further for care. (May require registration for full article.) (Source: News sto...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 1, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news