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Differential neural activation when voluntarily regulating emotions in service members with chronic mild traumatic brain injury - Dretsch MN, Daniel TA, Goodman AM, Katz JS, Denney T, Deshpande G, Robinson JL.
The objective of this study was to characterize the functional activation of the neural correlates of voluntary regulation of emotion in soldiers both with and without chronic mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Using functional magnetic resonance imaging ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Altered default mode network configuration in posttraumatic stress disorder after earthquake: a resting-stage functional magnetic resonance imaging study - Zhang XD, Yin Y, Hu XL, Duan L, Qi R, Xu Q, Lu GM, Li LJ.
The neural substrates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are still not fully elucidated. Hence, this study is to explore topological alterations of the default mode network (DMN) in victims with PTSD after a magnitude of 8.0 earthquake using resting-s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Behavioral therapy increases connectivity in brains of people with OCD
UCLA researchers report that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, when treated with a special form of talk therapy, demonstrate distinct changes in their brains as well as improvement in their symptoms.In the study, published in  Translational Psychiatry, people with OCD underwent daily cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, to learn how to better resist compulsive behaviors and to decrease distress. Within one month, they had developed extensive increases in the strength of the connections between regions of their brains — which may reflect the participants gained new non-compulsive behaviors and thought p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Annual sales grow nearly 50% for Imris after bankruptcy sale
Imris today reported that it saw sales grow 44% last year and has seen sales rise 68% this year after it was reorganized in a bankruptcy purchase 2 years ago. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based company said that in the past 2 years, it has inked multi-million dollar contracts with hospitals across the globe and has added and plans to continue adding new employees to support business and company growth. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in a short period of time which includes active investments in future growth opportunities that leverage our talent and expertise in consulting, designing, creating and...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Imris Inc. Source Type: news

Deficits in voluntary pursuit and inhibition of risk taking in sensation seeking - Zheng Y, Li Q, Tian M, Nan W, Yang G, Liang J, Liu X.
Sensation seeking has been associated with substance use and other risk-taking behaviors. The present functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study investigated the neural correlates underlying risk taking in sensation seeking. Twenty-eight high sensa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bayer offloads Multi Vendor Service radiology service and repair biz
Bayer (ETR:BAYN) has reportedly sold its Multi Vendor Service medical device repair business to private investors who plan to merge it with 2 other firms to form a new company based in Pittsburgh, Penn., according to a Pennsylvania Post-Gazette report. Bayer’s MVS provides service and repairs for radiology devices, covering ultrasound probes, magnetic resonance imaging coils and other related devices, according to the paper. The business was previously part of Bayer’s radiology unit in Pittsburgh, according to the report, and will be combined with Tulsa, Okla.-based Westco Inc. and Denver-based MD MedTech....
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Ultrasound Bayer innovatusimaging Source Type: news

Neuropsychological outcome of children with traumatic brain injury and its association with late magnetic resonance imaging findings: a cohort study - Volpe DSJ, Oliveira NCAC, Santos AC, Linhares MBM, Carlotti APCP.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate neuropsychological outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its association with trauma severity and late magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. METHODS: Prospective cohort study of patients with TBI admitted to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

GE Healthcare wins FDA nod for mammography system with patient controlled compression
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Senographe Pristina Dueta, which it claims is the 1st patient-assisted mammography device that allows women to control their own compression during the examination. With the system, the woman undergoing the exam can control the application of compression on their breasts to minimize perceived pain and discomfort that is often associated with a mammogram, the company said. “This is a new age in breast imaging. Patients who used the remote control said the exam was more comfortable and they were visibly more relaxed. Any breast radiologist ...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health GE Healthcare Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for redesigned Magec system
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its redesigned Magec magnetically controlled growth modulation system. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s Magec system uses magnetic technology and adjustable growth rods to treat early-onset scoliosis, and features the company’s Reline small stature system. The Reline small stature platform is a pediatric deformity fixation system which is designed to improve construct strength and reduce the systems implant profile. “As a low-profile pediatric fixation system, Reline Small Stature is the first-of-its-kind system to offer c...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Effect of electromagnetic field accompanying the magnetic resonance imaging on human heart rate variability  - a pilot study - Derkacz A, Gawrys J, Gawrys K, Podgorski M, Magott-Derkacz A, Poreba R, Doroszko A.
The effect of electromagnetic field on cardiovascular system in the literature is defined in ambiguous way. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of electromagnetic field on the heart rate variability (HRV) during the examination with magnetic r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Full circle: From moyamoya patient to intern
It’s the last day of Justin Doo’s research internship in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital and he’s eager to join the team for a celebratory scoop of ice cream at JP Licks. Before he leaves, he meets with his supervisor, Dr. Laura Lehman — but they both know this isn’t a final goodbye. The 18-year-old will see Dr. Lehman again within the year, because he isn’t just her intern. He’s also her patient. Unlike most summer interns, Justin has already spent plenty of time at Boston Children’s — more than a decade, in fact. When he was 7 years old...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Edward Smith Dr. Laura Lehman Dr. Michael Scott moyamoya Moyamoya Disease Program Pial Synangiosis Source Type: news

Regentis Biomaterials wins extended CE Mark for GelrinC
Regentis Biomaterials said today it won expanded CE Mark approval in the European Union for its GelrinC hydrogel-based resorbable treatment for focal cartilage defects in the knee, covering GelrinC products manufactured using denatured human fibrinogen. The approval expands on previous approvals clearing versions of the device manufactured using denatured bovine-sourced fibrinogen, the Israel-based company said. GelrinC is administered as a liquid to fill varying sizes and shapes of defects, Regentis said, and converts to a solid implant after exposure to ultra-violet light. The GelrinC implant is designed to naturall...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Regentis Biomaterials Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breast MRI: What you need to know
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, may be used to identify abnormal tissue and tumors. Learn how to prepare for a breast MRI, the risks, and how it works. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news

Intrauterine fetal death caused by seatbelt injury - Yamada S, Nishijima K, Takahashi J, Takahashi N, Tamamura C, Yoshida Y.
We describe a case in which fetal death occurred due to relatively mild seatbelt injuries and present the characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Is MRI needed in children with a sports-related concussion?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study reviewed more than five years of records of pediatric patients treated for sports concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among children, to determine if magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed structural changes to the brain that may be related to persistent symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for MRI-safe Attain Stability quad CRT leads
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Attain Stability quad magnetic resonance imaging-safe left heart leads designed for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and pacemakers. The leads feature MRI SureScan technology and are cleared for use with 3 Tesla and 1.5T MRI scans, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. The leads also feature a side-helix designed to be fixated in veins of various sizes, the company said. Medtronic said it has initiated a limited European launch, with the 1st commercial implants recently performed at Bergen, Norway’s Haukeland U...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

HeartSciences wins CE Mark, launches MyoVista ECG in the EU
HeartSciences said today that its MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph testing device won CE Mark and launched in Europe. The Westlake, Texas.-based company’s device measures the heart’s energy per heartbeat using Continuous Wavelet Transform, a type of advanced signal processing that provides doctors with a detailed visual description of a cardiac cycle’s energy distribution. Traditional resting ECG tech detects coronary artery disease less than 50% of the time, HeartSciences reported. “Currently, there’s a significant diagnostic gap in detecting heart disease early, resulting in a bu...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance heartsciences Source Type: news

Study: Multicolor MRIs may improve disease detection
Case Western Reserve University researchers have developed a new method to make magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, multicolor to improve disease detection. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multicolor MRIs could aid disease detection
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging -- MRI -- multicolor. Current MRI techniques rely on a single contrast agent injected into a patient's veins to vivify images. The new method uses two at once, which could allow doctors to map multiple characteristics of a patient's internal organs in a single MRI. The strategy could serve as a research tool and even aid disease diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siemens inks tech supply, R & D deal with Houston Methodist Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a multi-year deal with Houston Methodist Hospital to integrate its imaging technologies into the Houston Methodist’s facilities and engage in joint research & development Through the deal, the Houston Methodist Research Institute will be equipped with Siemens devices and platforms for angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, molecular imaging, imaging IT and ultrasound. “We are eager to start our work together and look forward to seeing the outcome of this promising collaboration. We also look forward to working with scientists at ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Research & Development Siemens Source Type: news

The association between microhaemorrhages and post - traumatic functional outcome in the chronic phase after mild traumatic brain injury - de Haan S, de Groot JC, Jacobs B, van der Naalt J.
PURPOSE: In the chronic phase after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), microhaemorrhages are frequently detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It is however unclear whether microhaemorrhages are associated with functional outcome and which MRI sequ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neural Analytics launches study of transcranial doppler for evaluating mild-TBI
Neural Analytics said today it enrolled the 1st patient in a 2-year study exploring the use of its Lucid M1 transcranial doppler ultrasound system to evaluate cerebral blood flow in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries. The Lucid M1 system is a portable all-in-one ultrasound system designed for measuring and displaying cerebral blood flow velocities in patients with brain disorders, the Los Angeles, Calif.-based company said. In the 240-patient trial, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles will examine high school and college age enrollees in 3 separate groups, including those who have been affected...
Source: Mass Device - August 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Diagnostics Neurological Neural Analytics Source Type: news

Two areas for familiar face recognition in the primate brain
Familiarity alters face recognition: Familiar faces are recognized more accurately than unfamiliar ones and under difficult viewing conditions when unfamiliar face recognition fails. The neural basis for this fundamental difference remains unknown. Using whole-brain functional magnetic resonance imaging, we found that personally familiar faces engage the macaque face-processing network more than unfamiliar faces. Familiar faces also recruited two hitherto unknown face areas at anatomically conserved locations within the perirhinal cortex and the temporal pole. These two areas, but not the core face-processing network, resp...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Landi, S. M., Freiwald, W. A. Tags: Neuroscience reports Source Type: news

Siemens to update PET scanner systems in light of cybersecurity vulnerability
Siemens (NYSE:SI) is looking to update a select number of its positron emission tomography scanners to deal with cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could allow the equipment to be hacked. The systems, which run on Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) Windows 7, could possibly be exploited remotely by “an attacker with a low skill,” according to a US Dept. of Homeland Security notice released last week. The severity of the vulnerability was given a 9.8 out of 10 rating using an open industry Common Vulnerability Score System. The company initially notified hospitals and customers with the systems to disconnect them until ...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Software / IT Siemens Source Type: news

The Future of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging The Future of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The role of cardiac MRI in clinical cardiology continues to evolve. Learn about exciting recent developments in this brief overview.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

GE Healthcare wins FDA 510(k) for Signa Premier MRI
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Signa Premier wide bore 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The company said the Signa Premier was the result of a 4-year collaboration with the National Football League and research institutions worldwide and integrated technology to aid in the detection of biomarkers for the potential diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury. The newly cleared Signa Premier system features GE Healthcare’s newest short-bore, high-homogeneity 3.0T superconductive magnet, as well as the most most powerful gradient system the company has developed...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance GE Healthcare Source Type: news

LivaNova wins CMS NTAP reimbursement for Perceval aortic valve
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today that its Perceval sutureless aortic heart valve replacement won approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a New Technology Add-On Payment. The London-based company said that the Perceval valve had met the CMS criteria for the add-on payment, including showing substantial clinical improvement over existing technologies. With the reimbursement approval, CMS will begin to reimburse hospitals for the Perceval valve procedure with the normal Medicare Severeity Diagnosis Related Group payment as well as an additional $6,110.23, LivaNova said. “We are pleased ...
Source: Mass Device - August 4, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Replacement Heart Valves Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) LivaNova Source Type: news

LivaNova wins MRI-safe CE Mark for VNS Therapy systems
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today it won expanded CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy systems, now labeled as safe for 1.5T and 3T magnetic resonance imaging scans. The labeling change for the London-based medical device maker includes its AspireHC and AspireSR devices, allowing patients with existing devices to safely have MRI scans without the need for special equipment. “In addition to offering patients more seizure-free moments, we can now better support comprehensive epilepsy treatment throughout a patient’s lifetime,” neuromodulation biz GM Jason Ri...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance LivaNova Source Type: news

MRI creates one-stop-shop for potential liver donors
A new study finds that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans can be a one-stop-shop way to accurately evaluate potential living liver donors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI creates one-stop shop for potential liver donors
A new study finds that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans can be a one-stop-shop way to accurately evaluate potential living liver donors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UPDATE: Aspect Imaging wins FDA 510(k) for Embrace neonatal MRI
Updated to include comment from Aspect Imaging The FDA today granted 510(k) clearance to Aspect Imaging‘s Embrace Neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device, which it touted as the 1st MRI device specifically designed for neonatal brain and head imaging. The Embrace Neonatal MRI system is designed specifically for imaging neonatal heads, and can be used on nenonates with a head circumference of up to 38 cm and a weight between 1 and 4.5 kg, according to an FDA release. The system includes a temperature-controlled incubator which can be placed directly into the MRI system to reduce movement. “The vision of Aspec...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Aspect Imaging Source Type: news

Georgia State's Inlighta Biosciences gets $2 million grant to develop enhanced MRI contrast agents
(Georgia State University) A local start-up, life sciences company founded by Dr. Jenny Yang, Regents' Professor of Biochemistry at Georgia State University, has received a $2 million federal grant to develop improved magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents for the early detection of liver cancers and other cancers, such as uveal melanoma or eye cancer, that have metastasized to the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Neonatal MRI Device Cleared for Marketing (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging device designed for use in neonatal ICUs. The Embrace Neonatal MRI … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

MRI approved for young infants in intensive care
The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the FDA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device
July 20, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). “Although we can use traditional MRI... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspect Imaging wins FDA 510(k) for Embrace neonatal MRI
The FDA today granted 510(k) clearance to Aspect Imaging‘s Embrace Neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device, which it touted as the 1st MRI device specifically designed for neonatal brain and head imaging. The Embrace Neonatal MRI system is designed specifically for imaging neonatal heads, and can be used on nenonates with a head circumference of up to 38 cm and a weight between 1 and 4.5 kg, according to an FDA release. The system includes a temperature-controlled incubator which can be placed directly into the MRI system to reduce movement. The system allows for urgent access to the neonates if necessary, with th...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Aspect Imaging Source Type: news

#FDA clears first #neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device https://go.usa.gov/xRjED  
#FDA clears first #neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device https://go.usa.gov/xRjED  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA clears first neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed to scan the heads and brains of newborns in intensive care units has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MRIs use strong magnets and radio... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biotronik wins FDA nod for atrial lead-less Intica ICD line
Biotronik said today it won FDA approval for its Intica DX and Intica cardiac resynchronization therapy CRT-DX implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems and that it launched the devices in the US. The Berlin-based company touted that the Intica line of ICD devices are the 1st to not require an atrial lead, normally used to monitor electrical activity in the atrium, as the system itself provides the necessary atrial signal information. Atrial diagnostics are used for the early detection of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation and atrial ventricular synchronization. “When treating heart failure p...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Biotronik Source Type: news

Simplify Medical raises $21m for MR-safe cervical disc
Simplify Medical said today that it plans to use its $21 million Series B round to complete a pair of pivotal studies for its namesake cervical disc replacement The round was led by Life Sciences Partners, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Simplify said, joined by new backer Sectoral Asset Management and M.H. Carnegie, the Australian private equity shop that acquired Simplify in March 2015. The Simplify device is designed to be safe during magnetic resonance imaging scans, in that it’s designed to eliminate the imaging artifact created by the metals used in some artificial disc replacements by using a PEEK-on-ce...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Wall Street Beat Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Imaging of Scar Tissue Formation
(Wiley) Organs respond to injuries with the formation of new fibrous tissue, which can result in scarring. This process called fibrogenesis can now be monitored noninvasively on a molecular level, as American scientists report in the journal Angewandte Chemie. They have created a new gadolinium-based probe for magnetic resonance imaging that specifically reports the proteins involved in fibrogenesis. The imaging method may provide a quantitative assessment of the formation of thepotentially harmful scar tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resting state fMRI study of emotional network in patients with postconcussion syndrome - Zhang X, Qian RB, Fu XM, Lin B, Zhang D, Xia CS, Wei XP, Niu CS, Wang YH.
Objective: To discuss functional connectivity changes in the emotional network of patients with post-concussion syndrome (PCS) and their clinical significance by resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). Methods: Twenty-seven patients ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Myocardial Solutions raises $5m
Myocardial Solutions raised $5 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted today. Money in the round came from 37 unnamed investors, with the 1st sale recorded on June 30, according to the filing. The company is not seeking anymore funds in the round, and has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds raised. Myocardial Solutions specified that other than salaries, benefits and other compensation, no directors, officers or promoters will receive any proceeds from the offering, according to an SEC filing. The funds come hot on the heels of the company’s $4 million Series A round, whic...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Myocardial Solutions Inc Source Type: news

UMMS researcher, colleagues develop tumor-targeting MRI contrast based on human protein
(University of Massachusetts Medical School) A team led by Gang Han, PhD, has designed a human protein-based, tumor-targeting Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast that can be easily cleared by the body. The discovery holds promise for clinical application. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

Orlando Health's new $30M cancer center to have the latest technology
The new Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Ocoee in Health Central hospital will use Central Florida's latest cancer-tracking technology called MRIdian. The cutting-edge technology provides a combination of simultaneous radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cancer treatment. The MRIdian System from ViewRay Inc. (Na sdaq: VRAY) enables cancer specialists to directly view and track the tumor during treatment. Because it uses MRI technology instead of computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Orlando Health's new $30M cancer center to have the latest technology
The new Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center – Ocoee in Health Central hospital will use Central Florida's latest cancer-tracking technology called MRIdian. The cutting-edge technology provides a combination of simultaneous radiation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for cancer treatment. The MRIdian System from ViewRay Inc. (Na sdaq: VRAY) enables cancer specialists to directly view and track the tumor during treatment. Because it uses MRI technology instead of computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Neuroimaging could be the key to early autism diagnoses
Sagittal MRI slice at the midline. [Image from Wikipedia]Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may be able to predict the chances of developing autism by the age of 2 in high-risk 6-month old infants, according to a new study in the Science Translational Medicine journal. Autism is characterized by challenges in social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. People with autism also tend to have unique strengths and differences. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 68 children have autism in the U.S. Every 1 in 42 boys is diagnosed with autism while 1 in 189 girls is di...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Imaging Neurological Research & Development Autism MedTech neuroimaging University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Washington University School of Medicine Source Type: news

Prostate cancer treatment is UK first - how frozen needles could DESTROY disease
PROSTATE cancer could be treated using frozen needles guided by magnetic resonance imaging, in a UK first, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news