Welch Allyn Flips the Script: Goes for Adult Market After Pediatrics
Most medical device companies go after approvals for pediatric devices only after an adult version of the technology has been given the greenlight. Welch Allyn is going about the process a little bit differently when it comes to the Spot Vision Screener, a device that tests a person’s vision. “Spot Vision Screener was originally purposed for that pediatric population,” Chuck Witkowski VP and General Manager, Vision Care, for Welch Allyn, told MD+DI. “I would just really credit our customers, key opinion leaders, and clinical consultants for helping us understand the needs of the adult population and...
Source: MDDI - May 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Software Source Type: news

Stunning CT scan shows a 1cm-long chicken bone lodged in a man's airways
Doctors at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria published the man's tale - and a copy of his scan - in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: New CQC chief, not enough beds and the breast cancer scandal
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers
The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 4, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,News & Opinion,The Scientist Source Type: news

Northwestern Medicine hastens stroke care with mobile CT unit
The ambulatory CT unit of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland CT hits the road in Houston with stroke ambulance project Ambulance with mobile CT cuts stroke treatment times (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Currency headwinds have impact on revenue at Siemens
Unfavorable currency changes drove down revenue for the second quarter at Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens receives FDA OK for CT scanners Siemens secures clearance for updated Somatom Force CT Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Acclarent launches TruDi ENT nav system
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Acclarent said late last month it launched the TruDi real-time, three-dimensional navigation system designed for ENT procedures. Acclarent said that the first commercial procedures were performed with the device on April 16, after having previously won FDA 510(k) clearance. The TruDi system is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed for endoscopic sinus surgery procedures, and is intended for use during intranasal and paranasal image-guided navigation procedures for eligible patients who require sinus surgery. The newly launched system enables the use of the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Acclarent Inc. johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Currency headwinds sink revenue at Siemens Healthineers
Unfavorable currency changes drove down revenue for the second quarter at Siemens...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens receives FDA OK for CT scanners Siemens secures clearance for updated Somatom Force CT Siemens nets FDA clearance for Edge Plus CT scanner Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer PSMA PET Often Changes Management of Men With Prostate Cancer
Prostate-specific membrane antigen positron emission tomography (PSMA PET) appears to have a significant impact on the management of men with prostate cancer, researchers from South Korea report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

USPSTF opens review of CT lung cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a new research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI Becoming Prevalent in Identifying Stroke, Head Trauma
Another company is throwing its hat into the ring to use artificial intelligence to help identify bleeds, fractures and other critical abnormalities in head CT scans. San Mateo, CA-based Qure.ai released the results of a clinical validation study confirming its algorithm’s near-radiologist performance on 21, 000 patients and has made a dataset of almost 500 AI-analyzed head CT scans available for download. The results have been published in a research paper on Cornell University's online distribution system for research, arXiv.org. The paper is titled “Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for ...
Source: MDDI - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Snoring warning: Being a loud snorer could WEAKEN your skull
BEING a loud snorer could weaken your skull, according to research today.Scans have found people with the common bedtime disorder sleep apnoea have much less bone protecting their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OK's Exact Imaging's FusionVu
Ultrasound technology developer Exact Imaging has received U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Exact Imaging completes Va. install Exact Imaging launches microultrasound/MRI device Exact Imaging wins Canadian approval for ExactVu FDA clears Exact Imaging's microultrasound system Exact Imaging gets CE Mark for scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thousands of calls made to breast screen error helpline
This follows revelations that 450,000 women have not been invited for breast scans since 2009. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Layoffs begin for Philips Healthcare at Cleveland plant
Layoffs are under way in Cleveland at a manufacturing plant run by healthcare business at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), with a total of 144 positions cut in February and April. Some 382 of the company’s 850 Cleveland-area jobs will ultimately be eliminated at the plant, which makes computed tomography scanners, a spokesman told Cleveland.com. The Dutch healthcare giant said Feb. 9 that it would close the plant amid a $600 million R&D initiative and plans to invest in a service training program in Cleveland. In a Feb. 20 Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification sent to Ohio’s Job &...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Wall Street Beat Layoffs royalphilips Source Type: news

Ill. Rotarians donate scanners to Tanzanian hospital
The Rotary Club of Park Ridge, IL, is donating new diagnostic imaging equipment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba donates ultrasound to Tanzania mission Rad-Aid and the search for meaning in retirement ACR Foundation presents humanitarian awards ACR Foundation donates to Nepal Report: High rate of advanced breast cancer in Africa (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Crocodiles listen to classical music in MRI scanner
(Ruhr-University Bochum) What happens in a crocodile's brain when it hears complex sounds? An international research team headed by Dr. Felix Str ö ckens from the Department of Biopsychology at Ruhr-Universit ä t Bochum has provided the answer to this question. In a first, the researchers examined a cold-blooded reptile using functional MRI. They were thus able to determine that complex stimuli triggered activation patterns in the crocodile's brain that are similar to those in birds and mammals (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 3, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breast screening error angers survivor and family of deceased
A man said his wife might have survived breast cancer if she had been scanned and diagnosed earlier. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction of a single molecule
Plasmon-induced chemical reactions of molecules adsorbed on metal nanostructures are attracting increased attention for photocatalytic reactions. However, the mechanism remains controversial because of the difficulty of direct observation of the chemical reactions in the plasmonic field, which is strongly localized near the metal surface. We used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to achieve real-space and real-time observation of a plasmon-induced chemical reaction at the single-molecule level. A single dimethyl disulfide molecule on silver and copper surfaces was dissociated by the optically excited plasmon at the STM...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kazuma, E., Jung, J., Ueba, H., Trenary, M., Kim, Y. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Watching the clock in asthma
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Complement is a CD8+ T cell metabolic rheostat
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Immunology twis Source Type: news

Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI
Routinely analyzing serum S100B levels within three hours of a trauma could significantly reduce the number of CT scans performed on children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Breast cancer scandal may have cost 270 lives due to computer error
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK breast cancer scandal affected 450,000 women, may have cost 270 lives
Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the British government disclosed on Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast screening error 'shortened up to 270 lives' - Hunt
Hundreds of women in England may have died prematurely after failing to receive breast scan invitations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening scandal: How many women have been affected by NHS 'failure'?
A BREAST cancer screening failure was revealed to the House of Commons by Jeremy Hunt today. The failure means up to 270 women have had their lives ‘shortened’ after they did not receive an invitation to attend a screening for the signs and symptoms of the disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab
More than 200 women received false negative cytology results when they actually had cervical cancer. The scandal involves outsourcing of testing to the United States and withholding information from patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast scan error 'shortened up to 270 lives' - Hunt
Hundreds of women in England may have died prematurely after failing to receive breast scan invitations. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA hid glyphosate findings from the public after finding weed killer contamination in nearly ALL food
(Natural News) Shocking internal emails, uncovered via the Freedom of Information Act, have revealed yet another scandal: The FDA knew that the toxic weed killer, glyphosate, was contaminating the U.S. food supply — and ignored the dangerous threat posed to American consumers. Apparently, the finding of glyphosate in heavily consumed products like granola bars and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stroke Triage: EMS needs a diagnostic tool that goes beyond a simple history & physical exam
As a young EMT and paramedic, I had relatively little education about acute myocardial infarctions. In the age of the 3-lead ECG, education was largely focused on arrhythmia detection and how to differentiate heart blocks, tachycardia and bradycardia. Detection of heart attack was largely based upon history and physical exam findings. Three decades later, the thought of relying on a physical exam to diagnose a ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is hard to imagine. Although we’ve made remarkable progress in the prehospital detection of STEMI, we’ve made significantly less progress in the diagnosis of ac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Do anti-immigrant laws shape public sentiment? A study of Arizona's SB 1070 using Twitter data - Flores RD.
This article examines the effect of Arizona's 2010 high-profile anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, on both public attitudes and behaviors toward i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mark of the Beast now active in India as government requires biometric scanning for food purchases and government benefits
(Natural News) Even on the other side of the world, big brother is alive in well. In an unprecedented move that has civil libertarians horrified, India has created an identification system that scans the fingerprints, eyes and faces of its residents and connects the gathered information to everything from welfare benefits and entitlements to cell... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Rx in Kids: A 5-Question Quiz
Test your literature scanning skills with our short, 5-question quiz on different asthma interventions in school-aged children.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Grace Halsey Tags: Asthma Pediatric Asthma Source Type: news

ProLung Breathes Life Into Lung Cancer Detection
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography as a covered Medicare benefit for patients meeting certain criteria. The measure opened up the door for companies like Salt Lake City, UT-based ProLung  hoping to take part in the lung cancer detection market. The company’s test uses volume-averaging bioconductance technology to measure the difference in conductivity between malignant and benign lung tissue. The data is analyzed to produce a personalized and predictive score indicating ...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bruker launches nuclear MR spectroscopy tools
MRI developer Bruker has introduced new nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Bruker installs 15.2T preclinical MRI system Bruker to buy Oncovision's preclinical business Bruker debuts new preclinical scanners Bruker appoints new CFO Bruker results slip in Q1 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

BrainScope touts brain scanner white-paper results
Medical neurotechnology firm BrainScope is highlighting a white paper that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EEG device could reduce head CT scans Imaging scores in GE's Head Health Challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PiB-PET study strengthens link between amyloid, dementia
The presence of amyloid on PET scans may be a sign that adults with no symptoms...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PiB-PET could open window on common meningiomas SNMMI: PET shows tau may be Alzheimer's catalyst SNMMI: PiB-PET finds unique Down syndrome trait PiB-PET shows link between arterial stiffness and beta amyloid (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The UK ’ s disappearing meat hygiene inspectors
Meat has been in the news a lot lately, and not in a good way. Meat suppliers Russell Hume have just had to lay off hundreds of staff after an unannounced visit to their premises from Food Standards Agency inspectors. The inspectors found that meat was being incorrectly labelled and there were “serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations”, at the company that supplied to Weatherspoons and Jamie Oliver restaurants, amongst others. Russell Hume had to halt production, they lost several customers, and then they went into administration. So far 260 people have lost their jobs and it is expected that all th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Rosa Ellis Tags: Article P.S data health and safety Keep meat clean by keeping meat inspectors independent meat hygiene meat inspection Source Type: news

It ’s official: the Brexiter v remainer battle will never, ever end | Andrew Brown
Dig in for the long haul, folks. Research on Brexit voting habits shows an intrinsic conservatism against liberalismTheCambridge Analytica scandals have made it obvious that some people ’s votes can be predicted and manipulated by knowing their emotional triggers. But new research suggests that the way people think, in apparently unemotional ways, is also a reliable predictor of political attitudes, and in particular, of nationalism and enthusiasm for Brexit.Related:Brexiters tend to dislike uncertainty and love routine, study saysContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Brown Tags: Politics Psychology Science Brexit Article 50 UK news European Union Foreign policy Source Type: news

Was the Russia collusion hoax invented to cover up the truth about the DNC's "Awan" scandal that funneled U.S. intelligence secrets to Pakistan?
(Natural News) For the past year-and-a-half, Democrats have been obsessed with trying to convince the American public that there was “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, fueling an endless witch hunt based on nothing but empty conspiracy theories. But it turns out that the whole charade could be serving as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Other Reason Trump Hasn't Fired Scott Pruitt: His Evangelical Christian Ties
The president, wrestling with sex scandals, may want to keep his controversial-but-pious EPA administrator close. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

A DNA Site Helped Authorities Crack the Golden State Killer Case. Here ’s What You Should Know About Your Genetic Data Privacy
Police this week arrested a man suspected to be the notorious Golden State Killer with the help of a resource they could only have dreamed of in the 1970s, when a gruesome spree of rapes and murders began terrorizing California: databases filled with individuals’ genetic data. Genetic information listed in a largely unknown, open-source genetic database called GEDmatch proved instrumental in cracking the case, the Mercury News reports. Investigators used genetic databases to find relatives who matched genetic material taken from an old crime scene, the Sacramento Bee reports. They then cross-referenced family data fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Genetics healthytime onetime Source Type: news

ASRT, Canon accept applications for Safety First grant
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Canon Medical Systems...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NVIDIA partners with Canon on deep learning for imaging ASRT announces advocacy award recipients FDA OKs Canon's Aquilion Precision CT scanner ASRT announces recipients of life member, fellow status ASRT backs ASTRO safety, quality initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MITA to promote focused ultrasound
The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) is partnering with the Focused...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA expands scope of standards document MITA hails device tax suspension MITA taps cybersecurity, imaging informatics director MITA hails bill to suspend medical device tax MITA unveils guidance for live-model ultrasound scanning (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kate Walsh 'had to convince' a doctor to give her an MRI
Walsh, 50, went to a brain specialist in 2015 after she started to suffer weakness on the right side. It let to the diagnosis of a 'sizable' brain tumor that needed to be removed surgically. But getting a scan was difficult. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leaked NHS documents reveal a large backlog of unreported scans
The NHS Benchmarking report, leaked to the Health Service Journal , looked at data from 95 anonymised NHS trusts across England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs pediatric use for Mobius mobile CT
Mobius Imaging has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears mobile intraoperative CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news