Wearable Brain Scanners; How Concussions Arise; sTMS for Migraine Prevention
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Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - April 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brainomix raises $10m for AI stroke imaging tech
Brainomix said today that it raised nearly $10 million for the e-ASPECTS stroke imaging technology it’s developing using artificial intelligence. The £7 million round was led by Parkwalk Advisors, joined by existing backers Chimera Partners and Oxford University Innovation Fund and the venture arm of pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim. Oxford, England-based Brainomix said its tech is designed to automate the evaluation of stroke patients using CT scan data and the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score method. The funds are earmarked for commercializing e-ASPECT, the company said. “We welcome Boehringe...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging Neurological Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Brainomix Stroke Source Type: news

RefleXion Medical raises $97m
San Francisco-based medtech group RefleXion Medical has raised $96.5 million in a new round of equity financing, according to a recently posted SEC filing. Money in the round comes from 18 unnamed investors, with the first sale noted on March 16 this year, according to the filing. RefleXion Medical is developing a biology-guided radiotherapy system for cancer treatment, which is designed to use positron emission tomography to locate and identify tumors during treatments. The company is seeking an additional $6.1 million before it closes the round, according to the SEC filing, and has not yet said how it plans to spend...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology reflexion-health Source Type: news

Researchers to investigate screening for prostate cancer using MRI
A new clinical study will test for the first time if MRI scans can be used for population screening to detect prostate cancer more accurately. The study will also test combining MRI with other cutting-edge diagnostic technologies to transform prostate cancer diagnosis. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 3, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Mevion touts first use of S250i proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems today announced the launch of its Mevion S250i proton therapy system, touting that the first patient in the world had been treated with the system. The Mevion S250i features improved pencil beam scanning fields and Hyperscan pencil beam scanning tech to allow for faster energy layer switching, the Littleton, Mass.-based company said. The system also features the company’s Adaptive Aperture multi-leaf collimator designed for multi-layer conformal field delivery, Mevion said, which it claims provides dose gradients with up to 3 times sharper lateral penumbra. “The launch of the Hypersc...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Mevion Medical Systems Source Type: news

MRI scans could put an end to prostate cancer biopsies, new research reveals
DEADLY prostate cancer could be detected more accurately using MRI scans, new research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New PET imaging agent may help assess, treat brain diseases
A new PET scan imaging agent could help assess and treat people with various neurological diseases, including, dementia, Parkinson's and MS, researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Veritas buys GE's value-based care division for $1B
Veritas Capital, a private equity investment firm, announced that one of its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New Logiq E10 ultrasound scanner paces GE ECR launches GE launches new AI-powered ultrasound unit at ECR GE partners with Ga. healthcare network on patient care GE continues partnership with Endra GE develops software for Olympic Winter Games (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Tipping Point: Leveraging Opportunities to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Food Bank Inventory (March 2018)
Report scans the landscape and assess how and to what extent nutrition is being addressed by food banks, and the proportion of healthy versus unhealthy foods being distributed in the charitable food system. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mevion treats 1st patient with proton therapy system
Mevion Medical Systems treated its first patient using the Mevion S250i proton...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mevion nabs FDA OK for proton therapy system Mevion submits 510(k) to FDA for proton therapy system Mevion touts scanning milestone Mevion joins forces with MedPhoton Mevion completes milestone installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Personal Health: One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Value and Limitations of a Cardiac Calcium Scan
A calcium scan is useful to assess patients considered to be at moderate risk of heart disease, but a good score is not a ticket to be reckless. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Calcium Heart Cholesterol Blood Pressure Health Insurance and Managed Care Exercise Source Type: news

British study aims to catch the early signs of prostate cancer
Current diagnosis methods are painful and often miss deadly tumours. University College London and Imperial College London researchers will try new methods involving MRI scans and blood tests. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare English charnel house can now be seen online
Experts recreate 3D version of medieval bone store beneath Northamptonshire churchDown steep narrow stone stairs beneath Holy Trinity church in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, there is a small, damp chamber crammed with human bones – believed to be one of only two medieval charnel houses in England still holding their original human remains.The 13th-century charnel house – or bone store – at Rothwell, described as being of international importance, has been scanned and recreated digitally by scientists and archaeologists at the University of Sheffield, and their3D model has now gone online. It includes an ima...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Maev Kennedy Tags: Archaeology Science Northampton UK news Source Type: news

Mumbai MRI scanner still offline after fatal accident
The MRI scanner at the Indian hospital where a visitor was sucked into the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Laurel Public Library, Laurel, DE – learn how this library took the initiative to engage and inspire their community in the quest for health information, and the pursuit of healthy living through cooking. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. National Minority Health Month begins next week! The theme for 2018 is Partnering fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Mumbai MRI still offline after fatal accident
The MRI scanner at the Indian hospital where a visitor was sucked into the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training Indian man carrying oxygen tank dies in MRI suite (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

British Columbia takes aim at MRI wait times
British Columbia is set to allocate $11 million Canadian ($8.6 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning helps predict exam wait times, delays One-third of MRI exam time is wasted Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan MRI wait times escalate in Calgary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stamping or Machining: What Do You Choose for Your Metal Devices?
You’re developing a metal medical device and balancing a budget, deadlines, design considerations, and more. Which process do you choose—stamping or machining? MD+DI asked metal manufacturing veteran Steve Santoro, executive vice president for Micro, to compare the two processes as well as look forward to the future in metal manufacturing. Santoro has been at Micro since 2002 and has been in the contract manufacturing industry his entire career. MSC-3087 Steve 1[1] copy.jpg Steve Santoro Image Credit:  Steve Santoro MD+DI: What are the basic differences between stamping and machining w...
Source: MDDI - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Contract Manufacturing Materials Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Evaluating Selecta ’ s SEL-403 Begins
A clinical trial testing a new therapeutic modality on patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma is officially underway. Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) teamed up for the phase 1 clinical trial under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The trial will evaluate safety and tolerability of SEL-403, Selecta’s investigational new drug combination consisting of a potent anti-tumor agent (LMB-100) and a drug that prevents an immune response (SVP-Rapamycin). LMB-100 and SVP-Rapamycin have been studied separately in clinical trials...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

A bat's STING is less potent
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Source: ScienceNOW - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics charges for $20K: reports
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in 2015 in the middle of an influence-peddling scandal, agreed to settle his ethics case for $20,000, the Portland Tribune reported. The Oregon Ethics Commission had voted in February to pursue 10 alleged violations of state ethics law by the former governor. It had rejected a $1,000 settlement Kitzhaber had reached with staff in November. Most of the violations related to former first lady Cylvia Hayes’ paid advocacy for g reen energy through her consulting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Kitzhaber agrees to settle ethics charges for $20K: reports
Former Gov. John Kitzhaber, who resigned in 2015 in the middle of an influence-peddling scandal, agreed to settle his ethics case for $20,000, the Portland Tribune reported. The Oregon Ethics Commission had voted in February to pursue 10 alleged violations of state ethics law by the former governor. It had rejected a $1,000 settlement Kitzhaber had reached with staff in November. Most of the violations related to former first lady Cylvia Hayes’ paid advocacy for g reen energy through her consulting… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ascension staffing details remain scant after union meeting in Milwaukee
Although the CEO of Ascension Wisconsin ’s parent company announced a restructuring to employees March 23, no new details on Ascension’s plans emerged from a Tuesday meeting with nurses’ union leaders in Milwaukee at Ascension-owned St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Ascension staffing details remain scant after union meeting in Milwaukee
Although the CEO of Ascension Wisconsin ’s parent company announced a restructuring to employees March 23, no new details on Ascension’s plans emerged from a Tuesday meeting with nurses’ union leaders in Milwaukee at Ascension-owned St. Francis Hospital in Milwaukee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Carestream Updated Software Helps Practices Manage Workflow
For Immediate Release: March 22, 2018 Carestream Dental is built on a legacy of software innovation that continues to evolve to this day. From streamlined practice management software to time-saving modeling software, new updates and releases for CS PracticeWorks, CS SoftDent and CS Model+ keep dental professionals organized and efficient so they can better serve patients. The latest updates to CS PracticeWorks v8.1 give users greater visibility and access to important patient information. The appointment book now stretches across all computer screens —regardless of size—for easier viewing, and appointments can...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cultural heritage goes digital - and 3D
An EU-funded training network used advanced imaging techniques to scan and reconstruct ancient artefacts and monuments in digital form. This opens many opportunities for conservationists, researchers and museums - in both preserving Europe's cultural heritage and educating people. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 28, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Rural Hospital Scam; Overdose Undercount; Prison Flu-Shot Scandal
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in health-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists
Are you worried about artificial intelligence (AI) eliminating your job? Don't...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US? AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens lands FDA clearance for Mammomat Revelation
Siemens Healthineers has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Siemens Healthineers launches IPO, raising $5.2B Siemens to debut portable cardiovascular US at ACC 2018 Siemens highlights Digital Ecosystem updates at HIMSS New Siemens ECR 2018 products include Juniper ultrasound scanner Tablet-controlled CT scanners lead Siemens products at RSNA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
Treatment TermsSports medicine Author Sarah Avery Sub-Title Know What to Expect at the Visit Overview When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal conviction of a USA Gymnastics team doctor who used his position to abuse children and teens for decades has raised concerns among parents and athletes. Content Blocks Header Sports Medicine Experts Can Be Essential to Injury Recovery ContentParents might question the value and appropriateness of a sports medicine visit, but Duke Health orthopaedic surgeonJocelyn ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Thousands more lost their eggs in fertility clinic freezer failure
The University Hospitals Fertility Center has now admitted 4,000 embryos were lost, despite saying 2,000 when the scandal emerged three weeks ago. At first, they had said 600 families were affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Tied to Brain Size Changes in Young Children
TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 -- Young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller-than-normal brain regions that are crucial in controlling behavior, researchers have found. Along with conducting MRI brain scans, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Canon wins FDA clearance for Aplio i600 scanner
The Aplio i600 ultrasound scanner from Canon Medical Systems USA has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon scores FDA OK for US liver assessment tools Canon shows 4D features for Aplio i900 at ACC show Canon nets FDA OK for new edition of 3T MRI scanner Canon buys Dutch software firm Fysicon Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?
NEW YORK CITY - A deep-learning algorithm that analyzes B-mode morphological...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times New algorithm helps identify negative report findings Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose How accurate are SRU guidelines for advanced fibrosis? Math functions add color, detail to ultrasound images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beer belly turns out to be a 30-POUND tumor in a man's abdomen
After losing 34 pounds but not seeing a difference in his pot belly, Kevin Daly, 63, of Hoboken, New Jersey, had a CAT scan that revealed a beach ball-sized tumor in his abdomen. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying Hot New Tech Platforms to Medical Devices
Last October I spoke with Derek Mathers, director of advanced applications development at Worrell, about how augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality technologies are being applied in medtech. Minneapolis, MN-based Worrell is a global design firm that specializes in healthcare innovation and strategy. Join us at BIOMEDevice Boston, April 18-19, 2018, to hear more about how technologies like augmented reality are transforming the product development process. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off conference registration and free expo access.   In the Facebook Live video below, Mathers s...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston R & Source Type: news

Butterfly Network adds remote guidance to scanner
Butterfly Network has developed an augmented-reality capability that enables...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI shows smaller brain volume in kids with ADHD
MRI scans have uncovered reduced volume in key regions of the brain that help...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MR spectroscopy links ADHD drugs to positive emotions MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI links brain volume to ADHD DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD MRI shows kids may not outgrow ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms
NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 26, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stress during pregnancy does affect a baby's brain, scans confirm
Newly-developed scanning techniques allowed a team at Wayne State University to examine neural activity of 47 fetuses between 30 and 37 weeks gestation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids
Researchers using diffusion-tensor MRI (DTI-MRI) may have discovered an underlying...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline Court rules that DTI-MRI scans are not 'junk science' MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prenatal stress changes brain connectivity in-utero
(Cognitive Neuroscience Society) The time babies spend in the womb is far from idle. The brain is changing more rapidly during this time than at any other time in development. It is an active time for the fetus to grow and explore, and of course connect to its mother. As being presented at the CNS conference, new evidence from in-utero fetal brain scans shows, for the first time, that this connection directly affects brain development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 26, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Canon scores FDA OK for US liver assessment tools
Canon Medical Systems USA has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon shows 4D features for Aplio i900 at ACC show Canon nets FDA OK for new edition of 3T MRI scanner Canon buys Dutch software firm Fysicon Canon launches new 1.5-tesla MRI, US unit at ECR Canon highlights ultrahigh-resolution CT at ECR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Samsung NeuroLogica gets FDA nod for ultrasound device
Samsung NeuroLogica has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Sonex Health to partner with Samsung NeuroLogica Samsung NeuroLogica upgrades portable CT scanner Samsung debuts ultrasound systems at ACOG 2017 Samsung DR system gets FDA nod Samsung NeuroLogica wins CT installation at UC Davis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about adenomyosis
Adenomyosis is a condition where cells from the uterus lining grow into the uterus muscle. It is related to endometriosis and has similar symptoms, such as heavy, painful periods. Diagnosis involves ultrasound, MRI scans, or a biopsy. Treatment is not always necessary but can include hormonal therapy or hysterectomy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Meet Kaiser ’s local IT leader
Donna Scannell has worked in IT for Kaiser Permanente for the last 30 years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Delete Facebook? That ’s as hard as giving up sugar | Dean Burnett
Plenty of people say they ’re going to do it, but in the end can’t. So why do social networks have such a hold?The recently exposed Cambridge Analytica scandal, where intrepid Observer journalists revealed that more than 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested without consent for political ends, has shaken the worlds of media, politics, eveninternational relations. Facebook itself has also taken quite a hit, with itsshare value dropping considerably, and many people, even the co-founder of WhatsApp, joining the#DeleteFacebook movement.Related:The Cambridge Analytica saga is a scandal of Facebook ’s ow...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Facebook Social networking Media Technology Neuroscience World news Source Type: news

AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times
An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed at Massachusetts General...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI advances MRI for prostate cancer patients Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news