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2D/3D hybrid interface refreshes diagnostic imaging
A new display interface for radiology workstations combines virtual reality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Kinect suitable for surgical manipulation of MR images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures Announces Further Expansion Internally and Externally:
Company Expands Digital DenturePossibilitieswithinLab® MC X5 Capabilities Powered by New inLab®SW 18, and D  GSHAPEand imes-icore® Collaboration DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( “Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that bo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What you should know about knee instability and dislocations in young athletes
Pain in the kneecap (patella) is very common in young athletes. It’s estimated that up to 15% of adolescents get some degree of patellofemoral pain. Most can be treated with rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and sometimes rehab exercises. But instability of the patella — known as patellofemoral instability — is relatively less common, and more worrisome for children and adolescents. The term “patellofemoral instability” can refer to either a traumatic injury in which a person dislocates their patella, or just general instability in the knee that a person may feel or a p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Dr. Matthew Milewski Orthopedic Center patellofemoral pain syndrome Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Le Bonheur opens new $10M outpatient center
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's new $9.5 million outpatient center in Jackson is now open. The 30,000-square-foot, 20-exam-room facility is located in the northwest part of the city, at 1535 Vann Drive. The center provides diagnostic services such as X-rays, ultrasounds, EKGs and pulmonary function testing. Subspecialty clinics will include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, g eneral surgery, genetics, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and urology. "This is an expansion of our services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Study: Early Identification Needed for Mesothelioma Advances
Professor John Cherrie at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom believes future treatment advances and improved patient outcomes for mesothelioma rests with a formula to better identify and screen high-risk patients. It could make an early diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer much more common. Cherrie said the current standard — which typically results in a late-stage diagnosis and a poor prognosis — prevents novel treatment studies and the development of any pre-emergent strategy to combat the aggressive cancer. “We don’t pretend to have a medical cure that will help immediately, but un...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Activity emission potential biomarkers for mesothelioma chemoprophylaxis strategies early diagnosis mesothelioma Early identification of mesothelioma early screening asbestos Heriot-Watt University high-risk mesothelioma indwelling pleural Source Type: news

Health Tip: X-Ray Suggestions for Parents
-- X-rays have led to countless improvements in diagnosing and treating broken bones and other conditions. But they're not without risks. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says such risks are " small when compared to the benefits that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients
Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Hospital Patients Still More Likely To Die On Weekends
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) — Doctors call it the “weekend effect.” Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours — whether it’s due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. New research on cardiac arrest in the hospital now asks: Has the “weekend effect” changed in recent years, as treatment has gotten better? “We know that survival trends have improved in past decade or so,” said Dr. Uchenna Ofoma, assistant professor of medicine at Temple University and a critical care physician at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. &ldq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News cardiac arrest 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

A.I. becoming a job threat to radiologists as research shows improved detection rates in X-rays
(Natural News) A new study suggests that it may only be a matter of time until the radiology profession is rendered entirely obsolete. Not by lack of skills or certifications, but by the rise of highly-trained and incredibly accurate artificial intelligence machines. The paper, which was put together by Stanford University researchers and published under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neovasc taps former Boston Scientific CRM vet Colen for CEO | Personnel Moves January 22, 2018
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today it tapped former Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) cardiac rhythm management lead Fred Colen as its new chief executive officer, with former CEO Alexei Marko staying on as an advisor and member of the company’s board of directors. The move comes as part of a company-wide strategy looking to support commercialization efforts for its Reducer product in Europe and the progression of its Tiara mitral valve replacement device’s clinical program, the Vancouver, Canada-based company said. “After ten years building Neovasc, I am convinced that now is the time for new leade...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bayer biogennix Boston Scientific Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Cardinal Health Dentsply Sirona gilupi imaginmedical Medtronic Neovasc Inc. Spinal Elements Source Type: news

The five emotions of raising a child with infantile scoliosis
One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hosp...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christina Poce Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Spinal Program Source Type: news

Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-rays
FDA is committed to protecting the health of children by helping lower their exposure to radiation from X-ray exams. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthropologists discover how teeth reveal vitamin D levels: X-rays can now be used to check for deficiency
(Natural News) We often take care of our oral health to make sure that our breath stays fresh, but did you know that dental X-rays can be used to determine vitamin D deficiencies (rickets)? While this is a grave health concern that often goes undiagnosed, Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley, anthropologists from McMaster University, have revealed that it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

Experts who think blood transfusions could be harmful
Like antibiotics, X-rays and vaccines, blood transfusions are widely considered to be among the greatest breakthroughs in medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence?
Sometimes seeing is believing. An imaging artificial intelligence algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: How will AI change radiology? Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abbott maintains Nanostim halt on docking button issue
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said this month that it’s maintaining the worldwide halt on implantations of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker made by its St. Jude Medical subsidiary after reports surfaced of problems with the device’s docking button. The 3.6mm docking button is designed to allow the Nanostim device to be retrieved after implantation; it’s meant to connect with the retrieval catheter during removal. In a Nov. 17 letter to physicians, Abbott said it received three reports of docking buttons detaching, out of 1,423 Nanostim implantations (0.002%), with no serious injuries reported. One of the cas...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Recalls Wall Street Beat Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management stjudemedical Source Type: news

Implant-Supported Bridge with Bone Loss: How would you treat this?
A new patient presented to my office with broken #3. She is 68 years old, healthy and has no active periodontal disease, even though bone loss is evident on the x-rays. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - December 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Cancer cases go UNNOTICED in hospital after ‘x-rays weren’t checked properly’
Cancer symptoms were missed in a Portsmouth hospital, after patients ’ chest x-rays weren’t checked by properly trained radiologists, according to hospital watchdog, the Care Quality Commission . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer cases go UNNOTICED in hospital after ‘x-rays weren’t checked properly’
LUNG cancer cases were missed in a Portsmouth hospital, after patients ’ chest x-rays weren’t checked by properly trained radiologists, according to hospital watchdog, the Care Quality Commission . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients died after chest x-rays went unreported
Two patients died and a third suffered “significant harm” after x-rays went unreported by radiologists resulting in missed opportunities to diagnose lung cancer. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - December 1, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists Are Using a Particle Accelerator to Unwrap a Mummy ’s Secrets
Scientists are using highly powerful X-rays to examine a mummy from ancient Egypt, hoping to find secrets about the nanostructure of Ancient Egyptian bones that might benefit modern medicine. A team at Northwestern University in Chicago is conducting the experiments, which allow researchers to see details of the mummy’s insides without removing its delicate wrappings. The team is hopeful that the results could help to predict bone fractures before they happen. “We have some preliminary findings about the various materials, but it will take days before we tighten down the precise answers to our questions,”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized ancient egypt medicine onetime osteoporosis Source Type: news

Canon releases new wireless DR detectors
Canon USA plans to showcase its new line of CXDI digital radiography (DR) detectors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon will highlight new IT, DR offerings at ECR 2017 Canon completes acquisition of Toshiba Medical Canon invests $40M in T2 Biosystems Canon, Virtual Imaging eye grid-free x-rays Canon lands order from Ky. healthcare system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

X-rays show Dolly the Sheep did not have arthritis
Researchers at Glasgow and Nottingham University based their conclusion on X-rays of Dolly's skeleton, held by National Museums Scotland (NMS), in Edinburgh. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-printed implants and scaffold technology – how bioengineering innovation could treat and prevent osteoarthritis
The need for new and effective ways to treat and preventosteoarthritis has never been more urgent. Demand for total joint replacements is rising every year, and expected to double by 2030, placing a huge strain on the NHS. Meanwhile, those living with the pain of early stage osteoarthritis or at risk of developing it due to injury face limited treatment options.That’s why Arthritis Research UK is investing in innovative research dedicated to developing medical technologies which could provide an answer. By 'medical technologies' we mean cutting-edge medical devices, orthotics, implants and imaging techniques, harness...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Unleashing the power of T-rays
Radio waves, microwaves, X-rays - electromagnetic radiation that we can't actually see is exploited in a number of familiar technologies. But there is still a lot of potential to unlock, notably in the terahertz part of the spectrum. An EU-funded project is conducting research into innovative semiconductors that could open up exciting new possibilities. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists?
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by Stanford University...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment Chest doctors issue guidelines for CT lung cancer screening AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Leonardo da Vinci Painting Just Sold for $450 Million. Here ’s How Experts Figured Out It Was Real
For a painting worth nearly half a billion dollars, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is far from perfect. The 500-year-old portrait of Jesus Christ has a shady past that includes ownership by King Charles I, a 160-year disappearing act and a sale for only thousands of dollars just 12 years ago. It is damaged and was heavily repainted, then restored. And at least one prominent da Vinci expert is on record saying he doesn’t believe da Vinci was the primary artist behind it. But the 15-by-17 portrait overcame all of that Wednesday night when it sold at auction to an anonymous buyer for a gob-smacking $450.3 mil...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Art onetime Source Type: news

Deep learning shows promise for bone age assessment
A deep-learning convolutional neural network algorithm can estimate skeletal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm speeds up assessment of bone age Bone age evaluations raise complex issues Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays Radiologists prefer CAD with fewer clicks Danish firm Visiana tackles bone age evaluation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new study has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable ability to chomp on coral all day long - the structure could serve as a blueprint for designing ultra-durable synthetic materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NCI awards $8M grant for AI in radiology/pathology
The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year, $8 million...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays NCI awards $17M grant for breast imaging How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? Moonshot group to award $1M for lung cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Science meets archaeology with discovery that dental X-rays reveal Vitamin D deficiency
(McMaster University) Human teeth hold vital information about Vitamin D deficiency, a serious but often hidden condition that can now be identified by a simple dental X-ray, McMaster anthropologists Lori D'Ortenzio and Megan Brickley have found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel Nano-CT device creates high-resolution 3D-X-rays of tiny velvet worm legs
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona shares up on Q3 beat
Shares in Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) rose today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its 3rd quarter earnings release. The York, Penn.-based company posted profits of $90.5 million, or 39¢ per share, on sales of $1 billion for the 3 months ended September 30, seeing its bottom line shrink by 2% while its sales grew 5.8% compared with the same period during the previous year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 70¢, well ahead of the 65¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see revenue of $981.7 million. “Our s...
Source: Mass Device - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

Scientists Just Found a Hidden Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza
(CAIRO) — Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs. In an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, an international team said the 30-meter (yard) void deep within the pyramid is situated above the structure’s Grand Gallery, and has a similar cross-section. The purpose of the chamber is unclear, and it’s not yet known whether it was built with a function in mind. The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recordin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Rohan / AP Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology Egypt onetime Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes launches TFNA hip repair system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it launched the TFNA augmentation system designed to treat patients with hip fractures who have poor bone quality. The company touted the system as the 1st and only polymethylmethacrylate cement with indications for specific traumas. The system is designed to be used to enhance implant fixation in cases where there is a significant potential risk of cut-out. “The TFNA Augmentation System addresses an important clinical need for patients who undergo hip fracture surgery, especially those who suffer from poor bone quality. This new system co...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Spectacular Images Show How Our View of the Universe Has Evolved
Unveiling The Universe NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team The human species is ever-changing and with it our view of the universe. By Jeffrey Kluger It’s easy to laugh at the ancient humans who thought of the nighttime sky as a sort of cosmic colander, but the idea made an intuitive kind of sense. In the evening, a gigantic bowl with thousands of pinprick holes is inverted over the Earth—or so the thinking went. The sun, suspended above it all, streams through in a brilliant scattering of starry points. Over the centuries, we slowly came to a clearer understanding of the structure and workings of the universe,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Eclipse jeff kluger NASA space universe Source Type: news

Can Machine Learning Save Medicine?
As a professor of genomics and early digital health evangelist, Eric Topol has long been on the cutting-edge of medical technology. Now, the cardiologist and best-selling author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine and The Patient Will See You Now is turning his attention to what he believes is healthcare’s next frontier: artificial intelligence (AI). Topol will give a keynote address on how AI will transform medicine and take audience questions during a panel at MD&M Minneapolis November 8 starting at noon. MD+DI had the chance to catch up with him in advance of the event. Below is a slightly edited version o...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona wins $7m in trade secret case after accused ex-engineer ducks out
Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) was awarded $6.8 million in damages in a trade secret suit after the ex-engineer accused of stealing the designs stopped participating in the legal proceedings, according to court documents. Former engineer Jian Lu was accused of stealing trade secrets related to a 3- imaging system for the company’s Apollo DI device, according to court documents. Lu left the company in 2013 and reportedly took with him trade secrets, including technical documents, copyrighted software and a pre-production model of the imaging system to develop a competing product, according to the documents. A short ...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays
Video game technology is being used for much more than simply playing games...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study questions whether x-rays really need to be repeated Virtual coaching takes on x-ray training Gaming console might help produce better x-rays Kinect suitable for surgical manipulation of MR images iPad, motion-sensing devices aid interventional image review (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Marie Curie and her x-ray vehicles' contribution to WWI battlefield medicine
Ask people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA reviews history of 'shoe-fitting fluoroscope' Moments in Radiology History: Part 4 -- Discovering x-rays Moments in Radiology History: Part 3 -- X-ray's early martyrs Fla. collector searches for x-ray's forgotten past Dutch researchers revive 115-year-old x-ray machine (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis
A portable infrared sensing device can produce rapid and accurate 3D scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Samsung NeuroLogica upgrades portable CT scanner Can an iPad be used to read CCTA studies? Gaming console might help produce better x-rays iPad, motion-sensing devices aid interventional image review Portable CT brings lower costs, reduced risk to ICU (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Navigational view of the brain thanks to powerful X-rays
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Imagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just that, and a lot of research on how the brain computes happens on that map-like level. New imaging tackles this special view of the brain with the highest-energy X-rays in the country that illuminate thick sections of a mouse brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough
News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late. It was that long ago that two neutron stars in Galaxy NGC 4993, in the Hydra constellation, spiraled in toward one another and collided in a titanic eruption, sending out waves of energy that literally shook our world. The shaking happened on Aug. 17 at 8:41 a.m. E.T., as gravitational waves released by the event — ripples in spacetime that Albert Einstein first predicted in 1915 but weren’t confirmed until a full century later — at last reached and passed through the Earth. While the first...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Black Holes Cosmology Einstein gamma rays gravitational waves NASA neutron stars onetime Science space telescopes Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy launches Maxframe limb correction system
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said late last week that it launched the Maxframe multi-axial limb correction system designed to gradually correct bone or soft tissue deformities in the arm, leg, foot or ankle. DePuy said the Maxframe system includes 3D planning software intended to create accurate patient treatment plans and reduce the number of X-rays required and the procedural complexity of treatments. The newly launched limb fixation system also includes the company’s Assure-Strut technology designed to emit an audible click after patient adjustment of the device as the strut ...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT
Recent studies have demonstrated the power of artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm speeds up assessment of bone age How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates ISCT: The long road to full automation in abdominal CT Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study shows proteins may prevent dysfunction and disease by relaxing
(University of Chicago) A team of University of Chicago and Notre Dame researchers used simulations and X-rays to conclude that disordered proteins remain unfolded and expanded as they float loose in the cytoplasm of a cell. The answer affects how we envision the movement of a protein through its life -- essential for understanding how proteins fold, what goes wrong during disorders and disease and how to model their behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news