Keyhole threshold and morphology in laser melting revealed by ultrahigh-speed x-ray imaging
We used ultrahigh-speed synchrotron x-ray imaging to quantify the phenomenon of vapor depressions (also known as keyholes) during laser melting of metals as practiced in additive manufacturing. Although expected from welding and inferred from postmortem cross sections of fusion zones, the direct visualization of the keyhole morphology and dynamics with high-energy x-rays shows that (i) keyholes are present across the range of power and scanning velocity used in laser powder bed fusion; (ii) there is a well-defined threshold from conduction mode to keyhole based on laser power density; and (iii) the transition follows the s...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Cunningham, R., Zhao, C., Parab, N., Kantzos, C., Pauza, J., Fezzaa, K., Sun, T., Rollett, A. D. Tags: Physics reports Source Type: news

Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs Health Record Change Curbs Daily Chest X-rays in ICUs
Restrictions placed on electronic health record ordering systems that limit daily chest x-rays reduce use with no harm to patients, a Cleveland Clinic study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Mandibular implant placement and shoulder pain?
My patient had implants placed in #18 and 19   sites. X-rays all look good. Patient started having left shoulder pain immediately after implant placement.The postMandibular implant placement and shoulder pain? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Thousands of X-rays reviewed amid surgical error fears
Thousands of patient X-rays are to be reviewed by more than 140 hospital trusts amid fears the wrong metal plates were used during orthopaedic operations. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Radiologist Shortages Aren & #039;t That Easy to Fix
From Siri-assisted diagnoses to glamor x-rays, these comics show the weirder side of radiology. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - February 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Radiology Comics Source Type: news

Fear wrong metal plates used to fix fractures
Hospitals are told to review X-rays to check if patients have received the correct treatment for broken arms and legs. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AI can predict breast cancer molecular subtypes on MRI
Can an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm identify the molecular subtype...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms Breast MRI effective as adjunct to DBT in high-risk women AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CathWorks raises $30m in Series C
CathWorks said today that it closed a $30 million Series C round of financing to support its FFRangio non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech. The FFRangio system is designed to provide objective FFR guidance for optimizing percutaneous coronary intervention therapy decisions, the Israel-based company said. FFRangio is derived from routine X-rays during diagnostic angiogram procedures and is performed intra-procedurally during coronary angiography to reduce risk and cost associated with invasive FFR. “We are excited for the investment to support FFRangio market entry and continue with technical and clinic...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Wall Street Beat cathworks Source Type: news

Oxipit wins CE Mark for AI-powered chest imaging suite
Medical imaging tech dev Oxipit said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its ChestEye radiology imaging suite. The ChestEye system is designed to provide analysis and preliminary reports for 75 of the most common radiological findings, Oxipit said. The system localizes its findings on a radiograph as a heatmap and generates a standardized preliminary text report containing all radiologically relevant information in a chest X-ray image, the company added. Oxipit said that the Chest Eye system also features a search engine that look for similar-looking chest X-rays in a given database, allowing physi...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT oxipit Source Type: news

Russian AI detects lung cancer on CT in 20 seconds
Researchers from Russia have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) program...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays AI uses features outside nodules to predict malignancy AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can detect, localize fractures on wrist x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can both detect and show the position...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA publishes 1st issue of new AI publication AI reveals cause of transient ischemic attack symptoms Attending radiologists need to bone up on AI RSNA seeks new editor for RadioGraphics Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Oscillating x-rays reveal black hole spin
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Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Smith, K. T. Tags: Astronomy, Physics twis Source Type: news

A loud quasi-periodic oscillation after a star is disrupted by a massive black hole
We report observations of a stable 131-second x-ray quasi-periodic oscillation from the tidal disruption event ASASSN-14li. Assuming the black hole mass indicated by host galaxy scaling relations, these observations imply that the periodicity originates from close to the event horizon and that the black hole is rapidly spinning. Our findings demonstrate that tidal disruption events can generate quasi-periodic oscillations that encode information about the physical properties of their black holes. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Pasham, D. R., Remillard, R. A., Fragile, P. C., Franchini, A., Stone, N. C., Lodato, G., Homan, J., Chakrabarty, D., Baganoff, F. K., Steiner, J. F., Coughlin, E. R., Pasham, N. R. Tags: Astronomy, Physics reports Source Type: news

Association between breast cancer chemotherapy, oral health and chronic dental infections: a pilot study
Odontology pp 1 –8 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:21 January 2019AbstractBreast cancer has developed to become the leading type of cancer in females. For this study, 80 women were examined after chemotherapy for breast cancer and compared to 80 healthy age-matched women. This cross-sectional study comprised a dental examination with number of teeth, caries frequency (DMFT) and the presence of periodontal diseases (PSI). With the help of X-rays (OPG), the number of root canal fillings and apical lesions (LEO/LPO) were recorded. Furthermore, the education level, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and general h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stanford launches huge dataset of chest x-rays for AI
Researchers from Stanford University have released a massive dataset of more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How well does imaging AI perform in the real world? AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona announces partnership with Carbon for 3D printed dentures
Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) and 3D printing company Carbon have forged a partnership in which Dentsply will provide denture materials for use on Carbon systems. The Dentsply Sirona denture materials for Carbon digital manufacturing solutions will be available later this year in the U.S., the companies said today. Carbon’s 3D printers are based on its proprietary 3D printers based on its proprietary Digital Light Synthesis technology — which uses stereolithography, using light to convert a photocurable resin into a solid. Carbon’s original intellectual property involves a special window at t...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Featured News Well 3D printing Carbon Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

Can Artificial Intelligence Read X-Rays?
Researchers used more than 470,300 adult chest X-rays to develop an AI system that could triage chest X-rays and bring those with critical and urgent findings to the top of the reporting pile. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Artificial Intelligence Read X-Rays?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system can analyze chest X-rays and spot patients who should receive immediate care, researchers report. The system could also reduce backlogs in hospitals someday. Chest X-rays account for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was able to accurately identify chest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use of emergency chest imaging on the rise Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge How well does imaging AI perform in the real world? AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suni Closes Its Doors! An Open Letter to the Suni Imaging User Community from Apteryx, Inc.
Published on January 8, 2019Apteryx, Inc, Akron, Ohio –Dental Colleagues, Customers, and Partners,Since the first of the year, rumors and concerns have been circulating in the dental community about the on-going operations of Suni Medical Imaging — an Apteryx reseller partner. As dentists, you may know them better as Dr. Suni. Since 2002, they have installed thousands of practices with Dr. Suni and Prof. Suni, which are their brand names for Apteryx’s XrayVision imaging software.It has been rumored that as of January 1, Suni has discontinued operations. Since learning of this news last week, we have reach...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Most malpractice suits resolved in radiologists' favor
Most radiologists are concerned about being named in a malpractice suit at...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is your practice at risk of a malpractice claim? What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.? What states are best for practicing medicine? Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Obese Patients Exposed to Higher Radiation Doses for X-Rays
FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 -- Patients with obesity undergoing projection radiography receive a higher dose area product (DAP) than normal-weight adults, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Journal of Radiological Protection. Saeed J.M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Two Cancerous Lung Nodules Removed. Here ’s What That Means
The Supreme Court announced Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. There is “no evidence of any remaining disease,” and Ginsburg, a pancreatic cancer survivor, is recovering well after a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Supreme Court said. What does Ginsburg’s diagnosis mean? Here’s what lung nodules are, and what to know about them. What is a lung nodule? The term “pulmonary nodule” refers to a round or ovular growth on the lung that is three centimeters in diameter or smaller;...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Two Cancerous Lung Nodules Removed. Here's What That Means
The Supreme Court announced Friday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, had two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung. There is “no evidence of any remaining disease,” and Ginsburg, a pancreatic cancer survivor, is recovering well after a pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, the Supreme Court said. What does Ginsburg’s diagnosis mean? Here’s what lung nodules are, and what to know about them. What is a lung nodule? The term “pulmonary nodule” refers to a round or ovular growth on the lung that is three centimeters in diameter or smaller;...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Supreme Court Source Type: news

CathWorks wins FDA 510(k) for FFRangio
Non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech developer CathWorks said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FFRangio non-invasive fractional flow reserve analysis technology. The Israel-based company said that approval came based off of results from the FAST-FFR blinded comparative study study which showed that its FFRangio system was accurate when compared to invasive FFR. “The FDA clearance of CathWorks FFRangio is a significant milestone for interventional cardiologists and the healthcare system overall. It is the first non-invasive device of its kind to receive FDA clearance for use during per...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular cathworks Source Type: news

Looking at molecules from two sides with table-top femtosecond soft-X-rays
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Researchers at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have successfully combined a table-top laser-based extreme high-order harmonic source for short-pulse soft-X-ray absorption spectroscopy in the water window with novel flatjet technology. They are the first to demonstrate the simultaneous probing of carbon and nitrogen atoms in organic molecules in aqueous solution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Weighing the benefits, risks of imaging tests that use radiation
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?At what level does radiation exposure from X-rays and other medical imaging increase the risk of getting cancer in the future? ANSWER:?While there are wide-ranging benefits to modern X-ray imaging technology, you are correct that there also are risks. The answer to your question isn?t clear-cut, so it?s important to weigh the potential [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Severely obese people undergoing X-rays face 'DOUBLE the risk of cancer'
A study of 630 severely obese adults by the University of Exeter found that their risk of cancer from X-ray radiation is 153 per cent higher than that of their slimmer counterparts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Federal regulators knew of black lung resurgence
A new report claims that U.S. regulators were aware of a resurgence of black...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Ky. black lung law targets 1 radiologist Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners Report: Federal black lung fund running low on cash (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DocPanel, TeraRecon team up on teleradiology services
Teleradiology services provider DocPanel will collaborate with advanced visualization...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CureMetrix to provide DocPanel with AI mammo software DocPanel launches service to read black lung x-rays TeraRecon shows functionality for Northstar AI software TeraRecon, WhiteClouds make 3D-printed model of rhinoceros DocPanel partners with USC radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Ky. black lung law targets 1 radiologist
A law passed in Kentucky earlier this year that stripped radiologists of the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners Report: Federal black lung fund running low on cash Miners propose state-run black lung program in W.Va. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Five Key Questions To Ask Your Dental Imaging Vendor
Five Key Questions to Ask Your Imaging Vendor?‘Tis the time of year when you may be looking to invest in your practice and take advantage of the Section 179 Election to reduce 2018 taxes. Here are five things to ask your potential vendor before purchasing crucial imaging hardware or software as part of a holiday shopping spree:1.​Is your solution designed to be plug and play?Vendors are in two camps today. Those that sell closed proprietary systems and those that provideopen platforms. You may be buying new hardware or upgrading your imaging software. In either case...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In2Bones intros ‘ see-through ’ implant for flat feet
(Image courtesy of In2Bones) Orthopedic surgical device developer In2Bones announced the global launch of its “see-through” PitStop implant for children and adults with flat feet. One of the most common foot deformities, flat-foot often starts during adolescence and continues into adulthood. In2Bones (Memphis, Tenn.) developed the PitStop subtalar implant to restore the stability of a patient’s arch during the walking process. Several traditional metallic sublatar implants can be limiting because of material’s stiffness compared to the adjacent bones, causing pain and biomechanical adaptat...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Orthopedics In2Bones Source Type: news

PET shows efficacy of tuberculosis meningitis drug
With the help of PET scans, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine are gathering...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac PET helps assess revascularization benefits PET/CT key to NIH's tuberculosis research plan PET technique could aid diabetic therapy monitoring Novel PET tracer shows promise for neuroendocrine tumors Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

LED Medical Diagnostics ’ Subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of New 3D Module for Its XVWeb Cloud Imaging Service
XVWeb 3D Expands Software-as-a-Service Functionality to Include 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Data Sets Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2018 –LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. ( " LED Medical " or " the Company " ) subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. ( “Apteryx”) today announced their XVWeb 3D imaging service has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration. XVWeb 3D is uniquely designed to provide additional functionality to its XVWeb service platform by providing dental professionals with a wide variety of visualizatio n and diagnostic capabilities for CBCT DI...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ancient Romans created super strong concrete by mixing aggregate with mineral-rich sea water
(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal American Mineralogist revealed the chemical structure that made ancient Roman concrete so durable that they remained strong for more than 1,500 years. To carry out the study, a team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory used X-rays to examine samples of Roman concrete taken from an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ambra Health teams with Google on research
Cloud-based software company Ambra Health announced a new collaboration with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flywheel, Google partner on MRI research center Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays DiA Imaging Analysis inks deal with Google Cloud TeraRecon, EnvoyAI, and Ambra Health join forces Ambra Health secures 2 new partners Ambra Health partners with Google Cloud (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Flu Testing Reduces Additional Testing but Not Antibiotic Use Point-of-Care Flu Testing Reduces Additional Testing but Not Antibiotic Use
Point-of-care influenza testing in emergency departments reduces chest x-rays and blood tests but not antibiotic use, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Which Type of Medical Scan Is Right for Me?
CT, M.R.I. and ultrasound scans offer different advantages and drawbacks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Radiation X-Rays Magnetic Resonance Imagers Headaches Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Source Type: news

Flat-panel CT helps refine pitch for cochlear implant users
An individualized CT-guided approach to programming cochlear implants significantly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flat-panel CT finds early signs of bone damage in anorexics Flat-panel CT falls short in cerebral bleed assessment Flat-panel detector CT bests MDCT in the skull base Flat-panel detectors cut radiation dose in angiography, pediatric chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ky. bill lets radiologists again read black lung x-rays
Radiologists in Kentucky would once again be allowed to read x-rays of miners...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate passes 'minibus' bill that includes health funds Federal bill promotes x-ray screening for black lung X-ray detects resurgence of black lung in coal miners Report: Federal black lung fund running low on cash Miners propose state-run black lung program in W.Va. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Artificial intelligence tools trained to detect pneumonia on chest X-rays have decreased performance when tested on data from outside health systems, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. John R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm written by a Canadian radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays RSNA names editor for new online journal RSNA to offer educational AI events RSNA foundation to award $4M in grants RSNA plans AI course in Paris (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists produce 3D chemical maps of single bacteria
(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Researchers at NSLS-II used ultrabright x-rays to generate 3D nanoscale maps of a single bacteria's chemical composition with unparalleled spatial resolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy Upper GI X-rays Unhelpful After Sleeve Gastrectomy
Gastrografin upper gastrointestinal inspection is generally of little value in determining the integrity of staple lines following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, according to a retrospective review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for Cohere XLIF implant components
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for Cohere porous PEEK implants that are part of its Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion surgical spinal procedures. The San Diego-based company touted that its porous PEEK technology offers both three-dimensional architecture and the radiolucent properties of PEEK, which it claims provides “increased clarity in postoperative x-rays and imaging.” “Cohere XLIF with its one-of-a-kind Porous PEEK technology provides surgeons the best implant for treating patients. It is designed to allow early incorporation of bone into the inter-body spacer, whic...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Dentsply announces workforce reductions & restructuring plan, posts Q3 miss
Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) today announced restructuring plans that will eliminate 6% to 8% of its workforce as the company looks to reduce costs alongside releasing third quarter earnings that missed Wall Street expectations. The York, Penn.-based company said that its management team has “conducted an extensive diagnosis of the market” over the past six months and developed a plan to reduce costs, alongside third-party advisors, while remaining “optimistic about the underlying dental industry.” The company hopes the plan will achieve annualized top-line growth of 3% to 4% and adjusted operat...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

How well does imaging AI perform in the real world?
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can yield impressive results when tested...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads AI detects more malignant lung nodules on x-rays C-MIMI: AI automatically generates radiology impressions JAMA: 7 forces will drive adoption of AI in healthcare Is seeing believing in imaging artificial intelligence? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Residents dive into gamified POCUS education
Do you want to help residents brush up on their point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality supports patient care, medical education Is virtual reality in radiology becoming a reality? Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays Portable gaming sensor enables 3D scans of elephantiasis Gaming console might help produce better x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Court says Hopkins doctor had protection as expert witness
A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the families of coal miners who were denied benefits for black lung disease after a Johns Hopkins doctor insisted X-rays did not show the disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news