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Medical Devices News
December 9, 2019

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Blood-Brain Barrier Damage Occurs Even With Mild Head Trauma

In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers have found evidence of damage to the brain's protective barrier, without a reported ... read more

Quest for New Cancer Treatment Crosses Milestone

A cancer therapy has crossed a milestone in clinical trials, a major development in a decades-long quest to develop a treatment that destroys tumors without the debilitating side effects of ... read more

Real-Time fMRI Treats Tourette Syndrome

Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study has now trained adolescents with ... read more

A Miniature Robot That Could Check Colons for Early Signs of Disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the device could one day replace the need for ... read more
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Imaging of Conjunctival Goblet Cells Helps Diagnosis of Dry Eyes

Researchers have developed a biometric imaging of conjunctival goblet cells with high ... read more

Novel MRI-Guided Ultrasound Treatment Destroys Prostate Cancer

A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique ... read more

Low-Cost, Portable System Takes OCT Beyond Ophthalmology

Researchers have developed a way to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in hard-to-reach areas of the body such as joints. The advance could help bring this high-resolution biomedical imaging ... read more

New X-Ray Technology Could Revolutionize How Doctors Identify Abnormalities

Using ground-breaking technology, researchers are testing a new method of X-ray imaging that uses color to identify microfractures in bones. Microfractures were previously impossible to see using ... read more

Placenta Imaging Method May Aid Diagnosis of Pregnancy Complications

A new imaging technique to track maternal blood flow to the placenta has the potential to help diagnose several common complications in early pregnancy, according to a new study. Researchers used the ... read more

The Fetal Brain Possesses Adult-Like Networks

The fundamental organization of brain networks is established in utero during the second and third trimesters of fetal development, according to new research. The finding lays the groundwork for ... read more

Researchers Develop Noninvasive Method to Detect Early-Stage Liver Disease

A safer and more sensitive contrast dye for MRI tests may provide the first effective, noninvasive method for detecting and diagnosing early-stage liver diseases, including liver fibrosis. Tests in ... read more

Optoacoustic Imaging Shows Potential for Noninvasive Diagnostics for Thyroid Disorders

A novel, noninvasive imaging technique can provide new information about thyroid disorders that will help in evaluation and diagnosis, according to an article featured in the October 2019 issue of ... read more

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Increases Cancer Detection Over Full-Field Mammography

A new article compares cancer detection rates (CDR) for screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus full-field digital mammography (FFDM). Researchers found that DBT results in ... read more

PET Offers More Precise Screening Method to Select Candidates for Radionuclide Therapy

PET scanning can offer more precise selection of patients for neuroendocrine tumor therapy, allowing some patients to qualify who would otherwise have been ineligible, according to a new ... read more

Simple Cardiac Risk Score Can Predict Problems With Blood Flow in the Brain

The study shows that for those participants who do not have a history of heart disease or stroke that a simple cardiac risk score -- a summary measure of factors such as blood pressure, diabetes, ... read more

Building a Brighter Way for Capturing Cancer During Surgery

Bioengineer's smart surgical microscope shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating ... read more

Nanotechnology Improves Chemotherapy Delivery

Michigan State University scientists have invented a new way to monitor chemotherapy concentrations, which is more effective in keeping patients' treatments within the crucial therapeutic ... read more

Handheld Device to Diagnose Skin Cancer

Using shortwave rays installed in cellphones and airport security scanners, researchers have developed a technique that detects skin lesions and determines whether they are cancerous or benign -- a ... read more

Screening Mammography Could Benefit Men at High Risk of Breast Cancer

Selective mammography screening can provide potentially lifesaving early detection of breast cancer in men who are at high risk for the disease, according to a new landmark ... read more

Advanced MRI Brain Scan May Help Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information and processing speed) and ... read more

New MRI Technique Can 'See' Molecular Changes in Brain

Scientists have successfully transformed an MRI from a diagnostic camera into a device that can record changes in the biological makeup of brain tissue. The development will help doctors understand ... read more

Gold Nanoparticles Shown to Be Safe and Effective Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Bio-compatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat have been shown to safely and effectively ablate low- to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate, according to ... read more

'MasSpec Pen' for Accurate Cancer Detection During Surgery

A major challenge for cancer surgeons is to determine where a tumor starts and where it ends. The 'MasSpec Pen,' a handheld device in development, could someday enable surgeons to ... read more

Improved Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy Enables Enhanced Brain Imaging

Researchers demonstrate critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)-based optical imaging in the ... read more

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