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AcQMap Imaging receives FDA clearance

AcQMap Imaging receives FDA clearance
Acutus Medical won FDA clearance for its AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System, as well as the accompanying AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping Catheter. The catheter uses ultrasound and more traditional electrical tissue conduction mapping to create a unique live view inside the heart that combines the physical mechanics of the organ with its electrical activity.
6th November 2017

Optical fibre pajamas treat jaundice in newborns

Optical fibre pajamas treat jaundice in newborns
  Alone, naked, and with their eyes covered for protection: this is how newborns lie in incubators when they are being treated for jaundice. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition products of the blood pigment hemoglobin are deposited in the skin in newborns with jaundice.
2nd November 2017

Laser scanner to detect cancer in less than 30 seconds

Laser scanner to detect cancer in less than 30 seconds
A team of European scientists has developed the world’s first cancer scanner that detects blood vessels grown by a malignant melanoma with an infrared laser beam in 30 seconds. Current skin cancer diagnosis can last a number of weeks and be very upsetting. Multiple stages can involve visiting a GP, being sent to a dermatologist for a skin biopsy, waiting for laboratory analysis, having a sentinel lymph node biopsy under general anaesthetic, and then having more tests if the cancer has spread.
30th October 2017


Powerful X-rays enable navigational view of the brain

Powerful X-rays enable navigational view of the brain
If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good 'satellite view' of the brain, and a great 'street view' of neuron details. But navigating how the brain computes is arguably where the action is, and neuroscience's 'navigational map view' has been a bit meager. Now, a research team led by Eva Dyer, a computational neuroscientist and electrical engineer, has imaged brains at that map-like or "meso" scale using the most powerful X-ray beams in the country.
18th October 2017

Stretchable fibre optic measures changes in body movements

Stretchable fibre optic measures changes in body movements
Engineers at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have now developed a way to use a special optical fibre to detect minute changes in the movement of various body parts. The advancement will hopefully help patients undergoing musculoskeletal rehabilitation, athletes improve their training techniques, and everyone to play video games in an exciting new way. Though the approach is not entirely new, as fibre optics are already widely used to measure physical strains that buildings and bridges are subjected to.
16th October 2017

EchoPixel reveals CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans in 3D

EchoPixel reveals CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans in 3D
Since the invention of the X-ray machine in 1895, medical imaging technology has improved dramatically, but the visualisation of those images hasn’t changed enough to keep up. Even though CTs and MRIs capture 3D data, the consumption of that data by physicians is still almost entirely in 2D formats. EchoPixel, a company based in Mountain View, California, hopes to bridge the gap.
16th October 2017

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement

Future smartwatches could sense hand movement
New research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures. The research team led by Professor Mike Fraser, Asier Marzo and Jess McIntosh from the Bristol Interaction Group (BIG) at the University of Bristol, together with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol), presented their paper this summer at one of the world’s most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, ACM CHI 2017 held in Denver, USA.
13th October 2017

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform
  Synaptive Medical Inc. has released Modus V. This second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm is derived from Canadarm technology used on the International Space Station. Designed with feedback from Synaptive’s clinical partners, Modus V is the new cornerstone of its integrated BrightMatter platform.
12th October 2017

Optical fibre can deliver light and drugs into the body

Optical fibre can deliver light and drugs into the body
A flexible, biodegradable optical fibre that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration between electrical engineers and biomaterials engineers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute. The ability to deliver light into the body is important for laser surgery, drug activation, optical imaging, diagnosis of disease, and in optogenetics, the experimental field in which light is used to manipulate the function of neurons in the brain.
12th October 2017

4K-3D video microscope enables 26x magnification

4K-3D video microscope enables 26x magnification
Olympus has announced the launch of its 4K-3D Video Microscope, ORBEYE. The new microscope was developed by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc, (SOMED) a joint venture between Olympus Corporation and Sony Imaging Products & Solutions Inc. The precise 4K-3D digital images from the new ORBEYE microscope can enable more accurate surgery by providing high-resolution 3D imaging of the structure of tissue, blood vessels and other features.
9th October 2017


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