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Tumour detecting sensors to reduce follow-up surgery

Tumour detecting sensors to reduce follow-up surgery
Tiny sensors that can detect the spread of cancer through the lymphatic system while a patient is having surgery to remove primary tumours could dramatically reduce the need for follow up operations. Researchers at the University of South Australia's Future Industries Institute have developed an ultrasensitive sensing technology for use during surgery, based on state-of-the-art, nanostructured silicon field-effect transistors.
19th February 2016

Wasps advance brain surgery techniques

A significant problem when operating on the brain is trying to reach a lesion whilst avoiding obstructions. A traditional straight needle insertion has the potential to injure an area, causing irreversible consequences, or the surgeon could deem it too dangerous to even attempt, resulting in an inoperable diagnosis. Imperial College, London has been working with maxon products to develop a groundbreaking robotic steerable needle.
17th February 2016

Soluble brain implants could reduce surgery risks

Soluble brain implants could reduce surgery risks
A team of materials scientists and neurosurgeons have developed a new class of electronic biomedical sensor implants that can monitor the brain after surgery and then dissolve away harmlessly over time. The new, soluble electronic sensors are smaller than a grain of rice and are built on extremely thin, naturally biodegradable sheets of silicon. 
19th January 2016


Robotics key to making the most of our surgeons

Robotics key to making the most of our surgeons
According to research conducted by the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in 2012, it costs over £560,000 to train a surgeon. This includes investment from both the prospective surgeon and the NHS, a steep price, considering the fact that tuition fees aren’t getting any cheaper. By Graham Mackrell, managing director of Harmonic Drive UK.
3rd December 2015

Imaging technology gives better vision to surgeons

The Technology Partnership (TTP) has made major advances in the use of elastography, a medical imaging technique that maps the elastic properties of soft tissue to provide vital diagnostic information during surgery. The new breakthrough could be used for surgical processes such as treating abnormal heart rhythms caused by atrial fibrillation, killing or removing cancerous or damaged tissue, or simply navigating around the body during an operation.
21st July 2015

Sony and Polecam collaborate to improve training of surgeons

Sony and Polecam collaborate to improve training of surgeons
Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions Division has announced that it has extended its relationship with Polecam Ltd, by collaborating in the realisation of Medcam, a system for capturing high-quality close-up images of medical theatre work. Medcam uses the Sony FCB S3000P colour block camera, which incorporates 3-CCD technology and an integrated 12x optical zoom to produce broadcast-quality results.
19th April 2006


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