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The transformation of medical imaging and diagnosis

The transformation of medical imaging and diagnosis
Digital technology has had a huge impact on modern life, revolutionising how we perform simple tasks like taking a photo or watching TV, but perhaps the most significant impact has been its transformation of medical care.
1st November 2018

Mobile app generates data for full cardiac diagnosis

Mobile app generates data for full cardiac diagnosis
All ECGs are not created equal. Apple’s recently unveiled 1-lead ECG on its Series 4 Apple Watch is a great advance in screening one’s heart activity beyond a mere pulse reader. It offers the capability to detect potential arrhythmias. However, medical professionals require more to make a diagnosis. CardioSecur, a mobile, app-based, 15-lead ECG system for private use fills this gap. Its direct in-app feedback - if medical attention is needed - offers additional clarity and peace of mind anytime, anywhere.
27th September 2018

3D virtual simulation gets to the heart of irregular heartbeats

3D virtual simulation gets to the heart of irregular heartbeats
In a proof of concept study, scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have successfully performed 3D personalised virtual simulations of the heart to accurately identify where cardiac specialists should electrically destroy cardiac tissue to stop potentially fatal irregular and rapid heartbeats in patients with scarring in the heart.
13th September 2018


Innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness

Innovation improves the diagnosis of dizziness
Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers have developed a new testing device using bone conduction technology, that offers significant advantages over the current tests.​ ​Hearing and balance have something in common. For patients with dizziness, this relationship is used to diagnose issues with balance.
11th September 2018

Doctors pair with AI to improve diagnosis

Doctors pair with AI to improve diagnosis
Stanford University School of Medicine and Unanimous AI have presented a study showing that a small group of doctors, connected by intelligence algorithms that enable them to work together as a 'hive mind,' could achieve higher diagnostic accuracy than the individual doctors or machine learning algorithms alone. The technology used is called Swarm AI and it empowers networked human groups to combine their individual insights in real-time, using AI algorithms to converge on optimal solutions.
11th September 2018

Blood-borne cancer detection receives gold-plated boost

Blood-borne cancer detection receives gold-plated boost
UNSW researchers have discovered a new way to detect ultralow levels of microRNA in a blood sample which could make diagnosis of cancer and other illnesses quicker and more efficient. The research team used nanoparticles to latch on to the targeted microRNAs (miRNAs) which enabled them to be easily extracted. One of the main benefits was that it was effective even when the miRNA was in minuscule amounts in the blood sample. Previously, a much larger sample was needed to extract similar amounts.
3rd September 2018

Alzheimer’s may be predicted during eye exam in the future

Alzheimer’s may be predicted during eye exam in the future
It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease using an eye exam. Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors’ offices, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have detected evidence suggesting Alzheimer’s in older patients who had no symptoms of the disease. Their study, involving 30 patients, is published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.
28th August 2018

Artificial intelligence to detect often-missed cancer tumours

Artificial intelligence to detect often-missed cancer tumours
Doctors may soon have help in the fight against cancer thanks to the UCF’s Center for Research in Computer Vision. Engineers at the center have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in CT scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The artificial intelligence system is about 95% accurate, compared to 65% when done by human eyes, the team said.
24th August 2018

Combining hazard monitoring with risk management and mitigation

Combining hazard monitoring with risk management and mitigation
They say prevention is better than cure and this old adage certainly rang true for David Greenberg when he founded EAVE, the company behind a new concept in reducing the risks associated with occupational disease. Combining hazard monitoring with risk management and mitigation, EAVE are able to offer a complete system.
7th August 2018

Radar breast localisation system can localise soft tissue

Radar breast localisation system can localise soft tissue
Cianna Medical has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to extend the indication of its SCOUT reflector for use in localisation of soft tissue. The SCOUT System has been in use for wire-free breast tumour localisation since 2016 and has been proven in over 42,000 procedures in more than 325 medical centres in the U.S.
7th August 2018


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