Medical Technology

Medical Technology News -- ScienceDaily Latest developments in medical technology. News from universities and research institutes on new medical technologies, their applications and effectiveness.

  • An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections
    on January 16, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    A recent study has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used to identify the most common bacteria causing soft tissue infections. […]

  • Novel PET tracer clearly identifies and tracks bacterial infection in lungs
    on January 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Researchers have demonstrated that a new radiotracer, 2-18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol (18F-FDS), can identify and track bacterial infection in lungs better than current imaging methods and is able to differentiate bacterial infection from inflammation. […]

  • Next-generation medical scanning
    on January 5, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Researchers have developed a new way to magnetise molecules found naturally in the human body, paving the way for a new generation of low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that would transform our ability to diagnose and treat diseases including cancer, diabetes and dementia. […]

  • Milestone' for new noninvasive heart test medicare now covers FFR-CTcoronary artery test
    on January 4, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    On Jan. 1, Medicare began covering a new noninvasive test for heart disease called FFR-CT. "Medicare coverage is a major milestone," said Loyola Medicine cardiologist Mark Rabbat, MD. "Millions of Americans now can potentially benefit from this game-changing technology." […]

  • Scientists design bacteria to reflect 'sonar' signals for ultrasound imaging
    on January 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Scientists have designed bacteria to reflect sound waves like submarines. The technology could eventually allow doctors to image therapeutic bacteria in the body using ultrasound. […]

  • Total-body PET: Maximizing sensitivity for clinical research and patient care
    on January 3, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    The new total-body PET/CT scanner could revolutionize our understanding and treatment of disease through analysis of better imaging data from the whole body. Scientists have outlined the development and benefits of this innovative diagnostic tool and explained how maximizing PET sensitivity will advance clinical research and patient care. […]

  • State-of-the-art MRI technology bypasses need for biopsy
    on January 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    The most common type of tumor found in the kidney is generally quite small (less than 1.5 in). These tumors are usually found by accident when CAT scans are performed for other reasons and the serendipitous finding poses a problem for doctors. […]

  • Fluorescent nanomedicine can guide tumor removal, kill remaining cancer cells
    on December 21, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Scientists have developed a nanomedicine platform for cancer that can help doctors know which tissue to cut out as well as kill any malignant cells that can't be surgically removed. […]

  • Technique makes NMR more useful for nanomaterials, exotic matter research
    on December 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Researchers show how nuclear magnetic resonance probes can be optimized for studying the properties of nanomaterials and strange states of matter. […]

  • Breakthrough sensor for photography, life sciences, security
    on December 18, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Engineers have produced a new imaging technology that may revolutionize medical and life sciences research, security, photography, cinematography and other applications that rely on high-quality, low-light imaging. […]

  • 3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
    on December 15, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Imaging at the nanoscale is important to a plethora of modern applications in materials science, physics, biology, medicine and other fields. Limitations of current techniques are, e.g. their resolution, imaging speed or the inability to look behind opaque objects with arbitrary shapes. Scientists have now demonstrated a method for meeting this challenge with stunning properties. […]

  • Cancer imaging aid developed from horse chestnuts
    on December 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts, research shows. […]

  • Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
    on December 12, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure rates and survival times. […]

  • Chemists develop novel Washington Red dye for bio-imaging
    on December 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Scientists have created an injectable dye that illuminates molecules with near infrared light, making it easier to see what is going on deep inside the body. The new dye will help medical researchers track the progression of a wide array of diseases, such as cancer. […]

  • Deep insight into the heart
    on December 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    A new article outlines how modern non-invasive examinations using state-of-the-art imaging technology can reduce the risk of not-detecting infections of the heart muscle possibly leading to chronic inflammations and sudden death. […]

  • Including diagnosis related costs, 3-D mammography costs less than digital mammography
    on December 8, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings. […]

  • Microscope using UV instead of visible light emerging as diagnostic tool
    on December 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    New MUSE technology obtains high-resolution images of fresh biopsies for analysis within minutes, eliminating need for conventional slides and preserving original tissue sample. […]

  • Ultrasound imaging needle to transform heart surgery
    on December 1, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle. The revolutionary technology has been successfully used for minimally invasive heart surgery in pigs, giving an unprecedented, high-resolution view of soft tissues up to 2.5 cm in front of the instrument, inside the body. […]

  • Neutrophil-inspired propulsion
    on November 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Inspired by white blood cells rolling on endovascular walls before transmigrating to the disease site, scientists have succeeded in getting particles to move along the walls of microscopic, three-dimensional vessels. This method could be used in targeted cancer therapeutics. […]

  • Visible signals from brain and heart
    on November 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Key processes in the body are controlled by the concentration of calcium in and around cells. Scientists have now developed the first sensor molecule that is able to visualize calcium in living animals with the help of a radiation-free imaging technique known as optoacoustics. The method does not require the cells to be genetically modified and involves no radiation exposure. […]

  • DIY: Scientists release a how-to for building a smartphone microscope
    on November 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Add one more thing to the list of tasks your smartphone can perform. Researchers have released an open-source dataset offering instructions to people interested in building their own smartphone microscope. […]

  • Deep learning used to reconstruct holograms, improve optical microscopy
    on November 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    New uses for deep learning have been developed, report researchers, specificially reconstructing a hologram to form a microscopic image of an object and improving optical microscopy. Their new holographic imaging technique produces better images than current methods that use multiple holograms, and it's easier to implement because it requires fewer measurements and performs computations faster. […]

  • New imaging technique peers inside living cells
    on November 16, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Called Ultrasound Bioprobe, a non-invasive approach allows researchers to view sub-cellular structures and their mechanical behavior at nanoscale resolution. […]

  • Smart, ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis
    on November 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    A soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor has been developed for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The novel sensor is highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair. It is also simple and cost-effective to mass produce. […]

  • Wireless handheld spectrometer transmits data to smartphone
    on November 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    A new smartphone-compatible device that is held like a pencil could make it practical to acquire spectral images of everyday objects and may eventually be used for point-of-care medical diagnosis in remote locations. […]

  • How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines into 3-D imaging devices
    on October 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. […]

  • Successful cardiogenic shock treatment using a percutaneous left ventricular assist device
    on October 31, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Scientists have succeeded in minimally invasive treatment of a patient with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock by making use of Impella, a percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart, for the first time in Japan. This method is anticipated as a new therapy for treating patients with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock. […]

  • Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremor
    on October 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    An initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude. […]

  • Machine learning identifies breast lesions likely to become cancer
    on October 18, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study. Researchers said the technology has the potential to reduce unnecessary surgeries. […]

  • Navigational view of the brain thanks to powerful X-rays
    on October 17, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Imagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just that, and a lot of research on how the brain computes happens on that map-like level. New imaging tackles this special view of the brain with the highest-energy X-rays in the country that illuminate thick sections of a mouse brain. […]