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Latest results and studies from the field of medical technology

Medical technology, also referred to as biomedical technology , is engaged in the application of engineering principles and rules to the field of medicine. In the field of medical technology combines engineering know-how and expertise from industry professionals such as physicians and nurses. The objective of medical technology is to optimize medical treatments, as well as therapies, diagnoses and equipment such as ultrasound and MRI, for the benefit of patients. Ongoing research continuously leads to new developments, particularly with medical equipment such as ultrasound and MRI. innovations-report keeps readers up-to-date on these issues by publishing interesting articles and reports on the latest developments in medical technology fields , including ultrasound and MRI systems.

Rapid developments from the field of medical technology

The area of medical technology that involves the development of medical equipment such as MRI, ultrasound and x-ray systems requires continuous research. In order to benefit patients, thelatest technology and engineering developments must be integrated as rapidly as possible into medical systems such as ultrasound and MRI. New developments that are relevant to those who are interested or involved in the field of medical technology occur every day. To keep readers abreast of these issues, innovations-report publishes interesting and easy-to-understand information on developments in medical technology, including systems such as ultrasound and MRI.

innovations-report provides news from the field of medical technology

innovations-report offers readers up-to-date and interesting information from a variety of innovative scientific fields, such as medical technology. The latest research and clinical developments from in medical technology are presented in a clear and easy-to-understand manner, covering topics such as imaging processes, dialysis equipment, ultrasound, cell and tissue engineering, implants, MRI, orthopedic aids, dental materials and surgical technologies.

Maintaining ultrasound and MRI equipment is vitally important

The segment of medical technology that involves maintaining and repairing equipment such as MRI, ultrasound and x-ray is immensely important. If ultrasound or MRI equipment does not function properly, which can lead to false results or therapies, the consequences for patients are unimaginable. And precisely because of its importance, the field of medical technology deserves a great deal of attention. innovations-report covers the key developments in medical equipment technology, including MRI, x-ray and ultrasound systems.

Imaging processes such as ultrasound and MRI

Ultrasound and MRI are two of the most frequently used systems in the field of medical technology. Depending on the type of tissue that needs to be examined, imaging processes such as ultrasound and MRI are carried out either with or without contrast agents. Ultrasound and MRI examinations are performed without ionizing radiation, whereas processes such as computer tomography require ionizing radiation. Basic knowledge of imaging processes such as MRI and ultrasound is essential for anyone involved in the field of medical technology. For these specialists and others who are interested in this area, innovations-report covers the latest research results originating from the field of medical imaging processes such as MRI and ultrasound.

In the field of medical technology, innovations-report covers the latest scientific findings and information related to medical technology, including innovations in the area of medical equipment such as MRI and ultrasound systems.

innovations-report is designed for anyone who wants to keep abreast of developments in the field of medical technology. Here you can find information about the latest innovations in medical imaging processes, including systems such as ultrasound and MRI.

Medical Engineering

The development of medical equipment, products and technical procedures is characterized by high research and development costs in a variety of fields related to the study of human medicine.

innovations-report provides informative and stimulating reports and articles on topics ranging from imaging processes, cell and tissue techniques, optical techniques, implants, orthopedic aids, clinical and medical office equipment, dialysis systems and x-ray/radiation monitoring devices to endoscopy, ultrasound, surgical techniques, and dental materials.

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Imaging probe yields double insight

A probe enables tumors to be investigated using complementary imaging techniques

An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and...

05.08.2015 | nachricht Read more

Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery

With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new degree of dexterity.

Needlescopic surgery, which uses surgical instruments shrunk to the diameter of a sewing needle, is the ultimate form of minimally invasive surgery. The...

24.07.2015 | nachricht Read more

Printing implants with the laser

Whether for individual micro-implants or for micro-implants with medicine depots – additive processes are ideally suited for manufacturing such components. In the project “REMEDIS”, scientists at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) have established a highly automated laser melting process to produce or coat implants made of platinum, nickel-titanium (NiTi) or stainless steel.

For this, scientists of the Surface Technology Group used a special form of 3-D printing – selective laser micro-melting (SLµM).

21.07.2015 | nachricht Read more

Bionic eye clinical trial results show long-term safety, efficacy vision-restoring implant

Patients using Argus II experienced significant improvement in visual function and quality of life

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of...

24.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

The new version of syngo.via supports treatment decision-making in oncology

  • Diagnostics software supports informed treatment decision-making and comprehensive treatment planning by compiling information from different imaging modalities
  • Early checking of treatment by means of a quantitative evaluation of the success of the treatment
  • Offline functionality for the interdisciplinary exchange of information


Cancer treatment is complex. The widely varying progressions of this disease require comprehensive diagnostics, an early check of treatment, and the exchange...

17.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

New 7 Tesla MRI research system ready for future clinical use

  • First ultra-high field scanner with all components designed, built and serviced by Siemens
  • New actively shielded system generation with 50 percent lighter magnet and zero Helium boil-off to enable easier siting and lower operating costs
  • Dual mode functionality for easy switching from research modes to specific clinical protocols
  • Expanded RF architecture with up to eight transmit and up to 64 receive channels
  • Identical software platform as Siemens latest flagship 3Tesla MRI systems for consistent usability
  • World's first 7 Tesla research system ready for future clinical use with planned CE and FDA authorization to market for selected neurological and musculoskeletal MRI applications

"I am extremely proud to announce the introduction of our new 7 Tesla scanner Magnetom Terra (1). It is the first 7 Tesla MRI scanner fully designed and...

01.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

A non-invasive tool for diagnosing cancer*

Researchers in Singapore have developed an ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs: tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumours. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive screening test for gastric cancer.

In 2012, 8.2 million lives were lost to cancer around the world. This number is expected to double by 2030. However, many cancer deaths could be prevented if...

21.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

PolyU develops novel computer intelligence system for acute stroke detection

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. The detection accuracy is 90%, which is as high as that conducted by specialists, but at a much reduced time from 10-15 minutes to 3 minutes.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology....

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New screening method for prostate cancer recurrence

Spatial light interference microscopy identifies patients at higher risk for prostate cancer recurrence

The American Cancer Society estimated that 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2015. Approximately 27,540 men will...

18.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

MRI - prostate cancer screening for the future?

A screening method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI detects a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improves diagnostic accuracy. The study was conducted as part of the largest international research project on prostate cancer. The method will now be tried with 40,000 subjects in Gothenburg.

 

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Im Focus: What would a tsunami in the Mediterranean look like?

A team of European researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate coastal areas in southern Italy and Greece. The study is published today (27 August) in Ocean Science, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

Though not as frequent as in the Pacific and Indian oceans, tsunamis also occur in the Mediterranean, mainly due to earthquakes generated when the African...

Im Focus: Self-healing landscape: landslides after earthquake

In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often enormous and dangerous, declines, in fact independently of meteorological events and aftershocks.

These new findings are presented by a German-Franco-Japanese team of geoscientists in the current issue of the journal Geology, under the lead of the GFZ...

Im Focus: FIC Proteins Send Bacteria Into Hibernation

Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. A research team from the University of Basel's Biozentrum has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In the current issue of “Cell Reports”, the scientists describe the mechanism of action and also explain why their discovery provides new insights into the evolution of pathogens.

For many poisons there are antidotes which neutralize their toxic effect. Toxin-antitoxin systems in bacteria work in a similar manner: As long as a cell...

Im Focus: Fraunhofer IPA develops prototype of intelligent care cart

It comes when called, bringing care utensils with it and recording how they are used: Fraunhofer IPA is developing an intelligent care cart that provides care staff with physical and informational support in their day-to-day work. The scientists at Fraunhofer IPA have now completed a first prototype. In doing so, they are continuing in their efforts to improve working conditions in the care sector and are developing solutions designed to address the challenges of demographic change.

Technical assistance systems can improve the difficult working conditions in residential nursing homes and hospitals by helping the staff in their work and...

Im Focus: A Grand Voyage for Tiny Organisms

Climate and Ecosystem Change in the Mediterranean

Since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 many hundreds of marine animal and plant species from the Red Sea have invaded the eastern Mediterranean, leading...

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