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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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Synapses in 3D: Scientists develop new method to map brain structures

Our brain consists of countless nerve cells that transmit signals from one cell to the next. The connections between these cells, the synapses, provide a key to understanding how our memory works. An American research team in collaboration with Rainer Heintzmann from the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena has now succeeded in identifying these switching points in millimeter-sized tissue with a light microscope on the basis of their structure. The scientists published their results on 31 October 2019 in Nature Methods.

To make the synapses visible, the research team at Southwestern University Texas, led by Reto Fiolka and Kevin Dean, developed a special microscope. The...

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The Screw That Dissolves

Where bones fracture, surgeons often have to join the fragments with implants. Magnesium orthopaedic screws, which over time dissolve in the body, spare patients another operation after healing is completed and reduce the risk of infection. What happens inside the body during this process, though, is still largely unknown. To develop optimized alloys and orthopaedic screws with functionalized surfaces, Empa researchers are now investigating magnesium corrosion.

When surgeons want to fix bone fragments after a fracture, the critical question is what type of implants to use: screws and plates made of titanium or steel,...

06.11.2019 | nachricht Read more

Attacking metastatic breast cancer with sound

Drugs can be safely delivered to cancerous lymph nodes via the lymphatic system and then released inside the nodes using sound waves. Tohoku University researchers tested the treatment on mice with metastatic breast cancer and published their findings in the journal Scientific Reports.

"We believe that our technique has the potential to be developed into a new treatment for lymph nodes invaded by metastatic tumour cells," says Tetsuya Kodama,...

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Endoscopic prostate surgery performed on a first human-like phantom

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Tian Qiu, leader of the Cyber Valley Biomedical Microsystems research group, and Professor Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have made a decisive contribution to improving complex surgical training by developing a very realistic prostate phantom. They then gave the 3D printed model to a medical team from the University of Freiburg, which practiced the surgical removal of the gland. To quantitatively evaluate the results, the group of scientists developed an automatic system to provide feedback to the trainee surgeon immediately after the training session – something that would be impossible with real tissue.

Airline pilots train many hundreds of hours in a flight simulator before they take to the skies. In contrast, surgeons have very limited access to simulators,...

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Using artificial intelligence to predict risk of thyroid cancer on ultrasound

New study uses machine learning on ultrasound images of thyroid nodules to predict risk of malignancy

Thyroid nodules are small lumps that form within the thyroid gland and are quite common in the general population, with a prevalence as high as 67%. The great...

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A technology to transform 2D planes into 3D soft and flexible structures

A technology to transform 2D planes into 3D soft and flexible structures by engineering adhesion between thin-films

DGIST announced that Professor Sohee Kim's research team in the Department of Robotics Engineering succeeded in developing a technology to produce flexible 3D...

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3D printing, bioinks create implantable blood vessels

A modified triple-coaxial 3D cell printing technique allows fabrication of multilayer blood vessels that have the unique biomolecules needed to transform into functional blood vessels when they are implanted

A biomimetic blood vessel was fabricated using a modified 3D cell printing technique and bioinks, which were formulated from smooth muscle cells from a human...

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Benefit and risk: Meta-analysis draws a heterogeneous picture of drug-coated balloon angioplasty

Scientists of Jena University Hospital, Germany, conducted a meta-analysis sought to evaluate benefit and risk of paclitaxel-coated balloon angioplasty compared to plain old balloon angioplasty as therapy of intermittent claudication. The study confirms an increased all-cause mortality, which has formerly been stated, and found a broad heterogeneity in the effectivity of the procedure depending on pre-dilation strategy, lesion complexity, and the paclitaxel density. The authors raise doubts about a class effect of drug-coated balloons and suggest a highly individualized therapeutic decision. This meta-analysis has recently been published by THE LANCET in EClinicalMedicine.

For intermittent claudication, drug-coated balloon angioplasty is the therapy of choice to reduce the risk of target lesion restenosis, and consequently, the...

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MR-compatible Ultrasound System for the Therapeutic Application of Ultrasound

The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT presents at RSNA 2019 - 105th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, December 1-6, 2019 in Chicago, US, together with MR Instruments, Inc. a MR-compatible ultrasound system for the therapeutic application of ultrasound.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT presents an MR-compatible ultrasound system for the therapeutic application of ultrasound (tumor...

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NUS scientist designs 'express courier service' for immune cells

Novel technique could significantly enhance DNA-based cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a promising cancer treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. It can be used as a primary treatment or in...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Magnets for the second dimension

If you've ever tried to put several really strong, small cube magnets right next to each other on a magnetic board, you'll know that you just can't do it. What happens is that the magnets always arrange themselves in a column sticking out vertically from the magnetic board. Moreover, it's almost impossible to join several rows of these magnets together to form a flat surface. That's because magnets are dipolar. Equal poles repel each other, with the north pole of one magnet always attaching itself to the south pole of another and vice versa. This explains why they form a column with all the magnets aligned the same way.

Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have managed to create magnetic building blocks in the shape of cubes that - for the first time ever - can be joined together to...

Im Focus: A new quantum data classification protocol brings us nearer to a future 'quantum internet'

The algorithm represents a first step in the automated learning of quantum information networks

Quantum-based communication and computation technologies promise unprecedented applications, such as unconditionally secure communications, ultra-precise...

Im Focus: Distorted Atoms

In two experiments performed at the free-electron laser FLASH in Hamburg a cooperation led by physicists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear physics (MPIK) demonstrated strongly-driven nonlinear interaction of ultrashort extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) laser pulses with atoms and ions. The powerful excitation of an electron pair in helium was found to compete with the ultrafast decay, which temporarily may even lead to population inversion. Resonant transitions in doubly charged neon ions were shifted in energy, and observed by XUV-XUV pump-probe transient absorption spectroscopy.

An international team led by physicists from the MPIK reports on new results for efficient two-electron excitations in helium driven by strong and ultrashort...

Im Focus: A Memory Effect at Single-Atom Level

An international research group has observed new quantum properties on an artificial giant atom and has now published its results in the high-ranking journal Nature Physics. The quantum system under investigation apparently has a memory - a new finding that could be used to build a quantum computer.

The research group, consisting of German, Swedish and Indian scientists, has investigated an artificial quantum system and found new properties.

Im Focus: Shedding new light on the charging of lithium-ion batteries

Exposing cathodes to light decreases charge time by a factor of two in lithium-ion batteries.

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have reported a new mechanism to speed up the charging of lithium-ion...

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