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.

Measuring the human being in micrometre steps

Researchers from Hanover, Mainz, Wuppertal and Witten develop high-resolution tomography – application conceivable for Covid-19, Alzheimer’s and cancer. Researchers from Hanover Medical School (MHH), Mainz University Hospital and HELIOS University…

Important Step to Bring Raman Spectroscopy to the Clinic

European Laboratories aim to Create Common Standards Is the tissue healthy or pathologically altered? Is the antibiotic effective against a certain bacterium or is the bacterium resistant to it? Raman…

New skin patch brings us closer to wearable, all-in-one health monitor

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and heart rate…

Implant improves balance, movement and quality of life for people with inner ear disorder

Getting around without the need to concentrate on every step is something most of us can take for granted because our inner ears drive reflexes that make maintaining balance automatic….

Coronavirus Test from a Suitcase

Mobile laboratory for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 for Africa The PCR test is the most accurate tool to identify SARS-CoV-2. However, valid results are often available only after days. Moreover,…

Laser light detects tumors

How new optical imaging strategies help to improve cancer diagnostics. A new book provides in-depth description of state-of-the-art optical approaches for the enhancement of earlier cancer detection and classification Cancer…

AI system detects SARS-CoV-2 on CT scans

DFKI presents method for image-based diagnosis of Corona Apart from the commonly used PCR tests for the diagnosis of infections with SARS-CoV-2, the Corona virus can also be detected on…

No more needles for diagnostic tests?

Nearly pain-free microneedle patch can test for antibodies and more in the fluid between cells. Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like…

Cardiovascular diseases: New computer model improves therapy

Using mathematical image processing, scientists at the BioTechMed-Graz research cooperation have found a way to create digital twins from human hearts. The method opens up completely new possibilities in clinical…

4D-Simulator breakthrough in brain surgery

Aneurysm operations in the brain rank among the most delicate procedures in neurosurgery. The highest demands are placed on surgeons when choosing the type of intervention, planning the route and…

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