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.
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Endoscopic surgery brings many advantages for patients but is very difficult for the surgeon. Working at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, Joris Jaspers has developed two instruments which make this approach easier and also cheaper than with existing surgical robotics. Jaspers is awarded his doctorate on Wednesday 22 March at Delft University of Technology.
Endoscopic operations (or keyhole surgery) are much less stressful for the patient and give a better cosmetic result than ‘open
A shift toward a less-invasive endovascular procedure as an alternative to conventional surgery has reduced the risk of death for patients undergoing repair of dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), reports a study in the March Journal of Vascular Surgery.
“Our results show that vascular surgeons are saving more lives through the increased use of endovascular AAA repair–even while operating on older and less-fit patients,” said Dr. Ellen D. Dillavou, Assistant Professor of
Storage of up to 5000 images on Siremobil Compact L
Siemens Medical Solutions introduces an updated version of the mobile C-arm Siremobil Compact L. The system’s numerous improvements in design, image chain, and workflow integration provide for optimal clinical applications.
The improved user interface of the mobile C-arm Siremobil Compact L presents a comprehensive operating menu, self-explanatory keyboard commands and easy navigation via a window-based display. It al
Siemens Medical Solutions remains true to its course of innovation: The company works continuously on future technologies and solutions for ultrasound imaging. The newest innovations are presented by Siemens at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna from March 3 to 7, 2006. Siemens will highlight Cadence CPS technology (Contrast Pulse Sequencing) which provides excellent contrast detection and good specificity, and is also the enabling technology for molecular medicine. In addition, the
Siemens Medical Solutions introduces new IT-based solutions for magnetic resonance tomography at the ECR. These so-called syngo MR applications simplify workflows in clinical routine, for example, imaging of the spine, the thorax or diffusion-weighted imaging in the body and 3D acquisitions with various contrasts. These applications enable faster and more accurate diagnosis and improve the efficiency of the hospital. The new syngo MR applications are based on Tim (Total imaging matrix) tec
The sensor, which measures 10 mm x 10 mm, can replace advanced, expensive optical devices containing lenses and grids in what are commonly called spectroscopic tools. The sensor is also more reliable than traditional optical devices that require calibrating and maintenance. This chip does not corrode, is robust and provides quick results from analyses. The chips can be produced in the same type of machines that make compact discs.
The plastic chip was originally developed to detect di