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Helped by Metamaterial, Ultrasound Makes it Through Bone with Little Distortion

16 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Ultrasound is a great imaging modality that’s also used in a number of therapeutic applications. Its advantages include being able to penetrate tissue without using ionizing radiation, as well as the ability to see moving objects in real-time. Show More Summary

Wellograph Review – A Stylish Watch with Basic Fitness Capabilities

So here’s the Wellograph Sapphire Wellness Watch, first unveiled at CES 2014 earlier this year. When it came out, it was touted as sleek and stylish, and the first tracker with a sapphire screen (which shows in the high price tag). Finally, the people had a choice of a fitness tracker that didn’t look like a toy. Show More Summary

NEC MultiSync MD212G3 LCD Grayscale Diagnostic Monitor

NEC has just unveiled its new grayscale diagnostic monitor, the MultiSync MD212G3. The device features a 21.3? LED screen with a 2048 x 1536 (3 megapixels) resolution, as well as a 1,400:1 contrast ratio and a 1,700 cd/m² calibrated brightness. Show More Summary

Electrical Stimuli Induced Bodily Control in Spinal Cord Injuries

Patients who have had spinal cord injuries suffer from not only paralysis of their limbs, but also from other complications often including a loss of bladder control. In previous experiments, Dr. Edgerton from the University of California,...Show More Summary

A Tour of The Hospital Aboard USS America, U.S. Navy’s Newest Ship

The USS America, the newest U.S. Navy ship, was recently commissioned during San Francisco’s Fleet Week. Some good friends of Medgadget were hired to take the official photo, and while helping out we got to meet Captain Hall, the commanding officer of USS America. Show More Summary

Genteel Lancing Device for Pain-Free Glucose Testing Anywhere on Body (VIDEO)

Diabetics checking their blood sugar levels usually have to prick their finger to get a sufficient draw for the glucometer to do its job. Some newer glucometers work with smaller blood samples and are able to take blood from the inside of the arm where there are fewer nerves to cause pain. Show More Summary

Leather Doctor’s Bags: Making a Comeback

The medical device world has been advancing at an unprecedented rate, particularly with the relatively recent advent of batteries and microchips, but there are still classic tools in a physician’s possession that have endured the technological revolution and remain off the electrical grid. Show More Summary

MOCAheart Device Hopes to Help Track Cardiovascular Health (VIDEO)

Consumer ECG devices have been around for a few years now, helping to detect cardiac arrhythmias in everyday situations. Now a new device is coming out via Kickstarter that aims to provide an altogether different assessment of one’s heart and peripheral vascular health. Show More Summary

Dual-Imaging Contrast Agents Work Under MRI, Near-Infrared

Contrast agents are used in medicine to help visualize things that certain imaging modalities, such as MR or CT, cannot resolve on their own. Typically, each modality has its own imaging agents that don’t help when switching to another...Show More Summary

Samsung RS80A Ultrasound System Now Available in U.S.

Samsung is releasing in the U.S. its high-end RS80A ultrasound system. The device can be used in a variety of applications and features hybrid beamforming technology that provides high-resolution visualization. It’s compatible with 14...Show More Summary

Valencia Technologies Subcutaneous Neuromodulation System for Hypertension (VIDEO)

Drug resistant hypertension can be a killer, let alone a disease that makes life very difficult for its sufferers. There have been some serious attempts at controlling high blood pressure using methods other than drugs, but renal denervation, perhaps the most promising, failed to prove itself int a pivotal trial. Show More Summary

Speaker Array Focuses Sound on Listener with Hearing Loss, Spares Everyone Else

Many people with hearing loss opt out of using hearing aids because of their discomfort, poor performance, or simply compliance. This is probably even more common when the person is at home and would like to relax and crank up the TV. Show More Summary

EyeSeeMed Lets Surgeons Browse Patient Data With Their Eyes (VIDEO)

Patient data is now regularly accessed during surgeries to help physicians make decisions, but doing so either requires leaving the sterile environment or having an assistant pushing buttons on the computer on the doc’s behalf. There...Show More Summary

DiaSpect TM Rapid Point-of-Care Hemoglobin Analyzer (VIDEO)

EKF Diagnostics, a company based in Cardiff, Wales, has released its new DiaSpect TM point-of-care hemoglobin analyzer. The device provides nearly instant results, doesn’t require pre-calibration, and performs a self-check between every reading. Show More Summary

Medgadget’s Review of the Light Exposure Monitoring Salutron LifeTrak BRITE R450

Winter is coming. The air is becoming chillier and the sky grows darker earlier, which means those whose mood, energy, and overall health are affected by the changing season are at risk of turning into real-life white walkers! Just in...Show More Summary

Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening: Interview with Exact Sciences CEO Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy is a longtime leader in the biotechnology industry and currently President, CEO, and Chairman of Exact Sciences, a company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Exact Sciences has made great strides since its near failure back in late 2008/early 2009. Show More Summary

Exponential Medicine Day 4: The Reality of Innovation

Our last day here in sunny California began with the last “Patient Included” talk by the original Executive Producer of the FutureMed program, Robin Farmanfarmian. Robin delved into her personal account becoming the CEO of her own health...Show More Summary

Invuity Waveguide XT Lights Up Spine During Minimally Invasive Procedures

Minimally invasive spinal surgeries can be quite challenging to perform because light barely gets into the narrow incisions. To better see what they’re working with, surgeons use various light sources, such as head-mounted ones, to illuminate the area. Show More Summary

Microneedles for Easy Delivery of Drugs into Eye

A number of eye conditions can be treated by administering drugs directly into the eye. Yet, conventional needles have a bunch of drawbacks, including the patients’ fear of needles entering such fragile parts of the body and the difficulty of accurately administering medication into a targeted region of the eye. Show More Summary

Medtronic’s Endurant IIs AAA Stent Graft Add-On Now in U.S., Europe

Medtronic just announced that its brand new Endurant IIs AAA endovascular stent graft has been approved in both the U.S. and Europe for minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The device works in conjunction with the already available Endurant II graft to provide more customization options for the best fitting. Show More Summary

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