Archive for month: November, 2012

PAT Imaging Made Better Thanks to Colored Microbubbles


19 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, Ultrasound Scanners

Researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University Health Network of Toronto recently developed a contrast agent called Porshe Microbubbles which offers better visibility in  (PAT). A relatively new imaging technology, PAT is the combination of photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound imaging, bringing together their advantages; high contrast visibility and deep penetration. Photoacoustic was introduced [...]

Improving the Market Health of CT Scanners


14 November, 2012 | CT Scanner

What does the future of computed tomography technology look like according to Frost & Sullivan? They predict within two years, higher CT slice counts will push low slice machines with only 1 or 2 slices out of the European market. The study compares the use of 1, 2, 4, 16, 20, 32, 40 and 64 [...]

Beware: Airport Security Could Damage Diabetes Insulin Devices


13 November, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, intensive care, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, MRI, News, X-ray

A warning published in the journal ‘Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics’ has diabetics and doctors concerned about the dangers of air travel with diabetic medical devices. According to the article, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors could be adversely affected by airport security magnetic x-ray. This refers to x-ray machines used to scan luggage and travelers. [...]

Mitigating Liability in Medical Device Recalls


1 November, 2012 | Cardiology Equipment, medical device, medical equipment, MedWOW, News, Pacemakers

Product recalls are nothing new; they exist in just about every industry. However in the medical device industry, 2012 saw a significant jump in recalls. According to the ExpertRECALL index, over 123 million device units were recalled alone in the first quarter of 2012. Not surprising, there has been a noticeable increase in device failure [...]