Archive for month: May, 2013

Handheld ECG Devices


29 May, 2013 | Cardiology Equipment

The handheld ECG device is an affordable and accessible diagnostic tool for identifying cardiac abnormal conditions by recording the electrical activity of the heart. The CardeaScreen In February 2013 Cardea Associates released its new Handheld ECG device, the CardeaScreen. This device was specifically designed for young athletes; being in-sync with the normal functioning of a [...]

The Influence of the US Excise Tax on Veterinary Equipment Costs


22 May, 2013 | medical equipment, Veterinary equipment

On January 1, 2013 the 2.3% excise tax on the sale of medical devices went into effect, aiming to help fund the Affordable Care Act; providing health insurance coverage for all Americans living in the USA. This federal statute was meant to be imposed on any device “intended for humans” and was not supposed to [...]

4D CT Scanner


15 May, 2013 | CT Scanner

The four dimensional computed tomography scanner (4D CT Scanner), is the next generation in medical imaging. It is faster and more accurate than traditional CT. With the 4D CT Scanner, in addition to obtaining a 3D image of the body, also the movement is recorded. The movement is registered throughout the breathing cycle, capturing the location [...]

Use of EEG Patterns to Track Consciousness Levels When Under Propofol Anesthesia


8 May, 2013 | EEG

A study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital used Electroencephalography (EEG) patterns to identify a patient’s consciousness level when under general propofol anesthesia. Highly structured EEG patterns enabled identifying when the patient was sedated, unconscious and regaining consciousness. This is the first time that specific patterns indicating the state of consciousness were identified. Currently the monitoring [...]

fMRI and EEG Dream Catchers


1 May, 2013 | EEG, MRI

In a recent research conducted at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG) systems were used to decipher dream images during the hypnagogic sleep stage; the stage experienced during the transition to and from sleep. The experiment focused on three subjects who were asked to fall asleep [...]