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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 [...]

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. [...]

The Global Business of Dental Equipment

9 September, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, News, Radiology

The outlook of the global dental industry looks positive to market analysts. According to a recent study published by Markets and Markets, the global dental equipment market which is valued at $4.5 billion in 2011, analysts expect the industry to increase at a CAGR of 5.8% between the years 2011 to 2016. There are many [...]

Low Radiation CT Scans Thanks to Novel Device

19 July, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, News

Overuse of high radiation diagnostic devices has caused occurrences of cancer to increase exponentially. According to an article in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, 70 million CT scans were done in the United States alone in 2007, up from 3 million in 1980. Further, out of those patients who underwent CT scans in 2007, [...]

View the Battlefield, Bacteria Vs. Immune System

19 July, 2012 | CT Scanner, imaging equipment, medical equipment, News

Antibiotic resistance is a serious issue affecting worldwide Medical Health today. Bacterial illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea and meningitis are responsible for millions of deaths and the reappearance of older pathogens like tuberculosis concern medical professionals who are finding infections more and more resistant to traditional forms of antibiotics. In response to this problem the MRC [...]