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Archive for category: medical equipment

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 [...]

The Hysteroscope and Infertility


10 April, 2013 | Obstetrics & Gynecology

The hysteroscope is used for diagnosis and treatment of uterus problems. The first hysteroscope was created in 1865 and was first used for gynecology in 1869. The device went through a certain technological revolution in the 1970’s, and additional advances in recent years have decreased its use in diagnosis and increased its use in treatment. [...]

8 Tips For Purchasing Used Medical Equipment


24 March, 2013 | medical equipment

Great responsibility comes with purchasing used medical equipment, as it will be used to monitor, diagnose and treat patients and in some cases, to even save lives. Therefore, when purchasing used equipment it is crucial to be aware of the particular elements, specifications and common malfunctions of each medical device, beforehand. Following are some basic [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]