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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Is our reliance on doctors in decline? After looking at the plethora of new medical devices entering commercialization, there’s a noticeable trend that new devices are being designed that empower patients to monitor, diagnose and even treat their own health. Since the advent of the internet and social media, patients are more inclined to manage [...]
The latest development in technology for cameras for sale can be truly astounding. But it can also leave patients wondering why the same advancements aren’t being made in medical imaging. To help give you a better idea of the new developments in medicine, we have decided to focus on the Extremity CT Scanner.
Surgical diathermy, also known as electrosurgery, is the passage of a high-frequency alternating current through the body to produce a desirable surgical effect. The electrosurgery device market is lucrative and highly competitive. Understanding a few basic principles of electrosurgery physics can allow a surgeon to be a more informed consumer of electrosurgical products.
A type of technology that has shown real worth in the clinical setting is shortwave diathermy, as it can aid greatly in controlling pain and increasing the blood flow to damaged muscle areas. Shortwave diathermy acts with deep heat, as opposed to sound waves. In conjunction with other non medication-based therapies, shortwave diathermy can help a large number of patients with varying degrees of injury, as well as different types of injury.