Tag: "camera" at medical news
Northwestern Memorial physicians encourage screenings during colon cancer awareness month
...flexible, slender tube that contains a micro video camera
at its tip to detect polyps or other suspicious matter. The colonoscope not only allows identification and localization of the disease process, but also allows biopsy or even removal of polyps. Steven Stryker, MD, a gastrointestinal surgeon at North...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
...ification," Dr. Khalkhali said. The breast imaging camera
used in the study is provided by Gamma Medica, Inc. of Northridge, California. For more information on how to participate in this clinical trial in the Los Angeles area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-788-3908 x 104. For members ...
New surgical procedure could save millions
...Cynosure Inc. of Chelmsford, Mass. The fiber-optic camera
system used to view the surgical site was designed by Pentax Medical Corp. of Montvale, N.J. The FDA approved the use of the new CO2 laser delivery system for "compassionate use" on this one patient, although general approval is anticipated by summer...
Vaginal hysterectomy leads to better outcomes than abdominal surgery
...of specialized instruments and a small fiber optic camera
inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. Some laparoscopic hysterectomies also include a vaginal surgical component. Johnson and colleagues concluded that the laparoscopic procedure had some of the same advantages as vaginal hysterectomies, ...
Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen
...een television set. Hidden above the TV is a video camera
that records the movements and attention span of the youngsters involved in the studies. For example, in one of the studies, 5- to 13-month-old infants see a duplicate image of a woman's face and each is mouthing a different word. The woman on the le...
Mayo Clinic researchers report success in new molecular breast imaging technique
...TER, Minn. -- Using a new specially designed gamma camera
for breast imaging, Mayo Clinic researchers report... call molecular breast imaging. "By optimizing the camera
to detect smaller breast lesions, this technique should aid in the detection of early-stage breast c...
Determining which pancreatic cancers are treatable
...e use of sedation and the insertion of a miniature camera
into the patient's body," said John DeWitt, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and first author of the study. "We have shown that a state-of-the-art CT scan can do as accurate a job at letting us know ...
Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective
... small light into the chest through one hole and a camera
through the other. Surgical instruments are used in the larger hole.The surgeon holds instrument-like tools connected to a computer. Observing the heart on a monitor, the surgeon performs the delicate motions required by the operation. The compute...
Department of Energy announces new agreement with USC, national labs and private company
...ch are stimulated by the images captured by a tiny camera
mounted on a unique pair of glasses. The implant t...on technology to provide a strong link between the camera
and the implant; Second Sight, which created the prototype design currently in testing and will int...
DOE labs, universities and second sight partner to speed development of 'artificial retina'
...tina. Visual signals are captured by a small video camera
in the eyeglasses of the blind person and processe...ication technology to provide the link between the camera
and the implant. Second Sight created the prototype device that is currently in testing. Second S...
Livermore scientists join DOE consortium
...sthesis is based on a system that converts a video camera
signal into a stimulation pattern that is applied ...tina. Visual signals are captured by a small video camera
in the eyeglasses of the blind person and processed through a microcomputer worn on a belt. Al...
Switch of a gene turns cancer cells healthy in mice, Stanford scientists find
...r beacon that can be detected by a super-sensitive camera
developed by Contag and his colleagues. When these marked cells were injected into mice, they quickly formed liver cancers. Feeding the mice doxycyclin again turned off Myc and eliminated the cancer. But this time around, the resea...
Use of cameras to monitor nursing-home care is subject of controversy
...equipment is not open and obvious in the room, the camera
is considered covert surveillance and illegal. ...administration and diaper changing. By linking the camera
feed to the Internet, nursing homes could handle routine assignments more efficiently. Bu...
Jefferson-based technology promises to help find hard-to-diagnose appendicitis cases
...mera. In case of hard to diagnose cases, the gamma camera
pictures allow doctors to accurately see if the appendix is infected or not and permits them to treat the cause appropriately. "NeutroSpec is easy, quick and reliable and has no known risk," says Mathew Thakur, Ph.D., professor of radiology and radi...
Mayo Clinic led study: Minimally invasive surgery safe, effective for patients with colon cancer
...e, half-inch incisions through which a small video camera
and surgical instruments are inserted. A two-inch incision is used to bring the colon out of the abdomen, cut away the portion containing cancer, then reconnect the two healthy parts and put the colon back inside the abdomen. With standard surgery, a...
Patients happy with robo-doc
...robot sports a computer screen for a head, a video camera
for eyes and a speaker for a mouth. It "walks," in a manner of speaking, on three roller balls, talks, and most importantly, "listens." "We were somewhat surprised to see the extent to which patients appreciated the potential for the robot to incre...
Exposure to food increases brain metabolism
...o "light up" activated areas of the brain. The PET camera
picks up the radioactive signal and measures the level and location of the tracer. Study subjects' brains were scanned twice over a two-day period, with and without food stimulation. Subjects were asked not to eat for 17 to 19 hours prior to the stud...
Invisible light and special goggles may improve brain tumor surgery
...iomas, but not to normal tissue. Then, using a NIR camera
developed by scientists at Texas A & M University, they tested the ability of the dye to pick up tumors as they grew in laboratory mice. Light in the near-infrared wavelength spectrum easily penetrated the skulls of the animals to "excite" the dye, ...
Prototype system developed by Wright State computer engineer allows blind to 'see'
...partnering project at ASU is called iLearn. A tiny camera
is mounted to glasses and connected by a thin wire...m operates by identifying the images "seen" by the camera
and converting this to audio information the subject hears from small wires connected from the backp...
Virtual play boosts disabled children's self-image
...y in which the child's image was captured by video camera
and inserted into a virtual reality scene on TV, such as a volleyball game. As the balls started moving across the screen, the child could "hit" them across the net by moving his or her arms. Researchers conducting follow-up interviews found the simu...
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