Tag: "digital" at medical news
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
...dy suggests that the sensitivity of film screen or digital
mammography for diagnosing DCIS is limitedMRI could help improve the ability to diagnose DCIS, especially DCIS with high nuclear grade. In the accompanying Comment, Dr Carla Boetes and Dr Ritse Mann, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Neth...
European Space Agency's Envisat captures breath of volcano
... same point in space at different times, to create digital
elevation models and reveal otherwise undetectable changes occurring between image acquisitions. Combined radar and optical data acquired from space are also very useful when an eruption begins. The synoptic view taken from optical and radar instr...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...devices used for converting the x-ray image into a digital
image. The XII suffers from inherent image distortions due to the method of image intensification including susceptibility to the earths magnetic field. As a result, the XII is currently being replaced by the newer FPDs which overcome these distortio...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
...eers hope to design a devise similar to a personal digital
assistant to store the results. That PDA-like device could then be taken into a doctors office and downloaded into a computer to analyze the results....
Dr. Eli Peli of Schepens Eye Research Institute elected SPIE fellow
...His work has led to significant pioneering work in digital
image processing of retinal images in the 1980s. He was one of the first researchers to apply digital
image processing to analysis of nerve fiber layer in Glaucoma and for the measurement of drusen and ...
Endoscopic procedures advance physician knowledge and patient care
...ed, travels through the SI to acquire and transmit digital
images. The study aimed to determine the ability of WCE in children The multi-center trial enrolled 56 patients ranging from age one and a half to eight. All patients underwent barium meal and follow through, and upper and lower gastrointestinal ...
Mid Sweden University leads development of digital color x-rays
...consistency of materials using x-rays. "With our digital
color x-rays it will be possible to cut the radiation risk in half for x-ray examinations," says Brje Norlin. Using advanced computer simulations of the next generation of x-ray cameras, Mid Sweden University has also developed ways to enhance the ...
Gel derived from a patient's own blood may help promote wound healing
...with controls by visual clinical assessment and by digital
planimetry [boundary-tracing] photographic measurements," the authors write. "On day 17, the percentage of closure was 81.1 percent for the autologous platelet geltreated sites and 57.2 percent for the control sites." Examination of biopsy specimen...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...ion to putting your "best face forward" in the new digital
world. FaceFX is pushing the frontiers in ease of use, and redefining digital
image enhancement from a users perspective. FaceFX exploits a confluence of technologies in computer...
Spanish project 'AmIVital' creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people
...to the research and development project "AmIVital: digital
personal environment for health and wellbeing". Seventeen Spanish top Information and Communication Technology companies and research groups participate in AmIVital. From the private side, SIEMENS will be the leader of this project in which other c...
Satellite images aid implementation of agricultural reforms
...andscape features is possible. In combination with digital
aerial images, even single trees can be delineated. By comparing older and recent images of these same areas with the processed reference landscape feature layer, the removal of these features can be detected. To protect soils against erosion ris...
'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results
...m can be obtained through the use of sophisticated digital
imaging techniques with animated facial expressions." The study compared two groups of autistic children, one group aged 1014 and one aged 1115, with two control groups of non-autistic children. They underwent a series of tests to see whether they ...
Biopsy may underestimate prostate cancer in obese and overweight men
...lood test for PSA, or by an irregular finding on a digital
rectal exam. To perform a biopsy, a physician inserts a needle into the prostate and removes tissue for analysis. In the study, the researchers analyzed data on more than 1,100 men who underwent surgery between 1996 and 2005 to remove the prostate ...
Holographic images use shimmer to show cellular response to anticancer drug
...chnology developed at Purdue University. The new digital
holographic imaging system uses a laser and a char...vice, or CCD, the same microchip used in household digital
cameras, to see inside tumor cells. The device also may have applications in drug development and me...
New device could revolutionize eye disease diagnosis -- creating eye maps on the high street
A new digital
ophthalmoscope, devised by a research team led by ...se and eyesight of the eye specialist. The new digital
ophthalmoscope (developed from a three-year research partnership bringing together the University of...
Reactions to 'false-positive' prostate cancer screenings assessed
...09 men who had an abnormal PSA reading or abnormal digital
rectal examination, but whose biopsy for prostate cancer then was negative. Men with false-positives were about three times as likely to report being at least somewhat worried about getting prostate cancer and nearly twice as likely to report being...
Mimicking how the brain recognizes street scenes
...y category the varied examples of objects found in digital
photographs of street scenes: buildings, cars, motorcycles, airplanes, faces, pedestrians, roads, skies, trees, and leaves. The photographs derive from a Street Scene Database compiled by Bileschi. Compared to traditional computer-vision systems, ...
Space technology benefits medical community
...ily download data into a computer or PDA (personal digital
assistant). Software developed by APL enables physicians quickly and easily to display and plot data, which could be done during a patient's appointment to provide real-time feedback. The monitoring system's batteries store enough energy to operate f...
MR angiography highly accurate in detecting blocked arteries
...roduced results comparable to the gold standard of digital
subtraction angiography (DSA) and multidetector computed tomography (CT) angiography. In addition, this technology produced images with higher resolution over a larger field of view in a shorter amount of time than previous contrast-enhanced MR angio...
The Society of Hospital Medicine and Wiley to launch InfoPOEMs for hospitalists
...g at the point of care via pocket PCs and personal digital
assistants (PDAs). We see great potential in this ... medicine and evidence-based content in print plus digital
formats." "The Society of Hospital Medicine is committed to providing our members with the mos...
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