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The start of something
30 October, 2018
Developments in areas such as 3D printing and sensor technology are...
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The future of the discipline 30 October, 2018 Artificial intelligence is rapidly moving from an experimental phase to implementation in many fields, including medicine. It is anticipated that the use of AI in the field over the...

An air of distinction 30 October, 2018 Nanoscientists at Rice University have demonstrated a method for loading iron inside nanoparticles to create MRI contrast agents that outperform gadolinium chelates, the mainstay...

Bit by bit 30 October, 2018 In ongoing efforts to reduce radiation exposure to patients and healthcare professionals alike, how big a role might a new generation of radiation dose monitoring software have to...

Fresh ideas 30 October, 2018 A new technique of quickly and affordably creating incredibly detailed 3D models of MRI, CT and other medical scans promises to add significant value to the medical community and...

A ray of hope 30 October, 2018 In a significant development for the use of X-rays in cancer treatment, a group of Australian scientists have engineered ‘X-ray-triggerable liposomes’. These tiny bubbles, filled...

Take it to another dimension? 30 October, 2018 100 sites across the US are participating in a clinical trial to determine the best method of mammography. The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) will compare...

A scanner sharply 30 October, 2018 Despite widespread use, conventional ultrasound devices have their drawbacks – they are bulky and cannot be used in conjunction with other imaging modalities. Now a research team...

The best of both worlds 30 October, 2018 The European Society of Radiology and GE Healthcare are partnering on artificial intelligence for the upcoming European Congress of Radiology, to be held from 27 February to 3 March,...

Foot the bill 29 October, 2018 Diabetic foot injuries remain one of the most acute conditions of diabetic patients, typically caused by pressure ulcers. Amid a global diabetes pandemic, more needs to be done to...

Need for speed 29 October, 2018 The demand for point-of-care testing (POCT) is growing due to the value shift in healthcare and increasing technological advancements. The rising prevalence of lifestyle and...

An app a day 29 October, 2018 Non-adherence to treatment regimens costs healthcare systems hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Elly Earls speaks to Jon Lee-Davey, internet of things (IoT) health lead...

Rise of the machines 29 October, 2018 The potential for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to transform the healthcare field is huge, with studies already finding diagnostic platforms outperforming their...

Resistance is futile 29 October, 2018 Dr Maria Daniela Angione of Trinity College Dublin has developed an electronic chip intended for use as part of a disposable diagnostic tool. Now undergoing preclinical trials, it...

Take a shot 29 October, 2018 Injectable bandages are hugely promising for quickly administering materials to prevent fatality from excessive blood loss. Dr Akhilesh K Gaharwar, assistant professor in the...

Headset healthcare 29 October, 2018 Augmented and mixed-reality platforms are helping surgeons prepare for and carry out increasingly complex procedures. Abi Millar hears from Dr Hans-Jürgen von Lücken, senior physician...

Injection of truth 29 October, 2018 The administering of injectable biologic therapies and wearables is rising. These treatments present several challenges for healthcare professionals and patients: the large size of...

Gut feeling 29 October, 2018 New research has found that one in four non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the gut, which could promote antibiotic resistance and greatly impact the way in...

Sharp practice: innovative injection technology to avoid needle-stick incidents 10 April, 2018 Developments in injection technology to reduce the costs of needle-stick infections are remapping the path to achieving needle safety. Philip Tanner, assistant director of health,...

Step forward: EWMA's advanced therapies in clinical wound management 10 April, 2018 Dr Alberto Piaggesi, director of the diabetic foot section at Pisa University Hospital, Italy, and scientific recorder at the European Wound Management Association (EWMA), presents...


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