Medical Imaging

Traditional Film X-Ray conversion and adopting digitized Medical Imagery has been going on for over a decade.  Computer Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has been digital for quite some time.

MDR systems utilize CCD and CMOS image sensors with high speed processing, large storage and image processing.  GbE is used for transmitting , however Secure compliant Wi-Fi reduces friction in existing commonly commercial systems.  Realtime image acquisition and sharing is vital as applied to diagnosis critical care, surgery and emergency situations.  The highest resolution available yet in a standard image format is essential so practioners are able to use commercial viewing devices such as tablets.  The screen resolution must be state of the art for accurate interpretation.   Any network connected device must insure patient privacy to comply with existing laws.

Intel 7th Generation CPU processors with 4K hardware media codecs and encoding/decoding and transcoding is essential for the latest designs in Medical Device Recorders.  They have fast 3D processing speeds and temporal resolution within an instant.  While in many cases video is the norm, still photos are essential as well.

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  • Low doses of radiation used in medical imaging lead to mutations in cell cultures January 16, 2020
    Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome.
  • Peering into the genome of brain tumor January 9, 2020
    Scientists have created a machine learning method for classifying the mutations of glioma brain tumors based on MR images alone. Thus far, classification has only been possible by tissue sampling during surgery. The new method is noninvasive, may remove the need for a tissue sample and help accelerate delivery of treatment for patients.
  • Children frequently receive unnecessary medical care regardless of insurance type January 7, 2020
    Children with public insurance are slightly more likely to receive medical services that they don't need than those with private insurance, a new study finds.
  • Scientists capture for first time, light flashes from human eye during radiotherapy January 7, 2020
    People have long reported seeing flashes of light during brain radiotherapy. Until now, no one has been able to capture evidence of this sensation in humans, and only theory, models, and speculation exist to explain it. Scientists, for the first time, have not only caught real-time observation of this phenomenon, but explain how the light […]
  • False negatives: Delayed Zika effects in babies who appeared normal at birth January 7, 2020
    Colombian infants exposed to Zika virus in the womb showed neurodevelopmental delays as toddlers, despite having 'normal' brain imaging and head circumference at birth, a finding that underscores the importance of long-term neurodevelopmental follow-up for Zika-exposed infants.
  • New radiotracer offers opportunities for earlier intervention after heart attack January 2, 2020
    A new radiotracer can effectively image fibroblast activation after a heart attack, identifying a window of time during which cardiac fibrosis can be prevented and the disease course altered.
  • Alzheimer 'tau' protein far surpasses amyloid in predicting toll on brain tissue January 1, 2020
    The results support researchers' growing recognition that tau drives brain degeneration in Alzheimer's disease more directly than amyloid protein, and at the same time demonstrates the potential of recently developed tau-based PET (positron emission tomography) brain imaging technology to accelerate Alzheimer's clinical trials and improve individualized patient care.
  • Super-resolution at all scales with active thermal detection December 23, 2019
    A research team found the temperature increase caused by the probe beam could be utilized to generate a signal per se for detecting objects. Notably, this so-called 'active thermal detection' enables super-resolution imaging at all scales.
  • Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans December 20, 2019
    Engineers have come up with an alternative to conventional ultrasound that doesn't require contact with the body to see inside a patient. The new laser ultrasound technique leverages an eye- and skin-safe laser system to remotely image the inside of a person.
  • Possible link between cannabis use and structural changes to heart December 18, 2019
    Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart.
  • Finding a non-invasive way to predict effectiveness of cancer therapy December 13, 2019
    Researchers have taken a critical step toward developing a non-invasive nuclear medicine technique that can predict the effectiveness of therapy for cancerous tumors, allowing for personalized, precision treatment.
  • Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain December 12, 2019
    Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the science finds evidence that yoga enhances many of the same brain structures and functions that benefit from aerobic exercise.
  • Veterans study suggest two sub-types of Gulf War illness December 12, 2019
    Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups -- an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought.
  • New technique to determine protein structures may solve biomedical puzzles December 11, 2019
    Researchers have now demonstrated a powerful 'experimental evolution' method to discover details of protein shape and function, and the method may find uses across a very broad spectrum of biomedical research.
  • Artificial intelligence boosts MRI detection of ADHD December 11, 2019
    Deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence, can boost the power of MRI in predicting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers said the approach could also have applications for other neurological conditions.
  • A window into the hidden world of colons December 11, 2019
    Biomedical engineers have developed a system for real-time observations at the cellular level in the colon of a living mouse. It employs a magnetic system to stabilize the colon during imaging while otherwise allowing the gut to move and function normally. Researchers expect the procedure to allow new investigations into the digestive system's microbiome as […]
  • Imaging of conjunctival goblet cells helps diagnosis of dry eyes December 5, 2019
    Researchers have developed a biometric imaging of conjunctival goblet cells with high definition.
  • Cellular repair response to treadmill test can predict cardiac outcomes December 4, 2019
    The information gained from the changes in CPC counts during exercise may be more useful to cardiologists in risk stratifying these patients than the treadmill exercise test itself, the researchers say.
  • Successful instrument guidance through deep and convoluted blood vessel networks December 3, 2019
    Researchers have developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations. Their solution is a robotic platform that uses the fringe field generated by the superconducting magnet of a clinical MRI scanner to guide medical instruments through deeper and more complex vascular […]
  • Novel MRI-guided ultrasound treatment destroys prostate cancer December 2, 2019
    A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. Researchers said the incision-free technique could also be used to treat benign enlargement of the prostate gland.