Tag: Innovative Technology

Post-CABG cardiac shockwave therapy shows promise in early study

Editor's Note Using a device they call a “space hairdryer,” researchers in Austria applied gentle shockwaves to regenerate heart tissue after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) in a study with potential implications for millions of patients, BBC News reported June 20. Researchers are now seeking larger trials, European regulatory…

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By: Matt Danford
June 27, 2024
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AI outperforms radiologists in detecting clinically significant prostate cancer

Editor's Note In a recent study, an artificial intelligence (AI) system detected more clinically significant prostate cancers and fewer indolent cancers than human radiologists reading MRIs, MedPage today reported June 13. The MedPage report covers a study published in Lancet Oncology that, according to researchers, “provided evidence that AI systems,…

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By: Matt Danford
June 26, 2024
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The rise of AI in radiology—and what the future holds

When it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, radiology is leading the charge. As of May 13, 2024, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved nearly 900 AI- and machine learning (ML)-enabled devices, and the vast majority of them are in radiology. One example…

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By: Brita Belli
June 24, 2024
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Study: Liver surgery safe for outpatient settings

Editor's Note Robotic liver surgery can be performed safely as an outpatient procedure, according to findings from the City of Hope cancer research organization in Duarte, California. According to a June 10 press release, the study analyzed data of 307 patients who underwent outpatient robotic liver surgery (defined as requiring…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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Real-time mass spectrometry identifies brain cancer mutations during surgery

Editor's Note A mass spectrometry platform that identifies key brain cancer mutations in real-time during surgery shows potential for improving outcomes in a procedure when time is of utmost importance, Technology Networks reported June 3. Developed by the Mayo Clinic, the platform specifically targets dehydrogenase (IDH) mutations on samples taken…

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By: Matt Danford
June 17, 2024
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Glowing dye could improve detection, removal of prostate cancer cells

Editor's Note A fluorescent marker dye that attaches to a protein specific to prostate cancer cells could help surgeons identify and remove them in real time, BBC News reported June 9. Developed by researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK, the dye reportedly performed promisingly in a trial…

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By: Matt Danford
June 10, 2024
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3D-printed stem cell patches show promise as heart surgery alternative

Editor's Note Using a patient’s stem cells to 3D-print patches to place over damaged areas of the heart could provide an alternative to invasive surgery, according to new research detailed in a June 9 report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Although the technology has yet to be tested on…

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By: Matt Danford
June 10, 2024
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AI promises to eliminate unnecessary breast cancer biopsies

Editor's Note An AI model that outperformed MRI and ultrasound in identifying patients with axillary breast cancer metastasis shows the technology’s potential to reduce the need for needle or surgical biopsies, according to developers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. In a May 21 report on their new AI model, researchers…

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By: Matt Danford
June 6, 2024
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Review highlights AI’s promise for improving preoperative, intraoperative, postoperative care

Editor's Note Although artificial intelligence (AI) applications in surgery “remain relatively nascent,” the technology has potential to significantly impact all phases of surgical care, according to a review article published May 13 in Nature Medicine. “The emergence of foundation model architectures, wearable technologies, and improving surgical data infrastructures is enabling…

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By: Matt Danford
May 23, 2024
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Surgery-preventing spinal stimulation poised for FDA approval

Editor's Note A recent trial marks the last hurdle for researchers to request regulatory approval for a noninvasive alternative to spinal surgery, according to a May 20 report in MIT Technology Review. Onward Medical’s ACRex device delivers electrical stimulation to the spinal cord via two wired electrodes placed just below…

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By: Matt Danford
May 23, 2024
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