RSSCategory: In-vivo

Software Spots Genetic Disorders from Regular Photos

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

A number of genetic diseases give their petients unique facial characteristics, Down’s syndrome probably being the most famous. While some physicians are able to spot specific diseases, there hasn’t been a systematic way of using facial features to diagnose disease. Some diseases, being extremely rare, often end up going unnoticed for years while being displayed openly […]

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Researchers use immunotherapies to combat cervical cancer, melanoma

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of AMA Wire Several major media sources report on research presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference on immune therapies for different cancers. NBC Nightly News (6/2, story 5, 2:25, Curry) reported, “In medical news tonight a ground-breaking development in the fight against cancer. It involves one of the newest approaches, using a patient’s own […]

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Google Glass Enters the Operating Room

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

DURHAM, N.C. — Before scrubbing in on a recent Tuesday morning, Dr. Selene Parekh, an orthopedic surgeon here at Duke Medical Center, slipped on a pair of sleek, black glasses — Google Glass, the wearable computer with a built-in camera and monitor. He gave the Internet-connected glasses a voice command to start recording and turned […]

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Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy Now Available

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Proceedings of the 11th European Congress on Telepathology and 5th International Congress on Virtual Microscopy are now available at http://www.diagnosticpathology.org/supplements/8/S1/all: Download PDF (all abstracts) Introduction    2012 – The beginning of a new world for Digital Pathology Vincenzo Della Mea, Roberto MencarelliDiagnostic Pathology 2013, 8(Suppl 1):S1 (30 September 2013) Full text | PDF Proceedings    Recent development and perspectives of virtual slides (VS) […]

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Medical Progress: Non-invasive Handheld Brain Hematoma Device Invented

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) there is a classic scene addressing brain hematomas and the differences between 2oth century medicine: “A simple evacuation of the expanding epidural hematoma will relieve the pressure!” and  23rd century medicine where doctors knew that “drilling holes in people’s heads wasn’t the answer” and the treatment for an epidural hematoma was […]

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3D Imaging Could Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of cancernetwork.com By Anna Azvolinsky, PhD, Freelance Science Writer and Cancer Network Contributor. Follow Her on Twitter | August 8, 2013 A new endoscopy technology called photometric stereo endoscopy (PSE), which can capture the topography of the colon surface to create a three dimensional (3D) image, could be a more robust way to screen for precancerous lesions of the colon. […]

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Cancer Care of the Future

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

The below is a transcript from Dr. Eric Topol video, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and Editor-in-Chief of Medscape (subscription required). In a series, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, named for a book he wrote, he is trying to zoom in on critical aspects of how the digital world can create better healthcare. Perhaps […]

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In-vivo diagnosis of malignant brain tissue

| November 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Here is another example of increasing in-vivo techniques being used to detect lesional tissue at the time of biopy. "As neuropathologists become familiar with the new confocal microscopic appearance of various tumor types and grades, the traditional intraoperative diagnosis may be replaced by the real-time analysis of confocal images by the new microscope." Full story

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Investigators say better techniques, equipment may be enhancing colonoscopies

| October 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

WebMD (10/27, Doheny) reported that "colonoscopy is getting more accurate, thanks to better techniques and equipment." For example, Baylor investigators evaluated "a disposable device that is passed through the instrument channel of a standard colonoscope, called the Third Eye Retroscope (TER), which gives physicians a better look at the lesions they may miss with standard […]

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Definition of an automated Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) system for the comparison of dermoscopic images of pigmented skin lesions

| August 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

Authors: Alfonso Baldi , Raffaele Murace , Emanuele Dragonetti , Mario Manganaro , Oscar Guerra , Stefano Bizzi  and Luca Guerra BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2009, 8:18 Published 16 August 2009 Background New generations of image-based diagnostic machines are based on digital technologies for data acquisition; consequently, the diffusion of digital archiving systems for diagnostic exams […]

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Confocal microscopy of unfixed breast needle core biopsies: a comparison to fixed and stained sections

| August 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

Interesting study looking at confocal scanning laser microscopy and experience with comparison to standard H&E sections.  Will be interesting to see if results can be reproduced on more cases by other groups.  May be very helpful in the future for the ever troublesome distinctions between low grade ductal carcinoma in-situ and atypical ductal hyperplasia lesions. […]

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Nanotechnology may eventually benefit patients with inoperable cancers

| March 18, 2009 | 4 Comments

BBC News (3/10) reported, "Nanotechnology has been used for the first time to destroy cancer cells with a highly targeted package of 'tumor busting' genes," and it "could potentially offer hope to people with hard-to-treat cancers where surgery is not possible." Detailing their work, researchers in the UK explained that first they wrapped the genes […]

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MRE for imaging liver disease

| November 5, 2008 | 0 Comments

About a week ago I posted a note concerning virtual colonoscopy techniques and my concern about diminishing numbers of colon biopsies potentially. A comment to that post made the point of potentially fewer normal biopsies but more atypical ones or positive (vis-a-vis) malignant biopsies. A valid point and one to watch as these technologies gain use clinically.  […]

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BJC Study Identifies New Approach to Treating Cancer

| October 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

This is exciting news – finding the cells that matter… Look for more to come on this! Last week Ikonisys announced positive results from a clinical study conducted by the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford University, validating the company’s CellOptics® platform and proprietary digital microscope, the Ikoniscope®, as a viable method for quickly […]

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