Search Tag: Neurosurgery

ICU Management

CAE Healthcare Launches World-Class Neurosurgery Simulator

2016 19 Jan

CAE Healthcare has announced the launch of NeuroVRTM, a neurosurgery simulator that offers the world's most realistic training environment for open cranial and endoscopic brain surgery procedures. Developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in collaboration with clinicians from teaching hospitals in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia,... Read more

IT Management

Growth in Online Second Opinion Services

2015 01 Sep

Studies have shown that, overall, about 20 percent of patients seek second medical opinions; in specialties such as oncology, the rate is more than 50 percent. To meet this demand from patients, an increasing number of online services now offer second medical opinions, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal.Some of these online services... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Classification System for Brain Tumours

2015 22 Jul

Doctors at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen’s Department of Neurosurgery have developed a procedure for analysing radiological imaging scans which could lead to more reliable prognoses for malignant gliomas. The findings have been published in Scientific Reports.The new classification system is called The Friedlein Grading A/B (FGA/B) classification system... Read more

IMAGING Management

New Imaging Tool Could Make Brain Tumour Removal Safer

2015 19 Jun

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way of using a different imaging technology, called optical coherence tomography (OCT), that could provide surgeons with a colour-coded map of a patient's brain showing which areas are and are not cancer. This innovation is expected to make surgical removal of tumours in the brain safer and more effective.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ageing Population Will Increase The Need For Neurosurgeons

2015 23 Mar

New research from NYU Langone Medical Center predicts that, as the population ages, hospitals will require more neurosurgeons to handle the projected influx of patients needing treatment for chronic subdural haemorrhage (SDH). By the year 2030, SDH will surpass brain tumours to become the most common brain condition in adults that requires intervention... Read more

Executive Health Management

Defensive Practices Linked To Lawsuit Liability Among US Neurosurgeons

2015 02 Feb

A large majority of neurosurgeons in the United States perform extra tests and procedures as a precaution against malpractice lawsuits. In states with greater risk liability, defensive medicine spending is especially high. Defensive medicine refers to decision-making based on concerns over medical malpractice litigation more than anticipated benefits... Read more

IT Management

Robot Performs Epilepsy Surgery Through the Cheek

2014 20 Oct

A robotic device that can be used to perform minimally invasive epilepsy surgery has been developed by a team of engineers from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, USA). A working prototype was unveiled in a live demonstration at the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14) held in Nashville between 13 and 16 October.For severe... Read more

Executive Health Management

CareFusion Receives US FDA Approval for Vertebral Augmentation System

2014 03 Feb

AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System Enables Targeted Balloon PlacementCareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, has announced it recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new AVAflex Vertebral Balloon System.The new system is the latest innovation in CareFusion’s AVAmax Advanced Vertebral Augmentation... Read more

IMAGING Management

Intraoperative MRI Success at Tübingen Hospital

2013 21 Jun

IMRIS Inc. has announced that University Hospital Tübingen neurosurgeons in Germany, are reporting success toward their objectives of limiting patient risk and improving surgical precision using intraoperative MRI for brain surgery procedures in the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre since its June 2011 installation."Using intraoperative MRI in the VISIUS Surgical... Read more