Search Tag: Surgery

ICU Management

“Intelligent Knife” Tells Surgeon Which Tissue is Cancerous

2013 18 Jul

Image courtesy of Imperial College London Scientists have developed an “intelligent knife” that can tell surgeons immediately whether the tissue they are cutting is cancerous or not. In the first study to test the invention in the operating theatre, the “iKnife” diagnosed tissue samples from 91 patients with 100 per cent accuracy, instantly... Read more

IMAGING Management

Neurosurgeons Use iMRI to Confirm Chemotherapy Delivery to the Eye

2013 28 Jun

IMRIS Inc. has announced that at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, neurosurgeons are confirming effective chemotherapy delivery in treating eye cancer using intraoperative imaging within the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre. Selective intra-arterial chemotherapy is used to treat retinoblastomas. The technique allows for delivery of an increased concentration... Read more

IMAGING Management

Researchers Devise X-ray Approach to Track Surgical Devices

2013 07 May

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a computer program to help surgeons use X-rays to track devices used in minimally invasive surgical procedures, which also limits the patient’s exposure to radiation from the X-rays. The new tool is a computer program that allows... Read more

Executive Health Management

Centre of Excellence Programme for Robotic Surgery to be Launched

2013 19 Apr

Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) have announced the joint development of a global Center of Excellence in Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (COERALS) programme. Consistent with the quality and safety ideals held by both organisations, this designation programme will identify, cultivate, support... Read more