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IMAGING Management

Augmented reality helps surgeons reconnect blood vessels

2018 27 Feb

New research shows that using augmented reality in the operating theatre could help surgeons to improve the outcome of reconstructive surgery for patients.   In a series of procedures carried out by a team at Imperial College London at St Mary’s Hospital, researchers have shown for the first time how surgeons can use Microsoft HoloLens... Read more

Cardiology Management

Scientists find key to regenerating blood vessels

2017 28 Nov

Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a signalling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels. The discovery may lead to improvement in current strategies to increase blood flow in ischaemic tissue, according to a study published in Nature... Read more

IT Management

Flexible Robotic Worm Optimises Surgery

2015 17 Nov

Surgeons may one day be able to remove tumours from within the inner ear in a less invasive fashion — ie, without removing the entire mastoid bone. All they will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The robotic "worm" can adjust its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive... Read more

Cardiology Management

Virtual Reality Meets Angiography

2015 12 Oct

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating virtual models in the angiography room, which can make treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms safer. The technique is the result of collaboration between the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear... Read more

Cardiology Management

Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

2015 30 Apr

Vienna University of Technology and Vienna Medical University have developed artificial blood vessels from a special elastomer material which has excellent mechanical properties. Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialised countries. In many cases, a bypass operation is the only option when blood vessels... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Technique For Earlier CVD Diagnosis

2014 15 Dec

A new technique has been developed at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology that shows significant promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Atherosclerosis is a common disorder that can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Doctors rely on ultrasonic grayscale images to visually assess vascular function as well... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stem Cells May Help in Stroke Recovery

2014 11 Aug

According to a pilot study by Imperial College London, infusing stem cells into the brain may help boost patient recovery after a stroke. This is the first UK study to investigate the approach in the first week of stroke. The study was funded by OmniCyte Ltd. and the National Institute for Health Research Imperial Biomedical Research Centre. The findings... Read more

Cardiology Management

Blood Clot 'Vacuum' Avoids Open Heart Surgery

2014 11 Jul

A catheter-based method for removing blood clots or other dangerous masses from cardiac blood vessels can save some patients from invasive heart surgery. The AngioVac system, a creation of AngioDynamics, is being used at the University of California San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center (SCVC), the first location in San Diego County to employ... Read more

IT Management

Need Blood Vessels? Just Print Them!

2014 04 Jun

Delivering essential nutrients to our organs and clearing them of hazardous waste are the tasks of our blood vessels, which run inside our bodies in an entangled highway. Up to now, scientists have tried in vain to artificially replicate these tiny transporters. In a study published online in 'Lab on a Chip', a team from Brigham and Women's... Read more

Cardiology Management

Tiny Chip Device to Transmit 3-D Images from Inside Heart Arteries

2014 20 Feb

A team of researchers has developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would be able to provide real time, 3-D imaging from inside a persons’ heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.  This innovate device could offer better guidance during heart surgery and enable more clearing of clogged arteries to be done without... Read more