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Infrared Thermography Offers Faster Diagnosis of Orthopaedic Injuries

2015 04 Dec

Researchers in Spain have confirmed the effectiveness of infrared thermography for detection and early diagnosis of orthopaedic injuries, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. Results show that this technology is a great support tool to correctly identify the presence or absence of injuries in a particular... Read more

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Wireless Devices Manage Pain Signals

2015 17 Nov

New implantable wireless devices can be used to trigger — and, in theory, block — pain signals in the body and spinal cord before those signals reach the brain, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Researchers say the implants may one day be used in different parts of the body to fight pain that doesn't respond to... Read more

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HIFU: Focused Ultrasound for Cancer Pain

2015 07 Feb

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether ultrasound therapy can relieve pain in patients whose cancers have spread to the bone. The first five patients have already been treated in the trial, with encouraging reductions in the pain they were experiencing from bone tumours, according to researchers at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and... Read more

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Assessing Fracture Risk from Bone Radiotherapy

2014 04 Nov

Radiotherapy of the long bones (RTLB) is meant to provide control of symptoms, destroy cancer cells in the treated area and prevent malignant disease-related fractures. Bone radiotherapy is also a useful means of halting tumour proliferation and then triggering osteoblastic activity with osteoproliferation. Bone recalcification after RTLB has been observed... Read more

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'No Dose' Bone Densitometry Technology Gets FDA Nod

2014 01 Nov

Mindways Software, Inc. (Austin, TX, USA) has obtained 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its asynchronous Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) calibration technology for CT-based bone mineral density measurement. This latest QCT software innovation makes it possible to assess bone mineral density (BMD) using... Read more

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