Optics/​Photonics

Imaging

Medical imaging allows healthcare professionals to observe and analyze the body’s anatomy, detect abnormalities, and guide medical interventions. Learn about advances in medical imaging, such as near-infrared and fluorescence endoscopy, 3D imaging, bioinspired imaging, and photoacoustic imaging.

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Applications: Imaging
To assist medical professionals in preventing sepsis-related deaths, Cytovale®, a life sciences technology company, developed the Intellisep® test, a commercially available medical device that detects sepsis early.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products and services, including Seminex' high-power multichip module, a new technology from Renishaw that enables users of RenAM 500 series metal additive manufacturing systems to reduce build times by up to 50 percent, and Applied Motion Products' servo series engineered for high machine performance.
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R&D: Wearables

A wearable ultrasound system can produce clinically relevant information about muscle function during dynamic physical activity. When an individual is performing a specific exercise for...

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Products: Imaging
See the product of the month: Canon Medical Components' chip-on-tip video borescope camera for a diverse range of inspection applications. The SV-2000 delivers full-color, high-resolution video inspections and image capture in tight spaces.
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INSIDER: Wearables

Using a simple concept and a patented sensor that detects radioactive materials, a team has developed a patch to stop damage to healthy tissue during proton radiotherapy, one of the best...

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Briefs: Medical
Royal Philips is integrating AI in its cardiac ultrasound devices and across cardiac care to help improve clinical confidence and increase efficiency. The portable Philips Ultrasound Compact System 5500 CV includes an AI-powered automation tool (the automated strain quantification) to assess the function of the heart’s left ventricle, a key indicator of heart health.
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From the Editor: AR/AI
Assuming that future funding follows the same linear trend that it has previously, a study projects such funding will be $30.8 billion in 2029, which would lead to FDA-approved products in 2035.
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News: Medical

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, has launched new innovations at RSNA23 that are designed to put patients and healthcare providers center stage....

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Videos of the Month: Medical
See the videos of the month, including one on an infrared imager that can be used to easily locate an individual’s blood vessels while monitoring heart rate at the same time, an origami-inspired medical patch for minimally invasive surgery, and more.
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Global Innovations: Medical
A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) developed a multi-spectral, super-low-dose photoacoustic microscopy system with a significant improvement in the system sensitivity limit, enabling new biomedical applications and clinical translation in the future.
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Briefs: Imaging
Scientists have developed a device that works with a smartphone or tablet to capture medical images that can identify infected wounds. By capturing the heat produced by a wound and the fluorescence of bacteria, it helps clinicians tell the difference between inflammation and a potentially dangerous infection.
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R&D: Medical
An ingestible x-ray dosimeter detects radiation dose in real time. Researchers found that they could provide approximately five times more accurate monitoring of the dose delivered than current standard methods.
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Features: Medical
The first ever bone plate that was implanted in a human body is reported to be in the 1560s, centuries before the advent of anesthesia.
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R&D: Medical

A research team has developed a 3D imaging sensor that has an extremely high angular resolution, which is the capacity of an optical instrument to distinguish points of an object separated by...

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R&D: Medical

There is a high risk of cancer recurrence if even a small number of cancerous cells are left behind after surgical resection. To prevent this, researchers have developed fluorescence-guided surgery...

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Features: Imaging
Inadequate real-time tissue assessment of biopsies from different cell types forces proceduralists to choose between intraprocedural partial tissue adequacy assessment, rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE), or sending tissue samples for full pathology review.
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Supplements: Medical
In our summer edition of the MDB Resource Guide, learn about new cleaning requirements and find the right company to match your medical-design needs.
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Briefs: Imaging
Engineers and physicians have developed a wearable ultrasound device that can assess both the structure and function of the human heart.
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Features: Medical
With a view to the absolute safety of patients, medical device manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Briefs: Medical
Photoacoustic imaging, which combines optical and acoustic modalities, is enabling some of the most promising medical research.
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Products: Test & Measurement
The new products and services for March 2023, including pressure sensors, coaxial cable assemblies, a pressure switch, and more.
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Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed an ultra-tiny endo-microscope that could help improve breast cancer treatment and cut NHS waiting lists.
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Briefs: Imaging
Researchers have created a flexible needle-like endoscopic imaging probe that can acquire 3D microscopic images of tissue.
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Global Innovations: Design
Engineers have developed an innovative surgical needle whose trajectory can be corrected on the fly, thanks to a flexible tip controlled with a simple button.
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INSIDER: Medical

A team of scientists received a four-year, $3.7 million NIH grant to attempt what they say would be a medical first: performing robotic heart catheterization while the patient is inside a...

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INSIDER: Imaging

A new national collaborative — Biomedical Technology Research Resource — will develop label-free optical imaging technologies for medical and biological applications. Researchers...

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From the Editor: AR/AI
Connectomics, the field of understanding brain connectivity, is poised to change the future of neuroscience.
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R&D: Medical
Using an office-based human-sized version of this non-invasive device, it may prove possible to cure Alzheimer’s by delivering drugs and genes to specified tracts in the brain under real-time imaging guidance.
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Products: Design
The new products and services in November 2022, including optical fibers, a shielded connector, spring brakes, and more.
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Eric Dietsch on the Benefits of Nitinol Wire
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In collaboration with the Fort Wayne Metals Engineering team, Eric Dietsch focuses on supporting customers with material recommendations, product development, and education. Eric is available to help you and your company with any Nitinol-related questions or needs that you may have.

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Inside Story: Selecting and Implementing Automation Solutions
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To find out more about selecting and implementing automation solutions, MDB recently spoke with Dave McMorrow, Technical Director, MMT Automation and Michael Wall, Technical Director, Somex Automation, an MMT company.

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