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News • CT-Derived Functional Imaging

CTFI: Enabling CT lung diagnosis without contrast

Diagnosing lung conditions such as pulmonary embolism is more challengenging when a patient cannot tolerate contrast agents. Now, a new software solution is addressing the issue.

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News • HAGIS project

German-Scottish teamwork against infectious diseases intensifies

Delegates from Hannover Medical School and the University of Glasgow have now signed a letter of intent to intensify their collaboration in the field of infection research.

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News • Axon vulnerability to damage

Male and female brains are different – and so are the effects of concussions

Structural differences in male and female brains might explain why women are more prone to concussions and experience longer recovery from the injury than men, according to a new preclinical study.

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Article • E-skin patches

How “intelligent” skin could highlight cardiac conditions

Two companies are combining their unique expertise to develop intelligent e-skin patches to “self-sense” cardiac events in patients. The flexible patch platform will deliver a comprehensive understanding of both electrical and mechanical heart activities and has the potential to enable cardiologists to better monitor their patients.

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Article • Focus topic

Interoperability: finding the missing link

Finding the common denominator is the goal of interoperability. Whether between research and clinical application, between medical disciplines such as laboratory medicine and radiology or between…

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Article • Research, diagnostics, therapies

Focus on Cardiology

Arrhythmias, valve defects, heart attacks: Cardiologists face a wide range of disorders and diseases. Equally diverse are diagnostics and therapeutic options. Find out what the field has to offer.

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Article • Focus on radiology

PACS: the central node of imaging

Radiology without a picture archiving and communication system has become unthinkable: It records and sorts image data, controls access to the files – and gains traction also in other specialties.

Diagnostic imaging

Radiology, sonography and beyond: Keep reading to find out how imaging techniques like MRI, CT and ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of diseases and the guidance of medical procedures.

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News • Women's health equipment

Breast biopsy: New disposable needle now available in Europe

A new type of biopsy needle for breast biopsies designed to capture larger samples, potentially reducing patient discomfort and time under compression has now become available in the European market.

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News • Improved detection of heart failure

New MRI model for better imaging of women's hearts

Researchers have been able to fine-tune how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to detect heart failure in women’s hearts, making it more accurate for female patients.

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Sponsored • Computed tomography

Advanced CT imaging for Lombardy hospital

A United Imaging Healthcare uCT 780 CT scanner has been installed at the Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi di Varese in the small town of Varese in the far north-western province of Lombardy.

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Laboratory/pathology

From clinical chemistry to digital pathology: Read more about how modern medical laboratories and procedures in pathology play a vital role in the detection and prevention of diseases and in medical research.

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News • Three-dimensional tissue processing

Pathology performs leap into 3D with AI

Adding a new dimension to pathology: Researchers explore new, deep learning models that can use 3D pathology datasets to make clinical outcome predictions for curated prostate cancer specimens.

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News • Vaccines for future pathogens

“We don’t have to wait for new coronaviruses to emerge”

A new approach to vaccine development could produce vaccines before the disease-causing pathogen – such as a new variant of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 – even emerges.

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News • Research on autoantibody patterns

The unique and complex origins of rheumatoid arthritis

New research challenges assumptions about the origin of rheumatoid arthritis, which are probably too simple. The findings may point towards improved diagnostics of this painful autoimmune disease.

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Treatment

Medical innovations are rapidly expanding therapy options for many diseases. Keep reading to find more information on new therapies, surgical techniques, effective medication and patient care.

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News • Overuse in spite of case reduction

Study: newborns too often receive antibiotics for sepsis prevention

The rate of sepsis in newborns across Sweden has greatly decreased – however, the use of antibiotics for sepsis prevention has not. A new study points out the extent of the overuse.

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Article • "Timely" study

Improved care after heart attack on AI-powered telemedicine platform

Coronary artery disease causes more than 1.8 million heart attacks each year in Europe. In most cases, rehabilitation helps the patients to return to their everyday life. But what happens once the…

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News • Minimally invasive procedure

Aortic valve replacement: TAVR on par with surgical approach

Decreased rates of death and stroke: new research shows the validity of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients. This advocates a less invasive alternative to surgical options.

Management

Time to bring out the white collars: Read more about the economy and politics of health as well as optimised hospital and patient management.

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News • Anesthesiologists and surgeons

More women on surgery teams lead to better outcomes

New research finds that care in hospitals with more women on surgery teams (as anesthesiologists and surgeons) was associated with better post-operative outcomes for patients.

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News • Pathology solutions provider

Jaap Stuut appointed as Sakura Finetek President

Sakura Finetek Europe has appointed Jaap Stuut as the President and General Manager. He will lead the company's EMEAI division in this role, shaping the its mission, vision, and long-term strategy.

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Article • Key findings of latest survey

Women’s health: solutions for a growing problem

Awareness of the importance of women’s health is on the rise, but many challenges remain: At ECR 2024 in Vienna, we spoke with Hologic about their continued evaluation of healthcare efforts for…

IT/Tech

From AI-based image analysis to virtual therapies: Find out how digitalisation and cutting-edge IT solutions advance the medical landscape.

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News • Message from our partner

AI-driven strategies for pharma industry at AUTOMA+ 2024

As AI is playing an increasingly crucial role in the fields of pharmacy and medicine, Pharmaceutical Automation and Digitalisation Congress (AUTOMA+ 2024) welcomes the entire industry value chain to…

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News • Eye pressure monitoring

Early detection of glaucoma with ‘smart’ contact lenses

A prototype “smart” contact lens that measures eye pressure accurately, regardless of temperature. Detecting slight elevations in pressure, this could someday enable wireless glaucoma detection.

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News • Circumferential bioelectronics

A ‘wraparound’ implant to treat spinal cord injuries

A tiny, flexible electronic device that wraps around the spinal cord could represent a new approach to the treatment of spinal injuries, which can cause profound disability and paralysis.

Research

When scientific curiosity paves the way for improved healthcare: Read more about promising studies and trials that lead to more effective drugs, procedures as well as medical guidelines.

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News • Aphasia rehabilitation

Why singing helps the brain recover after a stroke

Singing rehabilitates speech production in post-stroke aphasia. Researchers at the University of Helsinki investigated the rehabilitative effect of singing on the brain.

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News • Hydrogel catalyst

Breaking down alcohol in the body: Researchers develop "detox gel"

Researchers have developed a gel that breaks down alcohol in the GI tract without harming the body. In the future, people who take the gel could reduce the harmful and intoxicating effects of alcohol.

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News • Research on DNA danage

Surprise finding on cancer cell death to impact therapies

Chemotherapy kills cancer cells – but how? New research suggests that the mechanisms are different than previously understood. The finding will have implications for future cancer treatments.

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