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Are five years enough to bring together the potential of medical technology and down-to-earth legislation? With the IVDR transition period almost over, some experts fear that the answer might be no. Still, advances fuelled by AI, robotics, and machine learning are felt in many medical disciplines – it seems that humans only need to catch up. Enjoy reading!

Article • Regulatory issues for AI and digital pathology

IVDR: a complex issue and a 'missed opportunity'

Despite a five-year transition period for In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Device Regulation (IVDR), experts fear many actors in the field are still not prepared for the regulations coming into force.

Article • Multi-disciplinary approach

Nurturing integrated diagnostics in oncology

Under the roof of integrated diagnostics, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology are forming a powerful alliance. Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, explains the potential for cancer patients and details the role of radiologists within the construct.

Sponsored • Senhance robotic system by Asensus

Surgical robots are the future of medicine

Esslingen is one of the most innovative regions worldwide. Thus, it does not come as a surprise that Esslingen‘s 660-bed hospital is interested in adopting cutting-edge technology. A surgical robot, to be precise.

Article • Benefits of multimodality imaging

Stroke: The importance of workflow

When a patient suffers a stroke, speed in treatment can mean the difference between successful recovery, permanent disability, or death. For Christopher Hess, success in stroke diagnosis is a question of workflow and efficient care delivery.

News • Underrepresentation of women

Machine learning fixes gender bias in clinical trials

Researchers from Israel have developed a technology that rectifies the effects of underrepresentation of women in clinical trials using machine learning models.

News • Brachytherapy side-effects

Countering skin damage from cancer radiation therapy with light

Light therapy may accelerate the healing of skin damage from radiation therapy by up to 50%, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.

News • Autonomous procedure

Robot performs first laparoscopic surgery without human help

A robot has performed laparoscopic surgery on the soft tissue of a pig without the guiding hand of a human – a significant step toward fully automated surgery on humans.

News • Cardiology insights

Lab-grown heart cells 'mimic' disease in vitro

Heart cells from a patient with an inherited heart disease called arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy do not contract correctly when grown in the laboratory, researchers from Osaka University have found.


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