GE releases pocket ultrasound: At 3-by-5-by-1 in., General Electric’s thumb-operated Vscan offers a color Doppler readout and can store voice recordings. Although it’s gotten the green light from the Food & Drug Administration and its counterpart in the European Union, GE plans to run a real-world clinician-use study before releasing it into the marketplace.
Virtual autopsy table cleans up a dirty business: Sweden’s Norrköping Visualization Center, in collaboration with the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization, has developed a flatscreen virtual autopsy system. Using CT or MRI scans of the body under investigation, the system’s software can filter the resulting images based on tissue density, luminance and other criteria.
Ultra-high-resolution laparoscopic surgery video: Using the Red One 4K camera developed in Hollywood, Dr. Steven Palter filmed a laparoscopic procedure at four times the resolution of standard high-definition video, approaching that of the human eye but with 10-fold magnification.
MedGadget heads to TEDMED: Our friends over at MedGadget are heading to Coronado Island, outside of San Diego, for the annual TEDMED conference. They’ll be checking out the latest medical technologies and the insights of conference speakers including Dean Kamen, Craig Venter, Peter Diamandis, Sanjay Gupta, and even David Blaine. Be sure to check out MedGadget.com throughout the week for updates and video from the event.
A weekly roundup of new developments in medical technology, by MedGadget.com.