MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The top ten med-tech innovations of 2012, selected by Cleveland Clinic and announced this week spanned the range of health care from detection to treatment to data management.
In the top spot was a system of renal denervation for treatment of high blood pressure. The procedure uses a catheter probe threaded into the renal artery near the kidneys to delivery low-power radio-frequency energy and disrupt nerves, lowering blood pressure.
Second place went to early lung cancer detection via computed tomography scanning. The scans proved better than X-rays at detecting tumors earlier, Cleveland.com reported.
Coming in third was a concussion detection system for athletes, which tests cognitive skills before and after a season and monitors contact during sports. Click to read the rest of the list.
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