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Frameworks optimize analysis and visualization of medical imaging

Each advancement in medical imaging enables significant improvements in the quality and efficiency of diagnostics and therapy. The challenge: Each advancement requires significant computing performance gains to allow medical image data to be measured and analyzed. And once this massive amount of digital data has been created, it needs to be visualized too – including...

Importance of Computing Health Management in Transportation Systems

Importance of Computing Health Management in Transportation Systems The Intelligence Needed to Maximize Long-term Reliability, Manage Costs and Enhance Customer Satisfaction The market for transportation systems is forecasted to continue its rapid expansion according to a report by Transparency Market Research that predicts double-digit growth from 2013 to reach $30.2 billion by 2019. As the...

Future Healthcare Predictions

On September 10, 2013 at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel President Renée James highlighted the growth of connected, personalized healthcare and the merge of healthcare and computation. Human genome, which holds the key to personalized medicine, usually takes a long time to calculate and is very expensive. But the new high-speed computing power from Intel will...

IBASE Bedside Information Terminal

When IBASE Technology Inc. was tasked with creating a new kind of bedside terminal for use in hospital patient care, the result was a pure-purpose machine used for patient information and video-on-demand that could replace a variety of other hospital systems. And while this application was great for budget-limited hospital situations, we knew we were...

Siemens Recalls MicroScan Synergies plus® and rapID/S plus Gram Negative Panels

•  Siemens  recalls specific panels shipped June 2011 through August 2013 Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has issued a voluntary recall of its MicroScan Synergies plus® Negative and rapID/S plus Negative panels. These panels are used for determining antimicrobial susceptibility and/or identification for gram-negative bacteria. An internal investigation has confirmed an increase in false susceptible and false...

The Ultrasound Revolution – A Spotlight on Imaging Technology

Among all the medical devices used by doctors, ultrasound has had a unique quality attached to it. It possesses a power that distinguishes it from other devices—the power to “see by sound.” It’s an interesting concept that has ultimately changed medical imaging today and will most likely power the future of imaging. In 1952 ultrasound...

Medical Device Manufacturers Address Compliance Mandates with Product Lifecycle Management

A paper trail is no longer acceptable. Meeting the stringent requirements for FDA compliance as well as meeting challenging time to market deadlines requires automation. Product life cycle management systems can make a big difference for both goals. Based on industry statistics, it is obvious that intensified regulatory scrutiny has become a harsh reality for...

AAMI 2013 Conference Report

AAMI, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967. It recently held a conference in Long Beach, CA. It brought together healthcare professionals and engineers from around the world to learn, share and network under one roof. I had a chance to attend the conference and I spoke...

Amendment 1 to IEC 60601-1:2005

Charles B. Sidebottom, P.E., Director, Corporate Standards, Medtronic Inc.; Secretary, IEC SC 62A; Secretary, ISO TC 150, SC 5 13 May 2013 For more than 35 years, IEC 60601-1 has been one of the most widely recognized standards for demonstrating the safety of medical electrical equipment. The IEC 60601 family of standards has long been...

Bluetooth Health Device Profile: Compatible Communication for Specialized Devices

Part 1 The Health Device Profile along with the IEEE 11073 protocol is enabling a number of specific medical devices to communicate data via multiple logical channels carried by a single master radio channel for compatible device communication. Profiles play a central role in the Bluetooth Specification. They define the entire protocol stack, usually including...

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