Researchers at the Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have invented "Terapio," a next-generation robot that allows medical workers to offload menial and time-consuming tasks such as data entry.
On April 21, 2015, CareFusion issued a global voluntary Class I recall for its Avea ventilators in response to a potential malfunction of the 5 psi pressure transducer. The alert covers AVEA ventilators manufactured, serviced and distributed from July 1, 2011 to March 15, 2015.
AAMI has announced that the biomedical department at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has won its annual HTM Week celebration contest. The team, led by director Kelley Harris, received a note from George Mills recognizing its efforts.
Extension Healthcare will showcase Extension Engage, its alarm management platform designed to reduce clinical interruptions, at the AAMI conference in Denver June 5–8. The system was recently successfully adopted by St Joseph Hospital in Denver.
CME Medical, a developer in the specialist infusion pump field, announced it has partnered with eZono AG, a company that focuses on ultrasound for procedural guidance, to distribute the eZono 4000 needle guidance system. The system is said to reduce puncture attempts and infection rates.
Varian Medical Systems exhibited a range of digital radiography (DR) components at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shanghai, China, May 15-18, 2015.
GE Healthcare has introduced a new in-field upgrade program, allowing customers to upgrade a currently installed GE 1.5T LCC magnet to the company's Signa Explorer Lift system. The Signa Explorer is designed to use 34% less power than previous-generation MRI systems and requires a smaller footprint for installation.
According to a new report from Research and Markets, the growing geriatric populations in countries like China and India and increased government support for medical imaging are driving a rise in demand for advanced x-ray procedures.
Exact Imaging has introduced its ExactVu high-resolution micro-ultrasound platform to help urologists improve prostate visualization in real time.
AAMI has posted the winners of its annual awards to leaders and innovators in the HTM field. The honorees will receive their recognition at the Conference & Expo in Denver, June 5–8.
An emergency can arrive at any time. The biomedical department's role in effective preparedness? Ensure that the equipment its clinicians will need is tracked, maintained, and easily accessible when disaster strikes.
Abbe Meehan, president of the TEC Resource Center, will offer a range of sessions at AAMI 2015 to help biomeds learn to communicate effectively with each other, external customers, and their employees.
The RaySafe i2 dosimetry system from Unfors RaySafe provides medical professionals with immediate visual radiation exposure information to help them change behavior and reduce dose to prevent serious medical conditions.
A new report from Transparency Market Research projects that the medical device connectivity market will grow from $3.5 billion in 2012 to $33.5 billion by 2019, for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37.8%. The report attributes the growth to the improvements in workflow and patient care arising from use of electronic medical records.
Block Imaging has debuted a new online training center with courses designed to help biomeds develop their professional skills. The first course, Radiation Safety Training 101, covers best practices to protect personnel from exposure to harmful radiation levels.
The process of acquiring replacement parts can be frustrating and slow. To help expedite the process, AAMI's Supportability Task Force has developed a checklist that will be the subject of a June 7 session at AAMI's annual conference in June.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has announced the publication of "Building Code for Medical Device Software Security,” a set of security requirements designed to help OEMs reduce software vulnerabilities in medical devices at the point of origin.
Viztek, a provider of digital software and hardware diagnostic imaging solutions, announced the availability of its Basic U-Arm, a new digital x-ray system that combines the benefits of a U-arm system with affordable cost.
A new study found that making minor adjustments to MRI procedures allowed two facilities to diagnose stroke patients within 60 minutes of hospital arrival, in accordance with national guidelines. Research has shown that early treatment for stroke is associated with better outcomes.
Rayence Inc recently announced that its RU-3000 universal digital radiography system received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The unit is the first U-arm system to be marketed by Rayence in the United States.