CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System Offers Precise, Customizable Care

In the field of radiation oncology, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is capable of delivering high doses of radiation with submillimeter accuracy anywhere in the body. The newest addition to the CyberKnife® product line, the CyberKnife® VSITM System, leverages and extends the benefits of radiosurgery — high accuracy and excellent healthy tissue sparing — to enable delivery of high-precision radiation therapy. VSI (which stands for Versatile, Simple, and Intelligent) gives clinicians greater versatility by providing additional options for them to consider when determining the optimal course of treatment for each patient, whether it is hypo-fractionated radiosurgery or conventionally fractionated robotic intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT™). This enables physicians to customize care around the unique needs of each patient, thereby expanding the population of patients who can benefit from this system’s precision.

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3D Constrained Surface Controller for Medical Imaging

To make diagnoses from imaging technologies such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists use 2D image planes that slice through these data at a variety of angles to obtain the most clinically informative view. However, current approaches used to orient the 2D image plane within the 3D data are cumbersome and visually distracting. Typically, current commercial medical workstations require several mouse interactions with multiple reference images to select, drag, and rotate reference lines or buttons as part of this process.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Bio-Medical, Diagnostics, Medical, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Human machine interface (HMI), Medical equipment and supplies
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Positioning Technology for Digital Displays on Mobile Medical Equipment

As hospitals and surgical centers add more portable medical equipment, the precision and positioning of digital displays become critical to staff efficiency, comfort, and health. Dispensing quality healthcare depends on providers having easy access to the right tools and supplies. Clinicians and technicians need information at their fingertips to perform their jobs in situations where every second counts. Point-of-care portable medical equipment — for diagnostics, monitoring, and treatment — has helped speed up patient service, but it frequently comes with tradeoffs for healthcare workers. Mobile-mounted video displays and computer screens are not always well suited for sharing among workers of different body proportions, causing user frustration and, frequently, physical pain. This includes repetitive motion ailments, sore necks and backs, and eyestrain from less-than-optimal viewing angles.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Mechanical Components, Bio-Medical, Diagnostics, Medical, Medical equipment and supplies, Displays, Displays, Customization
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Implantable Contact System for Medical Pulse Generation Devices

An integrated seal and electrical contact system for medical implantable pulse generators (IPGs) has been engineered to help large and small OEMs accelerate the development process, reduce device volume, and improve functionality.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Electronics, Electronics & Computers, Bio-Medical, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Connectors and terminals, Connectors and terminals, Prostheses and implants, Seals and gaskets
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Dynamic Optical Phantom of a Living Body and Method for Producing It

An optical phantom enables dynamic changes in the physiological state of muscles, the brain, and blood flow to be measured. The medical diagnostic and treatment equipment that utilizes light is usually applied in order to establish the location of diseased tissue regions, diagnose the presence or absence of such a diseased tissue region, and treat diseased tissue regions. For the development of these equipments, their effectiveness may be accurately evaluated based on the present invention in simulating the human body and other living bodies optically and also various diseased parts and tissue functions. Moreover, a method for producing the optical phantom is shown in this invention.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Bio-Medical, Medical, Patient Monitoring, Simulation and modeling, Optics, Optics, Anatomy, Diagnosis
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Self-Assembling Hydrophobin Useful for Coating Surfaces

This technology provides isolated polynucleotides comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a mature thermophillic hydrophobin polypeptide suitable for a recombinant DNA technology production process. This compound self-assembles at interfaces and is applicable to a broad variety of surfaces. It is extremely heat-tolerant — up to 50 °C. Applications include coatings for medical implants and drug delivery solutions.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Coatings & Adhesives, Materials, Bio-Medical, Implants & Prosthetics, Medical, Prostheses and implants, Coatings Colorants and Finishes, Coatings, colorants, and finishes, Materials properties
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Advanced Data Analysis for Resistance Weld Monitoring

Medical device manufacturers are experiencing an ever-increasing emphasis on process accountability. ADAM (Advanced Data Analysis Monitor) is a technology developed for resistance welding that gives manufacturers the information they need to support process development and production monitoring. It also supplies the data necessary to document quality requirements contained in ISO (International Organization for Standardization), good manufacturing practice (GMP), and total quality management (TQM) programs. The instrument monitors not only what happens after the trigger point of a typical weld monitor, but also before the trigger point, giving a 360-degree view of the process.

Posted in: Briefs, MDB, Briefs, Imaging, Bio-Medical, Medical, Software, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Imaging, Imaging and visualization, Medical equipment and supplies, Data management, Productivity, Welding
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GigE-Vision®-Compliant Receivers for the Networked Operating Room

When vision system integrators are designing systems for hospital operating rooms, they have a number of technologies to choose from. The video interfacing technology with which the system will transmit imaging data to PCs or other system elements has traditionally been limited to point-to-point connections. However, as medical diagnostics and image-guided surgery grow in sophistication and demand, the need for a networked video architecture in the operating room also grows.

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Preserving Phase for Bionic Implants by Rearranging a Signal’s Components

Any signal can be decomposed into components of sinusoids. This pioneer technique expands the theory of interchangeability of phase and a shift of time (or a shift of another variable). It faithfully preserves phase information by mathematically rearranging the signal’s component to another time or place and assigns all the processed components a single user-defined phase. Since reconstructing the processed single-phase components highly approximates the original signal, this fundamental method can be widely used in fields that require phase preservation by single-phase stimulation, such as bionic implants (e.g., cochlear implants and retinal implants), and areas that need to preserve phase reliably and make all signal components share one universal phase.

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Thermographic Printing Using Organic Silver Salts

The materials presented allow the writing on a single sheet of these materials without ink, but only by heat, thereby revealing a black and white image. This process is called thermographic writing or printing.

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