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Tactical Medicine News

Fluorescence Imaging System Illuminates Tumor Depth

by Conn Hastings
Oct 17, 2022
Medical researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that allows them to il...
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PEM POCUS Series: Pediatric Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for Pediatric Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma. Then test your ...
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Soft Robot Grows Like a Plant to Travel Through Tight Spaces

At the University of Minnesota, researchers have developed a soft robotic system that can ‘grow’ like a plant. The mechanism allows it to travel th...
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SAEM Clinical Images Series: Breast Swelling

A female in her 50s with a past medical history of coronary artery disease, pacemaker placement, hypertension, and ESRD presented to the emergency ...
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Mining Ultrasound Data to Improve Liver Diagnostics: Interview with Beth Rogozinski, CEO at Oncoustics

Oncoustics, a medtech company based in Ontario, Canada, developed the OnX Liver Assessment Solution, an AI-powered ultrasound-based diagnostic syst...
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Ultrasound Sticker for 48 Hours of Imaging

Engineers at MIT have created an ultrasound patch that can provide long-term ultrasound imaging of internal organs and structures. The device conta...
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SAEM Clinical Images Series: Found Down

A 67-year-old caucasian male experiencing homelessness was “found down” in a parking lot. EMS reported that he had a GCS of 6 with a systolic blood...
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Diamond Sensor for Smaller, Portable MEG Scanners

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia have developed a diamond sensor that can measure magnetic fields up to 10 times more sensitively than c...
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Magnetic Steering System for Guidewires

Percutaneous coronary intervention is an incredibly useful technique to minimally invasively investigate and treat cardiac issues, such as blockage...
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AI-Powered Surgical Robot Excels at Tricky Kidney Stone Procedure

Clinical researchers at Nagoya City University in Japan have tested an AI-powered surgical robot in its ability to assist with percutaneous nephrol...
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Automated Wearable Breast Ultrasound System: Interview with Maryam Ziaei, CEO of iSono Health

iSono Health, a medtech company based in San Francisco, has created the ATUSA System, a wearable 3D ultrasound breast scanning system. The device i...
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Smart Stent Monitors Hemodynamics

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a smart stent that can monitor hemodynamic parameters. The wireless and battery-f...
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SplintER Series: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  A 17-year-old male basketball player presents with right lateral thigh pain for the past 3 weeks. He had a collision with another player 5 weeks...
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PEM POCUS Series: Confirmation of Endotracheal Tube Placement

Read this tutorial on the use of point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) for confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement in pediatric patients....
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Wireless Implant for Anti-Cancer Photodynamic Therapy

Researchers at Texas A&M University created a wireless device that aims to illuminate and destroy residual tumor cells left after cancer resect...
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Excitable Nanoparticles Destroy Endometriosis Lesions

Researchers at Oregon State University developed a nanoparticle system that can aid with the removal of endometrial lesions in a minimally invasive...
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Wireless Data Transfer for Implanted Devices Using Ionic Communication

Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new method for implanted devices to communicate w...
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Telerobotic System Uses Magnets to Perform Endovascular Procedures

Researchers at MIT have developed a telerobotic surgical system that allows a surgeon to remotely treat patients who are suffering a stroke or aneu...
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vMap Mapping Technology for Cardiac Arrhythmias: Interview with Mike Monko, CEO of Vektor Medical

Vektor Medical, a medtech company based in San Diego, created the vMap system, a mapping solution for cardiac arrhythmias. The system is the first ...
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Device Makes Diffuse Ultrasound Waves for Intracranial Applications

Researchers at the University of California San Diego created an ultrasound transducer that is intended to provide safer ultrasound treatment when ...
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Magnetic Tentacle Robot Travels Deep into Lungs

Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK have created a magnetic “tentacle robot” that is just 2 mm in diameter, which they hope will be ab...
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New Vascular Contrast for Clearer Blood Vessel Imaging

Researchers at Johns Hopkins developed a new imaging technique that allows them to view the vasculature of experimental animals in great detail. Re...
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Funky Helmet Enhances MRI Brain Scans

A team of engineers and radiologists at Boston University created a helmet that can dramatically improve MRI scans of the brain. The device consist...
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MRI-Guided Magnetic Seeds Heat and Destroy Tumors

Scientists at University College London have developed a highly targeted anti-tumor treatment. The approach involves guiding ferromagnetic thermose...
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Low-Field MRI for New Imaging Possibilities, Fewer X-rays

Researchers at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are using a new low-field MRI system that may expand the capabilities of MRI for pat...
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Wearable Helmet for Non-Invasive Optical Brain Imaging

Kernel, a medtech company based in California, has developed the Kernel Flow, a wearable helmet that can perform time domain functional near-infrar...
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Soft X-Ray Tomography for Quick 3D Imaging of Cell Organelles

Researchers at Heidelberg University in Germany used an imaging technique called soft X-ray tomography to obtain highly detailed 3D images of the i...
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3D Blood Vessel Map Reveals Location of Stem Cells

Scientists at Johns Hopkins used a combination of molecular labeling and imaging techniques to create a three-dimensional map of the blood vessels ...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Chronic Back Pain

A 52-year-old male with a past medical history of prostate cancer status post radiation therapy 10 years prior presents to the emergency department...
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Fish-Shaped Microrobots to Deliver Chemotherapy to Tumors

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China, working with outside collaborators, have developed shape-shifting microrobots t...
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Personalized Exosuit Uses Ultrasound to Adapt to User’s Needs

At Harvard University a team of scientists and engineers developed an exosuit that uses ultrasound to measure muscle activity. The capability allow...
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A Handheld X-Ray System: Interview with Evan Ruff and Gregory Kolovich, Co-Founders of OXOS Medical

OXOS Medical, a medtech spin-off out of Georgia Tech, has created the Micro C, an FDA cleared handheld X-ray system that is designed to image the d...
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SplintER Series: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

A 45-year-old man presents to the emergency department with chest pain after a high-speed motor vehicle accident where his sternum hit the steerin...
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Swoop Portable MRI: Interview with David Scott, President and CEO of Hyperfine

Hyperfine, a company based in St Guilford, Connecticut, created Swoop, a portable MRI scanner. The device received FDA approval as the first bedsid...
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EMRad: Can’t Miss Adult Traumatic Hip and Pelvis Injuries

  Have you ever been working a shift at 3 AM and wondered, “Am I missing something? I’ll just splint and instruct the patient to follow up with th...
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EMRad: Radiologic Approach to the Traumatic Hip/Pelvis

  This is EMRad, a series aimed at providing “just in time” approaches to commonly ordered radiology studies in the emergency department [1]. When ...
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Cracking Calcium in Arteries Using Sound Waves: Interview with Shockwave Medical’s Scott Shadiow

Shockwave Medical, a medtech company based in California, has developed a technique called intravascular lithotripsy, which involves delivering son...
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Steerable Catheter to Navigate Tortuous Blood Vessels in Brain

A team at University of California San Diego invented a way to make steerable catheters that can more precisely navigate the tortuous architecture ...
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Virtual Reality System to Entertain During MRI Scans

Researchers at King’s College London developed a virtual reality system that is intended to distract and calm patients who find MRI scans challengi...
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Photoacoustic Carbon Nanotubes Reveal Dangerous Atherosclerotic Plaques

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a system that allows the imaging and identification of inflamed atherosclerotic plaques, wh...
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Ultrasound Patch Monitors Blood Flow

Researchers at the University of California San Diego created an ultrasound patch that can measure blood flow in vessels as deep as 14 cm within th...
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Nanoparticles for Tumor Imaging and Cancer Urine Testing

Scientists at MIT have announced that they developed novel nanoparticles to detect cancer in urine samples. As well as detecting the presence of tu...
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AI and Multispectral Photoacoustic Imaging to Diagnose Thyroid Cancer

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology in South Korea are reporting on having developed a technique for minimally invasive di...
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AI System Spots Prostate Cancer During Routine CT Scans

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, created an AI system that can identify prostate cancer during routine CT scans. It is typic...
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Cell Cloaking to Reduce Foreign Body Response to Medical Implants

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed a technique to coat implantable materials, such as stents, with extrace...
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Anti-Restenotic Drug Delivery with the AGENT Drug-Coated Balloon: Interview with Dr. Ian Meredith, Global CMO, Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific recently announced a clinical trial of its AGENT drug coated balloon. The device is coated with paclitaxel, an anti-restenotic dr...
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PerQseal+ for Large Diameter Arterial Closure: Interview with Andrew Glass, CEO of Vivasure Medical

Vivasure Medical, a medtech company based in Galway, Ireland, has developed the PerQseal device, a synthetic implant designed to seal large bore bl...
Tactical Medicine News

EMRad: Can’t Miss Pediatric Elbow Injuries

  Have you ever been working a shift at 3 am and wondered, “Am I missing something? I’ll just splint and instruct the patient to follow up with th...
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EMRad: Radiologic Approach to the Pediatric Traumatic Elbow X-ray

This is EMRad, a series aimed at providing “just in time” approaches to commonly ordered radiology studies in the emergency department [1]. When ap...
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SplintER Series: Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    A 29-year-old male presents with right shoulder pain, throbbing, and swelling. He states that a bulge has appeared over his right anterior sho...
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