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Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

...radioactive vitamin B12. After three hours a gamma camera takes pictures of the body. Dr. Collins treated a patient with breast cancer and he says that, "The cancer stands out as a bright spot in the breast. It's very easy to detect." This is especially important in women with dense breasts whose cancer isn...

'Sweaty palms syndrome' can be cured by surgery

...ch long made in the armpit. A tiny scope with a TV camera is inserted into the incision and moved along the chest until it reaches the nerve associated with excessive sweating. The probe is also fitted with a cutter that is used to sever the nerve, thus stopping the signal from the brain to the hands. Sinc...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...ng where the oesophagus is examined by a miniature camera and tissue biopsies taken to reveal any potentially cancerous change. Meanwhile, the search for the gene has been narrowed down to one small area of chromosome 17. Once it's identified, it will shed light upon not just inherited oesophagal cancer, bu...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...in London to produce the “micro-camera”. // The camera – small enough to enter the opening in a nipple – is able to view the lining of the milk ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread beyond the ducts. Images are relayed to television screens from which docto...

Robots craft medical history

...ts and another containing a laparoscope, or a tiny camera embedded in flexible tube.With Zeus, the surgeon controls the instrument handles and views the operative site on a monitor. With a computer interface, the surgical instruments replicate the surgeon's actions at the operative site in real time, the co...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

... Los Angeles. To capture images first an external camera mounted in an eyeglass frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cells of t...

Microchip gives blind a chance of sight

... Los Angeles. To capture images first an external camera mounted in an eyeglass frame captures the image and converts it into an electrical signal that is electronically transmitted to the flexible silicon biochip surgically attached near the retina.The chip electronically stimulates the healthy cells of t...

Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer

...Hopkins University have observed a high resolution camera which detects tumours and may not appear on standa...ndard gamma camera. The limitation of this kind of camera is that it cannot pick up small tumours within dense breast tissue. The Hopkins team has designed ...

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...s passed over a patient's skin, its built-in video camera captures an image of a skin lesion. It then downloads the information to the SolarScan computer, where image analysis software identifies the boundary of the lesion and key diagnostic features, such as color segmentation, patterns and shape. The sof...

Fireflies help speed development of new drugs

...the mice. Researchers then used a highly sensitive camera to detect the glow in the mice as the cancer cells were destroyed by the drugs which was being tested. Researchers concluded that the results of the study indicated that the glow molecule could aid in faster testing of new drugs for cancer, blood di...

Making operation and recovery time shorter

...ncision with the help of their hands and a special camera and instuments. This is the hand-assisted Laproscopic technique, which can be done in significantly less time than the standard laproscopic procedure. The research, being presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association by surg...

An Eye Opener for the blind

.../400. The system uses a sub-miniature television camera and an ultrasonic distance sensor, both of which are mounted on a pair of eyeglasses. The sensors connect through a cable to a miniature computer which is worn on a belt. After processing the video and distance signals,// the computer uses sophistica...

Lessening operation and recovery time

...ncision with the help of their hands and a special camera and instuments. This is the hand-assisted Laproscopic technique, which can be done in significantly less time than the standard laproscopic procedure. The research, being presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association by surge...

An insight of the small intestine

Researchers have observed a pill-sized camera and a CT scan may prove to be the best way to dete...roblems of the small intestine. The newly approved camera capsule, also known as capsule endoscopy, gives doctors images of the small intestine never before a...

Surgeons Perform Robotic Gastric Bypass Surgery

...sed remote controlled robotic arms and a binocular camera to perform laproscopic gastric bypass surgery successfully. Their research findings are published // in the August issue of Archives of Surgery. The laproscopic gastric bypass surgery (a Roux-en-Y procedure) is often considered the most challenging ...

PET Scanning can help in early detection of Alzheimer’s diseas

...re injected and then detected by a special type of camera that works with computers to provide precise pictures of the area of the body being imaged and molecular images of the body's biological functions. PET imaging with FDG represents one of the most promising tools for diagnosis of Alzheimer's. In fac...

Complete Robotic Surgery To Revolutionize Surgical Treatment of Prostate Cancer

...by providing steadiness. Furthermore, the robot’s camera also provides a three-dimensional, stereoscopic im... replicate the surgeon’s exact hand movements. The camera and instruments are inserted through small keyhole incisions in the patient’s abdomen. The surgeon t...

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

...perform different functions – some have lights and camera on them while others have surgical instruments. Hence a set of them can be introduced inside the body for surgery. At the Minimally Invasive and Computer-Assisted Surgery lab at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha Dr.Dmitry Oleyniko...

Mobile Endoscopic Facilities For Health Screening

...body which becomes visible on a screen through the camera fitted on the endoscopic tubes in some conditions biopsy specimens can also be collected using endoscopic tubes. Though, most of the biopsy test results showed negative results this mobile endoscopic unit reduces the long wait of the patients for an ...

Any Form Of Minimally Invasive Surgery- Name It & They Do It!

... surgeries. // Thanks to the 4 cm cut and a guided camera that provides 40 fold magnification of a specific body part on the screen. Surgeries conducted on the kidney, spleen, liver, cardiac bypass, surgical excision of brain tumor, spinal injury surgery, and joint replacements are all done using the wonde...

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