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UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

DALLAS July 9, 2009 UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington have reached an agreement with Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. to develop a groundbreaking toolbox of magnetically controlled surgical instruments for minimally invasive surgery. The investigational surgical device platform inclu...

New therapy based on magnetic stimulation shows promise for non-drug treatment for migraine

A new UCSF study examining the mechanism of a novel therapy that uses magnetic pulses to treat chronic migraine sufferers showed the treatment to be a promising alternative to medication. The therapy is called transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS. Study findings were presented today (Apri...

VirtualScopics' Scientists to Present at International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 17th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), a leading provider of quantitative imaging for clinical trials, announced today that Drs. Edward Ashton and Jonathan Riek will be among the invited presenters at the International Society for Magnetic Reson...

Walter Reed First Military Hospital to Use Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Treat Depression

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Reed Army Medical Center treated its first behavioral health patient yesterday with a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy device. Walter Reed is the first DoD facility to use this technology and one of the first U.S. facilities so ...

Stereotaxis Annouces First CTO Crossing Procedure With RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) today announced the first crossing of a chronic total occlusion using the RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008, the RF PowerAssert guidewire is the only ...

Brain's Magnetic Fields Reveal Language Delays in Autism

PHILADELPHIA and CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faint magnetic signals from brain activity in children with autism show that those children process sound and language differently from non-autistic children. Identifying and classifying these brain response patterns may allow researchers...

Patient roused from coma by a magnetic field

JOSH VILLA was 26 and driving home after a drink with a friend on 28 August 2005 when his car mounted the kerb and flipped over. Villa was thrown through the windscreen, suffered massive head injuries and fell into a coma. Almost a year later, there was little sign of improvement. "He would open...

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Magnetic Therapy in Pain Relief

In a study entitled Optimization of Static Magnetic Field Parameters Improves Analgesic Effect in Mice published in Bioelectrocmagnetics 28: 615-627, 2007, the Hungarian Academy of Science finds multiple static magnetic fields utilizing Gradient Medical's QuadraBloc™ design to be optimal an...

Imagilys Releases Patiencys, a 3D-animation Movie to Improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quality and Safety

MRI Safety Week, which commemorates a tragic accident in which a child was killed by a projectile in the MRI scanner in 2001, is the occasion for Imagilys to announce the official release of Patiencys, a 3D animation movie that explains the basic safety rules and, more generally, what to expect f...

Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System Used to Successfully Treat an Inoperable Congenital Heart Defect in a 10-Year Old Patient

ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that the pediatric cardiology team at the Heart and Diabetes Center of North Reinland-Westphalia in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, successfully performed a first-of-its-kind-procedure to treat pulmonary atr...

London's Royal Brompton Hospital Opens New Electrophysiology Lab With State of the Art Magnetic Technology to Treat Arrhythmias

Installation of Stereotaxis Niobe(R) and Odyssey(TM) Systems Further Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust's Leadership Role in the Treatment of Complex Heart Conditions ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced that Briti...

Stereotaxis Niobe Magnetic Navigation Systems Perform Approximately 15,000 Cases

Niobe Performs with Peerless Safety and Proven Efficacy in all Four Chambers of the Heart Stereotaxis to Introduce Major New Software Platform for Niobe at Heart Rhythm 2008 ST. LOUIS, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (N...

Increased level of magnetic iron oxides found in Alzheimer's disease

A team of scientists, led by Professor Jon Dobson, of Keele University in Staffordshire, UK, have found, for the first time, raised levels of magnetic iron oxides in the part of the brain affected by Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Their research has also shown that this association was particularly...

'NMR on a chip' features NIST magnetic mini-sensor

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in tiny samples of fluids flowing through a novel microchip. The prototype chip device, developed in a collaboration between NIST and the University of C...

Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance chooses open access

BioMed Central, the worlds largest publisher of open access journals, is pleased to announce that the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR) is moving to BioMed Centrals open access publishing platform from the traditional subscription publishers, Taylor & Francis. The move from a sub...

Transcranial magnetic stimulation: An effective treatment for depression

Philadelphia, PA, December 5, 2007 For the first time in a large-scale study, transcranial magnetic stimulation has been shown to be an effective, non-drug treatment for major depression. Current antidepressant therapies are not beneficial for at least a third of depressed individuals, leaving m...

Penn research shows transcranial magnetic stimulation effective in treating major depression

PHILADELPHIA Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and other study sites have found that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) a non-invasive technique that excites neurons in the brain via magnetic pulses passed through the scalp is a safe and effective, non-drug t...

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Sign a Three-Year Agreement for Magnevist(R) Magnetic Resonance Contrast Media

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc a leader in diagnostic imaging, announced today that the company has been awarded a three-year contract by MedAssets Supply Chain Systems, one of the nation's largest group purchasing organizations, to provide Magnevist...

A Magnetic Presence: Siemens New MRI Systems Pulling More Patients Toward the Benefits of MR Imaging

Siemens New MRI Systems Set Trends Again: MAGNETOM Verio Brings High- Resolution MRI to More Patients than Ever Before and MAGNETOM Essenza Delivers the Newest Technology at the Most Affordable Price MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Medical Solutions (http://ww...

Stereotaxis Highlights Live Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Cases Performed at TCT With Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System

Advanced 3D Vessel Road Mapping and Magnetic Guidewire Navigation Capabilities Demonstrated in Multiple Cases ST. LOUIS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today the details of successful, live percutaneous coronary and peripheral cases...

Stereotaxis Showcases Interventional Cardiology Capabilities of Niobe Magnetic Navigation System

Stereotaxis to Demonstrate Advanced Coronary & Peripheral Navigation, CTO Vessel Road Mapping at TCT 2007 Stereotaxis' Mobile Vascular Showroom at Booth 8093 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS) announced today that it will be...

Stereotaxis Highlights New Data on Acute Success in AFib Treatments With Niobe Magnetic Navigation System

93% Acute Success Rate for Catheter Ablation Procedures Performed with Niobe Reported at European Society of Cardiology Congress ST. LOUIS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdq: STXS) today highlighted a presentation by Xu Chen, M.D., of the Rigshospitalet at the Un...

Chickens also Use Earth's Magnetic Field to Sense Direction

A new research by a Frankfurt University team has successfully demonstrated that domestic fowl, like many other animals and birds, also use the Earth's magnetic field to sense direction . As part of their experiment, the team of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiltschko and Roswitha Wiltschko placed new...

Massive Recall of Magnetic Toys in US

If it was pet food recall first, it is now a massive recall of children's toys. // The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and a leading toy manufacturer have jointly announced recall of over four million units of magnetic building sets. Only in March 2006, the company involv...

Keep Kids Away from Magnetic Toys

Health experts have advised parents to keep children away from magnetic toys because if the magnet is accidentally swallowed//, it could lead to numerous health complications. Magnets could get attached to different sections of the bowel resulting in obstructions, perforations and sepsis - a l...

Three Teslas magnetic resonance imager acquired. Shot in the arm for research

The University Hospital at the University of Navarra and the Applied Medicine Research Centre (CIMA) of the University has purchased a 3 Teslas magnetic resonance// imager for use in research, being the first of its kind for research applications in Spain. The 3 Teslas is the magnetic resonance ima...

Repetitive Magnetic Stimulation of the Brain Gives the Stroke Patients a Reprieve

Repetitive magnetic stimulation of the brain (rTMS) is considered as an effective rehabilitation technique for stroke//. It is found to improve patient movement on the side of the body affected by the stroke. According to the previous research it is found that the unaffected side of the brain ...

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy aids in mapping protein structure

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has outlined the procedure// to gauge the strength of hydrogen bonds in proteins, the building blocks of life. The study was conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison biochemists led by John Markley, Professo...

Strong Magnetic Stimulation Can Help Treating Severe Depression

In severe depression 'Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation' (TMS) maybe the way forward to treat a patient instead of // the more aggressive electro-shock therapy. Electro-Shock Therapy or ECT is a dreaded therapy used as a last resort to treat severe depression for many decades. However, it c...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

...rom the health stations, any Web browser via Lifeclinic.com or the employer's or retailer's own Web site or health portal. Capabilities include both a magnetic stripe and barcode reader for store loyalty cards or employee identification badges. The barcode reader can also generate multimedia product informati...

Stereotaxis Names Daniel Johnston as Chief Financial Officer

... and guidewires through the blood vessels and chambers of the heart to treatment sites. This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-...

Stereotaxis Reports 19% Second Quarter Revenue Growth

..., the Company recognized revenue on eight Niobe(R) magnetic Navigation Systems and two Odyssey(TM) systems tot...venue driven by the commercial introduction of the magnetic irrigated catheter. And we've continued to drive o... in electrophysiology." "The rollout of the magnetic irrigated catheter in the U.S. and Europe is proce...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

...David Eidelberg, MD, the senior author of the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, said that they used diffusion tensor imaging - a type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that measures changes in the integrity of white matter pathways in the brain - to study those with and without symptoms who ca...

Why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder

...of the patients die of the disease. The Heidelberg researchers examined a total of 30 young women with and without anorexia by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI device recorded the level of blood flow in various areas of the brain. Greater blood flow indicates higher metabolism...

VA Medical Imaging Reaches Record Level

...ons. It eliminates travel for patients needing follow-up care and makes services available in medically underserved areas. Storing images on magnetic and optical disks provides both long-term access and recovery in disasters. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2006, 5.4 million VA images -- nearly 100 ...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...mammograms miss up to 20 percent of breast cancers that are present at the time of screening. Doctors often recommend women with dense breasts undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is more expensive but better at detecting cancer in dense tissue. Now doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN h...

Can brain scans read your mind?

...ot Can neuroscience read people's minds? Some researchers, and some new businesses, are banking on a brain imaging technique known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to reveal hidden thoughts, such as lies, truths or deep desires. New research by neuroscientists at UCLA and Rutgers Un...

MEDRAD Recognized by the Premier Healthcare Alliance for Commitment to Healthcare Quality Improvement and Innovation

...product offerings include fluid injection systems for radiology and cardiology, endovascular devices for the safe treatment of cardiovascular disease, magnetic resonance-compatible accessories and equipment services. The company's world headquarters is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. MEDR...

Memory test and PET scans detect early signs of Alzheimer's

..., a professor with joint appointments at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, found that PET scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could detect neurological changes in asymptomatic people who subsequently developed dementia or mental impairment, although it...

Obesity Contributes to Rapid Cartilage Loss

... slow cartilage loss over the 30-month follow-up period and 5.8 percent showed rapid cartilage loss. Rapid cartilage loss was defined by a whole organ magnetic imaging score of at least 5, indicating a large full thickness loss of 75 percent in any subregion of the knee during the follow-up period. The re...
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