Technology

Time-saving, Trouble-averting Apps for Physicians

Physicians who are searching for information-rich apps have a wide variety of options. Here are a few that have captured significant clinical attention.


Answering the Call: A Virtual Solution to the Physician Shortage?

The rising popularity of telemedicine, including the growth of virtual clinics, may be a vital component of sustaining patient access to care, observers say.


A Fuller Picture: The Transformative Potential of Total-body PET

PET — one of the most important tools in clinicians’ armamentarium for cancer diagnosis, staging and therapy evaluation — has a significant limitation: It can scan only a portion of the body at a time. That may change soon, with wide implications for research and clinical practice.


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TempTraq

Blue Spark Technologies has upgraded its wearable, 24-hour, wireless thermometer, TempTraq, with 48- and 72-hour versions.

These iterations are geared toward healthcare facilities and other clinical settings, according to a Medgadget interview of Blue Spark...


Building on the Promise of Radioembolization with Yttrium-90

Yttrium-90 (Y-90) has long been used to treat liver cancer. Researchers are exploring its potential to treat diseases in other sites, but a number of obstacles have made progress halting.


When Tests Collide: Perspectives on Liquid vs. Tissue Biopsies

As liquid biopsies inch closer to becoming a standard of care, questions about their efficacy, use and role in cancer diagnosis and treatment abound. Discordant research findings between liquid and tissue biopsies only add to the confusion.


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e-Celsius

French company BodyCap has gained Europe’s CE Mark for an ingestible pill that permits wireless core body temperature measurement.

The e-Celsius device enables clinicians to continuously measure a patient’s temperature via the GI tract. Patients swallow the electronic...


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Direct Communication Linked to Higher Screening Rate

When women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have undergone mammography get a letter describing options for further imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast, they are more apt to return for follow-up screening,...


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Image courtesy of Level EX Airway EX Mobile App

A new 3-D virtual surgery app by technology company Level EX draws on the knowledge of leading surgeons and video game developers to help physicians sharpen their minimally invasive surgical skills for procedures involving the airway....


Hospital Leaders on Social Media: Risk and Potential

With the right strategy, health system CEOs can leverage online outlets to improve the reach of their hospitals’ voice and engage a population hungry for information and perspective.