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Cardiology – viewing the beating heart in real-time

04/07/2016

To examine the heart with a magnetic resonance imaging system, patients need to hold their breath. Only this way, physicians can get clear pictures. The University Medical Center of Göttingen, Germany, has now succeeded to take pictures of the heart in real-time. The exam only takes a few seconds and patients can breathe freely.
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Ultrasound - Better examinations thanks to augmented reality

15/06/2016

Imaging today has many different facets. 2D, 3D, and 4D imaging help to gain a better understanding of the patient's body. But using this technology, physicians receive more and more information they need to interpret. In the future, they could get some help with this - from Stefan Maas and his colleagues at AuRIS.
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Hospital hygiene - international networking and learning

06/06/2016

Hospital hygiene is a universal topic around the world. But are there universal questions and answers in this area? International experts are exchanging views about this topic at the GHE Jubilee Congress in Berlin. MEDICA-tradefair.com is here with the camera, too.
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Neonatology: intensive care between incubator and CPAP

18/04/2016

According to the World Health Statistics, 68,000 premature infants in Europe die each year. Today, the odds of extremely preterm babies being born are ever increasing. The primary reason for this is that quality of care has become an essential factor. The decline in mortalities for many years can be attributed to the advancements in medical technology.
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Laparoscopic training - a toolbox for surgeons

25/01/2016

Surgeons need a good sense of touch, but nobody is born a surgeon. Young physicians develop and maintain their skills with simulators and training devices. At MEDICA 2015, Dr. Tilman Laubert explained how surgeons can train for laparoscopic surgery - with the Lübeck Toolbox.
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Neurology in the 21st Century - possibilities and limitations

16/12/2015

Large, complex, mysterious – three words to describe the human brain. Barely any other organ is such a mystery to research. The editorial team of MEDICA-tradefair.com visited the German Society for Neurology’s annual congress 2015. We asked experts about neurology in the 21st century, its chances, its limitations and the role medical technology plays in this.
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CT coronary angiograms – three-dimensional insight into the heart

02/12/2015

Until now, catheter-based coronary angiography was considered state-of-the-art for the diagnosis of coronary heart disease. Yet this method is not without risk, after all it is an invasive procedure. An exam using a computer tomography scanner (CT) - the so-called CT coronary angiogram - represents a low-risk alternative.
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Exhibitors at MEDICA 2015

19/11/2015

Around 4,900 exhibitors have come to Düsseldorf this year to present their latest products and services. We took a look at how things are going for them at MEDICA 2015.
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Good contacts always in sight – Networking at MEDICA and COMPAMED

19/11/2015

MEDICA and COMPAMED are held together for many years. The benefits of this networking are obvious - the whole chain of production of a medical device can be shown. 96 percent of exhibitors were very satisfied in the past about conducted transactions and business contacts. We wanted to know how exhibitors in 2015 use the possibilities for networking and cooperation.
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Goodbye bureaucracy! For an easier care documentation

19/11/2015

At the MEDICA ECON FORUM by TK the Federal Government Commissioner for Patients' Affairs, State Secretary Karl-Josef Laumann, talks with us about an easier structure model for the documentation of professional care. This is to stop the huge bureaucratic effort for care givers.
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