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image: 12 - 15 November 2018, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Lung segmentation
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Lung segmentation: easier and faster thanks to new algorithms

Topic of the Month

Image:graphical steps of lung segmentation; Copyright: Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav CArus/ A. Braune
A look inside the lungs is a time-consuming process. To identify the boundaries of the respiratory organ from surrounding other organs, tissues, and structures requires between 200 and 500 computed tomographic images and subsequent manual markings – an elaborate process that can take up to six hours. An optimized computer program is now able to do this in only a few seconds.
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Lung segmentation: easier and faster thanks to new algorithms
With modern imaging supplies: A look into the lung
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Research & Technology

New tool developed at Brown will aid in understanding brain signals

The human brain contains about 90 billion neurons, Stephanie Jones, an associate professor of neuroscience at Brown University, doesn't let that staggering number faze her. In fact, she just released a user-friendly software tool that models the neural circuits in the outer layers of the brain, which produce the electrical activity monitored by noninvasive techniques.
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New method uses just a drop of blood to monitor lung cancer treatment

Researchers from Osaka University find that a novel method for monitoring the effect of lung cancer therapy may help guide treatment choices.
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3D mammography detected 34 percent more breast cancers in screening

After screening 15 000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, detects over 30% more cancers compared to traditional mammography - with a majority of the detected tumours proving to be invasive cancers. The extensive screening study was conducted by Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden.
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Making imaging tests safer for people at risk of acute kidney injury

Every year millions of people undergo medical tests and procedures, such as coronary angiography, which use intravascular contrast dyes. "However, about eight per cent of those people experience the complication of acute kidney injury (AKI)," says Dr. Dan Muruve, MD, a kidney specialist and member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).
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Artificial Intelligence Aids Automatic Monitoring of Single Molecules

Japanese researchers have developed an automated method of tracking single fluorescently labeled molecules in living cells, enabling large numbers of molecules to be analyzed and characterized rapidly and cost-effectively.
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3D fab+print Additive Manufacturing Conference

Learn from 3D experts

Image: 3D fab+print Additive Manufacturing Conference
On Monday, 12 November 2018, a full-day Conference on Additive Manufacturing for medical applications will be organized at MEDICA / COMPAMED, where global professionals can gain (more) insight in the most interesting developments.
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Image: Participants at MEDICA ACADEMY; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf
Inform yourself about trends, innovations and current developments from medicine and medical technology in our more than 700 lectures, discussions and courses during all four days of the trade fair.
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Company News

FRIWO now successfully certified according to DIN EN ISO 13485

FRIWO Gerätebau GmbH

An additional quality promise to medical technology: After FRIWO has successfully passed the auditing by TÜV Nord in December 2017, the German manufacturer of power supplies has received the official...
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