On the background of the reform of health care in developed countries and a controversial tax on medical devices, medical technology companies, more than ever, focus on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care.
Many developers technical Edinoverie long felt overly encumbered by the fact that the process of ratification of new methods for preserving and maintaining the health of patients is overly bureaucratic and exhausting. Critics argue that it hinders innovation and delays the availability of better health. To change this situation, the FDA last year announced the draft Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), aimed at simplifying the process of designing and testing new technologies. The results of this project were dozens of patented technology, and one of them is a method to reduce biopsies of melanoma.
A huge number of dangerous-looking moles on Your skin can actually be quite safe, and does not mean a patient has a deadly form of skin cancer – melanoma. However, it is not always impossible to know for sure what mole is crustaceans without an invasive surgical biopsy. Today, dermatologists have a new aid in establishing the correct diagnosis – a portable instrument, approved by the FDA for multispectral analysis of tissue morphology. MelaFind optical scanner for a definitive diagnosis, but rather to provide additional information that the doctor can use in determining orders on biopsy.
The purpose of technology is to reduce the number of patients left with unnecessary scars after the biopsy, and an additional advantage is the elimination of costs for unnecessary painful procedures. The MelaFind technology (developers – MELA, Irvington, new York) used the technology of missile navigation, originally patented by the U.S. Department of defense to optically view the surface of suspicious injuries and defects of the epidermis in electromagnetic waves. The collected signals are processed using high-precision algorithms, and then the results of the analysis are compared with 10,000 digital images of melanoma and other skin diseases.
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