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Imaging devices, soft security practices are a ‘weak link’ in protecting data

Security concerns for imaging professionals are on the rise, as hackers view digital radiological devices—increasingly connected to IT systems—as a weak link that can be broken to access medical information. Healthcare organizations aren’t spending enough on hacking defenses anyway, and imaging systems represent a potential playground for hackers who want to crack defense perimeters of… Read More »

Tiny devices made of DNA detect cancer with fewer false alarms

A new cancer-detecting tool uses tiny circuits made of DNA to identify cancer cells by the molecular signatures on their surface. Duke University researchers fashioned the simple circuits from interacting strands of synthetic DNA that are tens of thousands of times finer than a human hair. Unlike the circuits in a computer, these circuits work… Read More »

8 ways smartphones are being used as medical devices

Vendors are beginning to look for ways that smartphones could enable clinicians to quickly and inexpensively gain insight into patients through imaging. For example, Butterfly Network, a rising medical imaging company, is making a pocket-sized ultrasound device that plugs into an iPhone. The medical imaging firm began selling its first product, called the iQ. Priced… Read More »