I read this headline and said, “Wow!, finally I won’t need to CT all those patients’ heads!”
FDA permits marketing of the first hand-held device to aid in the detection of bleeding in the skull
Helps to determine if immediate CT scan is needed
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the first hand-held device intended to aid in the detection of life-threatening bleeding in the skull called intracranial hematomas, using near-infrared spectroscopy.
via Press Announcements > FDA permits marketing of the first hand-held device to aid in the detection of bleeding in the skull.
But then, wait, said I, is it any good? Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at GruntDoc*
In the continuing effort to make surgery less invasive, physicians at Johns Hopkins Hospital are operating on the brain through a tiny incision in one of the eyelids instead of lifting a large piece of the skull.
Named transpalpebral orbitofrontal craniotomy, the procedure allows for access to the middle and front regions of the brain. The cranial cavity is reached through a hole created by removing a small, half-inch to one-inch-square section of skull bone right above the eyebrow. Endoscopic surgery can then be performed with help of previously obtained CT and MRI data. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Medgadget*
A bizarrely morbid slide show of radiology images showing various patients impaled by foreign objects.
If you need more reasons to be wary of nail guns, fishing spears, keys, or knives, look no further.
*This blog post was originally published at KevinMD.com*