Monthly Archives: January 2009

House passes stimulus package with $100B for healthcare

“Thats right, the U.S. House of Representatives voted late Wednesday evening to pass President Barack Obama’s stimulus package of federal tax cuts and spending worth $819 billion, with more than $100 billion earmarked for healthcare—designating an additional $87 billion to … Continue reading

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Technology Will Ease Healthcare Dilemma – Ulster Researchers

Hi-tech home-based health monitoring will be a vital part of the solution offered to alleviate some of the healthcare pressures posed by the world’s ageing population over the next 20 years. That is the firm prediction of University of Ulster … Continue reading

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IBM creates nanoscale MRI

Now this is cool. According to research published Jan. 13 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, IBM‘s research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have developed an MRI with a … Continue reading

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iPod doubles as radiography teaching tool

Students at a U.K. university are using iPods as part of their diagnostic radiography training. Student radiographers, who move from the classroom to the clinical setting and come face-to-face with real patients, have to learn many patient-positioning techniques quickly and … Continue reading

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Why 1.5T MRI is Leading the Pack

This is one article title that caught my attention instantly – “Why 1.5T MRI is Leading the Pack”. Perfectly valid question, and my answer to it was – ‘because its cheaper (than 3T) and gets the job done”, well apparently, … Continue reading

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Hospitals advised to end mobile phone bans

The question of the usage of mobile phones (as well as wireless equipment) in hospitals is always an interesting one. According to this article, England’s Department of Health has issued new guidelines to hospitals, advising them to consider allowing “more … Continue reading

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Ramblings: My first post for the new year

I guess I am slightly behind schedule for my first post in the new year but rest assured, I am not taking a break from binaryHealthCare.com On the contrary, 2009 is the ‘year of change’ for binaryHealthCare ! (more to … Continue reading

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