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The Technology column highlights recent advances in technology that are impacting healthcare locally. It covers a broad range including medical device technology, medical procedure technology, IT, and all other aspects relevant to physicians’ and hospital executives.

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First computer program developed to detect DNA mutations in single cancer cells
New imaging agent available at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital aids in the diagnosis of patients with Parkinson’s
Computer-guided science tool advances one step further
Protein FGL2 may have potential as therapy target for brain cancer
Study may suggest new strategies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes treatment
UTMB researchers devise vaccine that provides longterm protection against Chagas disease
The buzz of IASTM in rehabilitative healthcare
Minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery
New study evaluating bevacizumab for the treatment of platinum resistant ovarian cancer patients
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital offers 3-D technology for breast cancer detection
West Houston Medical Center performs Houston’s first prostatectomy using da Vinci Xi robot
Memorial Hermann Physician Network launches physician mobile communication solution throughout Houston
Mammography underused in breast cancer screening
Family Fertility Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women opens new IVF lab, first in Houston to offer new monitoring technology
Artificial Pancreas Treatment – the new frontier in diabetes, not just glucose, but metabolism.
University of Houston biomedical engineer works to make blood transfusions safer
Two of state’s largest health information networks connect for the first time, enabling secure transfer of health data across Texas
Doctors use clever technology to unblock severely clogged arteries
Technology: Robotic spine surgery makes advances at Westside Surgical Hospital
Texas Heart Institute doctors participating in clinical study of new device to ‘seal’ abdominal aortic aneurysms
Healthconnect selects DICO M Grid to mobilize real-time exchange of medical images
Gene-based medicine comes of age
New Firefly Technology lights-up da Vinci endometriosis surgery at Kingwood Medical Center, a ‘first’ in the Houston area
St. Luke’s Medical Center is first in Texas to use the FDA-Cleared FIRMap ™ Catheter in the treatment of atrial fibrillation
Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Medical Center becomes first in Texas to test hybrid design carotid stent
UH’s Contreras-Vidal, NASA work on a rehab robot patients control with their brain
Houston Pain Centers offers the first spinal cord stimulation systems for chronic pain
Intravascular robotics & Breast cancer probe
Winkler Cty Memorial charts course for long-term financial success with Prognosis HIS
Using air to blast away infection
Sick “Baby” improves HCHD nurses’ expertise
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) uses real time video conferencing
Advanced treatment for cardiac arrhythmias
FDA approved wireless pacemaker
Revolutionary noninvasive tumor treatment
Endovascular Approach to Brain Aneurysm Treatment