Archive for 2014

The Art of X-Rays

Posted on: October 17th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

© Arie Van ‘t Riet Working alone in his laboratory in Würzburg, Germany in November 1895, Wilhelm Röntgen discovered that invisible cathode rays, generated […]

Waiting for a Call from Stockholm

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by admin

You’re kidding! I’ve won a Nobel Prize? It was Thursday morning 11 October 1979 in Winchester, Massachusetts, when Allan Cormack ignored his alarm […]

FDA Takes 3D Diagnosis Seriously

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just published a report entitled “3D techniques poised to change how doctors diagnose cancers.” The FDA’s […]

Combating the Ebola Epidemic

Posted on: September 26th, 2014 by admin 3 Comments

Ebola virus. © Cynthia Goldsmith, CDC Yesterday the President of the United States went on the offensive at a special high-level […]

First, Do No Harm

Posted on: September 19th, 2014 by admin

Susan Bewley There is currently a debate raging in the United Kingdom, highlighted in the correspondence section of this week’s British Medical […]

Ultrasound at Your Fingertips

Posted on: September 12th, 2014 by admin 3 Comments

Ronald Schutz is a cardiologist in Portland, Oregon who was inspired by the sensori-motor homunculus – the little man inside our brain with large gracile […]

The Firing Squad of Statistics

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by admin

The Cancer Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT) co-hosted a seminar this week in which the author S. Lochlann […]

Breast Cancer Drug Shows Great Promise

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

It’s hard to imagine, but a drug that has recently been described as “a breakthrough for breast cancer treatment” almost did not see the […]

Speech Recognition and Radiology

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by admin 1 Comment

It’s hard to imagine but speech recognition algorithms to generate radiology reports have been around for almost thirty years. In August 1987 […]

Unlocking Medical Device Innovation

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by admin 2 Comments

Earlier this week, Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services at the University of Cape Town (UCT) hosted a workshop entitled “Unlocking medical device innovation […]