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Medical technology

January 4, 2023
With the recent publication of two large, multicenter, randomized trials showing equivalent or even improved survival for segmental versus lobar resection of small (≤2 cm) stage I non-small cell lung cancer (1,2), there is greater onus among thoracic surgeons to be able to perform anatomic segmentectomy. 
December 13, 2022
This entry of Brompton Grand Rounds features Anthony Gallagher. He is the Director of Research and Learning at Orsi Academy in Belgium and a leading exponent and international expert in design, application, and validation of virtual reality simulation in medicine. In this video, he presents on proficiency-based progression simulation training.
December 7, 2022
CTSNet was pleased to host a webinar on the topic of "Advances in Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair & Replacement Surgery" in collaboration with Edwards Lifesciences. The webinar was broadcasted to a live audience on December 5, 2022. The faculty featured renowned leaders in the North American cardiac surgery community: Pavan Atluri (Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Arnar Geirsson (Yale School of Medicine), and Eric S. Weiss (Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center).
December 6, 2022
This video describes the benefits and uses of 3D printing, including in medical student and patient education, and in direct treatment of patients.
November 4, 2022
A wireless pacemaker device used to measure cardiac pathologies in rodents may be able to replace wired pacemakers in human patients. The device is digitally manufactured and fully customizable, using optogenetics to target light-sensitive proteins and disrupt arrythmias. Since the device is battery-free, it would not have to be replaced as frequently.
October 11, 2022
This entry of Brompton Grand Rounds features Crispin Hiley, associate professor with tenure in radiation oncology at UCL, consultant clinical oncologist at UCLH, and a member of the expert group which authored the Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer Royal College of Radiologists Consensus Statement. In this video, he discusses proton beam therapy for non-small-cell lung carcinoma.
September 30, 2022
Since the human genome was fully sequenced, new methods of screening, diagnosing, and treating patients for heart conditions have emerged. Researchers have found that genetic variations can help to predict sudden cardiac death and thoracic aortic events.
September 7, 2022
Preparation of the internal thoracic artery by left minithoracotomy is made difficult by the small surgical access. The use of an harmonic synergy combination hook blade can facilitate the procedure and make it safer.
August 29, 2022
CTSNet presents this Edwards webinar recording featuring cardiac surgery experts Richard Shermin, Denis Bouchard, and Dee Dee Wang.
July 26, 2022
This the first uniportal robotic lobectomy procedure of the registrar of this video’s author. The procedure was a left lower lobe with the DaVinci Xi system.

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