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  • New Test For Thyroid Cancer Could Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

    Diagnostics World News Brief | Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new preoperative test for thyroid cancer that is faster and about two-thirds more accurate than the diagnostic tests doctors use today.

    Oct 7, 2019
  • Congenica Expands Data Sources With DECIPHER, Mastermind Inclusions

    Diagnostics World News | Congenica today announced the integration of new reference data sources into its clinical decision support platform: data from DECIPHER and a partnership with Genomenon and its Mastermind solution.

    Oct 2, 2019
  • FemtoDx, PGDx, Illumina, and More: News From September 2019

    Diagnostics World News | September featured news, products, and partnerships from around the diagnostics community from numerous companies, universities, and organizations, including FemtoDx, PGDx, Illumina, and more.

    Sep 30, 2019
  • Assessing The Impact Of MDR & IVDR On Patients

    Diagnostics World News Contributed Commentary | In less than 12 months, the world’s second-largest market for medical technologies will be overhauled with the implementation of the European Union’s new Medical Device Regulation, and shortly thereafter, the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation. Medical device manufacturers will face new challenges as these regulations are introduced, and these challenges will ultimately affect the patients that need these devices.

    Sep 24, 2019
  • Digital Era Creates Communication Glitches For Pathologists

    Diagnostics World News | Widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) has led to some disturbing communication snafus in the pathology results reporting process that some provider organizations are actively working to mitigate.

    Sep 17, 2019
  • ESN Cleer Finds Value In Saliva As Diagnostic

    Diagnostics World News | ESN Cleer, a Melbourne-based startup, is looking to predict heart failure and other cardiac diseases using a patient's saliva.

    Sep 16, 2019
  • For Health Applications, Microbiome Research Needs a Tech Transformation

    Diagnostics World News Contributed Commentary | Despite remarkable potential, microbiome research—and the diagnostics and therapeutics that will one day be developed based on these findings—is severely limited by century-old microbiology tools.

    Sep 13, 2019
  • Problems Aplenty Employing Point-Of-Care Devices In Clinical Settings

    Diagnostics World News | Clinical perspectives on point-of-care (POC) diagnostic testing was the subject of a lively panel session at the recent Next-Generation Dx Summit. Major themes were how implementations can go right—or terribly wrong—and the dubious practice of confirmatory testing.

    Sep 11, 2019
  • AI Tool Detects Diabetes-Related Eye Condition Without Human Interpretation

    Diagnostics World News | Last year, IDx-DR became the first-ever so-called "autonomous AI" system cleared by the FDA to provide a screening decision without the oversight of a doctor. Since then, IDx Technologies, the company behind the product, has begun to roll out this tool designed to detect diabetic retinopathy.

    Sep 6, 2019