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Can Artificial Intelligence Help Detect Prostate Cancer?

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

A new AI-based software is the first designed to identify an area on a biopsy image that has a high likelihood of harboring cancer.

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Unexpected Contamination Sources in Cystoscopy
Preventing Infection
When 71 patients developed B. cepacia urinary tract infections in 2018, investigators first wrongly identified an inadequately sanitized cystoscope as the contamination source.
Podcast: Why Bladder Cancer Patients Should Get Vaccinated
Preventing Infection
“In terms of the vaccination, there’s really no evidence to suggest that that will interfere with their bladder cancer treatment,” Dr. Seth P. Lerner said on the Bladder Cancer Matters podcast.
FDA Investigating Reports of Infections Associated with Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes
Patient Safety
Over the last four years, the FDA received more than 450 medical device reports describing post-procedure patient infections or other potential contamination issues involving reprocessed urological endoscopes. The agency says it’s investigating potential causes and contributing factors.
Podcast: Vet Champions VA Expansion of Bladder Cancer Benefits
Public Health
James R. Scott Jr. was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2015, a disease believed to be caused by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
Why Cystoscopy is Still Vital for Bladder Cancer Diagnosis
Emerging Technologies
Novel ways of detecting bladder cancer may serve as an adjunct to cystoscopy, but none are yet advanced enough to be used on their own, says one expert.
More From Single-Use Endoscopy
 A trial of single-use flexible cystoscopes found the disposable alternative more cost-effective than traditional reusable options.

Analyzing Value

In addition to saving a significant amount of money, the single-use cystoscope was rated higher by urology department team members in four categories, including overall satisfaction.

Flexible bronchoscopes are a valuable asset in places where tuberculosis continues to ravage and resources are constrained.

Public Health

Flexible bronchoscopes are a valuable asset in places where tuberculosis continues to ravage and resources are constrained. TB is one of the leading causes of death worldwide.

Endoscopy Tech

A new system enables urologists to perform various endoscopic procedures with nothing more than a scope and their smartphone.