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New CPT Code for Electrocorticography From Responsive Neurostimulator

Wednesday, February 13, 2019—The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued a new Category/Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code for electrocorticography from an implanted brain neurostimulato…

FDA Recalls Software Used with Surgical Navigation System

Wednesday, January 30, 2019—Medtronic has recalled software used during biopsy procedures due to reports that the products -- Synergy Cranial Software and StealthStation S7 Cranial Software -- provided i…

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Alzheimer’s Disease Screening Test

Wednesday, January 30, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device Designation for a brain amyloidosis blood test (C2N Diagnostics, St. Louis, MO) that screens patien…

FDA Approves Use of Imaging Platform to Select Patients for Clot Removal

Friday, January 18, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a neuroimaging platform (RAPID; iSchemaView, Menlo Park, CA) for selecting stroke patients who are likely to benefit from e…

Eye-Movement Tracker Approved for Diagnosing Concussion

Thursday, January 10, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted a de novo request for marketing authorization of an algorithm-driven eye-movement tracking system (Eyebox; Oculogica, New York, NY…

Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Reliability of Ultrasound Measurements in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Friday, December 28, 2018—In a study published in the journal Muscle & Nerve, researchers suggest diagnostic ultrasound may provide a reliable biomarker for amyotrophic lateral scle

 
 

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