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Army medical device cyber team balances benefits and risks of technology

Article
11/8/2018
An Army medic positions a patient for a CT scan, which helps radiologists diagnose different types of disease and injuries. Medical devices, such as radiology imaging systems, must now go through a cybersecurity validation process in order to connect to military networks (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

The frequency and severity of cybersecurity attacks against the medical community will continue to rise

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Soldiers test Army's newest transport telemedicine technology

Article
7/20/2018
Soldiers test MEDHUB during an exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indianapolis. (U.S. Army photo by Greg Pugh)

MEDHUB is really about life-saving situational awareness

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Maintenance key to medical device precision, accuracy

Article
1/4/2018
A technician assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Medical Maintenance Operations Division-Tracy works on a piece of equipment in the depot's special purpose test, measurement and diagnostics equipment lab. (U.S. Army photo by Ellen Crown)

It's not about the item we touch, it's about the patient that uses it

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Army, civilian experts speak on bridging from research to advanced development and fielding

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9/8/2017
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Commander Col. Lynn Marm addresses the crowd during a panel session at the Military Health System Research Symposium Aug. 29 in Kissimee, Florida. The panel session focused on challenges in getting medical products to the field. (Photo Credit: Greg Pugh, USAMMA Visual Information)

Experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command joined counterparts in military, government, industry and academia in a panel session at the Military Health System Research Symposium

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'Dust Off' demos showcase Army Medical evacuation modernization

Article
9/8/2017
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment “TF Wild Boars” test their triage and rapid transport skills during a mass casualty exercise at Tactical Base Gamberi. The goal of MEDHUB is to keep the medic or flight paramedic focused for performing life-saving tasks for multiple patients and remain unencumbered from documentation and reporting. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Asha Cooper)

The Medical Hands-free Ultra-wideband Broadcast, or MEDHUB, is designed to capture, store and forward data automatically from medical devices to receiving hospitals

Army supporting clinical trial testing hemorrhage control foam

Article
6/14/2017
Exsanguination, or bleeding to death, remains the most common cause of potentially survivable death to wounded warfighters. The Army is looking at this device as a potential stop-gap for patients awaiting surgical care. It could be a 'bridge to surgery,' keeping the patient alive long enough to give them a fighting chance at survival. The device resembles a caulk gun that contains expandable foam designed to be injected into a patient by a trauma surgeon. (U.S. Navy phot by Lt. j.g. Haraz  Ghanbari)

The Army is supporting a pivotal clinical trial to test the safety and effectiveness of a self-expanding foam device to stop massive intracavitary abdominal bleeding

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Army modernizes portable battlefield radiography system

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4/14/2017
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Equipment Specialist Diego Gomez-Morales demonstrates the new Portable Digital Radiography System that will replace two aging devices, including an X-ray generator and an accompanying computerized reader system. The PDRS combines these capabilities into a single lightweight X-ray unit intended for use by deployed medical, Special Operations and Mortuary Affair Army units. (U.S. Army photo by Ellen Crown)

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency will soon field the PDRS to the Army to replace two aging devices, including an X-ray generator and an accompanying computerized reader system

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