10 top innovations in medicine

Doctors at The Cleveland Clinic have continued a tradition launched three years ago by announcing their pick of the 10 top innovations in medicine.

For the complete story, read the full account from the Plain Dealer. Here’s a summary of the doctors’ choices for the best of the latest innovations in the treatment of patients:

  1. Circulating tumor cell technology
  2. Warm organ perfusion device
  3. Diaphragm pacing system
  4. Multi-spectral imaging systems
  5. Percutaneous mitral valve regurgitation repair
  6. New strategies for creating vaccines for avian flu
  7. LESS (laparoendoscopic single-site surgery) and NOTES (Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery)
  8. Integration of diffusion tensor imaging
  9. Doppler-guided uterine artery occlusion
  10. National health information exchange

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