Posted August 01, 2018 04:59:17The posthole augers, a new type of medical imaging device that can be used to visualize the blood flow in a patient’s brain, could have a major impact on the way doctors diagnose and treat brain tumors.
A $1.6 million job opening at the University of Southern California’s College of Osteopathic Medicine is open for the new position.
The post hole augers are a new device that uses MRI scans to visualize blood flow.
The device has been developed by the University, which is based at the USC School of Medicine.
The university’s goal is to create a device that is capable of “exploring the interplay between blood flow and disease,” according to a news release.
Dr. Robert Mankiw, who is the university’s president, said the posthole is the latest development in the medical field.
He said it could lead to better diagnostic and treatment of brain tumors and other conditions.
“We’re at a point in our life where we can now look at these things and see how they interact with our brain,” Mankiziw said.
“The key is to understand the mechanisms and how they work.”
The device is small and weighs less than a quarter pound, allowing surgeons to place it in a small, sterile space and monitor the blood supply.
Mankiw said it’s not just the technology that is different, but also the medical professionals involved.
“They’re not just doing it for the sake of doing it, they’re actually putting it together for the patient, which in turn, leads to better outcomes,” he said.
The device can be placed inside a patient, and doctors can see what’s happening to the blood.
“When you have a patient who has a blood clot, the blood is getting thicker and thicker, and the blood vessel has become inflamed,” Manksiw said, “and that makes the blood thinner and thinner.”
In addition, the device can monitor the brain.
“If you get a lot of blood in your brain, you can’t be certain that the brain is fully functional, and you can also see that a lot more blood is being drawn from the brain,” he explained.
“What you’re looking at is the interrelationship of those two things, and how it interacts with your brain.”
It’s not clear how many jobs are available for this position, but Mankiew said it will be an opportunity to learn about a new area of medicine.
“It’s really exciting to be a part of this,” he added.
Manksiw is a member of the UCLA College of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology.
He also holds a PhD in neurosurgery from the University.