Robots Hold Promise For Cancer Surgery, Chinese Study Shows
Patients with rectal cancer who had robotic surgery fared better than those with conventional surgery, according to a recent randomized trial out of China.
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Robotic assisted surgery (RAS) has opened a new frontier of surgery, giving surgeons the ability to peer deeper into the human anatomy and reach areas of the body with a degree of precision beyond human capability.
FDA Publishes Final Guidance On Clinical Decision Support Software, Clarifies What Software Should Be Regulated As Medical Devices
In its final document, the US FDA outlines its interpretations of the four criteria for excluding clinical decision support software from being regulated as medical devices under federal law. Software must meet all four criteria to be excluded.