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Omitting Routine Chest Radiographs in Intensive Care Units

The Economic ImpactWe studied the economic impact of omitting routine chest...

 Anna Frejd

Stockholm Science City Foundation: Hagastaden

Stockholm is cranking up the volume when it comes to life science oppo...

Prof. Em. Heung Bong Cha

Guest Editorial

Population ageing is one of the major global phenomena of the 21st century....

 Kira Achaibar, BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Critical Care

Key Messages 1. We need to Identify high risk patients early on during...

 Chris M. Thorpe

A Critical Age: The Influence of Frailty Measurements

While prognosis of elderly patients in intensive care is often seen as...

Prof Anders Perner

Centre for Research in Intensive Care

The Centre for Research in Intensive Care (CRIC) was established in 2015...

Radiology and Imaging
The dual catheter OCT-IVUS imaging device can be inserted into an artery to simultaneously capture an infrared image of the arterial wall (OCT, at left) and an ultrasound image (IVUS, right) that doctors use to determine the potential that a plaque is sus

Hybrid Imaging Better in Detecting Dangerous Plaques in Arteries

Two collaborating research labs funded by the U.S. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have revealed a promising... Read more

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Book Reveals Why ‘Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t’

A provocative new book by Loyola Medicine radiation oncologist James S. Welsh, MD, “Sharks Get Cancer, Mole Rats Don’t: How Animals Could Hold... Read more

Bone marrow-on-a-chip microdevice. eBM that is formed in a PDMS device in vivo is placed into a similar shaped central chamber of a microfluidic system for in vitro perfusion culture. Middle, bone marrow-on-a-chip microdevice used to culture the eBM in vi

Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Model Can Assess Radiation Damage

Engineered bone marrow grown in a novel microfluidic chip device responds to damaging radiation exposure followed by treatment with compounds... Read more

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Imaging Detects Prosthetic Heart Valve Complications

Multimodality imaging can be used to detect and diagnose prosthetic heart valve complications, where a dysfunction is rare but can be life... Read more

Selected frames of the original ultrasound images (left to right) and the region of interest (ROI) tracking results (top to bottom). Credit: Xiaoqun Zhang.

Video Segmentation Model to Recognise ROI in Ultrasounds

Researchers propose a video segmentation model to recognise regions of interest (ROI) in ultrasounds that are often complicated by low contrast,... Read more

Narrow Band Imaging (source: Olympus Medical Systems)

Narrow Band Imaging Can Reduce Recurrence of Bladder Tumours

Researchers in Europe have found that using narrow band imaging in bladder tumour surgery can significantly reduce the risk of disease recurrence. The... Read more

3D Of Dense Breasts To Help Slash Recall Rate, Cost For Cancer Screening

Breast tomosynthesis exams, combined with conventional mammography, can help reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer detection in... Read more

Prof. Antonio Giordano, director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University

Body Language Critical During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy

Experts have used an Italian study to achieve a universal standard when measuring a cancer patient’s distress towards their appearance, to... Read more

Photo: Testing an MRI Magnet at Magnetica. Source: http://magnetica.com/mri-systems/magnets/

MRI Component Market To Grow Due To Prevalence of Chronic Diseases

An increasing prevalence of chronic diseases is driving the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) components, according to a leading... Read more

The image shows 2 mm cubes of lung tissue imaged by microCT. In (A) is normal lung tissue and in (B) is IPF lung tissue. The very fine lung structure seen in the normal lung tissue is destroyed by IPF and replaced by the much thicker scar tissue seen in (

Advanced 3D Applied For First Time To Deadly IPF Lung Disease

Researchers at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way IPF, an aggressive... Read more

Louise Henderson, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and an assistant professor of radiology at the UNC School of Medicine

False-Positive In 1-3 Years Deters Women From Next Mammogram

A false-positive screening for breast cancer may reduce the likelihood of a woman returning for her next planned mammogram if her prior test was... Read more

Measuring RA gradients in zebrafish embryos with Phasor-FLIM

Too Much ‘Noise’ Can Affect Brain Development

Using cutting-edge imaging technology, biologists at University of California, Irvine have determined that uncontrolled fluctuations... Read more

EU Data Protection Regulation ‘Crucial’ For Future Cancer Research

The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation,... Read more

Dr. James Tsung, MD, showcases a lung ultrasound display on a tablet. Credit: Image courtesy of Mount Sinai Health System

Lung Ultrasound Safer Than Chest X-ray For Pneumonia in Children

Lung ultrasound is portable, less costly and safer than chest X-rays when diagnosing pneumonia in children, according to a study conducted... Read more

In healthy breast tissue, the percentage of cells expressing molecular marker Ki67 (green) and p27 (red) is low. Photo: Sung Jin Huh

Ki67 Marker Is New Weapon Against Breast Cancer

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered that women with higher levels of Ki67, a molecular marker that identifies proliferating... Read more

Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine,... Read more

Mindray Diagnostic Ultrasound

Diagnostics to Drive Ultrasound Market to $6.86 bln by 2020

The value of the global ultrasound market is expected to reach $6.86 bln by 2020 from an estimated $5.25 bln in 2015, at an annual rate of... Read more

Blue indicates regions of the brain in which lower fractional anisotropy (FA - a measure of microstructural integrity) correlated with more severe neurobehavioral symptoms. Veterans with the most severe symptoms had lower FA in these regions. Source: Radi

MRI-Type Imaging Predicts Impact From Combat Brain Injury

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI, may be able to predict functional post-deployment outcomes for veterans who sustained mild traumatic... Read more

Newly discovered clues to the cause of chemoresistance in small cell lung cancer. http://www.meduniwien.ac.at

Chemoresistance Explained: New Clues in Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers in Austria have unraveled how small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is not usually detected until it is at an advanced stage, when metastases... Read more

Dr Robert Den with a prostate cancer patient in 2013

Bigger Dose Will Not Improve Prostate Cancer Survival

A bigger radiation dose will not improve the long-term chances of patients with non-metastatic prostate cancer, a new study in the U.S. by... Read more

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