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COVID-19 Also Dangerous for Middle-Aged Adults, Not Just the Elderly

2021 25 Jan

COVID-19 has spread rapidly over the last few months, with death tolls reaching nearly 2 million across the globe. As per data, a large majority of the deaths were in the elderly. However, new study findings show that COVID-19 is dangerous not only for the elderly, but also for middle-aged adults. The findings are published in  the  European Journal... Read more

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COVID-19 Workflow Changes in Outpatient Imaging Centres

2021 20 Jan

COVID-19 has caused a significant shift in how healthcare is delivered. In the U.S., New York City was the hardest hit within the New York State, reporting nearly 6400 new cases daily during the peak of the pandemic in April to June. The government implemented stay-at-home and social distancing measures in order to prevent overcrowding and reduce person-to-person... Read more

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COVID-19 Antibody Detection in 10-12 Seconds

2021 20 Jan

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2. The platform also helps quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision.  The testing platform identifies the presence of two of the virus' antibodies,... Read more

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#RSNA2020: Diabetes, Hypertension Increase Risk of COVID-19 Brain Complications

2020 23 Nov

Some patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of neurological complications like bleeding in the brain and stroke, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The researchers said these potentially life-threatening findings were more common in patients with hypertension and diabetes.... Read more

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Game Changer: COVID-19 Vaccine Offers 90% Protection

2020 11 Nov

According to the latest reports, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and shows 90% protection within seven days after the second dose.   The vaccine, which has been tested in participants in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey, could be a real game-changer in... Read more

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#IDoR2020: Dedicated to Imaging Professionals Fighting COVID-19

2020 07 Nov

This year, the International Day of Radiology (IDoR2020) will once again be celebrated this year on November 8, the day Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen discovered the existence of x-rays in 1895. The goal of IDoR is to create awareness of the value that radiology contributes to safe patient care, and highlighting the vital role radiologists and radiographers... Read more

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Impact of COVID-19 on Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Education

2020 28 Oct

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 a pandemic, healthcare facilities were urged to reschedule non-urgent outpatient visits and to accelerate high priority screening and intervention needs due to an expected influx of COVID-19 patients. Elective surgeries were also rescheduled, and elective, urgent inpatient diagnostic... Read more

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Hologic Launches 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™, in Europe

2020 26 Oct

Innovation can help address screening backlog due to COVID-19 pandemic by streamlining breast imaging reading process Hologic, Inc  today announced the commercial availability in Europe of its 3DQuorum™ Imaging Technology, Powered by Genius AI™. The innovation was designed to help improve mammography efficiency and workflow, which is critical as... Read more

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Family Connect - Linking COVID-19 Families and Frontline Providers

2020 19 Oct

Healthcare systems have faced significant challenges since the beginning of coronavirus disease in December 2019. During the first wave of the virus, as case volume began to increase dramatically, hospitals imposed a restrictive visitation policy to ensure the safety of both staff and patients. Families were no longer allowed at the bedside, and because... Read more

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Diagnostic Test Accuracy of CXR, CT, Ultrasound in COVID-19 Patients

2020 12 Oct

Rapid diagnosis is critical for the efficient management of COVID-19 patients. This disease is new, theoretical knowledge is limited, as is clinical experience, and there is a shortage of evidence-based guidelines. All this has resulted in multiple opinions and recommendations for COVID-19 diagnosis. Many of these recommendations are based on early... Read more

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COVID-19 Imaging and Artificial Intelligence

2020 07 Oct

A new position paper provides a collection of views on the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper discusses clinical tools, the design of AI-based systems and the application of these tools in the clinic. Factors in designing system solutions are also discussed. The authors focus on three specific use cases for which... Read more

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FDA Amends Emergency Use Authorization for Hologic’s Aptima SARS-CoV-2 Assay

2020 06 Oct

Hologic, Inc.  announced today that its Aptima® SARS-CoV-2 assay, which initially received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May, is now authorized for testing of individuals without symptoms or other reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection. This authorization follows an  announcement  last week... Read more

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Effects of COVID-19 on Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment & Care

2020 02 Oct

Many countries have paused their breast cancer screening programmes because of COVID-19. Findings from a new study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference suggests that the disruption to screening could result in an increase in the proportion of women who die of breast cancer. However, the researchers point out that this risk could... Read more

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October 2020: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2020 30 Sep

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer. The goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure that every woman has access to education, screening, treatment, support and hope. According to the American Cancer Society , there are more than 270,000 new cases... Read more

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Utility of Chest Radiograph for Clinical Diagnosis of COVID-19

2020 18 Sep

One of the main organs affected by the coronavirus is the lung. While most patients have no symptoms or mild symptoms, some develop dyspnoea, tachypnea, and respiratory distress that may require mechanical ventilation.  In many parts of Europe, the US, and Asia, the CT scan has been widely used to assess the lungs in patients with COVID 19. Not only... Read more

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The Lingering Effects of COVID-19

2020 18 Sep

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic in March of 2020. Since that time, the virus has caused chaos in most countries around the globe, leading to social distancing and economic challenges. To combat the spread of the virus, reduce morbidity and mortality, and prevent the healthcare systems from collapsing, many governments... Read more

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Hologic Launches Validated Pooling Protocol for COVID-19 Testing

2020 11 Aug

In Time of Extraordinary Need, New Protocol Expected to Help Laboratories Deliver Greater Quantities of Highly Accurate Molecular Test Results and Reduce Turnaround Times  Hologic, Inc.  announced today that it has validated use of its Aptima® and Panther Fusion® molecular diagnostic COVID-19 assays with pooled patient samples and completed... Read more

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Radiology Practice in a Post-Pandemic World

2020 30 Jul

Radiology practice has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a sharp decline in imaging volume and a significant increase in remote working. There have also been changes in clinical operations in radiology departments across the world. As some regions begin to stabilise, radiologists are slowly returning to their... Read more

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Enhancing Diagnostic Efficiency of COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has spread throughout the world, and the need for rapid diagnosis of infected patients has become extremely important. Common clinical symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, headache or fatigue. Comorbidities include respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), acute renal injury and acute cardiac injury.... Read more

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2020 29 Jul

We are all experiencing challenging times due to the coronavirus, which is still spreading around the world. Canon Medical Systems also had to adjust to the situation so that we can continue to provide high quality support to our customers and partners, so they can provide the best care possible to those who need it the most: the patients. The company... Read more