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If Only They Had CT Scans… 69 Mln Years Ago

2016 05 Jul

Just like a scene out of the blockbuster Jurassic Park films, researchers have used advanced imaging equipment to identify a facial tumour in a fossil of a primitive dwarf duck-billed dinosaur discovered in Romania’s Transylvania region. The international team of researchers employed the Micro-CT scanning facilities at SCANCO Medical AG in Switzerland... Read more

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JMIRS: Many Still Not Fully Aware of Dose Risk from CT Scans

2016 27 Jun

A survey of about 300 healthcare professionals in Canada found that radiologists and technologists generally had better knowledge than referring physicians when it comes to radiation dose levels and potential risk. The aim of the study, published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (JMIRS) was to identify that there is ionising... Read more

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DTI Helps Identify Recovery In Concussion Patients

2016 15 Jun

Researchers using an advanced form of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have found a way to differentiate in advance those concussion patients who may be burdened long-term and those who would recover fully. The team of researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System led by Professor Michael L. Lipton were able... Read more

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Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival For Pancreatic Cancer

2016 31 May

Tumours have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels in about a third of all pancreatic cancer patients, with conventional wisdom suggesting that surgery to remove the tumours is rarely an option, and life expectancy is usually measured in months. Now, Mayo Clinic has teamed up oncologists, radiologists, gastrointestinal and... Read more

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Imaging Detects Prosthetic Heart Valve Complications

2016 05 May

Multimodality imaging can be used to detect and diagnose prosthetic heart valve complications, where a dysfunction is rare but can be life threatening, according to the first recommendations published on this subject. When a dysfunction does occur in heart valve replacement using mechanical or biological prostheses, it is crucial to determine the... Read more

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

2016 14 Apr

Lung ultrasound is portable, less costly and safer than chest X-rays when diagnosing pneumonia in children, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, results of which were published in the medical journal Chest. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation... Read more

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UT Launches Mobile Unit With Advanced CT in U.S. ‘Stroke Belt’

2016 28 Mar

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, in an area where stroke incidence is 37 percent higher than the national average, has launched the world’s most comprehensive mobile stroke unit, capable of conducting and producing advanced quality imaging for stroke diagnosis and noninvasive CT-angiography. This is the first time computed... Read more

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Warsaw Mummy Project- Did Cancer Exist in the Ancient World?

2016 10 Mar

This interdisciplinary science project, launched in Affidea Polska's Otwock Centre, explores the secrets of the unopened sarcophagus of an ancient Egyptian mummy and 41 other artefacts and has captured the imagination of thousands across time TV coverage in Poland and even been featured on the BBC news website, sees teams of scientists working with... Read more

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ECR2016: iCAD Unveils Tomosynthesis CAD Tool For Early Identification

2016 08 Mar

iCAD, Inc., a New Hampshire-based provider of advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced an industry first tomosynthesis computer-aided detection (CAD) tool during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria. The breakthrough technology employs the PowerLook... Read more

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ECR2016: Rise In Thymic Tumour Patients In Japan Calls For More MRI

2016 06 Mar

The number of thymic tumour patients is increasing rapidly in Japan because of the abundance of computed tomography (CT) scanners in the country that makes the examination easily accessible, as a result of which the prevalence of this condition is now better recorded.Speaking on diagnostic imaging of thymic tumours at the “ESR Meets Japan” symposium... Read more


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