Search Tag: CT scan

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Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19 vs. MERS/SARS

2020 18 May

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now affected millions of people and caused over 250,000 deaths globally. Since the first outbreak in China in November 2019, anecdotal reports have persisted that this airborne infection affects the airways and compromises breathing. In almost every patient infected with coronavirus, lung symptoms of varying intensity... Read more

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A Ray Of Light: AI-Enhanced Ultrasound Is Helping On The Front Line Against COVID-19

2020 26 Mar

Ultrasound might not seem an obvious weapon against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, and its ensuing complications. Best known for helping doctors and expectant parents to view babies in utero, ultrasound sees inside the body by emitting and recording the echoes of high-frequency soundwaves. It’s similar to how bats navigate at... Read more

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How To Reduce The Radiation Dose In A CT Scan? The Example Of The ‘Patient At Isocenter’ Feature

2020 31 Jan

Even today, finding the right balance between image quality and the radiation dose remains a core issue in medical imaging. Although medical imaging is one of the most useful modern medical tools, the use of ionizing rays in imaging undeniably entails various risks. There are many methods for reducing doses while obtaining an image quality clear... Read more

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Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Presents the Next Generations in CT and MRI

2019 02 Mar

Hitachi Healthcare is presenting next levels of diagnostic imaging solutions: the new CT scan, the SCENARIA View , the new high field MRI system, the ECHELON Smart Plus , and SynergyDrive suite at European Society of Radiology (ECR), Vienna, Austria February 28, 2019. SCENARIA View is an all new design that raises the bar for versatility... Read more

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New 3D imaging technique could lead to improved arthritis treatment

2018 27 Jun

Researchers in the UK have developed an algorithm to monitor the joints of patients with arthritis, which could change the way that the severity of the condition is assessed. The technique uses images from a standard computerised tomography (CT) scan, which isn't normally used to monitor joints, but produces detailed images in three dimensions.... Read more

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more