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IMAGING Management

New Imaging Tool Could Make Brain Tumour Removal Safer

2015 19 Jun

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way of using a different imaging technology, called optical coherence tomography (OCT), that could provide surgeons with a colour-coded map of a patient's brain showing which areas are and are not cancer. This innovation is expected to make surgical removal of tumours in the brain safer and more effective.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Insurance Status Affects Outcomes For Brain Tumour Patients

2015 05 Mar

Uninsured brain tumour patients or those who use Medicaid experience longer hospital stays and are more likely to develop medical complications, compared to patients with private health insurance. The insurance status of patient populations served by different hospitals should be considered in the assignment of hospital quality ratings, which are influenced... Read more

IMAGING Management

Real-Time Radiation Monitor Reduces Exposure

2014 22 Dec

According to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, a real-time radiation monitor that alerts staff by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterisation procedures markedly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive. Results of the RadiCure study are published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.The... Read more

Health Management

Focused Ultrasound and the Brain

2014 08 Nov

Why is high-intensity focused ultrasound being explored to treat the brain? For a number of brain disorders focused ultrasound (FUS) will represent a treatment that is either superior to best current therapy, or fulfils an unmet clinical need. The driving factor is a validation of the technology. It doesn’t take an enormous leap of faith to appreciate... Read more


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