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Samsung Electronics Unveils an Expanded Portfolio of Medical Imaging Solutions at RSNA 2015

2015 03 Dec

Featured product debuts include the NExCT 7 CT scanner and the RS80A with Prestige ultrasound systemSamsung Electronics is strengthening its commitment to delivering fast, reliable, smart and innovative diagnostic solutions for healthcare providers by debuting the newest additions to its portfolio, on display at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)... 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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Advanced 3D Applied For First Time To Deadly IPF Lung Disease

2016 21 Apr

Researchers at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way IPF, an aggressive form of lung disease, develops in the body. Originally designed for the analysis of substantial engineering parts, such as jet turbine blades, the powerful scanning equipment at Southampton’s µ-VIS Centre... Read more

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Surge in CT for Minor Injuries in California

2016 19 Jan

A new study shows increased use of CTs in patients with non-serious injuries, such as fractures or neck strain, treated in emergency departments at California hospitals. The UCSF-led study, which tracked the use of the imaging from 2005 to 2013, found that CTs were more likely to be ordered in hospitals that were designated high-level trauma centres.Some... Read more

Health Management

Computed Tomography with Computer-Aided Detection for Lung Cancer Screening

2016 05 Jan

Several medical societies recommend annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for certain individuals at high risk. However, the value of adding computer-aided detection to improve LDCT screening accuracy remains unclear.Executive Summary: ECRI Perspectives In June 2011, the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National... Read more

Health Management

CT Dose Management: A Pan European Strategy

2016 05 Jan

Computed Tomography (CT) ranks as one of the top five medical developments of the last 40 years, with its inventors being awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1979 (Radiologyinfo. org 2011). From the first generation of CT scanners in the 1970s to the fourth generation scanners of today, the technological improvements of CT in speed, resolution and... Read more

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Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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IMAGING Management

Ruling out CT for Minor Head Trauma

2015 29 Dec

Combinations of history and physical examination features in clinical decision rules can identify patients with minor head trauma at low risk of severe intracranial injuries, and for whom head CT may not be necessary. The findings are based on a systematic review conducted by Joshua S. Easter, MD, MSc, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University... Read more

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Spectral CT Transforms Shades of Grey

2015 27 Dec

Radiographic images, such as x-rays, mammograms and computed tomography (CT), help detect diseases like cancer in its early stages when treatment can be most effective. As these images are in black and white, detecting the difference between healthy tissue and abnormalities can be difficult.  Now, a new technology called spectral (colour) computed tomography... Read more

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Doctor-Patient Relationship is Key to Reducing CT Scan Overuse in ED

2015 23 Nov

In emergency department settings, overuse of computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury continues despite rigorously validated clinical decision rules like the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR). Medical experts say one in every three CT scans performed on patients with minor head injury is unnecessary. New research from Yale University has found that,... Read more

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