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Health Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

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 system Samsung 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... Read more

ICU Management

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

IT Management

Flexible Robotic Worm Optimises Surgery

2015 17 Nov

Surgeons may one day be able to remove tumours from within the inner ear in a less invasive fashion — ie, without removing the entire mastoid bone. All they will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The robotic "worm" can adjust its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive... Read more

ICU Management

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in TBI: Consensus Statements

2015 22 Oct

Seven consensus statements from a panel of leading international experts in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) provide a clear interpretation of the results from the BEST TRIP trial, which have led to ongoing debate over the value of intracranial pressure monitoring in sTBI. These new consensus statements, published in Journal of... Read more

IMAGING Management

Trial to Compare CT, Cardiac Catheterisation

2015 20 Oct

A new European randomised study ( DISCHARGE ) aims to determine whether computed tomography (CT) can replace cardiac catheterisation in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Marc Dewey, Heisenberg Professor of Radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, coordinates the study, taking place at 25 clinical... Read more

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Study: CT Can Change ER Physicians' Diagnoses

2015 14 Oct

In emergency department settings, CT scan results can substantially change physicians' diagnoses, diagnostic confidence, and admission decisions, according to a new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology Assessment. The finding, reported in the journal Radiology , adds important information to health policy debates... Read more

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CT Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Surgery Improves Survival

2015 01 Oct

A Danish study finds improved survival rates in lung cancer patients after surgery if their management includes a follow-up programme based on computer tomography (CT) of the chest. The findings were presented at the ERS International Congress 2015 in Amsterdam. "Our results show a significant improvement for survival rates for patients post-surgery... Read more