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Samsung awarded Premier, Inc. contract for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound

2015 15 Sep

Samsung has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, effective October 1, 2015. The new agreement allows Premier members, at their discretion, to take advantage of special pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for Digital... Read more

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Oesophageal Cancer: PET Does Not Improve Treatment

2015 08 Sep

Positron emission tomography (PET) is increasingly being used to assess the effectiveness of chemo- or radiotherapy in patients with cancer of the oesophagus. Now researchers say that no robust evidence exists to show that PET improves the treatment for these patients. Their finding is reported in the journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International . Cancer... Read more

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Diagnostic Imaging Can Rule Out CAD in Low-Risk Patients

2015 17 Aug

According to Dutch researchers, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) combined with calcium scoring can noninvasively rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about half of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD. Their study, published in Journal of Women's Health , shows that the combined method is a good... Read more

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40 Years at the Cutting Edge of Technological Development

2015 23 Jul

Siretom, the first Siemens computer tomograph, began series production in 1975  Siemens shaped image-based diagnostics through innovations such as Spiral, Multislice, and Dual Source CT Somatom Force, the latest top-of-the-range model, proves Siemens Healthcare’s technological leadership  40 years after the launch of its first series model,... Read more

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New CT Programme for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

2015 13 Jul

Intermountain Medical Center's (Utah, USA) new lung cancer screening programme that uses CT technology provides long-time smokers and past smokers a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have the disease. The programme is based on the findings of the National Lung Screening Trial, a study that compared CT scans and standard chest X-rays... Read more

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SCCT 2015

2015 16 Jul

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the only international society dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular CT. Its flagship educational event — the Annual Scientific Meeting — is designed to engage physicians and healthcare professionals in a comprehensive exploration of the most current developments in cardiovascular CT principles,... Read more

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Neuroimaging Not Helpful in Sports Concussion Diagnosis

2015 07 Jun

Results of a new study tend to support the prevalent opinion among physicians specialising in sports-related concussion (SRC) that neuroimaging is not that useful in diagnosing SRCs. Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies in children and adolescents with SRCs and found that the images appeared... Read more

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Study Pinpoints PTSD and Trauma Injury Differences

2015 28 May

A brain imaging study has enabled researchers to identify the biological differences between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that looks directly at cerebral blood flow and indirectly at brain activity, the researchers were able to correctly differentiate... Read more

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Blood Test for Brain Injury Could Cut Need for Scans

2015 21 May

A simple blood test to measure brain-specific proteins released after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to predict both evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging and injury severity. A multicentre study, published in Journal of Neurotrauma , describes the potential benefit of adding detection of glial fibrillary acidic protein... Read more

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Better CT Scans Improve Disease Insight

2015 11 May

Compact light source (CLS), a commercial x-ray source developed only recently, enables computer tomography (CT) scans that reveal more detail than routine scans performed at hospitals today, a new study has shown. The new x-ray technology could soon be used in preclinical studies and help researchers better understand cancer and other diseases. "Our... Read more