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ESR/ERS: Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2015 08 May

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) have issued a joint report recommending the use of low-dose computed tomography (CT) to reduce mortality from lung cancer, which is the most frequently fatal cancer. The disease causes 1.37 million deaths per year, representing 18 percent of all cancer deaths worldwide.... Read more

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Dissolvable Surgical Clip Could Improve Imaging Results

2015 05 May

Researchers at Kobe University (Japan) have developed a new surgical clip — 5 mm in size and made of a magnesium alloy — that dissolves and is absorbed by the body after a certain period of time. Their in vivo experiments showed that the surgical clip can reduce the rate of postoperative complications and minimise problems associated with diagnostic... Read more

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Managing Incidental Findings Found During Neuroimaging

2015 31 Mar

Neuroimaging is an important diagnostic tool in the assessment of neurological disease, but often unmasks incidental findings (IFs). The negative impacts of IFs, such as patient anxiety, present neurologists with management dilemmas, largely due to the limited knowledge base surrounding the medical significance of these IFs. Specifically, the lack of... Read more

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Is Early Imaging for Back Pain in Older Adults Necessary?

2015 17 Mar

According to researchers, older adults who had spine imaging within six weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not undergo early imaging. “Among older adults with a new primary care visit for back pain, early imaging was not associated with... Read more

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Lower Smoking Rate But Higher Lung Cancer Mortality?

2015 26 Feb

A decrease in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they do not qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study reported in JAMA . Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography is recommended for high-risk individuals by professional associations,... Read more

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Carestream Printer Supports FFDM/CR Mammography Image Output

2015 06 Feb

Carestream Health has announced that its new premium laser imaging system, CARESTREAM DRYVIEW 6950, is now commercially available. The new laser imager is designed to produce rapid output of high-resolution images for all imaging modalities including mammography. DRYVIEW 6950 delivers exceptional diagnostic film quality from 160 to 250 films per hour... Read more

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Primary Care Doctors Say Medical Imaging Improves Patient Care

2015 26 Jan

A majority of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET), provides considerable value to patient care, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) . Notably, primary care... Read more

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1 Nanoparticle = 6 Types of Medical Imaging

2015 22 Jan

Researchers have created a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging techniques: computed tomography (CT) scanning, positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, fluorescence imaging, photoacoustic imaging, upconversion imaging and Cerenkov luminescence imaging. In the future, patients could receive a single injection of the nanoparticles... Read more

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RSNA 2014: 3D Printing Guides Human Face Transplants

2014 01 Dec

Computed tomography (CT) and 3D printing technology can be used to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston. The surgery is performed on patients whose face has been damaged as a result of disease or injury. Results of the study were... Read more

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Specialised Ambulance Increases ‘Golden Hour' Thrombolysis

2014 20 Nov

The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit (STEMO) helped increase the percentage of stroke patients who received thrombolysis to break down blood clots within the so-called ‘golden hour', the 60 minutes from time of symptom onset to treatment, a window of time when treatment may be most effective, according to researchers in Germany. A STEMO is a specialised... Read more