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MRI Contrast Agents: Study Highlights 'Safety Issue'

2015 28 Jun

A new study, published in the journal Investigative Radiology , indicates that repeated use of specific “linear”-type gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) — widely used for diagnostic MRI scans — can lead to deposits of the heavy-metal element gadolinium in the brain. The findings could have a major impact on the multimillion-dollar market for... Read more

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Agfa HealthCare Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for XERO®

2015 18 Jun

XERO “footprint” Viewer now provides easy unified access to patient images from different departments in either reference or diagnostic quality Mortsel, Belgium – “Full Fidelity View” enables retrieval of original renditions of stored CR, DX, CT, MR, CR and US images, for diagnostic purposes. More than 500 XERO Viewer solutions installed... Read more

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Kristin Chenoweth Named National Celebrity Spokesperson for Hologic's "Demand Genius"

2015 15 Jun

BEDFORD, Mass. ,/ PRNewswire / --   Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that award-winning actress and singer  Kristin Chenoweth  will serve as spokesperson for a national campaign to generate awareness of Hologic's Genius 3D Mammography exam, a more accurate mammogram that has been clinically proven to reduce callbacks by up to 40 percent and... Read more

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How Effective are Decision Support Systems?

2015 02 Jun

Computerised clinical decision support (CDS) systems are intended to enhance decision-making for better delivery of care. However, a study on the use of CDS systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging shows that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders. “Implementing CDS systems in real-world... Read more

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Hybrid Camera to Improve Tumour Diagnosis

2015 02 Jun

A 'hybrid technology' mini camera that combines optical and gamma imaging to improve diagnosis and lymph and tumour removal efficiency, is being developed by researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham.   The new mobile camera will advance nuclear imaging by allowing imaging procedures at a patient’s bedside, in operating theatres... Read more

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Ultrasound Quality is Operator Dependent

2015 27 Mar

The increase in the supply of ultrasound performance has remained unabated during the past decade. Its application has recorded a continuous expansion in indications and clinical use. However, the risks of errors in diagnostic consumerism, with consequent multiplication of exams, often redundant, are also on the rise, according to a report appearing... 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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RSI-MRI Detects Spread of Cancer Beyond Prostate

2015 11 Mar

A pilot clinical study involving nine prostate cancer patients has compared standard MRI with a new clinical imaging technique that has the ability to identify less severe forms of the disease, potentially saving patients unnecessary treatment. The new technique generates more precise images so that surgeons are better able to determine the extent... Read more

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Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

2015 21 Feb

Researchers in Germany have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with imaging using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedures. Using a new technique called imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS imaging), they were able to determine the tissue-related kinetics of the contrast... Read more

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'Compressed Sensing': Reducing Radiation to One-Sixth

2015 28 Jan

A new mathematical discovery may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level, meaning reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics. The theory called compressed sensing enables compressive sampling without having to look at the raw data first, according to physicists at the University of Oslo (UiO)... Read more