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PET/CT imaging can effectively measure coronary artery calcification for assessing heart attack risk

PET/CT imaging can effectively measure coronary artery calcification for assessing heart attack risk

Many people who experience chest pain but don't have a heart attack breathe a big sigh of relief when a stress test comes back negative for blockages in their blood vessels. [More]
Fraunhofer researchers use new deep learning approach to facilitate tumor measurement

Fraunhofer researchers use new deep learning approach to facilitate tumor measurement

Physicians have long used visual judgment of medical images to determine the course of cancer treatment. [More]
Catheter ablation lowers long-term risk of recurrent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients, research shows

Catheter ablation lowers long-term risk of recurrent stroke in atrial fibrillation patients, research shows

Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation to treat the abnormal heart rhythm lower their long-term risk of a recurrent stroke by 50 percent, according to new research from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. [More]
Researchers report acute and fatal cases of pneumonitis from ingestion of fuel

Researchers report acute and fatal cases of pneumonitis from ingestion of fuel

People fleeing across the Mediterranean by boat face many dangers. In a paper now published in the renowned medical journal Lancet, researchers working at the Technical University of Munich's Klinikum rechts der Isar, Städtisches Klinikum München GmbH, and Jamaica Hospital, New York, report for the first time on acute and sometimes fatal cases of pneumonitis resulting from the ingestion of fuel. [More]
ABHI's UK Pavilion at MEDICA to showcase cutting edge technologies and UK innovations

ABHI's UK Pavilion at MEDICA to showcase cutting edge technologies and UK innovations

MEDICA 2016 (14 – 17 November, Dusseldorf, Germany) is attracting a high level of British healthcare technology companies keen to develop and nurture worldwide trade links post Brexit. [More]
Shape of blood flow in heart's upper left chamber may help predict stroke risk

Shape of blood flow in heart's upper left chamber may help predict stroke risk

Using specialized CT scans of a healthy heart and one with heart disease, a team of Johns Hopkins cardiologists and biomedical engineers say they've created computer models of the "shape" of blood flow through the heart's upper left chamber that someday may help predict stroke risk. [More]
Physician Groups jointly launch new campaign to help providers perform head CT scans in children

Physician Groups jointly launch new campaign to help providers perform head CT scans in children

The Image Gently Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and allied medical organizations have launched the "Think A-Head" campaign to help providers appropriately obtain and perform computed tomography (CT) scans in children with minor head injuries. [More]
Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists use new technology to assess patient outcomes, research shows

Orthopaedists traditionally rely on X-rays, MRI, CT scans, physical measurements, and functional tests for patient outcomes assessments, but this is changing thanks to new technology that communicates ongoing, real-time outcomes feedback from patients, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
New digital X-Ray detector uses novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital

New digital X-Ray detector uses novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital

A European health consortium is developing a set of low radiation, low cost, flat panel X-ray detectors that use novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital and dental staff, generating some of the highest resolution images ever seen in rapid moving body functions, such as malicious growths or the beating heart of a baby. [More]
HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

HSS conducts survey to assess musculoskeletal health needs of surrounding communities

Hospital for Special Surgery, which has an Outpatient Center in Stamford, plans to increase outreach and educational programs to meet the needs of surrounding communities. [More]
Myriad Genetics presents research data that validates accuracy of myPath Melanoma test

Myriad Genetics presents research data that validates accuracy of myPath Melanoma test

Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced it will present two new studies at the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) annual meeting being held Oct. 27-30, 2016 in Chicago, Ill. [More]
Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

Ionizing radiation may be confounding factor in Alzheimer's disease, study suggests

More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc. A new study suggests that this kind of radiation may be a confounding factor in the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer´s. [More]
New minimally invasive approach to diagnose hyperparathyroidism

New minimally invasive approach to diagnose hyperparathyroidism

Almost all of us have four parathyroid glands, located next to the thyroid gland in the neck. They are an organ only the size of a grain of rice, but critical for controlling our body's calcium levels. [More]
Danish researchers develop new method to study distribution of tracer in tumours

Danish researchers develop new method to study distribution of tracer in tumours

A Danish research team is behind a new method for studying how a tracer is distributed in a cancer tumour via its extensive vascular network. [More]
Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Optical and PET/CT activity-based probes could help in non-invasive imaging of atherosclerotic plaques

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical and PET/CT activity-based probe to detect atherosclerotic plaques. The study is published in the October issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. [More]
New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

New magnetic surgical device to be displayed in Texas for British Medtech mission

A pioneering magnetic surgical device that eliminates exposure to radioactive materials and offers a less invasive, more flexible alternative for breast cancer surgery will be showcased in Texas next week (15th – 21st October 2016)as part of a British Medtech mission. [More]
MILabs launches EXIRAD-3D quantitative autoradiography for fast imaging of tissue samples

MILabs launches EXIRAD-3D quantitative autoradiography for fast imaging of tissue samples

EXIRAD-3D, MILabs’ new micron-resolution Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) technology, dedicated for imaging ex-vivo tissue samples is being launched by MILabs at the EANM congress in Barcelona. [More]
How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

How could emerging technologies impact cancer care?

The major innovations in cancer diagnosis, therapy/palliative care and surgical intervention are too numerous to list here. But enormous strides have taken place in stem cell therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and genetic screening. [More]
Clinical study to determine safety, efficacy of allogeneic CDCs for patients with myocardial infarction

Clinical study to determine safety, efficacy of allogeneic CDCs for patients with myocardial infarction

A multi-center team of researchers are planning a clinical trial using cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) (a heterogeneous cluster of proliferating cardiac cells that include mesenchymal stem cells) to regenerate the tissue and improve function of the heart in patients who have suffered heart attacks (myocardial infarction, MI). [More]
RT-IMRI guidance improves safety, efficacy of stem cell treatment for Parkinson's disease

RT-IMRI guidance improves safety, efficacy of stem cell treatment for Parkinson's disease

In a study using Real-time intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (RT-IMRI) to guide the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons into the brains of non-human primates modeled with Parkinson's disease, researchers found that RT-IMRI guidance not only allows for better visualization and monitoring of the procedure, but also helps cell survival. [More]
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