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TowerJazz, Genoray collaborate to develop CIS detector for medical diagnostic devices

TowerJazz, Genoray collaborate to develop CIS detector for medical diagnostic devices

TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, and Genoray Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of digital X-ray devices, today announced collaboration on the successful development of a CMOS image sensor (CIS) for medical diagnostic devices such as X-ray equipment, fluoroscopy and radiography. [More]
BabySafe Project offers 10 steps to help pregnant women limit wireless radiation exposure

BabySafe Project offers 10 steps to help pregnant women limit wireless radiation exposure

An international group of doctors and scientific experts is joining with non-profit organizations today to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to wireless radiation from cell phones and other devices by taking simple steps to protect themselves and their unborn children. [More]
Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for treatment of rare adrenal tumors

Endocrine Society publishes Clinical Practice Guideline for treatment of rare adrenal tumors

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors - pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas - that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and even death if left untreated. [More]
GE Healthcare to supply technetium-99m generators following FDA approval

GE Healthcare to supply technetium-99m generators following FDA approval

Effective from June 1st 2014 and following approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), GE Healthcare today announced the intent to supply generators for the production of sodium pertechnetate; technetium (Tc99m) injection to its radiopharmacies in the US. [More]
New optical approach to brain scanning for patients with electronic implants

New optical approach to brain scanning for patients with electronic implants

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation exposure and bulky magnets the others require, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. [More]
Comer Children's Hospital offers high-dose radiation therapy for relapsed neuroblastoma

Comer Children's Hospital offers high-dose radiation therapy for relapsed neuroblastoma

The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital has become the first in Illinois to offer pioneering, targeted, high-dose, intravenous radiation therapy for relapsed neuroblastoma and other difficult-to-treat cancers. [More]
Researchers to develop unique technology to help physicians perform ultrasound-guided procedures involving needle placement

Researchers to develop unique technology to help physicians perform ultrasound-guided procedures involving needle placement

Significant funding from NIBIB has enabled researchers to develop a unique technology to help physicians perform ultrasound-guided procedures involving needle placement such as needle biopsies, central line insertion, and local anesthesia. [More]
Misinformation about radiation exposure may result in avoidance of screening mammography

Misinformation about radiation exposure may result in avoidance of screening mammography

Misinformation and misunderstanding about the risks associated with ionizing radiation create heightened public concern and fear, and may result in avoidance of screening mammography that can detect early cancers. [More]
Scientists develop bone marrow-on-a-chip to test effects of new drugs, toxic agents on bone marrow

Scientists develop bone marrow-on-a-chip to test effects of new drugs, toxic agents on bone marrow

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living animals, Institute researchers report in the May 4, 2014, online issue of Nature Methods. [More]
GE Healthcare announces commercial availability of new Alzheimer’s diagnostic tool

GE Healthcare announces commercial availability of new Alzheimer’s diagnostic tool

GE Healthcare today announced the first seven markets where Vizamyl (Flutemetamol F18 injection), a radioactive diagnostic agent approved by the FDA will be available. Late in the second quarter of 2014, Vizamyl will be available to imaging centers near East Rutherford, NJ, Woburn, MA, Beltsville, MD, East Lansing, MI, Dallas, TX, Phoenix, AZ and Colton, CA. [More]
Researchers study likely effects of radiation on brain during deep space mission

Researchers study likely effects of radiation on brain during deep space mission

Johns Hopkins scientists report that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is in extremely low dose ranges. [More]
BioZorb 3D surgical marker improves ability to target radiation treatment for breast cancer

BioZorb 3D surgical marker improves ability to target radiation treatment for breast cancer

The BioZorb™ three-dimensional surgical marker improved the ability of radiation oncologists to target radiation treatment for breast cancer, according to a scientific presentation at the 2014 American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Annual Meeting. [More]
Ethics experts issue decision-making guidelines to aid NASA for higher risk human spaceflights

Ethics experts issue decision-making guidelines to aid NASA for higher risk human spaceflights

Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its "next generation" of long duration and exploration-class human spaceflights. [More]
Imaging cancer in children using MRI: an interview with Dr. Heike E. Daldrup-Link, Stanford University School of Medicine

Imaging cancer in children using MRI: an interview with Dr. Heike E. Daldrup-Link, Stanford University School of Medicine

There have been a number of scientific publications recently that suggest that the radiation exposure from imaging tests can induce secondary cancers later in life. [More]
Derma Sciences' net sales increase 3% to $20.7 million in fourth quarter 2013

Derma Sciences' net sales increase 3% to $20.7 million in fourth quarter 2013

Derma Sciences, Inc., a tissue regeneration and burn care company focused on advanced wound care, today reported financial and operating results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
FDA clears Toshiba’s CT Myocardial Perfusion technology

FDA clears Toshiba’s CT Myocardial Perfusion technology

To improve cardiac diagnoses with simplified dose reduction technology, Toshiba announces the FDA clearance of its industry-exclusive CT Myocardial Perfusion capability. Available on Toshiba's AquilionTM ONE and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition CT systems. [More]
New 256-slice CT scanner to predict potential heart attack in one second

New 256-slice CT scanner to predict potential heart attack in one second

What can you do in one second? Snap your fingers, blink your eyes, or get a diagnostic scan on a 256-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner? You can do all of those things in one second, but the one that may help save your life is the 256-slice CT scan. [More]
New radiation-free MRI test effectively diagnoses cancer in children

New radiation-free MRI test effectively diagnoses cancer in children

A new type of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging test could be an alternative to standard positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging for assessing cancer in children and young adults, but without exposure to radiation that has been shown to increase the risk of secondary cancers in later life. [More]
NCCC offers new heart sparing treatment for left breast cancer

NCCC offers new heart sparing treatment for left breast cancer

Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) offers a new heart sparing treatment for left breast cancer to women concerned about radiation and increased heart disease risk. NCCC was the first tertiary academic medical center in New Hampshire to offer the technique, Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH), to patients. [More]
New technology to enhance angioplasty with added precision, accuracy and less radiation exposure

New technology to enhance angioplasty with added precision, accuracy and less radiation exposure

Robots in the cath lab are helping clear blocked arteries in patients — reducing chest pain, shortness of breath, and risks for heart attacks. The Orlando Health Heart Institute is the first in the state of Florida, to offer a robotic-assisted system for coronary angioplasty. [More]