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Radiology is the medical specialty directing medical imaging technologies to diagnose and sometimes treat diseases. Originally it was the aspect of medical science dealing with the medical use of electromagnetic energy emitted by X-ray machines or other such radiation devices for the purpose of obtaining visual information as part of medical imaging.
New nanotechnology approach could transform gliomas from death sentence into treatable condition

New nanotechnology approach could transform gliomas from death sentence into treatable condition

An MRI contrast agent that can pass through the blood-brain barrier will allow doctors to detect deadly brain tumors called gliomas earlier, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. This ability opens the door to make this fatal cancer treatable. [More]
USF professors named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

USF professors named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

University of South Florida professors Selim A. Chacour, David M. Eddy, Dean F. Martin, and G. Douglas Letson have been named 2015 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. Chacour and Eddy are in the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation, Martin is in the College of Arts and Sciences and Letson holds appointments at both Moffitt Cancer Center and USF. [More]
NITOS coding platform allows users to examine role and value of medical imaging

NITOS coding platform allows users to examine role and value of medical imaging

A new free resource allows researchers to use Medicare and other payer claims databases to identify and meaningfully characterize medical imaging by noninvasive or invasive procedures, modality, body region and clinical focus. Developed by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute, the Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) coding platform is an open source classification system, allowing users to readily extract utilization and cost data to examine the role and value of medical imaging. [More]
Reducing cost for screening does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Reducing cost for screening does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Making colonoscopy available at no cost to eligible Medicare beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act did not increase the number of people in this target population who regularly undergo the procedure, says a new large scale national study from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center. [More]
Surgery more effective than drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism

Surgery more effective than drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism

A study led by researchers from the Nephrology group at Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the University Hospital of Bellvitge (HUB), compared the results of surgery with drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism, ie after a kidney transplant. [More]
Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Irradiated white blood cells release substances that have positive effect upon tissue repair

Hendrik Jan Ankersmit's research group at the Clinical Department of Thoracic Surgery of MedUni Vienna has successfully shown that irradiated white blood cells release substances that reduce the severity of the damage caused by a heart attack or stroke and in spinal injuries and have a positive effect upon tissue repair. However, up until now it wasn't known exactly which particular substances were responsible for these beneficial effects. This has now been discovered. [More]
BTG receives 510k clearance for LC Bead LUMI

BTG receives 510k clearance for LC Bead LUMI

BTG plc, a global specialist healthcare company, today announced it has received 510k clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for LC Bead LUMI, the first commercially available radiopaque embolic bead for the embolization of hypervascular tumors and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). [More]
Aspirin does not improve survival among breast cancer patients with aggressive disease

Aspirin does not improve survival among breast cancer patients with aggressive disease

Whether aspirin may help prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer remains a hotly debated research question. While past studies have indicated a potential benefit, most recently in hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, one new study from Penn Medicine suggests otherwise. [More]
New technology may facilitate early detection of sickle cell disease for infants in developing countries

New technology may facilitate early detection of sickle cell disease for infants in developing countries

Researchers from Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented new research findings this weekend at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology in Orlando. [More]
Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on newest ASIC platform for X-ray imaging

Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on newest ASIC platform for X-ray imaging

DECTRIS Ltd. has announced its Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on the newest IBEX ASIC platform for X-ray medical imaging equipment. [More]
Age and body fat also contribute to breast cancer risk, say Johns Hopkins researchers

Age and body fat also contribute to breast cancer risk, say Johns Hopkins researchers

Although several studies suggest that women with denser breast tissue have an increased risk of breast cancer, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers discredits breast density as a risk factor in and of itself, instead concluding that age and body fat, especially in the upper belly, contribute to the breast cancer seen in many patients. [More]
Philips’ new MRI guided user interface simplifies scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants

Philips’ new MRI guided user interface simplifies scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants

Royal Philips today introduced ScanWise Implant, the industry's first MRI guided user interface and automatic scan parameter selection to help simplify the scanning of patients with MR Conditional implants, such as knee and hip replacements, spine implants and pacemakers, at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting. [More]
Philips unveils complete range of data driven radiology solutions at RSNA 2015

Philips unveils complete range of data driven radiology solutions at RSNA 2015

Royal Philips revealed a portfolio of data driven radiology solutions at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, beginning today through December 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. [More]
Philips launches IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 platform for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Philips launches IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 platform for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Strengthening its leadership in connected healthcare informatics, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 , the latest edition of its advanced data sharing, analytics and visualization platform that helps radiologists detect, diagnose and follow-up on treatment of diseases. [More]
UVA opens clinical trial to examine non-surgical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms

UVA opens clinical trial to examine non-surgical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms

University of Virginia Health System researchers have opened a national clinical trial examining a non-surgical treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. [More]
Sectra provides Breast Imaging PACS to Kentucky Breast Care

Sectra provides Breast Imaging PACS to Kentucky Breast Care

International medical imaging IT company Sectra announces that Kentucky Breast Care has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide Breast Imaging PACS for their women's healthcare practice. This will allow Kentucky Breast Care to increase collaboration with sub-specialists around the US and offer exceptional care for their patients. [More]
Concussed athletes in clinical recovery experience neurophysiological abnormalities

Concussed athletes in clinical recovery experience neurophysiological abnormalities

Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Lack of direct parental care affects brain development in left-behind children

Lack of direct parental care affects brain development in left-behind children

Researchers in China have found that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Weight loss can slow degeneration of knee cartilage in obese people

Weight loss can slow degeneration of knee cartilage in obese people

Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow the degeneration of their knee cartilage, according to a new MRI study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Research shows how various organ systems change and adapt in ultra-distance runners

Using a mobile MRI truck, researchers followed runners for 4,500 kilometers through Europe to study the physical limits and adaptation of athletes over a 64-day period, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
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