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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.
Study can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce Alzheimer's risk

Study can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce Alzheimer's risk

Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as a tool to measure and help manage cognitive declines in patients. These imaging findings can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease. [More]
El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital enrolls first patient in safety study using RenovoCath

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California has enrolled the first patient in a safety study using the RenovoCath, a new catheter that is being introduced for targeted delivery of fluids to selected sites in the peripheral vascular system. The study will help physicians determine appropriate dosing of locally-delivered chemotherapy for patients with pancreatic cancer. [More]
Unfors RaySafe launches LowerMyDose.com to educate physicians, clinical staff on radiation exposure risks

Unfors RaySafe launches LowerMyDose.com to educate physicians, clinical staff on radiation exposure risks

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative effect radiation exposure has over the course of a physician's career. [More]
CDS systems fail to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for ordering of advanced diagnostic imaging

CDS systems fail to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for ordering of advanced diagnostic imaging

An analysis of the use of computerized clinical decision support systems regarding orders for advanced diagnostic imaging found that the systems failed to identify relevant appropriateness criteria for the majority of orders, according to a study in the June 2 issue of JAMA. [More]
Tools that help decide use of expensive imaging studies can reduce ordering of unnecessary tests

Tools that help decide use of expensive imaging studies can reduce ordering of unnecessary tests

Using tools that help physicians decide whether to use expensive imaging studies such as MRI scans can help reduce the ordering of unnecessary tests, but implementation of the tools in real-world settings has many challenges, according to a new RAND Corporation study. [More]
Mayo Clinic researchers examine how human factors contribute to surgical errors

Mayo Clinic researchers examine how human factors contribute to surgical errors

Why are major surgical errors called "never events?" Because they shouldn't happen — but do. Mayo Clinic researchers identified 69 never events among 1.5 million invasive procedures performed over five years and detailed why each occurred. Using a system created to investigate military plane crashes, they coded the human behaviors involved to identify any environmental, organizational, job and individual characteristics that led to the never events. [More]
Philips to highlight range of Magnetic Resonance solutions at 23rd ISMRM

Philips to highlight range of Magnetic Resonance solutions at 23rd ISMRM

Royal Philips today announced the range of its Magnetic Resonance (MR) solutions to be showcased at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine's (ISMRM) 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Toronto, Canada. [More]
SIRFLOX study promises better and earlier treatment option for liver cancer patients

SIRFLOX study promises better and earlier treatment option for liver cancer patients

The benefits of adding liver-directed SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres to a current systemic chemotherapy for the first-line treatment of unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) reported in the SIRFLOX study, were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago. [More]
Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Study on human growth hormone for ACL tear recovery receives funding from Mark Cuban Foundation

Funding from the Mark Cuban Foundation, run by the well-known owner of the Dallas Mavericks, will allow University of Michigan scientists and physicians to study how human growth hormone may aid recovery from an ACL tear - one of the most frequent, traumatic and dreaded knee injuries among athletes. [More]
ASCO 2015: UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present data from several new studies

ASCO 2015: UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present data from several new studies

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will present data from several new studies, including a study evaluating a potential novel combination treatment for cancer patients with advanced solid tumors and a first-of-its-kind analysis of gene mutations in small cell lung cancer (SCLC), at the 51st American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago. [More]
CHEMOSAT treatment of UM patients with hepatic metastases highlighted at ASCO 2015

CHEMOSAT treatment of UM patients with hepatic metastases highlighted at ASCO 2015

Delcath Systems, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and medical device company focused on oncology with an emphasis on the treatment of primary and metastatic liver cancers, announces that results of a large, European single-center experience of the treatment of uveal melanoma patients with hepatic metastases with the Delcath Hepatic CHEMOSAT® Delivery System, were highlighted in an on-line abstract at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015. [More]
Surprising link found between creative problem-solving and increased activity in the cerebellum

Surprising link found between creative problem-solving and increased activity in the cerebellum

Investigators at Stanford University have found a surprising link between creative problem-solving and heightened activity in the cerebellum, a structure located in the back of the brain and more typically thought of as the body's movement-coordination center. [More]
DITTA attends Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly session held in Geneva

DITTA attends Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly session held in Geneva

DITTA, the Global Diagnostic Imaging, Healthcare IT and Radiation Therapy Trade Association is, for the first time, attending the World Health Organization’s Sixty-Eighth World Health Assembly from 18-26 May 2015 since DITTA granted the status of NGO in official relationship with WHO. [More]
Children's National Health System first in U.S. to treat osteoid osteoma using MR-HIFU method

Children's National Health System first in U.S. to treat osteoid osteoma using MR-HIFU method

Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System are the first in the United States to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone tumor that commonly occurs in children and young adults, using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) method. [More]
Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

Dolomite’s microfluidics technology ideal for B cell encapsulation

A Dolomite droplet generation system is helping researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, USA, to encapsulate human and mouse B cells for the cloning of antibody genes.. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers identify new therapy to treat lung cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers identify new therapy to treat lung cancer

A multidisciplinary team led by Johns Hopkins researcher Venu Raman, Ph.D., with notable contributions from Guus Bol, Farhad Vesuna and Phuoc Tran of Johns Hopkins, has identified a new therapy for lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide. The therapy has been in development for six years and involves a first-in-class molecule designed by the team. [More]
Study finds new colon cancer screening as promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans

Study finds new colon cancer screening as promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans. [More]
UBM Medica recognized with three national accolades by ASHPE

UBM Medica recognized with three national accolades by ASHPE

UBM Medica announced today that Physicians Practice, a leading online community for physicians and practice management professionals, has been recognized by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors with three national accolades. [More]
DataMotion continues to experience rapid growth in healthcare industry

DataMotion continues to experience rapid growth in healthcare industry

DataMotion today announced the company continues to experience rapid growth as a leading health information service provider (HISP) of Direct Secure Messaging for electronic health records (EHR) and HIPAA compliant email encryption. A growing number of EHR system vendors, health information exchanges (HIE) and healthcare providers are selecting both DataMotion Direct and DataMotion SecureMail for their interoperability, scalability and rapid deployment capabilities. [More]
New compound offers longer lasting painkilling effects

New compound offers longer lasting painkilling effects

Medications have long been used to treat pain caused by injury or chronic conditions. Unfortunately, most are short-term fixes or cause side effects that limit their use. Researchers at the University of Missouri have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects, and shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics. [More]
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