Radiology - Multiple Myeloma Imaging Strategies
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  July 23, 2019  
  The latest radiology news from News Medical  

#ALT# Low Dose Total Body PET/CT for Preclinical Imaging

Ionizing radiation used in preclinical PET/CT imaging can have harmful effects on study animals and human operators, all of which can impact preclinical research outcomes.

On July, 25, Dr. Ali Asgar Attarwala, a Nuclear Molecular Imaging Expert from Bruker BioSpin, will describe a new PET/CT system that has been designed for use with low tracer doses.

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   Multiple Myeloma Imaging StrategiesMultiple Myeloma Imaging Strategies
Multiple myeloma is a disease characterized by the proliferation of plasma cells which can lead to the abnormally high production of monoclonal immunoglobulins, detected in serum and urine. These plasma cells can enter the bone marrow and replace normal myelopoiesis. Up to 90% of patients progress to bone disease, and for this reason effective imaging is an important management technique in multiple myeloma patients.
   Whole-Body Low-Dose Computed Tomography (WBLDCT)Whole-Body Low-Dose Computed Tomography (WBLDCT)
Whole-body low-dose computed tomography uses low doses of radiation to analyze the internal organs of an individual. This tool is useful in clinical medicine and research as it allows for the diagnosis and treatment of certain diseases.
 Mini MRI device could help diagnose knee injuries more quickly and accurately
Mini MRI device could help diagnose knee injuries more quickly and accuratelyResearchers at Imperial College London have developed a prototype mini MRI scanner that fits around a patient's leg. The team say the device - which uses so-called 'magic angle' effect - could potentially help diagnose knee injuries more quickly, and more accurately.
 Fluoroscopy Procedure
Fluoroscopy ProcedureFluoroscopy is a diagnostic scan used to study the movement of body structures. This article describes the medical procedure that takes place during a fluoroscopy. Fluoroscopy shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. During the procedure, an X-ray beam is continuously passed through the specific body part being examined. The images are transmitted to a monitor to evaluate the organ’s movement.
 Updated ASTRO/AUA Guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy
Updated ASTRO/AUA Guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomyThe American Society for Radiation Oncology and the American Urological Association today announced updates to their joint clinical guideline on adjuvant and salvage radiotherapy after prostatectomy in patients with and without evidence of prostate cancer recurrence to include new published research related to adjuvant radiotherapy.
 How a simple MRI scan can help patients with angina
How a simple MRI scan can help patients with anginaUsing a simple Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan can help doctors diagnose their patients with angina, sparing them from the invasive procedure and an overnight stay in the hospital, a new study suggests. Doctors usually diagnose patients with angina and other cardiac conditions, including coronary artery disease (CAD), through an invasive procedure called cardiac catheterization and angiography.
 What is Dual-Energy Computed Tomography?
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 Using organ-on-a-chip technology to reduce side effects of radiation therapy
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 New nuclear medicine tracers make it easier to diagnose and treat cancer
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 Prostate cancer diagnosis gets a boost from MRI
Prostate cancer diagnosis gets a boost from MRITraditionally prostate cancers have been diagnosed using biopsies of the tumour masses. New research from researchers at University College London (UCL) has shown that a more accurate diagnostic means for prostate cancers is MRI scans and targeted biopsies. Following this research, the UK’s medical guidelines - National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), have been updated to include this new and more effective way of diagnosing prostate cancers.