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RWTH Aachen’s ExMI Institute Expands Molecular Imaging Capabilities

MILabs B.V. is pleased to announce that the Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging at the RWTH Aachen University has chosen the MILabs high resolution CT to further enhance its world-leading molecular imaging research. Together with the new MILabs optical tomography system, this unrivaled hybrid OI/CT system enables 3D/4D quantitative imaging in deep-tissues guided by high-contrast…

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'Deep Learning' Software Automatically Detects Diseases

University of Saskatchewan PhD student Yi Wang developed software that can get higher image quality. It improves current computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) technology, which assists doctors to detect diseases from medical imaging scans such as ultrasound, computer tomography (CT) and retinal fundus imaging, which captures photos of the back of the eye. Wang’s software makes diagnosis…

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Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring

Use of electronic order sets is a safe and effective way to enhance appropriate electrocardiograph (ECG) monitoring of hospitalized patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Sue Sendelbach, Ph.D., retired from the Abbott Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Heart Institute/Allina Health in Minnesota, and colleagues evaluated the impact…

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Breast Cancer Treatment Delayed For Women With High Insurance Plans

Most insurance plans are required to cover routine mammograms to screen for cancer in full. But diagnostic mammograms, commonly ordered to get a better look at possible abnormalities that may have been obscured by dense tissue and cysts, can lead to bills for patients  especially those who, like Quinn, have a high-deductible health plan. Health implications…

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Concept For Image Guided Minimally Invasive Therapies

At the MWC Barcelona, one of the largest mobile events in the world, Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology today unveiled a unique mixed reality concept developed together with Microsoft Corp.  for the operating room of the future. Based on the state-of-the-art technologies of Philips’ industry-leading Azurion image guided therapy platform and Microsoft’s…

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New Tech Taking Telemedicine To The Next Level

Telemedicine has gone way beyond conference calls: new technologies allow doctors to monitor blood pressure and other vital signs take x-rays even and assist with operations from miles away. Wireless technology is moving “healthcare outside of clinics and hospitals”, said Pamela Spence, health sciences market leader at Ernst & Young, at the Mobile World Congress…

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PENTAX Medical Introduces New Electrosurgical for Plasma Coagulation.

PENTAX Medical announces the addition of new dedicated electrosurgical and argon plasma coagulation (APC) platforms the ENDO ARC and ENDO PLUS  to its therapeutic accessories range. The launch of these units strengthens PENTAX Medical’s integrated endoscopy solutions offering, completing the pathway from screening to diagnostics and into therapeutics. Specialist platforms These world class specialist platforms…

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Patient Treated With Radioactive Drugs Is Cremated

In late 2017, a 69 year old American man who had just received a lutetium 177-based radiation treatment for his pancreatic cancer died. Five days later, his remains are cremat. Three weeks later, Kevin Nelson, a radiation safety officer at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, started to worry. Nelson learned of the man’s death with a…

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Ultrasonography Of Calcaneus Offers Comparable results

In a study that could lead to wide use of inexpensive ultrasound screenings for osteoporosis, researchers found data from ultrasonography of the calcaneus (heel bone) was equal to data gathered using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), which is considered the gold standard for assessing bone health. The findings could lead to lower costs and increased screening…

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Breast Cancer Screening Age Lowered To 35 For Those With A Family

he findings, which were gathered from 34 screening centers, suggest that changing the age of screening to 35 would enable tumors to be detected at an earlier stage, potentially saving thousands of lives. We believe these findings could be practice-changing and urge the Government’s upcoming review of NHS screening programmes to set out what further…

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Novel MRI Sensor Can Peer Deep Into The Brain

Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells can reveal how neurons communicate with each other; however, current imaging techniques can only penetrate a few millimeters into the brain. MIT researchers have now devised a new way to image calcium activity that…

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Novel Technique Accurately Assesses Cardiovascular Risks

A new noninvasive technique for imaging the carotid artery offers advantages over other imaging methods and could provide an earlier, more accurate assessment of cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The carotid arteries are the blood vessels located on the left and right side of the neck that bring oxygenated blood to the head. Plaque…