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Low Dose Radiation Linked With Increased Risk of Hypertension

Prolonged exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation increased the risk of hypertension, according to a study of workers at a nuclear plant in Russia published in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.Uncontrolled hypertension; also known as high blood pressure; can to lead to heart attack, stroke, heart failure and other serious health problems. Uncontrolled hypertension Earlier…

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Patients Getting X-ray Reports Sans Envelopes At City Hospital

Patients have been getting their X-ray reports without envelopes at the Civil Hospital for the past over one year. The demand for envelopes was submitted to the District Health Department authorities on a number of occasions; but nothing has been done in the matter till now. Radiology experts have said touching X-ray films with hands…

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Prior Authorization Obstacles Unnecessarily Delay Patient

Restrictive prior authorization practices cause unnecessary delays and interference in care decisions for cancer patients, according to a new survey of nearly 700 radiation oncologists physicians who treat cancer patients using radiation  released today by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Nearly all radiation oncologists (93%) said that their patients are delay from life-saving treatments;…

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Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness At Risk For Heart Disease

The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by MRI is an independent marker for heart disease in women, according to a study published in the journal Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging. Previous research has found limitations in cardiovascular risk assessment for women. For instance’; there is evidence that the commonly used Framingham Risk Score; which provides…

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MR Solutions Wins Third Queen’s Award

MR Solutions, of Guildford has achieved a third Queen’s Award. This follows their win in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (Innovation), while in 2017 the company is recognize for their excellent performance in International Trade. MR Solutions is a world leader in preclinical imaging solutions involving MRI, PET, SPECT, and CT.This year’s award…

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Fast Method for Radio labelling Antibodies Against Breast Cancer

Radioactive antibodies that target cancer cells are used for medical diagnostics with PET imaging or for targeted radioimmuno therapy. Researchers from the University of Zurich have created a new method for radiolabelling antibodies using UV light. In less than 15 minutes, the proteins are ready-to-use for cancer imaging or therapy.Radioactive antibodies are used in nuclear medicine as…

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Increases Accuracy, Safety and Tolerability of Proton Therapy

Today (Tuesday, 23 April) marks the beginning of a new era in treatment planning at the University Proton Therapy Dresden of the University Hospital in Dresden (Germany): For the worldwide first time, a new approach increases the accuracy, safety and probably also the tolerability of proton therapy. New approach increases The range prediction procedure is…

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Improving the Quality of Digital Pathology Imaging

There’s a low-tech problem troubling the high-tech world of digital pathology imaging. The issue: Even as digital pathology makes rapid advances worldwide with more physicians analyzing tissue images on “smart” computers to diagnose patients–there are no reliable standards for the preparation and digitization of the tissue slides themselves. Bioengineering researcher That means poor quality slides…

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MRI Method Developed to Measure Brain Function

The speed of the human brain is remarkable in a fraction of a second; neurons are activated, propagating thoughts and reactions to stimuli. But the speed at which we can noninvasively follow brain function using an MRI is not as impressive. Functional MRI (fMRI); which measures changes in blood oxygen levels, has revolutionized the field…

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Ultrasonic Waves Modulate Decision Making Process In The Brain

Imagine working in your office while the sun is shining outside. Thinking about what you could be doing instead of working is an example of “counterfactual thinking”. New research in primates has shown for the first time that counterfactual thinking is causally related to a frontal part of the brain, called the anterior cingulate cortex.…

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PET Scans Help to Detect Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Until recently, the only way to determine if someone’s brain had the plaques and tangles indicative of Alzheimer’s disease was to cut it open after they died. Diagnosing the progressive memory loss disease has instead relied on identifying symptoms of the ailment. But a new technology may provide doctors with a method to diagnose the disease…