French raise alarm over smoldering blanket in PET/MRI

French researchers are alerting radiology facilities to an incident that occurred...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New study reveals why many MRI scans are delayed How can radiology departments ensure patient safety? Pediatric MRI safety needs to target youngest patients Mobile App Spotlight: Kanal's MR safety implant risk tool 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology
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We describe the components of a CLSM system and assess how modern implementations of the approach have further expanded the use of the technique. Finally, we briefly outline some practical considerations to take into account when acquiring data using a CLSM system. © 2018 by John Wiley &Sons, Inc. PMID: 29927100 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Protocols in Cytometry - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Curr Protoc Cytom Source Type: research
Laura Mosqueda, a geriatrician, wants to train new doctors to better care for elderly people as the country ’ s population ages. She will face a big challenge as USC reels from drug and sexual misconduct scandals that have enraged students and landed the university in legal hot water.Kaiser Health News
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Purpose: To investigate the relationship of the pre–anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) retinal tissue area (RTA) and optical density (ODRT) of the retinal optical slice portion located in the central subfield, and their ratio (RTA/ODRT), in the presence of diabetic macular edema or of inraretinal cystic fluid in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, to central retinal thickness and best-corrected visual acuity after anti-VEGF treatment with ME resolution. Methods: The optical coherence tomography images and medical records of 33 patients (41 eyes) with neovascular age-related macular degenera...
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Purpose: To investigate longitudinal changes of outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness in patients with retinal pigment epithelium tears secondary to neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Methods: This is an institutional retrospective interventional case series. Twenty-six eyes of 22 patients with retinal pigment epithelium tears identified between April 2009 and March 2015. The patients underwent intravitreal injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor agents as needed. Volume scans of optical coherence tomography at first diagnosis of tear (baseline) and after 12 months were analyzed. Outer nuclear la...
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Conclusion: Drywall dissolves in the eye and becomes denser over time as air in the drywall is replaced by fluid. This study identified Hounsfield Units specific to intraocular drywall foreign body over time.
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Failings that allowed the Gosport hospital scandal to happen are probably being repeated at other NHS services but not being identified because of the Department of Health and Social Care ’s “desire not to know”, a leading expert on hospital mortality has claimed.
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Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is characterized by a well-circumscribed benign tumor mimicking or often mistaken for a malignant lesion. A 48-year-old male presented to the hospital with complaints of epigastric pain, with initial laboratory findings showing mildly elevated alkaline phosphatase (140 U/L) with normal AST, ALT, bilirubin, and lipase, a CD4 count of 384, and an HIV viral load of #x3e; 10 million copies. The total IgG level was elevated to 2,228 mg/dL (normal IgG4 level 114 mg/dL). Contrast-enhanced MRI of the abdomen showed heterogeneous mass-like infiltration in the right lobe of the liver measuring ...
Source: Case Reports in Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Friday) in Brighton, shadow secretary of state for education Angela Rayner MP said: “I became who I am today thanks to this union.  Because I wasn’t born in to the movement – I was made in it.  That is why I am so proud to be back here on the 25th anniversary of Unison, celebrating our defining values that remain as relevant today as at any time in our history. “UNISON is truly a great trade union, and a great trade union is made up of great trade unionists. We know what it is to be part of a movement. That we each...
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Radiology has always been at the forefront of technological advances in medicine. Although first conceptualized in 1979, multienergy computed tomography (CT) became practically feasible only recently, when technological limitations were addressed. The first multienergy CT scanner was released in 2006 and utilized two separate x-ray tubes offset by 90 °, which enabled simultaneously scanning at two different energy levels. This unique design allowed radiologists to exploit the differences in attenuation of various tissues within the body in order to identify their composition.
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Preface Source Type: research
This article serves as a practical overview of potential problems and diagnostic pitfalls associated with DECT, and steps that can be taken to avoid them.
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