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FDA Clears First 7T Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales &Marketing Network) -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first seven tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, more than doubling the static magnetic field strength av... Devices, Radiology, FDA Siemens Medical Solutions, Magnetom Terra, 7T MRI, magnetic resonance imaging
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Conclusions:The strength of agreement among imaging, endoscopic, and histologic findings was suboptimal. Colonoscopy and imaging are both likely to be necessary in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel disease. Although colonoscopy may be superior in diagnosis of colitis, imaging may provide more information regarding small bowel disease. Background: Computed tomography scans (CTs), more recently magnetic resonance imaging, are often used to assess the gastrointestinal tract in patients complaining of abdominal pain. We aim to determine the strength of agreement among abdominal imaging, endoscopic, and histologic ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The incorporation of imaging findings and biological markers into NTCP modeling of liver toxicity improved the estimates of expected NTCP risk compared with using dose-only models. In addition, such generalized NTCP models should contribute to a better understanding of the normal tissue response in HCC SBRT patients and facilitate personalized treatment. PMID: 29353652 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research
The Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services has cancelled plans to create a new regulatory pathway that aimed to accelerate medicare coverage for medical devices, according to a ModernHealthcare report. The federal agency reportedly withdrew the proposition, known as Excite, from review at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget this month, nine months after it was submitted. Details on why the proposition was pulled, and whether or not CMS has plans to pursue such a pathway in the future are unclear, according to the ModernHealthcare report. The proposition was derived from an industry proposal kn...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news
Conclusion: The lower weight at term in preterm infants following surgically and medically managed NEC, in comparison to preterm infants that did not develop the disease, was secondary to a reduction in ATV. This suggests that the nutritional regimen received was adequate to preserve non-ATM but not to support the normal third-trimester deposition of adipose tissue in preterm infants.Neonatology 2018;113:242 –248
Source: Neonatology - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: research
Authors: Nash R, Lingam RK, Chandrasekharan D, Singh A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of patients with suspected, but not clinically evident, cholesteatoma. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of non-echo-planar diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging studies (using a half-Fourier single-shot turbo-spin echo sequence) was conducted. Clinical records were retrospectively reviewed to determine indications for imaging and operative findings. Seventy-eight investigations in 74 pa...
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
AbstractIn performing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) or when conducting clinical trials involving PD procedure, a universal platform for predicting the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is indispensable. In this article, the most significant imaging studies that focused on the objective preoperative assessment of pancreatic pathologies in association with the occurrence of POPF after PD were reviewed. Several recently developed imaging modalities can objectively predict the occurrence of POPF after PD by assessing the elasticity, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration of the pancreas. These valuable imaging modalitie...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionNeuroimaging findings can be helpful in discriminating these two conditions on presentation, as well as in helping solidify the suspicion of AHT. Regarding eventual outcome in AHT, the most important predictor is clearly HII.
Source: Klinische Neuroradiologie - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionFusion imaging with CEUS appears to be a useful method for the early evaluation of the efficacy of RFA for the treatment of HCCs with iso-echoic or unclear margins on conventional US.
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractIn iron overload diseases (thalassemia, sickle cell, and myelodysplastic syndrome), iron is deposited in all internal organs, leading to functional abnormalities. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the only treatment offering a potential cure in these diseases. Our aim was to describe the experience in the field and the role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of iron overload before and after HSCT. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), using T2*, is the most commonly used tool to diagnose myocardial-liver iron overload and guide tailored treatment. Currently, HSCT offers complete cure in tha...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe PA/Ao ratio is not a useful method to stratify prognosis in patients with HF.
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
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