AR prototype could let doctors see patients' insides on the outside

A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients ’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body.
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This study therefore evaluates the compatibility bioleaching microorganisms with X-ray energy exposure. The X-ray effect on a mixed thermophilic culture suspended in solution was assessed using imaging conditions of 35-150 kV, 200-280 µA and 1-2 hours. Microorganisms were unaffected between 35-90 kV and 200-280 µA while there was some detrimental effect at 120 and 150 kV. The X-ray influence on a mixed mesophilic culture colonising a mineral surface was investigated at 90 kV and 225 µA for a 1 hour exposure time. The system was monitored befor...
Source: Biochemical Engineering Journal - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Junjie Zhang, Yong Xia, Haoyue Zeng, Yanning ZhangAbstractDetection of pulmonary nodules on chest CT is an essential step in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is critical for best patient care. In this paper, we propose an automated pulmonary nodule detection algorithm, denoted by NODULe, which jointly uses a conventional method for nodule detection and a deep learning model for genuine nodule identification. Specifically, we first use multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters and prior shape and size constraints to detect nodul...
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This study aimed to compare the clinical effectiveness of urine exfoliated cells FISH examination, CT scan, and urine cytologic examination on the diagnosis of upper urinary tract urothelium carcinoma with hematuresis symptom. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 30 patients with suspicious upper urinary tract urothelium carcinoma between Aug 2010 and Aug 2011 were enrolled, including 23 males and 7 females. All the subjects received urine exfoliated cells FISH examination, CT scan, and urine cytologic examination. Twenty-one cases were diagnosed as urothelium carcinoma, including 14 cases of carcinoma of renal pelvis and 7 cas...
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ConclusionSimultaneous resection of synchronous adenocarcinoma of the cardia and the sigmoid is feasible and avoids possible progression of the untreated neoplasm during the interval between two separate resections, provided that a curative resection can be obtained for both diseases.
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Bone Fracture Intervention:   Other: DXA + CT Sponsors:   Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de NÄ«mes;   DMS Apelem Recruiting
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ConclusionFor the CBCT model used in this study, optimization implies the use of the highest kV along with the shortest exposure time and a task-specific mA. The proposed step-wise optimization approach could be applied to any CBCT unit, preferably during commissioning.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Cinematically rendered images based on CT scans of the ankle are more photorealistic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cinematic rendering sheds light on abdominal pathology Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'?
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Conclusion: There is a considerable variation in the position of IAN throughout its course in the mandible. Henceforth, advanced diagnostic images such as CBCT should be strongly recommended in evaluating the position of IAN preoperatively before advanced implant surgical techniques, nerve repositioning, and any other surgical procedures.
Source: Indian Journal of Dental Research - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAlzheimer ’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia. Beta-amyloid (Aβ) deposition and neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) of abnormal hyperphosphorylated tau protein are the pathological hallmarks of the disease, accompanied by other pathological processes such as microglia activation. Functional and molecular nuclear medicine imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) techniques provides valuable information about the underlying pathological processes, many years before the appearance of cl ini...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionAn SUVmax  ≥ 2.0 on18F-FDG PET/CT might be associated with higher malignant potential of PNETs.
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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