Augmented Reality System Lets Doctors See under Patients' Skin without the Scalpel

New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does.
Source: eHealth News EU - Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

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Abstract Nuclear medicine studies evaluate physiology on a molecular level providing earlier detection of lesions before morphologic change is evident. 99mTc-MDP and 18F-fluoride bone scans detect osteomyelitis earlier than radiographs and computed tomography (CT); aid in diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorder; and evaluate activity of condylar hyperplasia, extent of Paget disease, and viability of bone grafts. 18F-FDG PET/CT distinguish between soft tissue and bone infections and diagnose osteomyelitis complicated by fracture or surgery. FDG PET is more accurate than CT alone and has a major role in stagin...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Dent Clin North Am Source Type: research
Conclusions: Mortality in critically ill stroke patients is high and occurs most often shortly after the event. Less than one in three surviving patients is able to function independently after 1 year. This study has identified several clinical variables that predict long-term all-cause mortality and functional outcome among critically ill stroke patients and found that mainly acute physiologic disturbance and absolute values of neurologic clinical assessment are predictive.
Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
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Source: Critical Care Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Letters to the Editor Source Type: research
Authors: Napolitano L, Waku M, Maggi G, Ciarelli F Abstract Cystic intestinal pneumatosis (CIP) is the presence of gas bubbles inside the wall of the intestine. In literature it has been reported to be associated with a variety of clinical conditions such as: superior mesenteric ischemia, intestinal perforation, bowel necrosis, infections which can cause mucosal alterations and therefore increasing its permeability, necrotizing enterocolitis in babies, trauma, intestinal obstruction, autoimmune and pulmonary pathologies. Its presence is usually documented by radiological techniques such as abdominal X-ray, CT scan ...
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
In this study, PMX was combined with the currently best performing radiofolate ([177Lu]cm13), which is outfitted with an albumin-binding entity. Biodistribution studies were carried out in mice bearing KB or IGROV-1 tumor xenografts, both FR-positive tumor types. SPECT/CT was performed with control mice injected with [177Lu]folate only and with mice that received PMX in addition. Control mice showed high uptake of radioactivity in KB and IGROV-1 tumor xenografts, but retention in the kidneys was also high, resulting in tumor-to-kidney ratios of ~0.85 (4 h p.i.) and ~0.60 (24 h p.i.) or ~1.17 (4 h p.i.) and ~1.11 (24 h p.i....
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusion It is necessary that Quantitative SPECT be acquired at 50 s or more per view per detection, reconstructed using a three-dimensional ordered subset expectation maximization with SC+/AC+, the SI product is 150 times, and the Gaussian Filter is 8–12 mm. This suggested that the quantitative analysis would be carried out with good reproducibility.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion In this case series, a large proportion of patients with isolated SSPE on V/Q imaging were not identified on corroborating CTPA performed within 48 h. In patients with isolated SSPE (identified by isolated subsegmental mismatch on V/Q single-photon emission computed tomography), we found no difference in risk of recurrent suspected VTE or all-cause mortality in those treated with anticoagulation and those not treated.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion PET/CT imaging has a high diagnostic yield in the initial staging and restaging of uterine LMS, but seems less sensitive in post-therapy surveillance. Evaluation of the CT part improves the sensitivity of the PET scan. Thus, PET/CT imaging should be considered in patients presenting with LMS.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion These results suggested that [18F]FDDNP is a potential tracer for pancreatic islet amyloid PET imaging.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion 18F-FDG PET/CT showed higher diagnostic accuracy in predicting LN metastasis than CECT in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. Only the LN/tumor SUV ratio of 18F-FDG PET/CT was an independent prognostic variable in both DFS and OS.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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