Reference Values Found for Osteoporosis Screening With CTs Reference Values Found for Osteoporosis Screening With CTs
A single center study has identified reference values for opportunistic screening for osteoporosis using CT scans done for other reasons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Aidoc raises $27M in funding round
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc partners with Nuance on AI validation process Aidoc partners with SaferMD on AI for MIPS reporting Aidoc adds U.S., European sales directors Aidoc lands FDA clearance for AI software in head CT Aidoc unveils AI algorithm for analysis of CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Validation of a low-cost portable 3-dimensional face scanner.
Conclusion:Scanify is a very low-cost device that could have clinical applications for facial imaging if imaging errors could be corrected by a future software update or hardware revision. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Vaginal Bleeding in a Postmenopausal Woman
The 62-year-old describes lower abdominal “pressure” and using 2 pads/day; she reports a recent UTI. Review lab results and CT scan. What’s your diagnosis? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 10, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Brady Pregerson, MD Tags: Women ' s Health Source Type: news

Comparison between postmortem computed tomography and autopsy in the detection of traumatic head injuries - Legrand L, Delabarde T, Souillard-Scemama R, Sec I, Plu I, Laborie JM, Delannoy Y, Hamza L, Taccoen M, De Jong L, Benzakoun J, Edjlali M, M éder JF, Oppenheim C, Ludes B.
INTRODUCTION: - The aim of this study was to assess the agreement between postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy in detecting traumatic head injuries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: - Consecutive cases of death that underwent both unenhanced PMC... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Malware Removes Cancer Tumors From CT Scans -- And Fools Radiologists
The Internet of Medical Things has never been secure. Now researchers have revealed just how dangerous this can be by using malware to either add or remove tumors from cancer scans before the medics view them … (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Davey Winder, Contributor Source Type: news

Report: Researchers create CT, MRI image-altering malware to expose vulnerabilities
A group of researchers have created a malware program designed to exploit vulnerabilities in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging equipment to add realistic, malignant-seeming growths to scans in a bid to draw attention to vulnerabilities in medical equipment networks, according to a Washington Post report. Researchers Yisroel Mirsky, Yuval Elovici and two others at the University Cyber Security Research Center in Israel created the malware program for use in a blinded study involving real CT scans, according to the report. A total of 70 images were altered by the malware and were able to fool three skilled r...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging Software / IT Source Type: news

Collaboration Leads to Blood-Based Concussion and TBI Test
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or concussions contributed to about 30% of all injury deaths according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a result, companies are working diligently to develop tests for the detection of TBI and concussions. Chembio Diagnostics is the latest firm to step into the arena, through a collaboration with Perseus Science Group. The two companies are working to develop a point-of-care diagnostic test for TBI. “We’re going to put their patented biomarker onto the [DPP] to develop a rapid test for concussion,” John ...
Source: MDDI - April 2, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Can guidelines reduce unneeded CT for dental infections?
Emergency physicians overuse conventional CT scans to rule out dangerous dental...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams Take 2: Techs opt to repeat more head scans than radiologists ED physicians vary widely in use of head CT MDCT advances oral and maxillofacial surgery practice (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

' Radiomics' Predicts Chemo Response in NSCLC'Radiomics' Predicts Chemo Response in NSCLC
Radiomic features on baseline CT scans may be able to predict if patients with NSCLC will respond to chemotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Endra Life Sciences touts preliminary TAEUS liver fat analysis study data
Endra Life Sciences today reported preliminary results from the first-in-man feasibility study of its Thermo Acoustic Enhanced Ultrasound System exploring its ability to measure and analyze liver fat. The TAEUS platform is designed to allow for the visualization of human tissue composition, function and temperature at a cheaper cost than computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging and provided at the point-of-care, the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company said. Preliminary data came from 25 subjects analyzed with the TAEUS platform as compared with quantitative MRI fat fraction measurements and other indicators including B...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging endralifesciences Source Type: news

Special Report: Innovation advances cardiac care across Triad
Gone are the days a doctor needed to crack open a patient ’s chest cavity to see the inner workings of the heart.  While X-rays, CT scans and MRIs have been around for decades – the first x-ray was taken in Germany in 1895 – new technology allows doctors to create and manipulate 3-D and 4-D imaging models of the heart and arteries.  In addition t o being able to operate more safely and efficiently on patients who are candidates for surgery, whole new subsets of patients previously disqualified… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

Better Muscle Mass Linked to Improved Immunotherapy Response
Researchers at Osaka University in Japan have identified a key component of physical health associated with response to immunotherapy drugs. Among people with non-small cell lung cancer, higher levels of muscle mass predicted a better response to PD-1 inhibitor immunotherapy. Sarcopenia — the term used to describe low muscle mass levels — appears to reduce the benefits a person receives from immunotherapy cancer treatment. “Sarcopenia at baseline is a significant predictor of worse outcome in patients with advanced NSCLC [non-small cell lung cancer] receiving PD-1 blockade,” the study investigators ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Radiomic Features May Predict Response to Chemo in NSCLC
TUESDAY, March 26, 2019 -- For patients with lung adenocarcinoma, radiomic texture features extracted from within and around the nodule on baseline computed tomography (CT) scans can predict response to chemotherapy, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Machines Treating Patients? It ’s Already Happening
Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence Life Reinvented medicine Source Type: news

IceCure Medical touts interventional radiology cryoablation study data
IceCure Medical yesterday released data from an interventional radiology study of its liquid-nitrogen-based cryoablation technology. Results from the study were presented at the Annual European Association of Urology Congress in Barcelona, the Israel-based company said. IceCure Medical’s ProSense cryoablation system uses liquid nitrogen technology for the treatment of benign and cancerous tumors through freezing, the company said. “The ProSense system has already demonstrated excellent progress as a rapid, in-office solution for the treatment of breast tumors. This new data adds to our growing clinical evi...
Source: Mass Device - March 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials IceCure Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

Researchers use radiomics to predict who will benefit from chemotherapy
(Radiological Society of North America) Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 20, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ACC 2019 Roundup – ReCor touts six-month Paradise renal denervation study results
This study effectively shows that by giving health consumers the tools they need to better manage their health, we can empower them to live healthier lives,” senior study author and chief medical officer Dr. Bimal Shah said in a prepared statement. Read more  Neovasc presents Reducer data Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it released data on its Neovasc Reducer device during the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. During the session, researchers explored the treatment of refractory angina in patients with no options, Vancouver-based Neovasc said, tou...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Cancer sufferer whose cough was dismissed as a 'bad cold' THREE TIMES is embracing her new look 
Meagan Bechtold, 27, of Las Vegas, developed a hacking cough in March last year, which doctors wrote off as a bad cold, allergies or bronchitis. A CT scan later revealed she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET/CT helps assess at-risk coronary patients
Using PET/CT scans to determine the presence or absence of coronary artery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac risk grows with higher coronary calcium scores ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lung-Cancer Screens Effective in Asbestos-Exposed Smokers Lung-Cancer Screens Effective in Asbestos-Exposed Smokers
Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening can detect early lung cancers in smokers with a history of occupational asbestos exposure, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

A case of drug-induced lung injury caused by kamikihito - Tahara M, Yamasaki K, Ikegami H, Fukuda Y, Uchimura K, Tachiwada T, Noguchi S, Kawanami T, Kido T, Mukae H, Yatera K.
An eighty-nine-year-old Japanese male was admitted to our hospital due to dry cough and dyspnea. Respiratory symptoms appeared soon after an administration of an oriental medicine, Kamikihito for tinnitus. Upon admission, chest computed tomography showed p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

A prospective computed tomography study of maxillofacial injuries in patients with head injury - Rao SG, Paramesh RC, Bansal A, Shukla D, Sadashiva N, Saini J.
BACKGROUND: Road traffic accidents (RTA) are one of the foremost causes of head injuries and its prevalence is more in developing countries owing to its unorganised road utilisation system. Maxillofacial injuries occur in 5-33% of all trauma cases universa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk prediction model boosts accuracy of CT lung screening
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh developed a statistical model...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI reliably characterizes pulmonary nodules on CT AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate New AI algorithm identifies small lung tumors on CT scans Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans may catch more low bone density sufferers before spine surgery
[Photo by Joyce McCown on Unsplash]A CT scan before spine surgery turned up a significant number of patients with previously undiagnosed low bone density, according to a new study out of Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study, presented yesterday at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, suggests there may be value in prospective lumbar, or lower, spine patients first receiving a CT scan in the area. Get the full story from our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.    The post CT scans may catch more low bone density sufferers before spine surgery...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Imaging News Well Orthopedics Research & Development American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) CT scans Hospital for Special Surgery spine Source Type: news

AI Takes Aim at Lung Cancer Screening
A low-dose CT scan is the standard diagnostic test for people at high risk of lung cancer. In the United States, about one-quarter of these scans reveal shadows indicating nodules in the lung. Despite that positive result, fewer than 4 percent of those patients actually have cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAOS: QCT finds low bone density in lumbar fusion patients
Preoperative quantitative CT (QCT) scans in patients about to receive spinal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening CT scans do double duty as osteoporosis test (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Single-photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography studies of antisocial personality disorder and aggression: a targeted review - Kolla NJ, Houle S.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper aims to provide a comprehensive discussion of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) studies of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) and aggression. RECENT FINDINGS: Among A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

18-Fluoride PET: How Good for Evaluating Bioprosthetic Valve Function?
(MedPage Today) -- PET-CT scan results flag troubles ahead (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Chest CT May Be Better Than PET/CT for HNSCC Distant Metastasis Evaluation
MONDAY, March 11, 2019 -- As distant metastasis (DM) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a rare event, computed tomography of the chest may be more cost-effective for evaluation, according to a study recently published in Oral... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3D DEXA enhances hip fracture risk prediction
Combining math-based models with 3D dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF reaffirms osteoporosis screening Bone density scans help identify cardiovascular disease Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening Repeat bone density screening for seniors offers little value (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NEMA Releases Standards on Computed Tomography Dose Check
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published NEMA XR 25-2019 Computed Tomography Dose Check. The updated standards describe equipment feature for CT scanners for producing dose-related notification and alert messages for informing operators prior to scanning. It provides a pathway for manufacturers to start implementing‘dose alert’ feature.This story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Trade Associations (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - March 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

ACC: Physicians omit CT CAC scores in 50% of cancer cases
Coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores from CT scans could help inform treatment...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Could self-rated health improve CT CAC scoring? Heart societies endorse CT CAC for risk assessment High CT CAC scores in athletes do not increase mortality CT CAC reveals high heart disease risk in South Asian men CCTA reveals statins may lower mortality in low-risk CADComments: 3/8/2019 6:10:01 AMJ Shea The author suggests CaSc is free information. That's true on some level but the study isn't obtained in the same way and also requires post-processing. Adding a score to every chest CT is...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adventist Health hopes to save $100 million with GE Healthcare
Roseville-based Adventist Health is setting out to reach $100 million in savings through a new partnership with GE Healthcare. The new partnership, announced Tuesday, will see GE Healthcare deploy new efficiency measures throughout Adventist Health’s hospitals and clinics. GE Healthcare, the medical arm of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), specializes in imaging equipment for X-rays and CT scans. The benchmark of $100 m illion in savings, which is anticipated to happen over the next five years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Adventist Health hopes to save $100 million with GE Healthcare
Roseville-based Adventist Health is setting out to reach $100 million in savings through a new partnership with GE Healthcare. The new partnership, announced Tuesday, will see GE Healthcare deploy new efficiency measures throughout Adventist Health’s hospitals and clinics. GE Healthcare, the medical arm of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), specializes in imaging equipment for X-rays and CT scans. The benchmark of $100 m illion in savings, which is anticipated to happen over the next five years,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Penetrating craniocerebral injury by chopsticks in a Japanese boy confirmed by combined brain computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging - Narusawa H, Koizumi K, Sano F, Yagasaki H, Nakane T.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

ACC: Football players at risk for later life heart problems
Professional football players can develop heart abnormalities years after retiring...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI links gray-matter volume to blood pressure Studies question link between contact sports and CTE MRI ties high blood pressure to dementia risk CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas Ultrasound finds high heart disease risk in some low-risk women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Did you know that CT scans increase your cancer risk by a whopping 35 percent?
(Natural News) Most people probably don’t even think twice about it when they go in for recommended medical testing. But diagnostic and follow-up imaging scans can be highly detrimental to a person’s health – especially when radiation is involved. The computerized tomography scan, also known as a CT or CAT scan, is one such imaging... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessment of the Silver Penetration and Distribution in Carious Lesions of Deciduous Teeth Treated with Silver Diamine Fluoride
Research ArticleCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000496210AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the effects of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) on carious lesions of human deciduous teeth. Ten extracted deciduous incisors with caries were collected and treated with SDF. After the treatment, the teeth were sectioned through the center of the carious lesion. The extent of sliver precipitation was examined using quantitative backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (qBSE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). The qBSE-SEM images revealed that the silve...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NIST proposes new universal standard for CT calibration
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have proposed a new universal standard for calibrating computed tomography devices that they claim may improve comparisons between scans from various devices. The newly released calibration approach was outlined in a research paper recently published in the academic journal PLOS One, the NIST said in a press release. “If the technical community could agree on a definition, then the vendors could create measurements that are interchangeable. Right now, calibration is not as thorough as it could be. Better comparisons among scanners might allow us to es...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging National Institute of Standards and Technology Source Type: news

New X-ray measurement approach could improve CT scanners
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) A new measurement approach proposed by NIST scientists could lead to a better way to calibrate computed tomography (CT) scanners, potentially streamlining patient treatment by improving communication among doctors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT confirms authenticity of ancient African sculptures
CT scans helped pinpoint the approximate age and also verify the authenticity...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Phase-contrast CT captures microscopic details of mummy CT scans unearth ancient cases of cancer in mummies CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life 3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer Rewriting history: CT diagnoses ancient cold case (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Four natural ways to prevent the negative effects of ionizing radiation caused by CT scans
(Natural News) Undergoing any type of X-ray scan exposes your body to ionizing radiation that can damage DNA and cause cancer. Computerized tomography (CT) scans are one of the worst such methods. But if you are forced to undergo a CT scan, you should take at least one of several natural protections against X-ray radiation. A CT scan creates a detailed 3D image of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Targeted screening for Lung Cancer with Low Radiation Dose Computed Tomography
This document outlines the service and quality indicators expected by NHS England to ensure that a high standard of service is provided for targeted screening for lung cancer across England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Rollout of Scan Services to Boost Early Cancer Diagnosis
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cancer patients will be able to get PET/CT scan services in Kenya after the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Nairobi began operations two weeks ago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suspicious spots on the lungs do not behave like metastases of rhabdomyosarcoma
(Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology) Small spots on CT scans of the lungs of children with muscle cancer do not have an adverse effect on survival according to an international research team in the Journal for Clinical Oncology. This conclusion has direct consequences for the treatment of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BioDirection wins FDA breakthrough designation for Tbit concussion detection system
BioDirection said today that it won an FDA breakthrough device designation for its Tbit point-of-care blood test for concussion diagnosis. The Boston-based company’s Tbit system is designed to rapidly detect and accurately measure protein biomarkers that are released from the brain following a head trauma. “We are pleased to receive this FDA designation and believe it is a clear recognition of the potential advantages of the Tbit System over currently available technology. The Tbit System is designed to measure the body’s response to trauma and provide a rapid point-of-care test result in less than 2...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance BioDirection Source Type: news

BioDirection Receives Breakthrough Device Designation from FDA for Tbit(TM) System
Portable nanotechnology biosensor has the potential to predict positive CT scans following traumatic brain injury BOSTON, Feb. 11, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BioDirection, Inc., a privately held medical device company developing ... Devices, Diagnostics, Neurology, FDA BioDirection, Tbit, traumatic brain injury (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Science Saturday: The heart of art
This image is not a medical illustration. It's actually an enhanced CT scan that is as aesthetic as it is instructive. The patient had previously undergone coronary artery bypass surgery. You can see the connection points of the grafts to the aorta. Clips and wires used by the surgeon are also visible. The bypass grafts [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Multi-centre study found that strict adherence to guidelines led to computed tomography scans being overused in children with minor head injuries - Niele N, van Houten M, Boersma B, Biezeveld M, Douma M, Heitink K, Ten Tusscher GW, Tromp E, van Goudoever JB, Pl ötz FB.
AIM: Our primary aim was to calculate the head computed tomography (CT) scan rate in children with a minor head injury (MHI) when the Dutch National guidelines were followed in clinical practice. The secondary aim was to determine the incidence of CT abnor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news