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London hospitals to replace doctors and nurses with AI for some tasks
UCLH aims to bring ‘game-changing’ benefits of artificial intelligence to NHS patients, from cancer diagnosis to reducing wait timesOne of the country ’s biggest hospitals has unveiled sweeping plans to use artificial intelligence to carry out tasks traditionally performed by doctors and nurses, from diagnosing cancer on CT scans to deciding which A&E patients are seen first.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Hospitals Artificial intelligence (AI) Health Society Technology Science UK news Source Type: news

Utilization of x-ray computed tomography for the exclusion of a specific caliber and bullet type in a living shooting victim - Marais AAS, Dicks HJ.
A bystander claimed to have been shot by a police officer, and CT scans were used to match qualitative and quantitative aspects of the unremoved bullet with police issued 9 mm Luger ammunition. CT scan methodology proved a valid approach for the measuremen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Simpler scan still effective in deciding stroke treatment
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A study led by a neurologist from McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) showed that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiomics helps distinguish lung cancer nodules on CT
Examining several radiologic features of lung nodules on CT scans enabled radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk Nodule count on CT not linked to lung cancer risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CurveBeam wins FDA 510(k) for LineUp standing CT scanner
Medical imaging device developer CurveBeam said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its LineUp multi-extremity weight bearing computed tomography system. The newly cleared system is designed for the 3D visualization of bone detail in the lower extremities while the patient remains standing so that the anatomy can be assessed while in load bearing positions, the Warrington, Penn.-based company said. The device can perform bilateral scans of entire legs, from below the heel to above the knee, CurveBeam said. “Difficulty in reproducing the same view of the joint over time impairs ability to detect joint disease, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance curvebeam Source Type: news

Bone geometry in young male and female football players: a peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) study - Lozano-Berges G, Matute-Llorente Á, Gómez-Bruton A, González-Agüero A, Vicente-Rodriguez G, Casajús JA.
The present study shows that football practice during growth may improve bone geometry in male and female football players. However, only females had better bone strength in comparison with controls. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Existing CT Scans as Good as DXA for Assessing Hip Fracture Risk Existing CT Scans as Good as DXA for Assessing Hip Fracture Risk
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Doctors Beware: Abbott & #039;s HeartMate 3 Has a Safety Problem
Just when it seemed the HeartMate 3 was gaining momentum, Abbott warned physicians that outflow graft twisting may occur after the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is implanted. The problem can trigger a persistent low-flow alarm that may signal a potential safety risk to patients, such as blood flow or clotting. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has not recalled any of the devices from patients or hospitals, but there have been 32 reports of outflow graft twisting (an incidence rate of 0.72%), including reports of low blood flow, clotting, and three patient deaths. No devices are being recalled from patients or ...
Source: MDDI - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Cardiovascular Implants Source Type: news

AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stunning CT scan shows a 1cm-long chicken bone lodged in a man's airways
Doctors at Monash Medical Centre in Clayton, Victoria published the man's tale - and a copy of his scan - in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J ’ s Acclarent launches TruDi ENT nav system
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Acclarent said late last month it launched the TruDi real-time, three-dimensional navigation system designed for ENT procedures. Acclarent said that the first commercial procedures were performed with the device on April 16, after having previously won FDA 510(k) clearance. The TruDi system is an electromagnetic image-guided navigation system designed for endoscopic sinus surgery procedures, and is intended for use during intranasal and paranasal image-guided navigation procedures for eligible patients who require sinus surgery. The newly launched system enables the use of the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Acclarent Inc. johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

USPSTF opens review of CT lung cancer screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has drafted a new research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Stricter CT lung screening criteria deal mixed results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI Becoming Prevalent in Identifying Stroke, Head Trauma
Another company is throwing its hat into the ring to use artificial intelligence to help identify bleeds, fractures and other critical abnormalities in head CT scans. San Mateo, CA-based Qure.ai released the results of a clinical validation study confirming its algorithm’s near-radiologist performance on 21, 000 patients and has made a dataset of almost 500 AI-analyzed head CT scans available for download. The results have been published in a research paper on Cornell University's online distribution system for research, arXiv.org. The paper is titled “Development and Validation of Deep Learning Algorithms for ...
Source: MDDI - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Layoffs begin for Philips Healthcare at Cleveland plant
Layoffs are under way in Cleveland at a manufacturing plant run by healthcare business at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), with a total of 144 positions cut in February and April. Some 382 of the company’s 850 Cleveland-area jobs will ultimately be eliminated at the plant, which makes computed tomography scanners, a spokesman told Cleveland.com. The Dutch healthcare giant said Feb. 9 that it would close the plant amid a $600 million R&D initiative and plans to invest in a service training program in Cleveland. In a Feb. 20 Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification sent to Ohio’s Job &...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Wall Street Beat Layoffs royalphilips Source Type: news

Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI Biomarker S100B Analysis Could Curb CT Scans in Children With Mild TBI
Routinely analyzing serum S100B levels within three hours of a trauma could significantly reduce the number of CT scans performed on children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stroke Triage: EMS needs a diagnostic tool that goes beyond a simple history & physical exam
As a young EMT and paramedic, I had relatively little education about acute myocardial infarctions. In the age of the 3-lead ECG, education was largely focused on arrhythmia detection and how to differentiate heart blocks, tachycardia and bradycardia. Detection of heart attack was largely based upon history and physical exam findings. Three decades later, the thought of relying on a physical exam to diagnose a ST- elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is hard to imagine. Although we’ve made remarkable progress in the prehospital detection of STEMI, we’ve made significantly less progress in the diagnosis of ac...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

ProLung Breathes Life Into Lung Cancer Detection
Three years ago, the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography as a covered Medicare benefit for patients meeting certain criteria. The measure opened up the door for companies like Salt Lake City, UT-based ProLung  hoping to take part in the lung cancer detection market. The company’s test uses volume-averaging bioconductance technology to measure the difference in conductivity between malignant and benign lung tissue. The data is analyzed to produce a personalized and predictive score indicating ...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

Trends in imaging findings, interventions, and outcomes among children with isolated head trauma - Coon ER, Newman TB, Hall M, Wilkes J, Bratton SL, Schroeder AR.
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyze the impact of decreased head computed tomography (CT) imaging on detection of abnormalities and outcomes for children with isolated head trauma. METHODS: The study involves a multicenter retrospective cohort of pat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

BrainScope touts brain scanner white-paper results
Medical neurotechnology firm BrainScope is highlighting a white paper that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EEG device could reduce head CT scans Imaging scores in GE's Head Health Challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The effect of an observation unit on pediatric minor head injury - Hagiwara Y, Inoue N.
This study was a retrospective before-a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Layering of stomach contents in drowning cases in post-mortem computed tomography compared to forensic autopsy - Gotsmy W, Lombardo P, Jackowski C, Bren čičová E, Zech WD.
BACKGROUND: In forensic autopsy, the analysis of stomach contents is important when investigating drowning cases. Three-layering of stomach contents may be interpreted as a diagnostic hint to drowning due to swallowing of larger amounts of water or other d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

An unlikely cause of a blunt pancreatic injury - Cully M, Perry J, Titus MO.
We report the case of a 17-year-old male football player with blunt abdominal trauma. Careful evaluation, including computed tomography and laboratory, revealed a pancreatic body laceration. Pancreatic injuries are relatively uncommon and associated with s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Qure.ai launches AI platform to identify brain bleeds and fractures
This morning healthcare AI company Qure.ai announced the launch of its new AI technology which can identify bleeds, fractures, and other critical abnormalities in the head CT scans.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Viz.ai wins FDA nod automated CT perfusion software
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Viz CTP computed tomography perfusion image processing and analysis software. The San Francisco-based company said that the software compliments its current offerings, which include automated large vessel occlusion stroke identification, stroke triage and LVO notification, patient selection, medical image viewing, transport coordination and HIPAA-compliant communications.. “In stroke, good patient outcomes can come down to a matter of minutes. We are proud to offer hospital systems a comprehensive solution...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news

CS 8100SC 3D Wins 2018 Edison Award for Its Innovative Design
ATLANTA —The CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system by Carestream Dental has been awarded a bronze 2018 Edison Award in the category of Dental/Medical Digital Imaging by the internationally renowned Edison Awards ™. The distinguished award, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.“It’s exciting to see companies like Carestream Dental continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” Frank Bonafilia, executive director, Edison Awards, said. “Edison Awards recognizes t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Siemens wins more FDA nods for Somatom CT platform, clearing go.All and go.Top scanners
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won another FDA nod for its Somatom portfolio, this time for its Somatom go.All and go.Top computed tomography systems. The company said its go. CT platform devices are controlled via tablet and remote, and that its go.ALL CT scanner features a 0.33-second rotation time, 75 kW generator and 64-slice capabilities. The go.Top system has an acquisition speed of up to 175 mm per second, and features 128-slice capabilities, the company added. Siemens said that both newly cleared devices are powered by its Athlon X-ray tube which offers high mA at a low kV, and adjustable tu...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

How prevalent are incidental thyroid nodules on CT?
Incidental thyroid nodules on CT lung screening scans may be more common than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malawi:Crisis At Kamuzu Central Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Over 90 patients are referred to Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe from Kamuzu Central Hospital for scanning and x-ray services after the break down of the largest referral hospital's computerised tomography (CT) scan machine and x-ray machine respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Somatom Force flagship CT system
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said last Friday it won FDA clearance for the latest version of its Somatom Force flagship dual source computed tomography system. The newly cleared system features the company’s FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said. Siemens said that the Somatom Force also offers iterative metal artifact reduction technologies to reduce artifacts from metal implants, joints and pacemake...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Spineology touts 1-year OptiMesh lumbar interbody fusion study results
Spinal tech developer Spineology today released 12-month results from a study of its OptiMesh deployable implant designed for use in instrumented lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat degenerative disc disease. Results from the Scout trial were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Toronto, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. “We are grateful to Dr. Chi and all the Scout investigators for their dedication in helping us to complete this important clinical trial. We look forward to completing the patient follow-up and gaining the market ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal Spineology Source Type: news

Midline shift is unrelated to subjective pupillary reactivity assessment on admission in moderate and severe traumatic brain injury - Nourallah B, Menon DK, Zeiler FA.
This study aims to determine the relationship between pupillary reactivity, midline shift and basal cistern effacement on brain computed tomography (CT) in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). All are important diagnostic and progno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delaying diagnostic testing could be costly for patients
Patients who delay receiving diagnostic tests such as a CT scan after receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening Less isn't always more with breast screening recall rate Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? JAMA report on U.S. healthcare spending calls out imaging Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

CT Pan-Scan: No Mortality Benefit in Kids With Blunt Trauma CT Pan-Scan: No Mortality Benefit in Kids With Blunt Trauma
Use of whole-body computed tomography did not reduce mortality in children with blunt trauma compared with use of selective computed tomography, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Whole Body CT Doesn't Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Whole body computed tomography (WBCT) is not associated with reduced mortality compared with a selective CT approach among children with blunt trauma, according to a study published online April 9 in JAMA Pediatrics. James... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma
Does examining whole-body CT scans of children who present to the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma? Questions, dilemmas abound in fast-moving world of trauma imaging CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Aquilion Precision CT system
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today it won FDA clearance for its Aquilion Precision ultra-high resolution computed tomography system. The company touted the Aquilion Precision system as the world’s first ultra-high res CT system, claiming it can resolve anatomy as small as 150 microns. The system is designed to provide up to twice the resolution of imaging systems normally seen in cath labs, the company added. The newly cleared system features detector channels that are 0.25mm thick to improve dose efficiency. The system also includes improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

Use of postmortem computed tomography to retrieve small metal fragments derived from a weapon in the bodies of victims in two homicide cases - Sano R, Takahashi Y, Hayakawa A, Murayama M, Kubo R, Hirasawa S, Tokue H, Shimada T, Awata S, Takei H, Yuasa M, Uetake S, Akuzawa H, Kominato Y.
Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) is becoming a commonly used modality in routine forensic investigation. Mechanical injuries including lacerations, incisions, stab wounds and gunshot wounds frequently contain foreign bodies that may have significant v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is this what a “brain fart” looks like? Scan showed a large section missing from a man’s brain that was actually an air pocket
(Natural News) An 84-year-old Northern Ireland man shocked his doctors with the results of his CT scan. In place of brain matter just behind his forehead, there was a large, dark space instead. That space turned out to be a 3.5-inch pneumatocele, or in layman’s terms, a pocket of air compressing the neighboring brain tissue.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and f...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Guided Endodontic Access in Maxillary Molars Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing System: A Case Report
Journal Of EndodonticsPublished online:March 20, 2018AbstractThe aim of this study was to describe a guided endodontic technique that facilitates access to root canals of molars presenting with pulp calcifications. A 61-year-old woman presented to our service with pain in the upper left molar region. The second and third left molars showed signs of apical periodontitis confirmed by the cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) scans brought to us by the patient at the initial appointment. Conventional endodontic treatment was discontinued given the difficulty in locating the root canals. Intraoral scanning and the CBCT scans w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival
Measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Photon-counting breast CT shows promise CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients CAD for breast CT is improved with spiculation detection MDCT: Kalender offers update on breast CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Worse Survival in Breast Ca Patients with Low Muscle Mass (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CT scans reveal increased risk of death in one-third of nonmetastatic patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

CurveBeam wins CE Mark for LineUP, InReach ortho CTs
Medical imaging device developer CurveBeam said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its LineUP and InReach orthopedic extremity computed tomography scanning systems. The Warrington, Penn.-based company said its LineUP system is designed to allow the patient to stand during scanning to assess weight-bearing or load-bearing positions, and can perform bilateral scans of legs from below the heel to above the knee. The company’s InReach system has been cleared by the FDA since last year, and the company said it has been installed in multiple hand surgery centers in the US since its clearance. ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance curvebeam Source Type: news

CADx volumetry predicts lung cancer recurrence on CT
Measurements of lung nodule volume on CT scans made with computer-aided diagnosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers CAD beats readers for subsolid lung nodules CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NY Times column mulls merits of calcium CT scans
A low score on a coronary calcium CT scan indicates minimal calcified plaque,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality Coronary calcium CT scans motivate lifestyle changes EISNER: Calcium CT screening predicts cardiac events Zero calcium means good outcomes, even with undetected plaques (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Somatom Edge plus CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA clearance for its Somatom Edge plus computed tomography machine. The company said the newly cleared device features its FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said. Siemens said that the FAST 3D camera uses infrared technology and AI to recognize anatomical landmarks and correctly position the system for more accurate patient scanning, which it claims impro...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news