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How "Star Trek" predicted modern medicine
"Star Trek'"s tricorder? Now, there are CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SCCT seeks new editor in chief for journal
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is seeking a new editor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCCT taps new executive director SCCT names Toshiba Young Investigator finalists SCCT, Toshiba partner on radiology fellows program SCCT names 2016 Toshiba award finalists Vital Images to unveil CT perfusion software at SCCT 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain surgery for a cavernous malformation gets Timmy back to being a kid
Eight-year-old Timmy LaCorcia was having a bad day. He didn’t feel well and had to leave school early. It was frustrating — he usually had perfect attendance — but not alarming. After all, it was March, a time when children often struggle with colds and other illnesses. “We just thought he had a stomach bug,” says his mother, Gina. But a week later, he still felt sick. This time, his head hurt. At home, Gina got him settled on the sofa and gently pulled a blanket over him as he dozed. Several minutes later, she checked back in on him and noticed that his foot was twitching. Turning him over, s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories cavernous malformations Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Edward Smith Source Type: news

Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery
Performing CT scans after surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: CT screening would cut lung cancer deaths in China Multipurpose CT lung cancer screening more cost-effective Subsolid lung nodule assessment with CT evolves ARRS: Do NLST results translate to the real world? Lung-RADS category 4X helps diagnose lung cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

General emergency departments use CT to diagnose abdominal pain in children more often
(Children's National Health System) A child with non-traumatic abdominal pain, a common symptom of appendicitis, is more likely to receive a computed tomography (CT) scan in a general emergency department (ED) than if he or she visited a pediatric emergency department, according to a study published in Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

D-dimer elevation as a blood biomarker for detection of structural disorder in mild traumatic brain injury - Sugimoto K, Suehiro E, Shinoyama M, Sadahiro H, Haji K, Fujiyama Y, Kawano R, Nishioka M, Suzuki M.
In this study, coagul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Low-Dose CT Doesn't Impair Clinical Outcomes in Younger Patients with Suspected Appendicitis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Using low-dose — instead of standard-dose — computed tomography doesn't lead to unnecessary appendectomies in young adults with suspected appendicitis, according to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CT Radiation Exposure Much Lower for Kids at Pediatric Facilities CT Radiation Exposure Much Lower for Kids at Pediatric Facilities
Children who get a CT scan in non-pediatric-hospital (NPH) emergency room receive twice as much radiation as their peers who have the same imaging test at a pediatric trauma center (PTC), new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Brain imaging can't prove chronic pain
A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain has concluded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in TBI patients EEG device could reduce head CT scans Calif. center to explore proton therapy for pain relief Diagnosing chronic back pain: More than just looking at images MR spots reason for chronic groin pain, but may not alter management (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

J & J ’ s DePuy Synthes launches Trumatch titanium 3D-printed facial reconstruction implants
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes said today it launched its Trumatch titanium 3D-printed implants designed for use in facial reconstructions in the US. The company said it inked an exclusive distribution deal with 3D-printer and software solution supplier Materialise as part of the launch. “DePuy Synthes offers advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction and cranial reconstruction. The addition of Titanium 3D-Printed Implants from Materialise will allow us to continue bringing these solutions to the marketplace, furthering our ability to advanc...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News depuysynthes johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

CT Abnormality in Patient With Stage II Breast Cancer History
A 57-year-old woman with a history of stage IIB breast cancer (ypT2N1M0) status post neoadjuvant chemotherapy and left partial mastectomy presents to the radiation oncology clinic for CT simulation in preparation for breast radiotherapy. Noncontrast CT scan incidentally found the abnormality depicted with arrows below. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - September 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Joseph Miccio, MD Tags: Image IQ Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 8, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From BrainScope’s pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device to EOS Imaging releasing new surgery planning software, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. BrainScope to develop pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment device BrainScope announced in a Sept. 7 press release that it will immediately start creating a pediatric capability for its BrainScope One medical neurotechnology. The technology is an FDA-cleared handheld medical device that is designed to assess the full spectrum of traumatic brain injury. The company sa...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Spinal AliveCor Bonesupport Bra Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury: comparison between autopsy and ante-mortem CT - Panzer S, Covaliov L, Augat P, Peschel O.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare pathological findings after traumatic brain injury between autopsy and ante-mortem computed tomography (CT). A second aim was to identify changes in these findings between the primary posttraumatic CT and the l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Man had painful bladder stone as big as an OSTRICH EGG
A Californian man went to the emergency room with pain in side and trouble urinating. Doctors discovered from CT scan huge bladder stone that weighed 1.7 lbs and needed surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT foretells melanoma therapy response
FDG-PET/CT scans performed during early treatment for melanoma could help clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JNM: Radiolabeled benzamides could aid melanoma patients ARRS: CT plus serum data predict survival in melanoma patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

No Need for CT Scans in NSCLC Postsurgery Follow-up? No Need for CT Scans in NSCLC Postsurgery Follow-up?
Intensive follow-up with CT scanning after successful surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer may not improve survival, say French scientists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 31, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins positive policy decisions from 3 BCBS providers
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policies for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis system from 3 separate Blue Cross Blue Shield providers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama issued positive medical policies supporting the use of the FFRct technology following coronary computed tomography angiograms for members with stable chest pain. The new positive decisions affect a total of 43 million individuals covered by the 3 companies, joining over 28.5 million individuals already covered by...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

BrainScope raises $16m for TBI assessment device
BrainScope said yesterday that it closed a $16 million funding round for the eponymous traumatic brain injury assessment device it developed. Bethesda, Md.-based BrainScope said new backer DBL Partners joined existing investors Revolution LLC, ZG Ventures, Maryland Venture Fund participated in the round, along with unnamed existing and new investors in the round. “We are delighted to have closed this financing with such outstanding investors. This investment acknowledges our leadership position as the first and only handheld, objective, FDA-cleared medical device for traumatic brain injury assessment. The f...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neurological Wall Street Beat BrainScope Company Inc. Source Type: news

Injured children receive twice the radiation  dose at nonpediatric trauma centers compared with pediatric trauma centers - Nabaweesi R, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Aitken ME, Rettiganti MR, Luo C, Maxson RT, Glasier CM, Kenney PJ, Robbins JM.
BACKGROUND: Use of cranial CT scans in children has been increasing, in part due to increased awareness of sports-related concussions. CT is the largest contributor to medical radiation exposure, a risk factor for cancer. Long-term cancer risks of CT scans... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

IFCT-0302 results question role of CT-scan in NSCLC post-surgery follow-up
(European Society for Medical Oncology) The optimal follow-up protocol for patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains elusive after results of the IFCT-0302 trial, to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, did not show a difference in overall survival (OS) between patients who received computed tomography (CT) scans as part of their follow-up, and those who did not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 30, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Computed Tomography Useful for Staging Head, Neck Melanoma
CT identifies more metastases, avoids unnecessary sentinel lymph node biopsies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals
Children who had CT scans at nonpediatric hospitals in Arkansas received twice...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose 8 strategies to optimize radiation dose in CT AI can yield patient-specific radiation dose estimates ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children Diagnostic reference levels reduce CT doses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose
A new Java-based application for Android devices allows neurosurgeons to tailor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Physician groups launch pediatric CT safety campaign Study finds much to consider when ordering pediatric CT Commentary calls for safer pediatric imaging JAMA Pediatrics: CT scans put children at higher cancer risk BMJ: Megastudy links pediatric CT to higher cancer rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Conversion Factors Better Estimate Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT New Conversion Factors Better Estimate Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT
New cardiac k-factors more accurately estimate effective doses of radiation for cardiac CT scans. Older conversion factors significantly underestimated the doses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

New Conversion Factors for Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT New Conversion Factors for Radiation Doses for Cardiac CT
New cardiac k-factors more accurately estimate effective doses of radiation for cardiac CT scans. Older conversion factors significantly underestimated the doses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Thoracic kyphosis in those over 50 may not be a predictor of physical decline
(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) A recently published study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that using CT scans to evaluate early signs of hyperkyphosis (extreme forward curvature of the upper spine) in people over age 50 does not help to identify those at risk of subsequent physical function decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartSciences wins CE Mark, launches MyoVista ECG in the EU
HeartSciences said today that its MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph testing device won CE Mark and launched in Europe. The Westlake, Texas.-based company’s device measures the heart’s energy per heartbeat using Continuous Wavelet Transform, a type of advanced signal processing that provides doctors with a detailed visual description of a cardiac cycle’s energy distribution. Traditional resting ECG tech detects coronary artery disease less than 50% of the time, HeartSciences reported. “Currently, there’s a significant diagnostic gap in detecting heart disease early, resulting in a bu...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance heartsciences Source Type: news

Siemens inks tech supply, R & D deal with Houston Methodist Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a multi-year deal with Houston Methodist Hospital to integrate its imaging technologies into the Houston Methodist’s facilities and engage in joint research & development Through the deal, the Houston Methodist Research Institute will be equipped with Siemens devices and platforms for angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, molecular imaging, imaging IT and ultrasound. “We are eager to start our work together and look forward to seeing the outcome of this promising collaboration. We also look forward to working with scientists at ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Research & Development Siemens Source Type: news

Comparison of periodontal evaluation by cone-beam computed tomography, and clinical and intraoral radiographic examinations
The objective of this study was to compare and correlate periodontal assessments among CBCT, clinical attachment loss (CAL) measurement, and periapical (PA)/bitewing (BW) radiography.MethodsEighty patients (28 males, 52 females; age range, 19 –84 years) from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken on the central incisors, canines, and first molars of the right maxilla and left mandible. CAL was extracted from periodontal charts. The radiographic distance from the cementum –enamel junction (CEJ) to the alveolar crest was measured for too...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Reducing Nephrotoxicity in Cancer Patients Undergoing CT Reducing Nephrotoxicity in Cancer Patients Undergoing CT
Even in patients at low risk for contrast-induced nephropathy, the choice of contrast medium for CT scans can have a big impact on safety.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Workplace Fumes Linked to Signs of Early Lung Disease Workplace Fumes Linked to Signs of Early Lung Disease
Workplace exposure to vapors, gas, dust and fumes increases the likelihood that a CT scan will show early signs of disease in the lung tissue, according to a U.S. study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Emergency department blood alcohol level associates with injury factors and six-month outcome after uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury - Yue JK, Ngwenya LB, Upadhyayula PS, Deng H, Winkler EA, Burke JF, Lee YM, Robinson CK, Ferguson AR, Lingsma HF, Cnossen MC, Pirracchio R, Korley FK, Vassar MJ, Yuh EL, Mukherjee P, Gordon WA, Valadka AB, Okonkwo DO, Manley GT.
The relationship between blood alcohol level (BAL) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) remains in need of improved characterization. Adult patients suffering mTBI without intracranial pathology on computed tomography (CT) from the prospective Transformi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Workplace fumes linked to signs of early lung disease
Reuters Health - Workplace exposure to vapors, gas, dust and fumes increases the likelihood that a CT scan will show early signs of disease in the lung tissue, according to a U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is cone beam computed tomography accurate for post-operative evaluation of implants? an in vitro study
ConclusionConventional radiographs showed the highest accuracy for bone/implant interface diagnosis. However, CBCT scans (i-CAT 0.125 mm voxel), if available or if performed for pre-surgical assessment of another implant site, may provide similar accuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Manual tactile sensation, digital radiograph, and multidetector computed tomography: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Working length measurement with MDCT scan and other two conventional methods does not show significant difference in measurement. Use of newer 3D imaging technique is useful in root canal treatment for measuring working length. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts 4 positive BCBS policy decisions for its FFRct tech
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policy decisions from 4 different Blue Cross Blue Shield groups across the US for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve technology. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, BCBS of Arizona, BCBS of Idaho and BCBS of Kansas City issued determinations supporting the use of the company’s noninvasive FFRct, following a positive coronary computed tomography angiogram, for patients with stable chest pain. “These new coverage decisions add to the growing number of payers that have reviewed evidence from clinical trials demonstr...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

Role of routine repeat computed tomography of brain in patients with mild and moderate traumatic brain injury: a prospective study - Shah JM, Shah KS, Kumar J, Sundaram PK.
This study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can CT Lung Screening Improve Smoking Cessation Rates?
Computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer could lead to increased rates of smoking cessation in a high-risk population, with this “teachable moment” extending even to those with negative scan results. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - August 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Lung Cancer News Oncology Pulse Screening Source Type: news

Women have more active brains than men
(IOS Press) In the largest functional brain imaging study to date, the Amen Clinics (Newport Beach, CA) compared 46,034 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging studies provided by nine clinics, quantifying differences between the brains of men and women. The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Imaging Perivascular Fat May Flag Coronary Inflammation Imaging Perivascular Fat May Flag Coronary Inflammation
Researchers have developed a"fat-attenuation index" to identify coronary inflammation on routine CT scans. If confirmed in further study, the strategy may help identify vulnerable plaque, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Immediate implant placement into posterior sockets with or without buccal bone dehiscence defects: A retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this study, flapless implant placement into compromised sockets in combination with DBBM grafting may be a viable technique to reconstitute the defected buccal bone plates due to space maintenance and primary socket closure provided by healing abutments and bone grafts.Clinical significanceImmediate implants and DBBM grafting without using membranes may be indicated for sockets with buccal bone defects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Excellance Finishes New Mobile Stroke Unit Packed With All of the Latest Medical Technology to Diagnose and Treat Strokes
Excellance has delivered a new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) to Indiana University Health. These units are best-in-class for saving lives, preserving brain function, reducing post-hospitalization costs, and cutting alarm-to-therapy decision time by half. Indiana University Health Neurology and Neurosurgery features the latest and greatest in the world of healthcare, adding another tool to their stewardship in the world of neurological care and live-saving treatments. The latest in medical technology, the MSU features an onboard mobile CT scanner, lab, and telemedicine unit, allowing the doctor to interface with the unit and ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Excellance Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

Excellance Finishes New Mobile Stroke Unit Packed With All of the Latest Medical Technology to Diagnose and Treat Strokes
Excellance has delivered a new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) to Indiana University Health. These units are best-in-class for saving lives, preserving brain function, reducing post-hospitalization costs, and cutting alarm-to-therapy decision time by half. Indiana University Health Neurology and Neurosurgery features the latest and greatest in the world of healthcare, adding another tool to their stewardship in the world of neurological care and live-saving treatments. The latest in medical technology, the MSU features an onboard mobile CT scanner, lab, and telemedicine unit, allowing the doctor to interface with the unit and ...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Excellance Tags: Industry News Operations Source Type: news

Giving smokers a CT scan will help them to quit
A new British trial found this method, which can find lung cancer at an early stage, was twice as effective at helping smokers to completely give up lighting their cigarettes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams
Using the Canadian CT Head Rule to assess the need for imaging after trauma...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: EEG device could reduce head CT scans ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care ACR 2016: Repeat head CT not always overutilization (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs more likely to quit
(University of Liverpool) New research published in the scientific journal Thorax has found that smokers who undergo a CT scan of their lungs are more likely to quit smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virtual animation of victim-specific 3D models obtained from CT scans for forensic reconstructions: living and dead subjects - Villa C, Olsen KB, Hansen SH.
Post-mortem CT scanning (PMCT) has been introduced at several forensic medical institutions many years ago and has proved to be a useful tool. 3D models of bones, skin, internal organs and bullet paths can rapidly be generated using post-processing softwar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

New PET-CT scan improves detection in rare cardiac condition
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Using a new imaging technique that can diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis much more accurately than traditional tests, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that the disease affects other organs in 40 percent of patients with cardiac sarcoidosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news