IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were just published. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Getting back into the swing of things: Jake ’s journey with Crohn’s disease
It was a cloudy, September day at the Country Club of Miami in South Florida. Jake Goodstat, a high school sophomore and varsity golf player, approached the ninth green. He walked up to his ball with putter in hand, took a deep breath and gently tapped the ball to make the putt. He says this was the hole where he cinched second place in the 2016 South Florida Junior Golf Tournament. “It was the greatest feeling in the world to know that I placed,” recalls Jake, a Florida teen who underwent surgery two months prior to treat his Crohn’s disease. “Before my surgery, I...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Athos Bousvaros Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Crohn's disease Robert Shamberger Source Type: news

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Following Intravenous Contrast Media Administration'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dual energy computed tomography angiography in the peripheral arterial imaging
(Bentham Science Publishers) This is a systematic review of 9 studies on the diagnostic applications of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in peripheral arterial disease. The systematic analysis of these studies represent the first summary of studies using DECT with regard to its diagnostic value, radiation dose and contrast medium dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are Eye Movements a Window to the Radiologist's Expertise? Are Eye Movements a Window to the Radiologist's Expertise?
Dr Hossein Jadvar explains new evidence suggesting that radiologists'eye movements may reflect their expertise in interpreting CT scans.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Severe blunt thoracic trauma caused by ski collision - Lochner SJ, Scherr M, Perl M, Grove C.
An approximately 25-year-old skier collided in a ski-run intersection. At high speed, he first hit another skier and then smashed into a  snow cannon. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital. A whole-body CT scan was conducted under resus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Utilization of conventional neuroimaging following youth concussion - Rose SC, Schaffer CE, Young JA, McNally KA, Fischer AN, Heyer GL.
The objective of this study was to explore t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman ’s life and health
Treatment TermsStroke CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke care, stroke treatment, tpa, tissue plasminogen activator, ischemic stroke, thrombectomy, stent retriever, warning stroke, mini-stroke, blood clot in brain, clot buster SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - January 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman ’s life and health
Treatment TermsStroke CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke care, stroke treatment, tpa, tissue plasminogen activator, ischemic stroke, thrombectomy, stent retriever, warning stroke, mini-stroke, blood clot in brain, clot buster SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

CT scans aid treatment for people in blood pressure 'gray zone'
Amy WallaceJan. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins are using heart CT scans to create a more personalized treatment for patients with pre-hypertension. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized treatment for those in blood pressure'gray zone '
Using data from a national study, researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild high blood pressure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I still don ’ t think it is necessary! – Sian ’ s story
The post I still don’t think it is necessary! – Sian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Well, as you will see, the title of my story isn’t strictly true, but my journey started when I went to my GP with slight menopausal bleeding. It took me a few days to decide whether it was bleeding or just slightly coloured discharge, however, she told me that they always refer anyone over 60 with post menopausal bleeding to the aptly named ‘post menopausal bleeding clinic’! I was out enjoying a meal with friends, when I received a phone call from the clinic inviting me in for a cons...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer Source Type: news

PET/CT may have found cardiovascular event trigger
PET/CT scans have identified activity in a stress-related structure in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Special diet helps PET diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event PET/CT calcium scores reveal chemo's damage to the heart PET/CT links stress with heart trouble The big question: CT, MRI, or nuclear for coronary artery disease diagnosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evolution could increase arthritis risk, study suggests
This study is fascinating and innovative in its use of modern technology. "We know that more and more people are living with the daily pain of arthritis, due to many factors including an ageing population and a rise in obesity rates; this research highlights some of the physical reasons underlying joint pain, and indicates that if current trends continue, then millions more will have to live with the pain and isolation arthritis can cause." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 12, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case reviews a CT scan and endoscopic examination from a 48-year-old female who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New procedure to beat cancer by removing kidney saved Wiltshire woman's life
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'By moving my kidney, surgeons beat the life-threatening cancer': A new procedure did not only save Gerry's life, but also spared her from years of dialysis
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The PECARN TBI rules do not apply to abusive head trauma - Magana JN, Kuppermann N.
The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules were developed to identify children at very low risk for clinically-important TBIs (ciTBIs), for whom computed tomography (CT) scans can typically ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Children presenting in delayed fashion after minor head trauma with scalp swelling: do they require further workup? - Sellin JN, Moreno A, Ryan SL, Lam SK, Donaruma-Kwoh M, Luerssen TG, Jea A.
PURPOSE: It is common to evaluate children who have sustained minor head trauma with computed tomography (CT) of the head. Scalp swelling, in particular, has been associated with intracranial injury. A subset of patients, however, present in delayed fashio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes
High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-like fossil from South Africa, shows telltale structures of the brain, major cranial nerves, nostrils and inner ear belonging to modern-day chimaeras. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

"Obamacare" -- Three Keys for Improvement
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 31, 2016 -- As the 2016 presidential campaign came to a close and we elected a new president, polls showed that of the half-dozen things that most concerned Americans, health care was one of the major topics. No real surprise there. There are advocates for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, who say that statistics show that 21 million more Americans got health care who didn't have it before, and that those least able to afford it were the ones who benefitted from the ACA. There are advocates against the Affordable Care Act who point to what they say is a broken system, with ins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of intrathoracic injury after blunt torso trauma in children presenting to an emergency department as trauma activations - McNamara C, Mironova I, Lehman E, Olympia RP.
BACKGROUND: Thoracic injuries are a major cause of death associated with blunt trauma in children. Screening for injury with chest x-ray study, compared with chest computed tomography (CT) scan, has been controversial, weighing the benefits of specificity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opening the Book on ED Metrics
Conclusions Medical directors are generally under pressure to improve some aspect of the department’s performance. While we always have to keep the overall operation of the department in mind, we are also at the mercy of how individuals perform. We can’t control every aspect of the ED visit. But things that we can control and things we can measure, we need to take advantage of. Start with awareness of the key metrics and then add in transparency. Be sure to establish goals and work with your under-performers on improvement strategies. As I’ve heard ACEP President Jay Kaplan say many times, “If you w...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A young doctor tries to get comfortable with the 'C' word
She had gone to the emergency department because she had had difficulty taking a deep breath. It wasn't quite pain that was affecting her breathing, she said. It was discomfort, a feeling that "something was there."A CT scan of the chest showed clear lungs. But just underneath, within the tip... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Shara Yurkiewicz Source Type: news

A young doctor tries to get comfortable with the Big C
She had gone to the emergency department because she had had difficulty taking a deep breath. It wasn't quite pain that was affecting her breathing, she said. It was discomfort, a feeling that "something was there."A CT scan of the chest showed clear lungs. But just underneath, within the tip... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Shara Yurkiewicz Source Type: news

Lucerno's next step for commercial device after $6M funder
Lucerno Dynamics – which recently completed its series A equity funding round, raising $6.34 million – has a commercially available device and has launched a new study with it. The Morrisville-based company’s Class 1 device, the Lara System, is now listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The device detects and monitors infiltrations of radiotracer injections during PET/CT scans. Consequently, Lucerno has also launched it’s Lara QI study, according to CEO Ron Lattanze. It's aimed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Lucerno's next step for commercial device after $6M funder
Lucerno Dynamics – which recently completed its series A equity funding round, raising $6.34 million – has a commercially available device and has launched a new study with it. The Morrisville-based company’s Class 1 device, the Lara System, is now listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The device detects and monitors infiltrations of radiotracer injections during PET/CT scans. Consequently, Lucerno has also launched it’s Lara QI study, according to CEO Ron Lattanze. It's aimed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Too Many CT Scans for Pediatric Appendicitis? Too Many CT Scans for Pediatric Appendicitis?
Pediatric patients with appendicitis are far less likely to have preoperative CT scans at children's hospitals than at other types of hospitals, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver and cured of malignant lymphoma - Vilmar AC, Hansen PB.
A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. An acute computed tomography (CT) showed no fractures or internal bleedings but revealed an asymptomatic tumour in the colon transversum. During operation, a diffuse large B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Pseudocirrhosis Due to Dose Reduction Radiological Case: Pseudocirrhosis Due to Dose Reduction
While minimizing radiation dose to patients is an important factor to consider when performing CT scans, this case demonstrates that in some instances it may lead to an incorrect diagnosis.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

CT and CMR in Ischemic Heart Disease CT and CMR in Ischemic Heart Disease
Both computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance are emerging as imaging modalities of choice for different aspects of ischemic heart disease. Explore their appropriate use in this review.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

TEE Plus CT Angiography Improves Evaluation of Prosthetic Heart Valves TEE Plus CT Angiography Improves Evaluation of Prosthetic Heart Valves
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA) used along with 2-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) helps doctors evaluate prosthetic valve dysfunction, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

High-Resolution CT Boosts Fracture Prediction in Older Men High-Resolution CT Boosts Fracture Prediction in Older Men
Use of high-resolution computed tomography (HR-pQCT) can improve the identification of men at high risk for fracture, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

How to make the most of private office imaging
The number of imaging procedures conducted in private offices has gone down,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How have payment cuts affected outpatient imaging? Is imaging use poised for expansion or contraction? Rads are doing fewer double CT scans -- but nonrads aren't Study confirms imaging's shift from offices to hospitals ED trumps hospital inpatient as source for imaging referrals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show that thes...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Visual DX- “ My Eye Popped Out ”
A 44-year-old male with hypertension presents via EMS with this ocular complaint after having sneezed. What’s your assessment? by Lauren Westafer, DO and Nicholas Daniel, DO A 44-year-old male with hypertension presented via EMS with the complaint “my eye popped out!” The patient reported right eye swelling and pain immediately after sneezing. He denied trauma or change in his visual acuity, but admitted to a prior history of cocaine abuse. Physical exam revealed periorbital subcutaneous emphysema and intact accommodation and extraocular movements. His pupils were equal and reactive to light. Visual...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers inks deal with N.Y. provider Northwell Health
Siemens Healthineers (NYSE:SI) said today it inked a 4-year research deal with N.Y. state healthcare provider Northwell Health. The 2 parties aim to develop research projects evaluating clinical effectiveness and outcomes using data analytics-based population health evidence. As part of the 4-year partnership deal, Siemens Healthineers will also provide full-time employees who will work jointly with Northwell Health. “This partnership is first-of-its-kind for both Siemens Healthineers and Northwell Health to collaborate on research that could potentially define care pathways for various populations in the future...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Research & Development Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

Prevalence of negative CT scans in a level one trauma center - Hansen CK, Strayer RJ, Shy BD, Kessler S, Givre S, Shah KH.
PURPOSE: The rise of computed tomography (CT) use in trauma has become the subject of concern given the harms of CT including radiation, cost, over diagnosis and identification of incidental lesions. We developed a novel metric, the Negative CT Score, ( ∑... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Yield of computed tomography of the cervical spine in cases of simple assault - Uriell ML, Allen JW, Lovasik BP, Benayoun MD, Spandorfer RM, Holder CA.
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) of the cervical spine (C-spine) is routinely ordered for low-impact, non-penetrating or "simple" assault at our institution and others. Common clinical decision tools for C-spine imaging in the setting of trauma include... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Philips launches Intellispace Portal 9.0 radiological visual analysis & quantification platform
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it launched its IntelliSpace Portal 9.0, the most recent iteration of its radiological visual analysis and quantification platform. The new version of the platform utilizes machine learning to aid operating radiologists in detecting, diagnosing and following-up on treatment for diseases and traumas, such as brain juries and neurological disorders including dementia, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. “As the rates of dementia and neurodegeneration rise, neuroradiologists need advanced tools to help referring physicians treat these challenging cases. ...
Source: Mass Device - November 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Software / IT Royal Philips Source Type: news

Bone scanning for osteoporosis 'could be used to predict hip fractures'
A new study has shed light on the way in which people with a specific type ofosteoporosis are likely to experience weakness in their bones that increases their chances of suffering a fracture. The research from the University of Cambridge, which was funded byArthritis Research UK, has shown how further examination of bone quality might in future help to identify which patients may be at greatest risk of a hip fracture. Bone mapping to identify weak spots Focal osteoporosis is a form of the disease that affects specific parts of the bone. It is recognised that focal osteoporosis present in certain areas of the hips can grea...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 29, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Man, 57, suffered stroke 15 minutes after finishing an energy drink
The 57-year-old, from Alabama, was hospitalized feeling shaky, with tingling and numbness in his right arm and leg. A CT scan revealed he had suffered a small but life-threatening brain hemorrhage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toshiba Medical’s Fully Integrated Model-Based Iterative CT Reconstruction Receives FDA Clearance
CHICAGO--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Model-based iterative reconstruction is now fast enough for customers’ clinical needs as Toshiba Medical’s Forward projected model-based Iterative Reconstruction SoluTion (FIRST) received FDA clearance. FIRS... Devices, Radiology, FDA, Product Launch Toshiba America Medical Systems, computed tomography (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New study shows marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain
(IOS Press) Published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography, a sophisticated imaging study that evaluates blood flow and activity patterns, demonstrated abnormally low blood flow in virtually every area of the brain studies in nearly 1,000 marijuana users compared to healthy controls, including areas known to be affected by Alzheimer's pathology such as the hippocampus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Geriatric ED: Cost-Efficient Hub of Care
Geriatric emergency departments can pay for themselves by meeting healthcare reform incentive goals No one can deny the aging of our population in general, and of the emergency department patient load in particular. But there is some disagreement about how EDs should respond – specifically whether it is appropriate to design geriatric emergency departments. After all, in an era of belt-tightening and budget slashing is it really our priority to invest in softer mattresses, warmer lighting and aromatherapy? I aim to dispel the myth that geriatric EDs are just about superficial aesthetic improvements and show that thes...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Philips Announces 1000th Installation of its Ambient Experience Solution to Create a Patient-Friendly Hospital Environment
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) has announced a milestone for its Ambient Experience solution with the 1000th installation at the St. Claraspital hospital in Basel, Switzerland. With Ambient Experience, the Swiss hospital created a calming and reassuring patient-controlled ambient environment for patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) imaging procedures. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 23, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary
More than one-third of head CT scans performed on emergency department patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care ISCT: Stroke panel weighs optimal imaging approach ASNR 2016: Race and sex affect who gets brain imaging ACR 2016: Repeat head CT not always overutilization CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 23, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adolescent obesity boosts risk of permanent bone loss
Obese teenagers are at higher risk of permanent bone loss, according to research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Software leverages CT scans to generate bone density data Repeat bone density screening for seniors offers little value MRS shows osteoporosis risk in obese patients Study confirms accuracy of VC for bone mineral density exams MR, CT highlight roles of exercise, fat in osteoarthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 22, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Edmonton Area Gets Canada's First Stroke Ambulance
Canada's first stroke ambulance, equipped with a CT scanner, will begin operating in Edmonton in January as part of a three-year pilot project. The ambulance will allow for quicker treatment of people in rural areas without access to a CT (computed tomography) scanner, where minutes can make a big difference to a patient's outcome. Read More at Yahoo News (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Edmonton Area Gets Canada's First Stroke Ambulance
Canada's first stroke ambulance, equipped with a CT scanner, will begin operating in Edmonton in January as part of a three-year pilot project. The ambulance will allow for quicker treatment of people in rural areas without access to a CT (computed tomography) scanner, where minutes can make a big difference to a patient's outcome. Read More at Yahoo News (Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News)
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news