CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
Title: CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/12/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
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CT scans might help gauge heart attack risk
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CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible (Source: WebMD Health)
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CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
Researchers aim to identify vulnerable patients before damage becomes irreversible Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Heart Attack, Heart Diseases--Prevention (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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CT Scans Might Help Gauge Heart Attack Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 -- A new CT scan analysis may allow doctors to identify blood vessel inflammation before heart problems actually crop up, researchers report. Detecting inflammation before it hardens into irreversible plaque could... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCT 2017theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

GE Healthcare inks deal to integrate HeartFlow FFRct into CT scanners
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said today it inked a collaborative deal with HeartFlow to integrate its FFRct fractional flow technology into GE’s computed tomography scanners. HeartFlow’s FFRct software is designed to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with suspected coronary artery disease, providing insight into the extent of the CAD and the impact it is having on blood flow to the heart. “GE has collaborated with HeartFlow over the last five years, and this agreement reinforces our joint commitment to patients worldwide. Along with our industry-leading cardiac CT systems and clinical applica...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging Software / IT GE Healthcare HeartFlow Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins AMA CPT codes for FFRct cardiac tech
HeartFlow said today it won a new set of category III Current Procedural Terminology codes from the American medical Association for its FFRct fractional flow reserve technology. The newly won CPT code application was submitted by the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. HeartFlow said the new codes show that the company’s FFRct “is a unique and distinct analysis that provides important and actionable clinical information above and beyond that of a coronary ...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

Digirad wins $100m DoD contract for CT equipment
Digirad Corp. (NSDQ:DRAD) won a maximum $100 million contract with the US Department of Defense to supply computed tomography imaging equipment devices, according to a DoD release posted on Monday. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery and indefinite-quantity 5-year base contract comes with an additional 5-year option period, according to a DoD release. The contract’s completion date is set for June 29, 2022. Digirad won out against 26 other groups who competed for the contract, according to the release. Through the deal, Digirad will supply CT imaging equipment devices to the US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marin...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Digirad Corp. Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 30, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From ConforMIS touting its knee replacement study to Consulting Radiologists’s new breast cancer detection tool, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Study: Low-dose CT scanning improves Ankylosing Spondylitis assessment A new study has shown that low-dose computed tomography (LD-CT) is more sensitive than X-rays for monitoring disease progression in people who have Ankylosing Spondylitis, according to a June 15 press release. LD-CT has previously been proven to be sensitive and reliable when assessing bone growth in different pat...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Big Data Business/Financial News Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Implants Oncology Research & Development Respiratory Cefaly conformis Consulting Radiologists Hemovent Image Stream Medical Me Source Type: news

Studies Show Utilization Management Systems Help Clinical Laboratories Remove Physician Uncertainty Over Availability of Diagnostic Tests and How to Properly Interpret Results
Researchers note medical laboratories uniquely qualified to help doctors optimize lab test utilization, and to educate physicians on testing trends and improvements Automation and informatics have revolutionized the modern medical laboratory. These same technologies also are powering the next generation of healthcare through precision medicine, genomics, and an increased ability to assess and leverage population […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 30, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations clinical laboratory computed tomography CT scan Daniel Wolfson Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

When Can a Doctor Help Your Back Pain?
Treatment TermsBack pain TagsBack pain Sub-Title Answers to Common Back Pain Questions Overview More than eight in 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In most cases, the pain goes away over time. If your back pain is severe or does not improve, you may need medical care. Here are answers to some common questions about back pain and tips on when to seek help. Content Blocks Header Why Does My Back Hurt? ContentThere are various reasons why your back can hurt, including muscle pain, disc pain, joint pain, or nerve pain. In most cases, these are not harmful or dangerous. “There are...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) prediction rules in identifying high risk children with mild traumatic brain injury - Nakhjavan-Shahraki B, Yousefifard M, Hajighanbari MJ, Oraii A, Safari S, Hosseini M.
PURPOSE: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prognostic rules is a scoring system for prediction of the need for computed tomography (CT) scanning in children with mild TBI. However, its validation has no... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Understanding scuba diving fatalities: carbon dioxide concentrations in intra-cardiac gas - Varlet V, Dominguez A, Augsburger M, Lossois M, Egger C, Palmiere C, Vilarino R, Grabherr S.
INTRODUCTION: Important developments in the diagnosis of scuba diving fatalities have been made thanks to forensic imaging tool improvements. Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) permits reliable interpretation of the overall gaseous distribution in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Medical Emergency Of Otto Warmbier
All that the doctors who treated Cincinnati, Ohio resident Otto Warmbier knew is what they had seen or maybe read in the news. They knew he had just been released on June 13 from imprisonment in North Korea where he had been held by for more than 17 months. He had been sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly removing a propaganda poster from a wall at a Pyongyang hotel where he had been staying. The University of Virginia honors student had been visiting the authoritarian state during a five-day trip with a group called Young Pioneer Tours, which is a group out of China – an important note. Ot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Runner ’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injurySports medicine CategoriesFamily health Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview In April 2017, Harry Mendez Jr. crossed the finish line of a 50-mile race, exhausted but triumphant. The 35-year-old Durham resident had completed triathlons and endurance events before, but none had demanded the strength, commitment, and perseverance this one had. Just nine months earlier, he ’d been in Duke University Hospital, pins and rods holding his lower left leg together, wondering if he’d ever run again. Hero Imageharrymendez_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

NCCN Guidelines Compliance for Chest CT Reduces False Positives and Decreases Health Care Spending in Breast Cancer, Study Finds
As published in JNCCN, a Siteman Cancer Center study uncovered potential to significantly improve NCCN Guidelines-concordant care in patients with early-stage breast cancer FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., June 20, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -... Devices, Oncology, Radiology NCCN, NCCN Guidelines, breast MRI, computed tomography (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA warns on frameless stereotactic navigation systems
The FDA is warning of the risk that frameless stereotactic navigation systems, used to plan and conduct ear, nose & throat, brain and facial surgeries, might not be accurate if not used properly. Stereotactic navigation uses computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging scans to generate a “map” surgeons use to guide their instruments. Some systems use frame that’s fixed to the patient with screws or pins to orient the device, but the more common frameless systems do not. The federal safety watchdog said it’s received reports of “navigational accuracy errors” during surgeries usi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Neurological Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Source Type: news

FDA clears Siemens Healthineers Magnetom Vida 3T MRI scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won FDA clearance for its Magnetom Vida 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system. The company said that the newly cleared 3T MRI scanner features new BioMatrix technology designed to address inherent anatomical and physiological differences in patients and user variability to reduce rescans and increase productivity and cost efficiency. Siemens said that the Magnetom Vida features BioMatrix sensors built into the patient table to automatically track respiratory patterns to improve exam strategies. The device’s BioMatrix tuners help improve the quality and reproducibi...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Source Type: news

Low-dose CT scanning improves assessment of ankylosing spondylitis patients
(European League Against Rheumatism) The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 showed that low dose computed tomography is more sensitive than conventional radiographs (X-rays) in the monitoring of disease progression in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds no gender difference in stress as a risk factor for coronary heart disease
This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health. The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

BrainScope touts data from trial of BrainScope One EEG-based brain index
BrainScope today touted results from a study of its EEG-based Brain Function Index, part of its BrainScope One device, which demonstrated a “significant relationship” between BFI readings and the severity of functional impairment in mild head injuries. The study was published in the Journal of Neurotrama this month, the Bethesda, Md.-based company said. The company’s BrainScope One is an FDA-cleared device designed for assessing mildly presenting adult head injuries across the full spectrum of injuries for up to 3 days following the injury, the company said. The system is designed to help clinicians ...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological BrainScope Company Inc. Source Type: news

Pediatric abusive head trauma and stroke - Khan NR, Fraser BD, Nguyen V, Moore K, Boop S, Vaughn BN, Klimo P.
OBJECTIVE Despite established risk factors, abusive head trauma (AHT) continues to plague our communities. Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), depicted as areas of hypodensity on CT scans or diffusion restriction on MR images, is a well-known consequence of AH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers launches Symbia Intevo Bold SPECT/CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said this week it is launching its Symbia Intevo Bold CT and single-photon emission computed tomography system. The company touted the device as addressing the growing use of SPECT/CT systems in a dual-use setting, and said that such devices can increase efficiency for SPECT patients who also require diagnostic CT scans through acquiring both sets of images through the same system. The newly launched Symbia Intevo Bold uses a proprietary Safire algorithm to deliver improved CT image quality while reducing patient radiation doses by as much as 60%. The system also features the iMAR algori...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Siemens Source Type: news

Seismic CT scan points to rapid uplift of Southern Tibet
(Rice University) Rice University geophysicists have conducted a three-year seismic CT scan of the upper mantle beneath the Tibetan Plateau and concluded that the southern half of the 'Roof of the World' formed within 10 million years, or less than one-quarter of the time since the beginning of the India-Eurasia continental collision. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ISCT: Value of CT depends on who's looking
SAN FRANCISCO - Gauging the value of a CT scan is the single most critical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction Survey: Radiologists rated awesome and awful Are patients getting the imaging they pay for? Improving the patient experience benefits everyone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Patient mortality could be predicted through computer analysis of organs
The 5-year mortality risk of patients with severe illness may one day be predicted through computer analysis of CT scans, say researchers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Occult head injury in children less than 2 years with suspected child abuse in the emergency department - Shaikh H, Wrotniak BH, Mazur PM.
This study aims to determine the frequency of clinically significant findings requiring emergent neurosurgical intervention on computed tomography (CT) in neurologically intact children admitted to the hospital with suspected abuse. METH... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly
CT scans are going beyond identifying broken bones to detecting skeletal frailty...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening JAMA: Early imaging questionable for older adults with back pain Fracture risk grows after prostate cancer radiation therapy Space radiation study offers bone loss clues (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

EEG device could reduce head CT scans
A device based on electroencephalography (EEG) technology that measures brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging scores in GE's Head Health Challenge (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

WellCare president in Kentucky after cancer: 'It's real hard to depress me'
A chest muscle injury was what originally sent Bill Jones to his doctor's office. What the doctor found in what was supposed to be a routine CT scan would alter the path of his career. "They said it was a stage-one tumor … and that I was the luckiest man in the man in the world," Jones said. Doctors removed a roughly 1-inch cancerous tumor from his kidney. Jones said he was lucky because the doctors had found the cancer early. In August, he will celebrate 10 years of being can cer-free. Now, Jones… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Can infrascanner be useful in hospital emergency departments for diagnosing minor head injury in children? - Lewartowska-Nyga D, Nyga K, Skotnicka-Klonowicz G.
AIM: The aim of the study was to determine whether Infrascanner screening is a test which would facilitate excluding acute intracranial bleeding in children after minor head injury and thus make it possible to limit indications for computed tomography in t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alternative methods to visual and radiographic examinations for approximal caries detection.
J Oral Sci. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.16-0595. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractA shift in caries prevalence from occlusal surfaces to approximal surfaces has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. Two recent meta-analyses evaluated the performance of visual examination and radiography for carious lesion detection, and reported low sensitivity but high specificity for early approximal caries detection. This suggests that the conventional methods have a higher risk of failing to detect approximal lesions. Consequently, in caries susceptible populations, there is a risk of progression of non-cavitated lesions to i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Beyond broke bones, CTs also detect frailty and predict survival
(University of California - Davis Health System) Using computed tomography (CT) to evaluate muscle health may help identify optimal treatments for older patients who fall and break their hips, a new study led by radiologists from UC Davis and Wake Forest Baptist medical centers has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnostic Accuracy of CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Varies Diagnostic Accuracy of CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Varies
The diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR-CT), a noninvasive test for myocardial ischemia, is high at extremes of disease but weaker in the less severe cases commonly seen in the real world, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Peek Inside the Transparent Frog
There wouldn’t be a lot of advantages to being a member of the Hyalinobatrachium yaku species. You’d be a frog for one thing. You’d be just 0.8 in. (2 cm) long too, meaning you’d be prey for, well, just about anything that lives with you in the Ecuadorean Amazon. But if it was any consolation, you could at least be sure you’d be unlikely ever to need an MRI, X-ray or CT scan again. That’s because you’d be clear, as in transparent, as in wanna’-check-my-heart? Well, take a look. The newly designated species was discovered by a team of researchers led by ecologist and biologist...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Amazon Biology frog onetime Science Species Source Type: news

Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent more than what Medicare pays for services ranging from suturing a wound to interpreting a head CT scan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SCCT names Toshiba Young Investigator finalists
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has named the finalists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCCT, Toshiba partner on radiology fellows program SCCT names 2016 Toshiba award finalists SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists SCCT announces Toshiba award recipients SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR 2017: Radiation dose varies in head CTs of children
A large analysis of pediatric head CT scans across the U.S. showed surprisingly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from ECR 2016: Dr. Erich Sorantin on pediatric dose Sports-related head injuries spur avalanche of CT scans ARRS: Iterative recon cuts dose for pediatric head CT Wide-area CT delivers modest drop in pediatric dose MBIR halves CT dose in children, outperforming ASIR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can better tech improve doctor-patient conversations? A case study with CAT scans in the ER
A Yale-led team of researchers have developed an electronic application tool that puts patients at the center of a decision about an overused medical test: the CAT or CT scan. If it pans out in wider pilot testing, the innovative app could inform the way that health technology tools are developed and used by physicians and patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Routine computed tomography after recent operative exploration for penetrating trauma: what injuries do we miss? - Mendoza AE, Wybourn CA, Charles AG, Campbell A, Cairns BA, Knudson MM.
BACKGROUND: Patients with penetrating trauma who cannot be stabilized undergo operative intervention without preoperative imaging. In such cases, post-operative imaging may reveal additional injuries not identified during the initial operative exploration.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

BMI and Waist Circumference OK for Kidney Prognosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No extra value from CT scans of adipose tissue (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

See How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Medical Diagnosis And Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence is set to change medical diagnosis and treatment. Take a look at how one company in China is using AI to help radiologists improve medical diagnosis in reading CT scans and xrays. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Kite-Powell, Contributor Source Type: news

VORTRAN Medical Has Been Granted FDA 510K and CE Certification Approval for The New and Improved Automatic Resuscitator called the GO2VENT
VORTRAN Medical has been granted FDA 510K and CE certification approval for the new and improved automatic resuscitator called the GO2VENT (Gas Operated Ventilator). The latest addition to their product line offers an option for ventilation of patients during an MRI or CT scan. The GO2VENT has been tested per FDA regulations by Dr. Frank Shellock to meet the MRI compatibility testing and has been approved as a MR Conditional device and is perfect for use during a scan. The new model uses Copper springs to remove the chance of artifacts in the MRI picture. The GO2VENT can be used on a wide patient population from 10kg and a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: VORTRAN Medical Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

VORTRAN Medical Has Been Granted FDA 510K and CE Certification Approval for The New and Improved Automatic Resuscitator called the GO2VENT
VORTRAN Medical has been granted FDA 510K and CE certification approval for the new and improved automatic resuscitator called the GO2VENT (Gas Operated Ventilator). The latest addition to their product line offers an option for ventilation of patients during an MRI or CT scan. The GO2VENT has been tested per FDA regulations by Dr. Frank Shellock to meet the MRI compatibility testing and has been approved as a MR Conditional device and is perfect for use during a scan. The new model uses Copper springs to remove the chance of artifacts in the MRI picture. The GO2VENT can be used on a wide patient population from 10kg and a...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 14, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: VORTRAN Medical Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Industry News Source Type: news

Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege?
Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart of it all though is a basic question: Is health insurance a right or a privilege in the United States? I’m alive today because my school district, where I’ve now taught for 20 years, offers the ‘Cadillac of insurance plans.’ On April 26, 2006, I checked into the hospital for a scheduled C-section. Due to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Women Need Lung Cancer Screening Less Often Than Men? Do Women Need Lung Cancer Screening Less Often Than Men?
Women could undergo low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer as little as once every 3 years vs annual screening in men, suggests a retrospective analysis of screening data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 5, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Biomerics’s $38.5 million expansion in Salt Lake City to new study results and partnerships, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Biomerics opening new corporate HQ Biomerics announced in a May 1 press release that it is moving its corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The new facility will be 230,000 sq. ft and will be located in the International Center. It will have corporate offices, engineering offices, research and development labs and cleanroom manufacturing. Biomerics is expected to invest $38.5 million in the expansi...
Source: Mass Device - May 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Accuray Inc. Biomerics Glytec medPhoton MedTech Mevion Medical Systems Neural Analytics RAPS Refocu Source Type: news

Blood test may lead to targeted therapy for prostate cancer
Conclusion Genetic testing is becoming more common in cancer treatment as a way of tailoring treatment to the individual cancer. It's already used in breast cancer, for example. This test could help identify which men that have not responded to hormone treatment are most likely to benefit from two of the newer prostate cancer drugs. It is good news, because men could then be spared treatment that is unlikely to help them, and directed towards more suitable treatment options. Also, both of these newer drugs are very expensive, so a suitable test could save the NHS a great deal of money. Meanwhile, those men who are likely t...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Medication Source Type: news