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Medtronic teases new “extravascular” ICD system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released results from feasibility studies of its new “extravascular” EV-ICD System implantable cardioverter defibrillator designed with leads placed outside the hearts and veins, under the rib cage. The Fridley, Minn.-based medical giant touted results from the studies, which it said are the 1st to explore the novel extravascular placement, as showing the device could provide the “same benefits achieved with conventional ICDs.” Data was presented at the Cardiostim / EHRA Eurospace 2016 conference this week. “Physicians are interested in an ICD with a similar device f...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT
A recent pilot study found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, and follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Predicting advanced prostate cancer outcomes with NaF-PET/CT
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) A recent pilot study reported in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine found that sodium fluoride (Na-F-18) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (NaF-PET/CT) accurately detects bone metastases in patients with advanced prostate cancer, and follow-up scans over time correlate clearly with clinical outcomes and patient survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How genetics can help predict — and sometimes stop — childhood cancers
Amy Kindstedt hates cancer, but the 9-year-old is very thankful for one thing: Because genetic testing on her baby brother Hunter revealed he had the same genetic mutation she did, his cancer was caught much earlier than hers — possibly sparing him the same level of intense treatment she endured. The mapping of the human genome has ushered in the age of precision cancer medicine, in which an individual’s treatment can be tailored to the specific genetic abnormalities of her disease. In recent years, much attention has been brought to genetic testing for cancer risk, particularly around Angelina Jolie and her de...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 6, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Saul Wisnia Tags: Ask the Expert Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Dr. Junne Kamihara genetic testing pediatric cancer Pediatric Cancer Genetic Risk Program precision cancer medicine Source Type: news

4 Cancer Screening Tests for Men
By Stacy SimonCelebrate the fathers in your life this June by encouraging them to protect their health by getting up to date on cancer screening tests. Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms.Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat.With colon cancer, some screening tests can even help prevent cancer from developing in the first place.Colon cancerMen should start screening at age 50, or earlier if they have a family history of colon or rectal cancer or colon problems that raise their risk.Some screening tests can fi...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - June 2, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Prostate Cancer Colon/Rectum Cancer Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Skin Cancer - Melanoma Source Type: news

How Getting a Puppy Helped My Terminally Ill Teen
The puppy was 10 weeks old and a little over a pound the day we brought him home. He was a fancy mutt, a combination miniature poodle and Yorkshire terrier (yorkie-poo) that will likely grow no larger than five or six pounds. My 14-year-old daughter was in Manhattan getting radiation for tumors in her lungs the day I picked him up - he was a surprise that would be waiting for her that night. I'd originally told her we would get a dog when radiation treatments were over -- something for her to look forward to after three weeks of daily trips to the hospital (a six-hour round trip from our home in the Hudson Valley). I kep...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The truth lies within: the reconstructive value of inner livores in a homicide case - Brenčičová E, Baglivo M, Schwendener N, Schyma C, Jackowski C.
Through the widespread use of postmortem computed tomography, inner livores of the lungs have become a frequently observed phenomenon in the field of forensic medicine. Yet their time-dependent development, notably in comparison with the widely studied ext... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Self-inflicted nail-gun injury with cranial penetration and use of intraoperative computed tomography - Carnevale JA, Morrison JF, Choi DB, Klinge PM, Cosgrove GR, Oyelese AA.
BACKGROUND: Management of penetrating cranial trauma remains a high acuity and imaging intense neurosurgical disorder. Imaging of vital structures, including angiography, is typically conducted to understand the proximity of vital structures in comparison ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

SCCT names 2016 Toshiba award finalists
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has named the finalists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists SCCT announces Toshiba award recipients SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Answer revealed to this top-missed USMLE Step 2 question
Getting ready for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 2 is no easy feat, but we’re sharing expert insights to help give you a leg up. Take a look at the exclusive scoop on this month’s most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep question. Think you have what it takes to rise above your peers? Test your USMLE knowledge, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go. This month’s question that stumped most students:...
Source: AMA Wire - May 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Thomas’ story: Overcoming Kawasaki, a rare pediatric heart disease
Thomas after his second round of treatment for Kawasaki It took three trips to the doctor’s office and consults with four different providers for Valerie Flynn to finally get to the bottom of her son’s suffering. Thomas’s confluence of symptoms was puzzling: a high fever that wouldn’t go away for five days, all-over itchiness with a head-to-toe rash; bloodshot eyes and absolute exhaustion. “Thomas’ doctors kept telling me it must be a virus and to give him Benadryl for the itch and Tylenol for the fever, but those did nothing to help,” says Valerie. “That&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 24, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Annette Baker Dr. Jane Newburger Heart Center Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

Early armored dino from Texas lacked cousin's club-tail weapon, but had a nose for danger
(Southern Methodist University) First-ever CT scans of the early armored dinosaur Pawpawsaurus campbelli reveal that although the Texas dino lacked its cousin's club-tail it had a sharp nose for danger. A relative of Ankylosaurus, Pawpawsaurus's saving grace from predators may have been an acute sense of smell, says vertebrate paleontologist Louis Jacobs, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, a study co-author. Pawpawsaurus lived 100 million years ago, preceding Ankylosaurus by 35 million years. CT scans allow scientists to determine how the animal's brain functioned. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 24, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Does this Ankle Need an X-ray? There's an App for That
The Ottawa Rules, a set of rules used around the world to help health professionals decide when to order x-rays and CT scans, are now available as a free mobile health app. Developed by emergency department physicians at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, the Ottawa Rules are evidence-based decision trees that help physicians determine whether a scan is needed for injured bones, cutting down on unnecessary radiation and wait times. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 23, 2016 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Use of Coronary CTA to Guide Management of Coronary DiseaseUse of Coronary CTA to Guide Management of Coronary Disease
Can coronary computed tomography angiography, a noninvasive diagnostic test for coronary heart disease, appropriately guide referral for more invasive procedures and improve overall outcomes? Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Seizure and FeverSeizure and Fever
In this case, CT scan findings provided important clues in the diagnosis of HSV encephalitis. The Journal of Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

CT lung cancer screening: Shortcomings and solutions
SAN FRANCISCO - CT lung cancer screening has a bright future but also high...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Risk model fine-tunes CT lung cancer screening Group issues call for best lung cancer, COPD protocols ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries ATS 2016: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Risk model fine-tunes CT lung cancer screening
Using lung cancer risk to determine which smokers should receive CT screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries ATS 2016: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen CAD helps medical personnel triage CT lung cancer scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Giant Bilateral Hemorrhagic Adrenal MyelolipomasGiant Bilateral Hemorrhagic Adrenal Myelolipomas
What did CT scan reveal about the cause of this patient's left flank pain associated with nausea and vomiting? Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 18, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

ATS 2016: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools
SAN FRANCISCO - A little over a year after Medicare payments were approved...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Choosing unwisely: Lung cancer patients get brain scans CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen Medicare outlines payment rules for CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

When Cancer Glows
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News When surgeons remove a cancerous tumor, their goal is to remove all of it. But determining which cells are cancerous and which are healthy is tough. A pathologist's job is to quickly examine the excised tissue to determine whether all of the tumor has been removed. Sometimes, despite a medical team's best efforts, later MRI and CT scans reveal that cancer cells have been left along the margins. As a solution, scientists are looking for ways to light up cancer cells so that surgeons can see them more easily during an operation. Scientists at the Massachusetts...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

ACR 2016: Lung-RADS saves money and worries
Medicare could save hundreds of millions of dollars by using the Lung-RADS...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Choosing unwisely: Lung cancer patients get brain scans Lung-RADS cuts false positives in CT lung screening -- at a price JACR: CT lung screens better than thought (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMR ‘may be preferable’ to SPECT for CHD prognosis
Long-term follow-up of the CE-MARC study suggests that cardiovascular magnetic resonance could be a better predictor of cardiovascular events than single-photon emission computed tomography in patients with coronary heart disease. (Source: MedWire News)
Source: MedWire News - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronary heart disease Source Type: news

Out-of-pocket X-ray, CT scan costs vary widely
Alan Mozes, HealthDay News The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, new research reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely
And trying to get hospitals to reveal the price can be tricky, study authors say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diagnostic Imaging, Health Statistics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely
SUNDAY, May 15, 2016 -- The out-of-pocket price for a standard chest X-ray, CT scan or ultrasound can vary by hundreds of dollars, depending on where the imaging is done, new research reveals. And uninsured patients trying to get the cost in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

CT lung cancer screening sharpens its tools
SAN FRANCISCO - A little over a year after Medicare payments were approved...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Choosing unwisely: Lung cancer patients get brain scans CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen Medicare outlines payment rules for CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

I Never Thought Stroke Would Happen to Me
by Myra Wilson, Stroke Survivor On November 3, 2014, I was in nursing school working as a student nurse at a hospital in Seattle. My first sign that something was not quite right was when I was walking through the nursing station and both of my eyes went blurry. I could still see color but I couldn't see letters. It was blurry for about 30 seconds before clearing up again. I was going to lunch and went to give a report to another nurse. The nurse noticed while I was speaking that I slurred my speech. I didn't notice my speech was slurred at all. It was at that time that I experienced a sudden sharp pain on the right s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of post mortem computed tomography in detecting liver and splenic injury due to road traffic accident - Norzailin AB, Noor Azman S, Mohd Helmee MN, Khairul Anuar Z.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of post mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in detecting liver and splenic injuries due to road traffic acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans
Almost half of patients at high risk for lung cancer didn't get timely follow-up...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Older lung cancer patients live longer than expected CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen CAD helps medical personnel triage CT lung cancer scans Medicare outlines payment rules for CT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Algorithm reduces CT use in pediatric appendicitis
CHICAGO – Use of a diagnostic algorithm for pediatric appendicitis significantly decreases computed tomography utilization without compromising high sensitivity and specificity, according to findings... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 10, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Better way to diagnose, manage neuroendocrine tumors
Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans are superior to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current imaging standard in the United States for detecting neuroendocrine tumors (NETS), and could significantly impact treatment management, a new study suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA releases April 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD April 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 239 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 224 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 15 DEVICE: Applanation Tonometer SHANGHAI MEDIWORKS PRECISION INSTR510(k) NO: K142263(Traditional) ATTN: Weida Zhan PHONE NO : 8621 542 60421 Zone A, 2nd Floor, No. 69, Lane 19SE DECISION MADE: 15-APR-16 SHANGHAI CN 200237 510(k) STATEMENT DEVICE: Surearly Pregnancy Test Strip, Surearly Digital Pregnancy Test Sugentech, Inc. 510(k) NO: K142754(Traditional) ATTN: Mijin Sohn PHONE NO : 82 42 3645001 Daejeon Bioventure Town, 1662, YusSE DECISION MADE: 07-A...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Does this ankle need an X-ray? There's an app for that
(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) The Ottawa Rules, a set of rules used around the world to help health professionals decide when to order x-rays and CT scans, are now available as a free mobile health app. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A better way to diagnose and manage neuroendocrine tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) A recent study reported in the May issue of "The Journal of Nuclear Medicine" demonstrates that Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans are superior to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current imaging standard in the United States for detecting neuroendocrine tumors (NETS), and could significantly impact treatment management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MRI stronger predictor of major adverse cardiovascular events than standard scan
(American College of Physicians) Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a stronger predictor of risk for major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) than single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) at 5 years follow-up. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 9, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here?
Welp, we've done it, folks. It's finally come to this. There have been so many deaths from opioid overdose, so many addicts created, so many pills diverted, that the CDC is getting involved. Opioid pain medications, commonly prescribed to treat acute and chronic sources of pain, are a significant cause of morbidity (harm) and mortality (death) in America. In 2014, the CDC reported a total of 47,055 drug overdose deaths in the United States, 61% of which were attributable to opioids. So how exactly did we get here? Like most things in medicine, there is not one simple answer. But it's not that hard to trace things back a f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UMC Utrecht expands diagnostic capabilities with new Philips IQon Spectral CT system
The University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) in the Netherlands has installed Royal Philips' IQon Spectral CT, the industry’s first spectral detector-based Computed Tomography (CT) in order to expand diagnostic capabilities in daily practise. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - May 8, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

CT scan mix-up leads to $6M settlement
A patient at a Pennsylvania hospital whose CT exam was mixed up with that of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Florida radiology firm to pay $9M to settle overbilling case Radiologist nabbed in Calif. workers' comp fraud sting Florida Hospital pays $5.4M to settle federal lawsuit Houston imaging centers to pay $2.6M in fraud settlement Ala. hospital, docs to pay $25M to settle claims (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 5, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diagnostic imaging and cancer risk
Advice on counselling patients about the cancer risks of radiation delivered by X-rays and CT scans. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - May 3, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tanzania: Referral Hospitals to Receive Medical Supplies, Including CT-Scans
[Daily News] Dodoma -ALL referral hospitals including Sekouture in Mwanza will soon be supplied with medical supplies and equipment including X-Ray machines and CT-Scans, Members of Parliament (MPs) were assured here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hidden cancer costs lurk in CT radiation exposure
Treatment resulting from cancers that arise from CT radiation exposure may...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circulation: Little radiation risk seen in cardiac scans Ohio hospital slashes CT radiation dose -- and cancer risk MDCT: Radiologists should control radiation dose discussion 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 - April 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer Screening Tests All Women Should Know About
By Stacy Simon Along with giving Mother's Day gifts and sending greetings this year, encourage the moms in your life to get up to date on cancer screening tests. Screening tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms. Regular screenings can catch some cancers early, when they’re small, have not spread, and are easier to treat. With cervical and colon cancers, these tests can even prevent cancer from developing in the first place. Sweeten the deal by offering to help your mom schedule her screening, drive her to and from appointments, and keep her company in the waiting room. These are the American ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - April 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Breast Cancer Cervical Cancer Endometrial Cancer Colon/Rectum Cancer Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Source Type: news

Health Affairs: Ultrasound prices vary widely in U.S.
The price of an ultrasound exam for pregnancy can vary widely in the U.S.,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: The price is wrong? Residents unclear on cost of imaging Knee MRI prices can vary almost 8-fold across the U.S. Study finds wild price variations for head CT scans NY Times article takes aim at echo costs Report: Imaging costs vary widely in U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries
Sedentary behavior is associated with increased calcium deposits on CT scans,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? Study: 1 in 4 Saudis headed for heart attack MRI points to brain benefits of exercise for kids ASL-MRI shows benefit of exercise for older adults MR, CT highlight roles of exercise, fat in osteoarthritis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance Of CT Imaging Solutions For Lung Cancer Screening To Help Hospitals Of All Sizes Drive Earlier Detection And Improve Patient Care Decisions
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG; AEX: PHIA) today announced that any hospital or healthcare facility with one of its indicated computed tomography (CT) models can now become a lung cancer screening center. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - April 28, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Duke Expert: What Parents Should Ask Before Their Kids’ X-Rays, CT Scans
Contact: Samiha KhannaPhone: 919-419-5069Email: samiha.khanna@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on APRIL 26, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- Whether a child is complaining of intense stomach pain or has a head injury after a car crash, doctors may recommend a computed tomography, or CT scan, to investigate possible injuries. CT scans use ionizing radiation to create images of bones, organs, blood vessels and other soft tissues. The technology is widely available, provides quick and detailed results, and its use is growing worldwide, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization. With increased...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - April 27, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Animation Shows How A Woman's Pelvis Morphs During Her Lifetime
Scientists have long known that the female pelvis widens and shrinks throughout a woman's lifetime -- and now, an animated model details exactly how. The model, created as part of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, shows that the pelvis widens as a woman becomes more fertile and narrows as she ages. These changes are most likely mediated by estrogen, and they reveal that the female pelvis is not "written in bone," as Dr. Marcia Ponce de León, senior researcher at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and a co-author of the study, told The Huffingt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Animation Shows How A Woman's Pelvis Morphs During Her Lifetime
Scientists have long known that the female pelvis widens and shrinks throughout a woman's lifetime -- and now, an animated model details exactly how. The model, created as part of a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, shows that the pelvis widens as a woman becomes more fertile and narrows as she ages. These changes are most likely mediated by estrogen, and they reveal that the female pelvis is not "written in bone," as Dr. Marcia Ponce de León, senior researcher at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and a co-author of the study, told The Huffingt...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hidden Costs of Cancer From CT Scans Add UpHidden Costs of Cancer From CT Scans Add Up
CT imaging induces a small rate of cancers with a 'large and hidden financial cost,' researchers say. But not everyone is convinced about the rigor of their study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news