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

CARTI Losses Bring Worry, Advice for Financial Cure Inside New Center
CARTI already was experiencing operating losses before it opened its $88 million cancer center in west Little Rock last November. In the months since then, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute Inc. has seen its operating losses widen to $20.5 million over the last three fiscal years and missed a financial benchmark for its $49 million bond, which forced it to hire a management consulting firm. Whether it is back on track remains to be seen. CARTI President and CEO Jan Burford recently told Arkansas Business that she is concerned because in the first quarter of its fiscal year that began July 1, the outpatient cance...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 21, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese approval for FFRct tech
HeartFlow said today it won approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct technology, which uses algorithms to generate 3D models of blood flows and can help diagnose heart disease. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. “The MHLW’s approval of the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis is another important milestone for HeartFlow and will give physicians in Japan a new tool...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance HeartFlow Source Type: news

Lung cancer screening catches early lung cancer
Treatment TermsLung cancer screening CategoriesFamily health SEO Keywordsduke cancer center SEO Meta Description The earlier lung cancer is found, the easier it is to treat. Overview Ronald Knowles was smoking two to three packs of cigarettes a day and coping with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) when he went for his first appointment at Duke Primary Care. The avid biker may not have known it, but his 50-year smoking habit and lung disease put him at high risk for lung cancer. Hero Imagelung_cancer_screening_patient.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks ContentPhysician assistantLeanne Owens knew it, ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - November 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Cancer Detection in a Breath
This study was preliminary, so studies with many more patients will have to be conducted before this new approach can be the standard screening for lung cancer recurrence. Medical Discovery News is hosted by professors Norbert Herzog at Quinnipiac University, and David Niesel of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Learn more at www.medicaldiscoverynews.com. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Philips launches world ’ s 1st detector-based spectral CT scanner in Canada
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it launched its IQon spectral CT in Canada, touting it as the world’s 1st and only spectral CT scanner designed specifically for spectral imaging. The company’s newly released device is designed to provide multiple layers of retrospective, diagnostic data through a single, low-dose scan. “The Philips IQon Spectral CT is further proof of our commitment of delivering meaningful innovation. Today’s patient centered healthcare environment requires the ability to enable ‘first-time’ right testing and diagnostics. With just one scan, the new Philips IQon Spe...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Royal Philips Source Type: news

Post-mortem computed tomography coaxial cutting needle biopsy to facilitate the detection of bacterioplankton using PCR probes as a diagnostic indicator for drowning - Rutty GN, Johnson C, Amoroso J, Robinson C, Bradley CJ, Morgan B.
We report for the first time the use of coaxial cutting needle biopsy, guided by post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT), to sample internal body tissues for bacterioplankton PCR analysis to investigate drowning. This technical report describes the biopsy t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Cone-beam computed tomography versus periapical radiograph for diagnosing external root resorption: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS:Currently available evidence suggests that CBCT could be reliable to detect the presence of ERR in clinical practice and has a higher diagnostic efficacy than PR. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Aum Cardiovascular releases preliminary data from Turbulence study
Aum Cardiovascular today released preliminary results from the pivotal clinical trial of its Cadence heart disease diagnostics device, touting the device’s efficacy at detecting significant obstructive coronary artery disease. Aum’s Cadence is designed to identify obstructions in the coronary arteries by detecting acoustic signals generated by the turbulence created as blood flows past the obstruction, according to the company. A total of 1,014 patients are enrolled in the Turbulence trial, which looks to examine the use of the device to detect clinically significant CAD, the Northfield, Minn.-ba...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics AUM Cardiovascular Source Type: news

CT scans reveal birds' built-in air conditioners
Birds'beaks come in an incredible range of shapes and sizes, adapted for survival in environments around the world. But as a new study reveals, there's even more to bird beaks than meets the eye -- the insides of birds'bills are filled with complex structures that help them meet the demands of hot climates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Traumatic injuries of the diaphragm: overview of imaging findings and diagnosis - Hammer MM, Raptis DA, Mellnick VM, Bhalla S, Raptis CA.
Injuries to the diaphragm muscle occur in penetrating and severe blunt trauma and can lead to delayed hernia formation. Computed tomography is the mainstay in the diagnosis of these injuries, which may be subtle at presentation. Imaging findings differ bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Intracerebral Hemorrhage: The 'Other' Stroke
J Mocco, MD, MS Professor and Vice Chair for Education Director, Cerebrovascular Center Residency Program Director Department of Neurological Surgery Mount Sinai Health System Intracerebral Hemorrhage: The 'Other' Stroke A recent patient of mine, 48-year-old "Joe" (not his real name), was eating with his family at an Italian restaurant. Suddenly, he stood up, cursed, and collapsed. They brought him to the hospital, and he could not talk, move, or do anything we asked him to do. It turned out that Joe had suffered the second-most common, but deadliest, form of stroke: intracerebral hemorrhage. When people hea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volumetric analysis of day of injury computed tomography is associated with rehabilitation outcomes after traumatic brain injury - Majercik S, Bledsoe J, Ryser D, Hopkins RO, Fair JE, Frost RB, MacDonald J, Barrett R, Horn S, Pisani D, Bigler ED, Gardner S, Stevens M, Larson MJ.
INTRODUCTION: Day-of-injury (DOI) brain lesion volumes in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients are rarely used to predict long-term outcomes in the acute setting. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between acute brain injury les... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Detection of blood aspiration in deadly head gunshots comparing postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy - Scaparra E, Peschel O, Kirchhoff C, Reiser M, Kirchhoff SM.
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to analyze the reliability of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) versus autopsy in detecting signs of blood aspiration in a distinct group of patients following deadly head, mouth or floor of mouth gunshot injuries. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Key to Surviving #1 Cancer Killer: Early Detection of Lung Cancer
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we have our work cut out for us. Many Americans are woefully unaware that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the United States. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is among the lowest of all types of cancers. Yet, when detected early, there are more potential treatments available and odds for survival are higher. Early detection is key to saving lives, and this November, the American Lung Association is urging all Americans to learn more, understand your risk and join the fight to defeat lung cancer. Lung cancer kills more men and women than any other ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Corkscrew' shape of blood flow in heart's upper chamber may signal lower stroke risk
Using specialized CT scans of a healthy heart and one with heart disease, a team of cardiologists and biomedical engineers say they've created computer models of the " shape " of blood flow through the heart's upper left chamber that someday may help predict stroke risk. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Physician Groups Join Forces to Improve Use of Head CT Scans in Children
Washington, DC – The Image Gently Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Pediatric Neurosurgery and allied medical organizations have launched the“Think A-Head” campaign to help providers appropriately obtain and perform computed tomography (CT) scans in children with minor head injuries. The effort will also equip providers and parents with resources to help them communicate effectively when CT scans may (or may not) be the best option to gain proper diagnosis. The“Think A-Head” campaign provides tools an...
Source: American College of Radiology - November 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Corkscrew' shape of blood flow in heart's upper chamber may signal lower stroke risk
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using specialized CT scans of a healthy heart and one with heart disease, a team of Johns Hopkins cardiologists and biomedical engineers say they've created computer models of the 'shape' of blood flow through the heart's upper left chamber that someday may help predict stroke risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

ACR Preliminary Summary of HOPPS Final Rule
On Nov. 1, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releasedits final rule with 60-day comment period for changes to the calendar year (CY) 2017 hospital outpatient prospective payment system (HOPPS). In this rule, CMS finalizes many of items from the proposed rule including a further restructure of the imaging ambulatory payment classifications (APCs), an expansion of its use of comprehensive APCs (C-APCs), a new modifier for reduction in film-based X-ray services and expanded definition of the applicable codes, and some loosening of their implementation of Section 603B to impose site-neutral payments fo...
Source: American College of Radiology - November 2, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Turkana County: The Face of Kenya's Health Worker Boom
Photo of Dr. Gilchrist Lokoel by Wycliffe Omanya for IntraHealth InternationalOctober 07, 2016It used to be where Kenyan health workers who stepped out of line were sent as punishment. But today, Turkana County has become the go-to place for health workers. Here's how it happened.  Kenya ’s Turkana County is the largest in the country, roughly the size of Burundi, Rwanda, and Djibouti combined. It is also one of the poorest. Home to over 1.4 million people, including over 200,000 refugees from neighboring countries, Turkana County had for years some of Kenya’s worst human develo pment indicators.As recentl...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Assessment and predicting factors of repeated brain computed tomography in traumatic brain injury patients for risk-stratified care management: a 5-year retrospective study - Sumritpradit P, Setthalikhit T, Chumnanvej S.
Background and Objective. To determine the value of repeated brain CT in TBI cases for risk-stratified care management (RSCM) and to identify predicting factors which will change the neurosurgical management after repeated brain CTs. METHODS. A 5-y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Complete Gastroesophageal Obstruction by Food Bolus Complete Gastroesophageal Obstruction by Food Bolus
A 54-year-old man with history of esophageal varices and alcohol abuse presented with an inability to swallow. What did the CT scan reveal?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 7, 2016 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care
Using automated software to interpret head CT scans could someday slash the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ISCT: Stroke panel weighs optimal imaging approach ASNR 2016: Restored blood flow outweighs treatment time in stroke Perfusion CT matters more than time to stroke treatment Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland Volume helical shuttle CT perfusion identifies stroke patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The 3 biggest threats to radiology
Radiology has long been an attractive field for physicians-in-training, with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 5 trends from RSNA 2015 in Chicago ARRS: 6 reasons to be optimistic about radiology New ACR CEO Thorwarth bullish on radiology's future How to take action against radiology threats: Part 2 How to take action against radiology threats: Part 1Comments: 10/3/2016 5:16:44 AMraduser1 Ezekiel Emanuel.....Ezekiel Emanuel.....hmmm........where have I heard that name before? Oh yeah, that's right. He is/was a leading architect and proponent of ObamaCare. The same guy whose prediction for the suc...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Keeping tabs on kidney stones prevents painful attack
Treatment TermsKidney stones Additional SEO Keywords kidney stone, kidney stone disease, kidney stone pain, kidney stone attack, kidney stone surgery SEO Meta Description After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Duke urologist on a kidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview After Robert Lontz had two kidney stone attacks, he worked with his Dukeurologist on akidney stone disease management plan that helped him successfully avoid a third. Hero Image20160928.lontz_.robert.01.blog_.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Section Head...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Deep Belly Fat May Boost CVD Risk Even More (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CT scans identify extra-bad fat accumulations (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - September 29, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Otzi The Iceman 'Speaks' After 5,000 Years Of Silence
In the 25 years since hikers stumbled upon his mummified remains high in the Italian Alps, Otzi the Iceman has given up many of his secrets. In addition to the clothing he wore and the tools he used, research has detailed the germs he carried, the illnesses he suffered from and even the tattooes he had. We also know how he died and what he had for his last meal (wild goat). Now we know the sound of his voice. Otzi has been dead for more than 5,000 years, so how can we tell what he sounded like? Researchers working in Italy recently reconstructed his voice with the help of computer software and a 3D model of the I...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Elekta touts MR-imaging radiotherapy combo at ASTRO
Richard Hausmann built his career on the physics of imaging – he spent 23 years at Siemens (NYSE:SI) and 4 years at GE (NYSE:GE) developing the magnetic resonance and computerized tomography businesses before joining Elekta (STO:EKTA B) as president & CEO in June 2016. Hausmann told MassDevice.com yesterday that Elekta’s new MR-linac system, which combines MR imaging and radiotherapy for localized tumor treatment, is a “paradigm shift” in treating cancer. With traditional systems, patients come in for a planning CT scan before treatment, which the physician used to identify where to ra...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Oncology Radiosurgery Elekta AB GE Healthcare Siemens Source Type: news

Scan can tell if chemotherapy is effective after one round of treatment
Stephen FellerLONDON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A combined PET and CT scan of head and neck cancers can accurately show whether chemotherapy or other treatment is working, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news