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

GE Healthcare wins FDA nod for Visipaque coronary CT angiography injection
GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) said today that it won an indication approval from the FDA for its Visipaque injection imaging agent. The 320 milligram iodine per milliliter injection is an iso-osmolar agent that the federal watchdog approved for use in coronary computed tomography angiography. The new indication allows doctors to image coronary arteries of patients to help diagnose coronary artery disease using a non-invasive technique. Traditionally, healthcare practitioners use invasive coronary angiography procedures to diagnose coronary artery disease. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. T...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

PET/CT helps predict therapy effectiveness in pediatric brain tumors
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) In this first ever molecular drug-imaging study in children, researchers in The Netherlands used whole-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans to determine whether bevacizumab (Avastin) treatment of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in children is likely to be effective. The study is featured in the May 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Varex Imaging closes $276m PerkinElmer medical imaging acquisition
Varex Imaging (NSDQ:VREX) said today it closed its $276 million acquisition of PerkinElmer Inc.‘s (NYSE:PKI) medical imaging business. The 280-worker PerkinElmer segment is an OEM business that makes digital flat panel X-ray detectors for industrial, medical, dental and veterinary X-ray imaging systems. Varex financed the buyout of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based operation by expanding its credit line to $600 million, using $207 million to repay existing debt and $286 million for the acquisition and related credit facility fees. “The sale of Medical Imaging supports our strategy of r...
Source: Mass Device - May 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions PerkinElmer Inc. Varex Imaging Source Type: news

Do Cardiac Calcium CT Scans Work?
(MedPage Today) -- Saurabh Jha, MD, examines the pros and the cons (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

SPECT/CT can solve renal cell carcinoma diagnosis conundrum
By turning to a SPECT/CT scan with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi, clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SPECT/CT advances abdominal emergency diagnoses MRI shows benefits for renal cell carcinoma CEUS shines for indeterminate small renal masses SNMMI: SPECT/CT shines at sentinel lymph-node imaging SPECT/CT aids in tough endocarditis cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AiDoc raises $7M for AI-powered medical image analysis software
While medical imaging technologies have gotten more sophisticated and commonplace over the years, the number of available radiologists or clinicians to read things like CT scans or MRIs haven ’t increased accordingly. But tools that leverage machine learning have gotten smarter, and engineers believe they could play a vital role in alleviating the high demands on human medical image interpreters. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 26, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DNA-based test can spot cancer recurrence a year before conventional scans
‘Liquid biopsy’ diagnosed cancer recurrence up to a year before CT scans are able to in major lung cancer trial, and could buy crucial time for doctorsA revolutionary blood test has been shown to diagnose the recurrence of cancer up to a year in advance of conventional scans in a major lung cancer trial.The test, known as a liquid biopsy, could buy crucial time for doctors by indicating that cancer is growing in the body when tumours are not yet detectable on CT scans and long before the patient becomes aware of physical symptoms.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Cancer Cancer research Health Lung cancer Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Study Finds That EMS Activation of Stroke Cases Using Pulsara Stop Stroke Is Associated With Faster Treatment Times Than Activation in the Emergency Department
April 24, 2017   Bozeman, MT — Duke University School of Medicine researchers found that patients with stroke received faster treatment when emergency medical services (EMS) activated the stroke team from the field than patients who presented by other methods of arrival. The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of 12 major medical centers that used Pulsara’s Stop Stroke, a mobile application that allows EMS transporting a stroke patient to notify emergency department staff and stroke specialists with the tap of a button on a smart phone. Using data from March 2013 to May 2016, they found cases ac...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Study Finds That EMS Activation of Stroke Cases Using Pulsara Stop Stroke Is Associated With Faster Treatment Times Than Activation in the Emergency Department
April 24, 2017   Bozeman, MT — Duke University School of Medicine researchers found that patients with stroke received faster treatment when emergency medical services (EMS) activated the stroke team from the field than patients who presented by other methods of arrival. The researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of 12 major medical centers that used Pulsara’s Stop Stroke, a mobile application that allows EMS transporting a stroke patient to notify emergency department staff and stroke specialists with the tap of a button on a smart phone. Using data from March 2013 to May 2016, they found cases ac...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

An intimate look at the mechanics of dolphin sex
Using CT scans, researchers visualize the internal dynamics of sexual intercourse in marine mammals. The research sheds light on evolutionary forces and has practical applications for conservation efforts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Uninsured Americans Are Just 1 Traumatic Injury Away From Financial Ruin
This study shows that someone who is in a car accident, or is mugged, or experiences sudden trauma for some other reason, risks being driven to financial ruin,” he added. “In essence, unless you’re Bill Gates, you could be at risk of financial catastrophe if you fall seriously ill,” said Himmelstein, who was not involved with the study. The uninsured are not the only ones suffering the consequences of catastrophic health expenditures, Scott said. When hospitals fail to collect, they pass the costs onto paying customers and health-insurance companies, he said. “More uncompensated care leads to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best way to diagnose head injuries in children and minimize CT scans
In a trial involving more than 20,000 children, researchers compared the sensitivities of three clinical decision rules for head injuries. The researchers found that only one, the PECARN from the US, did not miss a single child requiring neurosurgery. The study will help inform the use of the clinical rules by clinicians and hospitals and could help minimize the use of CT scans to detect brain injuries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Synchronous Bilateral Breast Cancer With Discordant Histology
A 48-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a palpable right breast mass. Physical examination confirmed a lump on the upper outer quadrant of her right breast. On PET/CT scan there was an incidental finding of increased metabolic activity in the left lateral breast. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: David Crockett, MD Douglas Clark, MD Dron Gauchan, MD Mehmet Sitki Copur, MD Ryan Ramaekers, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Case Studies Oncology Journal Source Type: news

Roswell Park plans $2 million radiology expansion
Roswell Park Cancer Institute will spend another $2 million to renovate and expand its radiology labs. The hospital is expanding the Interventional Radiology Suite into space currently used for ultrasound imaging on the second floor. The cost of the project includes both renovations and new equipment, including an interventional radiology detector with cone-beam computed tomography (CT) capability , a table, an X-ray generator and associated processing equipment. The expansion follows the purchase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Simplify Medical launches pivotal study of MRI-conditional cervical disc
Simplify Medical said today that it launched a pivotal study of its eponymous cervical disc, which is designed to be safe during magnetic resonance imaging scans. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Simplify said the implant is “optimized” for MRI scans in that it’s designed to eliminate the imaging artifact created by the metals used in some artificial disc replacements, using a PEEK-on-ceramic construction. The aim is to eliminate the need for computed tomography scans after implantation and the attendant patient exposure to ionizing radiation. The Simplify disc won CE Mark approval in the European U...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Spinal Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Services to Be Turned Around As Hospitals Acquire New CT Scanners
[New Times] King Faisal Hospital, Kigali and Rwanda Military Hospital, Kanombe are projecting their health care services to improve after acquiring latest CT scans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What's new in critical illness and injury science? The role of a cranial computed tomography scoring tool in the care of older trauma patients - Malone B, Firstenberg MS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

BioDirection raises $2m for concussion device
BioDirection said today it raised $2 million in interim financing to support the clinical development of its Tbit point-of-care blood test for concussion diagnosis. The round was joined by Provident Healthcare Capital, MedScience Ventures and others, the Boston-based company said. The financing round brings the total raised for the company up to approximately $12 million. “We are very pleased to have this outstanding group of informed investors join our shareholder list. Their strong interest in our breakthrough technology is further evidence that our Tbit System is positioned to address a significant area of unmet n...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Diagnostics BioDirection Source Type: news

Quest for balance in radiation leads to lower doses
Radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced -- and more consistently administered -- for common CT scans by assessing and comparing doses across hospitals, and then sharing best practices for how much radiation to use, new research concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Patients at hospital-based primary clinics are more likely to get unnecessary tests and services
People with back pain, headaches and upper respiratory infections are more likely to receive tests and services of little diagnostic or therapeutic value — so-called low-value care — when they visit primary care clinics at hospitals rather than at community-based primary care clinics.A national study led by researchers at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Harvard Medical School found that the key factor driving the disparity appears to be the location of the clinic, rather than whether the clinic is owned by a hospital or a physician. In fact, aside from referring patients to specialists slightly m...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Comparison of two cone-beam computed tomography systems in the visualization of endodontic structures
In conclusion, both CBCT systems were found to be similarly suitable for the visualization of endodontic structures in vitro. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Future applications of nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT to be revealed at ICNC 2017
(European Society of Cardiology) Future applications of nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging are set to be revealed at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Quest for balance in radiation leads to lower doses
(University of California - San Francisco) A new study led by UC San Francisco has found that radiation doses can be safely and effectively reduced -- and more consistently administered -- for common CT scans by assessing and comparing doses across hospitals, and then sharing best practices for how much radiation to use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 10, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A prospective study assessing the effect of coronal tooth structure loss on the outcome of root canal retreatment
ConclusionsThe loss of tooth structure volume is an objective parameter that can be used to predict the probability of success of root canal retreatments. At 1-year follow-up, the percentage of unfavourable outcomes of root canal retreated teeth was significantly higher when less than 30% of the original tooth tissue structure was present at baseline. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CT scans validated for immune-related colitis
CT is a reliable modality for diagnosing immune-related colitis, replacing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CEUS can aid assessment of Crohn's disease activity Even on a tight budget, CT enteroclysis can prove effective PET/CT enhances detection of inflammatory bowel disease Digestive disorders lead to high radiation doses over time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SCCT, Toshiba partner on radiology fellows program
The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and Toshiba Medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Toshiba Medical to adopt Canon branding in 2018 Toshiba installs 20 ultrasound systems in La. Varex Imaging, Toshiba renew CT tube deal SCCT names 2016 Toshiba award finalists SCCT announces Toshiba award finalists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prognostic model for patients with traumatic brain injuries and abnormal computed tomography scans - Junior JR, Welling LC, Schafranski M, Yeng LT, do Prado RR, Koterba E, de Andrade AF, Teixeira MJ, Figueiredo EG.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of death and disability worldwide. The prognosis evaluation is a challenge when many variables are involved. The authors aimed to develop prognostic model for assessment of survival chances after TBI based... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case study reviews slides from a 53-year-old woman with a two-month history of facial swelling, unintentional weight gain, hirsutism and easy bruising. A diagnosis of ectopic Cushing's syndrome was made, and a CT scan of the chest revealed a mass. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The show must go on: Teen overcomes motility disorder
In October 2016, we were spending a weekend in Minnesota for a family wedding. Little did we know we would be there longer than expected! During the rehearsal dinner, my 16-year-old daughter Sophie said she wasn’t hungry — a surprise because it had been a long day of travel and the rest of us were starving. She managed to force down some food but seemed lethargic and not herself. She later confessed that she had been feeling sick all day. Back at the hotel, I had just drifted off to sleep when my other daughter called me from their room. She said Sophie was sick and crying. I ran down the hall and when I saw he...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Shepherd Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Samuel Nurko Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Center volvulus Source Type: news

Imaging Resin Infiltration into Non-Cavitated Carious Lesions by Optical Coherence Tomography
ConclusionResin infiltration can be increased by optimizing the etching process. Optical coherence tomography provides information about the process and degree of resin infiltration.Clinical significanceActive acid application before resin infiltration is recommendable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Computed tomography for head injuries in children: change in Australian usage rates over time - Oakley E, May R, Hoeppner T, Sinn K, Furyk J, Craig S, Rosengarten P, Kochar A, Krieser D, Dalton S, Dalziel S, Neutze J, Cain T, Jachno K, Babl FE.
OBJECTIVE: Paediatric head injury is a common presentation to the ED. North American studies demonstrate increasing use of computed tomography (CT) brain scan (CTB) to investigate head injury. No such data exists for Australian EDs. The aim of this study w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

My hysterectomy and cancer journey – Anya ’ s story
The post My hysterectomy and cancer journey – Anya’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I had been suffering from heavy bleeding on and off since the birth of my second child in 2012 , medication and the contraceptive pill did nothing to ease the bleeding and I was referred to a gynaecologist, I initially saw a locum gynaecologist who persuaded me to have a Mirena coil fitted. However that made matters matters worse and some six months later following several appointments with another gynaecologist, a hysteroscopy and scans it was discovered that coil had managed to lodge itself in my uterus and ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - March 24, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer leiomyosarcoma Source Type: news

Varex Imaging inks 3-year supply deal with Toshiba Medical
Varex Imaging (NSDQ:VREX) said today it inked a renewed 3-year pricing agreement with Canon‘s (NYSE:CAJ) Toshiba Medical subsidiary. Through the deal, Salt Lake City, Utah.-based Varex Imaging will supply Toshiba Medical with its computed tomography tubes for integration into its CT imaging systems. The agreement is set to take effect April 1. “The continuation of our four-decades long relationship with Toshiba Medical Systems is a testament to its strength and Toshiba Medical’s confidence in our ongoing ability to develop new X-ray imaging component technology that improves performance, co...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Toshiba Medical Systems Corp. Varex Imaging Source Type: news