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
Patient Perspectives on Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening Patient Perspectives on Low-Dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening
Guidelines now call for annual lung cancer screening for high-risk smokers using low-dose computed tomography, but will patients be receptive?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news
BrainScope wins FDA nod for Ahead 300 TBI scanner
Brainscope said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its next-gen Ahead 300 traumatic brain injury assessment device, developed through a partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Defense. The Bethesda, Md.-based company’s Ahead 300 is designed to provide multiple clinically relevant measures for assessing traumatic brain injury, including concussions. The new version will also be the 1st the company will look to sell commercially. “FDA clearance of the Ahead 300 is a bellwether moment in our company’s history. The Ahead 300 provides the specific capabilities needed today for the clinician to undertake a ...
Source: Mass Device - September 26, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Regulatory/Compliance BrainScope Company Inc. Source Type: news
One More Reason to Love Algorithms: Reducing Diagnostic CT Scans One More Reason to Love Algorithms: Reducing Diagnostic CT Scans
A new algorithm to diagnose appendicitis in children can cut radiation exposure in this vulnerable population, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - September 26, 2016 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news
Flash Physics: Seismic CT scans, an acoustic-hologram dove and a room-temperature multiferroic
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - September 23, 2016 Category: Physics Source Type: news
Living With Cancer: Detecting lung cancer early
Newest screening focused on detecting lung cancer early Current or former smokers now can be screened for lung cancer with a low-dose CT scan. The sooner the disease is found, the easier the treatment. 'Magic mouthwash': Effective for chemotherapy mouth sores? Some forms of chemotherapy and radiation can cause painful mouth sores, making it hard [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Big vs. small data and the generalizability of the rate of CT overuse in minor head injury - Melnick ER.
In an electronic health record (EHR) chart review of adult ED trauma patients receiving a head CT from 2008-2013 within 14 community EDs, Sharp et al. estimate that approximately 1/3 of computed tomography (CT) scans in head injury are likely avoidable ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes 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 th...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Keeping medical imaging safe for children
What ’s the difference between an MRI and a CT scan? An X-ray and an ultrasound? Will it involve radiation that could harm the child in the long term? (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Read The Letter Hillary Clinton's Doctor Wrote About The Presidential Nominee's Health
Hillary Clinton’s doctor penned a letter Wednesday with more information about the Democratic presidential nominee’s health. The letter comes as Clinton recovers from a bout of pneumonia. Clinton’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said the presidential hopeful “is recovering well with antibiotics and rest.” Below, the full text of Dr. Bardack’s letter on Clinton’s health: This letter is a summary update on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health since the release of my previous medical statement in July 2015. Mrs. Clinton has been seen by me regularly this year for routine car...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lantheus Medical Imaging prices $40m offering
Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) last week priced a new $40 million offering, with funds slated to pay down approximately $55 million of the outstanding principal balance under its senior secured credit facilities. In the round, North Billerica, Mass.-based Lantheus will look to float 5.2 million shares of common stock at $7.76 per share, according to an SEC filing. Credit Suisse and Jefferies LLC will act as underwriters in the offering, according to a company press release. In August, Lantheus said it is sold its Australian radiopharmacy servicing business to Global Medical Solutions. As part of the de...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news
The role of computed tomography in following up pediatric skull fractures - Zulfiqar M, Kim S, Lai JP, Zhou Y.
BACKGROUND: Despite the added radiation exposure and costs, the role of computed tomography (CT) in following pediatric skull fractures has not been fully evaluated. METHODS: We reviewed the radiology reports and images of the initial and follow-up... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ACR Supports Congressional Opposition to Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Cuts
The American College of Radiology applauds members of the House Ways and Means Committee for standing against planned cuts to Medicare reimbursement for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening. This exam is the first and onlycost-effective test proven to significantlyreduce lung cancer deaths. In arecent letter to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS), Reps. Jim Renacci (R-OH), Dr. Charles Boustany (R-LA), Richie Neal (D-MA) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) expressed opposition to the drastic cuts included in the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule. The c...
Source: American College of Radiology - September 14, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients
Patients are said to die with -- not from -- prostate cancer. In fact, more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT scans link arterial calcium to kidney stones Software leverages CT scans to generate bone density data Repeat bone density screening for seniors offers little value (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Pain in the Butt - Coccydynia Means Coccyx Pain
Coccydynia refers to pain and tenderness originating from the coccyx. The coccyx is commonly referred to as the tailbone (Figure 1). It is a small curved V-shaped bone at the bottom of the spine (Figure 2). It is the final segment of the vertebral column comprising of two to four separate or fused vertebrae (lies below the sacrum). The coccyx provides an important attachment for tendons, ligaments and muscles. Most doctors are not very familiar with the coccyx or its problems. The coccyx has very little movement, excessive movement of the coccyx is abnormal. When sitting, the coccyx shifts forward and acts as a shoc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Correlation of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcome in acute carbon monoxide poisoning - Ozcan N, Ozcam G, Kosar P, Ozcan A, Basar H, Kaymak C.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas for humans and is still a silent killer in both developed and developing countries. The aim of this case series was to evaluate early radiological images as a predictor of subsequent neuropsychologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Secondary insults and adverse events during intrahospital transport of severe traumatic brain-injured patients - Martin M, Cook F, Lobo D, Vermersch C, Attias A, Ait-Mamar B, Plaud B, Mounier R, Dhonneur G.
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the occurrence of secondary insults (SIs) or adverse events (AEs) during intrahospital transport (IHT) of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients for head computed tomography (CT) scanning. METHODS: A prospect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Smith & Nephew touts Pico negative-pressure wound therapy in hip, knee surgeries
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) yesterday released results from a trial of its Pico negative-pressure wound therapy system used in orthopedic surgeries, touting reductions in wound exudate distributions, dressing changes and hospital stays. The 220-patient randomized, controlled trial was carried out over 12 months at the U.K.’s Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust comparing the Pico system with standard dressings on closed surgical incisions. Data from the study indicated a reduction in the probability of experiencing excessing lengths of stay with use of the Pico system when compared ...
Source: Mass Device - September 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Wound Care Smith & Nephew Source Type: news
New PET scan for prostate cancer patients
A new effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients can detect the location and extent of cancer that has recurred after initial treatment. Prostate PET/CT scans can detect cancer earlier than either CT scans alone or MRI scans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Patient and Provider Groups Urge Medicare Not to Undercut Lung Cancer Screening
Washington, DC— More than 80 patient advocacy groups, medical associations and health care systems are urging the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) to abandon drastic low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening reimbursement cuts in the 2017 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule. LDCT lung cancer screening is the first and onlycost-effective test proven to significantlyreducelung cancer deaths. Aletter spearheadedby Lung Cancer Alliance, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Radiology, Medical Imaging and T...
Source: American College of Radiology - September 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
3D Photoacoustic CT System is optimized for sensitivity.
Nexus 128+ preclinical photoacoustic computed tomography (CT) system delivers leverages 3D imaging technology and delivers photoacoustic sensitivity that enables enhanced quantitation of preclinical animal models. Suited for research scientists, this product can be used to quantify molecular probe uptake and tumor vasculature.This story is related to the following:Search for suppliers of:Imaging Systems (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - September 6, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news
Kenya: Relief for Patients As County Set Plans Acquire CT Scan Machine
[Nation] Patients in Marsabit with chronic diseases like cancer will soon sigh with relief following announcement by the county government that it plans to acquire a CT scan machine.Health chief officer James Chiwe told the Nation that Sh130 million has been allocated to acquire the machine before the end of this fiscal year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news
FDA clears Siemens ’ Somatom Drive CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Somatom Drive computed tomography dual-source scanner. The newly-cleared Somatom Drive system is designed to include Straton MX Sigma X-ray tubes and Sigma generations which the company said enables more targeted beam focusing and eliminations using high energy levels at low voltages. Low voltage levels could allow for less contrast to be used during imaging, the company said. “Siemens Healthineers is proud to introduce the high-performance SOMATOM Drive dual source CT system, which provides our customers with the flexibility to deliver more pr...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news
YEARS algorithm in suspected pulmonary embolism: Towards a reduced rate of pulmonary imaging
(European Society of Cardiology) Patients with suspected pulmonary embolism often undergo computed tomography pulmonary angiography to confirm or exclude the diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
UK ’ s NICE set to recommend Heartflow ’ s FFRct
The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence last Friday released guidance supporting HeartFlow‘s 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 organization’s medical technology advisory committee released provisional recommendations that support using the FFRct tech in pat...
Source: Mass Device - August 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Regulatory/Compliance HeartFlow Source Type: news
How One of the World ’s Oldest Human Ancestors Died
The world’s best-known human ancestor fossil—widely known as Lucy—likely died following a fall from a tree, according to new research. Scientists behind the study, published in the journal Nature, took CT scans of the 3.18 million-year-old fossil to evaluate what caused Lucy’s bones fractures. A comparison of Lucy’s broken bones with those in clinical cases of chimpanzees suggests she sustained the injuries falling from a tree, the researchers found. A series of clean breaks in the right upper arm were the most telling indication of a tree fall. Lucy likely outstretched her arms to break her f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized fossils Source Type: news
3.2 million years after her death, autopsy reveals Lucy probably died after falling from a tree
It ’s the coldest case in science, and it may have just been cracked.Forty years after researchers discovered Lucy, an early human ancestor who lived 3.2 million years ago, scientists think they now know how she died.After examining high-resolution CT scans of broken bones in Lucy’s right shoulder, as... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news
The CONSERVE trial: Noninvasive imaging can guide more selective invasive coronary angiography
(European Society of Cardiology) In stable symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease, a strategy of using noninvasive computed tomography to guide the selective use of invasive coronary angiography was safe, and less expensive compared with direct invasive angiography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Postmortem computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging facilitates forensic autopsy in a fatal case of poisoning with formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol - Berger F, Steuer AE, Rentsch K, Gascho D, Stamou S, Sch ärli S, Thali MJ, Krämer T, Flach PM.
A case of fatal poisoning by ingesting formic acid, diphenhydramine, and ethanol by a 25-year-old woman who committed suicide is presented. Prior to autopsy, postmortem computed tomography and postmortem magnetic resonance tomography were performed and rev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
CT Scans Tied to Delays in Care for Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess CT Scans Tied to Delays in Care for Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess
CT scanning in children with peritonsillar abscess is linked to"clinically significant" treatment delays, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Conditions with Confusing Names
Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylitis & Spondylosis These four conditions affect the lumbar spine and may be confusing. What is the difference between spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spondylitis, and spondylosis? Spondylolysis (pars interarticularis Defect) - Used to describe the anatomic defect or break of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. Spondylolysis usually occurs in the lower lumbar spine, especially the L5 vertebrae. It usually appears as a radiolucent gap on lateral X-ray. It occurs in about 5% of the population; it is not present at birth but develops over time and may run in fam...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patient Perspectives on Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Lung Cancer Screening, New Mexico, 2014
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Calcium supplements linked to post-stroke dementia in women
Conclusion The media paint this as a troubling study for older women who take calcium to strengthen their bones. However the small size of the study (only 98 women took calcium supplements, and only 14 of those got dementia) and its observational nature mean that we cannot rely on the results. As the researchers mention, it is possible that those taking supplements were less healthy than those that didn't in some unmeasured way. Further research may improve our confidence in these results. Broken bones are not a trivial matter for older people – a broken hip can be the difference between being able to live inde...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Medication Older people Source Type: news
Moffitt study highlights importance of regular lung cancer screenings for those at high risk
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center& Research Institute) A new study by researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography but later went on to develop lung cancer within the following two years had poorer outcomes than patients who initially had a non-cancerous positive LDCT screen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Blood Clots, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)? DVT is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein. The deep veins pass through deep tissues and muscles. Muscle contractions (walking, running, activity, etc.) squeeze blood through the deep veins to the heart. The deep veins have valves which prevent blood from flowing back to the ankles and feet. The majority of blood clots are small and are usually broken down or dissolved. Large clots may form and can block the vein causing the patient to complain of pain and swelling. Homan's sign is not very specific. High index of suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Virchow'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Heart Health May Hinge on Easy Access to Fresh Food
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 -- People who can't shop for fresh food close to home are more likely to have early signs of heart disease, a new study finds. Researchers examined data from nearly 6,000 adults who had an initial heart CT scan and several... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 16, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Biomechanics analysis of the impact of maxillofacial injury on skull base damage - Wu P, Yang ZY, Liu Y, Li Y, Tan YH.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the impact of maxillofacial injury on skull base. METHODS: A three-dimensional(3D)finite-element model of cranio-maxillofacial bone was established by CT scan data. A lead cylinder in base diameter of 3 cm was designed as an i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Lantheus deals Australian radiopharmacy supply biz to GMS
Lantheus Medical Imaging (NSDQ:LNTH) said yesterday it is selling its Australian radiopharmacy servicing business to Global Medical Solutions. As part of the deal, Lantheus and GMS entered into a long-term supply and distribution contract, with Lantheus supplying GMS and its affiliates with its products, with associated product purchase commitments. “This transaction simplifies our service and distribution model in Australia and expands the international reach of our products. Our agreements with GMS align with our business strategy to continually look for opportunities to improve operational efficiencies and custome...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Radiosurgery Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news
Comparison of postmortem MSCT and autopsy findings in traffic accident victims - Han SQ, Wan L, Qin ZQ, Huang P, Zou DH, Chen YJ.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application value of postmortem multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) by observing and analyzing the injury features in the traffic accident victims. METHODS: Ten traffic accident victims were scanned with whole bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Article questions long-term health effects of atomic bombs
A new article published in Genetics questions whether the long-term...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circulation: Little radiation risk seen in cardiac scans JACC: Questions remain about cardiac radiation's link to cancer ISCT: Radiation risk shouldn't alter CT scan decision BEIR VII and separating fact from fearComments: 8/12/2016 9:23:07 AMBalint From the original Genetics paper: "Initial studies (1945–1946) on survivors from the bombings were performed under the authority of the occupying US army and their results remained classified; the number of delayed deaths from radiation or, po...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
PerkinElmer Webinar Highlights Emerging Applications in Preclinical...
The webinar will discuss efforts in expanding uses of micro-computed tomography imaging systems beyond typical preclinical models, including applications in stem cell research and genetic models, and...(PRWeb August 11, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13611944.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 12, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Bladder Stone Basics
Bladder stones are not often heard of as they are not nearly as common as kidney stones. Sometimes referred to as urinary tract stones or bladder calculi, they primarily affect men as 95% of all bladder stones cases are found in men. What are bladder stones? Bladder stones are formed when substances such as calcium oxalate concentrate in the urine turning into hard, solid lumps lodging in the bladder. It is more common to have several stones form at the same time. Urine is about 95% water with the other 5% containing minerals such as salt, and waste products such as protein. When the urine is concentrated, often due to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
3D imaging helps diagnose 1.7-million-year-old cancer
Cancer is often thought to be a product of modern times and lifestyles, but...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dinosaur vertebra fossil rises up in 3D from CT data CT of mummies finds heart disease an ancient problem CT of mastodon helps rewrite North American prehistory New CT scans of Pa-Ib mummy unveil more secrets Mummy CT scans show ancient Egyptians had atherosclerosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
PET/CT calcium scores reveal chemo's damage to the heart
By comparing baseline and follow-up coronary calcium scores from PET/CT scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Very low calcium scores do not guarantee negative MPI JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Questionable Testing Common After Ovarian Cancer Therapy Questionable Testing Common After Ovarian Cancer Therapy
Despite evidence that cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) tests and CT scans for surveillance in ovarian cancer patients are not beneficial after treatment, the practice continues, according to a multicenter study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news