3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working
Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, and related technologies have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing Is artificial intelligence vulnerable to cyberattacks? Live from SIIM 2018: AI and value-based healthcare Live from SIIM 2018: From pen and ink to AI in radiology Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

BrainScope Receives Prix Galien Award Nomination for Its Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Product
BETHESDA, Md.--BrainScope today announced its second consecutive nomination for the 2018 Annual Prix Galien USA Awards for “Best Medical Technology” product. Its flagship BrainScope One product is a multi-modal, comprehensive, handheld capability to help clinicians objectively and rapidly assess and triage head injured patients directly at the point of care. BrainScope’s innovative technology addresses a vast market need for the global epidemic of mild head injury, which impacts more people each year than stroke and heart failure combined. BrainScope One is the first FDA-cleared medica...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brainscope Tags: Trauma Product Announcements News Industry News Source Type: news

BrainScope Receives Prix Galien Award Nomination for Its Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Product
BETHESDA, Md.--BrainScope today announced its second consecutive nomination for the 2018 Annual Prix Galien USA Awards for “Best Medical Technology” product. Its flagship BrainScope One product is a multi-modal, comprehensive, handheld capability to help clinicians objectively and rapidly assess and triage head injured patients directly at the point of care. BrainScope’s innovative technology addresses a vast market need for the global epidemic of mild head injury, which impacts more people each year than stroke and heart failure combined. BrainScope One is the first FDA-cleared medica...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 2, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brainscope Tags: Trauma Product Announcements News Industry News Source Type: news

Siemens sees profits, sales shrink in Q3 earnings release
Siemens (NYSE:SI) today posted third quarter fiscal year 2018 earnings that saw profits and sales shrinking compared to the same period in 2017. The Munich, Germany-based company posted profits of $1.4 billion (EU €1.2 billion), or $1.55 per share (EU €1.34 per share), on sales of $23.7 billion (EU €20.4 billion) for the three months ended June 30, seeing profits shrink 12.5% while sales shrunk 4% when compared with the same period last year. “Our global team delivered a strong quarter, highlighted by outstanding order intake, outperforming the market. We diligently address our opportunities and c...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Siemens Source Type: news

NIH Releases Large-Scale Dataset of CT Images
THURSDAY, Aug. 2, 2018 -- To help improve detection accuracy of lesions, the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s Clinical Center has made available a large-scale dataset of 32,000 annotated lesions identified on computed tomography (CT)... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lantheus launch 2nd Phase 3 trial of PET imaging agent
GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) and Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of flurpiridaz 18F, an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease. Flurpiridaz18F is designed as a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent. The companies agreed in April 2017 to work together on Phase 3 development and commercialization of flurpiridaz F 18. In the prospective, open-label AURORA study, patients with suspected coronary artery disease and for whom an intracoronary angio...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

Can AI enhance the utility of breast conebeam CT?
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm for breast conebeam CT (CBCT) studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CAD software speeds up ABUS interpretations What is the Twittersphere saying about radiology AI? NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images CBCT-guided radiotherapy shows promise for HCC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A brain injury diagnosed with a single drop of blood
(Universit é de Gen è ve) Every year in Europe, three million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury cases. Today, the only reliable diagnosis is the CT Scan, which is only available in some hospitals and exposes patients to radiations. Researchers from UNIGE have developed a small device that analyses the level of proteins in the blood and allows, using a single drop of blood, to diagnose the possibility of a mild traumatic brain injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blood Test May Be Able To Predict Need For CT Scan After A Head Injury
Findings of a new study suggest that a high sensitivity blood test can accurately and reliably determine whether a CT scan is necessary in patients with a suspected traumatic brain injury (TBI). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

The impact of urgent computed tomography angiography for gunshot wounds in extremities with concomitant vascular injuries on diagnosis and postoperative outcomes - Mansor S, Bendardaf R, Issa Y, Moftah M.
Background and Objectives Computed tomography angiography represents one of the most important investigation modalities in the diagnosis and follow-up of vascular diseases. We prospectively compare between patients who have had preoperative computed tomogr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Blood test may eliminate need for CT scans in some head injuries
Researchers have developed a blood test than allows some patients suspected of a heady injury to avoid a costly CT scan and exposure to radiation. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say a new blood test could detect brain injuries and eliminate the need for CT scans
A new study from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York suggests a new blood test could detect brain injuries such as bleeding or bruising and eliminate a number of CT scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could a blood test rule out most CT for brain injury?
A blood test that detects biomarkers for brain injury could help rule out patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: More than one-third of emergency head CTs unnecessary Study finds many pediatric head CT scans unnecessary (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIH unveils cloud computing research initiative
Teaming up with Google Cloud, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing NIBIB launches Spanish version of medical scan app Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI NIH awards grants for brain cell atlas (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What is the Twittersphere saying about radiology AI?
Tweets that discuss the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology are...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing AI algorithm generates 'artificial' medical images AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays Radiology leaders must counter hype over AI in radiology Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New diagnostic blood test helps rule out need for CT scans in patients with possible TBI
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) Research conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has helped confirm the effectiveness of a blood biomarker that can indicate if patients with a head injury can avoid a costly CT scan because the blood test results indicate no traumatic brain injury (TBI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

CT Scans More Than Once a Year Don't Extend NSCLC Survival CT Scans More Than Once a Year Don't Extend NSCLC Survival
Performing computed tomography (CT) surveillance in lung cancer survivors more than once a year is not associated with improved survival, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing
Following its recent release of a massive database of chest x-rays, the U.S....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI NIH opens massive x-ray database to propel AI research NIH releases massive database of chest x-rays How to develop deep-learning algorithms for radiology Deep learning shows promise for reading chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose? Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose? CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google joins $21m Series A for Viz.ai
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai has raised $21 million in a Series A funding round joined by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures. The round was led by Kleiner Perkins, the San Francisco-based company said. In connection with the funding round, Kleiner Perkins general partner Mamoon Hamid will join the company’s board of directors. “We were attracted not only to the technology behind Viz.ai and its impact on patient outcomes, but also its adoption model. Many new health-tech solutions struggle to gain traction because they are an outside-in sale to medical teams, requiring changes...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup vizai Source Type: news

Children who undergo CT scans may be at a higher risk of brain cancer
Researchers, led by Dr Michael Hauptmann at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, found rates of cancer were 1.5 times higher in the children who had underwent at least one CT scan in their life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viewpoint: How Maryland is playing a leading role in the primary care revolution
This is the third time this year the 72-year-old man has landed in the emergency department of his community hospital with chest pain. After a thorough assessment that includes an ECG, blood tests, chest X-ray, and CT scan, the treating physician determines the patient is not having a heart attack — he forgot to refill his angina medication prescription and had missed several doses. This scenario is far more common than it should be, especially for people age 65 and older. According to the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When should emergency departments order imaging tests for epileptic seizures?
(Wiley) Patients who go to the emergency department (ED) with seizures often undergo neuroimaging, usually CT scans. Such imaging in adults presenting with new onset ('index') seizures leads to a change in care for 9-17 percent of patients, but it's unclear if such changes are made following imaging in the ED for seizures in adults with known seizure disorders ('non-index' seizures). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT scans may increase the risk of brain cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pediatric NEXUS head CT DI reliably guides blunt trauma imaging decisions
(Society for Academic Emergency Medicine) The Pediatric NEXUS Head Computed Tomography (CT) Decision Instrument (DI) reliably identifies blunt trauma patients who require head CT imaging and could significantly reduce the use of CT imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NICE: Hospitals should refer patients with suspected COPD to GP-led spirometry
GPs should consider spirometry testing for patients who are incidentally found to have signs of COPD on a chest X-ray or CT scan. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Researchers Find Link Between Vitamin D and Asbestosis
This study was not designed to explain whether supplementing with vitamin D will protect against asbestosis. This new research also does not examine if taking vitamin D will slow down the progression of existing ILD. Still, there are a lot of good reasons to pay attention to the sunshine vitamin. Regardless of whether a person has been exposed to asbestos, no one should ignore very low vitamin D levels. People already diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, may benefit from a quick check of vitamin D levels. According to the medical literature, up to 80 percent of people with cancer may be vitamin D deficient. People ca...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 16, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

CT scans for appendicitis study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear from Dr. Michael Ishitani about a study that looked at using CT scans in diagnosing kids with appendicitis. To listen, click the link below. CT Scans for Appendicitis Study (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NEMA Adds New Tests in NU 2-2018 Performance Measurement Standards of PET
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association publishes NEMA NU 2-2018 Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs (PET). The revised standards include two new tests: Measurement of TOF resolution for TOF equipped PET scanners and Co-registration accuracy between computed tomography and PET components of PET/CT scanner. NEMA NU 2-2018 offers uniform and consistent method for measuring and reporting performance parameters.This story is related to the following:Health, Medical,& Dental Supplies and EquipmentSearch for suppliers of:Trade Associations (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - July 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Zebra Medical Vision wins FDA nod for Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm
Israeli machine-learning radiology firm Zebra Medical Vision said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm. The company said the algorithm is designed to automatically calculate a patient’s Agatston equivalent coronary calcium score from ECG gated CT scans to improve assessments of patients at risk for coronary artery disease. “Identification of high-risk individuals is key to prevention Zebra’s algorithm could run on CT studies of the chest and potentially help identify people with cardiovascular risk sooner, allowing more effective treatment and overall reduc...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Zebra Medical Vision Source Type: news

Immediate placement too close to buccal?
There was no perforation of the buccal cortical plate visually, but a CT scan showed that the implant was close to the buccal wall.The postImmediate placement too close to buccal? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - July 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about liver hemangiomas
Hemangiomas of the liver are the most common type of benign liver tumor. Liver hemangiomas rarely cause symptoms, although large or multiple hemangiomas can cause abdominal pain or discomfort. Liver hemangiomas often do not require treatment. Doctors can diagnose them using an ultrasound or CT scan. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast - JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg
This week influential Editor-in-Chief ofJAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcastThe Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times, Rita is also a practising cardiologist who loves to see patients. She says that ‘being a doctor is really a privilege’.Together, Ray and Rita canvas many topics including shared decision making between doctors and patients, the tricky territory of medical device a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose podcast - JAMA Internal Medicine's Rita Redberg
This week influential Editor-in-Chief ofJAMA Internal Medicine Dr Rita Redberg joins host Ray Moynihan on Cochrane Australia's podcastThe Recommended Dose to share a wide ranging conversation on all things health. A Professor at the University of California San Francisco and high profile contributor to The Washington Post and New York Times, Rita is also a practising cardiologist who loves to see patients. She says that ‘being a doctor is really a privilege’.Together, Ray and Rita canvas many topics including shared decision making between doctors and patients, the tricky territory of medical device a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Pericardial rupture and cardiac herniation in blunt trauma - Verma N, Robinson JD, Gunn ML.
We report a case of a 53-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department in hemodynamic shock after intentional fall from heigh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers
A few annual rounds of negative CT screening exams might not be enough to rule...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging technique illuminates immune status of monkeys with HIV-like virus
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Findings from an animal study suggest that a non-invasive imaging technique could, with further development, become a tool to assess immune system recovery in people receiving treatment for HIV infection. Researchers used single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and a CD4-specific imaging probe to assess immune system changes throughout the bodies of macaques infected with SIV following initiation and interruption of antiretroviral therapy (ART). They evaluated pools of CD4+ T cells in tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zebra Medical Vision receives its first 510(k) clearance for coronary artery calcification algorithm
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an algorithm that helps physicians quantify a patient ’s coronary artery calcification. From a ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan, the Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm automatically calculates a calcification rating equivalent to those derived using the Agatston Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring method. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments
The Medicare rules for billing services performed in off-campus hospital outpatient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: First steps toward APM participation for radiologists New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Intrapleural Air Flow Can Enhance Mesothelioma CT Scans
Researchers in Australia believe they have discovered a simple way to enhance the accuracy of CT scanning for pleural abnormalities, potentially leading to better diagnostics for mesothelioma cancer. A research team from the University of Western Australia in Perth has shown the sensitivity of CT scans — used in the diagnostic process — can be improved by creating intrapleural air flow. The discovery stems from their six test cases of malignancies, including four patients with pleural mesothelioma. Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published the study in June. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Radiomic Model Approach for Characterizing Nodules Promising
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- A radiomic low-dose computed tomography (LDCT)-based approach is promising for indeterminate screen-detected nodule characterization, according to a study published online May 14 in PLOS One. Tobias Peikert, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Better Imaging for Prostate Cancer Patients?
The objective [of LOCATE] was to access the impact of positron imaging for patient management,” Peter Gardiner, Blue Earth Diagnostics CMO, told MD+DI. “These were men with recurrent prostate cancer.” For the LOCATE trial 213 men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer were evaluated with 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT after having negative or equivocal findings on conventional imaging, such as a bone scan, CT or MRI. This first prospective multi-center study was conducted at 15 sites in the U.S., including both private practices and academic settings. It focused on the association between scan positivity a...
Source: MDDI - June 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Testing Source Type: news

With study complete, Lucerno eyes commercialization
Morrisville ’s Lucerno Dynamics has completed a study of its Lara System device, aimed at determining when and how PET/CT scan injections go awry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare to cover HeartFlow's personalized, noninvasive CT scan analysis tech
HeartFlow, a company that specializes in creating computerized heart models to treat coronary diseases, announced that its HeartFlow fractional flow reserved from CT (FFRct) Analysis will be covered under UnitedHealthcare's plan. The deal would put the the Redwood City, California-based  company’s tech within reach of an additional 45 million beneficiaries, according to a statement, bringing HeartFlow’s total US reach to more than 235 people in the US. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins UnitedHealthcare coverage for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said today that it won reimbursement coverage from insurer UnitedHealthcare, which will now cover its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis for its 45 million members. 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 Redwood City, Calif.-based company touted that with the new coverage, its HeartFlow FFRct is available to 235 million individuals in the US. “This decision by UnitedHealthcare underscores the significant valu...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog HeartFlow Source Type: news

SNMMI: Fluciclovine-PET changes prostate treatment
PHILADELPHIA - With the addition of F-18 fluciclovine to PET/CT scans, clinicians...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: Early prostate cancer therapy extends lives SNMMI: Molecular imaging method monitors gene therapy Blue Earth promotes results for PET/CT agent Blue Earth touts addition of Axumin to NCCN guidelines Novel PET tracer aids recurrent prostate cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mandible implant rehabilitation: opinions?
I would like to get some input regarding a case that I have to treat with implant supported restorations.   You can see on the CT scans my primary treatment plan implant positions.The postMandible implant rehabilitation: opinions? appeared first onOsseoNews Dental Implants. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Personalized Lung Cancer Screening Tool Adds Asbestos Exposure
A University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs research team has developed a novel, personalized lung cancer screening tool that accounts for past asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure is best known as the primary cause of mesothelioma, but it also significantly increases the chance of developing lung cancer. Adding asbestos to the lung-cancer screening tool also should help identify mesothelioma in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. Mesothelioma is not usually diagnosed until it has progressed into stage 3 or stage 4, when treatment is more palliative than potentially curative. The tool is designed to better i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Fluciclovine PET/CT locates recurrent prostate cancer and advises management
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) The addition of fluorine-18 (18F)-fluciclovine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to the diagnostic work-up of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer locates previously undetected lesions and changes treatment management for the majority of patients, according to a clinical trial report presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news