Siemens wins more FDA nods for Somatom CT platform, clearing go.All and go.Top scanners
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it won another FDA nod for its Somatom portfolio, this time for its Somatom go.All and go.Top computed tomography systems. The company said its go. CT platform devices are controlled via tablet and remote, and that its go.ALL CT scanner features a 0.33-second rotation time, 75 kW generator and 64-slice capabilities. The go.Top system has an acquisition speed of up to 175 mm per second, and features 128-slice capabilities, the company added. Siemens said that both newly cleared devices are powered by its Athlon X-ray tube which offers high mA at a low kV, and adjustable tu...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

How prevalent are incidental thyroid nodules on CT?
Incidental thyroid nodules on CT lung screening scans may be more common than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening 5 ways to optimize CT lung cancer screening Low-risk thyroid nodules safe to track with ultrasound (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Malawi:Crisis At Kamuzu Central Hospital
[Nyasa Times] Over 90 patients are referred to Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe from Kamuzu Central Hospital for scanning and x-ray services after the break down of the largest referral hospital's computerised tomography (CT) scan machine and x-ray machine respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Somatom Force flagship CT system
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said last Friday it won FDA clearance for the latest version of its Somatom Force flagship dual source computed tomography system. The newly cleared system features the company’s FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said. Siemens said that the Somatom Force also offers iterative metal artifact reduction technologies to reduce artifacts from metal implants, joints and pacemake...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Spineology touts 1-year OptiMesh lumbar interbody fusion study results
Spinal tech developer Spineology today released 12-month results from a study of its OptiMesh deployable implant designed for use in instrumented lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat degenerative disc disease. Results from the Scout trial were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Toronto, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. “We are grateful to Dr. Chi and all the Scout investigators for their dedication in helping us to complete this important clinical trial. We look forward to completing the patient follow-up and gaining the market ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal Spineology Source Type: news

Midline shift is unrelated to subjective pupillary reactivity assessment on admission in moderate and severe traumatic brain injury - Nourallah B, Menon DK, Zeiler FA.
This study aims to determine the relationship between pupillary reactivity, midline shift and basal cistern effacement on brain computed tomography (CT) in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). All are important diagnostic and progno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Deep learning performs superresolution MSK MRI
A deep-learning algorithm can transform low-resolution, thick-slice knee MR...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning may identify medulloblastoma subtypes Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Delaying diagnostic testing could be costly for patients
Patients who delay receiving diagnostic tests such as a CT scan after receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening Less isn't always more with breast screening recall rate Is screening breast MRI being used in the wrong women? JAMA report on U.S. healthcare spending calls out imaging Race matters for breast cancer screening protocols (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Man Got ‘Thunderclap Headaches’ After Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Macmillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

CT Pan-Scan: No Mortality Benefit in Kids With Blunt Trauma CT Pan-Scan: No Mortality Benefit in Kids With Blunt Trauma
Use of whole-body computed tomography did not reduce mortality in children with blunt trauma compared with use of selective computed tomography, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Whole Body CT Doesn't Cut Mortality in Peds Blunt Trauma
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Whole body computed tomography (WBCT) is not associated with reduced mortality compared with a selective CT approach among children with blunt trauma, according to a study published online April 9 in JAMA Pediatrics. James... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study questions use of whole-body CT for kids with trauma
Does examining whole-body CT scans of children who present to the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma? Questions, dilemmas abound in fast-moving world of trauma imaging CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Canon Medical wins FDA nod for Aquilion Precision CT system
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said today it won FDA clearance for its Aquilion Precision ultra-high resolution computed tomography system. The company touted the Aquilion Precision system as the world’s first ultra-high res CT system, claiming it can resolve anatomy as small as 150 microns. The system is designed to provide up to twice the resolution of imaging systems normally seen in cath labs, the company added. The newly cleared system features detector channels that are 0.25mm thick to improve dose efficiency. The system also includes improvements in scintillator quantum efficiency, detector circuit...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Canon Source Type: news

Use of postmortem computed tomography to retrieve small metal fragments derived from a weapon in the bodies of victims in two homicide cases - Sano R, Takahashi Y, Hayakawa A, Murayama M, Kubo R, Hirasawa S, Tokue H, Shimada T, Awata S, Takei H, Yuasa M, Uetake S, Akuzawa H, Kominato Y.
Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) is becoming a commonly used modality in routine forensic investigation. Mechanical injuries including lacerations, incisions, stab wounds and gunshot wounds frequently contain foreign bodies that may have significant v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is this what a “brain fart” looks like? Scan showed a large section missing from a man’s brain that was actually an air pocket
(Natural News) An 84-year-old Northern Ireland man shocked his doctors with the results of his CT scan. In place of brain matter just behind his forehead, there was a large, dark space instead. That space turned out to be a 3.5-inch pneumatocele, or in layman’s terms, a pocket of air compressing the neighboring brain tissue.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Trends Medtech Should Be Talking About
Recently I chatted with Candace Roulo, managing editor of Advanced Manufacturing Now, about some of the most important trends in medtech and the technologies that are taking the industry to the next level. Click below to listen to the podcast, or read on for select highlights of the conversation – what I consider to be five trends medtech professionals should be talking about. 128-Advanced_Manufacturing_Now-UBM.mp3 Explore all of these trends in depth at the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference and Expo, April 18-19, 2018. Use promo code "SAVE100" for $100 off conference registration and f...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Guided Endodontic Access in Maxillary Molars Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing System: A Case Report
Journal Of EndodonticsPublished online:March 20, 2018AbstractThe aim of this study was to describe a guided endodontic technique that facilitates access to root canals of molars presenting with pulp calcifications. A 61-year-old woman presented to our service with pain in the upper left molar region. The second and third left molars showed signs of apical periodontitis confirmed by the cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) scans brought to us by the patient at the initial appointment. Conventional endodontic treatment was discontinued given the difficulty in locating the root canals. Intraoral scanning and the CBCT scans w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Muscle mass, adiposity on CT predict breast cancer survival
Measurements of muscle mass and adiposity drawn from the CT scans of patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Photon-counting breast CT shows promise CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients CAD for breast CT is improved with spiculation detection MDCT: Kalender offers update on breast CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Worse Survival in Breast Ca Patients with Low Muscle Mass (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CT scans reveal increased risk of death in one-third of nonmetastatic patients (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 6, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

CurveBeam wins CE Mark for LineUP, InReach ortho CTs
Medical imaging device developer CurveBeam said yesterday it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its LineUP and InReach orthopedic extremity computed tomography scanning systems. The Warrington, Penn.-based company said its LineUP system is designed to allow the patient to stand during scanning to assess weight-bearing or load-bearing positions, and can perform bilateral scans of legs from below the heel to above the knee. The company’s InReach system has been cleared by the FDA since last year, and the company said it has been installed in multiple hand surgery centers in the US since its clearance. ...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Imaging Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance curvebeam Source Type: news

CADx volumetry predicts lung cancer recurrence on CT
Measurements of lung nodule volume on CT scans made with computer-aided diagnosis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans CAD of chest tomosynthesis works best for new readers CAD beats readers for subsolid lung nodules CAD finds vertebral lung cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NY Times column mulls merits of calcium CT scans
A low score on a coronary calcium CT scan indicates minimal calcified plaque,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality Coronary calcium CT scans motivate lifestyle changes EISNER: Calcium CT screening predicts cardiac events Zero calcium means good outcomes, even with undetected plaques (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Siemens wins FDA nod for Somatom Edge plus CT scanner
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today that it won FDA clearance for its Somatom Edge plus computed tomography machine. The company said the newly cleared device features its FAST integrated workflow and FAST 3D camera, which it claims is the first patient positioning system powered by artificial intelligence. The scanner also includes automated scan preparation and customized patient dosage capabilities, Siemens said. Siemens said that the FAST 3D camera uses infrared technology and AI to recognize anatomical landmarks and correctly position the system for more accurate patient scanning, which it claims impro...
Source: Mass Device - April 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Siemens Healthineers Source Type: news

New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brainomix raises $10m for AI stroke imaging tech
Brainomix said today that it raised nearly $10 million for the e-ASPECTS stroke imaging technology it’s developing using artificial intelligence. The £7 million round was led by Parkwalk Advisors, joined by existing backers Chimera Partners and Oxford University Innovation Fund and the venture arm of pharma giant Boehringer Ingelheim. Oxford, England-based Brainomix said its tech is designed to automate the evaluation of stroke patients using CT scan data and the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score method. The funds are earmarked for commercializing e-ASPECT, the company said. “We welcome Boehringe...
Source: Mass Device - April 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging Neurological Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Brainomix Stroke Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Evaluating Selecta ’ s SEL-403 Begins
A clinical trial testing a new therapeutic modality on patients with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma is officially underway. Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) teamed up for the phase 1 clinical trial under the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement. The trial will evaluate safety and tolerability of SEL-403, Selecta’s investigational new drug combination consisting of a potent anti-tumor agent (LMB-100) and a drug that prevents an immune response (SVP-Rapamycin). LMB-100 and SVP-Rapamycin have been studied separately in clinical trials...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Rare for Children With Isolated Vomiting
THURSDAY, March 29, 2018 -- Children presenting with head injury with isolated vomiting rarely have clinically important traumatic brain injury (ci-TBI) or traumatic brain injury on computed tomography (TBI-CT), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The alcohol-intoxicated trauma patient: impact on imaging and radiation exposure - Weber CD, Schmitz JK, Garving C, Horst K, Pape HC, Hildebrand F, Kobbe P.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of alcohol intoxication in trauma patients in regard to its impact on application of computed tomography (CT) and associated radiation exposure. METHODS: We conducted a retrospe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Is CT alone enough to clear cervical spine trauma?
If a CT scan of a patient with obtunded blunt trauma is normal, is a follow-up...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can MRI challenge CT in diagnosing appendicitis? Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection CT protocols prove vital for success in severe trauma cases Study: Skip CT in most blunt emergency trauma cases Emergency departments continue to drive CT use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI method lowers radiation dose, speeds scanning times
An artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed at Massachusetts General...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI advances MRI for prostate cancer patients Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare? Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Michigan boy diagnosed with a Gorham-Stout bone disease
Leonardo Aguillon, two, of Zeeland, Michigan, was admitted to the hospital on March 9 for pneumonia. A routine chest X-ray and a CT scan revealed that half of his left rib cage was missing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Michigan boy, 2, diagnosed with a vanishing bone disease
Leonardo Aguillon, 2, of Zeeland, Michigan, was admitted to the hospital on March 3 for pneumonia. A routine chest X-ray and a CT scan revealed that half of his left rib cage was missing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edwards Lifesciences delays Sapien 3 Ultra debut in Europe until later this year
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) said yesterday that it’s hoping to launch its Sapien 3 Ultra replacement heart valve in Europe this year, after it submits data from a small, single-arm study of the device. Last fall, when it introduced its latest transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Edwards said it expected to win CE Mark approval by the end of 2017. Sapien 3 Ultra’s updates include a taller outer skirt and an “on-balloon” delivery design, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said at the time. The timeline for the Sapien 3 Ultra device was pushed back until “later in 2018,&rd...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Wall Street Beat Edwards Lifesciences Source Type: news

Do patients with neck injuries really need that MRI after a normal CT?
A new Yale-led study finds that the cost of a follow-up MRI after a normal CT scan for unconscious patients with blunt neck injuries may outweigh the benefit. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA tags closing Philips plant in warning letter for mishandling adverse event reports
The FDA recently released a warning letter it sent to Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) over issues it found with a Cleveland, Ohio-based plant the company plans to close, citing numerous mishandled adverse event reports and other reporting and quality control issues. The report relates to an inspection of the facilities performed by the federal watchdog between July 17 and August 18 last year and includes a total of nine observed issues. In its warning letter, the FDA said that Philips failed to appropriately address 3,623 complaints it received from between July 2016 and July 2017. The federal watchdog said that all of the 3...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

FDA tags closing Philips plant for mishandling adverse event reports
Updated to reflect that the FDA document was a Form 483, not a warning letter, and to include commentary from a Philips spokesperson. The FDA recently released a Form 483 it sent to Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) over issues it found with a Cleveland, Ohio-based plant the company plans to close, citing numerous mishandled adverse event reports and other reporting and quality control issues. The report relates to an inspection of the facilities performed by the federal watchdog between July 17 and August 18 last year and includes a total of nine observed issues. In its letter, the FDA said that Philips failed to appropriatel...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

$12,000 For A Bee Sting? Emergency Room Visits Get Even Pricier
(CNN Money) — Sylvia Rosas decided to go to the emergency room after getting stung by a bee in her yard in Valrico, Florida. She had experienced allergic reactions in the past, but didn’t have an EpiPen on hand. However, what really hurt was the $12,000 bill she received for the visit to the ER. The 53-year-old said she was seen by several doctors, who ordered thousands of dollars in blood tests and an EKG during the 2015 visit that lasted less than two hours. Since the hospital was out of network, her insurer wouldn’t cover the visit, and she ended up having to pay the entire bill. “Never did I thi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Source Type: news

Posttraumatic spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality - Atesok K, Tanaka N, O'Brien A, Robinson Y, Pang D, Deinlein D, Manoharan SR, Pittman J, Theiss S.
"Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality" (SCIWORA) is a term that denotes objective clinical signs of posttraumatic spinal cord injury without evidence of fracture or malalignment on plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) of the spine.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AKI From Contrast CT Scans: Is There an Association? AKI From Contrast CT Scans: Is There an Association?
Dr Patel reviews a study, published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, that compares outcomes between patients receiving contrast-enhanced CT and those receiving noncontrast CT.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 16, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Intricon expanding its manufacturing space to Arthrex signing a global distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intricon expands medical footprint Intricon announced in a March 13 press release that it has signed a 5-year lease that will secure 30,000 sq. ft of manufacturing floor space near its Arden Hills, Minn. facility. The company is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to meet the demand of its growing medical business. Intricon’s manufacturing space will expand the company’s footprint by 30% an...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Contract Manufacturing Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Spinal Arch Therapeutics Arthrex Inc. CellRight Technologies Enhatch Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Is artificial intelligence ethical in healthcare?
Artificial intelligence technology holds much promise for improving the quality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray Artificial intelligence shows promise for breast cancer metastases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT scans reveal changes to MLB baseballs
CT may have helped researchers uncover why there's been an explosion of home...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Musculoskeletal speakers reveal trade secrets on sports injuries MRI, ultrasound combined best assess baseball elbow pain Success in sports injuries relies on defining technical and clinical approach MRI shows baseball's wear on teenage shoulders Radiologist plays role in World Series victory (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Michael Jung ’s team created a drug to extend the lives of men with prostate cancer
Fifteen years ago, Michael Jung was already an eminent scientist when his wife asked him a question that would change his career, and extend the lives of many men with a particularly lethal form of prostate cancer.“When I turned 55 — I’m now 70 — my wife, Alice, said to me, ‘What do you want to do for the rest of your life, more of the same?’” recalled Jung, a UCLA distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “I said that didn’t sound like such a bad idea until you put it that wa y.”“I really thought seriously,” said Jung, who at th...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hidden Cancers Uncovered With Glowing Dyes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient’s chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were hidden cancers revealed by fluorescent dye, an advance that soon may transform how hundreds of thousands of operations are done each year. Surgery has long been the best way to cure cancer. If the disease recurs, it’s usually because stray tumor cells were left behind or others lurked undetected. Yet there’s no good way for surgeons to tell what is cancer and what is not...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Cancer Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV TumorGlow Source Type: news

Head CT scan finds large air pocket displacing brain
Clinicians in Northern Ireland reported that CT scans of a patient revealed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ingested foreign bodies present imaging challenges MRI helps save baby who accidentally ingested ketamine From coins to knives: Foreign bodies run the gamut CAD detects retained surgical items on radiographs Imaging finds items not on the menu for BBQ lovers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CereMetrix wins FDA nod for neuroimaging analytics platform
CereHealth subsidiary CereMetrix said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its CereMetrix Silver neuroimaging analytics and quantification platform designed to detect, quantify and analyze brain function. The CereMetrix Silver image viewer is designed to analyze brain images from positron emission tomography, single-photon emission computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography scans, the Denver-based company said. “With the current technology, functional brain imaging results are blended across entire anatomical areas, allowing far more subjectivity in the physician’s interpre...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT cerehealth ceremetrix Source Type: news

Deep learning may produce sharp reductions in DBT dose
An artificial intelligence algorithm may enable breast imagers to sharply reduce...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Special JACR issue focuses on imaging AI Can AI help in the fight against gadolinium deposition? Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bone density scans help identify cardiovascular disease
Bone density scans can help identify cardiovascular disease, according to a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture Bone Index lands CPT code for bone density screening Firms bring ultrasound bone density screening to U.S. Zebra Medical, Clalit Health complete bone density algorithm USPSTF posts final osteoporosis screening plan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events
By using PET/CT to measure the level of calcium in the coronary arteries during...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news