CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Surgery, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives
Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Health Screening, Lung Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS urged to reverse payment cut
More than 200 members of the U.S. Congress are urging the Centers for Medicare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS turns attention to billing for off-campus services How to avoid Medicare CT scan payment denials New CMS payment cuts skip imaging to focus on radiation therapy Is there a silver lining to the 2014 SGR patch? More than half of Medicare imaging payments made to nonrads (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 1, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
Title: CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/1/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/1/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - October 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

CT Scans for Lung Cancer Turn Up Few False-Positives: Study
Worries that wider adoption of the screen might lead to unnecessary surgeries are unfounded, experts say (Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - October 1, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism Guidelines Released by ACPPulmonary Embolism Guidelines Released by ACP
Plasma D-dimer testing and computed tomography are overused in patients suspected of having a pulmonary embolism, according to new clinical guidelines from the American College of Physicians. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Blunt Trauma Patients May Be Discharged After Negative Abdomen CTBlunt Trauma Patients May Be Discharged After Negative Abdomen CT
Negative computed tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen is highly sensitive for ruling out clinically significant injury in asymptomatic blunt trauma patients, new research shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 28, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Post-Op CT Scans May Improve Lung Cancer Survival
(MedPage Today) -- 4-year survival rate up 12 percentage points in patients having scans (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 28, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lung cancer survival rates improve with CT scan follow-up
Patients with recurrent lung cancer have better post-surgery survival rates if their management includes a follow-up program based on computer tomography of the chest, according to new findings. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lung cancer survival rates improve with CT scan follow-up
(European Lung Foundation) Patients with recurrent lung cancer have better post-surgery survival rates if their management includes a follow-up program based on computer tomography of the chest, according to new findings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

TMVI: Good early data on Edwards Lifesciences’ Fortis valve
A small, early feasibility study showed good results in high-risk patients treated with the Fortis mitral valve replacement made by Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW). Data from the 3-patient study, published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed successful implantation of the Fortis transcatheter mitral valve implant with no major complications. Echocardiograms at discharge showed “trace residual” mitral regurgitation in 2 patients and none in the 3rd, according to the study, “Initial Experience of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement With a Novel Transcatheter M...
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Edwards Lifesciences Journal of the American College of Cardiology Source Type: news

Orthofix touts Trinity Evolution allograft data
This study observed fusion rates using Trinity Evolution that were higher than or comparable to fusion rates in other published studies of autologous corticocancellous bone graft (autograft), a traditional gold standard used in foot and ankle procedures,” senior author Dr. James Nunley of Duke University Medical Center said in a press release. A total of 153 foot and ankle fusion procedures were analyzed by the study, with a primary endpoint of successful fusion based on CT scan and radiograph review through an independent lab, the company said. The study reported fusion rates of 81.1% at 6 months and 86.8% at 1...
Source: Mass Device - September 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Implants Orthopedics Orthofix International Source Type: news

Medtronic Launches Global Trial Of Lung Cancer Detection System
Medtronic has initiated a multi-center, post-market international clinical trial of a lung cancer detection system that uses the minimally-invasive electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) technology Medtronic acquired from Covidien after the two companies merged last year.The 2,500-patient global study will test how safely and effectively Medtronic's superDimension system can diagnose lung cancer, using a CT scan to map a patient's lungs and look for potentially cancerous lesions. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - September 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Medtronic launches real-world study for SuperDimension lung device
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched a huge, real-world study of the SuperDimension lung device it acquired along with Covidien earlier this year. The 2-year, 2,500-patient Navigate trial is designed to evaluate the performance of the LungGPS electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy technology the SuperDimension device uses to navigate the lungs. The single-arm, multi-center post-market observational study also aims to measure how often doctors use the system to obtain biopsies from surrounding lymph nodes and place markers to guide future procedures, Medtronic said. The 1st patient in the trial underw...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Medtronic Pulmonary Source Type: news

Tips for correct use of the -X{EPSU} modifiers
Confused about Medicare's new -X{EPSU} modifiers? If so, you're not alone,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS turns attention to billing for off-campus services How to avoid Medicare CT scan payment denials Panacea on new coding changes: Medically unlikely edits CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program Bundling of radiology codes into surgical codes continues (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiation exposure in imaging of suspected child abuse: benefits versus risks - Slovis TL, Strouse PJ, Strauss KJ.
Recent articles on child abuse in this journal discussed the value of ordering a skeletal survey in children age 24-36 months and the need for a computed tomography (CT) of the head in children less than 2 years with an isolated single nonmetaphyseal lo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

AAA IDE study expands, hopes to add Aortica software
Aortica said today that a physician-sponsored investigational device exemption study of abdominal aortic aneurysm-treating endografts gained FDA approval to introduce a new software-planning tool and expand the number of endografts in the study. The trial is designed to assess new technology that could reduce the need for invasive surgeries in patients with aneurysms that are “too close to (or encompass) branch arteries that supply blood to vital organs,” the Bellevue, Wash.-based company said. “In our study, we are introducing an algorithm that I call Patient Match Technology, which will dramat...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Aortica Source Type: news

TAVI: St. Jude Medical wins CE Mark for new Portico sizes
St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union 2 new, larger sizes of its Portico replacement heart valve. Little Canada, Minn.-based St. Jude said the approval covers the 27mm and 29mm sizes of the Portico transcatheter aortic valve implant. The 23mm Portico version won CE Mark approval in November 2012, with the 25mm version following suit in December 2013. “Transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a complex procedure, and feedback from physicians worldwide has continued to press upon us the fact that offering a system that provides physicians mor...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves St. Jude Medical Source Type: news

Plaintiff takes Infuse case against Medtronic to the Supreme Court
The plaintiff in a product liability lawsuit asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, involving alleged off-label promotion of Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) controversial Infuse bone-growth protein. Patricia Caplinger wants the high court to review an April decision by the U.S Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit that her state-law tort claims are preempted by federal law. Caplinger had argued that her claims survived preemption because the device was used in a manner not approved by the Food & Drug Administration. In a Sept. 11 petition for certiorari, Caplinger asked the Supremes to ...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Orthopedics Spinal Medtronic Resorbable bone materials Source Type: news

Cardiac rupture delayed for a week in an asymptomatic child following blunt trauma - Pooniya S, Behera C, Mridha AR, Swain R.
A two-year-old child was hit by a car outside his home and was immediately taken to hospital. There were no external injuries present over the body except two small abrasions on the occipital region of head. A computed tomography scan of the head was perfo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Samsung awarded Premier, Inc. contract for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, and Ultrasound
DANVERS, Mass.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Samsung has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for General Radiography, Computed Tomography, & Ultrasound with Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, effective October 1, 2015... Devices, Radiology, Group PurchasingSamsung, NeuroLogica , Premier Purchasing (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes and demonstration of cranial firearm injuries: a multicenter retrospective study - Cınar K, Seçer M, Alagoz F, Ulutaş M, Uckun OM, Yıldırım AE, Gurcay AG, Guvenc Y, Celik H, Narin F.
This study was aimed to determine the factors affecting mortality of CFAI cases managed in our institution by a retrospective analysis of CT scans and clini... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How hopping may help with osteoporosis risk in older people
ConclusionThis was a randomised controlled trial assessing the effect on hip bone density of hopping as a form of weight-bearing exercise in older men. The study found the hopping exercise to be of significant benefit to certain parts of the hip. But this study was performed in healthy men with no health concerns. The study had a number of strengths and limitations. Strengths are that it was randomised in design, and the fact there was concealed allocation to the intervention group and blinded assessors, reducing the risk of bias. The researchers also performed calculations to estimate the number of participants neede...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Older people Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

What a Cancer Patient's Hair Taught Me About Medicine
"Promise you won't be an ass." Sudesna, my classmate, first told me about Sarah Walsh over a dinner of Thai green curry. Sarah, a 23-year-old girl, was hospitalized due to worsening difficulty with swallowing and moving her fingers. Sudesna knew I'd be interested in Sarah's case, but feared my tactlessness. As a third year medical student, I had learned some of the science and ignored most of the art. "Fine...I'll try." When Sudesna and I visited Sarah the following morning, she was lounging in cozy-looking plaid PJs and glasses that reminded me of Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I couldn't decide if her should...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story
The post The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. After being diagnosed with endometriosis in my mid 30’s I went on Ovranette which seemed to help, but when I reached 50 oh my…. I had to come off it due to age and boy did everything come back with a vengeance. After several months of heavy flooding and indescribable pain I got referred to gynae. After several scans told small dermoid cyst, no other issues but would need to come out, was told it would be several months wait, but after bloods were tested I was called in to be told I had 50/50 chance ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories dermoid cyst endometriosis Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injuries and computed tomography use in pediatric sports participants - Glass T, Ruddy RM, Alpern ER, Gorelick M, Callahan J, Lee L, Gerardi M, Melville K, Miskin M, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N.
We describe the spectrum of these injuries and trends in computed tomography (CT) use in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Netwo... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends in CT utilization for pediatric fall patients in US emergency departments - Shahi V, Brinjikji W, Cloft HJ, Thomas KB, Kallmes DF.
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Falls are a common cause of emergency department (ED) visits in the United States. We evaluated trends in computed tomography (CT) utilization for pediatric fall victims in the United States from 2001 to 2010. MATERIALS A... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy in deadly gunshot wounds-a comparative study - Kirchhoff SM, Scaparra EF, Grimm J, Scherr M, Graw M, Reiser MF, Peschel O.
INTRODUCTION: Postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) data in gunshot-related death were evaluated by two reader groups and compared to the gold standard autopsy for the determination of forensic pathology criteria. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Reader grou... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cardiac cath shows risk of spasms at coronary stenoses
Japanese researchers using coronary angiography discovered that patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:CCTA, SPECT MPI yield similar outcomes in chest pain, August 13, 2015US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women, August 12, 20152 studies advise statins, even for low-risk people, July 23, 2015Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality, July 7, 2015USPSTF ponders addition of new heart risk factors, June 12, 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS cancer services lagging behind rest of Europe
Cancer Research UK says a lack of NHS staff and treatment means patients with suspected cancer are getting a raw deal (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: staff cancer research uk MRI CT scan radiology NHS Source Type: news

BrainScope raises $2.5M for concussion assessment wearable and app
Bethesda, Maryland-based BrainScope, which has developed mobile, non-invasive devices that help medical professionals assess Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), raised $2.5 million, according to an SEC filing. This brings the company’s total funding to at least $6.2 million to date. BrainScope currently offers two traumatic brain injury assessment devices. The first, Ahead 100, was cleared in November 2014. The other, Ahead […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 4, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Aditi Pai Tags: Funding/M&A Uncategorized BrainScope concussion wearable CT scan GE Ventures General Electrics NFL US Department of Defense Source Type: news

Liver metastases tracking software shows high accuracy
Tracking liver metastases on follow-up CT scans is a critical task for clinicians,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:New CT-based liver segmentation tool proves fast and accurate, May 6, 20153D tumor quantification yields prognostic value in liver cancer, May 12, 20143D or not 3D? No longer a question in liver imaging, March 3, 2012Software automates CT liver volume measurements, October 7, 2011CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes, July 1, 2009 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PLATFORM: FFRCT Reduces Unnecessary Caths in Stable CADPLATFORM: FFRCT Reduces Unnecessary Caths in Stable CAD
In patients scheduled for diagnostic angiography, obtaining functional data derived from the CT scan can safely filter out patients who are unlikely to have any obstructive disease evident on the invasive angiogram. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IASLC to hold Third Annual CT Screening Workshop
(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Strategic Screening Advisory Committee will hold the Third CT Screening Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 708+710+712, prior to the official opening of the 16th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer. International leaders in computed tomography screening from across the world, including Japan, Australia, Canada, Europe and the US, are set to participate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 2, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UCLA doctors perform life-changing surgery on woman plagued by internal sounds of her body
The sounds in Rachel Pyne’s ears were deafening and inescapable. Her footsteps rumbled through her head like thunder. She could hear the thump of her heartbeat, her food digesting, and even the shifting of her eyes. “It was crazy,” said Pyne, who started hearing her body’s internal sounds in March of last year. “I could hear my eyes swoosh around as I moved them back and forth, like moving your hand in water.” Pyne also began to lose her balance and suffer debilitating dizziness and nausea. It wasn’t long until her symptoms affected every aspect of her life. “I couldn’t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 2, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Factors affecting dural penetration and prognosis in patients admitted to emergency department with cranial gunshot wound - İçer M, Zengin Y, Dursun R, Durgun HM, Göya C, Yıldız I, Güloğlu C.
In this study, the medical data of 56 subjects w... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Appendix CT scans predict resource utilization
Initial CT findings in patients suspected of having appendicitis are a largely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis, December 22, 2014Algorithm cuts CT use for appendicitis in children, August 1, 2014AJR: Using ultrasound 1st for appendicitis saves money, January 14, 2014CT use higher for ped appendicitis at community hospitals, December 26, 2012NEJM: Low-dose CT good enough to diagnose appendicitis, April 25, 2012 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Appendix CT scan predicts resource utilization
Initial CT findings in patients suspected of having appendicitis are a largely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:Novel CT technique emerges for acute appendicitis, December 22, 2014Algorithm cuts CT use for appendicitis in children, August 1, 2014AJR: Using ultrasound 1st for appendicitis saves money, January 14, 2014CT use higher for ped appendicitis at community hospitals, December 26, 2012NEJM: Low-dose CT good enough to diagnose appendicitis, April 25, 2012 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 26, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Radiology, News, Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
More children are undergoing MRI scans and ultrasounds, which don't carry radiation risks Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans, Children's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS turns attention to billing for off-campus services
Hospitals are expanding their control of off-campus medical services, and the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading:How to avoid Medicare CT scan payment denials, July 22, 2015Panacea on new coding changes: Medically unlikely edits, June 23, 2015CMS: Radiologists are buying into PQRS program, May 13, 2015Bundling of radiology codes into surgical codes continues, January 27, 2015New 2015 instructions for image-guided breast biopsies, December 22, 2014 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past Decade
Title: CT Scan Use in Kids Fell Over Past DecadeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Children's hospitals shift from CT scans for common childhood health problems
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) A study published online Aug. 24 by the journal Pediatrics finds a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses including seizure, concussion, appendectomy and upper respiratory tract infection. Study authors hypothesize the decline in CT usage may be attributable in part to a growing body of evidence linking ionizing radiation from CT scans to an increased risk of cancer in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 24, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Use of CT Imaging Falling in Children (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Physicians appear to be shifting from using computed-tomography scans to other diagnostic imaging methods in children, according to a Pediatrics study.Researchers examined over … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 24, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tragedy as father-of-three dies just 11 DAYS after being diagnosed cancer
Paul Walker, from Kirby, had gone to hospital with stomach ache in May. Doctors suspected it was gallstones or pancreatitis but a CT scan later revealed it was oesophageal cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GE Healthcare wins FDA approval for lung cancer screening software
The Waukesha-based GE Healthcare computed tomography (CT) business unit said it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for what the company says is the first low-dose CT lung cancer screening protocol. The software, which was designed in Waukesha, runs on CT machines researched, developed and manufactured in Waukesha, said GE Healthcare spokeswoman Amanda Gintoft. The software is compatible with new and already-installed GE Healthcare CT scanners in the United States, she said. GE… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 19, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news