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Evaluation of unenhanced post-mortem computed tomography to detect chest injuries in violent death - Sifaoui I, Nedelcu C, Beltran G, Dupont V, Lebigot J, Gaudin A, Ridereau Zins C, Rouge Maillard C, Aub é C.
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the performances of unenhanced post-mortem computed tomography (CT) to detect thoracic injuries in violent death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, we conducted a review of unenhanced CT scans of 6... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Executive Voice: Taking a sharp look at cancer
Ron Lattanze, CEO of Lucerno Dynamics, has led the Morrisville-based company through a busy year. The company is working to improve the quality of images produced by PET/CT scans through its Lara System device. It raised $6.3 million last year, listed the Lara System device with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and launched a 10,000-patient study. The device detects and monitors infiltr ations in PET/CT scan radiotracer injections, which are designed to accumulate at areas of concern in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Executive Voice: Taking a sharp look at cancer
Ron Lattanze, CEO of Lucerno Dynamics, has led the Morrisville-based company through a busy year. The company is working to improve the quality of images produced by PET/CT scans through its Lara System device. It raised $6.3 million last year, listed the Lara System device with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and launched a 10,000-patient study. The device detects and monitors infiltr ations in PET/CT scan radiotracer injections, which are designed to accumulate at areas of concern in the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Tumor Ablation Market is Driven by Rise in Cancer Incidence
Tumor ablation is a treatment that destroys cancerous tumors without removing them. This is done using a probe that utilizes thermal energy to heat or cool tumorigenic tissue to cytotoxic levels. Techniques such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to guide and position the needle probe into the tumor. Tumor ablative techniques are used in patients having few tumors which are small in size.02/23/2017 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - February 22, 2017 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Early detection of myocardial infarction following blunt chest trauma by computed tomography: a case report - Lee TL, Hsuan CF, Shih CH, Liang HW, Tsai HS, Tseng WK, Hsu KL.
BACKGROUND: Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial infarction due to coronary a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Neuronal biomarker ubiquitin c-terminal hydrolase (UCH-L1) detects traumatic intracranial lesions on CT in children and youth with mild traumatic brain injury - Papa L, Mittal MK, Ramirez J, Silvestri S, Giordano P, Braga CF, Tan CN, Ameli NJ, Lopez M, Haeussler CA, Mendez Giordano D, Zonfrillo MR.
This study examined the performance of serum Ubiquitin C-terminal Hydrolase (UCH-L1) in detecting traumatic intracranial lesions on CT scan (+CT) in children and youth with mild and moderate TBI (MMTBI) and assessed its performance in trauma control patien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Is it depression or dementia? Brain SPECT imaging helps distinguish them
(IOS Press) Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer's disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an appropriate diagnosis? In a new article published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, researchers have found that single photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, can help to distinguish between these diagnostic categories. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How Behavioral Economics Can Improve Patient Decisions About Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer can be deadly, so early detection and treatment are important. When a patient is at risk for lung cancer due to her age and history of smoking, she and her physician have to make important decisions about how and when to screen for lung cancer. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is recommended for smokers, but a doctor and patient need to work together to decide if this type of lung cancer screening is right for the patient. Because the decision is complex and the stakes are high, some cognitive biases can interfere with a patient’s ability to make good choices. Behavioral economics helps explain how hum...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Behavioral economics Source Type: news

Prediction Rule Could Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans in Kids Prediction Rule Could Reduce Unnecessary CT Scans in Kids
A new prediction rule could reduce unnecessary CT scans in children at very low risk for blunt intra-abdominal injury, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Prevalence of brain injuries and recurrence of seizures in children with post traumatic seizures - Badawy MK, Dayan PS, Tunik MG, Nadel FM, Lillis KA, Miskin M, Borgialli DA, Bachman MC, Atabaki SM, Hoyle JD, Holmes JF, Kuppermann N.
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography (CT) is often used in the emergency department (ED) evaluation of children with post-traumatic seizures (PTS); however, the frequency of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and short-term seizure recurrence is lacking. Our main o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins nod from U.K. healthcare board
The U.K.’s National Institute for Health & Care Excellence issued final guidance on HeartFlow‘s FFRct technology, which uses algorithms to generate 3D models of blood flows and can help diagnose heart disease. The British agency recommended the use of FFRct for patients with stable, recent-onset chest pain, finding that the technology is safe, has a high level of diagnostic accuracy and may avoid the need for invasive coronary angiography. Compared to all other tests, FFRct could save the U.K.’s National Health Service roughly £214 ($267) per patient by avoiding unn...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Imaging HeartFlow Reimbursement U.K. National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) Source Type: news

Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults
If CT scans detect any amount of coronary artery calcium in people between...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Automated CAC fares well in CT lung screening scans Coronary CTA yields prognostic boost over CAC Study on CT calcium testing redefines who needs statins (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cancer Risk Related to Low-Dose CT Lung Screening Relatively Low (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The cancer risk from radiation from low-dose computed tomography (CT) screenings for lung cancer is " acceptable, " according to a retrospective study … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 8, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Less inclusive criteria for lung cancer screening would be cost-effective
(PLOS) Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine. An analysis of 576 computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening policies in Ontario, Canada found that use of stringent eligibility criteria (such as requiring more years of heavy smoking to qualify for screening) was more cost-effective than less stringent eligibility criteria, and that annual screening would be more cost-effective than biennial screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Rupture of the right upper pulmonary vein and left atrium caused by blunt chest trauma - Osaka M, Nagai R, Koishizawa T.
A 49-year-old man was transferred to our hospital by ambulance due to blunt chest trauma sustained in a car accident. Echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography showed hemopericardium without other vital organ damage. Emergent surgery was performed ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ultrasound may unlock appendicitis treatment options
Ultrasound may be able to differentiate between complicated and uncomplicated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuchal septations increase risk for fetal anomalies MRI should be 1st choice for suspected appendicitis Decision support cuts CT use for pediatric appendicitis Appendix CT scans predict resource utilization Ultrasound + lab tests can reliably spot pediatric appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding external cervical resorption patterns in endodontically treated teeth
ConclusionsSimilar ECR patterns were observed in all examined teeth. These pattern consisted of an initiation, a resorption and a reparative stage. Some differences were noticed between endodontically treated and teeth with vital pulps, mainly in the resorption and reparative stages. The resorption stage in root canal filled teeth was more intense than the repair stage, as many clastic cells and abundant granulation tissue were observed in all samples. This is possibly due to the absence of the pulp and protective PRRS layer and/or to the altered chemical composition of the root dentine after root canal treatment. Furtherm...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medtronic wins FDA clearance for CardioInsight 3D mapping tech
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CardioInsight Noninvasive 3D mapping system, which was designed to map irregular heart rhythms in the upper and lower chambers of the heart and provide electroanatomic 3D maps of the heart. The CardioInsight system is the 1st commercially available, noninvasive cardiac electrical mapping system in the world, according to Medtronic, and avoids the invasive steps of a traditional procedure to determine the origin of a patient’s irregular heart rhythm. Medtronic’s 3D cardiac mapping system employs a 252-electrode sensor vest, which i...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Clearance Medtronic Source Type: news

Expanding the Emergency Room Model: 'Central Care System' Could Help Americans Gain Universal Health Care Access
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD -- There are many reasons why emergency rooms are dangerously overcrowded. With millions of Americans lacking adequate access to primary care providers, emergency rooms have become the primary health care system and safety net for the uninsured, underinsured and those without access to other medical care.1 Overcrowded and with overworked staffs, ERs are perilously close to collapse in many places. (See my other article on ERs here: Our Nation's Emergency Rooms). In fact, many already have closed their doors.2 There is an increased demand for emergency department care, as hospital emergency rooms have ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were just published. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Getting back into the swing of things: Jake ’s journey with Crohn’s disease
It was a cloudy, September day at the Country Club of Miami in South Florida. Jake Goodstat, a high school sophomore and varsity golf player, approached the ninth green. He walked up to his ball with putter in hand, took a deep breath and gently tapped the ball to make the putt. He says this was the hole where he cinched second place in the 2016 South Florida Junior Golf Tournament. “It was the greatest feeling in the world to know that I placed,” recalls Jake, a Florida teen who underwent surgery two months prior to treat his Crohn’s disease. “Before my surgery, I...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Athos Bousvaros Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Crohn's disease Robert Shamberger Source Type: news

IV contrast for CT is not associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Intravenous contrast media (typically iohexol or iodixanol) used in computed tomography (CT) does not appear to be associated with chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplant or acute kidney injury, despite long-held fears to the contrary. The results of the largest controlled study of acute kidney injury following contrast media administration in the emergency department were published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Following Intravenous Contrast Media Administration'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dual energy computed tomography angiography in the peripheral arterial imaging
(Bentham Science Publishers) This is a systematic review of 9 studies on the diagnostic applications of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in peripheral arterial disease. The systematic analysis of these studies represent the first summary of studies using DECT with regard to its diagnostic value, radiation dose and contrast medium dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are Eye Movements a Window to the Radiologist's Expertise? Are Eye Movements a Window to the Radiologist's Expertise?
Dr Hossein Jadvar explains new evidence suggesting that radiologists'eye movements may reflect their expertise in interpreting CT scans.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Severe blunt thoracic trauma caused by ski collision - Lochner SJ, Scherr M, Perl M, Grove C.
An approximately 25-year-old skier collided in a ski-run intersection. At high speed, he first hit another skier and then smashed into a  snow cannon. He died from his injuries a short time later in hospital. A whole-body CT scan was conducted under resus... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Utilization of conventional neuroimaging following youth concussion - Rose SC, Schaffer CE, Young JA, McNally KA, Fischer AN, Heyer GL.
The objective of this study was to explore t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman ’s life and health
Treatment TermsStroke CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke care, stroke treatment, tpa, tissue plasminogen activator, ischemic stroke, thrombectomy, stent retriever, warning stroke, mini-stroke, blood clot in brain, clot buster SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - January 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Fast access to stroke procedure saves Wilmington woman ’s life and health
Treatment TermsStroke CategoriesAdvanced treatments Additional SEO Keywords stroke, stroke symptoms, stroke care, stroke treatment, tpa, tissue plasminogen activator, ischemic stroke, thrombectomy, stent retriever, warning stroke, mini-stroke, blood clot in brain, clot buster SEO Meta Description Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there from Wilmington just in time. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview Duke Raleigh Hospital is one of a handful in NC that offers lifesaving thrombectomy for stroke. Dara Damery got transferred there ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

CT scans aid treatment for people in blood pressure 'gray zone'
Amy WallaceJan. 17 (UPI) -- Researchers at Johns Hopkins are using heart CT scans to create a more personalized treatment for patients with pre-hypertension. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalized treatment for those in blood pressure'gray zone '
Using data from a national study, researchers determined that using heart CT scans can help personalize treatment in patients whose blood pressure falls in the gray zone of just above normal or mild high blood pressure. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

I still don ’ t think it is necessary! – Sian ’ s story
The post I still don’t think it is necessary! – Sian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Well, as you will see, the title of my story isn’t strictly true, but my journey started when I went to my GP with slight menopausal bleeding. It took me a few days to decide whether it was bleeding or just slightly coloured discharge, however, she told me that they always refer anyone over 60 with post menopausal bleeding to the aptly named ‘post menopausal bleeding clinic’! I was out enjoying a meal with friends, when I received a phone call from the clinic inviting me in for a cons...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories cancer Source Type: news

PET/CT may have found cardiovascular event trigger
PET/CT scans have identified activity in a stress-related structure in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Special diet helps PET diagnose cardiac sarcoidosis PET/CT of calcium forewarns of adverse cardiac event PET/CT calcium scores reveal chemo's damage to the heart PET/CT links stress with heart trouble The big question: CT, MRI, or nuclear for coronary artery disease diagnosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evolution could increase arthritis risk, study suggests
This study is fascinating and innovative in its use of modern technology. "We know that more and more people are living with the daily pain of arthritis, due to many factors including an ageing population and a rise in obesity rates; this research highlights some of the physical reasons underlying joint pain, and indicates that if current trends continue, then millions more will have to live with the pain and isolation arthritis can cause." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 12, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic PathWays: What's the diagnosis?
This week's case reviews a CT scan and endoscopic examination from a 48-year-old female who presented with gastrointestinal bleeding. Can you make the diagnosis? View the case and make your diagnosis. Learn more about Mayo Clinic PathWays. (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New procedure to beat cancer by removing kidney saved Wiltshire woman's life
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'By moving my kidney, surgeons beat the life-threatening cancer': A new procedure did not only save Gerry's life, but also spared her from years of dialysis
Last April, Gerry O'Neill from Wiltshire had a CT scan which revealed she had a tumour in her right kidney. This meant she needed a transplant, and would depend on dialysis all her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The PECARN TBI rules do not apply to abusive head trauma - Magana JN, Kuppermann N.
The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) traumatic brain injury (TBI) prediction rules were developed to identify children at very low risk for clinically-important TBIs (ciTBIs), for whom computed tomography (CT) scans can typically ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Children presenting in delayed fashion after minor head trauma with scalp swelling: do they require further workup? - Sellin JN, Moreno A, Ryan SL, Lam SK, Donaruma-Kwoh M, Luerssen TG, Jea A.
PURPOSE: It is common to evaluate children who have sustained minor head trauma with computed tomography (CT) of the head. Scalp swelling, in particular, has been associated with intracranial injury. A subset of patients, however, present in delayed fashio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

280 million-year-old fossil reveals origins of chimaeroid fishes
High-definition CT scans of the fossilized skull of a 280 million-year-old fish reveal the origin of chimaeras, a group of cartilaginous fish related to sharks. Analysis of the brain case of Dwykaselachus oosthuizeni, a shark-like fossil from South Africa, shows telltale structures of the brain, major cranial nerves, nostrils and inner ear belonging to modern-day chimaeras. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

"Obamacare" -- Three Keys for Improvement
By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 31, 2016 -- As the 2016 presidential campaign came to a close and we elected a new president, polls showed that of the half-dozen things that most concerned Americans, health care was one of the major topics. No real surprise there. There are advocates for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, who say that statistics show that 21 million more Americans got health care who didn't have it before, and that those least able to afford it were the ones who benefitted from the ACA. There are advocates against the Affordable Care Act who point to what they say is a broken system, with ins...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of intrathoracic injury after blunt torso trauma in children presenting to an emergency department as trauma activations - McNamara C, Mironova I, Lehman E, Olympia RP.
BACKGROUND: Thoracic injuries are a major cause of death associated with blunt trauma in children. Screening for injury with chest x-ray study, compared with chest computed tomography (CT) scan, has been controversial, weighing the benefits of specificity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Opening the Book on ED Metrics
Conclusions Medical directors are generally under pressure to improve some aspect of the department’s performance. While we always have to keep the overall operation of the department in mind, we are also at the mercy of how individuals perform. We can’t control every aspect of the ED visit. But things that we can control and things we can measure, we need to take advantage of. Start with awareness of the key metrics and then add in transparency. Be sure to establish goals and work with your under-performers on improvement strategies. As I’ve heard ACEP President Jay Kaplan say many times, “If you w...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A young doctor tries to get comfortable with the 'C' word
She had gone to the emergency department because she had had difficulty taking a deep breath. It wasn't quite pain that was affecting her breathing, she said. It was discomfort, a feeling that "something was there."A CT scan of the chest showed clear lungs. But just underneath, within the tip... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Shara Yurkiewicz Source Type: news

A young doctor tries to get comfortable with the Big C
She had gone to the emergency department because she had had difficulty taking a deep breath. It wasn't quite pain that was affecting her breathing, she said. It was discomfort, a feeling that "something was there."A CT scan of the chest showed clear lungs. But just underneath, within the tip... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 23, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Shara Yurkiewicz Source Type: news

Lucerno's next step for commercial device after $6M funder
Lucerno Dynamics – which recently completed its series A equity funding round, raising $6.34 million – has a commercially available device and has launched a new study with it. The Morrisville-based company’s Class 1 device, the Lara System, is now listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The device detects and monitors infiltrations of radiotracer injections during PET/CT scans. Consequently, Lucerno has also launched it’s Lara QI study, according to CEO Ron Lattanze. It's aimed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Lucerno's next step for commercial device after $6M funder
Lucerno Dynamics – which recently completed its series A equity funding round, raising $6.34 million – has a commercially available device and has launched a new study with it. The Morrisville-based company’s Class 1 device, the Lara System, is now listed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The device detects and monitors infiltrations of radiotracer injections during PET/CT scans. Consequently, Lucerno has also launched it’s Lara QI study, according to CEO Ron Lattanze. It's aimed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 22, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Too Many CT Scans for Pediatric Appendicitis? Too Many CT Scans for Pediatric Appendicitis?
Pediatric patients with appendicitis are far less likely to have preoperative CT scans at children's hospitals than at other types of hospitals, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver and cured of malignant lymphoma - Vilmar AC, Hansen PB.
A 87-year-old woman was run down by a hit-and-run driver while riding her bicycle. An acute computed tomography (CT) showed no fractures or internal bleedings but revealed an asymptomatic tumour in the colon transversum. During operation, a diffuse large B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Pseudocirrhosis Due to Dose Reduction Radiological Case: Pseudocirrhosis Due to Dose Reduction
While minimizing radiation dose to patients is an important factor to consider when performing CT scans, this case demonstrates that in some instances it may lead to an incorrect diagnosis.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

CT and CMR in Ischemic Heart Disease CT and CMR in Ischemic Heart Disease
Both computed tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance are emerging as imaging modalities of choice for different aspects of ischemic heart disease. Explore their appropriate use in this review.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news