FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

Routine CT scans may help determine risk of fracture
Collecting bone mineral density measurements from routine CT scans of elderly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT detects frailty and predicts survival in elderly Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER Ultralow-dose CT successfully detects fractures Data from CTC scans improve osteoporosis screening CT scans do double duty as osteoporosis test (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Shift to R & D prompts Philips Healthcare to shutter manufacturing at Cleveland imaging plant
The healthcare business at Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last week that it plans to shutter manufacturing operations at a Cleveland plant that makes computed tomography scanners as part of a $600 million R&D initiative. The Dutch healthcare giant said Feb. 9 that it also plans to invest in a service training program in Cleveland. Manufacturing at the CT plant in Highland Heights, Ohio, which accounts for 3% of Philips’ imaging sales, is slated to shut down during the second half of the year, the company said. Philips plans to spends $600 million annually on its North American R&D programs. “Philips...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Imaging Wall Street Beat Layoffs royalphilips Source Type: news

Simplify Medical closes $23m in 2nd tranche of Series B
Simplify Medical said today it closed $23.3 million as part of the second tranche of its oversubscribed Series B financing, which brought in a total of $44.3 million for the company and its namesake cervical disc replacement. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company’s Simplify disc is designed to be magnetic resonance imaging safe and to eliminate imaging artifacts created by metals through the use of a PEEK-on-ceramic construction. The Simplify disc won CE Mark approval in the European Union in February 2015. “Having an oversubscribed Series B is a testament to the large opportunity presented by the ...
Source: Mass Device - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Simplify Medical Source Type: news

Deep-learning algorithm can assess breast density
A deep-learning algorithm can provide fully automated analysis of breast density...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology? Breast density laws mystify primary care providers AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine imaging scans may predict fracture risk in older adults
(Wiley) Routine body CT scans may help clinicians estimate an individual's risk of future osteoporotic fracture, according to new study results published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How would you sequence this treatment for this implant?
A 17 year old boy came into my office today missing tooth #8. The CT scan shows that the buccal cortical plate is still intact but the gingiva appear traumatized buccally. (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - February 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Study: Early Identification Needed for Mesothelioma Advances
Professor John Cherrie at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom believes future treatment advances and improved patient outcomes for mesothelioma rests with a formula to better identify and screen high-risk patients. It could make an early diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer much more common. Cherrie said the current standard — which typically results in a late-stage diagnosis and a poor prognosis — prevents novel treatment studies and the development of any pre-emergent strategy to combat the aggressive cancer. “We don’t pretend to have a medical cure that will help immediately, but un...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Activity emission potential biomarkers for mesothelioma chemoprophylaxis strategies early diagnosis mesothelioma Early identification of mesothelioma early screening asbestos Heriot-Watt University high-risk mesothelioma indwelling pleural Source Type: news

How will artificial intelligence enhance radiology?
Success for artificial intelligence in radiology will be determined by its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Interest surges in AI for radiology
While approximately one in four hospital radiology departments has either just...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Device group picks ACR use case on AI for demo project Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports? AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beyond the forensic pathology investigation: improving warfighter survivability - Mazuchowski EL, Jordan CJ, Finelli LN, Harcke HT.
The Armed Forces Medical Examiner System (AFMES) conducts forensic pathology investigations in accordance with Title 10 U.S. Code 1471. Since 2004, the AFMES has incorporated advanced radiologic imaging, such as computed tomography, into its protocol. This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

The frequency of brain CT-scan findings in patients with scalp lacerations following mild traumatic brain injury; a cross-sectional study - Hamrah H, Mehrvarz S, Mirghassemi AM.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of the brain CT-scan findings in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and scalp lacerations. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted during a 1-year period from March 2016 to March 2017 in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PSMA PET/CT clearly differentiates prostate cancer from benign tissue
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Using nuclear medicine, German researchers have found a way to accurately differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in prostate cancer patients. The research is highlighted in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and demonstrates that the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) on 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT scans correlates with PSMA-expression in primary prostate cancer. By this means, researchers were able to generate an SUVmax cutoff for the differentiation of cancerous and benign prostate tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prevalence of technical errors and periapical lesions in a sample of endodontically treated teeth: a CBCT analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –9 | AbstractObjectivesThe aims of this study are to identify the most frequent technical errors in endodontically treated teeth and to determine which root canals were most often associated with those errors, as well as to relate endodontic technical errors and the presence of coronal restorations with periapical status by means of cone-beam computed tomography images.MethodsSix hundred eighteen endodontically treated teeth (1146 root canals) were evaluated for the quality of their endodontic treatment and for the presence of coronal restorations and periapical lesions. Each ro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Can AI learn how to understand radiologist reports?
Can artificial intelligence (AI) technology learn how to understand radiologist...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI-based chatbot answers routine radiology questions AI's role in radiology evolving toward a promising future Machine learning could reduce inappropriate knee MRI scans Can radiology ever be more like widget manufacturing? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts expanded insurer coverage for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow today touted that seven new insurers released positive medical policies supporting coverage for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram, expanding coverage to a total of 185 million patients. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Positive medical policies were issued by Cigna, Florida Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina and Vermon...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Endoscopy
CT Scan vs. Endoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Surgeons call on HoloLens during reconstructive surgery
In a recent case study published in  European Radiology Experimental, surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital in London used Microsoft HoloLens to overlay images of CT scans onto patients'legs during reconstructive lower limb surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 31, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans
The combination of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and radiomics can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quantitative analysis may help classify thyroid nodules Machine learning can help predict KRAS mutation status Deep-learning algorithm can stratify lung nodule risk MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes How will AI affect radiology over the next 20 years? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT Scan vs Colonoscopy
CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Machine learning techniques generate clinical labels of medical scans
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Researchers used machine learning techniques, including natural language processing algorithms, to identify clinical concepts in radiologist reports for CT scans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosis of intra-abdominal injuries in stable patients with anterior abdominal stab wounds: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Baron BJ, Benabbas R, Kohler C, Biggs C, Roudnitsky V, Paladino L, Sinert R.
BACKGROUND: Work-up for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) following an anterior abdominal stab wound (AASW) has been debated since the 1960s. Experts agree that patients with peritonitis, evisceration, or hemodynamic instability should u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Screening of pediatric facial fractures by brain computed tomography: diagnostic performance comparison with facial computed tomography - Ryu J, Yun SJ, Lee SH, Choi YH.
OBJECTIVES: Facial bone fractures secondary to head trauma are more common in children than in adults. Recently, multidetector row computed tomography (CT) has been considered superior to conventional radiography. Some studies have reported that facial sof... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Augmented Reality System Lets Doctors See under Patients' Skin without the Scalpel
New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Usefulness of post mortem computed tomography versus conventional forensic autopsy of road accident victims (drivers and passengers) - Moska ła A, Woźniak K, Kluza P, Romaszko K, Lopatin O.
Aim of the study: Deaths of in-vehicle victims (drivers and passengers) of road accidents represent a significant group of issues addressed by forensic medicine. Expressing opinions in this regard involves first of all the determination of the cause... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication
Cinematic rendering is capable of enhancing the visualization of CT scans....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Video from RSNA 2017: Cinematic rendering -- Just pretty pictures or paradigm shift? AJR papers shine spotlight on cinematic rendering ISCT: Will cinematic rendering become '3D on steroids'? Contrast-enhanced CT proves highly predictive of aortic injuries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations? Do Physicians Follow Radiologists' Imaging Recommendations?
How frequently do radiologists recommend additional imaging following an index CT scan, and are physicians following their recommendations?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

AR prototype could let doctors see patients' insides on the outside
A new augment reality technology will let doctors go a step beyond a normal exam and take a look under their patients ’ skin. Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a device called ProjectDR, which lets doctors display CT scans and MRI data directly onto a patient’s body. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Clinical factors predictive for intracranial hemorrhage in mild head injury - Yuksen C, Sittichanbuncha Y, Patumanond J, Muengtaweepongsa S, Aramvanitch K, Supamas A, Sawanyawisuth K.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hitachi wins FDA nod for proton beam therapy real time image gating system
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Real Time Image Gating System designed for use with its proton beam therapy systems. Real Time Image Gating Proton Beam Therapy is designed to track and irradiate tumors in motion, using a 2mm diameter gold marker close to the tumor to establish its location as a reference via computed tomography. A dual-axis, orthogonal X-ray system is then used with pattern recognition software to identify the spatial location of the marker, and irradiation during treatment is performed only when the gold marker moves to within millimeters of the planned irradiation lo...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Hitachi Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Why Doctors Are Using Snapchat Glasses in Operating Rooms
Shafi Ahmed dons a pair of digital sunglasses and explains how the tiny lenses built into its black plastic frame, which can capture high-resolution images, are transforming how doctors get trained in operating rooms. The British colorectal surgeon used Snap Inc.’s high-tech spectacles a year ago to walk rookie physicians and millions of curious viewers through a hernia operation using the Snapchat photo-sharing app. In 2018, he plans to beam his avatar into operating rooms with so-called immersive technology, which spans everything from military training to adult entertainment, and promises to support the next gener...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jason Gale / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg healthytime medicine onetime Virtual Reality Source Type: news

Augmented reality system lets doctors see under patients' skin without the scalpel
(University of Alberta) New technology is bringing the power of augmented reality into clinical practice. The system, called ProjectDR, allows medical images such as CT scans and MRI data to be displayed directly on a patient's body in a way that moves as the patient does. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease Experts Offer Guidance on Cross-sectional Enterography in Crohn ’ s Disease
New consensus guidelines aim to standardize the use of computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in Crohn ’ s disease (CD) patients with small-bowel disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge he...
Source: Mass Device - January 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Siemens Source Type: news

Surgery to remove blood clot saves London ’s kidneys
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news

Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Neurocognitive assessment in patients with a minor traumatic brain injury and an abnormal initial CT scan: can cognitive evaluation assist in identifying patients who require surveillance CT brain imaging? - Clements TW, Dunham M, Kirkpatrick A, Rajakumar R, Gratton C, Lall R, McBeth P, Ball CG.
BACKGROUND: Evidence for repeat computed tomography (CT) in minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients with intracranial pathology is scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of clinical cognitive assessment (COG) in defining the need... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: TBI Source Type: news

Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD
CT scans show that a quarter of the adult population has nonstandard airway...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm predicts lung disease, adverse events on CT COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Group issues call for best lung cancer, COPD protocols Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Biomarker Disruptor
Would you rather get a biopsy or a blood test to check for prostate cancer? Quanterix chairman/CEO Kevin Hrusovsky said with the help of his company's latest product, the SR-X Ultra-Sensitive Biomarker Detection System, a simple blood test could replace, or complement, invasive diagnostic procedures. Using digital technology, the SR-X can detect cancer, neurological disorders, inflammatory and infectious diseases, and heart events months or even years earlier, and less invasively, than existing technology.   Using Quanterix's single molecule array (Simoa) science, which is similar to a digital enzyme-linked immunosorb...
Source: MDDI - January 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?
What should be done with incidental breast lesions detected in women receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy AI algorithm matches radiologists in breast screening exams Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Breast AI algorithm could reduce unnecessary surgery by 30% (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tomographic aspects of penetrating thoracic trauma: injuries from firearms and other weapons - de Melo ASA, Moreira LBM, Pessoa FMC, Saint-Martin N, Ancilotti Filho R, Souza AS, Marchiori E.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the various computed tomography findings in penetrating chest trauma, as well as to determine the frequency and extent of the lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the computed tomography findings from 40... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

LivaNova launches post-market study of bioprosthetic aortic heart valves
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in a post-market trial evaluating the overall incidence of reduced leaflet motion identified by CT imaging in patients receiving a bioprosthetic aortic heart valve. Four-dimensional CT scans will be taken of the trial’s 230 participants at least 30 days after they stop anticoagulation or dual antiplatelet therapy, according to LivaNova. The study will also include one year of follow-up. “Thrombus formation on valve leaflets has been shown to occur in some patients receiving prosthetic tissue valve replacement via transcatheter or...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Wall Street Beat LivaNova Source Type: news

Do more CT scans lead to more kidney surgeries?
The higher the number of chest or abdominal CT exams in a hospital referral...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Incidental imaging findings boost healthcare costs Incidental findings: When in doubt, point them out -- or not Incidental findings on CT lung screening offer benefits, costs Incidental findings on CT spark disagreement CT tracks renal cancer recurrence after surgery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news