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

3D Printing Is Hot Topic for Cleveland Clinic
3D Printing could play a larger role in healthcare in the future, but is more suited to developing custom implants than mass producing products, according to a panel of experts at the Advance Design & Manufacturing Expo. Peter O’Neill, Cleveland Clinic Innovations’s executive director spoke about the process and gave a real world example of how it could be very helpful for patients. “What I observe is that the cost is still not competitive with traditional manufacturing from our standpoint,” O’Neill said. “What I see is that the inflection point where 3D printing becomes cost competi...
Source: MDDI - March 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: 3-D Printing Design Source Type: news

PET myocardial perfusion imaging more effective than SPECT scans in detecting coronary disease
(Intermountain Medical Center) Patients who receive cardiac positron emission testing (PET) imaging instead of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan experienced a significant increase in the detection of severe obstructive coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Novel PET tracer may improve NSCLC patient management
Chinese and U.S. researchers have developed a novel PET tracer that may enhance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: Use radiosurgery for certain brain lesion patients FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery PET identifies cell mutations in NSCLC patients ASTRO: Negative PET/CT doesn't always mean dormant NSCLC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow inks collab research deal with Imperial College London
HeartFlow said on Wednesday it inked a collaborative research agreement deal with the Imperial College London for research in the areas of medical imaging and deep learning using the company’s FFRct technology. 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. The collaborative project will be led by Dr. Ben Glocker and Daniel Rueckert, Heartflow said. As part of the project, a team from Heartflow will operate ...
Source: Mass Device - March 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Research & Development Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Vessel-subtracting CAD boosts CT lung cancer screening
By suppressing vessels from lung cancer screening CT scans, a computer-aided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 CAD finds most lung cancers undetected on CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blood Test Could Make Monitoring Mesothelioma Easier
A simple blood test may have the potential to replace the more costly and burdensome CT scan for monitoring post-treatment recurrence and progression of pleural mesothelioma. Researchers at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom recently found that the changing levels of the protein mesothelin in blood often mirrored CT scan results in patients who already had completed treatment. BMC Cancer published results of their study — a first of its kind — which included the long-term monitoring of 41 patients with mesothelioma who had either completed chemotherapy or other supportive care. “With this stu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 8, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Outcome of traumatic brain injury in children by using Rotterdam Score on computed tomography - Haque A, Dhanani Z, Ali A, Salam B, Abbas Q, Javed G, Jurair H.
The objective of this study is to assess the outcome of children with TBI admitted in paediatric intensive care uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Utility of repeat head CT in patients with blunt traumatic brain injury presenting with small isolated falcine or tentorial subdural hematomas - Devulapalli KK, Talbott JF, Narvid J, Gean A, Rehani B, Manley G, Uzelac A, Yuh E, Huang MC.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In blunt traumatic brain injury with isolated falcotentorial subdural hematoma not amenable to neurosurgical intervention, the routinely performed, nonvalidated practice of serial head CT scans frequently necessitates increased hosp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Engineers, physicians, team to replace heart valves using personalized modeling
(MediaSource) Engineers are exploring applications for 3-D printers in the medical field, and the newest research is now going from the lab to the operating room. Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center use CT scans to model a patient's aorta, then create a 3D-printed replica down to its exact texture based on the calcification in a patient's tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips launches HealthSuite Insights AI-powered healthcare app marketplace
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it launched the artificial intelligence powered HealthSuite Insights analytics software suite designed for the curation and analysis of healthcare data. The launch includes the Amsterdam-based company’s Insights Marketplace, which allows users access to curated AI-based assets from Philips and others through its own private ecosystem. AI-based tools available through the newly launched HealthSuite Insights cover fields including diagnostic imaging solutions, patient monitoring solutions, oncology and genomics, Philips said. The marketplace will initially supply only asset...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Software / IT royalphilips Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor concerning "Pilon fractures: A new classification system based on CT-scan" by Danilo Leonetti, *, Domenico Tigani (2017). Injury. 2017 Oct;48(10):2311-2317 - Kumar A, Trikha V, Mittal S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Occult lawn mower projectile injury presenting with hemoptysis - Darvie PJ, Ballard DH, Harris N, Bhargava P, Rao VR, Samra NS.
We present the case of a 72-year-old man with hemoptysis after a thoracic projectile injury, which occurred while mowing the lawn. Chest radiograph followed by a computed tomography angiogram revealed a metallic foreign body in the right middle lobe of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

News: Stop Routinely Ordering Oral Contrast for Abdominal CT Scans
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - March 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Source Type: news

Misdiagnosis after CT scan spurs $1.5M malpractice verdict
The jury for a malpractice suit delivered a $1.5 million fine to a Virginia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: No second chance: Lawsuits set to rise across the board Reducing CT malpractice risk: Simple, but not easy? Misdiagnosis is most common malpractice claim Half of radiologists will be sued by age 60, study suggests Gender, demographics influence risk of malpractice suits (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cervical spine imaging and injuries in young children with non-motor vehicle crash-associated traumatic brain injury - Henry MK, French B, Feudtner C, Zonfrillo MR, Lindberg DM, Anderst JD, Berger RP, Wood JN.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) practices and cervical spine injuries among young children with non-motor vehicle crash (MVC)-associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The role of postmortem computed tomography in the evaluation of strangulation deaths - Decker LA, Hatch GM, Lathrop SL, Nolte KB.
We explored the value of postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) to augment autopsy in evaluating strangulation fatalities. A literature search identified 16 studies describing autopsy findings in 576 deaths and two studies describing autopsy and PMCT findin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Routine CT Scans Can Pinpoint Patients at High Risk of Fracture Routine CT Scans Can Pinpoint Patients at High Risk of Fracture
Simple measurement of bone quality on routine CT scans helps identify patients at high risk for fragility fracture over approximately 6 years of follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Clinical Trial Focuses on Immunotoxins and Mesothelioma
An exciting new mesothelioma clinical trial will study one approach for improving how well immunotoxin drugs work. The phase I trial is enrolling peritoneal and pleural mesothelioma patients. Immunotoxins, which are targeted therapies, attach to and destroy cancer cells. This approach already has shown promise in a small clinical trial. This new clinical trial will give mesothelioma patients an immunotoxin in combination with another substance to suppress the immune system. The goal of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) clinical trial is to learn how safe and tolerable the combination of the immunotoxin and immune suppre...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 26, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

How Do Deep Neck Infections Present?
Discussion Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are not very common (estimated to be 4.6/100,000) but extremely important to have a high index of suspicion for. The anatomy of DNSs is complex and covered by substantial amounts of superficial soft tissue making diagnosis difficult. Additionally, children often cannot give more precise or accurate histories and can be difficult to examine> Most infections in children are in those
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Accuracy of Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Image Interpretation by Endodontists and Endodontic Residents
ConclusionsEndodontists and residents had similar accuracy in CBCT scan evaluation. More training and experience are warranted for both groups in order to maximize image assessment accuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tanzania:Speech Recognition to Cut Waiting Time At Muhimbili
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Patients at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) who had to endure long waits for results of their imaging tests, such as X-ray and CT-scans, have a reason to smile following installation of high technology facility, which will shorten waiting time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news