University of Washington CT expert offers contrast conservation tips
It's definitely possible to reduce CT contrast volume, even in a busy radiology department, according to CT supervisor Gulnoor Sheriff at the University of Washington Medical Center, Montlake, in Seattle. In fact, by taking practical action, Sheriff and colleagues have achieved an overall contrast volume reduction of more than 20% and saved the department $30,000 annually. How? In part through adopting new technology such as syringeless contrast injectors and making use of dual-energy CT scanners. "Strategic investments in the right technology is key to CT contrast conservation, coupled with effective education and train...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2
 Reia, V.C.B., da Fonseca Orcina, B., Vilhena, F.V.et al. Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2.Curr Oral Health Rep (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40496-024-00368-1AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe aim to review the spectrum of biological mechanisms of mouthwashes shown to be active against SARS-CoV-2, evidence for efficacy in reduction of viral load, in vitro and in vivo, and the potential for clinical benefit in use of mouthwashes in the context of COVID-19.Recent FindingsNumerous studies have now been performed to establish the antiviral efficacy of specific mouthwash i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Presurgery Skin Antisepsis Affects Patient Infection Risk Presurgery Skin Antisepsis Affects Patient Infection Risk
Patients with closed fractures had fewer surgical site infections when their surgeons applied iodine povacrylex in alcohol before surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Source Type: news

Iodine Povacrylex Antisepsis Beneficial for Closed Extremity Fractures
THURSDAY, Feb. 1, 2024 -- For patients with closed extremity fractures, fewer surgical site infections occur with use of antisepsis with iodine povacrylex in alcohol, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Iodine-Based Skin Prep Better for Certain Fracture Surgeries
(MedPage Today) -- Iodine-based skin antisepsis appeared better for surgical repair of closed limb fractures but on par with chlorhexidine-based antisepsis when the fracture broke the skin, the PREPARE trial showed. In closed fractures, surgical... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 31, 2024 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Meat-eaters signing up to Veganuary could be putting their health at risk by losing out on vital vitamins and minerals
A study, tracking the diet of people who joined Veganuary in two separate years, found meat-eaters saw a significant reduction in their levels of vitamin B12 and iodine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iodine Linked With Men's Testosterone Levels
(MedPage Today) -- Lower iodine concentrations in the urine was independently associated with higher testosterone levels, a cross-sectional study found. Looking at nearly 3,000 U.S. men, those with lower urinary iodine concentrations had significantly... (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2023 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New procedure shows promise reducing knee osteoarthritis pain
Genicular artery embolization can improve pain and knee function for at least three months in patients with knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published on December 15 in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.The finding comes from a first-in-human trial of genicular artery embolization (GAE) using an ethiodized oil-based emulsion for the temporary treatment of knee osteoarthritis, and it suggests that the technique is safe for pain management in patients who are not candidates for surgery, the researchers noted.“GAE using an ethiodized oil-based emulsion is safe and improves pain and function in participants with...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 20, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Digital X-Ray Source Type: news

PCCT improves CTPA exam image quality at lower radiation dose
High-pitch photon-counting CT (PCCT) improves image quality on CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) – at lower radiation doses, researchers have found.The results highlight PCCT's potential value for diagnosing suspected PE, according to a team led by Pauline Pannenbecker, MD, of University Hospital Würzburg in Germany."CTPA may benefit from [a PCCT] technique," they noted.Acute PE is a common and often fatal condition, making early detection and treatment crucial, the team noted. CTPA is the go-to test for the diagnostic workup of suspected PE due to benefits such as short...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Subspecialties Chest Radiology Source Type: news

Synthetic CTA images from deep-learning model close to real thing
A generative adversarial network (GAN)-based noncontrast CT angiography (CTA) system has promise in vascular diagnosis, suggest research findings published November 14 in Radiology. A team led by Jinhao Lyu, MD, from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing found that the synthetic images produced by their system were comparable to real CTA images, which could help assess the aorta and carotid arteries while avoiding risks related to contrast media use. “With further studies and assessment, this model may provide a fast and low-cost auxiliary CTA-like imaging method for patients, especially those with iodine allergy...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Advanced Visualization Source Type: news

DECT-based technique identifies metastatic lymph nodes
Wednesday, November 29 | 3:30 p.m.-3:40 p.m. | W7-SSCH08-4 | Room E350 In this Wednesday presentation, researchers will share results from a study that demonstrated how a dual-energy computed tomography (DECT)-based technique can identify lymph node metastases in breast cancer patients. The technique uses iodine quantification and fat fraction analysis, according to a group led by Ibrahim Yel, MD, of the University Hospital Frankfurt in Germany. Yel's team performed a study that included 30 women with breast cancer who underwent DECT before undergoing lymph node removal; histological information after surgery was the ref...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: 2023 CT Preview Source Type: news

"A new order of poisonous substances": revisiting Robert M. Glover's dissertation on the physiological effects of bromine, chlorine, and iodine compounds - Perkins-McVey M.
Robert Mortimer Glover's contribution as the first to identify the anaesthetic effects of chloroform went unrecognized for over 130  years. Posterity now remembers Glover as the first to experimentally demonstrate the effects of chloroform, and yet, the sco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

PCCT offers multiple benefits for imaging pediatric patients
Photon-counting CT (PCCT) has much to offer when it comes to pediatric imaging, according to a review article published October 25 by American researchers in the British Journal of Radiology.The technology could make diagnosis of diseases and/or conditions among children easier, wrote a team led by Kelly Horst, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN."Because children are generally more prone to movement during scan acquisition than are adult patients, pediatric CT protocols tend to prioritize rapid image acquisition to reduce motion artifacts, in addition to radiation dose reduction," the group noted. "Dual-source CT [i....
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 30, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Clinical News CT Source Type: news

Creation of rare heavy elements witnessed in neutron-star collision
Space telescope used to monitor event 1bn light years away that sheds light on how unusual elements are formedAstronomers have witnessed the creation of rare heavy elements in the aftermath of a violent collision between two neutron stars that were booted out of their home galaxy about 1bn light years away.The cataclysmic explosion unleashed a burst of gamma rays more than 1m times brighter than the Milky Way and blasted material into space that formed the rare element tellurium and others known as actinides and lanthanides. The more common elements iodine and thorium are also thought to have been forged in the event.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Space James Webb space telescope Science Astronomy Black holes Chemistry Source Type: news

Less Dairy Leads to Decline in Iodine Concentrations Less Dairy Leads to Decline in Iodine Concentrations
Iodine concentration declines among women of reproductive age in the United States over two decades correlate with reductions in dairy consumption.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news