Unilateral anoxic brain injury secondary to strangulation identified on conventional and arterial spin-labeled perfusion imaging - Prosser DD, Grigsby T, Pollock JM.
Anoxic brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging classically demonstrates symmetric diffusion restriction involving the highly metabolic structures including the basal ganglia and cortex and global hyperperfusion on arterial spin labeling perfusion. The p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Report: Brazilian prosecutors accuse GE, J & J, Philips of running medtech ‘ cartel ’
Federal prosecutors in Brazil claim that General Electric‘s (NYSE:GE) Latin Americas chief exec Daurio Speranzini Jr. was involved in a medical equipment price-fixing scheme as part of an international health-care cartel, according to a new report from Reuters. The cartel, which includes Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and other medtech firms, reportedly engaged in bribing government officials for help in inflating prices for devices including prosthetics and magnetic resonance imaging machines. Speranzini was arrested alongside 19 others last week, Reuters reports. Court document...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News General Electric johnsonandjohnson royalphilips Source Type: news

Machine learning helps to predict the treatment outcomes of schizophrenia
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) University of Alberta researchers have used artificial intelligence to help identify patients suffering from schizophrenia and to ascertain if they would respond to treatment.Bo Cao, a psychiatry researcher in the U of A's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, led a research team that used a machine learning algorithm to examine functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images of both newly diagnosed schizophrenia patients and healthy subjects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The AI that can tell how smart you REALLY are just by looking at a brain scan
Caltech researchers say their AI can predict a person's intelligence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of their resting state brain activity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quicker diagnoses thanks to medical imaging boost
Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI is a routine medical technique used to form pictures of the inner workings of the body for diagnosis. An EU-funded project seeks to massively boost the information MRI can deliver to doctors - potentially helping them to better diagnose and treat patients. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 28, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Mercury Released From Amalgam Fillings After High-Power MRI
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Mercury is released from amalgam fillings after exposure to 7.0 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to a study published online June 26 in Radiology. Selmi Yilmaz, Ph.D., from Akdeniz University and M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

World's first intra-operative MRI-guided robot for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery
(The University of Hong Kong) A HKU Mechanical Engineering team led by Dr. Kwok Ka-wai recently designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a magnetic resonance imaging ('MRI') scanner. The team also conducted pre-clinical validation of the system with CUHK neurosurgeons, Dr Danny Chan Tat-ming and Professor Poon Wai-sang. This innovative technological breakthrough can facilitate the treatment of Parkinson's disease and other neuropsychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in optimizing injury management in Air Force pararescuemen, combat rescue officers, and survival specialists - Rush SC, Foresto C, Hewitt CW, Grossman MG, Petersen CD, Gallo I, Staak BP, Rush JT.
Operators perform physically demanding jobs associated with a variety of overuse and acute musculoskeletal injuries. The current management of musculoskeletal complaints in the Air Force includes plane radiographs and 6 weeks of physical therapy (PT) befor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of the neural correlates of cognitive-behavioral therapy for externalizing behavior problems in adolescent bullies - Kim JI, Kang YH, Lee JM, Cha J, Park YH, Kweon KJ, Kim BN.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the neural correlates of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for externalizing behavior problems in perpetrators of school bullying using assessments of brain activity and behavior. Twenty-five adolescent bullies... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Philips receives U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for its Ingenia Elition MR solution
With first U.S. commercial installation at Hennepin Healthcare, the Philips Ingenia Elition performs MRI exam times up to 50% [1] faster with no compromise in image quality AMSTERDAM, June 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Royal Phil... Devices, Radiology, FDA Royal Philips, Ingenia Elition, magnetic resonance imaging (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In MS, disintegrating brain lesions may indicate the disease is getting worse
(University at Buffalo) For decades, clinicians treating multiple sclerosis (MS) have interpreted the appearance of new or expanding brain lesions on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as a sign that a patient's disease is getting worse. Now, University at Buffalo researchers are finding that it may be the atrophy or disappearance of these lesions into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that is a better indicator of who will develop disability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Alcohol use effects on adolescent brain development revealed by simultaneously removing confounding factors, identifying morphometric patterns, and classifying individuals - Park SH, Zhang Y, Kwon D, Zhao Q, Zahr NM, Pfefferbaum A, Sullivan EV, Pohl KM.
Group analysis of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) metrics frequently employs generalized additive models (GAM) to remove contributions of confounding factors before identifying cohort specific characteristics. For example, the National Consortium on... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What's an MRI, and why do I need one?
MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It?s a noninvasive way for your health care provider to examine your organs, tissues and skeletal system. While an X-ray is great for looking at bone, an MRI also can examine soft tissue and organs. Dr. Phillip Young, a radiologist at Mayo Clinic, says this technology can diagnose many [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Early diffusion-weighted imaging and outcome prediction of comatose survivors after suicidal hanging - Choi DW, Lee SW, Jeong SH, Park JS, Kim H.
PURPOSE: Early outcome prediction after suicidal hanging is challenging in comatose survivors. We analysed the early patterns of brain diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) abnormalities in comatose survivors after suicidal hanging. M... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Fetal MRI can reliably spot holoprosencephaly as early as 18 gestational weeks
(Children's National Health System) Fetal magnetic resonance imaging can reliably spot holoprosencephaly as early as 18 gestational weeks, providing an opportunity to counsel families earlier in their pregnancy, according to Children's-led research featured on the cover of the American Journal of Medical Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insightec seeks Parkinson ’ s indication in Japan for Exablate Neuro
Insightec said this week it submitted an application for pre-market approval to the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency seeking an indication for its Exablate Neuro to treat advanced Parkinson’s Disease in patients suffering from mobility, rigidity or dyskinesia. The Israel-based company’s Exablate Neuro device uses high-intensity, focused ultrasound to thermally ablate targeted tissue, guided by continuous magnetic resonance imaging; the procedure can be performed non-invasively through an intact skull. “Insightec is committed to supporting research that extends the applica...
Source: Mass Device - May 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound INSIGHTEC Source Type: news

Diamond 'spin-off' tech could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery tools
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team has discovered how to exploit defects in nanoscale and microscale diamonds and potentially enhance the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear magnetic resonance systems while eliminating the need for their costly and bulky superconducting magnets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find clues to treating psychoses in mental health patients
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers at the University of Missouri recently found evidence that boosting how well people at risk for psychosis learn from positive and negative feedback could potentially keep psychosis at bay. The team also found that brain scans using functional magnetic resonance imaging, coupled with behavioral measures, could provide markers for the diagnosis of psychosis risk. Researchers hope findings will help mental health professionals to understand how to better treat their patients with psychoses and prevent the onset of psychosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

US medtech companies lobby against proposed Chinese tariffs
US medtech firms, including GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) and the thriving Minnesota-based medtech sector, are concerned that tariffs on Chinese products proposed by President Trump could significantly affect their business, according to two reports released this week. GE Healthcare executives are worried that the tariffs could hurt the competitiveness of its products, including its magnetic-resonance imaging units which are produced in Waukesha, according to a Boston Business Journal report. GE is reportedly requesting that the Trump administration remove certain parts and components made in China from a list of produ...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News AdvaMed GE Healthcare Medical Alley Assn. Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
General Electric executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. “GE’s requests for adjustments to the proposed tariff list have been limited ... to those products… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
GE executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. In the Milwaukee area, GE Healthcare designs, builds and markets products that include MRI equipment, computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare cited as example of company that Trump tariffs would hurt
GE executives say President Donald Trump ’s proposed tariffs on Chinese products could add to costs and hurt the competitiveness of GE Healthcare products including magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) units made in Waukesha. The company is asking the Trump administration to eliminate some components and parts made in China from the list of products facing new United States tariffs. In the Milwaukee area, GE Healthcare designs, builds and markets products that include MRI equipment, computed tomography… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of fiber tracts in children with traumatic brain injury: a combined MRS - Diffusion MRI study - Dennis EL, Babikian T, Alger J, Rashid F, Villalon-Reina JE, Jin Y, Olsen A, Mink R, Babbitt C, Johnson J, Giza CC, Thompson PM, Asarnow RF.
Traumatic brain injury can cause extensive damage to the white matter (WM) of the brain. These disruptions can be especially damaging in children, whose brains are still maturing. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is the most commonly used method... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Neural substrates for moral judgments of psychological versus physical harm - Tsoi L, Dungan JA, Chakroff A, Young LL.
While we may think about harm as primarily being about physical injury, harm can also take the form of negative psychological impact. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we examined the extent to which moral judgments of physical and psycho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Functional MRI maps neural activity
Bioengineered paramagnetic nanoparticle probes can detect calcium ion dynamics with magnetic resonance imaging (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - May 3, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

The secret lives of roots
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Government researchers have begun an ambitious program to reveal the secret lives of roots that includes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of living plants in the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data at AAN demonstrate significant reductions in disease activity and disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that new OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) data were presented at the 70th American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting from 21-27 April in Los Angeles, California. The data showcase the efficacy of OCREVUS in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) through several measures of underlying disease activity and disability progression, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cognitive function, and spinal fluid biomarkers of inflammation and neurodegeneration. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Regional brain volume changes in alcohol-dependent individuals during short-term and long-term abstinence - Zou X, Durazzo TC, Meyerhoff DJ.
BACKGROUND: Widespread brain atrophy in alcohol-dependent individuals (ALC) has been consistently documented in pathological and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. Longitudinal MRI studies have shown that the regional brain volume losses in ALC are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chinese investor group acquires Esaote
Esaote yesterday announced it was acquired by a consortium of Chinese investors composed of several major companies in the medical field and investment funds. Genoa, Italy-based Esaote produces medical devices with a focus on ultrasound, dedicated magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic management software. The acquiring consortium includes Chinese medical equipment maker Wandong, private equity fund Yufeng Capital, Chinese free trade zone fund Shanghai FTZ Fund, investment group Tianyi, Chinese home medical equipment maker holding company Yuyue and OEM manufacturer Kangda. Esaote said that with the acquisition, it will ...
Source: Mass Device - April 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Esaote Source Type: news

Water dynamics indicate tumor status
(Wiley) How aggressive is a tumor? To measure the tumor status without taking tissue samples, Italian researchers have developed a method based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of whole body parts. The technique measures proton nuclear resonance dispersion profiles at low magnetic fields, which reveals the water exchange rate of the tumor cells. Thus, tumor development can be monitored rapidly and noninvasively, say the authors of the study published in the journal Angewandte Chemie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CMS approves expanded MRI coverage for CRM patients
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have finalized a plan that will cover magnetic resonance imaging scans for patients with implanted cardiac devices, including pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices, according to a MedPage Today report. The finalized decision, which was released in January, will allow Medicare patients with MR-conditional devices to have their MRI scans covered by the national healthcare program. Patients with non-MR-conditional devices will also be reimbursed, but only when the MRI machine is 1.5 Tesla or less in normal operating mode, accordin...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Wall Street Beat Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Source Type: news

Why Does Cracking Your Knuckles Make So Much Noise? Science Finally Has an Answer
There aren’t any awards to be won for solving science’s minor mysteries—why yawning is contagious, why puppies make us melt—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want the answers anyway. Add to those everyday puzzles the matter of knuckle-cracking. Why, exactly, should some of the body’s smallest joints produce such an outsized racket? Now, a study in Scientific Reports at last provides an explanation. It’s a theory that was first posited as long ago as 1971, but had been furiously debated (as these things go) ever since. Thanks to some creative thinking and a new mathematical model...
Source: TIME: Science - March 29, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Why Does Cracking Your Knuckles Make So Much Noise? Science Finally Has an Answer
There aren’t any awards to be won for solving science’s minor mysteries—why yawning is contagious, why puppies make us melt—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want the answers anyway. Add to those everyday puzzles the matter of knuckle-cracking. Why, exactly, should some of the body’s smallest joints produce such an outsized racket? Now, a study in Scientific Reports at last provides an explanation. It’s a theory that was first posited as long ago as 1971, but had been furiously debated (as these things go) ever since. Thanks to some creative thinking and a new mathematical model...
Source: TIME: Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

LivaNova launches Microburst VNS drug-resistant epilepsy trial
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said today it launched a new feasibility trial of its Microburst Vagus Nerve Stimulation therapy system exploring its safety and effectiveness in treating patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. The London-based company said that Dr. Rebecca O’Dwyer of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center has enrolled the first patient in the trial, which aims to enroll a total of 40 patients at 15 US sites. “At the Rush Epilepsy Center, we are very dedicated to research and advancing the field of epilepsy therapeutics for patients. It is an honor to have enrolled the first patient in the Micr...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation LivaNova Source Type: news

MRI in mild pediatric traumatic brain injury: diagnostic overkill or useful tool? - Cohrs G, Huhndorf M, Niemczyk N, Volz LJ, Bernsmeier A, Singhal A, Larsen N, Synowitz M, Knerlich-Lukoschus F.
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive imaging tool which lacks the burden of ionizing radiation. It is not established as primary diagnostic tool in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Extending traceable measurements inside the human body
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now providing a new measurement service that can improve the quality of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and provide a path for using MRI to make precise and traceable measurements inside the human body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study highlights unique state of 'restful alertness' during Transcendental Meditation
(Maharishi University of Management) A new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) suggests that transcendental meditation is associated with a unique state of 'restful alertness.' The study, which monitored blood flow, found that, compared to eyes-closed rest, during transcendental meditation there was increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, indicating the sort of alertness also seen in other meditations. However, unlike other meditations, there was decreased activity in the cerebellum and pons, indicating deep rest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Democratizing science: Making neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduce
(University of Washington) In a paper published online March 5 in Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers unveiled an open-access browser to display, analyze and share neurological data collected through a type of magnetic resonance imaging study known as diffusion-weighted MRI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

A study suggests structural difference in the brain of transgender people
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) As published in Scientific Reports, research conducted in Brazil using magnetic resonance imaging points to variations in the volume of the insula, a brain region associated with body image According to scientists, this trait -- detected in transgenders either adherent or not to hormone treatment, strengthens an understanding that the matter is not related to gender ideology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep apnea study finds male-female differences in cerebral cortex thickness, symptoms
FINDINGSResearchers from the UCLA School of Nursing examined clinical records and magnetic resonance imaging brain scans of patients who were recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and discovered several apparent connections between thinning of the brain ’s cerebral cortex and apnea symptoms. The researchers also could discern distinct changes in brain structures and concurrent symptoms that differed between men and women. For example, more regions of the superior frontal lobe were thinner in women with apnea than men or control groups, which migh t explain enhanced cognitive deficits among women with the disorder. No ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Canon Medical acquires Dutch medtech dev Fysicon
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said yesterday it closed a deal to acquire Dutch medtech dev Fysicon for an undisclosed amount. Fysicon develops both hardware and software for the healthcare fields, including hospital IT systems and cardiovascular monitoring systems, according to a press release from Canon Medical. The company’s cardiovascular devices, including equipment for reading cardiac waveforms and analyzing cardiac function, are currently sold globally. “I’m really pleased that we can provide new clinical value to patients and medical professionals by combining Fysicon’s adva...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Canon fysicon Source Type: news

Neural substrates of counterfactual emotions after risky decisions in late adolescents and young adults - Rodrigo MJ, Padr ón I, de Vega M, Ferstl E.
Adolescents' neural substrates of emotional reactions to the consequences of risky decisions are poorly understood. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging study, 30 late adolescents and 30 young adults made risky and neutral decisions in social scen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

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

Longitudinal associations between family aggression, externalizing behavior, and the structure and function of the amygdala - Saxbe D, Lyden H, Gimbel SI, Sachs M, Del Piero LB, Margolin G, Kaplan JT.
Using longitudinal data from 21 adolescents, we assessed family aggression (via mother, father, and youth report) in early adolescence, externalizing behavior in mid-adolescence, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data in late adolescence. Amygdalae were... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn't use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what's really cancer and what's likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers Breast MRIs May Lead to More Biopsies That Catch Fewer Cancers
Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast MRIs may lead to more biopsies that catch fewer cancers
(Reuters Health) - Women who get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening tests for breast cancer are more likely to get invasive surgical biopsies to look for tumors than women who just get screening mammograms, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news