SNMMI offers patient video on DaT SPECT exams
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has posted a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems SNMMI posts criteria for somatostatin receptor PET SNM issues new guidelines for DaT SPECT imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts CZT-based SPECT MPI may predict cardiac outcomes Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
LimFlow raises $34m in Series C round
LimFlow said today it raised $33.5 million (EU €27 million) in an oversubscribed Series C round of financing to support its technology designed to treat critical limb ischemia. The round was led by Sofinnova Partners and joined by existing investors BpiFrance and Balestier, the Paris-based company said. As part of the funding round, Sofinnova venture partner Gérard Hascöet and Soffinova Crossover I fund partner Dr. Kinam Hong will join LimFlow’s board of directors. “LimFlow is an excellent fit for our healthcare Crossover I fund, where we seek investments in companies with game-changing technologies that ad...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news
Long Term Culturing of Cells
Non-Perfusion ModelResearchers, for some studies, are demanding the ability to maintain vibrant cultures for long periods of time.Perfusion models afford this, but are expensive, sensitive and require specialized expertise. Given this, I believed it a good time to represent a protocol that can be used for ourprimary neurons and can be extrapolated to many of our other primary and stem cells.Here ' s the complete protocol.Rose Ludescher, Manager of Customer Satisfaction, is an expert in helping our customers successfully culturing cells. So if you need help with any of your cell-based assays do not hesitate to contact her. ...
Source: Neuromics - April 14, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Cell based assays Cell Cultures cell culturing protocol Neurons Source Type: news
TransMedics wins FDA approval for OCS Lung transplant system
TransMedics said today that it won pre-market approval from the FDA for its OCD Lung transplant system, which is designed to keep donated human lungs in near-living condition until transplantation. The March 22 approval covers standard double-lung transplantation procedures, Andover, Mass.-based TransMedics said. The federal safety watchdog granted the PMA based on data from the 316-patient Inspire trial, the results from which were published this week in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, comparing OCS lung with the standard of care – cold flush and storage. Inspire met its primary outcome – a composite of pati...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Transplants Wall Street Beat transmedics Source Type: news
Groups ask CMS to reconsider NaF-PET coverage
Three imaging organizations are urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET It's final: CMS rejects NaF-PET coverage Advocates for NaF-PET plan rebound from CMS decision CMS rejects broader payments for NaF-PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
This Compound Can Reverse Aging in Mice. Will It Work in People?
Mice are by no means men — but the results of a new mouse study are still encouraging for man’s search for longer life. In a study published in the journal Cell, researchers report that they found a molecule that essentially reactivates faltering blood flow in aging mice. Compromised blood flow is a major component of aging, since it deprives tissues and organs, including the brain, of the essential nutrients and oxygen they need to function. “Loss of blood flow seems to be one of the early things that leads to diseases of aging,” says David Sinclair, the study’s senior author and co-director ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging healthytime Source Type: news
Study shows potential of imaging methods for systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon
Current methods of measuring changes in blood flow or skin temperature in the hands of people with systemic sclerosis are subjective and not always sensitive to change. Testing and developing new means of treating systemic sclerosis-related Raynaud's phenomenon in future clinical trials could now be made easier thanks to two imaging methods that have been validated by new research. Arthritis Research UK has funded a study led by the University of Manchester showing how laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI), which measures blood flow, and thermography techniques, which measure skin temperature, could both play an i...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has joined other...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET Curium switches Mo-99 production process to LEU GE's DaTscan awarded Canadian approval Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study Industry groups laud new medical imaging bill (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
ACC: PET tops SPECT for severe coronary artery disease
PET is significantly more proficient than SPECT in detecting severe obstructive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET JAMA: PET best option to diagnose ischemic heart disease SNMMI: ARMI trial shows benefits of Rb-82 PET for heart disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Radiology 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
Cath Lab Recap: Pacemap Algorithm; Carotid Stent Over Perfusion; 3-D Valves
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Safe in Diabetic Macular Edema Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Safe in Diabetic Macular Edema
In patients with diabetic macular edema, repeated ranibizumab injections are not associated with impaired macular perfusion and can be safely offered even to those with severe microangiopathy and advanced capillary dropout, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
KidsBrainIT: a new multi-centre, multi-disciplinary, multi-national paediatric brain monitoring collaboration - Lo T, Piper I, Depreitere B, Meyfroidt G, Poca M, Sahuquillo J, Durduran T, Enblad P, Nilsson P, Ragauskas A, Kiening K, Morris K, Agbeko R, Levin R, Weitz J, Park C, Davis P.
OBJECTIVES: Validated optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) treatment thresholds in children do not exist. To improve the intensive care unit (ICU) management of the paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) population, we are forming a new paediatric mu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
LimFlow hopes to give end-stage CLI patients an alternative to amputation with its pDVA system
Earlier this year the FDA accepted LimFlow’s Percutaneous Deep Vein Arterialization system into its Breakthrough Device Program. CEO Dan Rose is hopeful that that designation, along with an increased feasibility study size, will help get the company’s pDVA product to critical limb ischemia patients in the US facing limb amputations with no other options. “There are over 270,000 ischemic major amputations in U.S. and Europe every year and these patients have no option today,” Rose said in an interview with MassDevice.com. “We’re really trying to provide a new solution for patients who have exhausted ...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular LimFlow Source Type: news