Room for improvement in making MRI scans less noisy
In the effort to reduce noise in MRI scans, a variety of new technologies have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3T MRI fetal scans should not affect newborns' hearing MRI scans of 'brain age' could predict poor health MRI may hurt patients with cochlear implants GE launches Silent Scan for MRI These go to 11: MRI suites and acoustics (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Innate receptor sees cancer growth factor
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

FDA Clears Software to Notify Specialists When CT Scan Suggests Stroke
(MedPage Today) -- Artificial intelligence jumps ahead of standard review to mobilize team (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - February 14, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Video game trains people with schizophrenia to block verbal hallucinations
A small study  recently published in Translational Psychiatry showed that people living with schizophrenia could use a video game paired with an MRI scanner to curb verbal hallucinations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis FDA Clears First Blood Test to Aid in Concussion Diagnosis
The Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator may help reduce the need for CT scans and radiation exposure for patients suspected of having mild TBI.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

HeartFlow closes $240m Series E
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. 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. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beh...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news

Blood Test for Concussion OK'd
(MedPage Today) -- Helps inform management, including decision on whether CT scan is indicated (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For one early adopter, CAR T therapy means 18 months cancer-free and counting
For as long as he can remember, Josh Feldman has eagerly embraced the latest technology.Decades ago, his family was the first one on the block with a VCR. Years later, when television went hi-def, he acquired a big-screen TV and signed up for HD service.So after he was diagnosed with lymphoma, it was only natural that Feldman was driven to join clinical trials for a promising new treatment. He would become one of the first UCLA Health patients to receive CAR T therapy. When nothing else worked, the treatment beat back cancer and filled his life with new hope.“Years ago, while doing my own reading after my diagnosis, ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh   pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI
FDA authorizes marketing of 1st blood test to aid in eval of concussion in adults. Most patients eval'd for concussion w/ a CT scan don't have detectable brain tissue damage. This quick testing option helps reduce the need for CT scans, radiation exposure https://go.usa.gov/xn6vh  pic.twitter.com/QQzznfsvmI (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at US_FDA) Source Type: news

FDA authorizes marketing of first blood test to aid in the evaluation of concussion in adults
; new quick testing option to help reduce need for CT scans, radiation exposure for patients (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Brain scan, AI may help determine efficacy of OCD treatment
Researchers at UCLA have developed an AI system to predict whether patients with obsessive compulsive disorder can benefit from cognitive behavior therapy. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Blood Test to Evaluate Potential Concussions Approved
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test designed to help doctors evaluate whether a suspected brain injury is a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Traditional concussion evaluation includes a CT scan of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Blood Test to Detect Concussions
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 -- The first blood test to help diagnose a concussion has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Known as the Banyan Brain Trauma Indicator, it could help reduce the need for CT scans and thus decrease... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Integrating Oral Health, Primary Care, and Health Literacy: Considerations for Health Professional Practice, Education and Policy (2017)
Paper reports on an environmental scan commissioned by the National Academies to explore ways in which health literacy principles and practices can promote effective integration of oral health and primary care. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Positive Sacroiliac MRI Scans Observed Among Healthy Individuals
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - February 14, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

French retailers say they continued to receive Lactalis baby milk after recall
PARIS (Reuters) - French retailers, defending their role in a contaminated baby milk scandal on Wednesday, said they had received products after the recall deadline and that communication by dairy producer Lactalis was confusing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain scan and artificial intelligence could help predict whether OCD will improve with treatment
Washing hands needlessly dozens of times of day. Spending so much time perfecting schoolwork that it never gets turned in.These are typical behaviors for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, a lifelong illness marked by repetitive thoughts and actions that can seriously impair work performance, relationships and quality of life. OCD is most commonly treated with medication and a form of psychotherapy called cognitive behavioral therapy. Unfortunately, cognitive behavioral therapy does not help everyone with OCD, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.Now, UCLA researchers have developed a way t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT FDA Clears Triage Software to Flag Signs of Stroke on CT
The Viz.AI Contact application is a computer-aided triage software that uses artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans for signs of stroke, the agency said.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Lactalis failed to report salmonella on a product -government official
PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis, facing a growing scandal over salmonella-tainted baby milk, did not report the bacteria had been found on products in the same factory in 2011, a government official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

MRI leak causes concern at NYC airport
A leak from a damaged MRI scanner prompted a call to hazardous-material personnel...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Indian group defends radiologist in fatal MRI incident Calif. man sues over MRI-related burn Probe into MRI-related death focuses on safety training 5 ways to create a culture of safety in radiology New board taps growing demand for MRI safety (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lactalis failed to report salmonella on a product: government official
PARIS (Reuters) - French dairy group Lactalis, which is facing a growing scandal over salmonella-tainted baby milk, did not report the bacteria had been found on products in the same factory in 2011 despite an obligation to do so, a government official said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Anger as reports into Tawel Fan ward scandal are delayed
Families react angrily to news two reports into serious failings at a mental health ward are to be delayed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French find no need for CT to rule out PE
French researchers found that a set of clinical criteria was just as accurate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE Role of imaging modalities is changing for PE diagnosis Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging Agent Can Change Plans for Recurrent Prostate Cancer Imaging Agent Can Change Plans for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Clinicians viewing scans using the imaging agent 18F-fluciclovine changed their management plans in 61% of cases of biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Too Many Patients Know Too Little About Their MRI, CT Scans: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 13, 2018 -- Before they go in for an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, patients may have questions about their screening. But new research finds at least one in every five people saying they received no information about their procedures... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What happens during a testicular ultrasound?
This article explains the procedure, what to expect, and how to prepare for your scan. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news

Brain imaging helps redefine intelligence
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) NYU Langone study offers the first solid evidence that functional MRI scans of brain entropy are a new means to understanding human intelligence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digital liver scanning technology could halve the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHS
(University of Birmingham) A study has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

HealthWatch: Ultrasounds Don ’ t Cause Autism; Kids Benefit From Activity Before School
BOSTON (CBS) – There has been some concern that prenatal ultrasounds could increase the risk of autism in children but a new study suggests otherwise. Researchers at Boston Medical Center looked at more than 400 kids born at the hospital and found that the mothers of those with autism had no more prenatal ultrasounds and no greater duration of ultrasound exposure than moms of kids without autism. In fact, the kids with autism had on average less ultrasound exposure during the 1st and 2nd trimesters than the other children. The study did raise one question. Does the depth of the ultrasound scan make a difference? The ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Ultrasound Source Type: news

Computer game that can control schizophrenia
Researchers at King ’s College London managed to use the technology - which saw the game linked up to brain scanners - to treat people with schizophrenia, in a major psychiatric breakthrough. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canon launches XGO edition of 3T MRI scanner
Canon Medical Systems USA has begun shipping Vantage Galan 3T XGO, an upgraded...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AHRA, Canon award grants for patient initiatives Canon Medical wins Vantage Galan installation Canon announces Toshiba Medical Systems name change Toshiba rides into RSNA sunset with Canon on horizon Canon releases new wireless DR detectors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology 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

Study explores link between prenatal ultrasound and autism
The incidence of autism spectrum disorder has dramatically increased in the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Teleultrasound is beneficial for assessing fetal health SDMS takes issue with ultrasound autism study MRI scans during 1st trimester of pregnancy are safe Can 1st-trimester ultrasound affect autism severity? Ultrasound shows autism risk after birth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brain scans reveal why alcohol makes people aggressive
It took only two vodka-based mixers for the University of New South Wales researchers to note a dampening effect in the working of the prefrontal cortex - the area that controls aggression. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Left-wing media refuses to cover FBI / FISA corruption scandal; instead tries to recycle nearly year-old "Russia collusion" story as "Breaking News"
(Natural News) The second that President Trump won the election, conservatives across the country knew that the liberals were going to do whatever they could to take him down. This was to be expected, because that’s just how liberals are – if they don’t get their way, then they whine and complain until they do.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Canada can teach sports world about dealing with doping
Three decades after the Ben Johnson scandal at the Seoul Olympics, doping is once again making headlines. Paul Melia, head of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, says the international sporting community could learn from Canada's experiences when it comes to dealing with cheating. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/The National Source Type: news

IU-led study finds neurotransmitter may play a role in alcohol relapse, addiction
(Indiana University) Indiana University researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder and found that the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addiction cravings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain scans show why people get aggressive after a drink or two
(Springer) Researchers have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans that measure blood flow in the brain to better understand why people often become aggressive and violent after drinking alcohol. After only two drinks, the researchers noted changes in the working of the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the part normally involved in tempering a person's levels of aggression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alzheimer’s disrupts the body clock, providing early clues for potential diagnosis
(Natural News) A new study found that the disturbances in the body clock of people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease can also develop much earlier in people whose memories are intact but their brain scans show early, preclinical evidence of Alzheimer’s. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Washington University School... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

NICE backs PET-CT scanning for diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Patients should be offered early scans to improve the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and to avoid unnecessary surgery, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

A study investigating the characteristics of elderly drivers' scanning behavior and risk perception at an accident prone area of an expressway - Nakanishi M, Tada M, Iida K, Renge K, An S, Yamada N.
[Abstract unavailable]... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: Scandal in Liverpool, abandoned plans, and Francis five years on
Your essential update on health for the week (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Exclusive: Nurses set to lead ‘revolution’ in haemophilia care
Nursing is set to be at the forefront of “revolutionary” changes in haemophilia care, but the profession still carries a burden of “guilt” from the contaminated blood scandal that saw hundreds of NHS patients infected with HIV and hepatitis C, according to a leading specialist nurse. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 9, 2018 Category: Nursing 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