Scans increasingly catch 'incidentalomas' that are rarely problematic
(Reuters Health) - Advanced imaging tests for many common health problems may catch something else entirely: abnormalities, known as "incidentalomas," that can create anxiety about tumors but more often than not, don't turn out to be cancer, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers Probe Part of Brain Where Autism Might Begin
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- The underpinnings of autism may lie in an unexpected part of the brain, a small study suggests. Scientists conducted brain scans on 20 boys with autism and 18 boys without the neurodevelopmental disorder. The scans showed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya:Patients Suffer as Lack of Scanning Machines Bites
[Nation] Heart and cancer patients in four counties in Mt Kenya cannot access basic scans after the equipment in the hospitals either broke down, or have not been delivered. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers
A few annual rounds of negative CT screening exams might not be enough to rule...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening 3 steps to personalized CT lung cancer screening Lung cancer risk model optimizes follow-up CT screening High-risk patients not getting timely follow-up CT scans Study: High-risk smokers can skip second CT screen (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Science fiction enthusiasts have a positive attitude to the digitizing of the brain
(University of Helsinki) The goal of a technology known as mind upload is to make it possible to create functional copies of the human brain on computers. The development of this technology, which involves scanning of the brain and detailed cell-specific emulation, is currently receiving billions in funding. Science fiction enthusiasts express a more positive attitude towards the technology compared to others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zebra Medical Vision receives its first 510(k) clearance for coronary artery calcification algorithm
Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based deep learning startup Zebra Medical Vision announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for an algorithm that helps physicians quantify a patient ’s coronary artery calcification. From a ECG-gated computed tomography (CT) scan, the Coronary Calcium Scoring algorithm automatically calculates a calcification rating equivalent to those derived using the Agatston Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring method. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The first 3D colour X-ray: Scientists create a scan that takes the clearest pictures yet
Researchers from the  University of Canterbury, New Zealand, claim that colour X-rays allow doctors to identify markers of diseases, such as raised fat and calcium levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hemsworth mother releases scan of a HUGE fracture in her son's skull
Vicki Riley, of Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, is issuing the warning after her 13-year-old son Jack was taken to hospital and rushed into theatre for surgery after his accident. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suicide notes: assessing their impact on the bereaved - Feigelman W, Sanford R, Cerel J.
OBJECTIVE: Although suicidologists have devoted great interest toward the importance of suicide notes, scant attention has been paid to their impact upon the suicide bereaved. METHOD: To address this issue we conducted on an online survey querying ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy
MRI scans of some 200 healthy older adults revealed that each person's brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET, MRI combine to predict drug efficacy
Through a combination of PET and MRI, Canadian researchers are developing a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NIAID dcientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. Because VLPs aren't infectious, they show promise as vaccine platforms for many viral diseases, including influenza. Since details about influenza VLPs are scant, a team of researchers developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. The research, conducted by NIAID scientists, could benefit VLP vaccine projects, targeting a range of viruses from HIV to Ebola and SARS coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dysis Medical raises $25m
Dysis Medical said yesterday it raised $25 million (GBP £18 million) in a new round to help support its Dysis colposcope used for cervical cancer screenings. The Dysis colposcope uses both optical imaging and software to scan the cervix to improve cervical cancer screening procedures, the company said. Funds in the round will help support expansion into the US, across the U.K. and in “other key territories,” the Edinburgh, Scotland-based company said. Funds may also be used to support strategic R&D. “We are excited to support the rapid growth of Dysis Medical and the advancement of the Dysis col...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Oncology Women's Health DySIS Medical Source Type: news

“The Deep State Strikes Back” is the first documentary that fully explains “Spygate” — see it now, exclusively at REAL.video
(Natural News) The biggest political scandal in the history of the country has been detailed for the first time in a brand-new documentary series available exclusively for Real.Video, the just-launched pro-liberty video sharing  platform that doesn’t censor content the Left finds objectionable. The documentary, “The Deep State Strikes Back,” details how corrupt elements of the Obama... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indian officials spar over replacing fatal MRI scanner
Government officials in India are sparring over the replacement of the MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Staff was on phone before fatal MRI scan in India Report to blame 'overburdened' staff for fatal MRI scan Mumbai MRI scanner still offline after fatal accident Radiologist arrested in deadly Indian MRI incident Report: Metal detector at Indian MRI room 'not functional' (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New 'scaly' snails species group following striking discoveries from Malaysian Borneo
(Pensoft Publishers) Six new species of unique land snails whose shells are covered with what look like scales are described from the biodiversity hotspot of Malaysian Borneo in the open-access journal ZooKeys. The snails were discovered by a Malaysian-Dutch team of scientists, thanks to a set of modern tools, high-magnification scanning electron microscope and 3D modeling. All species are named after their original localities to highlight the need for conservation efforts in the particular areas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

' Time Is Brain': How Mobile Stroke Units Are Saving Lives'Time Is Brain': How Mobile Stroke Units Are Saving Lives
Medscape spoke with Dr Andrei V. Alexandrov about mobile stroke units with state-of-the-art CT scanners capable of full CT angiography in the field, and how they are changing stroke care.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Exclusive: New scanner ‘reduces pressure ulcer rate in hospice’
The first trial of a pioneering new skin damage scanning device in an end of life setting has indicated that its use by nurses can reduce pressure ulcers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 9, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Time-of-flight PET can reduce radiation dose in pediatrics
By adding a time-of-flight technique to pediatric PET scans, clinicians can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose FDA guidance urges lower radiation dose for kids SNMMI: Education eases patients' nuclear medicine fears Radiation exposure monitoring needs a personal touch (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can fasting improve MS symptoms?
(Washington University School of Medicine) People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty. Laura Piccio, M.D., an associate professor of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has launched a trial to evaluate whether drastically cutting calories twice a week can change the body's immune environment and the gut microbiome, and potentially change the course of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Critical Tips for Making the Most of Your ADHD Coaching
Working with a credentialed, experienced ADHD coach is critical for helping individuals with ADHD achieve their goals, capitalize on their strengths and build a fulfilling life. And like any important endeavor, this requires effort and hard work. For instance, ADHD coaching is highly active and collaborative. It requires that clients try out different strategies and tools, said Aaron D. Smith, MS, LMSW, ACC, a certified ADHD coach who helps individuals with ADHD and executive functioning challenges to bridge the gap between their current performance and their potential. It requires that clients share feedback on how these ...
Source: Psych Central - July 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Disorders General Habits Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Stress Work Issues Achievement ADHD and values ADHD challenges ADHD coach Adhd Coaching Adhd Symptoms ADHD tips success Source Type: news

Ties restrict blood flow to the brain, study finds
German researchers scanned the brains of 30 young men, 15 of whom wore ties. They saw an instant 7.5% drop in blood flow to the brain after men put on ties. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S.-China trade war breaks out as tariffs kick in
The U.S. slapped tariffs on a wide range of goods imported from China -- including...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MITA: Tariff impact could be billions U.S. finalizes tariff list of Chinese products MITA urges exemption for medical devices in China tariff China tariffs may affect low-end scanners most U.S. proposes tariffs on medical imaging scanners from China (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Iceland is having the worst summer for 100 years – is Britain’s heatwave to blame?
Reykjav ík’sice-cream vendors, camp sites and outdoor swimming pools are struggling as our unusually pleasant summer spells bad news for our north-western neighboursAs you enjoy the sunshine, spare a thought for Iceland. It is having the greyest, wettest summer since 1914, preceded by rain every single day in May.According to Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jonsson, theUK heatwave is to blame for Iceland ’s struggling ice-cream vendors, outdoor pools and campsites. “The people ofReykjav ík are paying for the sunshine in England and southern Scandinavia, ” he said, thanks to high pressu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Jones Tags: Meteorology Iceland Europe World news Weather UK news Science Source Type: news

5 medtech stories we missed this week: July 6, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Zetta getting FDA clearance to Prescient Medical receiving CE Mark approval, here are five medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Zetta wins FDA clearance for Zoom MRI software Zetta announced in a June 25 press release that its MRI software has received FDA 510(k) clearance. The software, known as Zoom, features an algorithm for image quality enhancement and image optimization of short scanning techniques. It works with all MRI models from all major manufacturers, according to the company. Zoom’s algorithm was designed to help MRI imaging de...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Implants Patient Monitoring Surgical LumiThera MedTech MIM Software Prescient Surgical RTI Surgical Spectrum Dynamics Zetta Source Type: news

Having a scan? Here ’s how the different types work
We can be overwhelmed when we see how complicated some of the equipment is. Giovanni Mandarano, associate professor in medical imaging at Deakin University, explains all. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scott Pruitt ’s Replacement Is Even Worse
Andrew Wheeler is a former coal and mining lobbyist and a climate denier who can carry out Pruitt's agenda, minus the headline-grabbing scandals. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Scott Pruitt Resigns From The EPA Amid Ethics Scandals
President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation via Twitter, saying that former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler will serve as acting administrator. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How young you feel may reflect the true age of your brain
A first-of-its-kind study uses brain scans to reveal a link between the subjective feeling of one's age and the real age of one's brain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news

Billing for off-campus hospital outpatient departments
The Medicare rules for billing services performed in off-campus hospital outpatient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: First steps toward APM participation for radiologists New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans 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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI scans show neckties cut blood flow to brain
You now have another reason to hate neckties. German researchers using MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASL-MRI connects kidney and cognitive dysfunction Noncontrast fMRI protocol might detect vascular disorders ARRS: DTI-MRI shows brain damage from cocaine use MRI links blood flow to brain development in preterm babies MRI technique may help diagnose migraine headaches (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The phenomenon of family suicides: an explorative study into consecutive 32 incidents in Kerala - Kuttichira P.
This study explored the family suicides in Kerala. METHODOLOGY: All the family suicides reported from four central districts of Kerala ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Classification improvements in automated gunshot residue (GSR) scans - Mandel M, Israelsohn Azulay O, Zidon Y, Tsach T, Cohen Y.
Classification of particles as gunshot residues (GSRs) is conducted using a semiautomatic approach in which the system first classifies particles based on an automatic elemental analysis, and then, examiners manually analyze particles having compositions w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Depression, executive dysfunction, and prior economic and social vulnerability associations in incarcerated African American men - Scanlon FA, Scheidell JD, Cuddeback GS, Samuelsohn D, Wohl DA, Lejuez CW, Latimer WW, Khan MR.
This study examined the synergy between deficits in EF (impaired cognitive flexibility;>75th percentile on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test perseverative error score) and depressiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence, ‘ Virtual Biopsies ’ May Be The Future Of Understanding Brain Tumors
BOSTON (CBS) — Artificial intelligence is being used increasingly in medicine to make services more efficient and improve patient care. Now, local researchers plan to use the technology to perform “virtual biopsies” of brain tumors. Steven Hibbert considered himself a healthy guy. Then suddenly his life changed on a dime. “I was just kind of sitting there, reading the paper, and went into a seizure,” said Hibbert. The 55-year-old Cape Cod resident was rushed to the hospital and got the news no one wants to hear. He had a brain tumor. “Life changing as my wife always says,” exp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Artificial Intelligence brain tumor Cape Cod Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Behan: Ignoring staff concerns could trigger the next Mid Staffs
The next care scandal in the NHS will be caused by a failure to listen to frontline concerns raised by NHS staff, Sir David Behan has warned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 4, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hospitals may face more pricing restrictions: Icra
The hospitals sector has been under the regulatory scanner lately with the NPPA announcing price caps on stents last February and on knee implants last August. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer
aBSI validated as prognostic biomarker of survival in metastatic castration - resistant prostate cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

AI software bests Chinese physicians in contest
Artificial intelligence (AI) software performed better than physicians in diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NIBIB teams with radiology societies on AI workshop Group uses AI to assess mammo interpretation bias SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol AI algorithm registers MRI scans in under 1 second SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Folic acid during pregnancy protects your child from schizophrenia
Researchers analyzed brain scans of kids born before and after the US fortified all grain foods with folic acid. They saw a marked decrease in mental illness in children exposed in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid
MRI scans show that adolescents whose mothers received food enriched with folic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve fMRI shows brain activity in early psychosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

South Africa:Equal Education Looks to the Future in the Wake of Sexual Harassment Scandal
[Daily Maverick] The civic movement Equal Education has begun its third National Congress on the back of recent damaging sexual harassment scandals and allegations of a cover-up. On its opening day, it hosted a panel discussion about creating a safe space for young girls and women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Woman Gets $8.74M in Irish Cervical Cancer Screening Scandal Woman Gets $8.74M in Irish Cervical Cancer Screening Scandal
A woman in Ireland who is now terminally ill because of a missed diagnosis of cervical cancer has reached a highly publicized settlement of 7.5 million Euros ($8.74 million).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- The automated Bone Scan Index (aBSI) is an independent prognostic imaging biomarker of overall survival (OS) in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), according to a study published online May 17 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UTA patents headset that allows persons to point to objects of interest using their eyes
(University of Texas at Arlington) The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a patent for a revolutionary new technology that is able to scan a user's eye movements and enable them to navigate mobile platforms, such as electric wheelchairs, without the use of hands. The technology would also allow users to communicate to a robotic platform when they would like to use an object, such as a glass of water. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are patients with cardiac devices missing out on MRI?
Many patients who have older implanted cardiac devices are not getting brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS updates MRI coverage for cardiac device patients CMS to ease rules for MRI scans of implantable devices NEJM: No long-term effects on cardiac devices with MRI Implantable cardiac devices OK for MRI scans Cardiac implants may be safer in MRI than thought (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Blood scandal inquiry 'will find any cover-up'
"A very large amount of evidence" will be trawled to uncover how so many patient lives were lost or harmed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alliance Medical Group acquires Piramal Imaging
The Alliance Medical Group has reached an agreement to acquire Piramal Imaging,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are amyloid PET scans ready for the clinical setting? PET with novel tracers foretells early Alzheimer's risk Piramal partner gets Canadian approval for NeuraCeq JNM: Florbetaben-PET detects cardiac amyloidosis Piramal Imaging inks Taiwan deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news