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Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
Lung ultrasound finds more cases of pneumonia in children and young adults...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can AI diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists? AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia Most pediatric chest x-rays appear unnecessary DR tomo holds promise for fungal pneumonia surveillance H7N9 bird flu pneumonia scans show common imaging findings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can find, classify pleural effusions on chest x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm has shown promising results for finding...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology leaders must counter hype over AI in radiology Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses? New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms AI can spot large pneumothoraces on chest x-ray Can AI accurately diagnose tuberculosis from chest x-rays? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diagnosing breast cancer with an imaging pill
(American Chemical Society) For women, mammograms are a sometimes uncomfortable, but necessary, annual ritual. But this procedure doesn't always provide accurate results, and it exposes women to X-rays. In a study appearing in ACS' journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, scientists report that they have developed a non-invasive 'disease screening pill' that can make cancerous tumors light up when exposed to near-infrared light in mice without using radiation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone
(Natural News) Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year, claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will AI cause radiologists to go the way of horses?
Will radiologists meet the same fate from the advent of artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New framework facilitates radiology AI algorithms Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone AIUM: Can deep learning classify liver fibrosis on US?Comments: 5/14/2018 12:53:52 PMBalint From the JACR paper: "We need to figure how to deal with this coming change. And we need to do it in a hurry."   Publishing fewer articles in academic journals like this, that hav...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona shares down despite Street-beating Q1
Shares in Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) have fallen today despite the dental-focused medical device maker posting first quarter 2018 earnings that topped consensus on Wall Street. The York, Penn.-based company posted profits of $81.2 million, or $59.8 million per share, on sales of $956.1 million for the three months ended March 31, for bottom-line growth of 35.8% while sales grew 34.6% compared with the same period during the previous fiscal year. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were 45¢, just ahead of the 42¢ consensus on Wall Street where analysts expected to see sales of $940.8 milli...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.?
Do recent efforts at tort reform in Tennessee offer any lessons for the rest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary Ortho surgeons spend $2B per year on 'defensive medicine' NEJM: Radiology suits are uncommon, payouts below average (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Radiologists need to adopt AI early to secure future
Much of what radiologists do today will be automated in the future, and it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Min tapped as new editor in chief of JCCT Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'Severe harm' to patients caught up in huge x-rays backlog
Three patients suffered severe harm because their chest x-rays were among tens of thousands of tests not reviewed properly at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Revealed: Surge in numbers waiting for X-ray and scan results
There was a surge last year in the number of patients waiting for the results of X-rays and scans, a leaked national performance report suggests. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Army researchers conduct first-ever combustion experiment with X-rays
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) The US Army Research Laboratory's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Teaching trust to check 5,000 X-rays after data mismatch
A teaching trust is re-examining around 5,000 X-rays – some dating back more than a decade – after fears they may have been overlooked and patients could have been put at risk. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIH researchers crack mystery behind rare bone disorder
(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Researchers at the National Institutes of Health worked with 15 patients from around the world to uncover a genetic basis of 'dripping candle wax' bone disease. The rare disorder, known as melorheostosis, causes excess bone formation that resembles dripping candle wax on x-rays. The results, appearing in Nature Communications, offer potential treatment targets for this rare disease, provide important clues about bone development, and may lead to insights about fracture healing and osteoporosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Presidental Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to deliver keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Expect to be moved and motivated as the critically-acclaimed author delivers her lively and entertaining perspective to DSW18 attendeesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2018)–Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present the keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 on Friday morning, Sept. 14.Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent,The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journal...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology
Artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance the business and operational side...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are you ready for a radiologist shortage? Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Incredible X-rays show how a 44-year-old woman ’s bones VANISHED
The patient, whose name is unknown, had the scans taken at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh over a period of 18 months. She was diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ky. takes black lung x-ray reads away from radiologists
Radiologists in Kentucky are no longer allowed to read x-rays of miners who...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hopkins halts black lung screening program Report: Ky. coal miners shun black lung screening U.S. updates x-ray rules for black lung program Moments in Radiology History: Part 8 -- Imaging of black lung U.S. may allow digital x-ray to monitor black lung in miners (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays
How many radiologist-annotated images are needed to train a deep-learning algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DiA Imaging Analysis inks deal with Google Cloud Change Healthcare partners with Google Cloud Ambra Health partners with Google Cloud Zebra to exhibit AI image analysis with Google at RSNA 2017 LifeImage partners with Google Cloud (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology 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

Zest Dental Solutions Update: Cem EZ - A DPS Best Product!
Zest Dental Solutions is excited to announce Cem EZ is now aDental Product ShopperBest Product! In January a group of clinicians evaluated Cem EZ for Dental Product Shopper (DPS), giving it an overall rating of4.5 out of 5 -- one of the highest ratings in the cement category! A 2-page article was published in their March issue about Cem EZ and the evaluation, and is attached to this email. Please take a moment to read through it. The evaluation is also posted on Cem EZ ’s DPS product page athttp://www.dentalproductshopper.com/cem-ezHere ’s what some of the clinicians had to say about Cem EZ:“Very good cem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 16, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From Intricon expanding its manufacturing space to Arthrex signing a global distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Intricon expands medical footprint Intricon announced in a March 13 press release that it has signed a 5-year lease that will secure 30,000 sq. ft of manufacturing floor space near its Arden Hills, Minn. facility. The company is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to meet the demand of its growing medical business. Intricon’s manufacturing space will expand the company’s footprint by 30% an...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Contract Manufacturing Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Orthopedics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT Spinal Arch Therapeutics Arthrex Inc. CellRight Technologies Enhatch Guided Therapeutics Inc. Source Type: news

Philips wins FDA nod for ProxiDiagnost N90 radiography-fluoroscopy system
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its ProxiDiagnost N90 digital radiography-fluoroscopy system. The newly cleared system is designed to perform both nearby fluoroscopy and digital X-rays to support more efficient room utilization and improve workflows, the Amsterdam-based company said. Philips said that the ProxiDiagnost N90 is designed to provide enhanced, high-quality images using premium flat detector technology, improved support for staff workflow, increased patient accessibility and increased dose rate reduction for pediatric examinations. “As a dual-use system, ProxiD...
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance royalphilips Source Type: news

8 women medtech innovators you need to know
As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of health and medicine. X-rays on the battlefield, the American Red Cross, leprosy treatment and more — these advances happened because of women. As we mark Women’s History Month this March, here are eight women who have made their mark on health and medicine. Next>> The post 8 women medtech innovators you need to know appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blood Management Cardiovascular Diabetes Diagnostics Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Imaging Regenerative Medicine American Red Cross cardiology chemotherapy HIV/AIDs leprosy leukemia malaria MedTech radiography vision im Source Type: news

Archaeopteryx 'flew in bursts like a pheasant', scientists say
The winged Late Jurassic creature would take to the air in frenetic, flapping bounds, fossil x-rays showArchaeopteryx, one of life on Earth ’s first stabs at building a bird, evaded predators and cleared obstacles on the ground by bursting into flight like a startled pheasant, a new analysis suggests.High-resolution x-ray images of the creature ’s skeleton reveal tell-tale similarities with the bones of birds that cannot glide or soar but instead take to the air in frenetic, flapping bounds, scientists say.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Archaeopteryx Science Dinosaurs Evolution Biology Fossils Zoology Palaeontology Source Type: news

Health Workers Endangered by Mini-C Arm Imagingn Health Workers Endangered by Mini-C Arm Imagingn
Radiation scatter from orthopedic hardware poses a risk during mini-C arm fluoroscopy, warn researchers, who say previous studies did not take into account the way metal interferes with x-rays.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Health Workers Endangered by Mini-C Arm Imaging Health Workers Endangered by Mini-C Arm Imaging
Radiation scatter from orthopedic hardware poses a risk during mini-C arm fluoroscopy, warn researchers, who say previous studies did not take into account the way metal interferes with x-rays.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona ousts interim COO, beats with Q4 results
Dentsply Sirona (NSDQ:XRAY) yesterday ousted interim COO Bob Size and reported fourth-quarter and 2017 results that beat the consensus expectation for both sales and earnings. Size was appointed last October, when the dental devices giant cleared the deck, ousting its chairman, CEO and COO (former Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) exec Donald Casey Jr. was hired as chief executive last month). This week, York, Pa.-based Dentsply Sirona said it decided Feb. 28 that Size “would cease to serve” effective today. “Mr. Size will continue with the organization for a period to be determined in order to as...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Dentsply Sirona Source Type: news

The most disruptive medical device innovations of all time
When it comes to disruptive medical device innovations, it’s easy to lose the perspective of history. Here are devices through history that definitely made a difference. Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor and Danielle Kirsh, Assistant Editor Whether you’re talking about surgical robotics or efforts to bring more value to healthcare, the word “disruptive” seems to get tossed around a lot these days. So what is truly disruptive? And what is merely revolutionary or just innovative or simply hype? Take stents as an example. The coronary stent market is already worth billions of dollars; Grand View Researc...
Source: Mass Device - February 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Research & Development Innovation syringes X-rays Source Type: news

What’s a little extra radiation gonna hurt if your insurance pays for it? Study reveals dentists take many x-rays for financial incentives
(Natural News) You may want to pay closer attention when your dentist recommends you get an X-ray. ScienceDaily detailed the ghastly results of a major study that discovered dentists are willing to dose their patients with unnecessary X-rays if they get paid for it. Researchers from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2D/3D hybrid interface refreshes diagnostic imaging
A new display interface for radiology workstations combines virtual reality...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Image analysis with 3D modeling aids wound healing Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging Kinect suitable for surgical manipulation of MR images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures Announces Further Expansion Internally and Externally:
Company Expands Digital DenturePossibilitieswithinLab® MC X5 Capabilities Powered by New inLab®SW 18, and D  GSHAPEand imes-icore® Collaboration DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( “Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that bo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What you should know about knee instability and dislocations in young athletes
Pain in the kneecap (patella) is very common in young athletes. It’s estimated that up to 15% of adolescents get some degree of patellofemoral pain. Most can be treated with rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and sometimes rehab exercises. But instability of the patella — known as patellofemoral instability — is relatively less common, and more worrisome for children and adolescents. The term “patellofemoral instability” can refer to either a traumatic injury in which a person dislocates their patella, or just general instability in the knee that a person may feel or a p...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Ask the Expert Dr. Matthew Milewski Orthopedic Center patellofemoral pain syndrome Sports Medicine Division Source Type: news

Le Bonheur opens new $10M outpatient center
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's new $9.5 million outpatient center in Jackson is now open. The 30,000-square-foot, 20-exam-room facility is located in the northwest part of the city, at 1535 Vann Drive. The center provides diagnostic services such as X-rays, ultrasounds, EKGs and pulmonary function testing. Subspecialty clinics will include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, g eneral surgery, genetics, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology and urology. "This is an expansion of our services… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Gaza Health Sector on Verge of Collapse
GAZA, Gaza City. Queuing in hope of fuel. Credit: Mohammed Omer / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)UN agencies have sounded the alarm on the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, pointing to the devastating repercussions of the ongoing fuel shortages. UN agencies have appealed for donor support as emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza are due to run out in 10 days.In a meeting, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that Gaza is a “constant humanitarian emergency.”“Gaza remains squeezed by crippling closures…two million Palestinians are struggl...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Energy Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Women's Health Source Type: news

Study: Early Identification Needed for Mesothelioma Advances
Professor John Cherrie at Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom believes future treatment advances and improved patient outcomes for mesothelioma rests with a formula to better identify and screen high-risk patients. It could make an early diagnosis of the asbestos-related cancer much more common. Cherrie said the current standard — which typically results in a late-stage diagnosis and a poor prognosis — prevents novel treatment studies and the development of any pre-emergent strategy to combat the aggressive cancer. “We don’t pretend to have a medical cure that will help immediately, but un...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 6, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: Activity emission potential biomarkers for mesothelioma chemoprophylaxis strategies early diagnosis mesothelioma Early identification of mesothelioma early screening asbestos Heriot-Watt University high-risk mesothelioma indwelling pleural Source Type: news

Health Tip: X-Ray Suggestions for Parents
-- X-rays have led to countless improvements in diagnosing and treating broken bones and other conditions. But they're not without risks. Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says such risks are " small when compared to the benefits that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Augmented reality projects medical images onto patients
Researchers from Canada have developed a new augmented reality software that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Gaming technology armed to reduce repeat x-rays How augmented reality can transform medical imaging UCSF radiologist develops augmented reality software UCSF develops imaging augmented reality applications Virtual, augmented reality may remake medical imaging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study: Hospital Patients Still More Likely To Die On Weekends
By Michael Nedelman, CNN (CNN) — Doctors call it the “weekend effect.” Patients in the hospital are more likely to die off-hours — whether it’s due to a brain bleed, a heart attack or a clot in the lungs. New research on cardiac arrest in the hospital now asks: Has the “weekend effect” changed in recent years, as treatment has gotten better? “We know that survival trends have improved in past decade or so,” said Dr. Uchenna Ofoma, assistant professor of medicine at Temple University and a critical care physician at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania. &ldq...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News cardiac arrest Source Type: news

Hitachi wins FDA nod for proton beam therapy real time image gating system
Hitachi (NYSE:HIT) said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Real Time Image Gating System designed for use with its proton beam therapy systems. Real Time Image Gating Proton Beam Therapy is designed to track and irradiate tumors in motion, using a 2mm diameter gold marker close to the tumor to establish its location as a reference via computed tomography. A dual-axis, orthogonal X-ray system is then used with pattern recognition software to identify the spatial location of the marker, and irradiation during treatment is performed only when the gold marker moves to within millimeters of the planned irradiation lo...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Hitachi Source Type: news

A.I. becoming a job threat to radiologists as research shows improved detection rates in X-rays
(Natural News) A new study suggests that it may only be a matter of time until the radiology profession is rendered entirely obsolete. Not by lack of skills or certifications, but by the rise of highly-trained and incredibly accurate artificial intelligence machines. The paper, which was put together by Stanford University researchers and published under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neovasc taps former Boston Scientific CRM vet Colen for CEO | Personnel Moves January 22, 2018
Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today it tapped former Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) cardiac rhythm management lead Fred Colen as its new chief executive officer, with former CEO Alexei Marko staying on as an advisor and member of the company’s board of directors. The move comes as part of a company-wide strategy looking to support commercialization efforts for its Reducer product in Europe and the progression of its Tiara mitral valve replacement device’s clinical program, the Vancouver, Canada-based company said. “After ten years building Neovasc, I am convinced that now is the time for new leade...
Source: Mass Device - January 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Bayer biogennix Boston Scientific Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Cardinal Health Dentsply Sirona gilupi imaginmedical Medtronic Neovasc Inc. Spinal Elements Source Type: news

The five emotions of raising a child with infantile scoliosis
One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hosp...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christina Poce Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Spinal Program Source Type: news

Dose Matters: FDA's Guidance on Children's X-rays
FDA is committed to protecting the health of children by helping lower their exposure to radiation from X-ray exams. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anthropologists discover how teeth reveal vitamin D levels: X-rays can now be used to check for deficiency
(Natural News) We often take care of our oral health to make sure that our breath stays fresh, but did you know that dental X-rays can be used to determine vitamin D deficiencies (rickets)? While this is a grave health concern that often goes undiagnosed, Lori D’Ortenzio and Megan Brickley, anthropologists from McMaster University, have revealed that it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Makayla ’s story: Living with Leri-Weill Dyschondrosteosis
Our daughter Makayla was born perfectly healthy on April 5th, 2014, passing all of the usual newborn screenings without issue. From day one, her personality shone through. She was strong-willed and had a smile that would light up her eyes before her mouth even showed a hint of joy. But over the next 3 months, Makayla wasn’t eating well and wasn’t gaining enough weight.  Our pediatrician referred us to Dr. Elizabeth Hait, a gastroenterologist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hait would change Makayla’s formula multiple times and put her on medication for her acid reflux. Her pediatrician also ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kerri Theriault Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Division of Endocrinology Dr. James Kasser Dr. Travis Matheney hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Otolaryngology Department Source Type: news

Experts who think blood transfusions could be harmful
Like antibiotics, X-rays and vaccines, blood transfusions are widely considered to be among the greatest breakthroughs in medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news