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Iodinated contrast: cases of underactive thyroid in infants
Rare cases of underactive thyroid have been reported in infants after use of iodine-containing contrast media (ICM) for X-rays and other medical imaging procedures, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 24, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Freestanding EDs Offer Alternative Patient Destinations
Freestanding EDs (FSEDs) have entered the emergency healthcare arena in many states. With the development of these community-based EDs have come questions regarding their appropriate use by EMS providers in regards to routine use, community surge capacity and disaster preparedness. While initially shunned by hospitals and EMS services due to concerns regarding decreased revenue for hospitals and potential lack of reimbursement for transport, we’re starting to see increasing numbers of providers recognizing FSEDs as approved transport locations. STRIP MALL ED? After returning to the Houston area after working in Penns...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - November 23, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP Tags: Leadership & Professionalism Administration and Leadership Columns Source Type: news

Dentsply-Sirona union passes FTC muster
Dentsply International (NSDQ:XRAY) and Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) said their proposed, $5.56 billion merger-of-equals cleared the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s waiting period, clearing the way for a close in the 1st quarter of 2016. The merger, announced in September, would create the world’s largest dental equipment maker. It calls for Sirona shareholders to receive 1.8142 XRAY shares for each SIRO share they own. At roughly $98.06 apiece, that’s about a 0.7% discount on Sirona’s $99.31 closing price the day before the deal was announced. The combined company, Dentsply Sirona, is...
Source: Mass Device - November 23, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Anti-Trust Dentsply International Inc. Sirona Source Type: news

Pigeons can identify cancerous tissue on x-rays, study finds
Three experiments found that the birds can pick out diseased breast tissue with an accuracy rate of up to 99% and could help develop new imaging techniquesPigeons can distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue in x-rays and microscope slides with an accuracy rate of up to 99%, according to a new study in Plos One.In a series of three experiments, led by Richard Levenson, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center, it was found that pigeons have the capacity to learn how to identify whether an image shows healthy or cancerous breast tissue. The birds “shar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Ellen Brait in New York Tags: Cancer Health Animals Science Source Type: news

Details from the inner life of a tooth
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures. Scientists have developed a new computed tomography method based on scattering of X-rays. With this technique they can visualize nanostructures in objects measuring just a few millimeters, for example the precise 3-D structure of collagen fibers in a piece of human tooth. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diet Clinic Diary: Pounds and Prejudice
The diet clinic here in Cannes, France, is part of a small sized hospital. So they can perform all kinds of check-ups and treatments to help the patients in their recovery. Here, you witness socialized preventive medicine at its best. There is nothing fancy about it, the food is simple, the exercise machines are few and old, the medical equipment would have been retired fifteen years ago at an American institution. But they provide all the basics for the program to succeed. From doctors to dietitians and physiotherapist, all are here to help the patients. Many of us overweight and obese folk, blaming ourselves for our pred...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter to Medical School Students
Medicine has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. We've waxed extreme from a strongly relationship-driven practice to a technologically-advanced and financially-driven system. The time has come for us to bring these extremes together. Only when these two models of practicing medicine are integrated will we truly deliver great healthcare. When I was a child in Romania, our family doctor made house calls. I remember to this day, 60 years later, that he was a wonderful old man, with grey hair and big warm hands and kind eyes, and I actually looked forward to his visits. Even at five, I understood at some subliminal ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physicists send X-rays around the bend
Curved waveguides might improve imaging and data processing (Source: PhysicsWeb News)
Source: PhysicsWeb News - November 10, 2015 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Simulator training helps nonrads read chest x-rays
Nonradiologists can be taught to better detect nodules on chest radiographs...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality enhances interventional rad training Portable x-ray tops list of near-miss errors in radiology How to teach radiology trainees, junior docs, med students MammoCoach aims to beef up radiologists' mammography skills Radiologist training tool improves MSK interpretations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 10, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?
This study included more than 50,000 people aged 55 to 74 who were current or former smokers with at least a 30 pack-year history of smoking (equal to smoking a pack a day for 30 years, or 2 packs a day for 15 years) and who had not quit more than 15 years ago. The NLST found that people who got low-dose CT had a 16% lower chance of dying from lung cancer than those who got chest x-rays. However, some other trials have not found a benefit from screening. The screening in the NLST was done at large teaching hospitals with access to a lot of medical specialists and comprehensive follow-up care. Most were National Cancer Inst...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 9, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Prevention/Early Detection Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - Small Cell Source Type: news

Have Reimbursement Rules Taken The Joy Out Of Being A Physician?
She came to the urgent care center with a sprained ankle. The primary care provider gave her excellent care, expertly applying evidence-based evaluation guidelines to her situation, and, thereby, avoiding unnecessary x-rays. By all measures, the provider’s care was excellent, but the interaction still ended up reducing his salary. You see, that patient’s only medical interaction that year was for this ankle sprain, and the provider was therefore held accountable for all of her primary care needs. Since she had not received a mammogram that year, or received a diabetes screening, he incurred an end-of-the-year p...
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel Source Type: news

New dimension to high-temperature superconductivity
A team led by scientists have combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising 3-D arrangement of a material’s electrons that appears closely linked to a mysterious phenomenon known as high-temperature superconductivity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New NASA Video Shows The Sun In Stunning Ultra-High Definition
Here's a chance to see the sun without damaging your eyes.  NASA has released a 30-minute, ultra-high definition 4K video of the sun called "Thermonuclear Art." The footage, which was taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, is set to a trippy soundtrack from German musician Lars Leonhard. "SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material," NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center said in a news release. "Different temperatures can, in turn, show specific structures on The Sun...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 3, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

X-rays uncover gut of 320-million-year-old-animal
The inner workings of a tiny fossil have been studied using X-ray microscopy, revealing evidence of the digestive system for the first time. Researchers from the University of Bristol, Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Paul Scherrer Institut analysed the unique fossil specimen using high-energy X-rays at the Swiss Light Source in Switzerland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 28, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

The Real Stars of the Show
On October 19th, President Obama opened the White House lawn to host an event for thousands of stars. These stars were not celebrities, however, but those actual giant balls of gas and dust found throughout our Milky Way galaxy. The event, dubbed the White House Astronomy Night, was intended to help promote the president's commitment to advancing the United States' position in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (commonly referred to as STEM). Dozens of satellite events were held around the country, each allowing members of the public to connect, for free, with the stars above and the universe b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medelinked Health Partner Portal Now Features Personal Health Timeline
Medelinked, the online health platform that empowers healthcare engagement and management, has launched Medelinked Personal Health Timeline for its Medelinked Health Partner Portal. Medelinked Personal Health Timeline allows doctors and healthcare professionals to get a rapid overview of their patient or client's history - including medical reports, records, messages, x-rays and scans. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 27, 2015 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Curious Chest X-Rays
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 24-year-old male presents with a 2-week history of increasing shortness of breath with minimal exertion. Oxygen saturation, heart rate, and blood pressure were normal, although the heart sounds were very soft. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - October 26, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Why van Gogh's Sunflowers are wilting
(Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY) The colour of Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers is changing over time, because of the mixture of pigments used by the Dutch master. Evidence for the process now comes from a detailed spectroscopic investigation of the Sunflowers version at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. A group of scientists shone X-rays from DESY's lightsource PETRA III through tiny paint samples taken from the painting. They describe their results in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Restrictive approach to chest x-rays provides positive outcomes for ICU
(American College of Chest Physicians) Researchers from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, New York, created a quality improvement initiative in 2012, recommending a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays compared with ordering them routinely. They hypothesized that this restrictive approach would significantly reduce patients' exposure to radiation and reduce ICU operating costs without adversely affecting patient outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Text neck seen in shocking X-rays of teenagers
Dr James Carter, based north of Sydney, has released a number of X-rays of teenagers with abnormally curved spines, including a 16-year-old girl (shown) who is developing a hunchback. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omitted spinal X-ray examination after a fall from a height of 3 m - Holzapfel K, Schubert EC, Huber-Wagner S, Neu J.
A 59-year-old patient with right-sided chest pains after a fall from a height of 3 m was referred to hospital by an emergency physician. The chest x-rays showed fractures of the third and seventh ribs on the right side. Inpatient analgesic therapy was ini... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Abigail’s journey: A trip to Boston makes tomorrow possible
From the time Erika Jones was 30 weeks pregnant, she and her husband Stephen prepared for an excruciating eventuality. The Jacksonville, Florida, couple was told their daughter would die before or shortly after her birth. They arranged for pediatric hospice before Abigail was born. They made a decision tree factoring in clinical scenarios from intubation to a do-not-resuscitate order. They planned to scatter Abigail’s ashes on a Florida beach. “We didn’t plan for this scenario,” says Erika, quietly glowing and cooing at the healthy newborn in her arms. When Erika was pregnant, an ultrasound detected...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Diseases & conditions Our patients’ stories Brain tumor department of neurosurgery Dr. Alan Cohen Dr. Mark Kieran Source Type: news

New tool expands tracking of personal data on the Web
Researchers have developed a second-generation tool called 'Sunlight' that matches user-tailored ads and recommendations to tidbits of information supplied by users at a greater scale and level of accuracy than its predecessor, XRay. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A smiling Spider-Man, soccer and school buses
As August melted into September, Grady McCormick counted down the days to the start of first grade. The smiley youngster barely contained his excitement at the prospect of riding the big school bus. “It was a tremendous milestone for Grady,” says his mother Heather. And when Grady walked off the bus and into the Stratham Memorial Elementary School in Stratham, New Hampshire, it seemed like the entire student body cheered for him. During the last two years, as the 6-year-old battled Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, a hip condition caused by disruption of the blood flow to the femoral head (ball of the hip), and hobbl...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 8, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts Orthopedics Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Legg-Calves-Perth Disease Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

Changes to Australia’s reimbursement system: potential effects on medical device companies
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group An Australian government task force has begun work to recommend changes to the country’s healthcare funding processes that if implemented could impact how some medical device providers are reimbursed. The task force has published a consultation paper after being tasked with reviewing Australia’s Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) with the aim of applying evidence-based assessments across a broader swath of expenditures made under the country’s Medicare national health system. The country’s current MBS has not been updated or amended since 1984. “Seventy per ce...
Source: Mass Device - October 7, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Emergo Group Source Type: news

20 Mistakes You're Making With Your Teeth
by Lauren Oster Taking care of your pearly whites isn't rocket science, but it's easy to slip into habits that could cause heartache--er, toothache--in the long run. We got the latest on giving your teeth the TLC they need from two New York City pros: Alice Lee, DDS, an assistant professor in the Department of Dentistry for Montefiore Health System, and Alison Newgard, DDS, an assistant professor of clinical dentistry at Columbia University College of Dentistry, will clue you in on where you could be going wrong. RELATED: 20 Things That Can Ruin Your Smile Multitasking while you brush Every minute in the morning feels pre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding X-xays
X-Rays (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 5, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Why I’m thankful for my daughter’s MRSA
“What time is surgery today?” Ellie, age 12, croaks. She hasn’t opened her eyes yet, but she knows she’s headed to the operating room … again. It may be the fourth surgery this month, maybe the fifth. We don’t know. What we do know is our routine has changed from soccer carpools and homework battles to twice-weekly trips to the operating room, where the orthopedic surgeon will slice open my baby girl’s thigh and attempt to wash out the deadly bacteria accumulating in her right femur and knee joint. We’re trying to learn the new routine and master a new language. The vocabula...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 1, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: All posts MRSA PICC line Source Type: news

Measuring X-rays created by lightning strikes on an aircraft in-flight
Scientists have recorded measurements of X-rays of energies up to 10 MeV caused by electrons accelerated in the intense electric fields inside a thundercloud. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study: Emergency patients get duplicate x-ray, CT exams
If Domino's can track pizzas from order through delivery, why can't we keep...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Decision model cuts unnecessary wrist x-rays by 22% UCLA group cuts unnecessary x-rays for pelvic trauma Portable x-ray tops list of near-miss errors in radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mistaken Diagnoses Are Much More Common Than You'd Think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in their lives, a blind spot in modern medicine that can have devastating consequences, says a new report that calls for urgent changes across health care. Getting the right diagnosis, at the right time, is crucial, but Tuesday's Institute of Medicine report found diagnostic errors get too little attention. The biggest needed change: "Patients are central to a solution," said Dr. John Ball of the American College of Physicians, who chaired the IOM committee. That means better teamwork between health providers - do...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for September 16, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. SynCardia sets terms for $28m IPO SynCardia Systems set the terms for its pending initial public offering, saying it plans to float 2.5 million shares at $10 to $12 apiece. That works out to a range of $25 million to $30 million, $27.5 million at the midpoint. Tucson-based SynCardia estimated ...
Source: Mass Device - September 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Dentsply, Sirona ink $5.6B, all-stock merger-of-equals
Dentsply International (NSDQ:XRAY) and Sirona Dental Systems (NSDQ:SIRO) yesterday said they plan to merge in an all-stock union of equals worth about $5.56 billion, creating the world’s largest dental equipment maker. The deal calls for Sirona shareholders to receive 1.8142 XRAY shares for each SIRO share they own. At roughly $98.06 apiece, that’s about a 0.7% discount on Sirona’s $99.31 closing price yesterday. The stock slid -4.3% to $95 even in pre-market activity today; XRAY shares were down -3.4% to $52.48 before the bell today. The combined company, Dentsply Sirona, is slated to trade on the N...
Source: Mass Device - September 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Dental Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Dentsply International Inc. Sirona Source Type: news

Decision model cuts unnecessary wrist x-rays by 22%
Using a clinical decision model developed by Dutch researchers for pediatric...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: X-rays and the boys of summer: Imaging goes to bat for baseball injuries Panoramic x-ray improves detection of challenging wrist fractures MDCT, scintigraphy yield very different reads on wrist fractures Quantitative processing method boosts carpal tunnel diagnosis Radiography misses one-third of wrist fractures (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Insights into obscure transition uncovered by X-rays
The list of potential mechanisms that underlie an unusual metal-insulator transition has been narrowed by a team of scientists using a combination of X-ray techniques. This transition has ramifications for material design for electronics and sensors. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 11, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A close-up view of materials as they stretch or compress
Materials scientists want to squeeze every bit of performance out of materials, particularly in the aerospace industry, where small advantages in weight or extreme temperature tolerance translate into tremendous performance benefits. A group of researchers, motivated by potential pay-offs, describes how they created a system to squeeze and stretch a material while rotating and bombarding it with high-energy synchrotron X-rays, which capture information about how it responds to mechanical stress. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 3, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Oncology, Radiology, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report
Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Exposure, Reproductive Hazards (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

X-rays reveal fossil secrets
A sophisticated imaging technique has allowed scientists to virtually peer inside a 10-million-year-old sea urchin, uncovering a treasure trove of hidden fossils. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Two-color X-rays give scientists 3-D view of the unknown
Scientists can now get a high-resolution view of a sample or the details of the first steps in ultra-fast processes, thanks to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gambia: Drug Addiction and Health
[The Point] People who suffer from addiction often have one or more accompanying medical issues, which may include lung or cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and mental disorders. Imaging scans, chest X-rays, and blood tests show the damaging effects of long-term drug abuse throughout the body. For example, research has shown that tobacco smoke causes cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, blood, lungs, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, and cervix.19 In addition, some drugs of abuse, such as inhalants, are toxic (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children's Hospitals Cut Down On CT Scans To Prevent Cancer
When your children are sick, it's hard not to want doctors to do everything in their power to cure them. But when it comes to CT scans, less is often more. That's because CT scanners -- which use X-rays to produce richly detailed images of almost any part of the body -- deliver far higher doses of dangerous ionizing radiation than any other commonly used medical imaging device. And children, for a host of reasons, are even more susceptible to the carcinogenicity of ionizing radiation than adults.  Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of dec...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

This Is What The Center Of Our Galaxy Looks Like
This new, unprecedented image of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy's core is a pretty tumultuous place. The compiled image of photos taken by the European Space Agency's x-ray satellite XMM-Newton (above) spans 1,000 light-years in the center of the galaxy, and shows dying stars, powerful winds, hot gas and, most notably, a supermassive black hole. The galactic black hole, dubbed Sagittarius A*, and its surrounding emission are located in the brightest central region of the image. Black holes don't emit light. But as the objects that surround Sagittarius A* in the Milky Way's center are pulled in...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Premature baby dies on her mother's chest after after feeding tube error
Isabella Hope Hill had to be delivered early at Liverpool Women's Hospital when her mother developed pre-eclampsia. Staff failed to take X-rays which would have picked up on the misplaced tube. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The evidential value of developmental age imaging for assessing age of majority - Cole TJ.
AIM: To consider the evidential value of developmental age images for identifying age of majority. METHODS: The published literature on hand-wrist X-rays, MRI scans of the distal radius and orthopantomograms of the lower left third molar is conside... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

7 Tips for Traveling With a Parent on Dialysis
Today, kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. About 23 million Americans currently suffer from chronic kidney disease, and nearly 400,000 of them need dialysis. Most use hemodialysis, a procedure that can be done either at home or in a specialized facility and requires the patient to be connected to a large machine for hours at a time, several days a week. If your parent uses hemodialysis, you may think that such a treatment regimen means that his or her traveling days are done. But that doesn't have to be the case! With a little bit of planning, it's quite possible for your parent to travel...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mini X-ray source with laser light
Physicists have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in organisms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

IBM Promises To Read Your X-Rays With $1 Billion Deal. Can It Really Do That?
IBM continued its big push to use its Watson artificial intelligence technology to revolutionize medicine by buying Merge Healthcare, a $227 million (sales) company that helps doctors and hospitals store and analyze CAT scans, X-rays, and other medical images. The goal, literally, is for Watson to be able to see and analyze those scans, along with written medical records. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper Source Type: news