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2011-05-05 14:27:28

While ultrasound is usually viewed as more cost effective, MRI is most often used to evaluate the rotator cuff. When performing a cost utility analysis, utilizing an ultrasound as the initial imaging test for rotator cuff tear, along with pre-operative MRI to identify alternative and concurrent diagnoses, can be a very effective hybrid imaging strategy, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The study, performed at Duke University...

2011-05-04 13:33:37

MDCT arthrography is better than MR arthrography for diagnosing glenoid rim osseous lesions, lesions that have been identified as potential causes of recurrence after shoulder surgery, according to a new study. The study, done at the Hopital Sainte Marguerite in Marseille, France, included 40 patients scheduled for shoulder surgery. All patients had both an MDCT arthrography (MDCTA) and an MR arthrography exam (the current standard exam). "Our study found that MDCTA was as accurate as MR...

2011-03-15 09:45:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gadavist (gadobutrol), a gadolinium-based contrast agent, for use in patients undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the central nervous system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Gadavist was approved by the FDA on March 14. It provides contrast-enhanced imaging of the central nervous system, helping to detect and visualize lesions that disrupt the...

2011-03-14 21:51:00

WAYNE, N.J., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Gadavist(TM) (gadobutrol) Injection, a macrocyclic gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA), for intravenous use in diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in adults and children (2 years of age and older) to detect and visualize areas with disrupted blood brain barrier (BBB) and/or abnormal vascularity of the central nervous system...

2010-05-09 08:23:59

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be an effective alternative to minimally invasive MR arthrography for the diagnosis of hip labral tears, a common cause of hip pain, according to a study presented May 7 at the ARRS 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. A hip labral tear involves the rim of tissue that surrounds and deepens the hip joint. Symptoms include hip pain or a "catching" sensation in your hip joint. Diagnosing hip labral tears often involves the use of MR...

2008-08-22 06:00:38

The FDA has granted fast track designation to Amag Pharmaceuticals's ferumoxytol for its development as a diagnostic agent for vascular-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging to improve the assessment of peripheral arterial disease in patients with known or suspected chronic kidney disease. If approved for an imaging indication, ferumoxytol could offer an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents, which are required to contain a black box warning highlighting the risks of using...

2005-08-06 15:51:25

MDCT arthrography is an accurate method for assessing cartilage loss in patients with hip dysplasia and may be more reliable than MRI in such instances, says a new study by researchers from Osaka University Medical School in Japan. Hip dysplasia is a malformation or alteration of the ball (femur head) and socket (acetabulum) joint bones of the hip that can wear away the surrounding cartilage, which can lead to arthritis and other problems. "The condition is often caused by a birth defect or...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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