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2009-11-16 12:57:15

Acute heart attack patients received an average total dose of ionizing radiation equal to 725 chest X-rays from medical tests during their hospital stay, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. In the first large study to examine total radiation dosage in heart attack patients, researchers found those admitted to academic hospitals had a cumulative effective radiation dose of 14.5 millisieverts (mSv) "” about one-third the annual...

2009-11-11 11:00:00

KYOTO, Japan and PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto Japan) and EDDA Technology Inc. (Princeton, NJ, USA) today announced that both parties have entered into a business partnership on X-ray chest CAD systems based on the Radiography System of Shimadzu featuring its direct conversion flat panel detector (FPD) and EDDA's CAD applications. This partnership contains both distribution of EDDA's chest X-ray CAD applications with Shimadzu's DR system through...

2009-10-21 12:17:36

Computed tomography (CT) scans are better than standard radiography (X-rays) in showing the extent of disease in patients with the H1N1 virus, according to a study to be published online Oct. 21, 2009, in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The study will be published in the December issue of the AJR. The study group consisted of seven patients with the H1N1 virus. All seven patients received chest X-rays and three patients had CT scans. "All patients with CT abnormalities showed abnormal...

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2009-10-14 11:07:16

Radiology doctors hope to increase awareness among physicians about threat for serious lung complications for acutely sick patients University of Michigan researchers have found that patients with severe cases of the H1N1 virus are at risk for developing severe complications, including pulmonary emboli, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Roentgenology. A pulmonary embolism occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked. The condition can be...

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2009-09-04 06:20:00

Israeli researchers reported that portable X-ray equipment is implicated in the spreading of drug-resistant bacteria in the intensive care unit (ICU). Dr. Philip D. Levin of Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, along with colleagues, watched technicians perform 173 chest X-rays. They said that adequate infection control was practiced during 2 of these procedures, and drug-resistance bacteria were discovered on the surfaces of 12 of 30 X-ray machines. After the researchers made their...

2009-06-01 10:47:20

 A study published in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology determined several predictors of a positive lung cancer diagnosis after having an abnormal chest x-ray. Dr. Martin Carl Tammemagi of Brock University in Ontario and his team of US researchers examined the chest radiographs of 12,314 individuals obtained through the National Cancer Institute's Prostate Lung Colorectal Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial (PLCO). They found that older age, lower education levels and a...

2008-08-13 18:00:12

By Erdogan, M Sarper Martin, Christopher J ABSTRACT. A case is presented of a rare occupational lung disease for which the workplace etiology may have been overlooked. The authors review 4 such diseases, which are important to recognize not only because cessation of exposure can lead to clinical improvement, but also because other cases of these conditions may be identified in the workplace. KEYWORDS: occupational exposure, occupational lung disease CASE PRESENTATION A 33-year-old woman...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Slotto, James Folio, Les Answer to last month's radiology case (#25) and image: Cystic Fibrosis Chest X-Ray Findings: A Teaching Analog (Case # 26 appears at the end of this article) History Two patients are shown for comparison purposes. The first is a 21 year old male with long-standing cystic fibrosis who presented with an increasingly productive cough and required a PICC line for long- term antibiotic therapy. The second patient is a 53 year-old woman two days status-post medium...

2008-07-18 12:01:14

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT A REVIEW of diagnoses at a Scottish hospital, which was announced after concerns were raised about the work of a consultant radiologist, has been widened to cover hundreds more patients. NHS Highland earlier said it was launching checks to ensure no patient had an undiagnosed illness which should have been identified at an earlier stage. It follows the revelation in The Herald that questions had been raised about the interpretation of radiology...

2008-07-16 03:00:16

By Allen, Timothy Craig * Context.-Pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis is the most common and best known pulmonary histocytic lesion; however, the realm of pulmonary histiocytic lesions also includes an assortment of uncommon diseases that may exhibit pulmonary involvement. Objective.-To review pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis and other pulmonary histiocytoses to better ensure correct diagnosis and optimal assessment of prognosis and treatment. Data Sources.-Literature review...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.