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2011-11-05 01:15:59

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms — an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring. Brain aneurysms occur when the weak wall of an artery carrying blood to the brain begins to bulge and balloon out. If the artery ruptures, the hemorrhage can lead to stroke, brain damage or death. To create a plug...

2011-07-07 01:00:00

PAMPLONA, Spain, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the multi-centre European Network on Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 Resin Microspheres (ENRY) analysis of the long-term outcomes related to survival and safety of radioembolization using SIR-Spheres in patients with inoperable primary liver tumours were published on-line today in Hepatology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases.[1] Evaluation of 325 patients with...

2011-06-30 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the immediate U.S. and European launch of its Interlock(TM) - 35 Fibered IDC(TM) Occlusion System. Earlier this year, the system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark approval for obstructing or reducing blood flow in the peripheral vasculature during embolization procedures. The Interlock - 35 System consists of a 0.035" detachable coil that...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'