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MRI Fingerprinting Could Lead To More Efficient Disease Detection
2013-03-14 05:35:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Full-body MRI scans could someday be a regular part of a person´s annual medical check-up, thanks to the efforts of researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center who are reportedly working on faster and less expensive magnetic resonance imaging technology. Their efforts, which are detailed in the latest edition of the journal Nature, could lead to full-body scans that could...

2012-01-17 10:07:38

TV crime shows like Bones and CSI are quick to explain each death by showing highly detailed scans and video images of victims' insides. Traditional autopsies, if shown at all, are at best in supporting roles to the high-tech equipment, and usually gloss over the sometimes physically grueling tasks of sawing through skin and bone. But according to two autopsy and body imaging experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the notion that "virtopsy" could replace traditional autopsy-- made popular...

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2011-05-25 13:50:00

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said on Tuesday that new tests of full-body scanners deployed at airports found that the radiation they emit was within acceptable levels. The machines have been deployed at dozens of airports to thwart attacks on the U.S. aviation system, which has continued to be a prime target of al Qaeda militants. "The latest reports confirm previous testing and show that every backscatter unit currently used for passenger screening in U.S. airports is...

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2011-03-12 07:30:00

Radiation test results from airport screening equipment will start being made public by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in an effort to calm the lingering fears many passengers have about potential health risks. The TSA said it also discovered anomalies in some reports, including missing data and calculation errors unrelated to safety. It said as an extra cautionary measure it has ordered retesting of all full-body scanners as well as other X-ray equipment airports use to...

2010-11-04 18:16:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The physicians of Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles and Westside Medical Imaging in Beverly Hills, California have announced the results of a pivotal, U.S. government sponsored trial showing that annual screening CT scans save lives. According to Drs. Norman Lepor and Hooman Madyoon, co-directors of imaging at Westside Medical Imaging, this study should once and for all settle the controversy regarding the utility of screening CT...

2010-07-19 11:57:00

EVANSTON, Ill., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients requiring a CT scan at Saint Francis Hospital will now be exposed to up to 40 percent less radiation than traditional CT scans. The hospital has acquired state-of-the-art GE(TM) scanning equipment featuring Adaptive Statistical Iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) that uses an advanced image reconstruction technique that makes it possible to dramatically reduce radiation dose without compromising image quality. "We have the utmost...

2009-05-06 15:23:48

Physicians should review a patient's computed tomography imaging history and cumulative radiation dose before doing another CT exam, U.S. researchers say. The study of 130 patients who had at least three emergency department visits within one year, published in the American Journal of Roentgenology, found that half had undergone 10 or more CT scans in the previous eight years, up to a maximum of 70 CT scans. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Washington University...

2009-05-06 08:24:42

Physicians should review a patient's CT imaging history and cumulative radiation dose when considering whether to perform another CT exam, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO. The study included 130 patients who had at least three emergency department visits within one year in which they had a CT scan of the neck, chest, abdomen or pelvis. "We gathered the recent CT exam histories for each of these...

2009-04-02 09:36:44

 CT scans are great at helping doctors determine what's wrong. But too many of these scans might be promoting illness rather than helping to diagnose it.According to Boston researchers, having too many CT scans raises the risk of radiation-induced cancer.The investigators arrived at that conclusion after looking at more than 31,000 patients who underwent more than 190,000 CT scans over a 22-year period. Among the group, 33 percent had five or more scans. Five percent had more than 22 of...

2009-03-31 11:15:19

 Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology."We found that while most patients accrue small cumulative cancer risks, 7 percent of the patients in our study had enough recurrent CT imaging to raise their estimated cancer risk by 1 percent or more above baseline levels," said Aaron Sodickson, M.D., Ph.D., assistant director of Emergency Radiology at Brigham and Women's...


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