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2014-06-16 16:25:31

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has entered into a series of agreements whereby JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. will assume $45 million of Varian's approximately $115 million loan commitment to fund the development, construction and initial operations of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center in San Diego. Under the agreements, JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. purchased $38.1 million of Varian's outstanding loans and is obligated...

2014-06-13 23:07:34

CBCC, The Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Miami, announces a new, more effective way to detect breast cancer. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Breast cancer in its early stages has few symptoms if any at all. For this reason, annual screening mammograms are important for all women, especially those over forty. Mammogram is the most effective way of detecting breast cancer in its early, treatable stages. It provides radiologists with a method to view the internal structure of the breast...

2014-06-13 12:25:13

WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BC Technical, the largest nationwide, non-OEM provider of medical imaging solutions, and UltraSPECT, Inc., a leading supplier of software products for nuclear medicine facilities, have entered into a long-term agreement to provide their customers easier access to UltraSPECT products across the nation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120510/LA04560LOGO The ability to lower radiation exposure to patients and staff is a high...

2014-06-13 08:23:43

Preclinical PET Imaging Instruments in Benchtop Format Help Support High Performance Disease Research, Drug Discovery and Clinical Translational Applications CULVER CITY, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sofie Biosciences, a leader in the field of PET imaging, and PerkinElmer Inc., today announced an agreement in which PerkinElmer will exclusively commercialize and sell preclinical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) - X-Ray and 3-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT) imaging...

2014-06-11 16:26:49

Varian co-sponsoring seminar on treating cancer with Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy at the Shanghai International Convention Center this week SHANGHAI, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR), the world leader in radiotherapy equipment and software, is introducing the ProBeam(®) Compact proton therapy system at the annual meeting of the Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 53) here this week. The new compact, single-room system is designed to...

2014-06-10 16:27:01

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NCM USA announced today it has signed a long-term clinical zirconium isotope ((89)Zr) supply and cGMP biologics labeling agreement with ImaginAb, Inc., an innovation leader in the use of biologics for imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). The NCM radiopharmaceutical manufacturing footprint specializes in "next generation" cyclotron-generated PET isotopes, including (89)Zr, and incorporates advanced automation and...

2014-06-10 13:21:26

Duke University Medical Center Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The findings, published June 9, 2014, in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, represent the largest...

2014-06-09 12:29:27

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Japanese Urological Devices Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_supplies/hospital_supplies/japanese_urological_devices_market.html In 2012, the Japanese market for urological devices was valued at $411.9 million.This report analyzes the markets for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, urinary incontinence as well as urinary and kidney...

2014-06-09 08:30:18

ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting, GE Healthcare introduced its Discovery* IQ^ PET/CT system, enabling both outstanding image quality and intelligent quantitation, helping physicians deliver the best possible patient outcomes. Discovery IQ Physicians not only want the ability to detect smaller lesions, but also the ability to determine earlier whether the patient is responding to current treatment....

2014-06-09 08:29:41

Demonstrates Technology Suitable & Scalable for Multiple Brands of Cyclotrons ST. LOUIS, MO, June 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's annual conference, a Canadian team with members from TRIUMF, the BC Cancer Agency, the Centre for Probe Development & Commercialization, and Lawson Health Research Institute announced that they have dramatically advanced technology for addressing the medical-isotope crisis. The key medical isotope,...


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Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal
2012-04-25 10:47:29

Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (BIIJ) is an online open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published quarterly. The first issue was published in July 2005. The journal publishes video recordings of presentations at selected meetings, conferences, and seminars, which may be used for educational purposes. All video publications since November 2009 are also available on SciVee. BIIJ’s costs are met by donations from regional and international biomedical imaging industry and...

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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'