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2013-05-06 11:20:01

A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. The study, reported as an abstract´ at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC11) May 5 to May 8 in Berlin, Germany, predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise...

2013-05-02 08:31:56

SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today announced a publication, "Mechanistic, Technical, and Clinical Perspectives in Therapeutic Stimulation of Coronary Collateral Development by Angiogenic Growth Factors", authored by Gabor M Rubanyi, M.D., Ph.D., Cardium's Chief Scientific Officer in the April issue of Molecular Therapy. The publication outlines current scientific knowledge about the mechanistic basis of adaptive coronary collateral growth, the...

New Scanner Can Make Brain Images While Mice Move
2013-04-11 14:29:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Animal and pathology researchers received exciting news this week from a team of scientists representing the US Department of Energy´s (DOE) Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Maryland. The collaborative team announced that they have developed a method for imaging the brains of mice while they are awake and unrestrained. Typically,...

2013-04-03 12:30:22

WILMINGTON, Del., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imaging Services, Inc. (MIS) is pleased to announce that it has performed the first Rubidium-82 Myocardial Perfusion PET scan in its newly opened office at Omega Medical Center located in Newark, Delaware. Myocardial Perfusion PET Imaging is a powerful tool in the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) and has been shown to have clear advantages over conventional SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging. The higher sensitivity,...

2012-10-09 11:28:26

LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Positron Corporation, (OTCBB:POSC) a molecular imaging healthcare company, announces that their subsidiary, Manhattan Isotope Technology, LLC, has received an acknowledgment letter and Drug Master File (DMF) number assignment, from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), for its Strontium-82 Drug Substance. Manhattan Isotope Technology (MIT) has received acknowledgment from the FDA for its Strontium-82 Drug Substance...

2012-07-11 02:24:58

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, July 6, 2012, Imaging Healthcare Specialists became the first imaging center in San Diego County and among the first in the nation to offer patients PET brain imaging with Amyvid(TM), the radioactive agent which can detect the presence or absence of amyloid plaques in the brain as part of a diagnostic evaluation to determine if a patient has the pathology of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Amyvid was FDA approved in April 2012 and released to...

2012-02-01 23:38:19

Researchers say the device might offer a reliable way to monitor hospitalized patients for recurrent strokes in real time A research team led by investigators at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found that a small device worn on a patient's brow can be useful in monitoring stroke patients in the hospital. The device measures blood oxygen, similar to a pulse oximeter, which is clipped onto a finger. Their study, published in the Feb. 1 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, suggests this tool, known as...

2011-12-23 09:17:42

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan for coronary heart disease is better than the most commonly-used alternative, a major UK trial of heart disease patients has shown. The findings by University of Leeds researchers could change the way that people with suspected heart disease are assessed, potentially avoiding the need for tests that are invasive or use ionizing radiation. Full results of the study, which was funded by a £1.3 million grant from the British Heart Foundation...

2011-08-23 21:47:58

New technology appears to provide faster, more accurate heart scans for both viewing blood vessels in the heart and measuring blood supply to the heart muscle, while exposing patients to less radiation, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, a journal of the American Heart Association. In preliminary tests from a small trial of 39 patients, computerized tomography (CT) scans called 2nd generation 128 Slice Dual Source "Flash" CT captured quicker images of the entire...

2011-05-17 12:19:13

New image-processing software allows significant dose reduction A reduction by half in the radiation dose to which cardiac patients are exposed during diagnostic perfusion imaging is now "feasible", according to an Israeli study. Results from the study will be presented as a late-breaking trial at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (ICNC) in Amsterdam (15-18 May). ICNC is now one of the world's major scientific events in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT...