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2010-08-27 08:09:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Medical imaging techniques have offered lifesaving information for millions of patients over the past two decades. However, researchers publishing in the October issue of Radiology, say overusing imaging techniques can be dangerous and can contribute to high health care costs. According to the authors, overusing medical imaging services can expose patients to unnecessary radiation. Between 1980 and 2006, the annual radiation dose from medical procedures among the U.S....

2010-08-24 17:09:10

Overutilization of medical imaging services exposes patients to unnecessary radiation and adds to healthcare costs, according to a report appearing online and in the October issue of the journal Radiology that calls on radiologists to spearhead a collaborative effort to curb imaging overutilization. "In most cases, an imaging procedure enhances the accuracy of a diagnosis or guides a medical treatment and is fully justified, because it benefits the patient," said the article's lead author,...

2010-08-11 12:53:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Augmenix, Inc. announced today that Prof. Michael Eble and Dr. Michael Pinkawa of the Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, performed a commercial implantation of the company's CE Mark approved SpaceOAR(TM) System. The SpaceOAR hydrogel (from spacing Organs At Risk) is designed to be a tissue compatible, absorbable spacer to reduce radiation injury to healthy tissues. "The potential for radiation injury to nearby healthy tissues is always...

2010-08-04 11:51:00

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- OvaGene Oncology Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in the development and commercialization of personalized DNA-based diagnostics for gynecologic cancer, is pleased to announce their partnership with The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) through the Industry Collaboration Team (ICT) program. By becoming a member of the ICT, OvaGene Oncology demonstrates its commitment to building a strong partnership with the GOG research groups, namely...

2010-08-03 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The ability of Electronic Brachytherapy to offer patients a safe, isotope-free alternative to traditional radiation therapy across a broad range of cancers was the focus of 14 clinical research studies presented at the recent American Association of Physicists in Medicine Meeting. According to Xoft, Inc., the clinical benefits of Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy, eBx(TM), System for single-dose IORT and accelerated brachytherapy...

2010-07-27 09:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Moffitt Cancer Center and CvergenX, Inc., announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement under which CvergenX has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to a technology platform that individualizes radiation therapy, InterveneXRT(TM). Researchers at Moffitt have used gene expression analysis and systems biology to create a radio-sensitivity classification index for individual tumors. "While genomic analysis has been applied in the...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Inc., an alliance of more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and 67,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to achieve high quality, cost-effective care, and Xoft, Inc., the leading provider of FDA-cleared Electronic Brachytherapy Systems, announced the execution of a group purchasing contract. Xoft was awarded an exclusive three-year contract for brachytherapy systems with Premier Purchasing Partners L.P., the group purchasing unit of...

2010-06-24 09:26:00

Gathering brings clinicians, manufacturers, regulators, hospital administrators, and public interest groups together to discuss new ways of avoiding errors COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meeting in Miami this week will bring together some of the world's leading experts from inside and outside the clinic to discuss safety in radiation therapy -- a critical method for treating cancer. Surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the three main treatments for...

2010-06-22 11:00:00

New Survey Offers Data Updates into Practice Patterns, Compensation and Demographics of Gynecologic Oncologists and the State of Women's Cancer Care CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO), the country's leading organization of board certified women's cancer specialists, is now offering the results of its member-based, demographic and practice survey: "Gynecologic Oncology 2010: State of the Subspecialty." The comprehensive survey takes an...

2010-06-22 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoft, makers of Electronic Brachytherapy systems based upon miniaturized X-ray tube technology, today announced the integration of its Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy System at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, a state of the art, fully comprehensive breast center exclusively dedicated to the prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The Pink Lotus Breast Center is the first comprehensive breast center in the...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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