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2014-01-10 23:20:36

CT radiation dose is a concern shared by clinicians, patients and medical imaging providers across the nation. St. Petersburg, Florida (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Saint Pete MRI is leading the charge to lower dose in its outpatient imaging center in the greater Tampa / St. Petersburg metropolitan area. Following a national search for the best CT solution, Saint Pete MRI chose the Sapheneia, Clarity CT Solution to be installed on their Phillips MX8000 16-Slice CT Scanner. The Sapheneia...

2014-01-09 11:50:27

Radiation from cardiology procedures equals more than 50 chest X-rays per person each year Cardiologists are being urged to reduce patient radiation exposure in a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) position paper which outlines doses and risks of common cardiology examinations for the first time. The paper is published today in the European Heart Journal. Lead author, Dr Eugenio Picano, FESC, said: "Cardiologists today, are the true contemporary radiologists. Cardiology accounts for...

2014-01-07 12:28:34

Novel SonaSurgery Treatment, Using "Sound Based Therapy," Will Be Introduced CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SonaCare Medical, LLC (SonaCare Medical), a leader in minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, will present at the upcoming J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference being held in San Francisco, CA. Michael Klein, Chief Executive Officer of SonaCare Medical, will present on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. PST. SonaCare...

2014-01-07 12:23:54

LONDON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:US Proton Therapy Outlook 2017Physicians, in the face of an alarmingly rising incidences of cancer and limited treatment options are being forced to look for treatments beyond the conventional ones. In such a scenario, Proton Therapy, the most advanced radiation technique available, is being projected as the Rolls Royce of Radiation Oncology. Unfortunately, access to proton therapy is...

2013-12-27 10:36:56

Patients with tongue cancer who started their treatment with a course of chemotherapy fared significantly worse than patients who received surgery first, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This is contrary to protocols for larynx cancer, in which a single dose of chemotherapy helps determine which patients fare better with chemotherapy and radiation and which patients should elect for surgery. In larynx cancer, this...

2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells. In this early proof-of-concept study, the scientists have shown that they can target tumor blood vessels in mice without affecting healthy tissues. "Most current gene therapies in humans involve...

2013-12-23 23:03:15

Start the New Year off healthy by taking the necessary steps to limit risk from cell phone radiation exposure. RF Safe wants cell phone users to make it their new year’s resolution to protect themselves and love-ones from potentially hazardous microwave radiation. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Healthy habits are on everyone’s top list for the new year. RF Safe is reminding everyone, especially parents for their children to make a daily conscious effort to reduce cell phone...

2013-12-19 23:02:05

A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate radiation treatment from the world’s first proton system of its kind. The treatment was administered today at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. St. Louis (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 A 33-year-old man from Leasburg, Mo., is the first patient to receive a revolutionary form of highly accurate...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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