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2012-03-26 10:24:11

New imaging parameters rein in incremental radiation dose from potentially life-saving CT-guided biopsy of lung nodules to reduce patients' overall exposure New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules significantly reduce radiation exposure allowing individuals the benefit of the procedure, which may cut down on overall lung cancer deaths. This research is being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. "The...

2012-03-26 02:26:21

Minimally Invasive Treatments Restore Blood Flow and Improve Quality of Life For Those With PTS, Say Researchers During March's National Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interventional radiology treatments re-establish blood flow in people with chronic deep vein thrombosis (DVT), reducing disabling symptoms and improving the quality of life for those afflicted with post-thrombotic syndrome--an under-recognized but frequent...

2012-03-23 05:42:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Researchers have discovered an alternative method of detecting pulmonary embolism that is changing the game. Pulmonary embolisms occur when a blood clot — usually from the leg — travels to the lung and blocks the pulmonary artery or one of its main branches. CT angiography is the gold standard for diagnosis, but it exposes patients to ionizing radiation and iodinated contrast agent, which carries a risk of allergic reactions and kidney damage in some...

2012-03-21 21:33:15

A recent study done by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tomosynthesis may be more beneficial in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis than X-ray imaging. In the study, which is published online in the journal Radiology, tomosynthesis detected more osteophytes (abnormal bony spurs) and subchondral cysts (small collection of fluid within the bone) in the knee joint than conventional X-ray imaging. Daichi Hayashi, MD, PhD, research instructor at the Quantitative...

2012-03-19 10:17:34

New research shows that the addition of two magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences to a common MR angiography technique significantly improves detection of pulmonary embolism, a potentially life-threatening condition traditionally diagnosed through computed tomography (CT). Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot–usually from the leg–travels to the lung and blocks the pulmonary artery or one of its main...

2012-03-16 14:20:22

Calls For Inclusion of Low Dose CT Screening For Those At High Risk For Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the new anti-tobacco campaign just launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an important revitalization of the efforts to prevent young people from smoking and encourage all who do smoke to quit. LCA President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose said, "this is among our top...

2012-03-15 06:51:00

LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LEONI Studer Hard AG is located in Daniken (Switzerland) and offers sterilization, decontamination and crosslinking services to third parties. LEONI Studer Hard AG is a well known and established European player, experienced in E-beam, gamma and X-ray Irradiation technologies. Why X-ray Sterilization? Up till 2011, LEONI Studer Hard proposed two sterilization services based on two technologies: gamma pallet...

2012-03-05 23:12:33

For assessing severe trauma, single-pass whole-body computed tomography (CT) can prove but not definitively exclude the presence of injuries and should be performed later than 30 minutes after admission to an emergency department for optimal results, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Traumatic injury, caused by major traffic collisions or a fall from a height, for example, has a significant impact on health care costs, illness and death. In North America...

2012-03-05 07:30:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems, Inc., (NYSE: VAR) today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire InfiMed, Inc., a privately-owned, leading supplier of workstations including hardware and software for processing diagnostic X-ray images. The acquisition, which is expected to close in early April subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, will operate within Varian's X-Ray Products segment. The agreement provides that...

2012-03-03 16:00:00

Continuing its legacy as a global leader providing innovative digital imaging solutions Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 Continuing its legacy as a global leader providing innovative digital imaging solutions, iCRco will make its 11th appearance at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Meeting, March 1-5, 2012, in Vienna, Austria. The ECR is the annual meeting presented by the European Society of Radiology. Since its creation in 1991, the ECR has become one of the largest medical...