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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...

2012-03-23 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...

2012-03-05 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...

2012-03-03 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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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