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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...

2012-03-02 14:16:54

Initial tests show promising results of new ultrasonic screening technique Scientists have successfully completed an initial trial of a new, potentially more reliable, technique for screening breast cancer using ultrasound. The team at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, working with the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, are now looking to develop the technique into a clinical device. Annually, 46,000 women are diagnosed with...


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