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Latest Single photon emission computed tomography Stories

2013-03-08 00:28:36

Lack of studies regarding benefit / Only few comparative studies on diagnostic accuracy For patients with bone and soft tissue tumors, the study data currently available allow no robust conclusions as to the advantages and disadvantages of using positron emission tomography (PET), alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT). This is because no studies have directly compared the benefit of these imaging techniques with conventional diagnostics. And the few available studies on...

Ancient Mummy Gets Modern CT Scan
2013-02-04 10:42:21

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While modern technology often extends our gaze into the future, giving us an idea of what lies on the horizon, it can also allow us to look even deeper into our past. For example, while CT scans are helping medical professionals quickly diagnose and treat their patients today, one museum is using the technology to capture in-depth pictures of a 4,000-year old mummy named Tjeby. Partnering with a nearby medical imaging center,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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