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2011-06-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced the selection of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nuclear Cardiology Core Laboratory (Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory), Los Angeles, California, to serve as the central core lab for the Company's Generx ASPIRE clinical study. Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory will be responsible for the consolidation and analysis of SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) myocardial imaging data from the...

2011-06-15 15:05:06

PredictAD is an EU-funded research project that develops objective and efficient methods for enabling earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Diagnosis requires a holistic view of the patient combining information from several sources, such as, clinical tests, imaging and blood samples. "The aim of the PredictAD project is to develop an objective indicator to diagnose Alzheimer's disease at the earliest stage possible. Current diagnostic guidelines emphasize the importance of various...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that it has received clearance from the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development to commence a Phase 3 registration study for the Company's Generx(TM) (alferminogene tadenovec, Ad5FGF-4) biologic product candidate. Generx is a new and innovative DNA-based angiogenic therapy designed for the potential treatment of myocardial ischemia due to coronary artery disease. The Russian Health...

2011-06-11 00:00:29

According to IMV Medical Information Division's recent survey of CT sites in the U.S., an estimated 81.9 million CT procedures were performed in 8,180 hospital and non-hospital sites in 2010. This represents an average annual growth rate of approximately 6% since 2007, when an estimated 68.7 million procedures were performed. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 According to IMV Medical Information Division's recent survey of CT sites in the U.S., an estimated 81.9 million CT procedures...

2011-06-10 15:53:00

MALVERN, Pa., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted Siemens Healthcare (NYSE: SI) 510(k) clearance for the Biograph mMR, the first system worldwide to enable simultaneous whole-body acquisition of data from magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070904/SIEMENSLOGO ) While MR provides exquisite morphological and functional details in soft tissue, PET goes further to...

2011-06-05 10:17:00

LOS ANGELES and LITTLE CHALFONT, England, June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare Ltd. and ImaginAb, Inc. have executed a master research agreement around the development of new PET (Positron Emission Tomography) diagnostic imaging agents based on ImaginAb's antibody fragment technology. The agreement is launched with an initial exclusive collaboration around a novel cardiovascular target*. "We are very pleased to have established this collaboration with GE and particularly delighted...

2011-06-03 08:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2011 SNM Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Siemens Healthcare (booth #6033) will address the increasing demand for molecular imaging procedures and Siemens' efforts to expand molecular imaging's availability in three directions: patient access, clinical utilization, and new clinical applications. Through this benchmark-redefining growth of molecular imaging, Siemens (NYSE: SI) is "Expanding Your Return on Innovation." (Logo:...

2011-06-01 14:48:29

Imaging utilization on stroke patients is affected by age and imaging capacity "” the number of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) machines at any given facility, according to a study in the June issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (www.jacr.org). Advanced medical imaging is a component of health care expenditure growth. Although there are many potential reasons for imaging growth, including that scans have been directly linked to greater...

2011-05-17 12:19:13

New image-processing software allows significant dose reduction A reduction by half in the radiation dose to which cardiac patients are exposed during diagnostic perfusion imaging is now "feasible", according to an Israeli study. Results from the study will be presented as a late-breaking trial at the International Conference of Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (ICNC) in Amsterdam (15-18 May). ICNC is now one of the world's major scientific events in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT...

2011-05-05 14:22:52

A new study reveals an improved algorithm that can dramatically improve how radiologists capture and interpret full-body MRIs, particularly in the abdominal region. Motion artifacts in MRIs, such as patient movement, often appear as ghosting artifacts which may obscure clinical information says Dr. Candice Bookwalter, presenting author for the study. "Almost every acquisition during an MR abdominal exam requires a breath hold to limit motion. For example, a routine liver exam includes at...


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