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2012-04-18 20:51:44

Correctly and quickly diagnosing malaria is essential for effective and life-saving treatment. But rapid detection, particularly in remote areas, is not always possible because current methods are time-consuming and require precise instrumentation and highly skilled microscopic analysis. Now, a promising new optical imaging system, described in a paper published today in the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Biomedical Optics Express, may make the diagnosis of this deadly disease...

2011-12-07 14:38:08

"Up until now infarct size has only been measured as part of clinical studies and not in routine clinical practice. The reason being that the reference method of gadolinium based contrast agents in MRI is expensive, takes a great deal of time to perform, and can only be undertaken by imaging specialists," explains EAE president Dr Luigi Badano, from the University of Padua, Italy. "The advantages of STE over MRI is that it's far quicker to use, cheaper, and can be used by cardiologists at the...

2008-08-29 12:01:17

TomTec launches its 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis package as part of TomTec's CardioArena(TM) multimodality imaging solution at the European Society of Cardiology congress 2008 in Munich. 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis(C) allows a cardiologist to study the behaviour of the heart muscle quickly and easily. Quantitative assessment of displacement, velocity and strain in individual muscle segments is available. This helps in diagnosing pathologies like hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or also...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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