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2013-04-29 16:30:30

New PET/MRI scanner offers improved imaging and diagnostics with less radiation exposure HOUSTON, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced today that it is the first children's hospital in the United States to begin using a PET/MRI (positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, a state-of-the-art technology that will help in early and accurate diagnosis of various cancers, heart diseases and degenerative neurological disorders....

2013-03-26 12:30:21

HOUSTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Pavilion for Women today marks one year since it transitioned its labor and delivery services into the new $575-million facility, signaling the pediatric hospital's major expansion into obstetrics and gynecological care with a special focus on high-risk pregnancies and multiple births. Drawing from decades of OB/GYN experience, Texas Children's experts contributed to many first-year milestones including breakthrough...

2013-03-14 08:28:40

HOUSTON, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned pediatric urology surgeon Dr. David Roth has been named the chief of urology at Texas Children's Hospital. Roth, whose appointment was effective December 2012, was also recently appointed as chief of pediatric urology at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), where he will continue his role as professor of urology and pediatrics and serve as The Edmond T. Gonzales Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair in Pediatric Urology. For more information about pediatric...

2013-02-28 12:26:59

As one of the top four fetal cardiology programs in the country, center's multidisciplinary effort to save babies' hearts before birth brings families hope HOUSTON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The team at Texas Children's Fetal Center, one of the nation's leading centers for treating fetal anomalies, celebrates American Heart Month with an awareness campaign that encourages obstetricians and families to consider the need for specialized care when selecting a center to...

2013-02-28 10:56:12

The origin of beta-cells, the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, has been controversial, and now new imaging and cell analysis technology shows that a recent study that seemed to have identified the progenitors of these important cells may have been in error, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children´s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "This is a fundamental question for my field,"...

2013-02-18 16:21:48

HOUSTON, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Charles D. Fraser Jr., surgeon-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital, performed the congenital heart team's 10,000th surgery since the renowned pediatric surgeon's arrival to Texas Children's in 1995. Fraser, also chief of congenital heart surgery at Texas Children's, performed the milestone procedure on patient Nathan Bryan, from Temple, Texas. For more information about the congenital heart surgery program at Texas Children's visit...

2013-01-31 16:27:17

The lives of 39 children were saved with liver transplants by Texas Children's in 2012 HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced that in 2012 the hospital saved the lives of 39 children through liver transplantation, making it the most active pediatric liver transplant center in the nation and one of the most active in the world. To learn more about liver transplantation at Texas Children's Hospital please visit...

2013-01-29 08:30:09

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine welcomed US-based and international obstetricians and gynecologists, radiologists, and sonographers to Houston for the Advances in Women's Healthcare Imaging Conference held on January 18-19. A primary objective of this conference was to review approaches in diagnostic imaging for women's health care and outline the most effective ways to integrate the information in to clinical...

2013-01-21 12:23:28

First of its kind clinic will screen children who are most susceptible to childhood cancers HOUSTON, Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Cancer Center announced a new, first of its kind, Childhood Cancer Prevention and Screening Clinic which will screen and follow children who are at an elevated risk for developing childhood cancer. This new clinic will reassure families of children with genetic conditions such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome...

2013-01-10 08:25:14

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital in Houston announced that it has recently earned a national certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for heart, liver and lung transplants. Additionally, the hospital has been recertified by the agency for kidney transplants. For more information about Texas Children's transplant program visit texaschildrens.org/transplant. "This new certification will allow the sickest children...