Latest Tomography Stories

2011-08-01 07:34:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Computed tomography (CT) is a noninvasive medical test that helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with computers to produce multiple pictures of the inside of the body. Head CT is the second most commonly performed CT examination; it accounts for 28 percent of the total number of CT examinations. Recently, researchers have looked at various head CT examinations and outlined strategies for radiation dose...

2011-07-26 09:05:00

Scanner offers complete disease diagnosis for Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology patients CHICAGO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients at Resurrection Medical Center (RMC), part of Resurrection Health Care, in Chicago can now receive non-invasive, whole-body PET/CT scans in just minutes. The first of its kind in the Chicago area, and 8th in the world, the new 128-slice PET/CT scanner is a combination of PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computed tomography) imaging...

2011-07-18 07:04:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an effective way to diagnose kids with heart problems. Now, newer techniques are making CTA safer for pediatric patients. "Traditionally, pediatric patients who require coronary artery imaging have undergone a cardiac catheterization, which is an invasive procedure with a significant radiation dose, requiring sedation or anesthesia for all patients," B. Kelly Han, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart...

2011-07-13 07:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Siemens Healthcare with the 2011 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Siemens Healthcare's innovative Biograph mMR is the first scanner capable of simultaneously acquiring whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2011-07-04 00:30:00

AMSTERDAM and PHOENIX, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionGate, Inc., a company developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, today announced that it will present data showing how adjunctive use of its LuCED(TM) test can improve the utility of low dose x-ray computed tomography (CT) screening for the early detection of lung cancer in high risk individuals. LuCED uses VisionGate's revolutionary automated 3D cell imaging platform, the Cell-CT(TM),...

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