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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),...

2011-06-30 00:00:03

Radiology portal AuntMinnieEurope.com today launched its new CT Digital Community, a special section devoted to coverage of advances in computed tomography in Europe. Manchester, UK (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Radiology portal AuntMinnieEurope.com today launched its new CT Digital Community, a special section devoted to coverage of advances in computed tomography in Europe. Much of the early work in CT was conducted in Europe, and some of the most important research on the technology is...

2011-06-10 11:57:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the Siemens Biograph mMR system, the first device to simultaneously perform a positron emission tomography scan, commonly known as PET scan, and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) PET scans allow physicians to see how the organs and tissues inside the body are actually functioning by injecting a radioactive...

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2011-05-18 09:53:19

Scientists have used the latest computer-imaging technology to produce stunning three-dimensional pictures of a 49 million-year-old spider trapped inside an opaque piece of fossilized amber resin. University of Manchester researchers, working with colleagues in Germany, created the intricate images using X-ray computed tomography to study the remarkable spider, which can barely be seen under the microscope in the old and darkened amber. Writing in the international journal...


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