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2010-06-23 01:06:59

By combining two relatively inexpensive technologies based on sound and light waves, researchers hope to lower the rate at which women undergo breast biopsies for suspicious lesions. Results of the study on ultrasound-guided optical tomography are published in the online edition and the August print issue of Radiology. "The goal of our study was to investigate the potential of diffuse optical tomography in the near infrared spectrum with ultrasound localization as a means of differentiating...

2010-06-17 04:30:00

DALLAS, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medical Device practice at MarketsandMarkets is pleased to announce a new report titled Diagnostic Imaging Markets in Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) 2010 - 2015. Browse in-depth TOC on Diagnostic Imaging Markets in Brazil, Russia, India, China (BRIC) 2010 - 2015 Market Report. Early buyers will receive 10% customization of reports http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/Diagnostic-Imaging-242.html Supportive national health...

2010-06-11 01:35:12

Researchers of the University of Granada have developed a new computer program that allows early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease through processed images. This new system has enhanced successful early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease up to 90%, which is an important progress within this area of study. The study was conducted by professor Ignacio Alvarez Illán, a member of SIPBA (Signal Processing and Biomedical Applications) TIC-010 of the University of Granada, and supervised by...

2010-06-08 12:01:43

First-of-its-kind study introduces a new hybrid imaging system combining molecular imaging with magnetic resonance technology Research unveiled at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting points to the possibility of a new hybrid molecular imaging system that uses single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and magnetic resonance technology (MR). The new technology could provide a greater depth of information about an array of biological processes and anatomical information including soft-tissue contrast,...

2010-06-08 11:29:11

Study evaluates the use of advanced molecular imaging techniques in the planning of cutting-edge radiotherapy to treat cancerous tumors of the head and neck According to research revealed at SNM's 57th Annual Meeting, a multi-tracer molecular imaging technique using positron emission tomography (PET) provides detailed information about the physiological processes of cancerous tumors"”and could one day help radiation oncologists treat head and neck cancers with precision external-beam...

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2010-06-07 13:56:45

Any physical system - be it an electron, a molecule of water, a virus, a human being, a whole planet "“ is characterized at each moment in time distinctively and specifically in a specific place by particular characteristics. This is what we call the "state of the system", but when one tries to describe said "state" precisely according to our current knowledge of the laws governing the universe, it is necessary to appeal to abstract formulations since the laws of quantum physics, the...

2010-06-07 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At this year's Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) annual meeting, Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is highlighting its portfolio in the field of nuclear medicine. The company will showcase solutions designed to increase diagnostic accuracy, improve patient comfort, augment physician confidence, simplify clinical workflow, and lower lifecycle costs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091129/NY17600LOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-06-02 21:09:39

A technique originally, applied to monitor the flow of contaminants into shallow groundwater supplies, has been repurposed to monitor carbon dioxide pumped deep underground for storage. Electric Resistance Tomography (ERT) has been installed to track where a plume of injected CO_ moves underground in an oil field (Cranfield Oilfield) near Natchez, Miss. The site is part of the Southeast Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (SECARB), a project that eventually will store more than one...

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2010-06-01 08:31:50

TU Delft and Molecular Imaging Labs (MI Labs) have succeeded in combining two forms of medical imaging techniques into one piece of equipment. These techniques are particularly useful for cancer research. The two techniques are known as microPET and microSPECT. SPECT and PET can be performed simultaneously and they give a higher resolution than traditional microSPECT and microPET. The new device is known as the VECTor (Versatile Emission Computed Tomography) and is designed for use in...

2010-06-01 07:00:00

LONDON, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In times of an economic downturn, the refurbished medical imaging equipment market experiences a substantial upswing in comparison to the turnover with new equipment. However, in different parts of Europe the demand for refurbished medical imaging systems varies just as much as the pricing dynamics across different tiers of vendors. While the development of new technologies in medical imaging can be a major driver for the refurbished medical imaging equipment...