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2010-01-27 08:00:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuIsys Imaging System Solutions, LLC, a leader in providing state-of-the-art CT and MR imaging systems to physician practices, announced today that three gastroenterology (GI) practices have entered into agreements with NeuIsys to plan, install, and service the recently FDA approved NeuViz 16 Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (CT) System. Joining the NeuIsys family of Urology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedic, and...

2010-01-26 13:48:54

Computed tomographic colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, remains effective in screening older patients for colorectal cancer (CRC), produces low referral for colonoscopy rates similar to other screening exams now covered by Medicare, and does not result in unreasonable levels of additional testing resulting from extracolonic findings, according to a study published in the February issue of Radiology. CT colonography employs virtual reality technology to produce a...

2010-01-11 09:15:00

MADISON, N.J., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new blood test that identifies changes in DNA associated with colorectal cancer is now available in the U.S. through Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading cancer diagnostics company. The test is designed to aid the detection of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The new test is based on DNA methylation of the Septin9 gene, a proprietary biomarker associated with colorectal cancer...

2009-12-10 11:02:00

New report notes that if current trends continue, by 2020 death rates from colorectal cancer could decline by 36 percent Oak Brook, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) lauds the recent news of the decline in U.S. colorectal cancer death and incidence rates. The report, released this week, shows that from 1975 to 2000, incidence rates dropped 22 percent and death rates dropped 26 percent. The decline reflects the impact of...

2009-11-25 15:10:00

TORONTO and CALGARY, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ - Sentinelle Medical Inc., a leading manufacturer of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) coils and software and Calgary Scientific Inc., a leading provider of software enabling technologies, have introduced a web version of Aegis(TM) Breast 4D Advanced Visualization software. This innovative interface is the first truly zero-footprint Web client based medical imaging offering in the market. Calgary Scientific's PureWeb(TM) platform allows for...

2009-11-03 15:19:03

While risk to individuals is low, findings indicate need for broader system changes The effectiveness of a screening colonoscopy may depend on the time of day it is performed. According to a new UCLA study, early-morning colonoscopies yielded more polyps per patient than later screenings, and fewer polyps were found hour by hour as the day progressed. The findings, published in the November issue of the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, point to the need for more research in...

2009-10-26 23:21:06

Researchers from Taiwan report in a new study that unsedated colonoscopy for primary colorectal cancer screening is well accepted in a majority of patients. Sedation is typically used for colonoscopy to make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure. In Taiwan, colonoscopy is performed less frequently than sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer screening due to concerns over cost and availability. While sigmoidoscopy is generally accepted as a well tolerated procedure without sedation,...

2009-09-10 14:03:00

Gastroenterologists Applaud President's Call for Coverage BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gastrointestinal specialists from the American College of Gastroenterology applaud President Obama's call to cover preventive screening tests, such as breast cancer exams and colonoscopy. In his health care speech to a joint session of Congress last night, the President argued that "there's no reason we shouldn't be catching diseases like breast cancer and colon cancer before they...

2009-06-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: MGT) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software that assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, is pleased to announce the launch of its online product, MedicRead(TM) 3.0 Colon. This online offering makes the benefits of Medicsight's ColonCAD software truly accessible to all radiologists for the first...

2009-06-25 08:04:00

NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE AMEX: MGT) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, which assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, is pleased to announce it has signed a non-exclusive, software license and distribution agreement with Alma IT Systems ("Alma"). Alma is a leading developer of advanced digital medical imaging tools, across...


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