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2013-01-01 10:43:08

Immediate feedback shows if chemotherapy worked, or if additional treatment is needed Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced real-time images of liver tumors dying from direct injection of anticancer drugs into the tumors and their surrounding blood vessels. Within a minute, the images showed whether the targeted chemotherapy did or did not choke off the tumors' blood supply and saved patients a month of worry about...

2012-12-24 15:11:43

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are looking into the widespread implementation of computed-tomography (CT) scanning for the early detection of lung cancer in a public heath setting, asking two key questions: Without screening, why and how do patients with lung cancer get diagnosed with the disease in the first place? And what proportion of these cases would be captured by screening efforts? Dr. David Gerber, an oncologist and assistant professor of internal medicine, has used...

MRIs Detect Brain Injuries That CT Scans Fail To Find
2012-12-19 11:40:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) recently discovered that hospital MRIs could help show signs of mild traumatic brain injuries that may not be seen with CT scans. These findings show that improved diagnosis could pave the way for better outcomes and treatment. The results of the clinical trial were recently published in the journal...

Crash Landings And Swans
2012-11-26 20:07:55

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Despite — or perhaps because of — their large size, swans seem particularly prone to injury. Known problems include collisions with cars, lead poisoning due to gunshot wounds or ingested foreign bodies and injuries from fishing hooks. Injuries to the birds´ hips, however, are believed to be uncommon. Michaela Gumpenberger and Alexandra Scope of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna now present evidence to suggest that such...


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