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2012-06-11 20:44:38

Research finds technology combining molecular imaging and CT can cut down on patient dose by limiting the number of CT scans per imaging study Molecular imaging is effective for providing information about disease processes, and today's hybrid imaging systems have additional computed tomography (CT) technology on board for alignment and imaging structures. While this addition increases the amount of radiation dose a patient receives, research presented at the Society of Nuclear...

2012-06-11 20:36:33

New molecular imaging technique compensates for breathing and heartbeat to deliver highest-quality images of the heart A development in 4D image reconstruction compensates for blurring caused by the beating of the heart, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting. The new method provides sharper-than-ever images of cardiac function to help pinpoint heart defects for better diagnoses and treatment. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer across the...

2012-06-10 23:02:02

#1 in KLAS Integration Engine helps DRA Imaging increase productivity and quality resulting in improved service to patients and the referring medical community Frisco, Texas (PRWEB) June 09, 2012 By using Corepoint Integration Engine, which seamlessly integrates healthcare data from different vendors, DRA Imaging has taken major steps in improving front desk medical patient service and billing efficiency, allowing the radiology practice to accurately collect insurance copay revenues and...

2012-06-08 13:10:25

Smoking status is not a contributing factor A new study presented today at EULAR 2012, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that lung changes in association with anti-citrullinated protein autoantibody (ACPA) status are a primary manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Study findings show that 51% of RA patients (n=105) had identifiable lung changes (as measured by high resolution computer tomography [HRCT]) as compared to 28% of healthy controls...

High-contrast, High-resolution CT Scans Possible At Low Dose
2012-06-05 06:55:54

Soft body tissue can now be imaged with incredible detail using X-rays thanks to a new low dose CT-scan technique Scientists have developed an X-ray imaging method that could drastically improve the contrast of computed tomography (CT) scans whilst reducing the radiation dose deposited during the scan. The new method is based on the combination of the high contrast obtained by an X-ray technique known as grating interferometry with the three-dimensional capabilities of CT. It is also...

2012-06-04 19:30:45

Imaging with PET/CTresults in significant effect on patient management For those with esophageal cancer, initialstaging of the disease is of particular importance as it determines whether to opt for a curative treatment or palliative treatment. Research presented in the June issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that physicians using positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) can discern incremental staging information about the cancer, which can significantly...

2012-05-21 12:50:01

Peter B. Bach, M.D., of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the evidence regarding the benefits and harms of low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death. "Most patients are diagnosed with advanced disease, resulting in a very low 5-year survival rate," the authors write. "Renewed enthusiasm for lung screening arose with the advent of LDCT imaging, which...

2012-05-16 05:00:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The mere thought of getting a standard colonoscopy makes some people shudder in their seats, and unfortunately, prevents many people from receiving the critically important check-up. But there is a new procedure that may make the whole process a bit easier to endure. Typically, the standard optical colonoscopy involves the examination of the internal surface of the colon using a lit fiber-optic tube with a camera at the end. The preparation is what drives people...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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