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2012-02-23 11:36:12

Computed tomography (CT) colonography can be used as a primary screening tool for colorectal cancer in adults over the age of 65. Some previous medical studies have found no significant difference in the diagnostic accuracy of CT colonography, also known as "virtual colonoscopy," and traditional optical colonoscopy. This study looks at whether both exams are as effective for adults over 65 as they are for adults between 50 and 65 years of age. In the study, C. Daniel Johnson, M.D.,...

2012-02-09 15:00:00

Beaumont-led research may reduce unnecessary procedures and cost. Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 An important research study, led by Beaumont Health System cardiologists and involving 47 hospitals and outpatient centers in Michigan, may help spare patients from unnecessary invasive heart procedures while lowering health care costs. The research, published in the Feb. 14 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that coronary computed tomography...

2012-01-26 12:50:56

Performing CT scans in the emergency department for patients experiencing dizziness may not be worth the expense — an important finding from Henry Ford Hospital researchers as hospitals across the country look for ways to cut costs without sacrificing patient care. According to the Henry Ford study, less than 1 percent of the CT scans performed in the emergency department revealed a more serious underlying cause for dizziness — intracranial bleeding or stroke — that...

2012-01-26 11:58:18

Routine use of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans in head and neck cancer patient follow-up can detect local recurrences before they become clinically apparent and may improve the outcome of subsequent salvage therapy, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium, sponsored by AHNS, ASCO, ASTRO and SNM. PET scan is a relatively new test and its use as a routine follow up for head and neck cancer patients is...

2012-01-19 13:30:00

One of the first Medical Images Viewer applications that works with Microsoft HealthVault released, that can load patient´s images and studies from the HealthVault Account and display high resolution medical images along with medical study data on their Windows Phone 7 devices New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 Peridot Technologies announced the release of another Medical Imaging App for Windows Phone 7 devices that can browse and load medical images from patient´s HealthVault...

2012-01-17 10:07:38

TV crime shows like Bones and CSI are quick to explain each death by showing highly detailed scans and video images of victims' insides. Traditional autopsies, if shown at all, are at best in supporting roles to the high-tech equipment, and usually gloss over the sometimes physically grueling tasks of sawing through skin and bone. But according to two autopsy and body imaging experts at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the notion that "virtopsy" could replace traditional autopsy-- made popular...

2012-01-06 14:57:54

An article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in pediatric computed tomography (CT) scans. Approximately seven to eight million CT examinations are performed for various pediatric clinical indications per year in the United States. Justification of clinical indication is the most important aspect of reducing radiation dose with CT scanning. A substantial number of pediatric CT scans lack appropriate...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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