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Imaging identifies asymptomatic people at risk for stroke
Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology . The study looked at people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels supplying blood to the head due to atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup.
11 hrs ago
Las Vegas CEO Utilizes His M.B.A. To Lead A Successful Health Care Company
While the medical profession involves care and compassion, business management is also a very important aspect in the health care industry. For more than 20 years, William P. Moore II has provided leadership and direction to hospitals and medical organizations.
15 hrs ago
Health: New Chinese Mission Arrives Cameroon
The medical team consisting of paediatricians, radiologists, gynaecologists, general medics and pharmacists, amongst others, will work in Cameroon for a two-year period in three different hospitals: The team of 45 workers is made up of 31 new members that add up to the 14 who were part of the outgoing 16th mission. During the ceremony which served as reception of the new mission and send-off for the outgoing one, the Minister of Health Andre Mama Fouda assured the team of government's support throughout their service.
20 hrs ago
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Small cell lung cancer: chest radiotherapy 'prolongs survival, reduces recurrence'
For patients with advanced small cell lung cancer, chest radiation therapy in combination with conventional treatment may significantly increase long-term survival and reduce recurrence of the disease. This is according to a new study published in The Lancet .
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Medical Reports Patients Can Understand
As more patients gain direct access to their electronic health records, some radiologists are leading a push to demystify the medical mumbo jumbo those patients will find there. Radiologists, who use imaging techniques such as MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans, play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Miss. medical board sues VA for radiology records
Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. Montgomery Medical Center. Another radiologist who won a discrimination suit against the VA claims Dr. Majid A. Khan didn't properly read images and that patients may have died as a result.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
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Teleflex to Focus on Advanced Interventional Radiology Products at CIRSE
Teleflex Incorporated , a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care, urology and surgery, will showcase its Arrow brand interventional radiology portfolio at the Annual Meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on September 13-17, 2014. During the event, the Company will highlight both the Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheter featuring innovative VisioValve technology over a 0.014 guidewire - now for BTK , and the Arrow OnControl Powered Bone Access System.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Researchers Submit Patent Application, 'Imaging System and Method for ...
More particularly, the inventive system and method provides means for decreasing the overall radiation to which a patient is exposed during a surgical procedure but without significantly sacrificing the quality or resolution of the image obtained. "Many surgical procedures require obtaining an image of the patient's internal body structure, such as organs and bones.
Dubai holds training course on justification of diagnostic imaging and use of referral guidelines
The Dubai Health Authority in partnership with World Health Organization , International Society of Radiology and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences co-organized a training program on justification of diagnostic imaging and use of referral guidelines. The aim of the program was to educate healthcare practitioners about the dangers of ionizing radiation exposure and the usage of referral guidelines to prevent this.
Silicon Valley investor offers $1 million cash prize to first...
Dracula sank his fangs into people's necks looking for it. Greek gods got it from ambrosia.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Digital mammography system developed at Mass General Hospital receives FDA approval
Soon after wide-spread screening mammography was introduced in the mid-1980s, Kopans notes, U.S. death rates from breast cancer - which had remained unchanged for more than 40 years - began to decline. But the limitations of conventional mammography reduce its ability to find all tumors while avoiding false positive readings.
TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center Study Conducts a Reader Study...
TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center, Houston, TX, is proud to have been a part of a recent study conducted by Stephen L. Rose, M.D., Medical Director of TOPS Comprehensive Breast Center, and colleagues ; Mary F. Ice, MD; Amy S. Nordmann, MD; Russell Sexton, Jr., DO; Rui Song, MD) conducted exclusively at TOPS, leading to advancements in Screening Mammography and 3D Mammography. In the United States, women have routine full-field digital mammography .
Doctor acquires portion of Crittenden Regional Hospital
Scott Ferguson , a West Memphis-based radiologist, and Rick Williams , who owns hospice care facilities around Arkansas, have acquired Crittenden Regional's Home Health and Hospice Care facility. After years of financial troubles, the hospital was to be the beneficiary of a sales tax increase designed to make up for short falls.
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5NEWS Fit: Breast Cancer Screenings, Early Detection
Breast Cancer Awareness month is just around the corner, but you don't have to wait until October to talk about screening and early detection. "Mammograms are read by a radiologist, if it`s read abnormal, and additional imagining is recommended, then we have a team on staff that will contact that patient, get them back as soon as possible," Dir.
Medical News Today
Combined therapy improves survival for patients with liver cancer who are not suitable for surgery
The mature results from a trial conducted by the Asia-Pacific Hepatocellular Carcinoma Trials Group led by the National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital have shown that patients who suffer from inoperable advanced hepatocellular carcinoma may have a chance to live significantly longer by using a combined therapy. The multi-centre phase II clinical trial was conducted at four Asia Pacific tertiary medical centres to evaluate the efficacy of combining two existing treatment modalities, Sorafenib and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy .
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Ashbourne News Telegraph
Breast cancer mobile screening service in Ashbourne
Attendance is by invitation only but women over the age of 70 who have not had a mammogram in the last three years can phone Derby 785336 for an appointment. Dr Anne Turnbull, consultant radiologist and director for breast screening at Derby Hospitals, said: "Nationally, it is estimated that screening can save around 1,400 lives every year as it can show changes in the breast up to two years before symptoms appear.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Contrast-enhanced CT scan safe for most patients
According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal Radiology .
Texas Gulf Coast Medical Group Boosts Efficiency, Staff Productivity With Viztek PACS
The facility, which sees anywhere from 400 to 500 patients per day and reads approximately 13,000 studies each year, has bolstered staff efficiency with the Viztek PACS implementation, speeding reporting for radiologists and enabling faster delivery to physicians by up to 24-hours. 1. Enhanced workflow through advanced system design.
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More convenient once-weekly regimen for breast radiation
An experimental regimen of once-weekly breast irradiation following lumpectomy provides more convenience to patients at a lower cost, results in better completion rates of prescribed radiation treatment, and produces cosmetic outcomes comparable to the current standard of daily radiation. These interim results of the 5-year Phase II clinical trial using the experimental regimen were presented at the Breast Cancer Symposium 2014 in San Francisco by Anthony E. Dragun, M.D., vice chair and associate professor of radiation oncology at the University of Louisville.