Magnetic resonance/positron emission tomography (MR/PET) is the newest imaging modality falling within the category of hybrid imaging. It sits at the crossroads of successful tradition and innovation. It is traditional in that it combines anatomical and functional molecular imaging from two potent imaging modalities; at the same time it is innovative, in that it combines the full potential of anatomic and multiparametric imaging of MRI with the molecular information of PET.
May 29, 2012 — Scientists have announced the discovery of intact red blood cells in some of the wounds found on Ötzi, the 5,300-year-old iceman whose body was discovered in 1991 in the Ötztal Alps and who is considered to be Europe’s oldest natural human mummy.
May 24, 2012 — Avaxia Biologics Inc., a privately held biotechnology company developing oral antibody drugs that act locally within the gastrointestinal tract, announced this week that the company was awarded U.S. Patent 8,182,818, entitled "Methods of Using Anti-TNF Antibodies for Treating Radiation Damage to the Digestive Tract."
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May 24, 2012 — IsoRay Inc., a medical technology company in seed brachytherapy and medical radioisotope applications, announced that the GliaSite radiation therapy system, the world's only balloon catheter device used in the treatment of brain cancer, has earned the European CE Mark.
May 24, 2012 — A team of radiologist physicians, ultrasonographers and radiologic technologists will provide a series of didactic and hands-on medical imaging training sessions for local healthcare providers June 4-5 at Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
May 23, 2012 — Telemis announced it has added cloud data storage, offering increased flexibility, convenience and cost effectiveness for customers of its picture archiving and communication system (PACS). The Telemis cloud technology provides secure storage and access to data such as positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans, and meets all patient-data handling requirements imposed by local or national authorities.
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May 23, 2012 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an indication of a breast tumor's response to pre-surgical chemotherapy significantly earlier than possible through clinical examination, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
May 23, 2012 — Delivering radiotherapy directly to cancer of the cervix using 3-D imaging techniques is effective at controlling the return and spread of the disease and, in most cases, avoids the need for hysterectomies, according to research presented at the World Congress of Brachytherapy last week.
May 22, 2012 — 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 is able to identify smaller nodules than can chest radiographs."
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May 22, 2012 -- Accuray Inc., a radiation oncology company, announced the signing of a multi-year master research and collaboration agreement with the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ), a luminary research institution located in Heidelberg, Germany. Accuray and DKFZ will collaborate on cutting-edge research in radiation oncology to advance treatment technology and provide health care professionals with the most effective tools for treating patients.
May 22, 2012 - As the picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) market has developed over the last decade, the variety of images, formats and procedures available in digital form in departmental silos has proliferated. Increasingly, healthcare providers are implementing central platforms to consolidate storage, thereby reducing PACS data migration costs and enabing better data mining and data sharing across departments.
May 22, 2012 - The American Society of Radiologic Technologists hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on May 17 to educate lawmakers and their staffs about the role of the diagnostic imaging team and the Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility and Excellence (CARE) in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy bill, H.R. 2104.
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May 22, 2012 -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin a three-month amnesty program on June 1 to help identify unregistered X-ray machines and bring operators into compliance.
May 21, 2012 — Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corp., announced the introduction of its NeuViz 64 multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner into the global market.
May 21, 2012 — The Kimmel Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University in Pennsylvania has received a five-year, $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support investigations of a potentially revolutionary method that can stage prostate cancers and detect recurrent disease more accurately, significantly reducing the number of confirmation biopsies.
May 21, 2012 — Researchers from UCLA and Harvard Medical School reported in the May 16 issue of the journal PLoS ONE that the rod that drove through Phineas Gage's brain in 1848 did more than damage his cerebral cortex, it also caused widespread damage to the white matter connections throughout the brain, which likely was a major contributor to the well-known behavioral changes he experienced.
May 21, 2012 — The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs.
May 18, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft guidance document entitled "Pediatric Information for X-ray Imaging Device Premarket Notifications." The document encourages manufacturers to consider the safety of children in the design of new X-ray imaging devices.
May 18, 2012 — In April the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Avid Radiopharmaceuticals’ (now part of Eli Lilly) Amyvid, a brain plaque diagnostic tool using florbetapir (F-AV-45). This radiotracer agent is delivered intravenously and is drawn to beta-amyloid plaque, a characteristic of AD.
May 18, 2012 - New research from the University at Buffalo suggests that cardiologists may have a new way to identify patients who are at the highest risk of sudden cardiac arrest, and the most likely to benefit from receiving an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).