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27
Jun

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

The technique, demonstrated on a small sample in a micro CT scanner, could potentially be adapted for medical scanners and used to reduce the amount of radiation millions of people are exposed to each year. A computerised tomography (CT) scan is a form of X-ray that creates very accurate cross-sectional views of the inside of...

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24
Jun

Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

Innovative, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are complicated by extreme bleeding and for those who suffer from the pregnancy condition of “invasive” placenta. The results of two studies detailing the effectiveness of minimally invasive treatments for pregnant women were released at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s 34th...

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22
Jun

Keeping medical imaging safe for children

“The risks of the radiation are incredibly small, but still, we try to eliminate them when we can,” Methratta said. Because the cells in children’s bodies are not fully mature, they can be more sensitive to radiation in contrast to adults. Children also have more years ahead of them in which long-term effects of radiation...

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20
Jun

New model may inform ‘how aggressively a lung cancer should be treated’

According to Dr. Matthew Schabath, associate member in the Cancer Epidemiology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center and senior and corresponding author of this study, the goal of cancer screening is to detect cancers at earlier stages where treatment with surgery can be curative. However, not all early stages are the same. So, the scientists have developed...

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17
Jun

What does the future hold for AI in healthcare?

Source: University of Helsinki Introducing the ‘motor assessment of infants jumpsuit’ (MAIJU), it looks exactly like typical baby clothing, but there is a crucial difference – it is full of sensors which assess child development. It’s a romper suit being piloted in Helsinki, Copenhagen and Pisa. “MAIJU offers the first of its kind quantitative assessment of...

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15
Jun

Medical Moment: New AI helps keep patients healthier

Doctor’s have been able to monitor a patient’s healthcare progress through electronic health records. Now, a new technology program called “Physician Insights” uses artificial intelligence to track a patient’s health outside of their exam room. The Insights tool, created by “agilon health,” measures how often PCPs are doing wellness visits, how often they check in...

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13
Jun

75th World Health Assembly: IAEA Highlights Nuclear Techniques for Health

The IAEA is playing an active role in assisting countries to access the many beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology in key health areas, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said to the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA). Various topics were discussed including, combatting malnutrition, zoonotic diseases and addressing cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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10
Jun

How Global Shortages Are Delaying Routine CT Scans

Hospitals and medical facilities around the globe are rationing intravenous (IV) contrast imaging procedures. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reported shortages of two forms of contrast medium fluids known as Iohexol and Iodixanol, both commonly used in CT scans. GE Healthcare, manufacturers of the products, advised that the shortage was due to a lockdown and subsequent temporary shutdown...

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30
May

iSono Health receives US FDA approval for breast imaging ultrasound system

Source: Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. iSono Health has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ultrasound wearable system, which has been designed for personalised breast imaging.

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27
May

Remote programming of cardiac implantable devices is safe for MRI scan, study suggests

Source: More than 60 million magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are performed worldwide each year, but imaging for the millions of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers is a logistical challenge, because of concerns with how the magnetic field affects the implants. Now, a newly published study reveals safe and effective...

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