Tag: "diagnostic" at medical news
UW, Siemens Unveil New Panoramic Ultrasound Imaging Application Using Programmable Technology
...ms for the first time to be programmed formultiple diagnostic
applications was unveiled today by collaboratingen... touse software instead of hardware to develop new diagnostic
applications. Theresult will be clinical applications developed more quickly and costeffectively. T...
It Matters Where, In America, You Suffer A Heart Attack
...w England and Mid-Atlantic states were given fewer diagnostic
catheterizations and invasive therapies, such as a...ts a day longer to decide to give their patients a diagnostic
catheterization compared to the Pacific region, Eisenstein said. In South Central states, there ...
Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...nd specialty care required by thepatients, such as diagnostic
services, inpatient and emergency care, home carewith skilled nursing, prescription drugs, hospice care, mental health, androutine dental and eye care and case management. "Providing members with the best care in the most appropriate setting isour o...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
....D., a radiologist and associate professor of oral diagnostic
sciences in the UB School of Dental Medicine. "If we can see this on a routine dental film, it will be a powerful tool for detecting patients who are at risk but don't know it." Of the 550,000 people who suffer a stroke annually, most have no...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...ad delivered 402 liveborn infants, and one or more diagnostic
HIV test results were available in 379 infants. The estimated overall rate of mother-to-infant HIV transmission was an unexpectedly low 4.8%, and did not differ between HIVIG and IVIG recipients (4.7% versus 4.8%, respectively). The transmission rat...
3D Ultrasound Gives Better View Of Brain's Arteries
...le techniques like cerebral angiography remain the diagnostic
goldstandard, ultrasound is being applied in ways that were only dreams a few yearsago. Why are these dreams coming true today? As Delcker explained in aninterview, new computer workstations are allowing 2D ultrasound data sets to beelectron...
Ultrasound Detects Pathology In Patients With Whiplash
...her type of imagingtechnique. This type of diagnostic
tool may help in cases when it is difficult toobje...iopsy or electromyogram (EMG) evaluation. EMG is a diagnostic
procedure inwhich doctors place needles in the patient....
Jefferson Researcher Finds New Digital X-Ray Technology May Cut Costs And Improve Patient Care
...48; Currently, an estimated 70 percent of all diagnostic
exams are performed using conventional film-bas.... If this technology offers us improved diagnostic
capability, the patient is going to gain a significant amount of care, he said. Digital ...
"Powerful New Tool" For AIDS Is Reported In Science
... treatment modality in an individual patient. This diagnostic
technique may finally allow physicians to establis... the first step in the development process of this diagnostic
technology. SpectruMedix is a U.S. company with a strong focus on medical and scientific technologie...
Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths
...n clinical signs is sufficient reason to conduct a diagnostic
test for the condition, which they found present in nearly one-third of perinatal deaths recorded at a regional perinatal center during an eight-year period. Results of the research were reported here today (May 11, 1998) by Lawrence J. Gugino, ...
Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web
...eatment," says Philip A. Templeton,M.D., chair of diagnostic
radiology at the University of Maryland MedicalCen...n System (PACS), the system allows rapid access to diagnostic
images and accelerates the speed of medical consultations and diagnoses. As soon as an X-ray or othe...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...areas of risk,such as serious patient injuries and diagnostic
error, in an effort to reducemedical mistakes and improve patient safety. "For more than two decades, MMI has been at the forefront of helping healthcareproviders understand relationships among practice patterns, patient outcomes andliability claims...
Cancer Patients From Deprived Areas of South East England Aren't Receiving Optimum Treatment
...mortality are to be achieved, more effective early diagnostic
and referral procedures in primary care in deprived areas are required. They also suggest that hospital mergers and plans of service reconfiguration and bed closures must take into account the current inequities in access to treatment among residen...
Novel Imaging Agent Developed By Penn Researchers Provides Insight Into Brain's Message Delivery System
...n the brain called dopamine -- and canbe used as a diagnostic
tool for imaging dopamine transporters. "The dop...This tracer, coupled withSPET imaging, can provide diagnostic
information not attainable by other imagingtechniques, including early indications of diseases assoc...
Microwaves May Provide Early Detection Of Breast Cancer
... Scientists have been searching for screening and diagnostic
methods that couldimprove on X-ray mammography. According to the National Cancer Institute, X-raymammograms miss between 10 percent and 30 percent of malignant tumors. Many ofthe suspicious masses they do detect turn out to be benign -- after costly ...
Hospital Stays Longer Than Three Days For 'Simple' Heart Attacks May Not Be Cost Effective
...only bemaintained if all vital procedures, such as diagnostic
catheterizations,angioplasties and functional studies are done within those three days. "Ourassumption is that hospitals would offer optimal care in those three days. Theycan't just shift part of the patient's treatment and associated costs to anoutp...
New drugs, diagnostic tests, software needed to prepare US cities for chemical, biological attacks
...ox, fasterand easier-to-use chemical detectors and diagnostic
tests, and communicationssoftware to improve disease surveillance and to provide information aboutpossible attacks. "Although preparing for and responding to terrorism is a daunting challenge, itis not an insurmountable one," said committee chair Pet...
Magnetic Surgery System Tested Successfully On First Patient
...ility to access remote areas of the body,improving diagnostic
accuracy and treatment outcomes," said Hogg. "Thisclinical trial is an important step in demonstrating the effectiveness of thisnew model of interventional medicine." Following the first clinical trial of the magnetic surgery system, Stereotaxiswill...
Brain Tumor Support Group Meeting Scheduled At Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute
...e launched the PediatricBrain Tumor Program, a new diagnostic
and treatment program that provides anunmatched level of expertise and care in the Southern California area....
Women With Cancer Want More Control
...dcontrol over their bodies and the availability of diagnostic
and therapeuticoptions," says Hess. Many cancer survivors attribute their success in overcoming the disease todesigning their own course of treatment by opting for alternative andcomplementary therapies. Some women are tumor free as a result of their...
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