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Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise

...mbian trial had a higher reduction of incidence of radiological pneumonia and is the first to show a reduction in hospital admissions and overall child mortality....

Fixing of the lumbar column aided by simple radiological techniques

...ing of the lumbar vertebral column aided by simple radiological techniques facilitates the process and avoids comp...lications. This system groups together a series of radiological projections by means of which we can see to the borders of the vertebrae, thus enabling the path of ...

Study reports women don't experience undue pain, anxiety during mammography screening

...been effective in reducing pain and anxiety during radiological procedures such as endoscopy, arteriography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, the authors hypothesized that listening to a relaxation tape prior to and during mammography would decrease women's feelings of pain and anxiety and thereby improve t...

Radiological risks are not explained well

...ce, argues an expert in this week's BMJ. Assessing radiological risk is certainly complicated, but some key information should be shared between patients and doctors, writes the author. He suggests that risk might easily be communicated by expressing the dose as multiples of a chest x-ray and the risk of cancer a...

3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor

...ical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by developing new imaging procedures, improving existing techniques, and assuring radiation safety of imaging procedures. Physicists working in medical imaging inspect, model and test equipment to ensure that images are acquired at...

PACS increase physician productivity by more than a third

...rkload and productivity based on the complexity of radiological studies he or she performs. It is interesting to note that a survey of staff before the full implementation of PACS found that the physicians felt like the group was understaffed, "whereas at the end of 2002 the increase in examination volume was t...

University of Minnesota to lead national effort in food bio-security

...ral or food products with biological, chemical, or radiological agents could lead to potentially devastating effects on human health, as well as major economic losses to a critical sector of the economy. Historically, efforts to protect the food supply have focused primarily on preventing and reducing accidental ...

Hopkins researchers find MRI useful tool in diagnosing inflammatory bowel diseases in children

...eved to be the first study to establish G-MRI as a radiological tool in diagnosing IBD in children. In the study, pediatric radiologists at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center performed a G-MRI on 58 children with suspected IBD between 1999 and 2002. Researchers used intravenous gadolinium -- a safe, commonly u...

Long term risks of medical radiation often ignored

...nts should be more aware of the long term risks of radiological investigations such as x-rays and CT scans, argues...ware of the long term health risks associated with radiological imaging, while long term risks are often ignored in cost effectiveness analysis of medical imaging. ...

Researcher 'horrified' by physical stress put on X-ray technologists

...dustrial Ergonomics. Taking a random sample of 20 radiological X-ray technologists from the University hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary, Dr. Shrawan Kumar, a professor of physical therapy at the U of A, found that 83 per cent of the sample suffered from regular backaches, while 39 per cent of the female sample ...

UK study quantifies cancer risk from diagnostic X-rays

...nefits include the earlier detection of cancers by radiological examinations and the possibility of early treatmen...t, which probably allows more cure of cancers than radiological exposure is able to cause". They conclude: "A general goal must be to avoid unnecessary X-ray proced...

Study expands understanding of alcoholic memory disorder

...r hippocampal size. "Awareness of the clinical and radiological similarities between Korsakoff's syndrome and Alzheimer's disease may help with the detection of each," said study author Edith V. Sullivan, PhD, of Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, Calif. "Although controversial, we believe that t...

Study suggests 1% risk of DVT for long-distance air travellers

...ive D-dimer results after flying were referred for radiological assessment. Frequency of venous thromboembolism associated with travel was 1% (9 out of 878), which included four cases of pulmonary embolism and five of deep venous thrombosis. Six patients with venous thromboembolism had pre-existing clinical risk ...

New MR technique may allow earlier diagnosis of MS

...te of brain atrophy, which is a currently accepted radiological marker of disease progression, and NAA exhibited significant decline with disease duration, at a rate of 0.5 percent and 1.8 percent, respectively, per year. Based on this disparity in loss rate, they determined that neuronal cell injury occurs befor...

Obesity risks add to complications of gastric bypass

...g the 335 patients that participated in the study, radiological imaging revealed 57 complications from the surgeri...kle. The findings also highlight the importance of radiological imaging in diagnosing surgical complications in severely obese patients following gastric bypass, he...

Study of deadliest form of stroke demostrates much lower mortality rates at high caseload hospitals

..., targeted neurological treatments performed using radiological imaging guidance. Innovations from the field of interventional neuroradiology include, among others, the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, carotid stents, intracranial stents, emergency stroke treatment, intracranial angioplasty, and ver...

UCSF vascular surgeons develop new technique to repair aortic arch aneurysm

...y procedures are performed with minimally invasive radiological techniques, it's critical to integrate training in both disciplines," said Schneider. UCSF's vascular surgery program continues to be a national leader in stentgraft aneurysm repair. Chuter has performed more than 500 stentgraft procedures at UCSF ...

NIAID initiative addresses primary immune deficiency diseases

...eases, which are caused by infectious, chemical or radiological agents, the estimated 80 primary immunodeficiency diseases are inherited conditions in which specific cells of the immune system do not function properly. Clinical symptoms range from mild or nonexistent, as in the case of selective IgA deficiency, t...

Pet scans could provide insight into HIV-1 progression

...ection, with implications for possible surgical or radiological treatment of lymph nodes as a future option in addition to antiretroviral therapy in the management of HIV/AIDS. Lymphocyte activation-associated with vaccination or infection-can be measured by PET. David Schwartz and Sujatha Iyengar from the Johns ...

Physics and medicine in San Diego

...ical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of radiological imaging procedures by developing new imaging proce...in preparing for the threat of a terrorism-related radiological attack. A session titled "Terrorism and the Medical Physicist" will feature three speakers represen...

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