Tag: "scans" at medical news
Laser Offers Hope For Heart Patients With No Alternatives
...ter three months," Lowe said. "Whenwe compare the scans
of their hearts before the procedure and after threemonths, we can clearly see that more of the heart muscle is oxygenated andfunctional." During the procedure, surgeons gain access to the heart through a six-to eight-inch incision through ...
Filmless System Puts X-Ray Images On The Web
...hance the image. "We will be able to read scans
within minutes and can help colleagues inother parts of the building or in outside offices make medical decisions. Forpatients, it reduces the time they must wait for medical results," adds Dr.Templeton. "It will also significantly lower medical cost...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...logy tools fortreatment and diagnosis, such as CAT scans
and MRIs. The researchers, who include Dirsmith, Dr. Sajay Samuel, assistantprofessor of accounting at Bucknell University and Dr. Barbara McElroy,assistant professor of accounting at Berry College, suggest that the advent ofHMOs is not the s...
How Ritalin Enhances Memory: Clues Provided By Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Using The Drug
...without ADHD, yet few difference are noted between scans
ofthese two groups once the ADHD patients begin to take the drug Ritalin(methylphenidate), report researchers from Emory University at this week'smeeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The study is the first to evaluate the role of Ritalin o...
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
... menopause. The study is the first to combine EBCT scans
of the aorta and coronary arterieswith carotid ultrasounds to assess the extent of heart disease in living people,according to Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology atthe University's Graduate School of Public Health. The re...
Brain Activity Differs In Introverts And Extroverts, UI Study Shows
...high-resolution image of the entire head. The PET scans
revealed that introverts have more activity in the frontal lobesof the brain and anterior, or front, thalamus. These areas are activated when aperson's brain takes on internal processing such as remembering, problem solvingand planning. Extroverts ex...
Carnegie Mellon, Pitt Team Show That Adult Brains Compensate For Damage To Language Systems After Stroke Occurs
...sed onfunctional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans
showing that brain functionassociated with language shifted away from the stroke-damaged area of the adultbrain to the corresponding area on the undamaged side of the brain. The findingsshow the "healing" that happens after a stroke occurs at a high ...
Fetal Cell Therapy Benefits Some Parkinson's Patients
...er. There is reason to be encouraged." PET brain scans
showed that more than half of the patients who rec...l College, Long Island, whoperformed the PET brain scans
to detect any changes in dopamine activity. Thiscollaboration helped ensure that neither the resear...
Migraine Pain: Not Mainly In The Brain
...brain. The research, which involved SPECT scans
of patients in the midst of aheadache, points to a... permeable to molecules such asalbumen. The SPECT scans
then pick up the albumen leakage into surroundingtissues. The images showed bright, diffuse...
Computer matches CT scans to disease database
...aid in diseasediagnosis by matching a patient's CT scans
with images in a large data base ofscans from prev...larimages in a data base containing hundreds of CT scans
that have been selectedcarefully by medical experts. The pre-selected scans
in the data base represe...
NIH study to evaluate role of MRI in emergency diagnosis of heart attack & stroke
...ists will compare the effectiveness of MRI with CT scans
indetecting acute hemorrhages. If MRI proves to be as good or better than CT forseeing blood, MRI alone will replace both tests in most stroke patients. Another study will involve the development and testing of strategies to ex...
Scientists capture images of brain in action as it's learning
...t a specific tone predicted avisual event, the PET scans
revealed activity changes in the prefrontal cortexand increased interaction with sensory areas -- indicating a network of brainactivation. As they learned, these students started to perform the task faster.In the unaware group, there was no change in...
3-D echocardiography reduces examination times and dramatically improves
accuracy of the most common diagnostic test for heart function
...e size of each heart chamber, shows wallmotion and scans
the entire heart in the time it takes conventionalechocardiography to acquire a single, two-dimensional image. While the image ofthe heart is displayed in two dimensions on a monitor, the computer sees andprocesses the image of the heart in three di...
Implanted defibrillators and anti-theft systems appear safe under normal circumstances
...ines. That same letter advised patients undergoing scans
with hand-held metaldetectors, such as those used in airports, to warn security personnel that theyhave an electronic medical device and ask them not to hold the metal detectornear the device any longer than absolutely necessary. The current ...
New pain relief treatment for spinal compression fractures related to osteoporosis available at Mayo Clinic
...e X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and bone scans
to find the fracture or fractures which are causing thepain. When the area is located and confirmed, the bone cement is injected intothe vertebrae under X-ray guidance using a hollow needle. The bone cementhardens within 15 minutes and the patient ...
100 years of Freud's interpretation of dreams
...s."Modern scientists, using technology such as PET scans
are discovering thatFreud's "road" is indeed "royal." While current work in neuroscience is leading to discoveries in brain function,past work has led to better understanding of the brain's chemistry. This work,which was presaged by Freud when he tr...
University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health
...ed in half the group. -- In a third project, brain scans
will be taken of some women participating inthe fi...and vulnerability in In another part of the study, scans
will be taken of the women before and afterthey learn and practice meditation to see if it produces ...
UCSF breast cancer expert collaborates with Dalai Lama's doctor in Tibetan medicine study: Women needed to participate in trial
...hniques includingphysical examinations, tomography scans
and blood and liver function tests. Women in the study are first examined by Dhonden who gives them a diagnosis andthen prescribes an herbal therapy that is taken two to six times daily forone-year. Diagnosis Tibetan style is based on methods such as...
National study focuses on families of people with diabetes and obesity
...esity analysis will be by direct measurement -- CT scans
that candetermine the amount of abdominal fat and quantify excess abdominal fat. Excessfat around the middle is considered a much greater heart disease risk than thesame amount of fat distributed elsewhere in the body. "DNA will be collected ...
Age-related declines in mental function
...nd colleagues also analyzed differences in the PET scans
of the youngsubjects who performed best compared with the young who performed worst. "Whenwe divided the young subjects into poor performers and good performers, we foundthat the neuroimages of poor performers looked very similar to those ofseniors,...
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