Tag: "imaging" at medical news
'The eyes have it' -- Autism research yields surprising results
... obtained through the use of sophisticated digital imaging
techniques with animated facial expressions." The study compared two groups of autistic children, one group aged 1014 and one aged 1115, with two control groups of non-autistic children. They underwent a series of tests to see whether they could ga...
MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women
... major clinical trial show that magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) scans are highly effective tools for quickly identifying these opposite breast cancers, detecting diseased tissue that other screening methods missed. In the new trial, conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) an...
Radiofrequency ablation effective treatment for inoperable lung cancer
... Rhode Island Hospital and professor of diagnostic imaging
at Brown Medical School in Providence. The best two-year survival rate for early-stage lung cancer using EBT is 51 percent, compared to 57 percent with ablation. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in the United States. The National Cancer Inst...
Rhode Island Hospital study confirms RF ablation effective for treating inoperable lung cancer
... Rhode Island Hospital and professor of diagnostic imaging
at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, conducted a study of 153 patients who were treated for early-stage, inoperable lung cancer with RF ablation. The procedure involves using a specialized needle inserted through the skin to trans...
Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure
...edical College and chief of the divisions of chest imaging
and health care policy and technology assessment a...cians and, if they decide to be screened, go to an imaging
facility with a multidisciplinary team of physicians knowledgeable and experienced in CT lung screen...
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
...ve developed a synthetic molecule that delivers an imaging
enhancer to cholesterol-filled cells embedded in t... Fayad, director of the Mount Sinai cardiovascular imaging
research laboratory. When used with magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI), the plaques appear bright, ...
Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer
... in the research. When used with a non-invasive imaging
method that relies on harmless light instead of X-...fluorophore. When used with optical tomography, an imaging
method that transmits near-infrared light through the body, doctors can reconstruct a three-dimensio...
Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue
...e those changes with much better accuracy than any imaging
technique," Wax said. His team plans to begin a small clinical trial of the advanced endoscope in collaboration with researchers at Duke University Medical Center. The team also is conducting animal studies to test the feasibility of incorporating ...
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...rt muscle, in a test known as myocardial perfusion imaging
(MPI).The RegEx trial is comparing an investigatio...ercent said image quality was similar with the two imaging
protocols. "Adenosine MPI is a very good test. And the use of regadenoson makes MPI even better,"...
Nanoparticles can track cells deep within living organisms
...ticle-labeled cells used in such treatments by MRI imaging
would allow physicians to monitor the treatment's ...eported the first use of perfluorocarbon molecular imaging
for detection of certain pathologies a few years ago, no one would have predicted that you could get...
Drug/intervention combinations offer benefit in severe CVD
...h poor left ventricular (LV) function and used PET imaging
to guide therapy choices, seeking to determine if using the imaging
technique would result in a better outcome than standard therapy. Study investigators from the U...
Research agreement to advance new imaging technology
...ges. The company, which is led by two former Kodak imaging
systems executives, will work with researchers in ...productive research partnership." The T.I.E.S.'s imaging
technology potentially overcomes what have been significant limitations in medical tomography or thr...
World first in medical robotics
...animal placed inside a clinical magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) system. Encouraged by these results, staff at the Polytechnique NanoRobotics Laboratory are currently working to further reduce the size of the devices so that, within a few years, they can navigate inside smaller blood vessels. "Injectio...
A closer look inside our lungs -- Penn researchers develop 2 novel imaging techniques
...vident in other modes of imaging. "Up until now, imaging
the way lungs function in real time has been limit...ffer treatment. Gefter adds, "We have moved from imaging
the structure to imaging
the function of the lung to a scale well below a millimeter in size. It's t...
Tracing broken wiring in stroke patients
...so demonstrate the value of the magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) technique for studying how disruption in brain circuitry produces behavioral symptoms. Maurizio Corbetta and colleagues reported their findings in the March 15, 2007 issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press. The researchers used...
Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
...st any part of the radiation therapy process, from imaging
to treatment. Whereas other such systems are limited to ellipsoidal or other simple preset motion paths, the 4D Phantom is capable of moving a radiological phantom through custom trajectories specified at 50 positions per second. Thus, it can reprodu...
Probe to detect spread of breast cancer co-developed by UH scientist
... magnetic nanoparticle dye, already approved as an imaging
contrast agent by the Food and Drug Administration, into the tumor or into tissues surrounding the tumor. Receiving a $250,000 grant to be used from 2004 to 2006 from the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry under the UK-Texas Bioscien...
Computed tomography screening may increase lung cancer diagnosis, but not decrease risk of death
Screening current or former smokers with the imaging
technique of computed tomography may increase the rate of diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, but may not necessarily reduce the risk of advanced lung cancer or death from lung cancer, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Lung can...
Holographic images use shimmer to show cellular response to anticancer drug
...t Purdue University. The new digital holographic imaging
system uses a laser and a charged couple device, or CCD, the same microchip used in household digital cameras, to see inside tumor cells. The device also may have applications in drug development and medical imaging. "This is the first time hologra...
PET imaging identifies aggressive kidney cancers that require surgery
... cancer. A newly published study demonstrates that imaging
with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) using a ra... tumor, making the antibody ideal for use with PET imaging
for this disease. PET is a highly specialized, noninvasive imaging
technique that uses short-live...
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