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OHSU develops instant, computerized notification system to communicate patients' end-of-life wishes

...onia, but may not want to be placed on a breathing machine in the intensive care unit. Doctors need to know this immediately to respect the patient's wishes the minute he or she arrives at the hospital. Along with the POLST form, OHSU patients also have their advance directives filed electronically with the...

Stroke drug still meets resistance from doctors wary of its risks

...t if they had access to a computed tomography (CT) machine and specialists to consult with. CT scans can show immediately whether a stroke is caused by a clot or by a bleeding blood vessel; tPA can kill if given to patients with bleeding strokes. The survey also asked them what would be the maximum risk of ...

Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography

... Davis, Medical Center. Developed at UC Davis, the machine is the first breast CT to reach clinical testing i...east is squeezed between two plates, the breast CT machine requires no breast compression.The patient lies face down on a padded table. The table has a circula...

Spinoff company receives $2.5 million NIH grant to build prototype scanner

...ors," Ning said. "At the same time, the prototype machine captures images by rotating around the breast, not by flattening, or compressing, it in the painful way required in conventional mammography." CBCT consists of an ergonomic exam table that isolates the breast, a novel cone beam X-ray source, a detect...

Ultrasound images transmitted over phone allow real-time diagnosis of patients in poorer countries

...r better than adequate," he added. "The ultrasound machine used to create the images is a relatively simple machine and, in some of the cases, the resolution problems could have been more of a problem with the origin...

Ultrasound images transmitted over the phone allow radiologists to diagnose patients in real time

...than adequate," he added. "The portable ultrasound machine we used to create the images in Yugoslavia is a relatively simple machine and, in some of the cases, the resolution problems could have been more of a problem with the origin...

Bones don't pay a price when fat is lost through exercise

...n the exercising group. Bone scans, using an X-ray machine called DXA, were used to assess bone mineral density. Measurements were taken of the total skeleton and in areas most vulnerable to bone loss and subsequent fracture, including three locations on the hip, and one in the spine. In both men and women...

4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images

...-E-J-6B-3, Monday, 4 PM; for another recent hybrid machine that combines MRI and x-ray methods, see a June 2005 Physics Today article at http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-58/iss-6/p22.html ). VI. ELECTRON TECHNIQUE IMAGES CRUCIAL OXYGEN LEVELS Taking advantage of the properties of electrons in certain bi...

Voice-to-voice translation machine perfects bedside manner

...conference in Ann Arbor Michigan. "Fluent two-way machine voice translation is one of the holy grails of eng... this, one that is extraordinarily difficult for a machine to assess. Nonsense syllables ("um, uh, ah, er"), catchphrases ("you know, like,") and exclamations ...

UVa participates in landmark breast cancer screening trial

...st Complex and one at Northridge. A fourth digital machine is expected in mid-October to be housed in UVa's mobile mammography van. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the United State...

1.7m to build world's first SIMS instrument combined with infra-red spectroscopy

... cancer studies is extremely novel and this unique machine will allow us the new insights at the molecular le..." Professor Vickerman, added: "If we can produce a machine which can simultaneously analyse the same sample of materials using SIMS and infrared spectroscopy i...

Innovative gel reduces post-operative pain

...ient's blood is drawn, it is put into a centrifuge machine that separates out the platelet rich plasma. The fact that the platelet gel is derived from the patient's own blood eliminates the risk of acquired diseases possible with other pooled blood products. Following endoscopic surgery, the gel is sprayed i...

Mayo clinic study finds occupation and education influence risk for Parkinson's disease

... miners, well drillers), production workers (e.g., machine operators, fabricators), metalworkers and engineers had the lowest risk increase. The researchers also note that this study did not find farmers and other agricultural workers at increased risk for Parkinson's. The Mayo Clinic investigators advise c...

AIUM discourages the sale and use of ultrasound equipment for personal use in the home

...ecent news of a celebrity purchasing an ultrasound machine for home use, the American Institute of Ultrasound...nd. "Tom Cruise's recent purchase of an ultrasound machine for personal use at home is both inappropriate and in violation of FDA rules addressing the sale of ...

Squinting while staring at a computer monitor can cause painful dry eye

...ctrodes were also attached to an electromyogram, a machine that records the electrical activity of muscles. In this case, the researchers wanted to record the action of the orbicularis oculi muscle, which encircles the eye socket and allows the eye to both blink and squint. The electromyogram measured the di...

Breast CT is more comfortable than mammography and may detect tumors better, research shows

...hich the patient places one breast at a time. A CT machine under the table rotates around each breast. Scanning takes about 17 seconds per breast. The breast CT was developed by UC Davis radiology professor John Boone in collaboration with Lindfors, J. Anthony Seibert, also a radiology professor at UC Davis,...

Iron particles and MRI could replace biopsies to track stem cell therapy and deploy stents

...tal clips or stents. In effect, Gilson says, the machine was made sensitive to iron molecules in the formerly unseen region. "We effectively shut out what we could easily see, to focus on what remained, and it worked. What formerly appeared on MRI as signal voids, or hyperintense signals, became clearly v...

Beyond Tom Cruise - the bigger ultrasound picture

...y regarding Tom Cruise's purchase of an ultrasound machine for personal use. As the association for medical u...orn child. Prudent Use Purchase of an ultrasound machine for private, at home use entails inappropriate operation of a prescription medical device designed f...

Researchers isolate causes of cognitive loss following coronary artery bypass surgery

...hod of coronary artery bypass using the heart-lung machine with surgical techniques that minimized movement o...than the standard cross clamp. Surgery without the machine was also compared. The researchers gave the patients a battery of 11 psychological tests before surg...

Home paper shredders pose serious injury risk to toddlers

...wing easy access to toddlers. Additionally, every machine tested by the CPSC was found to potentially allow ...ced in the opening. The report also found that no machine tested had a release mechanism to allow separation of the blades from one another, which made it dif...

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