Tag: "radiation" at medical news
Wireless technology shows promise in diagnosing pediatric intestinal disease
...educing the need for invasive tests, anesthesia or radiation
related to more traditional scanning techniques. Professor de Angelis is hopeful about the technology, but does encourage caution in pediatric use. Our experience, which includes the largest number of pediatric patients reported in literature, conf...
Floods and fires across Europe captured from space
...hermometers in the sky, measuring thermal infrared radiation
to take the temperature of Earth's land surfaces....
First of its kind report on how children with brain tumors perform at school
...ain tumors, which had been treated with surgery or radiation
therapy, to 1,473 healthy children living in Finla...ls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation
therapy, which has been regarded as the main cause of cognitive decline. The study also found 94 p...
Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer
...s, improve existing ones, and assure the safety of radiation
used in medical procedures. They contribute to th...development of therapeutic techniques, such as the radiation
treatment and prostate implants for cancer. They collaborate with radiation
oncologists to design c...
Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
...high-grade tumours and were more likely to receive radiation
therapy and chemotherapy. When the authors looked at outcomes, they found that 30-day mortality rates were twice as high in low volume centres than in high volume institutions; there was a similar disparity with the 90-day mortality rate. Median 5-ye...
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
...of the people scheduled to receive chemotherapy or radiation
expected to experience fatigue. Studies show the f...cent; likewise, 90 percent of patients who receive radiation
therapy report fatigue. Also, up to 40 percent of patients report unusual fatigue upon diagnosis, a ...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
...n found on the surface of the cancerous cells. The radiation
zaps these malignant cells with minimal exposure to normal tissues. With the Bexxar therapeutic regimen, a patient receives an injected test dose of radioactive Bexxar, followed one to two weeks later with a custom-tailored therapeutic dose. After ...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
...ke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease or radiation
damage. The findings, to be published in the June 4 advance online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could eventually make it possible to track human stem cells that are transplanted into the brains of patients. Gary...
Vorinostat shows anti-cancer activity in recurrent gliomas
...orme patients who have relapsed following surgery, radiation
and chemotherapy, we found that 15 percent of the patients had no tumor recurrence for six months or longer following treatment initiation. The median overall survival of the patients enrolled on the trial was 5.7 months -- similar patient population...
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...ly receive. The study, co-led by a urologist and a radiation
oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Cent... to remove the prostate, while those who consult a radiation
oncologist and a urologist, regardless of age, usually receive radiation
therapy. "These practice...
Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer
...rapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation
for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Charles Lu, M.D., associate professor in M. D. Anderson's Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
...se of treatment for their breast cancer, says Mayo radiation
oncologist Laura Vallow, M.D. She and other radiation
oncologists at the Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic ( http://www.mayoclinic.org/breastcancerprogram-j...
Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
...HRPC. Radium 223 was chosen because it emits alpha radiation
which has higher energy and travels less distance...ion. Thus Parker and colleagues believe that alpha radiation
will have a more pronounced localised effect on tumours. The patients were randomly assigned to tw...
Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results
...tosis in breast cancer, testing in Phase I/II with radiation
combination therapy for first-line treatment of glioblastoma multiforme, a pre-clinical study on ovarian chemo-resistant cancer cell lines, testing for growth suppression in pancreatic cancer, as well as dosage testing on other solid tumors. Thro...
Increasing radiation dose shortens treatment time for women who choose breast sparing treatment
... the time commitment needed for the usual six-week radiation
course with the breast-sparing surgical option. Th...factors is the time commitment for the recommended radiation
course that follows a lumpectomy. Radiation significantly reduces the chance that cancer will recur...
High pretreatment PSA velocity predicts worse outcome
...owing treatment with radical prostatectomy (RP) or radiation
therapy (RT). Dr. DAmico reviewed data from 948 men with localized prostate cancer who had one or more high-risk factors. Dr. DAmico and his co-authors found that the most important single prognostic factor was PSA velocity. As expected, men who ...
Dynamic sonography accurate in diagnosing muscle tears
...mal part was performed. "Ultrasound is a rapid and radiation
free imaging modality available in all sports medicine emergency rooms. It is a very important tool to diagnose, follow-up and document muscle tears for proper management," said Ashok Kumar Nath, MD, lead author of the study. Of the 50 patients, 46...
WFU to host international conference of physicists
...ed in developing materials that detect high-energy radiation
will gather June 4 to 8 at Wake Forest University ... emit pulses of light when they absorb high-energy radiation
such as gamma rays. Improvements in scintillator crystals are yielding not only important findings i...
Mid Sweden University leads development of digital color x-rays
...have shown that Medipix2 can be used to reduce the radiation
dosage in dental x-rays. Industry also expects to...igital color x-rays it will be possible to cut the radiation
risk in half for x-ray examinations," says Brje Norlin. Using advanced computer simulations of the...
International cooperation boosts EarthCARE
...he interactions between clouds, aerosols and solar radiation
regulate climate. The workshop, held at ESA-ESTE...uxes. Clouds are the primary player in the Earth's radiation
budget, while aerosols both reflect and trap radiation
and furthermore strongly influence the life c...
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