Tag: "radiology" at medical news
U-M researchers use nanoparticles to target brain cancer
... says study author Brian Ross, Ph.D., professor of radiology
at the U-M Medical School and co-director of Molec...udy author Alnawaz Rehemtulla, Ph.D., professor of radiology
and radiation oncology at the U-M Medical School and professor of environmental health sciences at t...
Using contrast enhanced sonography improves diagnosis of liver and spleen injuries
...California, Davis School of Medicine department of radiology
in Sacramento, CA. This study included 22 liver, spleen or renal injuries. Contrast-enhanced sonography depicted 20 (91%) of the 22 injuries while non-contrast-enhanced sonography revealed 11 (50%). "The main focus of sonography for patients with ...
Early results indicate radiofreqency ablation useful in treating ovarian cancer metastasis
...a preliminary study conducted by the department of radiology
at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. The study consisted of six patients with advanced ovarian cancer who underwent radiofrequency ablation to destroy disease that had spread to the liver. "Some studies have shown that patients with a...
Researchers set benchmarks for screening mammography
... Rosenberg, M.D., lead researcher and professor of radiology
at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. "M...id co-author Bonnie Yankaskas, Ph.D., professor of radiology
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After additional imaging work-up, cancer was u...
MRIs made safe for people with modern defibrillators and pacemakers
...An electro-physiologist and professor of medicine, radiology
and biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute, Halperin has long led efforts to expand access to MRI. Except for research purposes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not authorized any...
Use of helical MDCT better at detecting abnormal airways
...cted by Vancouver General Hospital's department of radiology
in Vancouver, BC, Canada. "Although high resolution CT [when using 1 to 1.5 millimeter slices every 10 millimeters] has been regarded as the radiological gold standard in the diagnosis of bronchiectasis, we knew from previous studies that it had si...
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania selected to '25 Most Influential' list in radiology
...ts "25 Most Influential" movers and shakers in the radiology
industry in 2006. Every year, RT Image magazine pr... and organizations based on who has influenced the radiology
profession in a positive way in the last year. RT Image selected HUP for its recent installation ...
Preoperative brain mapping alters tumor surgery
... Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D., associate professor of radiology
in the neuroradiology division at Duke. When brain tumors are located at the body's control center for thinking, sensation and movement, they can drastically affect a person's physical and cognitive abilities. In addition, surgical removal can be t...
Penn researchers to get 7 Tesla whole-body MRI system
...w, cutting-edge technological tool in the field of radiology
- a 7 Tesla whole-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) system. Penn's Department of Radiology will become the first in the Greater Philadelphia region to acquire one of these ultra high-field scanners. Only a handful of them are in operation elsewhe...
NIH funds $2 million magnetic resonance system at Yale
...Led by Douglas L. Rothman, professor of diagnostic radiology
and biomedical engineering, the MR system will be a shared resource for several investigators who are funded by the National Institutes of Health. Yale has recruited two new faculty members, Professors Hoby Hetherington and Jullie Pan, to develop new...
MRI scans in premature infants can predict future developmental delays
...Inder, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, of radiology
and of neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and pediatric researchers in New Zealand and Australia found that the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were able to determine abnormalities in the white matter and gray ...
Obesity an increasing obstacle to medical diagnosis
...st issue of Radiology. Researchers assessed all radiology
exams performed at Massachusetts General Hospital ...imaging quality, Dr. Uppot and colleagues analyzed radiology
records from a 15-year span at MGH. They searched for incomplete exams that carried the label "limit...
Study recommends new tool to assess blunt abdominal trauma
...e departments of emergency, internal medicine, and radiology
at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy. "The objective of our study was to prospectively compare the diagnostic value of sonography, contrast-enhanced sonography, and CT for the detection of solid organ injuries in blunt abdominal trauma ...
Memory loss affects more of the brain than previously thought
... Jeffrey R. Petrella, M.D., associate professor of radiology
and director of Alzheimer's Disease Imaging Research Laboratory at Duke. "So in many ways the AD brain may be like a computer that is having problems with both its temporary files and its hard-drive files." MCI affects an estimated 15 percent of the ...
Team approach to rare cardiovascular, renal surgery at UT Southwestern provides impressive results
...ng urology, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology
and medical oncology to treat patients with this rare and complex type of kidney tumor and have recorded some of the most successful patient outcomes nationally. "We now have experience as a group of doctors taking care of these high-risk surgical pa...
Older women have far fewer mammograms than they report
...cess to care, education and income," said Kagay, a radiology
resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. "Self-reported studies of mammography screening had suggested that there were no significant differences in screening frequency by race -- our study found jus...
New MRI technique shows emphysema in asymptomatic smokers
...hor and assistant professor of medical physics and radiology
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Emphysema is a chronic, progressive lung disease, which permanently damages the air sacs in the lungs. As the size of the air sacs (or "airspaces") increase, cavities form in the lung tissue, hindering oxygen ...
Disparities among children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
... also assessed based on billing for events such as radiology
testing, laboratory testing, clinic visits, and inpatient care. The findings showed that there was a trend toward a higher number of joints affected by arthritis in the Medicaid group, which comprised 40 (14%) of the 295 children evaluated. They als...
UW licenses innovated cardiovascular software to VPDiagnostics
...rocessing expert, collaborated on the project, and radiology
fellows Fei Liu and Dongxiang Xu completed the programming....
Near 100 percent mammagraphy recall compliance costs less than a quarter per patient
...t, according to a recent study administered by the radiology
department at the University of Michigan in Ann Ar...roline Blane, MD, lead researcher of the study and radiology
department associate chair for clinical services. "We use clerical time to track down noncompliant p...
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