Tag: "ultrasound" at medical news
Rice's Drezek wins $3M grant for breast cancer research
...use a variety of imaging technologies like x-rays, ultrasound
and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. But all of these technologies provide low-resolution, non-specific anatomic images of tissue." Research in Drezek's lab takes a different approach to clinical breast cancer imaging, focusing on the development...
New tool being tested at Penn to halt recurrence of atrial fibrillation
...sts at Penn are now using a high intensity focused ultrasound
(HIFU) ablation system. Its the first to deliver energy bursts forward in a complete circle, all at once, from outside of the vein. This invasive procedure is done in the lab with balloon catheters while the patient is awake but sedated. Electrophy...
Pro-vitamin E shown to be active against breast cancer cells
... and tumour size was monitored every three days by ultrasound
imaging. The high resolution ultrasound
allows for more accurate measurement of tumour volume than any other non-invasive technique. The ...
Rochester study rolls out RU-486 to treat uterine fibroids
...a daily log and hemoglobin tests, and administered ultrasound
and other tests to assess uterine volume and tumor size. Safety monitoring was conducted throughout the trial. The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development funded the study. Results were dramatic. By the end of the study, for exampl...
Breast cancer treatment procedure gives women more options
...al Hospital in Chicago. This procedure, which uses ultrasound
to precisely guide balloon catheter placement to t...ry. This is the first study to assess the use of ultrasound
to guide the placement of the balloon catheter before partial breast irradiation therapy with brachy...
Noise-immune stethoscope helps medics hear vital signs in loud environments
...f wounded soldiers in Blackhawk helicopters. Using ultrasound
technology, the kind used to generate images of in...y (USAARL) in Fort Rucker, Ala., have developed an ultrasound
stethoscope that is nearly impervious to loud noise and is capable of making accurate readings at no...
New breast CT scanner rivals mammography
...bout whether a white spot is a tumor or a cyst, an ultrasound
can usually settle it before a biopsy provides the official diagnosis. But when doctors analyze a breast with dense tissue on mammography film, the image looks cloudy. White blotches and spidery white streaks known as fibro glandular densities perm...
Ultrasound mammography, volcano monitoring for aircraft safety
...s for airplanes flying near them? How might a new ultrasound
method for breast-cancer exams reduce false positi...uric ( email@example.com ) and his colleagues use ultrasound
waves instead of x rays to image breast tissue. According to Duric, the advantages of using ultraso...
Diabetes drug may reduce cardiovascular risks
...o make more insulin. Patients received a baseline ultrasound
to measure the thickness of the lining and middle layers of the carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain. The arteries' thickness is a marker for coronary atherosclerosis and a predictor of future heart attack. The patients were then evaluate...
AIUM to host Annual Convention
...sional skills, and view the newest advancements in ultrasound
technology while earning up to 33.5 AMA PRA Catego...logists (ARRT). More than 100 courses in various ultrasound
specialty areas will be offered throughout the convention. Participants may choose from many differe...
Heart failure: Mayo Clinic reveals abnormality in filling of the heart is frequent culprit
...pler echocardiography. This technique is a form of ultrasound
based on the Doppler shift variation in sound wave frequency to determine normal and abnormal blood flow status in the heart. Results showed that of the 556 heart patients, 44 percent had filling abnormalities that had never before been detected. Thi...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...School of Medicine study. Researchers used bedside ultrasound
and charts to determine the diaphragm thickness of 20 intensive care unit (ICU) patients, within 48 hours of intubation. Weekly follow-up images were obtained until patients were either removed from the ventilator or died. Researchers found a signifi...
AACE/AIUM join forces to enhance quality and safety in thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound procedures
...g training, safety, and policies and procedures in ultrasound
examinations. In the joint announcement, Dr. Lenn...e AACE course requirements for thyroid/parathyroid ultrasound
certification and recertification, and determined that those endocrinologists successfully completin...
High-energy clamp simplifies heart surgery for atrial fibrillation
... Cox-Maze lesions -- these use microwaves, lasers, ultrasound
or freezing. Damiano believes that the type of device used at the School of Medicine is superior because other types of devices may not be as consistent or as fast and can cause collateral damage to other areas of the heart. Damiano and colleagues ...
10 top Australian scientists predict major medical advances
...irth Advances in microsurgery and the capacity of ultrasound
to monitor development will soon see unborn babies undergoing complex surgery to correct abnormalities like holes in the heart and facial malformations, strengthening their chances of survival and improving their quality of life....
Low birth weight infants may have cognitive and physical problems when they reach adolescence
...ite matter (nerve tissue) of the brain on neonatal ultrasound
and who spent more days on a ventilator as an infant were more likely to have motor difficulties. Social disadvantages, a lower fetal growth ratio (calculated by dividing birth weight by the median weight for the infant's age) and white matter injur...
Foodborne pathogens hard to remove from produce, research is ongoing
...e Hao Feng. Feng is developing a process that uses ultrasound
and low temperatures to kill pathogenic organisms ...se to adhere to produce, and Feng experiments with ultrasound
treatments that are yielding encouraging results. The scientists believe their work will soon make t...
University of Virginia health system wins $5.5 million grant to help detect atherosclerosis
...rast agents that one day may be used during simple ultrasound
examinations to detect and treat people with ather...visibility of the body's internal structures in an ultrasound
or x-ray image. The research promises to help people save money on their health care bill since ultr...
Mayo Clinic finds what causes men pain in prostate biopsy and best method to alleviate it
...ed more pain than the insertion of the transrectal ultrasound
probe, a small probe about the size of a cigar ins...sue. The biopsies were performed using a side-fire ultrasound
probe and a biopsy gun. Six biopsies were performed on the right and left side of the prostate of ea...
Liver diagnosis breakthrough with Mayo Clinic MRI development
...nventional imaging techniques, such as CT, MRI and ultrasound
are not capable of identifying liver fibrosis prior to the onset of cirrhosis," says Richard Ehman, M.D., Mayo researcher and lead investigator on the study. "The Elastogram" The healthy liver is very soft compared to most other tissues and espec...
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