Tag: "ultrasound" at medical news
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center opens outpatient facility in Basking Ridge
...maging, mammography, stereotactic mammography, and ultrasound
diagnostics. Treatment tools include a CT simulator and two state-of-the-art linear accelerators that map and deliver intensity-modulated radiation beams. This leading-edge technology enhances the precision of radiation therapy while reducing radiati...
Rush researchers explore nanotechnology as diagnostic and treatment tool
...is to develop nanometer sized contrast agents with ultrasound
to diagnose ovarian cancer. Such nano ultrasonogra...allest capillaries. These tiny bubbles light up on ultrasound
and may be able to show the earliest vascular changes associated with ovarian malignancy. If this i...
Examination not sensitive enough to detect breech babies
...he position of their baby. This was followed by an ultrasound
scan to confirm the diagnosis. Clinical examination detected 70% of non-cephalic presentations. Correct diagnosis was greater for women with a previous pregnancy and lower body mass index. If this figure was applied to a general maternity populat...
Obesity an increasing obstacle to medical diagnosis
...ifficulties in rendering a diagnosis was abdominal ultrasound
(1.90 percent), followed by chest x-rays (0.18 percent), abdominal computed tomography (CT), abdominal x-rays, chest CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (all anatomic regions included). CT and MRI can be problematic because of weight limitation...
Study recommends new tool to assess blunt abdominal trauma
...d they often ask me to carry out contrast enhanced ultrasound
to rule out possible injuries to the solid organs of the abdomen, especially the spleen. The patients, too, appreciate this tool, especially youngsters and females, as it is very simple and user-friendly."...
Ultrasound may help regrow teeth
... human dental tissue. Using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound
(LIPUS), Dr. Tarak El-Bialy from the Faculty of Me... for Nanotechnology. The wireless design of the ultrasound
transducer means the miniscule device will be able to fit comfortably inside a patient's mouth while...
Pre-scan warnings would have caused extra distress say women with problem fetuses
... of women who were given bad news when they had an ultrasound
to detect possible anomalies at 20 weeks. Research published in the latest Journal of Advanced Nursing shows that although women wanted to be told immediately if a problem was detected, they didn't want a detailed list of possible problems flagged up...
Very early signs of atherosclerosis and heart failure seen together on MRI
... results of the MRI heart wall motion studies with ultrasound
measurements of the carotid arteries of the partic...ude treatment to lower cholesterol levels or using ultrasound
to watch for progression of atherosclerosis. Dr. Lima pointed out that this study could show only th...
New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging
...within a host of medical imaging platforms -- from ultrasound
and computed tomography (CT) to magnetic resonance imaging and molecular imaging. Use of these new agents may, in turn, significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, according to Kenneth Watkin, a professor in the department of speech ...
Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men
...d by prostate volume), hypoechoic lesions found in ultrasound
examinations, and cancer on biopsy. Researchers found that in cases with men whose BMI was 25 or above, a lower PSA density (PSAD) calculation needed to be used to accurately predict who had cancer. "This is important because the tendency for obes...
Overweight and obesity enlarges teenagers' hearts
...ars (245 girls and 215 boys). The researchers used ultrasound
and other methods to measure the size, shape and pumping function of the teenagers' hearts. The left ventricles of the hearts of both overweight and obese teenagers were larger and heavier than those of normal weight participants; but the obese teena...
WPI team receives $1.8 million to study atherosclerotic plaque progression and rupture
...hnology, and software that can be added to MRI and ultrasound
scanners to measure the structure of plaques and their internal stresses, and derive an index of their likelihood of rupture....
Cure for reading glasses may be in view
...." The U-M tool uses bubbles, ultrafast optics and ultrasound
to measure the thickness and rigidity of the lens ...nell said. "It uses exactly the same technology as ultrasound
imaging." In this way, researchers measure how far the bubbles have moved based on the force applied...
Baylor researchers develop 'bubble' technique for potential treatment of Type I diabetes
...he bubbles reach their target, they are burst with ultrasound
releasing the insulin genes into the pancreas. Using UTMD, researchers delivered the bubbles containing human insulin genes into the pancreas of rats and later found that the rat's blood sugar had been subsequently lowered. Another gene that regulate...
New GI technologies improve internal organ visualization
...May 21, 2006) As visualization technologies like ultrasound
continue to improve in quality and safety, researc...rchers to study the possible benefit of endoscopic ultrasound
to visualize the heart and help guide interventions. This study by researchers at Homerton Univer...
News briefs from Heart Rhythm 2006
...electrode in the heart. The receiver converts the ultrasound
into an electrical pulse that paces the heart. Wireless pacing could not be heard or felt by patients and no safety issues were identified. Chu-Pak Lau, MD, head of cardiology at the University of Hong Kong, called the new technology "an important ad...
SCAI Hildner Lecture highlights innovative techniques for plaque imaging
... For example, virtual histology uses intravascular ultrasound
to re-create a picture of the plaque, whereas optical computed tomography uses light to define its structure. Thermography relies on differences in temperature to identify inflamed, vulnerable plaque, while spectroscopy defines its chemical compositi...
Increase in thyroid cancer in US attributed to improved early detection
... become more sensitive, such as with the advent of ultrasound
and fine-needle aspiration, it has become possible to detect this subclinical disease. Thus, while increasing incidence of thyroid cancer might reflect an increase in the true occurrence of disease, it might also reflect increased diagnostic scrutiny...
New guidelines offer power to prevent stroke
...th hypertension, Start transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound
screenings for children with sickle cell disease at age 2 and consider transfusion therapy for those found to be at high stroke risk, Evaluate adult sickle cell patients for known stroke risk factors and manage them according to stroke prevention gu...
New treatment allow patients to return to pre-injury activity
...infrapatella tendons) were successfully treated by ultrasound
guided injections of hyperosmolar dextrose. These patients suffered from pain at rest and during normal daily activity as well as during and/or after physical/sporting activity. "I'd observed that the abnormal tendons were thickened and often demon...
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