Tag: "ultrasound" at medical news

Drug-ultrasound combination increases reopening of blocked arteries after stroke

...d clot-busting medication combined with low-energy ultrasound appears to reopen clogged arteries in stroke patie...enever possible, they were also given a low-energy ultrasound treatment at the site of the clot. The ultrasound, which attempted to break up the clot, was adminis...

St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix offers special test for children with stroke risk

...dren's Health Center in Phoenix is using a special ultrasound to identify the risk for stroke in children who ha...ickle cell disease. The transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound measures blood flow in the arteries, identifying the narrowness of the artery and assessing stroke r...

International breast health guidelines

...xamination to women in at-risk groups, followed by ultrasound or mammography to confirm the discovery of suspected lumps."We encourage ministries, cancer organizations, health professionals and patient networks across the world to actively engage in bridging the widening gap between what is and what could be," ...

Researchers develop portable 'vein finder' for faster, more accurate injections

... an inexpensive, handheld device that uses Doppler ultrasound technology to find veins quickly. "Depth and angl...nt used to determine the vehicle's speed. Doppler ultrasound is similar, except that acoustical waves are transmitted. Compared to static skin and tissue, blood ...

People who restrict calories have 'younger' hearts

...e of younger people when examined by sophisticated ultrasound function tests, and they tend to have more desirab...and pump less effectively as people get older, but ultrasound examinations showed that the hearts of the people on caloric restriction appeared more elastic than ...

10 million 'missing' female births in India due to selective abortion

...n for most of the past two decades since access to ultrasound became widespread, then a figure of 10 million missing female births would not be unreasonable. He adds: "Women who have already had one or two female children are clearly at highest risk". (Quote by e-mail does not appear in published paper) Profess...

Stroke risk returns when children with sickle cell disease stop transfusions

...le abnormal transcranial Doppler study, which uses ultrasound to measure blood flow through the brain, and before confirmatory tests could be performed. Drs. Adams and Virgil C. McKie, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, identified the painless, relatively inexpensive transcranial Doppler as a way to identify ch...

A few squares of dark chocolate a day may stave off artery hardening in smokers

...and cocoa products for 24 hours. After two hours, ultrasound scans revealed that dark chocolate significantly improved the smoothness of arterial flow, an effect which lasted for eight hours. Blood sample analysis also showed that dark chocolate almost halved platelet activity. Antioxidant levels rose sharply ...

New brain scan technology could save babies' lives

...nd blood flow. Combining the advantages of MRI and ultrasound but avoiding their disadvantages, MONSTIR, the first scanner of its kind in the world, uses an innovative technique called optical tomography to generate images showing how the brain is working. In optical tomography, light passes through body tissue...

Beyond Tom Cruise - the bigger ultrasound picture

...ugh education, certification, and accreditation of ultrasound facilities" asserted Lennard Greenbaum, MD, presid...al community regarding Tom Cruise's purchase of an ultrasound machine for personal use. As the association for medical ultrasound, the AIUM leads in addressing th...

Noninvasive ultrasound treatment shrinks fibroids

...totally noninvasive procedure using high-intensity ultrasound waves to heat and destroy uterine fibroid tissue s...clinical trial. Magnetic resonance-guided, focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows radiologists to precisely target fibroids without harming healthy surroundin...

Liver transplants may not be indicated for cystic fibrosis patients with bleeding complication

...a liver appearance indicative of cirrhosis when an ultrasound was performed, although the majority either had no clinical indications of liver disease (other than the bleeding) or suffered only temporarily from ascites (an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen). These patients were treated with a variety of non-...

AIUM to host annual convention

...cated solely to medical ultrasound. More than 2000 ultrasound professionals from diverse specialty areas are exp...ave the opportunity to view the newest and best in ultrasound technology, network with colleagues from around the world, and enhance their professional skills thr...

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

...sponse to recent news of a celebrity purchasing an ultrasound machine for home use, the American Institute of Ul...of ultrasound. "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 ...

Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients

...an tracking the cells using radioactivity and that ultrasound failed to accurately guide injection of the cells ...he area containing a tumor. Currently, doctors use ultrasound to guide the needle, and dendritic cells carrying a radioactive tag are sometimes used to try to dou...

Stress echo tests shown to predict cardiac death, illness in higher-risk women

...ease. Dobutamine stress echocardiography tests are ultrasound heart scans in which patients are injected with a drug that makes the heart beat faster to determine if they have abnormalities of the heart wall. No exercise is involved. Traditional echocardiography tests are performed without the aid of drugs by h...

Cells derived from heart stem cells can repair heart attack damage

...acebo cells 20 days after heart attack, then using ultrasound echocardiography to measure the ability of the hearts to pump blood throughout the body. The hearts treated with cardiosphere-derived cells performed an average of 15 percent to 20 percent better than those treated with either of the controls. "It w...

Womb needed for proper brain development

... project at Hamilton Health Sciences, said that an ultrasound study of the brains of babies born around 26 weeks gestation showed that certain aspects of brain development were very compromised compared to infants in utero. "These findings indicate that the normal early maturation of the brain may be compromise...

International team of experts leads new stroke journal

...gioplasty and stenting, the genetics of stroke and ultrasound and thrombolysis. "Blackwell Publishing feels that International Journal of Stroke will make a very important contribution to research and debate in this vital area of medicine" adds Dr Andrew Robinson, Director of Medical Publishing at Blackwell. "...

High income earners use more diagnostic imaging

...d for all but a few procedures. Only for obstetric ultrasound were rates of use for women in the lowest-income group higher than those for women in the highest-income group. All of these comparisons took into account the patient's level of illness (morbidity). The differences in rates of utilization varied, but...

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