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SNM clinical trials network expands phantom program for evaluating imaging centers

... centers. SNM intends to deliver and scan the phantom at an additional 20 imaging centers by the end of ... centers in a single trial. "The network's phantom program draws upon an SNM phantom imaging program that has been operational for ...

Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008 Results

... certain fair value adjustments that reduced the phantom stock and profits interest liabilities and a $2.3 ... value adjustments to reverse the excess phantom stock and Profits interest liabilities. ... reported within the other expenses. The phantom stock liability represents the value of shares of ...

Silence may lead to phantom noises misinterpreted as tinnitus

... phantom noises, that mimic ringing in the ears associated ... on their hearing senses, 68 percent experienced phantom ringing noises similar to that of tinnitus. This ... to only 45.5 percent of participants who heard phantom ringing when asked to focus on visual stimuli and ...

Radiology Support Devices Introduces New Breathing Phantom System

... and Nuclear Medicine announced its new Breathing phantom designed for radiation therapy quality assurance ... "We are very pleased to unveil our new Breathing phantom at this years ASTRO meeting," said Matthew ... will benefit as the Breathing phantom helps compensate for tumor motion without ...

Scientists search for brain center responsible for tinnitus

... more than 50 million Americans who experience the phantom sounds of tinnitus -- ringing in the ears that ... the brain signals responsible for creating the phantom sounds, using the animal models, and to test ... tinnitus at UB, weve been able to show that these phantom auditory sensations originated somewhere in ...

Dilon Technologies Explores Improvements in Molecular Breast Imaging

... 6800 high-resolution, small field-of-view gamma detectors. In one phantom study, contrast and signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio were calculated for ... procedures, thus limiting the system's versatility. While laboratory phantom studies with a dual-head system seem promising, it is not yet clear if or ...

Insurance May Be Hazardous to Your Health: "They Figured It Was Cheaper to Kill Me"

... Association for Justice. "Supreme Court Limits Patients' Right to Sue HMOs," 2004. (2) Daniel Barlow, "Health Insurers Fined for phantom Networks," Argus Times, May 26, 2009. Media contacts: Chuck Bins, 201-664-6386 The Marketing PR Network Jo Joshua Godfrey, ...

Annual SNM MI summit introduces the clinical trials network

... plans of the Clinical Trials Network, including the roles and responsibilities of participation in network imaging and manufacturing registries, the phantom program and the 2009 F-18-fluorothymidine (FLT) demonstration project. Representatives from drug trial sponsors will discuss the specific needs for ...

Actress Emmy Rossum to Act as Official Spokesperson of PiNKiTUDE, New Cause Marketing Initiative Inspired by MGM's Pink Panther, Benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

... actress, who stars as Bulma in the upcoming feature film "Dragonball," and who has starred in "Mystic River" (as Sean Penn's daughter), "The phantom of the Opera" (as Christine) and "The Day after Tomorrow" (as Jennifer Ramsey), will assist MGM Consumer Products and Susan G. Komen for the Cure in ...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

... limb can be a traumatic experience and, in some cases, emotional and physical pain can linger for years. To better understand the phenomenon, dubbed phantom limb syndrome, Universit de Montral graduate student Emma Duerden is inviting amputees to come forward and share their experiences for a major study. ...

Extremely low dose CT coronary angiography shows promise in assessing cardiac function

... it would be at the same level or lower than the level of radiation used in the nuclear medicine examination, Dr. Gladish said. A dynamic cardiac phantom was prepared and scanned with a 64-detector row CT scanner in both static and dynamic mode (with a simulated heart rate of 68 beats per minute). ...

The Leading Hotels of the World Recreates Film Fantasy in Uber-Luxury Trip: Around The World in 80 Ways

... wines to take home Chicago A one-bedroom Grand Deluxe Riverview Suite at Trump International Hotel & Tower; round-trip airport transfers in a phantom Rolls Royce; couple's massage at the Spa at The Trump; intimate dinner for two at Sixteen New York A Triplex Suite at The New York Palace Hotel; ...

Appropriate timing in the use of breast shields in children can further reduce MDCT radiation dose

... This was tested using a GE scanner and it may not work with other scanners, he said. Researchers performed MDCT on the chest an anthropomorphic phantom that represented a 5-year-old child. They obtained two scans in each of four sequences: without the shield, with a 2-ply bismuth shield, ATCM after ...

Overactive nerves in head and neck may account for 'ringing in the ears'

... helpful relatives in a family crisis. The resulting neuron firings in the cochlear nucleus, like too many phone calls, create the din of tinnitus, a phantom sound produced in the brain. In the study, Shore and the papers second author Seth Koehler, a U-M Ph.D. student in the U-M departments of ...

Oregon Scientific to Sponsor First-Ever Rock Concert on Mount Everest

... largest entertainment and sports insurance brokers. Joining Peters and Chippendale on the 18,000 foot climb will be musical legends Slim Jim phantom of the Stray Cats, Nick Harper, Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, and The Fixx's Cy Curnin and Jamie West-Oram. The entire "Everest Rocks" journey will be ...

Race Against Pain Coming to California

... to some semblance of order," Roman recalls. "I was wrong. My life became worse after the amputation." After his leg was removed, Roman suffered from phantom limb pain, which is very common to amputees -- especially the new wave of Iraq War veterans. Three "revisions" (a surgical shortening of the stump) ...

Hope for tinnitus sufferers

... from a similar brain distortion to that of amputees who experience phantom limb pain. For 5% of the population, the condition characterised by ... frequencies of the rogue sounds. A distortion also occurs in patients with phantom limb pain who have a shrunken area of that part of the brain which ...

Alien Hand Syndrome Causes Random Hand Movement

... of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders associated with abnormal motor control or abnormal awareness of action, such as utilization behavior, phantom limb, anosognosia [in which a person suffers a disability due to a brain injury but is unaware of it], or delusions of control in schizophrenia. ...

Tinnitus Patients can Lead a Normal Life

... this, therapeutic advice and sound therapy are used. The father of TRT is professor Pawel J. Jastreboff, who has defined tinnitus as a phantom auditory perception perceived only by the person. On applying the neurophysiological model in the University Hospital (of Navarre), Ms Heitzmann ...

National Neurosurgery Awareness Week Kicks Off During Annual Meeting of the AANS

... pain with state-of-the-art medical technology. The most commonly treated conditions that cause pain are atypical facial pain, failed spinal surgery, phantom limb pain, stroke, and headache. Source-Newswise S