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Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission

... tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and computed tomography (CT) acquisition systems in one unit. ... up to three PET*CT or single photon emission computed tomography and CT (SPECT*CT) studies ...

Cancer Centers of North Carolina Offers HDR Brachytherapy for Treatment of Cancerous Tumors

... provides advanced state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services including administration of chemotherapy, biologic and targeted therapies, computed Tomography (CT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), laboratory and pharmacy services, and an extensive clinical trials program connecting ...

Prospective Clinical Advantages of Trabecular Metal(TM) Technology Highlighted in Comparative Study

... at an intermediate term (mean of 7.7 years) follow-up. Bone mineral density adjacent to acetabular implants was evaluated using quantitative computed tomography (QCT). The data demonstrated that stress-shielding around standard titanium cementless acetabular components continues well beyond the ...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

... results of 101 percutaneous cryoablations on 91 patients who either couldn't undergo surgery or elected the interventional radiology treatment. Using computed tomography (CT) imaging, researchers could view tumors and probes in real time. Interventional cryoablation "has an excellent safety profile," said ...

Alseres Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment in First Stage of the Altropane(R) POET-2 Phase III Program

... binds to the dopamine transporter (DAT) protein found on the surface of dopamine-producing neurons, making it visible during Single Photon Emission computed Tomography or "SPECT" imaging. Since most forms of Parkinsonian Syndromes result in a decreased number of dopamine-producing cells, it would be ...

Stents Can Treat - Not Just Prevent - Strokes, Suggests Early Research

... because the blockage can be sticky and adhere to the wall of the artery, making it difficult to break up, said Dr. Hopkins. Researchers used computed tomography (CT) perfusion to determine if the use of a stent would be beneficial. "With CT perfusion we can tell if the brain is dead or alive," said ...

MRI Emerges As Vital Resource in Treatment of Back Pain

... including; diseases of the spinal cord, nerve roots, vertebrae, disks and blood vessels. With MRI there is no radiation risk to the patient. computed tomography (CT) has also improved in resolution and scanning speed and is often the only imaging method available for patients with pacemakers, nerve ...

Portable CT Increases Chance of Stroke Survival and Recovery

... CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research has found that the availability of a portable eight-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner in an emergency room can significantly increase the number of stroke victims who receive a potentially life-saving treatment. ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results of Phase 2 Studies of VIA-2291 in Patients With Serious Cardiovascular Disease

... a sub-study of patients in the ACS trial continued for an additional 12 weeks of treatment at the same dose followed by a 64 slice multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scan following up on the baseline MDCT scan that all patients had received. The statistical outcomes for the ACS trial were ...

Results Published in the Journal 'Cancer' Demonstrate that Oral Talactoferrin Alfa is Active as Monotherapy in Previously Treated Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

... confirmed metastatic or unresectable RCC had to have disease progression after being treated with at least one prior regimen of systemic therapy. computed tomography (CT) scan documentation of disease progression following the most recent therapy was required. Talactoferrin was administered at a dose of ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1b ZFP Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting

... instrument, to assess the threshold of detection of vibration and electrophysiological testing. A total neuropathy composite score (TNS) will also be computed to evaluate changes in nerve health. For each subject, the trial is expected to take 14.5 months: 2.5 months for screening and subject treatment ...

Eisai's Commitment to Oncology Demonstrated by Clinical Data to be Presented at ASCO Annual Meeting

... causing obstructive hydrocephalus. If a communication larger than the diameter of a wafer exists, it should be closed prior to wafer implantation. computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the head may demonstrate enhancement in the brain tissue surrounding the resection cavity after ...

Imaging Results From the ADAGIO-LIPIDS Reveal That Effects of Rimonabant on Cardiometabolic Risk Profile Include Loss of Visceral Fat and Mobilization of Liver Fat

... the effects of rimonabant on several features of HDL and on a comprehensive set of cardiometabolic markers. Furthermore, an imaging substudy using computed tomography was conducted to test, for the first time, the hypothesis that rimonabant could induce a loss of visceral fat and liver fat. "We know ...

Treatment Gives Lung Cancer Patients With Inoperable Tumors Two Years or More

... Ablation (RFA) During the procedure, an interventional radiologist guides a small needle through the skin into the tumor, generally by computed tomography (CT). Radiofrequency (electrical) energy is transmitted to the tip of the needle where it produces heat in the tissues. The dead tumor ...

ACR Supports American Cancer Society Inclusion of CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy) as Recommended Screening Tool for Colorectal Cancer in New Screening Guidelines

... the American Cancer Society (ACS) that the latest published research and preliminary results of recently completed trials support the inclusion of computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC) -- also known as virtual colonoscopy -- as a front-line screening exam for colorectal cancer. In the first-ever ...

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results

... primarily of stock-based compensation expense and depreciation and amortization, are expected to be approximately $20 million. Per share figures were computed on a weighted average basis of 26,362,723 shares of common stock outstanding at the end of the year. CONFERENCE CALL The company has scheduled a ...

Digital vs. Analog Mammography

... They use either charge-coupled devices (CCDs), flat-panel arrays or computed radiography cassettes. CCDs are self-scanning devices that provide an ... resolution to CCD. It can be used to cover the entire breast. The computed radiography cassette, utilizes laser beam scanning to de-energize the ...

Avid Announces Results of AV-1 Molecular Imaging Agent for Alzheimer's Disease Presented at AD/PD Meeting

... in the brain. Avid's technology can be used with a variety of imaging technologies such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon computed tomography (SPECT) and is currently being tested in a number of pilot human studies. In July 2006 Bayer Schering Pharma AG, Germany, a worldwide ...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes New Data on Gardasil, Merck's Cervical Cancer Vaccine

... 2 for analysis of vaccine impact in the general population. ***Evaluated only the HPV 16 L1 VLP vaccine component of GARDASIL. +P-values were computed for pre-specified primary hypothesis tests. All p-values were less than0.001, supporting the following conclusions: efficacy against HPV ...

Data Published in The Lancet Show Gardasil was 100 Percent Effective in Preventing High-Grade Vulvar and Vaginal Lesions Caused by HPV Types 16 and 18

... 2 for analysis of vaccine impact in the general population. ***Evaluated only the HPV 16 L1 VLP vaccine component of GARDASIL. +P-values were computed for pre-specified primary hypothesis tests. All p-values were less than0.001, supporting the following conclusions: efficacy against HPV ...

Top Line Results of Phase III Study in Acute Ischemic Stroke (DIAS-2) Do Not Demonstrate Difference Between Desmoteplase and Placebo

... but still salvageable tissue area around the primary location of stroke), which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or perfusion computed tomography (pCT). The primary efficacy endpoint in the study was clinical improvement at Day 90 defined for each patient as achievement of all three ...

Topline Results of Phase III Study in Acute Ischemic Stroke (Dias-2) Do Not Demonstrate Difference Between Desmoteplase and Placebo

... but still salvageable tissue area around the primary location of stroke), which was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or perfusion computed tomography (pCT). The primary efficacy endpoint in the study was clinical improvement at Day 90 defined for each patient as achievement of all ...

New Point-of-Care Methods to Measure Coronary and Cerebrovascular Risk

... has not been practical to screen every patient by directly assessing the arteries. Direct assays such as carotid ultrasound, coronary angiography, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) are usually reserved for patients believed to have significant disease. Some ...
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