Landmark Research Study is Launched to Assess Impact of Personal Genetic Testing
... Study participants age 18 and older can receive a scan
genome and a detailed analysis of their ... diets and psyches."
Affymetrix will scan
each participant's genome and Navigenics(TM) will
interpret the scan
results and offer personalized guidance on steps ...
Diagnostic Center for Disease: Prostate Biopsy Spreads Prostate Cancer Cells
... of data from patients with a positive MRI-S scan
the Diagnostic Center for Disease(TM) found 75 ... 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance
Imaging Spectroscopy scan
(MRI -S) which predicted and confirmed ... scanning procedures like PET scan, CAT scan
scans. The MRI -S at 3.0 Tesla ...
AspenBio Pharma Reports Strong Results with Appendicitis Triage Blood Test from Large Multiple Hospital Study
... AppyScore Screen Test in
conjunction with a CT scan
resulted in a specificity of 99% (95% CI = 97%
to ... lower body fat in this
age group, the CT scan
imaging is more challenging. Also, this age group ... upon the determination of the ER physician, a CT scan
may also be
scheduled. CT scans generally take ...
deCODE Receives California Clinical Laboratory License
... and glaucoma. deCODEme(TM) is the world's first retail
genome analysis service, avialable at http://www.decodeme.com . The full
genome Complete scan
scan and the Cardio and Cancer scans build on deCODE's
global leadership in the discovery of common variations in the sequence of
the human genome ...
Breast MRI Scan Could Determine Need for Radiation Therapy
... cancer has
spread to their lymph nodes, a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan
replace exploratory surgery as the method for determining whether ... lymph nodes? Our study showed
that tumor characteristics as seen on an MRI scan
may be the answer."
The ultimate benefit is that some women can be ...
Are PET Scans Beneficial During Cancer Diagnosis, Staging and Monitoring?
According to Freedman, an oncologist usually combines a PET scan
computed tomography (CT) to capture higher resolution pictures of ... doses of radiation, about 150
chest x-ray equivalents (CXREs) for a PET scan
and 350 to 550 CXREs for
combined PET and CT scans. One CXRE equals the ...
Neurocrine Biosciences Reports First Quarter 2008 Results
... mineral density comparator plus using DXA scan
additional long-term 2. Dysmenorrhea and safety assessments ... impact of longer term treatment on bone mineral
density as measured by DXA scan
at the conclusion of dosing and at 6-months
and 12-months post-treatment. ...
STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of Children
... her neurosurgeon.
Amelia underwent a painless two-second computerized scan
orthotic specialist the information necessary to fabricate a ... Inc. It can be either fabricated from
3-D head shape data, such as a scan
from a STARscanner system or by taking
a plaster impression. The headband ...
PET Scans Show Gene Therapy Normalizes Brain Function in Parkinson's Patients
... movement and another that affects cognition. The results from the
study on the gene therapy patients show that only the motor
networks were ... disability, added Dr.
"Having this information from a PET scan
allows us to know that what we
are seeing is real," Dr. Eidelberg added. ...
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Features Discovery of Asbestos-Related Pain Origin from Scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit
... some patients experience," said Dr. Harbut.
This new imaging approach involves enhancing images obtained on the 64-slice high resolution CT scan
using the Vitrea(R) imaging software program by Vital Images. By using this imaging approach, Dr. Harbut was able to demonstrate that:
deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia
... CEO of deCODE and corresponding author on the paper.
In the first phase of the study, the deCODE-led SGENE consortium
conducted a genome-wide scan
of more than 300,000 SNPs in a total of 17,000
patients and controls from England, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy and
Scotland. The 1500 SNPs with ...
One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials
... the United States, Canada, and abroad -- have had an impact on everything from health care (the pacemaker from the University of Minnesota , the CAT scan
from Georgetown, laser cataract surgery from the University of California-Los Angeles ) to better living at home (plexiglass from McGill University ...
Des Moines Register Reports SpectraScience LUMA Enhances Cervical Cancer Exams
... is normal, pre-cancerous or cancerous without physically removing tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical Biopsy System uses light to optically scan
tissue and provide the physician with an immediate analysis. With FDA approval for sale in the U.S. and the CE Mark for the European Union, the ...
Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells
... studies by Hakonarson's team is the first to identify common genetic variants associated with autism. By using highly automated genotyping tools that scan
the entire genome of thousands of individuals, the researchers found that children with ASDs were more likely than healthy controls to have gene ...
New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival
... surviving only an average of 12 months after diagnosis. Typically, patients receive six to seven weeks of treatment, followed by a traditional MRI scan
six weeks after completing therapy to determine if the tumor shrank. If the cancer did not respond to the treatment, a new approach may be tried.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Preliminary Data From Phase II Bavituximab Lung Cancer Trial
... of bavituximab, carboplatin and paclitaxel was completed. Eight of the 11 objective tumor responses were confirmed by at least one repeat scan
no less than four weeks after the criteria for response were first met.
Secondary objectives of the study include measuring time to tumor ...
Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit Cancer Treatment and X-ray Imaging Technologies at China Med Exhibition
... distribution business in China. "We will exhibit a variety of X-ray tubes, including one capable of completing a full CT (computed tomography) scan
in half a second."
"Varian is pleased to be showcasing its radiotherapy and X-ray products at China Med this year and to be expanding its ...
Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors
... the medical community to gauge the success of a kidney tumor treatment option -- since most kidney tumors would be visible within a year with a CT scan
or MRI. The use of percutaneous cryoablation should not be limited -- as it has been -- to patients who have other diseases that make surgery very ...
Neuro Kinetics: Research Suggests I-Portal(R) NOTC Data Shows Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries That Other Technologies Miss
... be able to indicate mild traumatic brain injuries that other evaluation methods missed," Kiderman said. "The patient in our study had undergone a CT scan
after his accident, but those results were negative. The I-Portal NOTC's were not. The patient felt he was not healthy, and our results support ....
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: New Gene-Searching Method Uncovers Possible New Targets for Crohn's Disease Drugs
... that combines a statistical tool that identifies genes interacting on the same biological pathways with highly automated gene-hunting techniques that scan
the whole genome, an international team of researchers has discovered new genes involved in Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a chronic and painful ...
deCODE Breakthrough in Thyroid Cancer May Enable More Targeted Risk Assessment and Earlier Intervention
... other risk factors and promoting early intervention if cancer is
detected. We are already including these risk variants in our deCODEme full
and deCODEme Cancer scan, and are analyzing the possibility of
putting them into a reference laboratory diagnostic test," said Kari
Stefansson, CEO ...
Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens, Young Adults
... 6 marijuana joints daily in the final year before they stopped using the drug.
The study team performed a type of magnetic resonance imaging scan
called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) that measures water movement through brain tissues. "The abnormal patterns of water diffusion that we found ...
St. Jude Finds More Than 100 Gene Variations Linked With Response to Leukemia Treatment
of thousands of inherited genetic changes reveal specific variations linked to treatment failure and the fate of chemotherapy drugs in the body for ...
Major deCODE-led Study Underscores Role of the Brain in Obesity
... divided by their height in meters squared, and
individuals with a BMI greater than 30 are defined as obese. The 43 SNPs
identified in this first scan
were then analyzed in 5,500 Danes and genotypic
data from the 33,000 participants in the GIANT Consortium's research. This
analysis yielded SNPs ...
VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Results of Phase 2 Studies of VIA-2291 in Patients With Serious Cardiovascular Disease
... 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 validated by an independent
academic statistics group at Montreal ...
Landmark Study Demonstrates Potential of Radioimmunotherapy for Treatment of Indolent B-Cell Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
... as consolidation therapy following first-line therapy
in newly diagnosed patients as well as removing the need for the
pre-treatment nuclear medicine scan
on the basis of studies such as FIT and
accumulated safety data. We believe these steps will allow office based
hematologist/oncologists the ability ...
Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2 Million for Research on Cognitive and Mood Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
... B (PIB), an imaging
agent developed by Alzheimer's researchers to visualize amyloid protein
accumulation in the living brain, Dr. Growdon's team will scan
patients' brains. The researchers will then follow this cohort of patients
over a two-year period to determine the extent of cognitive ...
ATL/TV1102 Trial Results Presented at World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis
... (CVT1L) on MRIs taken
at weeks 4, 8 and 12.
Results: ITT population: 74 patients with a valid baseline MRI and at
least one post-baseline MRI scan
after first injection of study medication
(n=39 placebo, n=35 ATL1102). ATL1102 showed a significant reduction,
54.4%, in CNNAL (6.2 placebo, 3.0 ...
Despite Advances in the Accuracy of CT Colonography in Detecting Polyps, Digestive Health Experts Urge Patients to Consider Risks and Realities
... the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN),
raise several important issues for the public about colorectal cancer
screening using a CT scan
of the abdomen: the potential need for follow-up
with complete colonoscopy in many cases, the real risk of undetected and
unreported smaller growths ...
Markers in Blood and Spinal Fluid, and a New Imaging Agent, Show Promise for Early Detection of Alzheimer's
... between presence of amyloid in the brain and levels of
AB42 in CSF.
Overall, those people with high amounts of brain amyloid (as indicated
by PET scan
images showing positive PIB-binding) had low CSF AB42 (36/37,
97%). Those with low levels of brain amyloid (negative PIB-binding) had
high CSF AB42 ...
FDA Grants Market Clearance for the LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System Developed by InfraReDx, Inc. - A Novel Spectroscopy System for the Identification of Lipid Core Containing Plaques of Interest in the Coronary Arteries
... to detect the
chemical composition of the coronary plaques. At the completion of the
catheter pullback, the LipiScan console instantly displays the scan
on a "chemogram," a digital color-coded map of the location and intensity
of lipid core containing plaques of interest in the artery. A Lipid ...
STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Dallas Area Children
... cranial remolding orthosis
manufactured by Orthomerica Products, Inc. It can be either fabricated from
3-D head shape data, such as a scan
from a STARscanner system or by taking
a plaster impression. The headband is worn 23 hours a day, channeling head
growth by applying constant, gentle ...
Navigenics'(TM) Genome Analysis Used In Research Trial on the Impact of Providing Genetic Risk Assessments
... and ultimately improve people's
The Navigenics(TM) Health Compass is a new genetic risk assessment
service that combines an advanced genome scan
with the latest discoveries
in genetic medicine and personalized genetic counseling. It gives
individuals information on their genetic predisposition ...
BRAVE-3 Questions Value of Abciximab in PCI for Heart Attack
... compare how the two treatment
strategies affected the final amount of heart attack damage, as gauged by
blood flow in the heart muscle on a nuclear scan
five to 10 days later. The
researchers found no difference between the two groups: The damage involved
10 percent of the left ventricle, on average, ...
Oral Talactoferrin Alfa Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Refractory Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Final Phase 2 Study Results Presented at the 8th Annual Targeted Therapies for the Treatment Of Lung Cancer Meeting
... cycles or until disease
progression. All 100 patients were included in the intent-to-treat (ITT)
population. The 81 patients who had at least one CT scan
treatment were prospectively defined as the evaluable population. The
primary endpoint was overall survival in the 100-patient ITT ...
Neurocrine Biosciences Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2007 Results
... on endometriosis symptoms, this study is designed
primarily to assess the impact of longer term treatment on bone mineral
density as measured by DXA scan
at the conclusion of dosing and at 6-months
and 12-months post-treatment. Topline results from the 6-month treatment
period are expected in mid-2008. ...
Mayo Clinic Study Finds Further Association Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
... Ph.D., and Gloria Petersen, Ph.D.
As part of this ongoing research, a clinical trial studying the role of
high resolution secretin-enhanced CT scan
to diagnose early pancreatic
cancer in patients at high risk for pancreatic cancer is currently in
progress at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. ...
Siemens Preclinical Imaging System Helps The Methodist Hospital in Houston Further Its Research Mission
... analysis tools like syngo Scenium facilitate
neurological evaluation by enabling automatic correlation of a patient
study with an average brain scan
for assessment of abnormalities. Siemens Medical Solutions also offers products for the preparation of
radiopharmaceuticals. The Explora(R) family ...
Laquinimod, a Novel Oral Compound, Showed Significant Reduction in
Disease Activity in Patients with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple
... and MRI characteristics.
Patients were assessed clinically and by MRI scan
at week -4,
baseline, and monthly from weeks 12 to 36. The primary outcome ... compared with
placebo in the cumulative number of enhancing lesions per scan
the last four scans (mean SD= 2.6 5.3 vs. 4.2 9.2, p = ...