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Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery

...t. The faux pas occurred as a result of Walsh’s CT scan being placed backward on the viewing screen before the surgery. Both the suspended doctors had no recent record of professional mistakes. However an official communiqué from the hospital said that both the doctors were suspended on Feb. 21st a day a...

Alcohol shrinks brain

...al lobe volume in about 1400 individuals using MRI scan and found that the frontal lobe had shrunk in less than 8% of individuals between 30 and 40 years old, compared with nearly 16% of those in their 40s and 38% of those in their 50s. About 61% of people in their 60s had shrunken frontal lobes. Older i...

Ecstasy shrinks brain!!-researchers unveil the secrets of MDMA.

...the brains of MMDA user verses non users using PET scan identified that there is a lasting reduction of serotonin transporters occurred throughout the brain and people who had used MDMA more often lost more serotonin transporters than those who had used the drug less frequently. The memory impairment fou...

Magnetic resonance angiography in clinical medicine

...e of MRI study and often, the patient having a MRI scan can have MRA study as well at the same time. Whereas MRI looks at the organs and soft tissues of the human body, MRA looks specifically at the blood vessels. It enables the determination of flow velocity, direction, and even profiles within the vesse...

New technique to diagnose heart disease

...eduled for a conventional test, giving them an MRI scan in addition. The new imaging technique, which does not involve any injections, was 63 per cent accurate in diagnosis of heart disease. The accuracy rose to 70 per cent when it came to looking at three-vessel or left main artery disease. What is more,...

Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time

...physical exam, an electrocardiogram, an ultrasound scan and blood tests to rule out other causes, such as kidney disease.// Even with all this, they are often wrong. A 15-minute blood test allows doctors to accurately find out whether patients with severe shortness of breath are suffering from congestive ...

Attempting Hypnosis for relaxation

...able position with your eyes closed. Then mentally scan your body, from the feet upwards, gently releasing any tension. Allow your thoughts to flow, but don't focus on any of them. Now imagine yourself in a favourite place or somewhere beautiful and tranquil. With practice, you'll be able to call up thi...

Schizophrenia detected early

...in imaging. The artificial brain reviews the brain scan of patients looking for certain characteristics in the brain blood flow, which could indicate schizophrenia. Dr Liddle said that recent evidence shows that certain parts of the brain are disrupted in schizophrenia. He said the differences between th...

Combined scan gives exact cancer diagnosis

...ith the more conventional computed tomography (CT) scan gives a more detailed diagnosis of such tumours. In PET, abnormal tissue is detected from the pattern of its biochemical activity - in this case, the rate at which it takes up glucose. Combined with the anatomical picture given by CT, doctors get a...

Scan correlates susceptible heart plaque

According to a recent study, a combined scan identifies unstable areas of plaque in coronary arteries that may signify danger of heart attack in the future. Fatty deposits, known as plaque, set the scene for heart disease. The build up of plaque - atherosclerosis - begins many years before any ...

Effect of Osteosarcoma predicted by scans

...me of the hitech scanning technologies recently. A scan that looks at glucose uptake in a tumour shows who has a poor prognosis. Osteosarcoma is a bone tumour which affects mainly younger people. //It's an unusual cancer and one where the outcome tends to be rather unpredictable. Researchers at the Univer...

Memory loss always goes hand with Depression

...arly 3,000 people in the US, some of who had a MRI scan which could indicate mild cognitive problems, such as memory loss. Researchers at Wake Forest University now report on this sub-group, observing that around 35 per cent also had psychiatric symptoms. These seemed to stem from impaired brain functio...

National Lung Study in the process

...ening or prevention trial >Have not had a CT scan of the chest or lungs within the past 19 months....

Associated scan for detecting ovarian cancer spread

Researchers have found that two types of scan are better than one when it comes to detecting spread of ovarian cancer within the abdominal cavity. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning is useful// for detecting the activity of tumour tissue, while computed tomography (CT) is good for imagi...

Use of CT scans to detect lung cancer questioned

...essary testing for lung nodules detected by the CT scan that turn out to be benign,// and the costs of the scan far outweigh the number of lives saved by annual full-body CT screening. Following this, the Nation...

Gene study links endometriosis, infertility

...s do have certain genetic markers, then a painless scan of a tissue or blood sample could provide an easier diagnosis, DePaolo predicted.Furthermore, if certain genes -- and the proteins they encode -- are altered in women with endometriosis, future remedies could help correct the disorder by targeting th...

Early Detection of Lung Cancer

...e millimeters to be followed up with using another scan in a year rather than further treatment. Only 9 pe...of suspicious lesions using a higher-resolution CT scan with or without PET scanning. In this group, 23 percent were found to have lung cancer. Doctors were...

Screening Cost-Effective for Lung Cancer

...tage is key to survival of the patient. While a CT scan //can detect early lung cancer, researchers wanted...o wanted to look at the cost-effectiveness of a CT scan for high-risk patients. The research was part of the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) that...

Treating Stroke Patients in Rural Areas

...e immediate access to computerized tomography (CT) scan images taken to help pinpoint the cause or location of a stroke. The study found no significant difference in the diagnosis and subsequent treatment recommendations made by neurologists in person and those made via the REACH system. "We can literal...

Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer's Disease

...ssess their progress. Results showed adding a PET scan improved the ability of neurologists to accurately...mentia 66 percent of the time. When a negative PET scan was added to the mix, that figure jumped to 96 percent. Similar results were seen for patients with ...

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