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Breast CT Scanner Could Improve Cancer Screen Comfort

Researchers study system designed for diagnosis as way to treat disease FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- Breast computed tomography (CT) scans, already used experimentally to diagnose breast cancer, may also be able to treat it, a California researcher reports. "Breast CT is supe...

New chemistry techniques improve hybrid scanner performance

TORONTOA new PET/MR imaging system has been developed that can successfully provide whole-body images of rats and other small animals, according to researchers at SNM's 56th Annual Meeting in Toronto. The new system could greatly improve imaging capabilities and advance research in many areas. ...

Stanford blood scanner detects even faint indicators of cancer

A team led by Stanford researchers has developed a prototype blood scanner that can find cancer markers in the bloodstream in early stages of the disease, potentially allowing for earlier treatment and dramatically improved chances of survival. The system based on MagArray biodetection chips ca...

Siemens Unveils MR Oncology Applications and Dedicated Breast Scanner at RSNA 2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare ( www.siemens.com/healthcare ) redefines Magnetic Resonance (MR) in Oncology with Tim(TM) (Total imaging matrix) technology at the 94th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from Nove...

Bat Scan to the Rescue: New Clubhouse CT Scanner Helps Eliminate Exploding Bats

Thirty-second Scan Can Uncover Hidden Defects in Maple Bats Before Disaster Strikes for Fans, Players and Coaches CLEVELAND, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first baseball-bat dedicated application of a portable, battery-operated CT scanner -- able to detect hidden flaws or d...

Naviscan PET Systems to Place High-Resolution PET Scanner at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan PET Systems, a privately held company specializing in the development of high-resolution PET scanners, announced today that a contract has been signed to place a scanner on-site at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston...

MRI/PET scanner combo

Two kinds of body imaging -- positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- have been combined for the first time in a single scanner. MRI scans provide exquisite structural detail but little functional information, while PET scans -- which follow a radioactive trace...

RemoteScan - Scanner Connectivity Software for EMR (Electronic Medical Record) Systems

MISSOULA, Mont., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with the annual HIMSS healthcare IT conference, RemoteScan Corporation ( http://www.Remote-Scan.com ) has announced a new release and new pricing of its popular RemoteScan(R) software. RemoteScan makes it possible for users of EMR (Electroni...

Naviscan's PEM Flex(TM) Scanner Shows Promising New Data in Breast Cancer Management

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan PET Systems(R), a privately held company specializing in high resolution PET scanners, announced today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium -- new clinical data from a study using the PEM Flex scanner in breast cancer management. PEM Flex(T...

Siemens Celebrates First Installation of SOMATOM Definition AS 20 CT Scanner

MALVERN, Pa., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siemens Healthcare opens doors to new applications in computed tomography (CT) imaging with the first installation of its SOMATOM (R) Definition AS (Adaptive Scanner) 20-slice configuration CT system at Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). As ...

Diagnostic Centers of America Retains NewsMark Public Relations to Showcase Its Rise as Only Medical Facility in South Florida With World's Most Advanced Cardiac Scanner

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsMark Public Relations has been retained by Diagnostic Centers of America (DCA) to showcase its $2 million purchase from Siemens of a revolutionary breakthrough in cardiac and diagnostic medical imaging, enabling physicians to obtain clearer images...

64-Slice CT Scanner Is More Heart Friendly

64-slice CT scanner is a new innovation to examine one’s heart.Usually an angiogram is performed where a thin flexible tube is threaded into an artery //in the groin or forearm and advanced through the arterial system into the heart, where x-ray images are taken. This would take a few hours but...

New Portable Helmet Scanner To Examine Newborns

A new portable helmet scanner has been developed for premature and newborn babies that helps doctors save them by generating images showing // how the baby brain is working. Currently, there are two main ways of performing brain scans on small babies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can pro...

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

PET scans can detect twice the number of vaginal cancer and cancerous lymph//nodes than CT scans. This was the finding from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. An article has appeared in the July 1st issue of the ‘International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biol...

Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner

Drug-coated stents are minute coils implanted in the artery that gradually releases a medicine to ensure the artery does not clog again. It is estimated that drug-coated// stents have indeed saved the lives of more than six million people in the world. Drug coated stents were not doubted for...

Premier Army Hospital Acquires PET-CT Scanner

A Medical Cyclotron Centre and a Positron Emission and Computerised Tomography (PET-CT) scanner has been acquired by a premier army hospital here. // The hospital will become only the fourth in the country to acquire such a scanner that would help to enhance its nuclear medicine imaging capabilitie...

Healthy Step : 7000 (S)caught under the Scanner

Thousands of ordinary families will now form part of a unique experiment that will be a step forward in bettering the Health and Welfare of the Scots. // 7000 Scots will be tracked for ten years, against varied factors – with a motive to change the reputation of Europe, now known as "sick man...

Skin Cancer Clinics under the Scanner

Australian specialists say that some skin cancer clinics are indulging in unnecessary removal of moles which are harmless, but miss some genuine // melanoma cases. Plastic surgeons as well as dermatologists say that some cases have had questionable procedures that have left ugly scars. In an ...

Play it Straight with Swine Flu, AA Travel Insurance Advises

...ld think it natural that they may continue to travel in the hope that their discomfort is temporary. If an airline says they can't board or an airport scanner picks up that they have swine flu, holidaymakers would then need their diagnosis confirmed by a medical practitioner and the condition would be cove...

Study: Being active as a preschooler pays off later in childhood

...f as they grow older." The UI team tested the body fat and activity level of 333 kids at ages 5, 8 and 11 using gold-standard technology: a special scanner that accurately measures bone, fat and muscle tissue, and an accelerometer that measures movement every minute. The kids wore accelerometers to record...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

...ast cancer detection. In the cone beam breast CT scanner, a woman lies face down on a special table with one breast suspended through an opening. A CT scanner rotates around the breast, collecting data that are reconstructed into a three-dimensional image. The total dose of radiation is the same as in a conv...

Neusoft Medical's Latest Innovation, NeuViz 16 CT Scanner, Approved by FDA for the U.S. Market

...so marked as the first of its kind in China. As its first 16 multi-slice CT scanner was shipped to its U.S.-based customers recently, Neusoft Medical has made ...om.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061219/CNTU012LOGO ) NeuViz 16 multi-slice CT scanner is designed with the latest integrated detector for optimized SNR and scann...

Can brain scans read your mind?

...shed in the October 2009 issue of the journal Psychological Science . In the study, 130 healthy young adults had their brains scanned in an MRI scanner at UCLA's AhmansonLovelace Brain Mapping Center while they performed one of eight mental tasks, including reading words aloud, saying whether pairs of...

Nu Skin Chairman Recognized With 2009 International Award for Outstanding Business Performance

...countries. Nu Skin has previously been honored with three Stevie Awards - two American Business Awards for Most Innovative Company for the BioPhotonic scanner in 2005, and for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program for the company's Nourish the Children business initiative in 2007. In 2008, Nu Skin Kor...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

...edically exposed cohorts, were used to estimate the excess lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer," the authors write. Because of differences in scanner models and techniques, radiation dose from a single scan varied more than 10-fold, the authors note. Organs or tissues estimated to receive measurable...

Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks

...ngle protocol -- set of rules -- for such a scan, which can be done on a variety of equipment, Einstein said. "This was first proposed in 1990, and CT scanner technology has changed, so it is not clear what the protocol might be," he noted. The study found roughly a 14-fold difference in radiation dosage ...

Brain section multitasks, handling phonetics and decision-making

...the journal Psychological Science . To conduct the research, scientists studied 13 women and five men, ages 19 to 29. All were brought into an MRI scanner at Brown University's Magnetic Resonance Facility. An MRI machine, with its powerful magnet, allows technicians to measure blood flow in response to d...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

...nment, 16 magnetic items were brought into the MRI scanner room without becoming airborne and five magnetic items were almost allowed into the MRI scanner room. Proper techniques for scanning patients for ... equipment that can and cannot be brought into the scanner room are also detailed in this article. Consumer t...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

...ing instead, according to a study performed at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Prospective ECG triggering enables the CT scanner to monitor the ECG signal of several heart beats in real time and turns the radiation beam on only during alternate beats; retrospective ECG gating al...

Sanford Installs New Low Dose CT Technology

...tion (ASIR) technology works with GE's 64-slice CT scanner to reduce radiation levels by 30-40 percent while ...his new technology be located with the 64-slice CT scanner in Sanford Children's Hospital , but also with the 64-slice CT scanner in Sanford's emergency department, Trauma 5. A CT ...

VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: New Treatment in Breast Cancer Detection

...mediaseed.tv/oneClip_C/?feed=KmAdskkAWyriUTQcX9fLjuG_zA0wEhsO Now a new type of ultrasound treatment, the Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume scanner (ABVS), may help find what traditional mammography misses. In fact, a study published in 2008 found that adding a screening ultrasound examination to...

Measuring brain atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment

... the Memory Disorders Clinic at UC San Diego Medical Center have been successfully using a fully computerized procedure that takes images from the MRI scanner and translates them into quantitative values, according to Rafii, the clinic's director. UC San Diego was the first clinic site to use this technolo...

Imaging Is Now Easier for the Area's Vulnerable Children

...nter is the First in the Region with a Portable CT scanner Washington (Vocus) June...ed the first portable computerized tomography (CT) scanner in the Washington, DC area on Friday, June 5. Both...movement of the patient." The portable CT scanner delivers high resolution images that are effective...

Baylor Dallas Opens Nation's First Neurosurgical OR Suite Featuring BrainSUITE iMRI, GE Healthcare MR Surgical Technology

...uipped to use a high-definition magnetic resonance scanner and BrainSUITE iMRI navigation system that will he... allows patients to be moved from the OR to the MR scanner and back during surgery. Three additional neu...e, intra-operative images of the brain from the MR scanner with the spatial position of the surgical instrume...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of New York Children

... be scanned in less than two seconds. Providing detailed measurements, the scanner process is faster and cleaner than plaster casting formerly used to obtain ...the necessity of more extreme intervention," Weiner said. "The use of this scanner provides an exact helmet fit and the data reveals to physicians and reimbur...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of New Jersey Children

... be scanned in less than two seconds. Providing detailed measurements, the scanner process is faster and cleaner than plaster casting formerly used to obtain ... Stuart Weiner, CPO of Nouveau Prosthetics and Orthotics. "The use of this scanner provides an exact helmet fit and the data reveals to physicians and reimbur...

STARscanner, STARband Cranial Helmets Making a Difference in the Lives of Children

... be scanned in less than two seconds. Providing detailed measurements, the scanner system is faster and cleaner than plaster casting formerly used to obtain t...the necessity of more extreme intervention," Weiner said. "The use of this scanner provides an exact helmet fit and the data reveals to physicians and reimbur...

Siemens Demonstrates Groundbreaking Approach to Stroke Diagnosis at ASNR 2009

...a, May 16-21, Siemens Healthcare (booth #207) brings stroke diagnosis to the patient with a combination of Siemens SOMATOM(R) computed tomography (CT) scanner technology and CT Neuro Engine, offering a unique and complete solution for all aspects of neuroradiology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cg...

PreXion Adds a Fast, High-Volume Data Storage and Archiving System for Use With Its PreXion3D CBCT X-ray System

...DataServer/PX marks a significant storage and file management upgrade to the PreXion3D system. DataServer/PX seamlessly integrates with the PreXion3D scanner system and allows for the storage of up to 2 terabytes of data, equivalent to 6,000 CT scans that can be quickly and efficiently retrieved for 3D view...

Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Reports Fiscal 2009 Revenue Increased 11% to a Record $111.6 Million and Earnings Per Share Increased 40% to $1.46

...es of Zicam products at retail outperformed the cough/cold category. For the 52 weeks ended March 22, 2009, retail unit sales (three-outlet syndicated scanner data, not including Wal-Mart or club stores) of Zicam products decreased approximately 1%, while the total cough/cold category declined approximately ...
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