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VIA Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase 2 Results of VIA-2291 in Cardiovascular Patients Using Serial MDCT Imaging of Coronary Plaque

Data Presented at American Heart Association ATVB Conference Shows Reduction in Non-Calcified Plaque Volume and Fewer New Plaque Lesions in Treated Patients WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP ) today announced the results of...

Cone-beam CT: Just as useful as MDCT before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty

Cone-beam CT which is believed to deliver less radiation than MDCT is just as useful when evaluating patients before and after percutaneous vertebroplasty according to a study performed at the Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a mini...

MRI better than MDCT in detecting endoleaks, study says

Contrast-enhanced MR imaging is significantly superior to 16 slice multidetector CT in the detection of endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurisms (EVAR), according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Ospedale San Giovanni in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Endovascul...

Whole body MDCT just as 'good' as neck MDCT angiography in diagnosing head and neck injuries

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries can be diagnosed using whole body 16 multi-detector CT (MDCT); theres no need for an additional neck MDCT angiography examination according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center...

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

Using breast shields during pediatric chest MDCT reduces radiation dose and minimally increases image noise, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Childrens Hospital in L...

CAD plus MDCT useful in finding lung nodules

Computer-aided detection combined with MDCT improves radiologists ability to detect solid lung nodules early enough for them to be treated without increasing interpretation time according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris, France. The comparison of...

Radiation dose drastically reduced during whole chest MDCT

Emergency physicians who evaluate patients with non-specific chest pain using whole chest multi-detector CT (MDCT) combined with retrospective electrocardiogram (ECG) gating can reduce the patient radiation dose by 71% using MDCT combined with prospective ECG triggering instead, according to a stu...

MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

... mdct angiography leads to accurate recommendations for ...atients with severely blocked peripheral arteries. mdct angiography indicated that nine patients should un...thaner, MD, lead author of the study. In addition, mdct angiography indicated that ten patients could or d...

ER physicians don't follow clinical guidelines for diagnosing possible pulmonary emboli

... The number of mdct examinations for suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) is rapidly increasing amon...s with a low clinical suspicion for PE should undergo D-dimer testing, then mdct if positive. A total of 5,344 patients were reviewed. "42% of patients had ...

Computer-aided system effectively detects and measures pneumothoraces in chest trauma patients

... A new computer-aided method used with mdct to detect and measure pneumothoraces in trauma pat...ntified and their size was measured manually using mdct images. The study compared the computer-aided resu...Dr. Cai. "Aside from being quick and accurate, mdct and the computer-aided method may help avoid unnec...
MDCT in Medical Technology

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

...n 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 validated by an independent academic statistics group at Montreal...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Trial

...sociated with inflammation, including heart attack and stroke. The ACS principal study enrolled 191 patients, including more than 90 patients in the mdct sub-study. The study is designed to establish dose and safety data in patients with ACS who have experienced a recent heart attack or unstable angina....
MDCT in Biological News

'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death

... study published in the June issue of Radiology. mdct is comparable to conventional autopsy in demonstra...dicative of drowning. "Our findings show that mdct can be used either to facilitate or reduce the nee...happen during a conventional autopsy. In addition, mdct can be used in situations where autopsy may not be...

Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...back negative, and the patients did not undergo anticoagulant treatment. mdct is now more widely used to examine patients with suspected pulmonary emboli...ifference in the outcomes of patients ruled out for pulmonary embolism with mdct vs. single-detector CT," he said. "It is possible that we missed small clot...
MDCT in Biological Technology

VIA Pharmaceuticals to Present Poster at AHA Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Conference 2009

... Data from ACS Phase 2 mdct Sub-study to be Released Concurrent with AHA Presentation SAN FRANCISC... Given AHA's embargo policy, the company will announce the data from the mdct sub-study concurrent with the presentation. The poster presentati...

Medicsight Announces Chinese State Food and Drug Administration Approval for MedicRead Colon Workstation

...FDA. China is one of the world's fastest growing medical imaging markets and is one of Medicsight's core target markets, with a high installed base of mdct (Multidetector Computed Tomography), high incidence of colorectal cancer and a large population. In anticipation of this approval, Medicsight has been...
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