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Secondhand smoke damages lungs, MRIs show

Its not a smoking gun, but its smoking-related, and its there in bright medical images: evidence of microscopic structural damage deep in the lungs, caused by secondhand cigarette smoke. For the first time, researchers have identified lung injury to nonsmokers that was long suspected, but not prev...

Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems

Blocked blood vessels most common discovery, researchers report WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Screening MRIs can uncover potential trouble in the brain, a new study suggests. As a matter of fact, that might happen more than 10 percent of the time, according to Dutch researc...

Skin Patches Can Cause Burns During MRIs

The medication patches should be removed ahead of time, FDA says,,,, THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday that some medication skin patches can cause burns if worn while patients undergo an MRI. Thursday's warning applies to bra...

Photos: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Produces a Web Video on the Importance of MRIs

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A Closer Look at The Value of MRIs is now available through the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's (MSAA) website, http://www.msassociation.org . This three part video features: a person with multiple sclerosis (MS) offering a first-hand acco...

Making MRIs Safe for Patients With Implantable Heart Devices

New research shows that people who have implanted heart-assist devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, may safely use magnetic resonance imaging .// Pacemakers and defibrillators are battery-operated implantable devices used to regulate an abnormal heartbeat known as arrhythmia. Research...

Big Savings for Government if GPs Directly Refer MRIs

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today that the Government could save as much as $42 million //a year in the Health Budget if it allowed GPs to refer patients directly for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The details of the proposal are contained in the AMA's Federal Budget Submissi...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Supports 'National Patient Safety Day'

... patients information on the importance of knowing their medical history, knowing what to expect when taking antibiotics and the risks associated with mris (medical resonance images). Patients and their loved ones are also encouraged to participate in their healthcare by "speaking up" or asking ...

Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

...esearchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have found. mris revealed that the common segment shared by the right and left carotid arter...age of 14 percent thicker, the researchers found. The findings came from mris of 191 men and women who had no symptoms of carotid artery disease. "Th...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

...h factors. Doctors work with women to determine this risk rating. Chest radiation before age 30 for other cancers However, mris aren't for everyone and are not recommended for routine screening. They are expensive, require an intravenous injection of a contrast agent, and have ...

Determining Who Will Respond to Brain Tumor Therapy

...n treatment has been identified by U.S. researchers. Looking to see who would respond to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, they used mris to scan the brains of people with recurrent glioblastoma, or malignant brain tumors, after they took an experimental drug called cediranib. By measuri...
MRIs in Medical Technology

New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival

...rchers looked at 44 people with high-grade glioma, a type of brain tumor, who were treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Each participant underwent mris before treatment, and one week and three weeks after starting treatment. The researchers then looked at the relative cerebral blood volume and the rel...

ATL/TV1102 Trial Results Presented at World Congress on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

...ew gadolinium-enhancing T1 lesions (T1-Gd), new or enlarging T2 lesions) on mris taken at weeks 4, 8 and 12. Secondary efficacy variable: cumulative volume of T1-Gd lesions (CVT1L) on mris taken at weeks 4, 8 and 12. Results: ITT population: 74 patients with a v...

St. Jude Finds Young Age May Give Survival Advantage to Children With Certain Brain Tumors

...dian time between symptom development and actual diagnosis was 2.5 months. All children had the diagnosis of DPG based on radiological review of their mris at diagnosis. All of the children received treatment -- two with radiation, six with radiation plus chemotherapy, and two with chemotherapy only. Fo...

Got Fat?: Plastic Surgeons Review Fat-Melting and Fat-Grafting Procedures

...Trial on injection lipolysis. The trial will study 10 patients receiving four injection lipolysis treatments to one side of their abdomen. mris and biopsies will be performed on the patients, and photographs of the patients will be taken before and after injections are administered. ...

Repligen Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for RG1068 for Pancreatic Imaging

...he use of MRI is attractive for patient care as it can obviate the need for more risky invasive procedures. There are approximately 150,000 pancreatic mris conducted in the U.S. each year that could benefit from enhancement with secretin. About Repligen Corporation Repligen Corporation is a biopharmac...

MRI Detects Cancers in the Opposite Breast of Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

.... MRI Evaluation of the Contralateral Breast in Women Recently Diagnosed with Breast Cancer. NEJM. Vol. 356, No.13. March 29, 2007. For a Q&A on mris for contralateral breast cancer, please go to http:...

Copaxone Treatment over Two Years after Short Term Induction with Mitoxantrone Provided Sustained Benefits to Active Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Patients

...18-55, who had at least one Gd-enhancing lesion at the time of the screening MRI and an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score of <= 6.5. Brain mris were performed at screening and months six, nine, 12 and 15. The abstract is accessible online at: http://www.abstracts2view.com/aan2007boston/view....

Treatment with Copaxone Plus Minocycline Showed Substantial Reduction of Disease Activity in Patients with Active Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

..., who had at least one Gd-enhancing lesion at the time of the screening MRI and an Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score of ˜ 6.5. Brain mris were performed at screening and months six, nine, 12 and 15. The abstract is accessible online at:

UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome

.... Intention tremor became more common with age and was present in 71 percent of study participants over 20 years old. 45.7 percent who underwent brain mris showed abnormal white matter that may explain some learning difficulties. Psychologically, the researchers found that 72.2 percent had attention-d...

Cigarette smoking may accelerate disability in those with MS

...okers and nonsmokers based on age, disease duration, disease course and total lifetime use of disease-modifying drugs. Analysis and comparison of the mris from smokers and nonsmokers showed that the smokers had significantly higher disability scores and lower brain volume than the nonsmokers. There also ...

Small animal imaging facility is big boon to research

...ical grade units primarily because the organs of interest are so much smaller, says Dr. Nathan Yanasak, magnetic resonance scientist. Many standard mris are 1.5 Tesla and high-end clinical units are 3 Tesla, a measure of the density and intensity of a magnetic field. MCGs small animal MRI is 7 Tesla, n...

More kidney cancer is detected and treated early, yet death rate rises

...und in patients without any clinical signs or symptoms, are being detected more and more with the widespread use of abdominal imaging studies, such as mris and CAT scans. These small kidney tumors are considered curable by surgery, which has led to a rise in surgery for kidney cancer. Even as early de...

Relationship of brain and skull more than just packaging

...d a computer scientist, looked at the CT scans and mris of infants with particular types of craniosynostos...ecord a three-dimensional image of the skull while mris provide a three-dimensional brain image. The re... high. Because normal infants almost never have mris and CT scans done at the same time, there are no c...

'Gadonanotubes' greatly outperform existing MRI contrast agents

...at the University of Houston's Texas Center for Superconductivity, and in the Swiss laboratories. More than 25 million patients in the U.S. undergo mris each year. Doctors use contrast agents in about 30 percent of MRIs. The contrast agents increase the sensitivity of the scans, making it easier for do...
MRIs in Biological Technology

Z Therapy Is The First In North Texas To Offer Revolutionary Treatment Option For Neck Pain Sufferers

...st in North Texas to offer this technology that is designed to quickly alleviate neck pain. Often overlooked through common tests such as CT scans, mris and x-rays, WAD affects soft muscle tissues in the neck. Measuring neck strength, flexibility and range of motion, the MCU can provide a statistical ...

American HealthChoice Announces the First Sales of the OmniBody Scan

...t allows an oncologist to find cancers, including breast cancer, years away from becoming a mass large enough to be detected by mammography, CT scans, mris or Ultrasound," Dr. Stucki said. Thermography uses infrared technology to capture a picture of the body's image without the use of radiation o...

Let there be light: new magnet design continues magnet lab's tradition of innovation

...esla is equal to 20,000 times the Earths magnetic field. Magnetism is a critical component of a surprising number of modern technologies, including mris and disk drives, and high-field magnets stand beside lasers and microscopes as essential research tools for probing the mysteries of nature. With this...

American M.R.I.-DOL: Small Hospitals To Turn The Camera On Themselves In Unique National Contest

...announced in mid January. Explosion in Demand for mris mris are one of the fastest growing imaging techniques ... the body without the use of X-rays. Additionally, mris have been singled out for their usefulness in dete...

Successful Wisconsin VC sets sights on data integration and mass storage

...et market is a rich and growing area that is only going to get bigger as health care providers push to not only digitize all kinds of information from mris to lab results but also to integrate the information so that providers have ready access to it. "You have to prove that you deserve to be there," M...
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