Recent study findings from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers may increase the number of stroke patients who can safely be treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA ), or alteplase, according to an MGH release.
Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Researchers at CalTech are developing "erasable" contrast agents that can "blink off" on command during an MRI to reveal their exact location inside the body, according to an April 25 press release from the California Institute of Technology.
Apr 25, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
A sinus infection is no fun for most—but when 7-year-old Layla, a 2,300-pound black rhinoceros, was suffering from the condition, veterinarians needed a better understanding of her skull to guide treatment.
Apr 25, 2018 | Cardiovascular
New findings published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging demonstrate how novel imaging tracers can identify infections from implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) before they have to be removed, according to an April 24 article by Cardiovascular Business.
Apr 25, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The addition of the International Medical Solutions Educational Toolkit will allow for DICOM viewing and complement resident training projects, CME and other educational programs.
A team at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania created a machine learning platform able to read CT scans that reduced the time to detect internal bleeding by 96 percent.
Apr 24, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Recent research found strain parameters taken from a cine MRI-based deformable registration algorithm (DRA) can determine the severity of amyloid buildup in the heart and may provide prognostic information on patients with light-chain (AL) amyloidosis.
Apr 24, 2018 | Diagnostic Imaging
Patients who receive a false-positive breast or prostate cancer screening are more likely to continually participate in follow-up screenings, according to a study published in Cancer.
Apr 24, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
A group of researchers at Thomas Jefferson University utilized super-resolution live-cell microscopy to visualize connections between neurons strengthening in real-time that produced structural changes in the brain.
Apr 24, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) announced April 23 it will be expanding the breadth of the NEMA American National Standard for Servicing of Medical Devices to cover all medical devices—not just those dealing with imaging technologies.
Apr 23, 2018 | Practice Management
When performing radiotherapy treatment for lung or esophageal cancer, making small adjustments to a patient's positioning can reduce the amount of unintentional damage to the patient's heart, according to an ESTRO press release.
Apr 23, 2018 | Molecular Imaging
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) addressed two letters to Aetna, recommending the health insurance giant alter its radiopharmaceutical coverage policy to include PET imaging agents dotatate and fluciclovine.
Apr 23, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
A group of hackers has been targeting and installing malware into x-rays, MRIs and other medical machines in the U.S. to learn more about such devices, according to an article published by Forbes.