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US sued by army vet after discovering abandoned scalpel in his pelvis

A 61-year-old Army veteran has recently experienced an unsettling, real-life game of "Operation" which has turned into a legal battle with the U.S.  

How large matrices improve quality in ultra-high-resolution CT

According to a new study published in Academic Radiology, in ultra-high-resolution computed tomography (U-HRCT) scans, a large matrix size maintains the spatial resolution and improves the image quality and assessment of lung diseases when compared to a 512-matrix size.  

Ultrasound may help CVD risk assessment of those with skin condition

A new study published in PLOS One has shown that a carotid ultrasound improves the cardiovascular risk stratification in those who have the chronic inflammatory skin condition hidradenitis suppurative (HS), according to a recent article published by Cardiovascular Business (CVB).  

Senators introduce legislation to repeal medical device tax

A full repeal of the recently revived U.S. medical device tax could be on the horizon. Sen. Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced new legislation, nicknamed the "No Taxation on Device Innovation Act", which would permanently end the Affordable Care Act's medical device excise tax.

MRI shows sitting for too long can increase fat around organs

Sitting for long periods of time may contribute to greater amounts of fat deposited around one's internal organs, according to a new study published in December issue of Obesity.  

Japanese pet insurance covers MRI, surgery costs for dogs, cats and flying squirrels

In Japan, household pets are being treated more like members of the family with a number of pet insurance policies now covering MRI, surgery, inpatient care and funeral costs.

Carotid ultrasound may improve CVD risk assessment in patients with inflammatory skin condition

Carotid ultrasound improves the cardiovascular risk stratification of individuals with the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a study published Jan. 4 in PLOS One.

FDA issues guidance for lowest possible radiation dose for pediatric x-rays

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance on Jan. 9 warning that the lowest radiation dose possible should be used for pediatric patient X-ray exams. 

New Seattle precision medicine institute will catalog 60K breast cancer gene mutations

A $50 million donation has been made to create the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, which will catalog roughly 60,000 possible mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in young women.

MRI predicts if patients are able to fight cancer, respond to treatment

Across the Atlantic, newly published oncology research may help predict how well patients can prevent the spread of cancer and respond to immunotherapy treatment, according to a press release from the University of Liverpool in the U.K.