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For all the challenges faced by preterm babies, limited research explores how birth early in the third trimester can affect hearing and understanding speech. A team of researchers, using MRI, found children born prematurely were more likely to face speech and language problems by the age of 2.

According to a recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) press release, new research suggests that genetic variations in the lungs can differentiate between individuals who have stably low lung function early in life (that steadily declines with age) versus those who are at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to smoking.  

Researchers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago have two types of technology to predict how well a deaf child can learn language after receiving cochlear implant surgery. 

A team of researchers has proven a new radiotracer, 2-18F-fluorodeoxysorbitol (18F-FDS), more adept at tracking bacterial infection in lungs than current imaging methods, while also distinguishing bacterial infection from inflammation.

Head trauma and sports—most notably football but also hockey, soccer and boxing—have been the focus of plenty of media coverage. Recent studies have shown an overwhelming majority of deceased football player’s brains contained evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.


Recent Headlines

Revenues up, net loss up at Molecular Imaging Corp. Molecular Imaging Corp. increased revenues in its second fiscal quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2003, as the company works to get into the black.
CTI Molecular Imaging posts double-digit revenue gain CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. said that it has made "a good start" in its first fiscal quarter, ending Dec. 31, 2003, to balance long-term growth with its quarterly objective to meet and exceed earnings per share goals.
CTI's PETNet Solutions signs two collaboration agreements CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. subsidiary PETNet Solutions this week signed partnership pacts with Johns Hopkins Healthcare (JHHC) and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University.
Study: PET may not reach its market potential A new report on the positron emission tomography (PET) market warns that the modality's growth may slow, because vendors are not creating demand for PET among referring physicians.
3D Faster image rendering and fly-throughs add dimension
Nuclear Medicine Nuclear medicine gains a little help from its friend CT
Vital Images develops new products and new partnerships Vital Images Inc. offered a host of products at RSNA 2003, including a look at its general vessel probe option for its Vitrea software.
Multislice CT moves into PET The multislice capabilities of computed tomography (CT) invaded nuclear medicine's space at RSNA 2003, as vendors added more slices to combined positron emission tomography (PET) and CT systems.
U.S. Justice Dept. will not oppose GE's bid for Amersham The U.S. Justice Department on Dec. 4 notified General Electric (GE) Co. that antitrust officials will not oppose GE's proposed acquisition of United Kingdom-based Amersham plc.
CTI Molecular Imaging unveils high-resolution PET-CT system CTI Molecular Imaging Inc. introduced its new LSO Hi-Rez Reveal PET-CT system at last week's annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).