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August 5, 2015

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August 5, 2015

Imaging Probe Yields Double Insight

July 29, 2015 — An organic dye that can light up cancer cells for two powerful imaging techniques providing complementary diagnostic information has been developed and successfully tested in mice, researchers ... read more

July 17, 2015 — A new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance has been described by researchers. The team developed a new glucose analogue ... read more

PET Adapted Treatment Improves Outcome of Patients With Stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma

July 15, 2015 — Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial show that early FDG-PET ( 2-deoxy-2[F-18]fluoro-D-glucose positron ... read more

MRI, Near Infrared Spectral Tomography Increases Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

July 9, 2015 — Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for cancer surveillance and is recommended for screening in women with elevated risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, breast MRI generates many ... read more

Brain Activity Changes After Cognitive Rehabilitation, TBI Study Shows

July 8, 2015 — Results of a trail demonstrate for the first time significant changes in cerebral activation after memory retraining in individuals with ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new article reports on use of optical coherence tomography to obtain high-resolution images showing blood-flow dynamics in the brain before, during, and after stroke-like states. The information ... read more

Does Radiation from X-Rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

June 30, 2015 — In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious ... read more

Innovative Imaging Study Shows That the Spinal Cord Learns on Its Own

June 30, 2015 — The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study. The results of the study may offer new opportunities for rehabilitation ... read more

Study Highlights 'Important Safety Issue' With Widely Used MRI Contrast Agents

June 25, 2015 — New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year. The study adds to concerns that ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Fructose not only results in a lower level of satiety, it also stimulates the reward system in the brain to a lesser degree than glucose. This may cause excessive consumption accompanied by effects ... read more

Atlas of Older Brains Could Help Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

June 24, 2015 — A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. The atlas created using images from MRI ... read more

Annual Low-Dose CT Screening Safe, Reliable for Identifying Pre-Cancers

June 23, 2015 — An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed ... read more

Current Monitoring of Pacemakers, Defibrillators May Underestimate Device Problems

June 22, 2015 — The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices such as pacemakers and defibrillators may be underestimating device problems, according to researchers who propose ... read more

Most Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Undergo Imaging for Metastatic Cancer Despite Guidelines

June 22, 2015 — Most women -- about 86 percent -- with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasized, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing, ... read more

Patients Test Drive Pacemaker Before Choosing Permanent Implant

June 22, 2015 — Patients are test driving a pacemaker outside the skin before deciding whether to have a permanent implant, reveals novel ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial ... read more

New Method for Investigating, Classifying Liver Tumors

June 16, 2015 — Adenomas are rare liver tumors, a certain percentage of which can become malignant. Using a new MR (magnetic resonance) technique, it is now possible to classify adenomas without subjecting patients ... read more

Wireless Researchers Call for Reformed Safety Standards for Wireless Devices

June 11, 2015 — A new article has called for temperature changes in the tissues of the body to be used as a safety metric for mobile devices operating at mmWave frequencies, rather than power density, now the ... read more

Brain Lesions in Children Challenging to Diagnose

June 9, 2015 — Brain lesions in children can be especially challenging to diagnose, according to a report. Lesions include tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations and abscesses and inflammation due to ... read more

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