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October 14, 2015

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October 14, 2015

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear ... read more

MRI Technique Could Reduce Need for Breast Biopsies

Sep. 29, 2015 — A magnetic resonance breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on ... read more

Researcher Advocates Ending Medicare Coverage of Controversial Mammography Tool

Sep. 28, 2015 — A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues a family physician and comparative effectiveness ... read more

Computer-Aided Mammography Detection Not Associated With Improved Accuracy

Sep. 28, 2015 — Computer-aided detection in screening mammography was not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy in a study that analyzed results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of ... read more

Increased Chances for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — A method for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s disease using amyloid PET imaging works as well as the previously used cerebrospinal fluid sample method conclude researchers at the conclusion of ... read more

'Cancer Seeing' Technology Is One in a Hundred Innovations to Change Our World

Sep. 21, 2015 — A groundbreaking piece of medical imaging technology that could revolutionize cancer treatment will be featured as part of a showcase of 100 engineering ideas that have changed our ... read more

Imaging Method Has Potential to Stratify Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Sep. 18, 2015 — A potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy has been identified by researchers. These patients commonly receive pre-treatment induction ... read more

Molecular Imaging Study Reveals Improved Detection of Early Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Sep. 17, 2015 — A recently developed drug was significantly better at detecting recurring prostate cancer in early stages, researchers report. The American Cancer Society reports that prostate cancer is the second ... read more

New Imaging Technique Detects Early Brain Damage from Hypertension

Sep. 17, 2015 — Some people with high blood pressure also have early signs of brain damage, a new imaging technique has found. The damage is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Detecting breast cancer in women with dense mammary tissues could become more reliable with a new mammogram procedure that researchers have now tested in pre-clinical studies of mice. Scientists ... read more

Whole-Body PET Scan With New Imaging Agent Can Locate Hidden Blood Clots

Sep. 15, 2015 — A novel radiopharmaceutical probe has the potential of providing physicians with information that could save the lives of patients with ischemic stroke or pulmonary embolism -- conditions caused when ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Imaging patients soon after traumatic brain injury occurs can lead to better (more accurate) detection of cerebral microhemorrhages, or microbleeding on the brain, according to a new study of ... read more

Wavelets Improve Medical Imaging

Sep. 11, 2015 — An approach to converting the data from MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, mammograms and other medical equipment gives doctors a much clearer picture of your insides and a chance to detect ... read more

Fewer Women Getting Minimally Invasive Hysterectomies Since FDA Guidelines

Sep. 11, 2015 — A nearly quarter increase in hospital readmissions and 27 percent increase has been found in major postoperative complications after hysterectomies in Michigan following FDA communication on ... read more

Accuracy of Dementia Brain Imaging Must Improve

Sep. 1, 2015 — MRI scans and other tools to detect and diagnose dementia are helpful but not definitive. A new report evaluates how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer's and ... read more

Surprise Cardiac Finding Predicts Future Risk

Aug. 30, 2015 — In patients with chronic ischemic heart disease, a small left ventricle with thick walls, is the strongest predictor of morphologic remodelling, which is generally considered a first step towards ... read more

Important Steps Toward Developing a Blood Test to Catch Pancreatic Cancer Early

Aug. 28, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer.  ... read more

New Embryo Image Processing Technology Could Assist in IVF Implantation Success Rates

Aug. 28, 2015 — Biologists and engineers have developed a new non-invasive image processing technique to visualize embryo formation. Researchers were able to see, for the first time, the movement of all of the cells ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — To operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera that could produce 3-D images from inside the brain would help surgeons see more intricacies of the tissue ... read more

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