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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 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

Oct. 5, 2015 — A smartphone-based device that can reliably carry out molecular diagnoses in under an hour for approximately two dollars per patient has been developed by researchers. The device could enable ... read more

Lung Cancer Screening Programs Do Not Increase Rates of Unnecessary Surgeries

Oct. 1, 2015 — Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Infrared thermography can help detect joint inflammation and help improving work ergonomics, according to a recent study. All objects with a temperature above absolute zero emit infrared radiation as ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Scientists have been exploring new ways to 'smell' signs of cancer by analyzing what's in patients' breath. In a new study, one team now reports new progress toward this goal. The ... read more

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Still Best Way to Saves Lives from Breast Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — Experts experienced in breast cancer care continue to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of deaths among women in the ... 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

Early Miscarriage Guidelines Should Be Improved, Researchers Say

Sep. 23, 2015 — Researchers are calling for improvements to the way early miscarriage is diagnosed, following a new study. An accurate diagnosis is vital since a misdiagnosis could result in a healthy pregnancy ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of 'phantom' sensations. Homing in on their structural and functional ... 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

Parkinson's Disease: Everyday Activity More Beneficial Than Occasional Strenuous Exercise

Sep. 17, 2015 — Parkinson’s patients often become sedentary because of motor symptoms such as gait, balance problems or falls. However, new research finds that non-exercise physical activity, more than occasional ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors 'got it all' was found to correlate well with traditional pathologists' diagnoses in a clinical ... 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

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