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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Novel technology has been used to monitor vulnerabilities for cardiovascular events, aid in diagnosis and ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A research team has developed the Nano MRI Lamp, a new technology platform that tunes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signals “ON” only in the presence of the targeted disease. This study ... read more

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Revealed

Feb. 2, 2017 — A pacemaker the size of a nickel can now be implanted in patients, report experts. When a lower heart rate is present, the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to the body during normal ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A research team has used an innovative neuroimaging tool to interrogate the complex brain networks and ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new radiotracer has been developed to diagnose prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide and is especially difficult to diagnose. While prostate cancer is ... read more

Shape of Prostate and Compartments Within May Serve as Cancer Indicators

Feb. 1, 2017 — Preliminary computerized imaging reveals the shape of the prostate and a compartment within the gland -- called the transitional zone -- consistently differ in men with prostate cancer than those ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers document the first-in-human application of a new imaging agent to help find prostate cancer in both early and advanced stages and plan treatment. The study indicates that the new agent -- ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — An improved compound of bismuth and carbon nanotubes could enhance the ability to track stem cells as they move through the body and target ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Microscopic shifts in metabolism and increases in tiny transport vesicles out of tumor cells preface larger changes to the tumor environment and could prepare the way for cancerous cells to spread ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — An important step in planning tumor surgery includes assessing the tumor stiffness to aid in surgical planning. Because tumors within the skull cannot be examined non-invasively, researchers used ... read more

New MRI Method Aids Long-Term Concussion Prognosis

Jan. 24, 2017 — For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive ... read more

Brain Abnormalities in Fetuses Exposed to Zika

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have completed a characterization of brain malformations and volume assessment in fetuses with Zika Virus infection using ... read more

New Guideline on How to Map Brain Prior to Epilepsy Surgery

Jan. 11, 2017 — Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a ... read more

Scientists Pave the Way for Enhanced Detection and Treatment of Vascular Graft Infections

Jan. 11, 2017 — A study reports the detrimental aftereffects of infected grafts, including the formation of biofilms that can shelter bacteria and function as a source of recurrent infection. This new research ... read more

Innovative Imaging, Surgery Treats Lymph Condition in Adults

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers who developed a safe and effective procedure to remove thick clogs in children's airways are now reporting similar success in adult patients. In this rare condition, called plastic ... read more

Fear of Diagnostic Low-Dose Radiation Exposure Is Overstated, Experts Assert

Jan. 9, 2017 — Researchers assert that exposure to medical radiation does not increase a person's risk of getting cancer. The long-held belief that even low doses of radiation, such as those received in ... read more

Dec. 29, 2016 — New molecular imaging technologies can make it easier to diagnose, monitor, and treat cancers while potentially saving patients from undergoing therapies that are likely to be ineffective and playing ... read more

Dec. 23, 2016 — A cellular gatekeeper for water molecules finds new use in magnetic resonance imaging, a new report ... read more

Hope for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients: Targeted Alpha Therapy Shows Impressive Results

Dec. 21, 2016 — Nearly three years of research have brought about remarkable results for the majority of 80 patients subjected to targeted alpha therapy of metastatic prostate cancer. The first assessments describes ... read more

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