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October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Oct. 21, 2016 — Unlike drugs, active implants such as electroceuticals act locally, have fewer side effects and function directly through electrical signals, much like the body itself. Now researchers present a new ... read more

Multi-Function Chip Developed to Enable Next Generation Implantable Device Innovations

Oct. 6, 2016 — The development of novel integrated circuits for next generation implantable medical devices has now been advanced, according to an international team of ... read more

Brain to Robot: 'Move, Please'

Sep. 21, 2016 — Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke ... read more

Nuclear Threat to Heart Patients? Experts Show Impact from Shortage of Radioactive Stress Test Tracer

Sep. 16, 2016 — Nearly 15 million times a year, heart patients climb onto a treadmill to take a stress test that can reveal blockages in their heart’s blood vessels. But a looming shortage of a crucial short-lived ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — A computer program has been developed that uses radiomic features found in routine MRI scans to distinguish between radiation necrosis and recurrent brain cancer. In a comparison, the program was ... read more

Keeping Medical Imaging Safe for Children

Sep. 15, 2016 — What’s the difference between an MRI and a CT scan? An X-ray and an ultrasound? Will it involve radiation that could harm the child in the long ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — An innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious areas and help diagnose whether it's prostate cancer, new research ... read more

To Image or Not?

Sep. 14, 2016 — A Library of Evidence has now been launched, a free, publicly accessible online resource to help clinicians choose the most appropriate imaging tests based on the best available research evidence. ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — A new particle accelerator generating radioactive isotopes for use in nuclear chemistry will be employed to create new medical radiopharmaceuticals, report ... read more

Chemists Devise Revolutionary 3-D Bone-Scanning Technique

Sep. 8, 2016 — A scanning technique for bones has been created that does not expose patients to X-ray radiation but provides exceptional 3-D images from which diagnoses and prognoses can be made. Their technique ... read more

New PET Scan for Prostate Cancer Patients

Sep. 6, 2016 — A new effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients can detect the location and extent of cancer that has recurred after initial treatment. Prostate PET/CT scans can detect cancer earlier than ... read more

TB Can Persist in Lungs Despite Treatment, Researchers Find

Sep. 6, 2016 — It has been known that the microbe that causes TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, can persist in the lungs even after patient tissue samples test negative for the bacteria. In new research, scientists ... read more

Helping Doctors Manage Certain Pancreatic Lesions More Effectively

Sep. 1, 2016 — An endoscopic procedure can improve the outlook for patients with a fairly common type of pancreatic lesion that is challenging to manage and that, if left untreated, can progress to cancer, ... read more

Assessing Unnecessary Angiography in Heart Care

Aug. 29, 2016 — Reserachers examined whether among patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)-guided care is superior to National Institute for Health and Care ... read more

Nebivolol Prevents Anthracycline-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Aug. 28, 2016 — Nebivolol prevents anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity, according to new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Ultrasound imaging is used around the world to help visualize developing babies and diagnose diseases. Sound waves bounce off the tissues, revealing their different densities and shapes. The next ... read more

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Effective to Treat Essential Tremor

Aug. 24, 2016 — Treatment with MRI-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves tremors and quality of life in patients with essential tremor (ET), the most common movement disorder, according to a new ... read more

Amyloid-Related Heart Failure Now Detectable With Imaging Test

Aug. 24, 2016 — A type of heart failure caused by a build-up of amyloid can be accurately diagnosed and prognosticated with an imaging technique, eliminating the need for a biopsy, according to a multicenter ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers from the epicenter of the current Zika virus outbreak have released a report on imaging findings in babies and fetuses infected with the Zika virus. Zika virus is most dangerous when ... read more

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