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Medical Imaging News
October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

Oct. 20, 2016 — A new project for the early detection of Parkinson's disease with strongly magnetized xenon gas has been initiated. A team has received a three-year grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for ... read more

Researchers Map Prostate Cancer Relapse Using C-11 Choline PET and MRI

Oct. 5, 2016 — A team of researchers has, for the first time, successfully mapped patterns of prostate cancer recurrence, following surgery. Using C-11 choline PET imaging and multiparametric MRI, researchers found ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer's disease. A case study now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. According to ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — An essential molecule in cells, called phosphatidic acid (PA), is at the center of a cellular biology mystery. This lipid, or fatty molecule, is a jack-of-all-trades -- based on context, it can cause ... read more

New Imaging Technique in Alzheimer's Disease Opens Up Possibilities for New Drug Development

Sep. 28, 2016 — Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer’s disease. A case study in Sweden now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. ... read more

Freezing Technique Is an Effective Alternative to Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Sep. 27, 2016 — A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage breast cancers, researchers have found in a new clinical ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Earlier Treatment With Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Linked With Less Disability Following Stroke

Sep. 27, 2016 — In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to ... read more

Advances in Radiation Therapy Have Improved Survival Rates for Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Sep. 26, 2016 — A new analysis of records in the Veteran's Affairs Central Cancer Registry demonstrates a clear positive impact of the increased use of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to treat ... read more

Stereotactic Radiosurgery Decreases Rate of Post-Operative Local Recurrence for Brain Metastases

Sep. 26, 2016 — Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for cancer patients who receive the treatment for brain metastases decreases the likelihood of local recurrence but shows no positive difference in terms of overall ... 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

Sep. 20, 2016 — Data from the first 5,000 UK Biobank participants taking part in the world's largest health imaging study has been released for health researchers worldwide to use in their own research. ... 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

Sep. 12, 2016 — Training the brain to treat itself is a promising therapy for traumatic stress. The training uses an auditory or visual signal that corresponds to the activity of a particular brain region, called ... read more

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