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September 27, 2016

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September 27, 2016

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

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

X-Rays: The First and Best Screening Tool in Diagnosing Knee Pain Among Middle-Aged Patients

Sep. 9, 2016 — Knee pain is common among Americans age 40 and up. Nearly one in 17 people visit doctors' offices each year for knee pain or injuries from osteoarthritis -- a progressive 'wear and ... read more

Groundbreaking Membrane Analysis Tool Developed

Sep. 7, 2016 — To understand the complexity of cell membranes, scientists count on a panoply of technological tools that allow them to analyze microscopic images. A multidisciplinary team has just added an ... 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

MRIs in First Trimester of Pregnancy Not Associated With Increased Risk to Fetus, Study Shows

Sep. 6, 2016 — Performing an MRI on a woman in the early part of pregnancy does not increase the risk of her baby being stillborn, dying soon after birth or having a birth defect, a new study suggests. Nor do the ... read more

Doughnut in a Cage Holds the Key to Bacteria's Survival

Sep. 6, 2016 — Scientists have shed new light on how bacteria survive – they rely on a doughnut. The researchers found that bacteria have a unique doughnut-shaped protein that sits in a cage inside their cells ... read more

'Traffic Jam' in Brain Linked to Common Cognitive Disorder

Sep. 6, 2016 — A brain MRI could help improve the diagnosis of people with a common type of cognitive disorder, according to a new study. Vascular cognitive disorder is caused by disease of the vessels supplying ... 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

Importance of Catching and Treating Sepsis Early

Sep. 1, 2016 — Every minute, someone comes into a hospital emergency department in the United States with sepsis, a life-threatening over-response to infection that damages tissues and organs. The CDC recently ... read more

Study on Multiple Sclerosis Misdiagnosis Supports Improved Education of Clinicians

Aug. 31, 2016 — A new study defines the current problems that lead patients to be misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis and the possible reasons why they are ... read more

Use It or Lose It: Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... read more

Cost Savings Possible from Reducing Use of Low-Value Health Services, Study Says

Aug. 29, 2016 — Experts estimate that $200 billion in annual health care spending in the United States is for overtreatment. The first national study to examine spending on a wide array of low-value health services ... 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

New Diagnostic Instrument Sees Deeper Into the Ear

Aug. 25, 2016 — A new device could greatly improve ear infection diagnoses and drastically reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions, a major cause of antibiotic ... read more

New Technique Takes Guesswork out of IVF Embryo Selection

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers have successfully trialed a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the "best" embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of pregnancy success from the ... 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

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