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Single-Fraction Radiotherapy for Palliation of Bone Metastases Improves Quality of Life

Standardizing prescribing protocols for single-fraction radiation therapy (SFRT) for palliation of bone metastases could lead to cost savings and improvement in bone cancer patients’ quality of life, according to recent research. Bone metastases are a common manifestation of distant spread of disease, occurring most... Read more

MRI

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Image: The ischemic penumbra is visible in some patients up to 24 hour after stroke by MRI scanning. Perfusion-weighted imaging can be used to show areas of ischemia and can be compared with the ischemic core, visible by diffusion-weighted imaging (Photo courtesy of sharinginginhealth dot ca, an open access training in healthcare resource).

Diffusion-Weighted MRI Becoming Major Tool to Diagnose Patients with Transient Ischemic Attacks

With the development of brain imaging, including cranial computed tomography (CCT), and particularly diffusion-weighted imaging-magnetic resonance imaging (DWI-MRI), the diagnosis of transient ischemic... Read more

Ultrasound

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Image: Ultrasound image of the Circle of Willis (Photo courtesy of the Swedish Cerebrovascular Center, Seattle, WA, USA).

New Approaches for Transcanial Ultrasound Used for the Treatment of Brain Tumors and Targeted Drug Delivery

A study completed by a Finnish researcher provides new insights into the limitations and potential new directions for the future advancement of transcranial ultrasound therapy. Active research is ongoing... Read more

Nuclear medicine

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PET/CT Using FDG-Labeled Leukocytes Detects Infection in Acute Pancreatitis Patients

A study out of India that identifies infection in patients with pancreatic fluid collections may rapidly and effectively rule out active infection in the body. This treatment may help in making nuclear medicine imaging a mainstay in clinical management practices. Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an abrupt inflammation of the pancreas.... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

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Diagnostic Imaging Tests Ordered by General Practitioners in Australia Nearly Double in 10 Years

A 45% increase in diagnostic imaging tests ordered by Australian general practitioners (GPs) is being fueled by increasing GP visits, an escalating number of problems managed at doctor visits, and a higher probability that GPs order imaging tests for these problems, according to a new study. Based on a long-term national... Read more

Imaging IT

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Image: An X-ray using the ClearRead bone suppression software technology (Photo courtesy of Riverain Technologies).

Bone Suppression Software Used to Optimize Diagnostic Capability of X-Ray Systems

Clinicians are gathering important information from the most routine imaging exam, the chest X-ray, by using advanced software that enhances X-ray images captured by the equipment they already have or... Read more

Industry News

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Alliance Established to Provide Cloud-Based Healthcare Information Technology Platform

A strategic alliance has been established to offer an open, cloud-based healthcare platform. The new technology will enable medical device and data interoperability—the collection of data and subsequent analysis to enhance clinical decision making by professionals and enabling patients to take a more active role in managing... Read more
 

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