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Image: The image on the left is from before therapy, and the image on the right from three days after treatment (Photo courtesy of Penn Medicine).

Increased NIV Molecular Imaging Technologies Needed for Cancer Care

According to researchers in the US, new molecular imaging technologies can facilitate the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of cancer, while at the same time reducing the frequency of unnecessary or ineffective therapies and minimizing side effects. More...
10 Jan 2017
Image: The SOMATOM Confidence RT Pro CT scanner with dedicated Radiation Therapy planning features (Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers).

New Dedicated CT Scanner Cleared by FDA

A new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner with dedicated Radiation Therapy (RT) features, manufactured by of the largest international medical imaging equipment companies, has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance. More...
10 Jan 2017
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Image: New research suggests cryoablation could be a safe and effective option for some patients with renal cell carcinoma (Photo courtesy of Healthtap).

Cryoablation Shows Potential as Alternative to Partial Nephrectomy

Researchers from the US have presented the results of a study that suggest that CT or MRI image-guided percutaneous cryoablation could be an effective and safe first-line therapy to treat patients with T1 renal cell carcinoma. More...
04 Jan 2017
Image: Digital mammograms (top) compared with Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography (CEDM) images (bottom) for breast cancer screening (Photo courtesy of Dr. John Lewin).

Experts Recommend Personalized Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

Experts in the US have recommended a risk-based personalized approach to breast cancer screening to ensure improved, safer and less expensive cancer care. More...
03 Jan 2017
Image: The upper images shows PET scans, and the lower images combined PET/CT images of the heart. The images on the left show a patient on a 24-hour high-fat, low-sugar diet, while the right-hand images are those of a patient on a 72 hours high-fat, low sugar diet (Photo courtesy of UIC).

Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis Improved by Diet Prior to Imaging

Researchers in the US have discovered that they can increase the certainty of diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis, if from 72 hours until the diagnostic imaging exam the patients are subject to a high-fat, low-sugar diet. More...
28 Dec 2016
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Image: One coronal CT image was taken before treatment, and the other eight months afterwards. The images demonstrate that the treatment resulted in de novo mineralization in target area, and partial restoration of cortical bone (Photo courtesy of RSNA).

Researchers Demonstrate the Effectiveness of MRgFUS to Control Cancer Pain

Researchers in Italy have shown that MR-guided high-intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) is safe and effective in managing pain in cancer patients, and can reduce the dependence of these patients on opioid pain control medications. More...
27 Dec 2016
Image: An MRI-DTI visualization of the connections in a human brain (Photo courtesy of Thomas Schultz / Wikimedia Commons).

Major Study Maps the Impact of Aging on White Matter Connections in the Brain

Scientists have carried out the most comprehensive study ever undertaken to investigate how connections in the brain weaken, as a person ages. More...
21 Dec 2016


MedImaging's MRI channel in addition to reporting on MR hardware, informs about the many magnetic resonance applications possible with the technique notably MRI, fMRI, diffusion MRI, MR angiography, MR guided surgery, in addition to industry developments, and safety issues.
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