FDA releases guidance for foreign clinical studies
March 15, 2001 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters Health), Mar 15 - The US Food and Drug Administration has released a guidance document clarifying the conditions under which it would accept data from foreign clinical studies in support of a marketing application.
Ultrasound has prostate cancer in its crosshairs
March 14, 2001 -- ORLANDO - Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is fine-tuning both the detection and subsequent biopsy of prostate cancer, according to a pair of studies presented Tuesday at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting.
3D ultrasound excels at detecting ovarian cancer
March 14, 2001 -- ORLANDO - Three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound is better at detecting and ruling out ovarian cancer than conventional ultrasound, according to a Northwestern University study presented at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting on Monday.
Dedicated brain market opens new door for SPECT scanner
March 13, 2001 -- A Massachusetts company is hoping that renewed interest in functional brain imaging could help it find a market for a novel SPECT technology it developed decades ago, before the arrival of CT and MRI decimated the nuclear medicine brain imaging market.
AIUM official touts recent progress at society's Orlando meeting
March 12, 2001 -- ORLANDO - Just down the road from the EPCOT Center, and a short drive from Space Mountain, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) kicked off its 45th annual meeting yesterday with prospects for a rosy future. In his state of the AIUM address, outgoing president Dr. Lawrence Platt told the opening session’s audience that there are several reasons to be optimistic for the society.
Consumer groups battle healthcare industry over HIPAA privacy rules
March 12, 2001 -- A behind-the-scenes tug-of-war is underway over whether the final privacy regulations established by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will be implemented -- or whether various healthcare industry segments will succeed in rewriting the rule's provisions.
Risk of breast cancer decreased in blind women
March 11, 2001 -- WESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health), Mar 11 - Research conducted in Norway indicates that totally blind women are at decreased risk for breast cancer, especially those who became blind before age 65 years.
Negative CT angiography sufficient to rule out pulmonary embolism
March 9, 2001 -- SAN ANTONIO - A negative finding on CT angiography (CTA) of suspected pulmonary embolism appears sufficient to rule out further treatment in these patients, researchers from Australia reported at the scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional