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UAE confirms 10 MERS cases as WHO issues precautions
April 17, 2014 -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on April 13-14 reported 10 more cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among healthcare workers.
First Warning Systems adds to coffers
April 17, 2014 -- Breast cancer detection technology developer First Warning Systems said it has received an initial investment of $540,000 as the lead-in to a funding round of $10 million.
Swiss board repeats call to abolish breast screening
April 16, 2014 -- Breast cancer screening programs in Switzerland should be wound down, as screening does not clearly produce more benefits than harms, according to an editorial by two members of the Swiss Medical Board published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
ACR, SBI take issue with Swiss NEJM commentary
April 16, 2014 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) have issued a joint statement strongly criticizing an article published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that takes aim at breast cancer screening programs in Switzerland.
PET shows vegetative patients' chance for recovery
April 16, 2014 -- Belgian researchers have found that FDG-PET scans are more useful than functional MRI in identifying which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness.
Digital mammography finds DCIS most likely to become cancer
April 16, 2014 -- Digital mammography finds more small, invasive breast cancers, but it also identifies more ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) -- some of which may never cause harm if undetected. But a new study in the April issue of Radiology claims that digital mammography tends to find DCIS lesions that are more likely to progress to cancer.
Visage rolls out software upgrade
April 16, 2014 -- Visage Imaging has introduced version 7.15 of its Visage 7 enterprise imaging software.
MRI finds marijuana-induced brain changes
April 16, 2014 -- MRI results suggest that young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week could experience size and shape changes in two brain regions associated with emotion and motivation.
MITA publishes radiation therapy gating standard
April 16, 2014 -- The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) has released its RT 1-2014 gating interface standard.
Image Wisely releases 3rd safety case
April 16, 2014 -- The Image Wisely campaign has launched its third radiation safety case, this time on CT brain perfusion dose optimization.
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