Dubai hospitals to implement 3D printing before surgery
October 18, 2016 -- Hospitals in Dubai will begin 3D printing organs before surgery beginning in 2017, with the goal of improving the accuracy of all kinds of surgeries, according to a report in Gulf News.
Breast cancer care in Afghanistan presents challenges
October 14, 2016 -- Offering breast cancer care in a war zone requires a particular creativity, especially when resources -- including basic imaging -- are limited. In a research letter published online October 2 in the Breast Journal, surgeons at a military hospital near Kabul, Afghanistan, described their experience providing Afghan women with breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Success of urgent neck CTA rests on patient selection
October 7, 2016 -- The usefulness of neck CT angiography (CTA) in trauma cases is restricted by its cost, radiation dose, and contrast side effects, so careful clinical evaluation of potential candidates based on the internationally accepted criteria is essential, according to new research.
Abstinence before prostate MRI offers benefits in over 60s
October 5, 2016 -- Abstinence from ejaculation prior to a prostate MR examination significantly increases the volume of seminal vesicles (SVs), and thereby may well improve evaluation of SV invasion on multiparametric MRI, especially in older men, according to new research from Turkey and the U.S.
Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East
September 19, 2016 -- A multicenter study conducted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has underlined the value of implementing dose-reduction techniques for coronary CT angiography and coronary calcium score examinations.
Migrants: How to determine age on pelvic x-rays
September 16, 2016 -- In an attempt to assist decision-makers in the migrant crisis, Turkish researchers have redoubled their efforts to identify an accurate way of evaluating bone age using pelvic radiographs in young adults.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 13, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
CT, 3D printing bring Egyptian mummy back to life
August 26, 2016 -- Australian researchers used CT, 3D printing, and some forensic tricks to reconstruct the face of Meritamun, a high-status woman who lived in ancient Egypt during the reign of the pharaohs, according to a story on
Lancet: Arab uprising exacts severe health toll
August 25, 2016 -- The Arab uprising that began in December 2010 and subsequent conflicts have led to significant health issues and lowered average life expectancy in much of the eastern Mediterranean region, according to research published online on August 24 in Lancet Global Health.
Why do Iranian women avoid mammography screening?
August 11, 2016 -- Why aren't more women in Iran seeking out breast screening? A new study shows that social, cultural, and religious factors constitute major barriers to mammography adherence, and the authors call for breast health educational programs to do more to encourage women to get screened.
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