Virtual biopsy accurately diagnoses pancreatic cysts
December 6, 2019 -- A new "virtual biopsy" using ultrasound guidance allows doctors to definitively diagnose cysts in the pancreas with 97% accuracy, enabling them to remove precancerous cysts early, according to researchers from Ohio State University.
PET shows meditating increases blood flow in heart disease patients
December 6, 2019 -- PET scans showed that patients with coronary heart disease who included transcendental meditation in their cardiac rehabilitation regime increased blood flow to the heart by more than 20% in a recent study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.
Short radiation course for breast cancer shows promise
December 6, 2019 -- A shorter round of higher-dose radiation to part of the breast demonstrates promising results in women with early-stage breast cancer, according to a study published on December 5 in Lancet.
IDS partners with MedCurrent
December 6, 2019 -- Healthcare software firm IDS has joined forces with clinical decision-support software developer MedCurrent.
Neusoft debuts CT scanner, new systems at RSNA 2019
December 5, 2019 -- Medical equipment manufacturer Neusoft Medical Systems debuted new CT, MRI, angiography, and PET/CT systems at RSNA 2019 in Chicago.
MaxQ AI chooses Flywheel for machine learning
December 5, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer MaxQ AI has selected research informatics company Flywheel for its machine-learning data management.
Teledyne touts endoscopic study on colorectal cancer
December 5, 2019 -- Teledyne Princeton Instruments is touting the work of a multidisciplinary research team in China and the U.S. that has resulted in the design, construction, and characterization of an endoscopic system to perform targeted second near-infrared window fluorescence imaging of colorectal cancer.
Adam Project takes 3D-printed bones to clinical trials
December 5, 2019 -- The Adam Project is currently prototyping two types of 3D-printed bones as safe, functional substitutes for traditional bone transplants.
Misinterpreted CT scans leading cause of malpractice
December 4, 2019 -- Misinterpreting CT scans is the leading cause of patient injury malpractice cases involving radiologists, according to a new study by the Doctors Company.
Hair dye, chemical straighteners boost breast cancer risk
December 4, 2019 -- Women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't, according to research from the National Institutes of Health.