The American Cancer Society recently published new guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening,...
New 3D imaging technique can bolster arthritis treatment
A team of professionals led by the University of Cambridge has developed a new algorithm to monitor the joints of arthritis patients and track small changes to enable a better understanding of the condition.
New screening guidelines for colorectal cancer aim to reduce mortality and morbidity
The American Cancer Society recently published new guidelines for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, recommending that screening begin at age 45 rather than 50. This change is intended to expand routine screening to more than 20 million Americans, with an overarching aim of reducing colorectal cancer mortality and morbidity.
MRI-based imaging technology avoids contrast agents
A research team at Purdue University in the US has developed a new analytical imaging technology that eliminates the need for contrast agents to detect and monitor cerebral vascular disorders and injuries in the brain.
More breast cancers found with combined digital screening
Combining digital mammography and tomosynthesis enables the detection of 90% more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a study by AUSL Reggio Emilia researchers, published in the journal Radiology.
Philips to acquire heart rhythm disorder specialist EPD Solutions
Royal Philips has entered an agreement to buy EPD Solutions, a specialist in image-guided procedures for heart rhythm disorders called cardiac arrhythmias, for a cash-based consideration of €250m.
PET scans can help tailor therapy for oesophageal cancer
Oesophageal cancer patients can be given PET scans to determine the best treatment for them, according to survival results from the CALGB 80303 trial conducted at the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus.
Potential improvements in stroke recovery through nerve stimulation
A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University is aiming to shorten the recovery period of motor skills for stroke patients via vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), drastically improving patients’ post-stroke outcomes and quality of life.
Siemens and ScreenPoint to develop AI-based imaging applications
Siemens Healthineers has signed an agreement with Netherlands-based imaging technology developer ScreenPoint Medical to jointly create artificial intelligence (AI) based applications for breast imaging.
Can EEG effectively predict Autism onset?
The early and accurate diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children is crucial. However, with ASD being behaviorally as opposed to biologically defined, early diagnosis can be challenging. The current average age of diagnosis is approximately two years or older. Thus, many studies have been conducted in an attempt to identify any initial biomarkers of the condition.
Diamonds could lower cost of imaging and drug discovery tools
An international study led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and UC Berkeley has shown how a new technique involving diamonds could lead to low-cost medical imaging and drug discovery devices.
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