Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now helping diagnose small blood vessel disease, one of the leading causes of dementia and stroke. Clinical researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh have developed an AI software to diagnose small vessel disease from CT scan results. The technology was first tested in 2018. Since then, researchers…

Earlier this year, United Imaging Healthcare was granted FDA clearance for their full-body combined PET/CT scanner. The scanner, called the uEXPLORER, performs whole-body scans using a combination of both PET and CT scans. The new system, designed in China, is expected to be used for research and in clinics. uEXPLORER’s advanced technology can find cancer,…

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you have probably received multiple CT scans during treatment. The cross-sectional images of bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels produced by CT scans are vital in diagnosing and treating cancer. CT scans are routinely used in radiotherapy or radiation treatment. Doctors utilize CT scans…

Your dog can get a CT scan! When veterinarians need to get a closer look at a dog or cat’s organ, muscle, or bone, they might order a CT scan and refer your pet to a university vet hospital or specialty center where the procedures are performed. CT scans in pets are almost identical to…

Research findings conducted during the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI), found a new blood test can detect mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) missed by CT scans. The data was collected from 18 different brain trauma centers in the United States. “Blood-based biomarkers are emerging as an important tool to detect…

A new screening test has been developed to detect lung cancer in high-risk patients. This is the first test of it’s kind for early diagnoses and potential risk for lung cancer-the leading cancer killer for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), more than half of people…

A CT Scan test is used to find calcium buildup in arteries-a sign of heart disease. Many patients diagnosed with heart disease or those who come to a hospital with a cardiac emergency have no symptoms or a previous diagnoses. A heart attack is caused by arterial blockage that prevents blood and oxygen from reaching…

Radiotherapy is a well established method for attacking tumors within the body. There are several techniques used to administer radiation to a lesion, but they all come with the risk of injuring nearby tissues and organs. Gamma beams and other directed high energy devices result in the exposure of all the tissues on the way…

A neurosurgeon at in Littleon, Colorado at Littleton Adventist Hospital is the first to ever use a new imaging device during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for a patient with Parkinson’s disease. During DBS, a surgeon implants electrodes in the brain to control tremor or other symptoms. DBS is also used in the treatments of…

Screening patients for early lung cancer can be made far more effective by using ancillary blood tests, new research suggests. “Screening by CT saves lives, reducing lung cancer mortality by at least 20%,” noted Stephen Lam, MD, chair, provincial lung tumor group at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada. However, a key issue…

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