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…

InSight Imaging announced the recent installation of a Philips Vereos PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system at their Honolulu location, the world’s first full digital PET/CT scan. This machine is only the 25th install in the U.S. and 67th worldwide This tool can help local physicians better make evaluations to determine the best course of…

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…

Compared to regular amyloid imaging, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET), an imaging technique that quantifies brain function by measuring glucose levels, can better assess the progression and severity of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s, and also cognitive impairment, researchers have found. Their study, “18F-FDG Is a Superior Indicator of Cognitive Performance Compared to…

CT scans reveal the dangers of vaping

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has linked e-cigarette use to a cluster of respiratory illness cases identified on CT scans. The results add to the growing concern that vaping may cause lung damage, an idea that manufacturers of vaping products have downplayed. The team, led by Jennifer Layden, PhD, chief medical officer of the Illinois Department…

PET scans measuring glucose more effective

A new study has found that PET scans measuring glucose may be a better indicator of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease than amyloid PET scans. As clinical trials targeting beta-amyloid plaques, toxic proteins that form in an Alzheimer’s patient’s brain, continue to fail, some researchers have started focusing their efforts on drugs that could clear…

CT Screeing for Lung Cancer

Often, patients with lung cancer are diagnosed in much later stages, but now 2 large randomized clinical trials have shown that low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans can help catch the cancer earlier on, according to Taofeek Owonikoko, MD, PhD, MSCR. “The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) established the basis for screening for patients 55 years…

head ct scans in young adults

Head CT examinations do not put younger patients at a high risk of developing cataracts, according to new research published in Clinical Radiology. The lens is not always included in such scans, the authors noted, and even when it is, the associated radiation doses “appear insufficient to induce cataracts.” The study explored data from more than 410,000 children…

© 2017 Designed and Hosted by McNee Solutions