Radiation Could Be Less Damaging and More Effective with Trial Drug

10. June 2021 News 0
An experimental drug has shown the ability to shield healthy tissue from radiation and enhance its ability to eradicate tumors. The study is published in Science Translational Medicine by UT Southwestern scientists. The pharmaceutical, named avasopasem manganese (AVA), has already been shown to prevent acute mucositis (a condition seen in head and neck cancer patients) ...

Low Doses of Radiation Might Help Severe Alzheimer’s Patients

28. May 2021 News 0
A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease showed remarkable improvements in behavior and cognition in patients with severe Alzheimer’s following low-dose radiation treatment. Morris Freedman, M.D., scientist at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, and head of the neurology division, and senior author of the study said, “The primary goal of a therapy for ...

Cancer Patients Can Be Protected from Radiation Using a 3D-Printed Shield

12. May 2021 News 0
Cancer patients could soon be donning a personalized protection shield giving them an extra level of armor against radioactive toxicity while undergoing radiation therapy. More than 200,000 patients in the United States report injuries to healthy tissue from radiation exposure annually. A large portion of the damage occurs in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract leading ...

False Positive Cancer Diagnosis Can Result from COVID-19 Vaccine

29. April 2021 Custom Article 0
Several peer-reviewed literature and radiology societies have been sounding alarms that COVID-19 vaccines can cause temporary inflammation and swelling of lymph nodes in some patients. While this is normal, according to experts, it can be a massive cause of concern for radiologists who assume it’s a sign of infection or cancer. When lymph nodes are ...

GE Healthcare Releases Vscan Air, a New Wireless Handheld Ultrasound

14. April 2021 News 0
A cutting-edge, wireless handheld ultrasound device called Vscan Air provides crystal clear image technology, whole-body scanning capability, and intuitive software. In 2010, GE Healthcare announced the first color pocket-sized ultrasound called Vscan and has since continued to provide innovation in terms of clinician-patient relationships. Today, over 30,000 Vscan family systems are in use worldwide, impacting ...

Four Ways Radiology Can Reduce Its Climate Change Impact

29. March 2021 Custom Article 0
Typically, climate change (a.k.a. global warming) is associated with planes, trains, and automobiles using fossil fuels, hazy skies, and radioactive plants pushing clouds into the atmosphere. However, the radiologic industry plays a more significant role than you might imagine, and industry leaders say the time to reduce that impact is now. Published in the Journal ...

FDA Authorizes New Device That Protects Athletes’ Brains During Impact

11. March 2021 Uncategorized 0
The United States Food and Drug Administration recently authorized a novel product that recent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) shows might protect athletes’ brains from traumatic injury. A c-shaped, non-invasive device dubbed the “Q-Collar” goes around the neck and applies compression, which increases blood volume, therefore reducing brain movement.   Several FDA studies proved the effectiveness ...

Artificial Intelligence Learning Action Plan Released by FDA

26. February 2021 News 0
The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has released their first Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)-Based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) Action Plan. Detailed throughout the plan is a multi-pronged approach to “Advance the Agency’s oversight of AI/ML-based medical software,” according to the article. Bakul Patel, director of the Digital Health ...

Study Shows Drastic Decline in Cancer Screenings During COVID-19 Surge

12. February 2021 News 0
According to a study published in JAMA Oncology by researchers at Dana-Farber/Bringham and Women’s Cancer Center, researchers documented a sharp drop in cancer and pre-cancer diagnoses at the Northeast’s most extensive health care system. Due to the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a decrease in the number of screenings occurred. Documented as one of ...

New Imaging Can Measure Cell Dysfunction in ALS Patients

27. January 2021 News 0
More effective therapies could potentially be introduced thanks to a new magnetic resonance spectroscopy technique that can accurately measure how well the mitochondria are functioning in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS.) This non-invasive procedure may help measure the efficacy of treatments for ALS (also known as Motor Neuron Disease [MND]) patients. Scientists from Sheffield ...