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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brain Scans Can Predict Music-Induced Emotions

13. January 2021 News 0
In Finland at the University of Turku, researchers in the national PET Centre recently discovered neural mechanisms that arise as an emotional response to music. Subjects who participated in the study (102) listened to emotion-evoking music while undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To map which brain regions are activated based on different music-inducing emotions, ...

National Radiologic Week Celebrates Technologists

18. November 2020 News 0
Few people and professions have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic as much as radiology technicians. They have directly impacted patients and taken a front-seat approach to the outbreak, as they work closely with coronavirus patients daily. National Radiologic Technology Week (NRTW) marks the centennial celebration for the American Society of Radiologic ...