CT reveals traits of drug-resistanttuberculosis
Micronodules, tree-in-bud appearance, consolidations, cavities, bronchiectasis, and lobular consolidations are frequent CT abnormalities of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Hospital relations power Alliance Healthcare's growth
Buoyed by abundant cash and a profitable business formula, Alliance Healthcare is bucking the economic gloom that pervades the for-profit sector of medical imaging and implementing aggressive growth plans in 2009.
Falling U.S. demand for CT opens door for bargain hunters
Some of the best deals in medical imaging today can be found in the CT market. Vendors are desperate for your business.
ER bellyaches lead to more CT bellyaching
You are a bank teller. Someone points a gun at you and demands all the money in your drawer.
Healthcare reform proposals highlight economic privilege
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Demonstrations and skits add pizzazz to SIIM meeting
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Philips, Toshiba enter hand-carried ultrasound market
Philips and Toshiba have joined ultrasound vendors looking to cash in on physicians' love of good things that come in small packages.
Broader coverage for PET could simplify cancer care
With obstacles to routine Medicare reimbursement of FDG-PET for most cancer cases cleared away, the imaging community is now focusing attention on private insurers and coverage policies that restrict access to the imaging technology.
Rival hypoxia agents vie for premier treatment role
Two PET radiopharmaceuticals are competing to become the preferred noninvasive tools to identify the presence and extent of hypoxia.
Raman spectroscopy sets new multiplexing standard
Imagine an exam that combines into a single scan the diagnostic imaging power of 10 PET studies, each measuring an essential dimension of cancer's aggressiveness, metastatic potential, and susceptibility to radio- and chemotherapy.
Clinical trials network deals with startup growing pains
Despite progress on several fronts, the SNM Clinical Trials Network has received a cool response from recession-shocked pharmaceutical companies whose participation and financial support are considered crucial to the program's success.
ACRIN fine-tunes research strategy outside oncology
The American College of Radiology Imaging Network has announced the first of two trials on clinical protocols for the use of coronary CTA in patients presenting to the emergency room with acute chest pain.
CT spans evolution from Lucy to Homo sapiens
Science is helping to unravel mysteries of humankind's evolutionary history thanks to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin and the Ethiopian government.
Philips MultiTransmit adjusts radiofrequency to patient anatomy
Image quality derived from echo liver imaging at 3T (A, left) improves (A, right) when applying Philips MultiTransmit technology, which eliminatesdielectric shading, an artifact commonly found at this field strength.
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