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Fighting lung cancer: Faster image processing for low-radiation CT scans

Fighting lung cancer: Faster image processing for low-radiation CT scans ANN ARBOR—A new $ 1.9 million study at the University of Michigan seeks to make low-dose computed tomography scans a viable screening technique by speeding up the image reconstruction from half an hour or more to just five minutes. The advance … Full News here – […]

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Everybody Has a Story: Green Bank family of teen with cancer makes every

Everybody Has a Story: Green Bank family of teen with cancer makes every … “Our whole world turned upside down in a matter of a half hour,” she said of the day Logan had a CAT scan and the doctors at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania told them what he had. “Honestly, it still seems like […]

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Police: Man Climbed Street Light, Attacked Another Man

Police: Man Climbed Street Light, Attacked Another Man Robert Petrillo, 20, was taken to Physician's Specialty Hospital for a CT scan and told by medical staff he had a concussion, according to the report. He also had a swollen face and got a cut on his nose during the altercation. He was hit about 20 […]

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Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer screening test; critics cite concerns

Mayo Clinic offers at-home colon cancer screening test; critics cite concerns Patients with a positive result would be urged to undergo a colonoscopy. “Cologuard represents a significant advancement in identifying colorectal cancer at its most treatable stage. We believe offering this new tool will promote patient and community … Full News here – Read more […]

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Bundled Payments for Colonoscopy Inevitable—But Maybe Not a Bad Thing

Bundled Payments for Colonoscopy Inevitable—But Maybe Not a Bad Thing The expense of colonoscopy has become a contentious issue, as studies show tremendous variation in cost among different providers. Virtually every large commercial payor now has a mechanism by which beneficiaries can examine their benefits and … Full News here – Read more on General Surgery […]

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FDA Rejects Ex-Staffer's Call To Pull Lasik Devices

FDA Rejects Ex-Staffer's Call To Pull Lasik Devices Law360, New York (August 18, 2014, 6:56 PM ET) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected a former high-ranking staffer's calls to withdraw approval for Lasik vision correction devices, saying that allegations the agency was duped about … Full News here – Read more on […]

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PRK enhancement after LASIK corrects near, distance visual acuity

PRK enhancement after LASIK corrects near, distance visual acuity The retrospective study included 43 patients who underwent photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) enhancement after LASIK; 29 patients were myopes and 14 were hyperopes. Patients with visually significant cataract, non-plano targets and follow-up shorter … Full News here – Read more on Healio

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Resources to Find Your Missing Pets

Resources to Find Your Missing Pets I had the cat for a lot of years. Once the cats came home, they became indoor cats. It was very hard for me. He was missing for a week. And what had happened was is that he got into somebody's garage. It was winter and it was an […]

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Hamilton jury awards woman $1.2M in malpractice suit

Hamilton jury awards woman .2M in malpractice suit Hamilton County court records show that Draznik has been the subject of several medical malpractice lawsuits, including at least one other that alleges he didn't order a CT scan in timely fashion. However, most of those suits were dismissed before … Full News here – Read more […]

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7 Colonoscopy Upgrades Worth Considering

7 Colonoscopy Upgrades Worth Considering Three imaging chips on the tip of a proprietary scope offer a 330° field of view that has revolutionized the way physicians perform colonoscopy. During extubation, physicians focus on the center screen for traditional forward views of the colon wall … Full News here – Read more on OutpatientSurgery.net

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OPINION: A hypochondriac and his tumor

OPINION: A hypochondriac and his tumor (Aside #6: If the doctor suspects cancer at all, make sure to request the CT scan that uses the contrast dye and includes your full chest. The dye gives the specialists better details, and if kidney cancer metastasizes, one of the most common area for … Full News here […]

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Discovery of woman without cerebellum stuns doctors in China

Discovery of woman without cerebellum stuns doctors in China Doctors learned what had been causing the problems after the woman underwent a CAT scan. They found that the woman does not have a cerebellum, the part of the brain associated with motor control and balance and is believed to be also involved in some … Full […]

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New DNA colon cancer test holds hope; R&R rules!

New DNA colon cancer test holds hope; R&R rules! Q: I heard there is a DNA test for colon cancer. Can I cancel my colonoscopy? Please?!— Stephen G., Colorado Springs, Colorado. A: Sit tight! The news about a fecal DNA test to spot hemoglobin and mutant DNA that might indicate the presence of colon … Full […]

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Femtosecond astigmatic keratotomy before LASIK can be beneficial

Femtosecond astigmatic keratotomy before LASIK can be beneficial Although most corneal astigmatism correction is usually within the realm of LASIK, high levels of corneal astigmatism may fall outside the levels of CustomVue WaveScan-guided ablation. In such cases, surgically reducing the corneal astigmatism can then … Full News here – Read more on Healio

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Brain tumor an inspiration for dragon-boat veterans

Brain tumor an inspiration for dragon-boat veterans "She went and got a CT scan and doctors recommended she get an MRI. Since the tumor was resected, she said she feels so even." Her neurosurgeon, Thomas Origitano , has been a godsend for their family, Funk said. "Coming from a huge city, there's so … Full News […]

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