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Monthly Archives: October, 2012

Source: Patient Education Company Your doctor has recommended that you undergo a balloon angioplasty with a stent implant. But what does that actually mean? The heart is located in the center … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Second Mass. Compounding Pharmacy Surrenders License

Via William Hudson, CNN A second Massachusetts compounding pharmacy surrendered its license after state inspectors found “significant” issues that could affect sterility, state health officials said. The pharmacy, Infusion Resource, … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

MRI In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

Source: J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP Two reports—one in the New England Journal of Medicine and the other in the American Cancer Society’s CA A Journal for Clinicians—have been published … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Initial Robotic Bariatric Surgery Experience

Source: Sages 2012 Research has argued that robotic surgery not only provides patients with the same long-term postoperative benefits, but a lowered threat of surgical complications (Snyder, Wilson, T., Leong, … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

X-ray Imaging Tricks Increase Resolution and Cut Dose (Part 3 of 3)

Source: BBC Health Testing the approach at the ESRF with a whole mastectomied breast, the team showed that they could acquire images as sharp as those of conventional CT scans … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

X-ray Imaging Tricks Increase Resolution and Cut Dose (Part 2 of 3)

Source: BBC Health Recent years have seen growth in the use of what is called phase contrast imaging, which measures not only how much X-ray light gets through tissue, but … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

X-ray Imaging Tricks Increase Resolution and Cut Dose (Part 1 of 3)

Source: BBC Health An international research team has proposed a way to make high-resolution, 3D images of breast tissue while reducing the delivered X-ray dose. Breast tissue is particularly susceptible … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment