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FDA approves use of dye to improve diagnostic scans for Alzheimer’s by Carol Bradley Bursack Posted Thu 31 May 2012 12:00am One of the most frustrating medical realities of Alzheimer’s disease is that a definitive diagnosis can only be made after death. Even though science has progressed to a point where many doctors  feel quite sure of their diagnosis, there is still a fair chance that the diagnosis is wrong. A recent article in the Detroit Free Press ab ... Read on »
Effective Diagnostics with MRI Scanning at HealthQuest by hqbk Posted Fri 31 May 2013 9:51am MRI scanning at HealthQuest offers superior results for accurate diagnosis. HealthQuest, a leading multi-specialty healthcare center located in Brooklyn, New York offers comprehensive therapies for a wide range of musculosketal and other issues. To ensure accurate diagnosis, the center offers onsite MRI scanning. Patients benefit from a painles ... Read on »
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center Gets Hit with Class Action Suit – CT Scanning Radiation Overdose by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 10:02pm I spent a little time around one of these when I was writing some software to export calcium scores into a customized program I wrote for patient use in follow up and to help drill down and keep track of all the high score patients.  There is regular maintenance required and that is from the engineering side to ensure these units are operating pr ... Read on »
PET/CT Scan Evidence for the "Chemo" Brain Syndrome by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 30 Nov 2012 12:00am The nature of "chemo brain" whereby patients being treated for cancer can have memory loss and foggy thinking has only recently been studied in depth (see: New Research Casts Spotlight on "Chemo Brain ";  "Chemo Brain" Can Persist for Three to Five Years; Exercise Can Help Reverse ). The condition is also known as post-chemotherapy c ... Read on »
Brain Scan for Alzheimer's by Susan Berg Posted Sat 26 May 2012 12:00am Caregivers, and healthcare professionals, here is some great information Here is a great  for caregivers and healthcare professinals, Your residents will love the  Here is information on being the best  caregiver  you can be Here is a way for nurses administrators, social workers and other health care  profess ... Read on »
CT Scans May Be Too Efficient in Detecting Pulmonary Emboli by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jul 2013 12:00am I am fascinated by the idea that some forms of imaging in radiology are too good. One aspect of this "too good" phenomenon is the so-called incidentaloma about which I have previously blogged (see: How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma ;  More (and Interesting) Discussion about Incidentalomas ). An inciden ... Read on »
More Children’s Medicine at J and J Recalled – We Need Ability to Scan Products With Our Phones - Be Sure to Vote by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 28 May 2010 4:35pm As consumers this would be nice to be able to scan products and not have to worry about missing a recall post somewhere on the news.   There will be other drug and device recalls too so the sooner we have this capability the sooner we can get our information, not to mention making compliance easier to monitor for the FDA.   Johnson and Joh ... Read on »
What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... Read on »
Health Headlines - December 19 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:22pm FDA: Birth Control Chemical Won't Inhibit STDs The chemical nonoxynol 9 (N9), used in many vaginal contraceptives and spermicidal products, does not protect users from infection from sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The agency said it mandated that all over-the-counter prod ... Read on »
Siemens MicroScan Synergies Plus And MicroScan RapID/S Plus Negative Panels: Class I Recall - False Susceptible And False Interm by FDA Posted Wed 04 Sep 2013 1:40pm [Posted 09/04/2013] AUDIENCE: Health Professional, Risk Manager ISSUE: MicroScan Synergies plus and MicroScan RapID/S plus Negative Panels are reporting false susceptible and false intermediate results for imipenem and meropenem antimicrobial susceptibility testing when using the MicroScan WalkAway Sy ... Read on »