Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2014’


A lung ultrasound could help physicians quickly determine whether a pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk of respiratory failure, according to preliminary research published in Anesthesiology. About 60,000 women worldwide die as a result of preeclampsia, which causes severely high blood pressure. Potential complications include stroke, bleeding, and pulmonary edema, which can lead to respiratory failure. The study suggests …

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Breast Imagers Assess MBI’s Role in Cancer Detection


As dense breast tissue notification laws expand and draw media coverage, the role of molecular breast imaging (MBI) also is drawing more attention in breast cancer detection. New research looking at everything from lesion detection rates to specificity and dose reductions is helping breast imagers define MBI’s place in the rotation of adjunct breast imaging options. Physicians and industry experts …

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Three-Year Results of Prostate Embolization Trial

Prostatic Artery Embolization PAE

Utilizing prostatic artery embolization (PAE) to shrink the prostate without surgery can provide long-term relief to men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a common condition that causes annoying symptoms such as frequent trips to the bathroom. Results from a study of nearly 500 men receiving PAE treatment were presented at SIR’s annual meeting. Researchers reported that 72% of men experienced …

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