Why can’t handheld ultrasound devices come with the same motion-sensing technology inside a video game controller?
Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital congenital heart experts have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart. Continue reading… “First 3D heart printed using multiple imaging techniques”
Best strategy for discovering lung tumors are the more costly CT scans.
Chest X-rays done annually didn’t significantly reduce the death rate from lung cancer in a study involving more than 150,000 patients that reflects the challenges of using early detection to save lives in the battle against malignancies.
An image from a cone-beam CT scanner used by dentists.
Because children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to radiation, doctors three years ago mounted a national campaign to protect them by reducing diagnostic radiation to only those levels seen as absolutely necessary.
CT or CAT Scan
Having a CT – or CAT – scan puts patients at far greater risk of developing cancer than previously thought, scientists claim. The radiation generated by the scans – an increasingly popular diagnostic tool – may trigger the disease in as many as one in 80 patients.
CT technician preparing to run a 75 million-year-old turtle fossil through a CT scanner
Paleontologists say a 75-million-year-old turtle fossil uncovered in southern Utah has a clutch of eggs inside, making it the first prehistoric pregnant turtle found in the United States.