News related to Omniscan (Gadodiamide) and/or conditions it is approved for
Diagnostic pill that can be swallowed
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2013.12.06]
A tiny capsule that can carry out a chemical analysis of the contents of one's stomach could identify the presence of so-called "occult" blood at very low levels. The data is automatically broadcast to an external monitoring device for detection of early stage stomach cancer by one's physician.
Diagnostic Errors Cause Up To 160,000 Deaths Annually, USA
Source: Litigation / Medical Malpractice News From Medical News Today [2013.04.24]
Misdiagnosing patients or making diagnostic errors is one of the most costly and dangerous mistakes made by doctors in the U.S., resulting in up to 160,000 deaths per year. Johns Hopkins researchers have reviewed over 350,000 malpractice claim payouts in the U.S over the past 25 years.
Ultrasound, CT Comparable to Detect Appendicitis in Children
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines [2013.12.05]
Using ultrasound as the first diagnostic imaging technique to detect appendicitis in children produces comparable outcomes to CT with less radiation and without increasing hospital length of stay.
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Initial study results demonstrate detection rate of 75% for colorectal cancer
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.11.11]
VolitionRx Limited (OTC: VNRX), a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, has announced the publication of preliminary data from an ongoing independent trial of one of its NuQ® assays. Priv.-Doz. Dr.
New membrane pores with DNA nanotechnology
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2013.11.07]
A new way to build membrane-crossing pores, using Lego-like DNA building blocks, has been developed by scientists at UCL, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Cambridge and the University of Southampton.The approach provides a simple and low cost tool for synthetic biology and the technique has potential applications in diagnostic devices and drug discovery.
PET scanning reveals pain processes in tennis elbow
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.31]
Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University and the results are now being published in the prestigious journal PLOS ONE.
FDA approves second brain imaging drug to help evaluate patients for Alzheimer's disease, dementia
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.30]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vizamyl (flutemetamol F 18 injection), a radioactive diagnostic drug for use with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging of the brain in adults being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia.Dementia is associated with diminishing brain functions such as memory, judgment, language and complex motor skills.
Steps to reduce risk of inadvertent harm to potentially normal pregnancies
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.11]
A panel of 15 medical experts from the fields of radiology, obstetrics-gynecology and emergency medicine, convened by the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU), has recommended new criteria for use of ultrasonography in determining when a first trimester pregnancy is nonviable (has no chance of progressing and resulting in a live-born baby). These new diagnostic thresholds, published Oct.
Genetic condition that attacks the heart, brain and nerves diagnosed using new MRI technique
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.10.05]
A genetic condition that attacks multiple organs and usually results in fatal heart problems can be detected using a new MRI technique that was developed at the University of Alberta. The discovery of this new diagnostic tool has resulted in updated clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Fabry disease in Canada.