Medical

Novel MRI technique could offer new avenue for Alzheimer’s, stroke risk assessment

A new MRI scanning technique being investigated in Toronto could one day help physicians identify patients on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease, and do so at a cost far less than molecular imaging of amyloid deposits, according to an in-depth profile of the project published by theToronto Star.

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Before the Deluge: What Changing Demographics Mean for Imaging

Age catches up with us all at some point. For the Baby Boomers, that point is arriving year after year, with 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day from now until 2030. It’s no secret our elderly population will grow to levels never before seen in the U.S. Meanwhile, the obesity epidemic rages on and other macroeconomic forces, such as the recovering economy and widespread health policy reforms, also promise to change the equation in healthcare. Are we prepared?

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SHINE Medical Technologies To Supply Moly-99 To GE Healthcare

SHINE Medical Technologies, Inc. (SHINE), a Wisconsin-based company dedicated to being the world leader in safe, clean, affordable production of medical isotopes, announced today that it has entered into a strategic long-term supply agreement with GE Healthcare, a division of the General Electric Company, for supply of molybdenum-99 (moly-99). This is the first announcement of a major supply agreement with a U.S. based producer of moly-99. Moly-99 decays into the diagnostic imaging agent technetium-99m (Tc-99m).  Tc‑99m’s extraordinary attributes make it the most commonly-used medical isotope on the planet (used in over 40 million medical imaging procedures per year). Under the terms of the supply agreement, SHINE will provide moly-99 to GE Healthcare on a regular basis once its facility becomes operational.

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More Work Needed for CT Colonography Reimbursement

Continued scientific publications, legislative efforts, and public education about the value of CT colonography (CTC) are vital for achieving acceptance and reimbursement of the screening nationally, according to an article published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

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