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Jan. 13, 2012

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Supertech

Supertech is now an industry leader for sales of quality control instrumentation, phantoms, radiation safety products, and imaging tables.

 

Bionix Radiation Therapy

Revenue Cycle Inc.

Sensus Healthcare

PET method detects dementia, including Alzheimer's
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Not only has one recent study found that humans can experience age-related neurological decline as early as 45, but scientists also report in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine that positron emission tomography can safely and accurately detect dementia. The technique, according to the lead study author, not only helps diagnose dementia, but also improves physician confidence. More


Breast tomosynthesis — One practice's experience
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VideoBriefIn February 2011, the FDA approved the first X-ray mammography system that provides 3-D images for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Diagnostic Imaging talks with Stephen Rose, president and CEO of Houston Breast Imaging and a principal investigator of the tomosynthesis clinical trials in 2010, about the benefits of the new technology and what his practice learned when implementing the screening program. More

Uninsured receive less emergency imaging, similar inpatient imaging
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In the emergency department, those lacking health insurance receive less imaging than those covered. But once admitted as inpatients, they're treated equally from the diagnostic imaging perspective, according to two studies published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. More

The VersaBoard

The VersaBoard from Bionix Radiation Therapy is a head and neck device that includes a patient transition pad and prone face cushion for patient comfort. It is made of carbon fiber, allows for 360 degree treatment angle and locks down to most couches.

Billing and Collections Solutions

The oncology billing and collections team has operations experience in managing individual physician practices, group practices and national medical billing operations as well as hospital-wide billing departments. They work with various sizes and structures everything from single physician practices operating in a hospital environment, multi-physician practice groups to facility technical only billing.

SRT-100

The mobile and compact SRT-100™ helps bring safe, painless and effective non-melanoma skin cancer treatment to patients, right in the physician office. SRT is a low energy radiotherapy that goes no deeper than the thickness of the skin. It is a proven non-invasive procedure that has been used to treat non-melanoma skin cancer for over 50 years and is highly recognized and reimbursable.


After big 2011 changes, what's ahead for breast imaging?
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The breast imaging community endured another year of dangerous transition in 2011. As expected, tools improved, with most gaining wider acceptance across the board. However, fallout continues from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recommendations. The industry also continues to contend with pending legislative issues. More


New technologies underway to detect brain injuries
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Traumatic brain injuries don't always have outward signs, making them difficult to diagnose. New technologies on the horizon may make testing for brain injuries faster, easier and more portable. These tests — which rely on objective physical measures of trauma, such as bleeding in the brain or markers in the bloodstream — could help detect at least some brain injuries in real time. More

Imaging research offers clues on why alcohol is addictive
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New brain imaging research may lead to a better understanding of alcohol addiction and possibly better treatments for people who abuse alcohol and other drugs. Investigators say they have identified specific differences in how the so-called reward center of the brain responds to alcohol in heavy and light drinkers. More

Excelsior College
Excelsior College is an accredited, recognized leader in removing obstacles to the educational goals of the adult learner. We provide efficient and affordable access to higher education through multiple avenues to degree completion. MORE

ProCure
ProCure is dedicated to bringing proton therapy to patients by using a comprehensive approach that provides state-of-the-art proton therapy in a healing environment. It collaborates with leading radiation oncology practices and hospitals to bring the benefits of proton therapy to their patients. ProCure is a healthcare company that develops and operates full-service proton therapy centers. MORE


4 health technologies to drive 2012 cost-innovation debate
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A new report looking at health technology issues in 2012 suggests a more disciplined balance must be struck between the merits of innovative medical devices and cutting costs. Among the technologies singled out in a new report from the ECRI Institute are bariatric surgery, digital breast tomosynthesis, trans-catheter heart valve implants, personalized medicine for cancer care and proton beam radiation. More

Electron model promises better cancer therapy
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The first results from a new type of particle accelerator suggest how smaller, cheaper therapy machines could be built and revolutionize cancer treatment. Current accelerators — used in medicine in conventional radiation therapy and X-ray machines as well as industry and fundamental scientific research — are limited by their size, complexity and cost. More

MRI scans show brain changes in kids with schizophrenia
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Children who are diagnosed with schizophrenia or a number of other psychoses go on to experience a progressively greater than normal loss of gray matter in the frontal lobe region of the brain, new research suggests. These adolescents also experience an above-average spike in the amount of so-called "cerebrospinal fluid" found in the same location, according to a report published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. More