European Commission And United States Food And Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options For Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP) announced that the European Commission and the US FDA both approved the intravenous (IV) formulation of temozolomide as an alternative to the already approved oral form of the drug. Temozolomide is marketed as TEMODAL(R) in the EU and as TEMODAR(R) in the US. The EU Commission Decision was based on the […]

Surviving Lung Cancer

Countless people have heard the phrase, “You have lung cancer,” but only 50 can say they’ve completed a new treatment at Temple University that doubles their chances of surviving the deadly disease – and without the conventional radiation regimen or surgery. Doctors in the Radiation Oncology Department say the technique, stereotactic body radiotherapy, or SBRT, […]

What is Cancer?

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of […]

Eclipse Proton Scanning Algorithm From Varian Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received FDA 510(k) clearance for a new proton scanning dose algorithm that offers clinicians greater control over how proton beams are used to target tumors and other abnormalities. The new algorithm, which has been incorporated into Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning software, makes it possible to plan for intensity modulated […]

Uranium Concentrations In Port Hope, Ontario

Uranium has been refined in Port Hope, Ontario, since the early 1930s. In 2007, the Port Hope Community Health Concerns Committee (PHCHCC) analyzed samples, taken from residents, to assess the radiation exposure of individuals living in the area. Health Canada’s analysis of the results from the study show that the uranium concentrations in the samples […]

Hazards Of CT Scans Overstated

Concerns over possible radiation effects of CT scans detailed in a report last Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine should not scare people away from getting medically needed CT scans, as the scans play a critical role in saving the lives of thousands of people every day, according to an official with the […]

Forensics Go High-Tech With CT Autopsies

Radiologists are investigating the use of computed tomography (CT) as a tool for civilian medical examiners’ autopsies in the United States. According to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), CT autopsy has the potential to replace conventional autopsy in determining the cause of certain accidental deaths. […]

Toshiba Reaches Milestone Of 20,000 CT Units Produced

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, a leader in diagnostic and medical imaging, today announced its milestone of producing 20,000 CT units. To demonstrate Toshiba’s continued innovation in the evolution and development of computed tomography (CT), the 20,000th CT unit, an Aquilion™ 64, will be showcased at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting held […]

Belgian Women To Benefit From Mammography Examinations With Lowest Radiation Dose On The Market

The St Trudo regional hospital in Belgium has invested in the digital mammography system, Sectra MicroDose Mammography, from the IT and medical-technology company Sectra. This is the first Belgian order for Sectra’s digital mammography system, which provides the lowest dose on the market. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and approximately 2 million Belgian […]

Insight Agents Launches Generic Contrast Media And Attractive Business Model In Europe

Insight Agents GmbH has announced the European launch of two new generic contrast media solutions for injection. MAGNEGITA® 500 Micromol/ml (Gadopentetate Dimeglumine) is about to be introduced for MRI in 22 European countries* and IOPAMIGITA® 300 mg Iod/ml (Iopamidol) will be available for X-ray/CT in Germany. Insight Agents plans to launch the products in other […]