Quantitative Chest CT Helps Identify COPD Phenotypes, Monitors Treatment Effectiveness

CT and MR imaging are enabling quantification of emphysema and air trapping—and better prediction of disease severity—in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research. “COPD has different morphological appearances, and CT may play a major role in differentiating phenotypes,” said Philippe Grenier, M.D., a professor of radiology at the Pierre and […]

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On December 1, 2010, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

Checklist Manifesto Author to Talk “Real Reform”

Healthcare reform requires incremental adjustments that build on the strengths and limitations of the current system, according to today’s special lecturer. Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H., will deliver “Real Reform: Facing the Complexity of Health Care,” today at 1:30 p.m. in the Arie Crown Theater. Dr. Gawande uses his unique perspective as a practicing surgeon, writer […]

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On November 29, 2010, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin

Walking Reduces Alzheimer’s Progression, 1.5-Tesla MRI Shows

With the help of 1.5-tesla MRI, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that walking 5 miles per week helps reduce the progression of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in adults already afflicted with the condition, according to a study presented today at the RSNA annual meeting. The findings expand upon results of […]

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On November 29, 2010, posted in: Lecture & Radiology News by admin