Sunday, March 13, 2016

US AND MRI PARTNER UP TO TREAT CANCER

This is a topic I have talked about in the past.  It is exciting.We are now exploring ways to locate, and treat tumors using the MRI machine and US.  The MRI can locate the lesions, and US can treat them.  The secret?  Nano particles which oscillate and release kinetic energy in the form of heat in response to ultrasound.  This thermal energy can destroy a tumor, and spare the surrounding normal tissues.

Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research from UC Davis shows that combining the technique with chemotherapy can allow complete destruction of tumors in mice.

THANKS UC DAVIS and SCIENCE DAILY

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151204145927.htm

Saturday, March 12, 2016

KEITH EMERSON HAS DIED

I will not post much of substance tonight.  I am weeping.  TJW

Saturday, March 5, 2016

He We GO!

I will post a great link to an article I can love.  I learned a bunch from this article.  Blessings, all  thanks for visiting.  TJW.

Here is a snippett.

aced with a patient in the emergency department who might have increased intracranial pressure, Kristi Koenig, MD, reaches for one of her most valuable tools — the ultrasound machine — to rule out the possibility that forces are building inside the skull.
Dr. Koenig, the director of the Center for Disaster Medical Services and a professor of emergency medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, said ultrasound is a powerful tool for diagnosis in the emergency department. “In this case,” she said, “we can rule out elevated intracranial pressure. The ultrasound is a tremendous -triage tool with high sensitivity to detect people who need more monitoring.”
 HERE IS THE LINK.  http://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2012/08000/Breaking_News__Ocular_Sonography_Detects.3.aspx
GallGizzard Note:  These findings were discovered many years ago.    Blessings  TJW