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The best of two worlds – hybrid imaging devices

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X-ray, CT or MRI? When choosing the imaging method, physicians must decide, among other things, between radiation exposure or a long examination period. Which information can be obtained with which method is also important. What if imaging is no longer a question of either/or? So-called hybrid devices combine different technologies – and thus also their advantages. You can find out what this could look like in our latest video about the gamma camera at RWTH University Hospital.

I wish you a wintry week

Elena Blume
Editorial team

image: 18 - 21 November 2019, MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine in Düsseldorf

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Topic of the Month: Modern diabetes therapies
Video: Hybrid Imaging
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Blood glucose monitoring of tomorrow

Topic of the Month

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There are 425 million people with diabetes in the world. Heart problems, kidney failure or blindness - these can all be consequences of the metabolic disease. Diabetes patients now have the possibility of being treated digitally.
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Blood glucose monitoring of tomorrow - modern diabetes therapies
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Physiotherapy, Orthopedy Technology, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

The healing effect of radon

Natural thermal water that contains radon has been used for over 100 years to treat chronic degenerative, inflammatory and musculoskeletal conditions. Most patients experience a significant reduction in pain after treatment with radon, but the molecular mechanisms behind the treatment are largely unexplored.
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Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica, Research & Technology

Can a blood test detect lung-transplant rejection?

Researchers have developed a simple blood test that can detect when a newly transplanted lung is being rejected by a patient, even when no outward signs of the rejection are evident.
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Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Using artificial intelligence for error correction

Modern technology makes it possible to sequence individual cells and to identify which genes are currently being expressed in each cell. These methods are sensitive and consequently error prone.
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Hybrid Imaging – Two Views of the Lungs


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CT scan, MRI or X-ray: All these methods allow doctors to see inside the body - including inside the lungs - and make a diagnosis. The clinic for Nuclear Medicine at the RWTH Aachen University Hospital uses a state-of-the-art gamma camera that combines SPECT and CT.
Watch the video here!
Hybrid Imaging – Two Views of the Lungs
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Economy & Markets, Information and Communication Technology

Patient communication: paper beats tablet PC

Information technologies such as tablet PCs are playing an increasingly important role in the communication with patients. But how effective are they for older adults, who often have difficulties understanding medical information and who are not technology-affine?
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