Diagnostics
Kerala radiologists call for cautious approach in paediatric imaging

Kerala radiologists call for cautious approach in paediatric imaging

Thiruvananthapuram: As the world celebrates the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the X-Rays by W C Roentgen, the Kerala chapter of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has called for a cautious approach in paediatric imaging. more

Cypriot researchers design early cancer screening device

Cypriot researchers design early cancer screening device

Nicosia: Researchers at the University of Cyprus have designed a micro-device that could help doctors detect cancers in the small intestine in the very early stages when cancerous cells cannot be easily detected, a university professor said on Wednesday. more

Nucleic acid-based test detects multiple pathogens from single sample of cerebrospinal fluid

Nucleic acid-based test detects multiple pathogens from single sample of cerebrospinal fluid

Washington: The US Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the first cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) nucleic acid-based test for simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens that can cause central nervous system infections. more

Low radiation during CT scan can lower cancer chances

Low radiation during CT scan can lower cancer chances

New Delhi: Low radiation during computed tomography (CT) scans can reduce the chances of cancer in patients undergoing treatment, doctors here said on Thursday. more

AERB seals 13 X-ray units in Delhi, Kolkata

AERB seals 13 X-ray units in Delhi, Kolkata

Chennai: The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the country’s atomic energy regulator, on Thursday said it has sealed diagnostic X-ray equipments of eight medical facilities in Delhi and Kolkata for non-compliance of regulations and radiation safety measures. more

New test to predict if kidney transplant patients would develop kidney failure

New test to predict if kidney transplant patients would develop kidney failure

Lucknow: Nephrologists at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow have developed a non-invasive test to predict if a patient of kidney transplant would eventually develop acute kidney failure or not. more

Dengue kills three more in Delhi, government caps tests at Rs 600

Dengue kills three more in Delhi, government caps tests at Rs 600

New Delhi: Dengue claimed the lives of three more people in the national capital — a 41-year-old woman, a seven-year-old boy and a 14-year-old — taking the toll to 16, even though officially the toll stayed at five. The Delhi government fixed Rs 600 as the maximum any private hospital can charge for dengue tests. more

Dengue: Centre orders action for overcharging for tests

Dengue: Centre orders action for overcharging for tests

New Delhi: Union health ministry on Monday directed the Delhi government to take action against private hospitals which are overcharging for conducting dengue tests. more

Government plans to ban sale of dengue test kits

Government plans to ban sale of dengue test kits

New Delhi: The government plans to ban the sale of rapid diagnostic test kits used for “quick” detection of dengue infection as it does not provide accurate results, an official said on Tuesday. more

AERB warns against dental X-rays for age determination

AERB warns against dental X-rays for age determination

Chennai: Indian atomic energy regulator AERB, disapproving the practice of taking dental X-ray for determination of a child’s age, on Friday warned such practices are deviations from the terms of its licence and registration. more