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Image: uEXPLORER is the world`s first total-body PET/CT scanner (Photo courtesy of United Imaging Healthcare)

Total-Body PET Imaging Can Assess Immunological Response to COVID-19 Infections

High sensitivity PET imaging using a specific T cell radiotracer offers a new methodology to track tissue concentrations of T cells without invasive sampling. More...
12 Aug 2022
Image: Needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants (Photo courtesy of University of Queensland)

COVID-19 Vaccine Patch Fights SARS-CoV-2 Variants Better than Needles

A new study in mice suggests that a needle-free vaccine patch could better fight COVID-19 variants, such as Omicron and Delta, than a traditional needle vaccine. More...
03 Aug 2022
Image: B-Lac Cassette can be an important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19 (Photo courtesy of OPTI Medical)

Single Cassette for Measurement of Lactate and Blood Gas Aids Rapid Sepsis Diagnosis

An individually wrapped, disposable, single-use cassette that measures lactate, pH, PCO2, PO2, tHb, and SO2 in whole blood could be an important diagnostic tool for severe cases of COVID-19. More...
21 Jul 2022
Image: High blood viscosity can predict higher risk of death in hospitalized COVID-19 patients (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Blood Viscosity Testing Can Predict Risk of Death in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

A new study has found that the estimate of blood viscosity was more strongly associated with mortality in COVID-19 patients than other commonly used risk stratification measures. More...
19 Jul 2022
Image: Researchers have created ‘Covid computer’ to speed up diagnosis (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

‘Covid Computer’ Uses AI to Detect COVID-19 from Chest CT Scans

A new AI software analyses chest CT scans and uses deep learning algorithms to accurately diagnose the disease. With an accuracy rate of 97.86%, it is currently the most successful COVID-19 diagnostic tool in the world. More...
04 Jul 2022
Image: An AI tool helps decide when critically ill patients can breathe on their own (Photo courtesy of The Ottawa Hospital)

AI Device Predicts when Critically Ill Patients Can Be Safely Removed from Ventilator

An innovative medical device that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict when critically ill patients are ready to breathe on their own can help physicians decide the best time to remove them from a ventilator to improve their outcomes. More...
01 Jul 2022
Image: Researchers use innovative imaging techniques to see how air is exchanged in the lungs (Photo courtesy of Western University)

MRI Lung-Imaging Technique Shows Cause of Long-COVID Symptoms

For the first time, using functional MRI with inhaled xenon gas, researchers have shown that the debilitating symptoms of long-COVID are related to microscopic abnormalities which affect how oxygen is exchanged from the lungs to the red blood cells. More...
30 Jun 2022
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