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Innovative nuclear imaging markers and AI assistance further advance the field of diagnostics, revealing previously hard-to-detect diseases, including elusive cancers. Multiplex techniques for simultaneous detection of multiple biomarkers take this approach even further. However, new research finds elaborate mechanisms in some cancers to throw off diagnostic efforts or even survive treatment. Enjoy reading!

Article • Renal carcinoma differentiation

SPECT/CT improves diagnosis of indeterminate kidney tumours

99mTc-Sestamibi SPECT/CT can aid in the diagnosis of solid renal lesions, especially in cases where contrast enhanced CT findings are inconclusive, according to researchers from the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School ...

Sponsored • OR equipment

Clinio series: All-in-one computer for use in hygienically sensitive areas

Nowadays, the operating theatre is networked and staff have access to a wide range of information and image data. With the Clinio, Rein Medical offers a medical all-in-one (AIO) computer that has been designed for use in hygienically sensitive areas.


Article • Diagnostic assistant systems

AI in endoscopy: helper, trainer – influencer?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing its foothold in endoscopy. Although the algorithms often detect pathologies faster than humans, their use also generates new problems. PD Dr Alexander Hann attests to the great potential of AI helpers. ...

Article • LTX overview

Lung transplant surgery: last hope for patients with advanced lung diseases

Despite treatment, chronic lung diseases such as COPD or cystic fibrosis can become so severe that a lung transplant is necessary. Dr Urte Sommerwerck explains which patients might be considered for transplantation and why follow-up is as important ...

Article • Detecting several different diseases

Multiplex diagnostics: next-generation techniques for new challenges

With the rise of syndrome-style infections, co-infections and the current antimicrobial resistance challenges, the need for multiplexed diagnostics is now more important than ever.

News • Leukemia research

How 'chameleon cancers' change their colors to survive treatment

Some leukemias evade treatment by changing their appearance and identity through changing the read-out of their DNA, a new study has found.

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Sponsored • POCT

Pluslife Biotech – Mini Dock POC Molecular System

Chemistry & immunochemistry

Fujifilm Wako – Autokit CH50 Assay


Article • Information & insights

EUROPEAN HOSPITAL 4/2022 is out!

The latest issue of EUROPEAN HOSPITAL is here! We report on EU initiative I³lung to promote lung cancer research, look at the potential of multiplex diagnostics techniques and explore the ethics of AI in radiology. Click here to read the ePaper.


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