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February 11, 2013
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  • SUVmax sheds light on prognosis for patients with NSCLC
    Maximum standardized uptake value as measured by PET/CT may help improve prediction of progression-free survival in patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer undergoing stereotactic body radiation therapy, according to findings presented at an imaging and radiation therapy conference. The study involved patients who had PET/CT imaging with SUVmax assessment before undergoing treatment. SUVmax assessment may allow for more tailored treatment strategies and ultimately better outcomes, a researcher said. AuntMinnie.com (free registration) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Career as a technologist pays, CareerBuilder finds
    Nuclear medicine technology and radiation therapy are among the top-paying careers that require only an associate degree, according to CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists. The list is based on information from nearly 100 resources. TheGrindstone.com (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Senate bill takes aim at 2.3% medical device tax
    A bipartisan bill that would repeal the 2.3% medical device tax has been introduced in the Senate. Industry leaders and lawmakers in favor of the repeal said the tax will threaten job growth and medical innovation. "In order to compete in the global economy, our medical device businesses need a level playing field," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. Reuters (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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