One month after Larry Baker received life-saving treatment for a stroke at UVA Medical Center, he traveled to Ecuador. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. However, the UVA Stroke Team administered tPA, a clot-dissolving drug, just 19 minutes after Baker arrived at UVA through the Pegasus medevac helicopter. This helped him make a full recovery - click the photo for a video about Baker's story.
The division of Interventional Radiology at UVA Radiology & Medical Imaging is hosting our FIRST EVER medical student symposium this Saturday, October 1 for medical students across the country interested in exploring a career in Interventional Radiology. We are excited to host this FREE event and have close to 100 people coming. If you know of someone who may be interested, it's not too late to register. Go here: http://bit.ly/2dDkVoR
September 29, 2016
UVA Scientists Create Novel Imaging Technique with Potential for Medical Diagnostics
Physicists have uniquely combined tools to create an imaging methodology that could enhance the way medical conditions are diagnosed.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death in women. Here are three things you should know to keep your health in check. http://bit.ly/2doh3H9 #GynecologicCancerAwarenessMonth #NationalOvarianCancerAwarenessMonth
It's been said that if men live long enough, they'll get prostate cancer. Those who are diagnosed with the disease are watched for years before treatment is needed. Read more and listen to a podcast by radiation oncologist Tim Showalter, MD who discusses SpaceOAR, an FDA-approved spacer that moves the rectum away from the area of radiation, minimizing rectal side effects. http://bit.ly/2cCHubk #ProstateCancerAwarenessMonth #SpaceOAR
In athletes, an ACL tear is a season-ending injury. Female athletes, particularly soccer and basketball players, are more likely to tear their ACLs. Athletes with a torn ACL will be out for the rest of the season. In fact, it might be six months before they can return to play, says UVA orthopedic surgeon Mark Miller, MD.