Instructional videos improve patient prep for colonoscopies; Algorithm has the potential to boost CAD performance;

> Patients who watched a brief instructional video about proper colon preparation in advance of colonoscopy had cleaner colons with less fluid content, according to a study presented at the 2012 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. Researchers also found that advanced age was associated with less effective cleaning, while patients with more education had better preparation in the left colon. Study

> A neuroimaging study of soccer players shows that repeated blows to the head (such as through heading the ball) that are below the threshold for causing concussion, still may cause brain injury. The study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that a group of  elite soccer players had a range of negative changes in white matter architecture compared to a group of competitive swimmers who are unlikely to have brain trauma. Article

> Researchers from Northeastern University in Shenyang, China have developed an algorithm that can automatically segment lung parenchyma on thoracic CT imagines, which can potentially improve lung computer-aided detection performance, AuntMinnie.com reports. Article

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