Shannon Fischer

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Since the introduction of 99mTc labeled polyphosphates bone scintigraphy has become a widely accepted method for the evaluation of non-neoplastic bone diseases in children. High quality images require the child's immobilisation and a correct positioning as well as an optimized technical equipment. Two or three phase scintigraphy is the routinely procedure(More)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK; Instituto Português de Oncologia, Lisboa, Portugal; Department for Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Slovenia; Dept of Nuclear Medicine, University of Munich, Germany; Aarhus University Hospital Skejby, Denmark; Cerraphasa Tip Fakultesi, Nukleer Tip Ana Bilim Dali, Aksaray, Turkey;(More)
W hen it comes to BME today, innovation might just be the most important buzzword around. That’s not because it happens to be the trend of the day across industries already; it’s because in the face of skyrocketing health care costs, a rapidly aging global population, and multiplying cases of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and(More)
In a blog post in January 2014, Google unveiled one of its latest forays into the health market?a smart contact lens for diabetics. It was sleek and appealingly futuristic, with a minute microchip equipped with tiny glucose sensors, embedded in a soft, biocompatible lens material. Already, the company said, the prototype could measure tear glucose as often(More)
In 2011, the California-based company Genomatica reported its success in rigging Escherichia coli microbes to convert sugar into the industrial chemical 1,4-butanediol (BDO). It was a feat of metabolic engineering: BDO is a key ingredient in the production of goods like running shoes, solvents, and spandex. At the time of the company?s announcement, 2.8(More)
On a video screen, against a black backdrop, 15 spherical blue-green cells vibrate with a quiet energy. Slowly at first, then faster, they begin to roil and roll. Within the confines of their round membrane cases, they divide, becoming two, three, four cells, then those, in turn, divide to become eight. One splits into two, then pauses, struggling to catch(More)