Beaumont studying joint wear with hip simulator

Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak is one of the only health care facilities in the United States using a 12-station hip simulator to measure wear and tear on total joint replacement devices. "This new piece of equipment allows our researchers to test total hip joint replacement parts under conditions approximating those occurring in the human

Beaumont researchers study ICU patient admission process

Each year more than 5 million Americans are treated in hospital intensive care units. This care costs $180 billion each year- almost 38 percent of the nation's acute care spending. Since 2005 researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak have been following patients who are considered, but not admitted to the medical intensive care unit or MICU.

Beaumont, Royal Oak named Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has been named a Blue Distinction CenterSM for Complex and Rare Cancers as part of a national program by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and its HMO affiliate, Blue Care Network. Only two Michigan hospitals earned this prestigious distinction for complex cancers. There

Beaumont doctors use CT scans to identify dangerous heart plaques

Beaumont Hospital cardiologists have just published a first-of-its-kind study showing that unstable coronary plaques, that cause most heart attacks, can be identified before a heart attack occurs using noninvasive computed tomographic angiography. Their research findings are published in the March 25 issue of the American College of Cardiology's

3 Tesla MRI available at Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Beaumont Hospital, Troy has implemented 3T MRI technology in the Breast Care Imaging Center. "The 3 Tesla MRI is very well suited for breast imaging when searching for very small lesions to detect cancers in their earliest stages," says Marc Flemming, M.D., division director of MRI and CT at Beaumont, Troy. "The 3T MRI is also

Beaumont partners with ProCure for first proton beam cancer therapy center

ProCure Treatment Centers Inc. and Beaumont Hospitals have announced an agreement to invest $159 million in Michigan to develop the state's first proton beam therapy center. The center is expected to be operational by 2010. Beaumont filed a Certificate of Need application on March 3 with the state's Department of Community Health for approval to

Beaumont ‘Healthy Heart Check' Helps Area Students

Despite cold temperatures and snow, high school athletes have their sights set on spring sports. And before student athletes hit the track or playing field, they are required to have a physical exam. Unfortunately, most routine sports physicals don't screen for pre-existing heart conditions and abnormalities. In 2007, Beaumont cardiologists

Beaumont researchers host hip preservation surgeons

The Marcia and Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak recently hosted the inaugural meeting of the Hip Preservation Study Group. Surgeons from across North America gathered to discuss emerging techniques in hip preservation and to organize a multicenter trial.   Hip preservation surgery is an emerging group

Beaumont hosts 5th African-American cancer prevention forum

The Beaumont Cancer Institute is hosting its "Fifth Annual Cancer Prevention Forum" from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum, 315 E. Warren Ave. (between John R and Brush streets), Detroit. Les Brown, a cancer survivor and popular motivational speaker, will present the keynote

Beaumont researchers: surgery advantageous for spinal stenosis

Research done at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, along with twelve other sites nationwide, recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine found back surgery for spinal stenosis proved to have better results than nonsurgical treatments.  The paper is the third in a series detailing the findings of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research