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Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer

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Photo: X-Ray of head and neck area [09/12/2014] When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it is generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. The same might hold true for radiation therapy used to treat head and neck cancer, according to a new study.Experience counts with radiation therapy for head and neck cancer - Read more

3-D mammography improves cancer detection in dense breasts

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Photo: 3-D mammography [02/12/2014] A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate in mammography screening of women with dense breasts.3-D mammography improves cancer detection in dense breasts - Read more

Technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal

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Graphic: Ultrasound waves piercing different materials [01/12/2014] Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called "aberrating layers."Technique allows ultrasound to penetrate bone, metal - Read more

Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treated with new radiotherapy strategy

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Photo: Doctor holding a X-ray image [17/09/2014] Treating advanced small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) with thoracic (or chest) radiation therapy in addition to standard treatment significantly prolongs long-term survival and reduces cancer recurrence in the chest by almost 50%, according to new research.Some lung cancer patients could live longer when treated with new radiotherapy strategy - Read more

Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

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Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy [29/08/2014] Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival.Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy - Read more

Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children

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Photo: Physician holding an infant and looking at X-rays [13/06/2014] Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.Lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging low for most children - Read more

Better imaging tool for tracking MS

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Photo: Imaging the brain [30/05/2014] Imaging scientists at Western University's Robarts Research Institute have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages.Better imaging tool for tracking MS - Read more

Mammography: Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening

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Photo: Mammography [06/02/2014] Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a new study.Mammography: Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening - Read more

KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment

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[03/02/2014] Shortening a time-consuming procedure from four hours to five minutes and automate it at the same time sounds like a dream come true for employees in all fields and industry sectors. This dream could soon become a reality for radiologists. Software could take away the tedious processing of CT images, which is required before cancer radiation therapy.KOHALA: Digital Student for Cancer Treatment - Read more

Radiology and Technology: "Numerous phantom studies have been conducted that prove the advantages of this new CT system"

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[03/02/2014] Radiologists usually do their work after oncologists when it comes to cancer treatment. Yet modern radiology also provides treatments at this point. MEDICA.de spoke with Professor Stefan Schönberg, Director of the Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany, about the use of a new computer tomograph and its benefits for patients.Radiology and Technology: "Numerous phantom studies have been conducted that prove the advantages of this new CT system" - Read more

Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Photo: Brain Scan [14/01/2014] The presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy, according to a new study.Study: Gene Variation Associated With Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment - Read more

International Study: Heart Disease Similar in Men and Women

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Photo: Heart Monitor [03/12/2013] An analysis of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease and similar cardiovascular risk profiles share similar prognoses. International Study: Heart Disease Similar in Men and Women - Read more

ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays

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Photo: Ultrasound [30/10/2013] A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care.ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays - Read more

Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk

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Photo: MRI [11/09/2013] Whole-body MRI may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients. Diabetes: MRI May Predict Heart Attack And Stroke Risk - Read more

Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans

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Photo: CT [11/06/2013] A study examining X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers.Children: Reducing Unnecessary CT Scans - Read more

Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together

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[03/06/2013] Nearly 120 years ago, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen laid the foundation of medical imaging when he discovered X-rays. But procedures to take a look into the human body have become markedly keener by now. Furthermore, the application of imaging technologies has also become more varied and widespread.Imaging: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Use Move Closer Together - Read more

Lung Cancer: Models Predict Treatment Outcome

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Photo: Doctor viewing X-ray [22/04/2013] Mathematical prediction models are better than doctors at predicting the outcomes and responses of lung cancer patients to treatment. This applies even after the doctor has seen the patient and knows what treatment plan and radiation dose will be.Lung Cancer: Models Predict Treatment Outcome - Read more

Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation

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Photo: Stent [15/04/2013] Minimally invasive procedure proves better than surgery when angioplasty fails in patients with severely blocked leg arteries. Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg.Artery Clogging: Drug-coated Stents Prevent Amputation - Read more

CyberKnife: “It is currently the only system that is routinely used worldwide to compensate for breathing-induced motion”

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[13/03/2013] Even if the name “CyberKnife” is reminiscent of a scalpel and surgery, the precision radiation performed by the robotic radiosurgery system is a non-invasive treatment option for many tumor patients. Aside from precision robotics as it is also known in the automotive industry, the CyberKnife features an image guidance system and respiratory compensation technology.CyberKnife: “It is currently the only system that is routinely used worldwide to compensate for breathing-induced motion” - Read more

Teleradiologists: Ties to Fewer Hospitals Work Better

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Photo: Radiologist [09/01/2013] Experience working for a particular hospital matters when it comes to the performance of radiologists who work for outsourcing teleradiology companies. This finding could have important implications, given the growing use of telemedicine.Teleradiologists: Ties to Fewer Hospitals Work Better - Read more

Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time

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Photo: Human liver [03/01/2013] Using two successive pairs of specialized CT scans, a team of Johns Hopkins and Dutch radiologists has produced real-time images of liver tumors dying from direct injection of anticancer drugs into the tumors and their surrounding blood vessels.Liver: Seeing Liver Tumors Die in Real Time - Read more

Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis

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Photo: Belly [29/11/2012] Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a new study.Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture

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Photo: Hand X-Ray [20/11/2012] A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radio- grammetry used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip fracture.Bone Density: New Method Shows Risk of Hip Fracture - Read more

Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs

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[10/10/2012] A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death.Diagnosis: New Way of Imaging Lungs - Read more

Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue

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[12/09/2012] A promising approach for producing medical images with enhanced soft tissue visibility — grating-based x-ray phase contrast — has now advanced from bench-top studies to implementation in an in vivo preclinical computed tomography scanner.Devices: Scanner Prototype Represents Soft Tissue - Read more

Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging: Costs Down Since 2006

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[05/09/2012] According to a study, overall non-invasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21 percent from 2006 to 2010. The study reveals that medical imaging is not a driver of escalating Medicare costs.Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging: Costs Down Since 2006 - Read more

Urology: Self-referral Can Increase Distance for Treatment

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[15/08/2012] Men with prostate cancer in Texas may be driving more than three times farther than needed to obtain radiation oncology treatments for their cancer when treated at a urology-owned radiation oncology practice versus other facilities, according to a study.Urology: Self-referral Can Increase Distance for Treatment - Read more

Partial Laryngectomy: Donor Aortic Graft Improves Reconstruction

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[23/05/2012] Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) surgeons have developed a new technique for reconstructing the larynx after surgery for advanced cancer.Partial Laryngectomy: Donor Aortic Graft Improves Reconstruction - Read more

Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images

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[02/05/2012] Patients can successfully pull their medical images from the "cloud" making it faster for them to distribute them to their physicians regardless of where those physicians might be, according to a preliminary report of an image share project that involves five different academic institutions. Image Share Project: Anywhere Access to Medical Images - Read more

CT Screening: Growth Rates of Lung Cancers Found

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[27/03/2012] According to the latest report from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), lung cancers diagnosed in annual repeat rounds of CT screening are similar — both in volume doubling time and cell-type distribution — to those found in clinical practice.CT Screening: Growth Rates of Lung Cancers Found - Read more

Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High

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[21/03/2012] A study by University of Kentucky researchers showed that in Appalachia, colorectal cancer screening rates were higher in the population with multiple morbidities or diseases compared to those who had no morbidities at all.Multiple Health Problems: Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates High - Read more

Viruses: Blueprint for New Drugs That Can Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus

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[20/03/2012] The molecule prompts the Hepatitis C’s viral RNA to open up a portion of its hinge-like structure and encapsulate the inhibitor like a perfectly fit glove. Chemists at the University of California, San Diego have produced the first high resolution structure of a molecule that when attached to the genetic material of the hepatitis C virus prevents it from reproducing.Viruses: Blueprint for New Drugs That Can Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus - Read more

Abdominal Cancers: Probiotic Protects Intestine from Radiation Injury

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[22/11/2011] Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that taking a probiotic before radiation therapy can protect the intestine from damage — at least in mice. The new study suggests that taking a probiotic also may help cancer patients avoid intestinal injury, a common problem in those receiving radiation therapy for abdominal cancers.Abdominal Cancers: Probiotic Protects Intestine from Radiation Injury - Read more

Children: Spinal Bleeding with Brain Injury May Suggest Abuse

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[08/11/2011] According to the researchers of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), abusive head trauma is the leading cause of significant traumatic brain injury in infants, with a 20 to 38 per cent mortality rate and significant neurological and developmental impairment in 30 to 78 per cent of survivors.Children: Spinal Bleeding with Brain Injury May Suggest Abuse - Read more

Study: New Role for Protein in Hearing

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[17/08/2011] A protein involved in sound sensing in the inner ear may also play a role in transmitting sound information to the brain; the protein - harmonin - is mutated in Usher syndrome, one of the most common forms of deaf-blindness in humans.Study: New Role for Protein in Hearing - Read more

Extranodal Lymphoma: IMRT Improves Outcomes in Patients

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[16/08/2011] In a subtype of the disease called extranodal lymphoma, tumors arise in non-lymphoid organs, such as the tongue and tonsils. Patients with extranodal lymphoma of the head and neck often undergo radiation therapy, but this treatment frequently damages the salivary glands and causes dry mouth, which can lead to problems with eating, speaking and swallowing. Extranodal Lymphoma: IMRT Improves Outcomes in Patients - Read more

Radiology: Safety Checks Could Reduce Radiotherapy Errors

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[04/08/2011] A combination of several well-known safety procedures could greatly reduce patient-harming errors in the use of radiation to treat cancer, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers.Radiology: Safety Checks Could Reduce Radiotherapy Errors - Read more

Post-Concussive Syndrome: Brain Connectivity Disrupted

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[26/07/2011] A new study has found that patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) exhibit abnormal functional connectivity in the thalamus, a centrally located relay station for transmitting information throughout the brain.Post-Concussive Syndrome: Brain Connectivity Disrupted - Read more

Biopsy: Less Invasive Biopsies on the Rise

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[02/07/2010] Advanced imaging technologies have helped shift biopsy techniques away from more invasive approaches toward imaging-guided percutaneous techniques, according to a new study. Biopsy: Less Invasive Biopsies on the Rise - Read more

Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success

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[01/06/2010] You have breast cancer. A sentence, that is life changing and one that more and more women get to hear. Yet there is reason for hope: According to early research results, a new treatment method could prove more effective than the standard therapy – and it could also prevent women from having nasty side effects. Breast Cancer: Shortened Therapy Leads to Success - Read more

Breast Cancer: MRI Detects Metastases Accurately

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[06/05/2010] Whole body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be the imaging modality of choice for the detection of breast cancer metastases as it is accurate and can detect bone metastases before symptoms appear, according to a study.Breast Cancer: MRI Detects Metastases Accurately - Read more

Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery

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[09/03/2010] Delaying post-surgical radiation increases risk of breast cancer recurrence in older women, scientists report.Breast Cancer: Radiation Should Start Soon After Surgery - Read more

Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals

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[08/03/2010] A significant percentage of outpatient referrals received from primary care physicians for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies are inappropriate, according to a new study.Primary Care: Inappropriate CT and MRI Referrals - Read more

Patient Care: Images Speed Decision Making

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[05/03/2010] Embedding clinical images to accompany findings described in a radiology text report enhances radiologists' communication with referring physicians and can improve patient care, according to a new study.Patient Care: Images Speed Decision Making - Read more

Radiation: Six-Point Patient Protection Plan

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[01/03/2010] The American Society for Radiation Oncology has committed to a six-point patient protection plan that is to improve safety and quality and reduce the chances of medical errors, Board Chairman Tim R. Williams said.Radiation: Six-Point Patient Protection Plan - Read more

Cardiology: Radiological Treatment Is Cheaper

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[08/10/2009] Researchers have discovered that a minimally invasive procedure called CT-guided tube pericardiostomy is just as effective as the conventional invasive surgical drainage technique — requiring no recovery time, fewer resources, and provides an 89 percent cost savings. Cardiology: Radiological Treatment Is Cheaper - Read more

Alzheimer's: X-Rays for Disease Detection

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[23/06/2009] Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new, highly detailed x-ray imaging technique that could be developed into a method for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's: X-Rays for Disease Detection - Read more

Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased

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[17/06/2009] Three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images of patients could be closer to reality because of research recently completed by scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and a pair of Russian institutes. Imaging: X-Rays' Power Could Be Increased - Read more

Imaging: Knowing Whether Chemo is Working

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[21/04/2009] Using a non-invasive method, researchers have shown that they can determine after a single cycle of chemotherapy whether the toxic drugs are killing the cancer or not.Imaging: Knowing Whether Chemo is Working - Read more

Lung Cancer: High-Dose Radiation Improves Survival

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[17/04/2009] Higher doses of radiation combined with chemotherapy improve survival in patients with stage III lung cancer, according to a new study. Lung Cancer: High-Dose Radiation Improves Survival - Read more

Cancer: Radiotherapy after Prostatectomy Might Increase Survival

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[18/06/2008] Preliminary findings indicate that for men who underwent radical prostatectomy, radiation treatment after prostate cancer recurrence was associated with an increase in prostate cancer-related survival, according to a new study.Cancer: Radiotherapy after Prostatectomy Might Increase Survival - Read more

CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage

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[20/02/2008] As more and more Americans undergo CT scans and other medical imaging scans involving intense X-rays, a new study suggests that many of them should take a pre-scan drug that could protect their kidneys from damage. CT: Drug Can Prevent Kidney Damage - Read more

RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer

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[17/02/2005] Radiofrequency (RF) ablation offers an effective first-line treatment for some liver cancer patients who are excluded from surgery, according to two studies.RF Ablation: Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Liver Cancer - Read more

Radiology: With Tiny Beads Against Liver Cancer

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[16/06/2004] Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of about 15 hospitals across the US, to offer a new radiation treatment for inoperable liver tumours. The technique uses tiny radioactive glass beads carrying high doses of radiation to kill cancerous tumours within the liver.Radiology: With Tiny Beads Against Liver Cancer - Read more

 
 

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