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Experts Assess ACS Cancer Screening Recommendations

2016 09 Aug

A new article supports the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations have modified the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography and have also focused on patient preferences in decision making.The three primary recommendations by the ASC included:1. Annual... Read more

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The BIR Launches First Free Online “Radiation Protection for Cardiology” Course

2016 22 Jun

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) has led a collaboration between the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) with representation from the Royal College of Physicians’ Cardiology Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) to develop a vital training resource for cardiologists.   This online training, developed by the BIR’s Radiation Protection Special... Read more

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ESTRO 36

2016 10 May

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Dose Management Software Increases CT Technologists’ Radiation Awareness

2016 12 Apr

Dose awareness among radiology staff is essential to optimize radiation dose delivered to patients.Real-time monitoring solutions are precious tools for healthcare professionals especially for CT technologists.According to Health Imaging – a leading news website that reflects the clinical, informatics and practice management considerations involved... Read more

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Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

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Sound Touch Elastography : A New Solution for Ultrasound Elastography

2016 19 Jan

Introduction In recent years there has been great interest in measuring the stiffness of tissue in vivo. Indeed, over the past 20 years, different elasticity imaging approaches have been developed around the world [1-4]. Ultrasound elasticity imaging adds mechanical information to conventional diagnostic ultrasound and extends patient diagnostic information.... Read more

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New Materials Promise Safer, Faster MRI Scans

2016 18 Jan

A new technology that includes the use of metamaterials can make MRI scans quicker, more accurate and safe for patients, according to a new study published in the journal Advanced Materials. Researchers from ITMO University and other institutions demonstrated that the quality of MRI images could be enhanced with the aid of metamaterials — artificial... Read more

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Restricting Chest X-rays in the ICU is Cost-Effective

2015 25 Oct

In the intensive care setting, a restrictive approach to ordering chest x-rays can provide positive outcomes, according to a study from Mount Sinai Beth Israel, in New York, NY. Results found that a restrictive approach led to large decreases in total chest x-rays (CXRs) ordered, correcting for both total number of patients and ventilator days.A restrictive... Read more

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ESTRO 35

2015 13 Oct

ESTRO is an interdisciplinary society where radiation oncologists, medical physicists, biologists, brachytherapists and radiation therapists aspire to join forces with other organisations in the oncology field that share ESTRO’s vision of excellence in cancer treatment. At ESTRO 35, we draw attention to the multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinary... Read more

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Ankle Injuries in Children Don't Always Need an X-Ray

2015 23 Jul

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with injured ankles by as much as 23 percent, resulting in cost and time savings for patients, according to Canadian researchers who conducted a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR). The findings are reported in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine."Currently, x-rays are ordered... Read more


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