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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... 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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ESTRO 35

2016 29 Apr

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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Studies Linking Cancer to Medical Imaging Radiation 'Flawed'

2015 02 Jul

Studies purporting to show a link between cancer and medical imaging radiation are flawed because of their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a report published in the journal Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment . “Although radiation is known to cause cancer at high doses and high-dose rates, no data have ever unequivocally... Read more

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Ensuring Radiation Safety in Clinical Trials

2015 18 Jun

Radiation experts in the UK have drawn up a new system to streamline approval process for setting up clinical trials involving radiotherapy and other forms of ionising radiation, such as PET scans. The new system provides a standardised way of assuring that exposure to ionising radiation during clinical trials remains within safe limits, while also... Read more

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BIR Response to AMRC 'Choosing Wisely' Initiative

2015 28 May

The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) supports the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges work programme on the “ Choosing Wisely ” initiative to encourage doctors to consider the value of treatments and avoid “over medicalising” patients.   The BIR agrees that, for a range of reasons inappropriate clinical interventions are made which are not evidence... Read more

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Can EHR Decision Support Reduce Child Radiation Exposure?

2015 09 May

Risks associated with ionising radiation exposure are greater in children due to their longer life span and greater radiosensitivity. The good news is that according to researchers the risk can be significantly reduced with just a little bit of education. The finding is from a new study, “Point-of-care estimated radiation exposure and imaging guidelines... Read more

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'Compressed Sensing': Reducing Radiation to One-Sixth

2015 28 Jan

A new mathematical discovery may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level, meaning reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics. The theory called compressed sensing enables compressive sampling without having to look at the raw data first, according to physicists at the University of Oslo (UiO)... Read more