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Patient: Doctor, Talk to Me about Benefits and Risks!

2021 08 Mar

Communication is crucial to patient-centred care as research literature shows. The fundamental question of how, what, when and who are more crucial than ever before in patient-doctor communication.  By and large, technology has empowered patients to become informed and take ownership of their health data. Information can be shared faster, but the human... Read more

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Study: False-Positive Mammograms May Point to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

2015 08 Dec

A new study has found that women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result. The study, by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and colleagues is published in... Read more

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Radiation Risks in Paediatric CT: An Evaluation

2014 16 May

An online survey of members of a national Canadian PEM physician association was conducted to gauge possible malignancy risks from diagnostic tests that are conducted on children in the emergency department. The study was specifically related to head computed tomography (CT).     There is no doubt that CT is one of the most important diagnostic... Read more

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Cancer Risk from Radiation Exposure From CT Scans

2013 10 Jun

According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according... Read more

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CT Scans in Childhood and Adolescence Do Increase Cancer Risk

2013 24 May

Young people who undergo CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer compared with those who do not, a study published on bmj.com suggests. 

However, the absolute excess for all cancers combined was low, at 9.38 for every 100,000 person years of follow-up.  The increasing use of CT scans has brought concerns about possible cancer risks,... Read more

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Risk factors for Adverse Reactions to CT Contrast Agents

2013 10 Apr

Japanese researchers have created a scoring rule to predict adverse reactions to contrast agents used in computed tomography. The study is published online in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.  This was a retrospective cohort study of all adult patients undergoing contrast enhanced CT scan for 7 years. The subjects were randomly divided... Read more

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Risk Management in MRI

2013 15 Mar

Risk management in MRI is, like the imaging technique itself, a multilayered problem. If we take into account an MRI superconducting magnet (the majority of installed equipment), four components of the device may cause a risk to the patient, staff, or both: the magnet (main magnetic field), the cryostat (liquid helium), the magnetic field gradients... Read more

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Communicating CT Risks to Patients

2013 06 Mar

In a research letter published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Tanner J. Caverly, M.D., of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, and colleagues report the findings of a survey of patients undergoing outpatient computed tomography (CT) at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center.   271 patients completed the survey, which examined... Read more