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Nuclear Stress Test Identifies Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

2019 08 Jul

Nuclear stress tests reveal an increased risk of cardiac-related deaths in patients with diabetes, a new study in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging confirms.     Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) uses radioisotopes and a special camera to capture how efficiently blood is flowing through the heart under stress.... Read more

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U.S. Doctors Call For Colon Cancer Screening Before 50

2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO poll Two thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people. The poll by SERMO , the social network for physicians and largest... Read more

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RSNA15: Gastric Artery Embolisation Shows Promise in Treating Obesity

2015 02 Dec

An interventional radiology technique may be effective in treating obesity, according to the preliminary results of a study presented on Tuesday, 1 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The initial patient in the study represented the first use of left gastric artery embolisation in the Western Hemisphere... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

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Study Links Arterial Plaque with Diabetes, Cholesterol

2015 02 Jun

Results of a new study published in Radiology reveal that non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and increased “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals. “Most information to date about coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic individuals has been derived... Read more

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MRI Technique for NAFLD in Children

2015 06 Feb

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have tested a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to better detect and evaluate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. The new method is known as magnitude-based MRI, which was previously developed by researchers in the UC San Diego Liver Imaging Group, to estimate liver... Read more

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CIRSE 2014: IR Could Reduce Diabetic Amputations

2014 17 Sep

More than 6,000 people with diabetes have leg, foot or toe amputations every year in England. More people with diabetes could be saved from the threat of foot or leg amputation if they are referred more quickly to specialist clinics for less invasive – and potentially less expensive – medical alternatives like interventional radiology (IR), according... Read more

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Study: Diabetes Impacts Brain Structure

2014 29 Apr

According to the findings of a new study entitled “Effect of Diabetes on Brain Structure: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes MR Imaging Baseline Data” and published online in the journal Radiology, there appears to be a link between type 2 diabetes and brain degeneration.  The researchers further discovered that diabetes... Read more

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Exercise is Good for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

2013 05 Jul

Moderate exercise reduces fat stored around the heart, in the liver and the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, even if there are no changes in diet, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Exercise is recommended for people with diabetes, but its effects on different fat deposits in the body are unclear,... Read more