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IMAGING Management

More Precise Lung Cancer Imaging, Radiation Results

2015 31 Dec

To improve precision of lung cancer imaging, researchers have developed a new technique that uses mathematical modelling to capture images of a patient's lung when it is depressed — the stage that offers the best picture of a cancerous site.The new approach monitors respiratory gating, or a patient's motion breath-by-breath, and uses the data collected... Read more

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Patients Want More Info About Medical Imaging Risk

2015 31 Mar

According to a new study published in Radiology, a substantial gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation. Researchers say the findings highlight a need for better communication as medicine enters an era of patient-centred care.For the study, researchers from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hypofractionated Whole Breast Irradiation Underused

2014 17 Dec

According to a study published in JAMA, most breast cancer patients do not receive radiation treatment that is shorter in duration and less costly, despite guidelines endorsing their use. The study was released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (TX, USA).   Breast cancer accounts for the largest portion of national expenditures on cancer care.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Aggressive Prostate Cancer Treatment Defies Guidelines

2014 10 Dec

The first study of its kind by UCLA researchers has found that despite the fact that more than half of prostate cancer patients 66 years of age and older have life expectancies of less than ten years, half of them are over-treated for prostate cancer with surgery, radiation or brachytherapy. National guidelines recommend that men with life expectancy of... Read more

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Revolutionary MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy One Step Closer

2014 08 Apr

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumour visualisation during radiotherapyRoyal Philips and The Netherlands’ University Medical Center (UMC) have announced that the initial components of the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation... Read more


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