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Novel radioguided brain surgery technique could help pinpoint cancerous tissue
A novel radioguided surgery technique could quickly and effectively identify residual cancer cells during brain tumor surgery, with low radiation exposure for both patients and surgeons. (Medical News Today)

Is head CT overused in emergency departments?
Less than 7.1% of patients presenting to the emergency department with dizziness and 6. (Medical News Today)

EOS imaging receives FDA clearance for Micro Dose
EOS imaging, the pioneer in orthopedic 2D/3D imaging, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Micro Dose feature for pediatric imaging. (Medical News Today)

Majority of primary care physicians find that medical imaging improves patient care
According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical imaging, such as computed... (Medical News Today)

Promising drug candidate protects against radiation exposure from nuclear fallout
The 2011 Fukushima disaster was a stark reminder of the continuing dangers posed by nuclear fallout, highlighting the need for an approved drug that can be taken after radiation exposure to protect... (Medical News Today)

Tomorrow's doctors could use this technology to obtain a super-clear picture of patients' organs and tissues
It's technology so advanced that the machine capable of using it doesn't yet exist. (Medical News Today)

Effective retrieval of tip-embedded inferior vena cava filters using endobronchial forceps
When retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters were approved for use in the United States in 2003 to prevent pulmonary embolism among patients unable to receive the standard blood thinner... (Medical News Today)

The benefits of animal-assisted therapy for adult cancer patients undergoing complex cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation
Therapy dogs may improve the emotional well-being of some cancer patients, according to results of a clinical study, the first to document the benefits of animal-assisted therapy in adult cancer... (Medical News Today)

Favorable OS rates for rectal cancer patients demonstrated by secondary analysis of RTOG 0247
Locally advanced rectal cancer patients who receive preoperative radiation therapy with either irinotecan plus capecitabine or oxaliplatin plus capecitabine have a four-year overall survival rate of... (Medical News Today)

Patient-centred approach to recording side effects of radiotherapy
For lung cancer that cannot be removed with surgery, radiotherapy is the primary treatment option. (Medical News Today)

Older men with prostate cancer benefit from radiation plus hormone therapy
Adding radiation treatment to hormone therapy saves more lives among older men with locally advanced prostate therapy than hormone therapy alone, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical... (Medical News Today)

Reprogramming stem cells may prevent cancer after radiation
The body has evolved ways to get rid of faulty stem cells. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published in the journal Stem Cells shows that one of these ways is a "program" that makes... (Medical News Today)

Radiologist recommendations for chest CT have high clinical yield
A substantial percentage of patients who receive radiologist recommendations for chest computed tomography (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on outpatient chest X-rays have clinically relevant... (Medical News Today)

Real-time radiation monitor can reduce radiation exposure for medical workers
It's a sound that saves. A "real-time" radiation monitor that alerts by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures significantly reduces the amount of... (Medical News Today)

Happy feat: World's oldest penguin undergoes cancer radiation at Colorado State University vet hospital
A toddler on Tuesday peered through thick glass as Tess - the world's oldest African penguin, representing an endangered species set to vanish in the child's lifetime - dove into her pool at the... (Medical News Today)

Increased use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation benefits patients with early-stage breast cancer
The use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (HF-WBI) for patients with early-stage breast cancer increased 17. (Medical News Today)

Women with dense breasts will have to look beyond ultrasound for useful supplemental breast cancer screening
Supplemental ultrasound screening for all U.S. women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to senior author Anna... (Medical News Today)

New study shows promise for targeted cancer therapy with radiopharmaceuticals
Cancer therapy can be much more effective using a new way to customize nuclear medicine treatment, researchers say in the December 2014 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Medical News Today)

Study suggests that more-experienced centers have better patient outcomes for head and neck cancer
When it comes to specialized cancer surgery, it's generally true that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the outcome. (Medical News Today)

Shorter radiation treatment not given to most breast cancer patients
Despite 2011 guidelines endorsing shorter radiation for early-stage breast cancer patients, a new study finds most eligible patients are still receiving a longer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Most elderly breast cancer patients receive unnecessary radiation
A new study reports that almost two-thirds of elderly women with breast cancer are receiving radiation treatments, when trial data supports the omission of such therapy. (Medical News Today)

Safer space travel
Analysis of data from the MATROSHKA experiment, the first comprehensive measurements of long-term exposure of astronauts to cosmic radiation, has now been completed. (Medical News Today)

Children being given unnecessary chest X-rays
Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that some children are receiving chest X-rays that may be unnecessary and offer no clinical benefit to the patient, according to a study presented at the annual... (Medical News Today)

In patients with placenta accreta, interventional radiology procedure preserves uterus
Researchers reported on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy complication called placenta accreta. (Medical News Today)

Experts say body position in breast cancer radiation treatment matters
A new treatment board which allows patients to lie on their stomach in the prone position during radiation treatment is proving more effective for breast cancer patients at The Ohio State... (Medical News Today)

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