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Health News - Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

STING pathway key to tumor immunity
A recently discovered protein complex known as STING plays a crucial role in detecting the presence of tumor cells and promoting an aggressive anti-tumor response by the body's innate immune system... (Medical News Today)

Surgery plus chemoradiation linked to improved survival rates for gastric cancer patients
Patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation after surgery for gastric cancer appear to have better survival rates than those who had surgery followed by only chemotherapy, according to results... (Medical News Today)

Radiologists devise new protocol for imaging patients with Ebola
Protocol limits risk of exposure for medical personnel and patientsIn a breakthrough that could substantially improve physicians' ability to rapidly evaluate patients with suspected Ebola... (Medical News Today)

Radiation treatments that kill cancer but protect normal cells
Although radiation treatments have become much more refined in recent years, it remains a challenge to both sufficiently dose the tumor while sparing the surrounding tissue. (Medical News Today)

Software to automatically outline bones in x-rays
Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. (Medical News Today)

Speedier treatment decisions for bowel-cancer patients using tumour-analysis technology
Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT could be cost effective
Finding can inform debate over early cancer detection methodDartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost... (Medical News Today)

Interstitial lung disease is a significant risk factor for lung inflammation following stereotactic body radiation therapy for lung cancer
Pretreatment interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a significant risk factor for developing symptomatic and severe radiation pneumonitis in stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated... (Medical News Today)

Cost-effective CT lung screening
A new statistical analysis of results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) concludes that performing low-dose computerized tomography screening can be cost-effective compared to doing no... (Medical News Today)

Exposure to radiation in childhood increases risk for brain tumors
In people under age 30, radiation is a risk factor for a type of brain tumor called a meningioma, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found. (Medical News Today)

Association found between coronary artery plaque and liver disease
Researchers using coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) have found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and a common liver disease. (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer screening for eligible Medicare patients encouraged by CHEST lung cancer experts
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Committee on Coverage studies the decision to cover lung cancer screening for eligible individuals, the Online First section of the journal CHEST... (Medical News Today)

Sustained local control for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients
10 years of data reveals excellent, sustained local control with minimal side effects for medically inoperable, early stage lung cancer patients who received high-dose rate stereotactic body... (Medical News Today)

'Invisible tattoos' could improve body confidence after breast cancer radiotherapy
Invisible tattoos could replace the permanent dark ink tattoos used to ensure that breast cancer patients having radiotherapy are treated in exactly the same spot during each session, according to... (Medical News Today)

Overall survival for patients with resected non-small cell lung cancer improved by post-operative radiation therapy
Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site... (Medical News Today)

Air pollution link between childhood leukemia and power lines being questioned
Researchers from the UK have called into question a theory suggesting that a previously reported risk of leukaemia among children born close to overhead power lines could be caused by an alteration... (Medical News Today)

Need for decreasing use of biopsies as diagnostic tool for lung cancer indicated by Medicare costs analysis
Biopsies were found to be the most costly tool prescribed in lung cancer diagnosis, according to research presented at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. (Medical News Today)

Proton therapy shown to be less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques for early stage breast cancer
In terms of duration of treatment and cost, patients with early stage breast cancer may benefit from accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy versus whole breast... (Medical News Today)

Pediatric radiation exposure following Chernobyl disaster linked to aggressive thyroid cancers
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves expanded use of Lymphoseek® for lymphatic mapping in solid tumors
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, has announced that the U.S. (Medical News Today)

Childhood cancer treatment could increase risk of breast cancer
A study has found that radiation therapy for Wilms tumor, a rare form of childhood kidney cancer, could lead to a higher risk of future breast cancer. (Medical News Today)

Health costs could be reduced by more appropriate use of cardiac stress testing with imaging
In a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concluded that overuse of cardiac stress testing with imaging has led to rising... (Medical News Today)

Kubtec® announces FDA approval of world's first breast specimen tomosynthesis system
Kubtec has announced U.S. FDA approval of MOZART® with TomoSpec®, the first and only breast specimen radiography system with tomosynthesis technology. (Medical News Today)

Study findings could lead to better therapies for radiation injuries and hereditary disorders such as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that an enzyme best known for its fundamental role in building proteins has a second major function: to protect DNA during times of... (Medical News Today)

For breast cancer patients younger than 40, FDG-PET/CT shows promise
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering found that PET/CT imaging of patients younger than 40 who were initially diagnosed with stage I-III breast cancer resulted in change of diagnosis. (Medical News Today)

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