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Health News - Radiology/Nuclear Medicine

Modern nuclear disasters: biggest risk is mental, not physical illness
Fukushima has had no physical impact on human health but will have lasting social and psychological ones, say leading radiological protection experts. (Medical News Today)

High number of unnecessary CT scans associated with pediatric sports-related head trauma
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or... (Medical News Today)

Research from MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center shows benefits for head/neck cancer patients, including reducing the use for feeding tubes
New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center offers further evidence that proton therapy - specifically multi-field optimization intensity modulated proton therapy... (Medical News Today)

Prostate cancer - University of York scientists discover why some tumours are resistant to radiotherapy
Scientists at the University of York believe they have identified how some tiny regulatory molecules in cells can make prostate cancers resistant to radiotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Proposed 2016 Medicare physician cuts threaten access to community-based radiation therapy
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) is concerned about proposed additional payment cuts to radiation therapy detailed in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed... (Medical News Today)

Researchers develop first genetic test to predict tumor sensitivity to radiation therapy
Recent advances in the understanding of cancer have led to more personalized therapies, such as drugs that target particular proteins and tests that analyze gene expression patterns in tumors to... (Medical News Today)

Common side effect of radiation treatment for prostate cancer
Factoring in anatomy and the radiation therapy dose can help doctors predict a prostate cancer patient's risk of suffering from rectal bleeding as a side effect of therapy, and tailor treatment to... (Medical News Today)

Using low-dose irradiation, researchers can now edit human genes
Effectiveness of gene editing in human stem cells improves tenfold using new techniqueFor the first time, researchers have employed a gene-editing technique involving low-dose irradiation to... (Medical News Today)

Additional radiation reduces breast-cancer recurrence for some patients: Hamilton study
A study has found no increase in overall survival but a reduction in breast cancer recurrence when additional radiation is given to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast... (Medical News Today)

DNA damage seen in patients undergoing CT scanning, Stanford study finds
Using new laboratory technology, scientists have shown that cellular damage is detectable in patients after CT scanning, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School... (Medical News Today)

Simple formula can determine radiation dose to fetus
A new technique to more accurately calculate radiation dose to a fetus may help comfort pregnant women who undergo a computed tomography (CT) scan, suggests research being presented at the 57th... (Medical News Today)

Risks of screening mammography overestimated: large study shows women receive about 30 percent less radiation than previous believed
Screening mammography is safer than previously thought, suggests a large study that determined women receive about 30 percent less radiation during the test than assumed. (Medical News Today)

Choosing Wisely in newborn medicine: Improving health outcomes, reducing costs
Guidelines to help avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatmentsAdvances in technology have spurred better outcomes for infants treated in neonatal intensive care units, but... (Medical News Today)

For kids with injured ankles, less treatment may be more
Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23 percent and save emergency patients both money and time. (Medical News Today)

Imaging glucose uptake activity inside single cells
Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. (Medical News Today)

PET adapted treatment improves outcome of patients with stages I/II Hodgkin Lymphoma
Final results of the randomized intergroup EORTC, LYSA (Lymphoma Study Association), FIL (Fondazione Italiana Linfomi) H10 trial presented at the 13th International Conference on Malignant Lymphoma... (Medical News Today)

Gene signature spots aggressive lung tumors
New study shows that lung cancer tumors detected early with CT scans can be further classed into indolent and aggressive depending on their gene expression signature. (Medical News Today)

To diagnose autoimmune pancreatitis, don't stop at MDCT
A study in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology finds that the presence of atypical imaging features diminishes the diagnostic accuracy of MDCT in differentiating autoimmune... (Medical News Today)

Dangerous artery deposits revealed by new imaging technique
Using noninvasive PET/CT scans, researchers can see injected sodium fluoride tagged with a radioactive tracer binding to unstable calcium deposits in patients' arteries. (Medical News Today)

New program using CT technology helping doctors better detect lung cancer
Long-time smokers and past smokers now have a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have lung cancer thanks to a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that uses CT scan technology... (Medical News Today)

Extended-field IMRT does not increase duodenal toxicity risk
A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT)... (Medical News Today)

Leicester pioneers introduce new imaging autopsy service to the NHS
Researchers from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust have introduced an alternative method to diagnose the cause of death, which in many cases can replace... (Medical News Today)

Anti-rejection drug can prevent pancreatic inflammation triggered by common procedure to remove gallstones
Exposure to an X-ray dye during a common procedure to treat gallstones causes some patients to develop inflammation of the pancreas, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School... (Medical News Today)

Does radiation from X-rays and CT scans really cause cancer?
Studies purporting to show cancer link are badly flawed, researchers findIn recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans... (Medical News Today)

Breast cancer treatment with fewer potential side effects has equally good patient outcomes, UCLA study shows
A new study by UCLA scientists has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or... (Medical News Today)

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