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Emergency department CT scans can change physicians' diagnoses and management decisions
Physicians' diagnoses, diagnostic confidence, and admission decisions changed substantially after CT scansA study from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute for Technology assessment... (Medical News Today)

Chest CT scans often can be avoided in blunt trauma ER cases, study finds
Use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest for hospital emergency-room patients with blunt trauma could be reduced by more than one-third without compromising detection of major injury... (Medical News Today)

Simulation training saves precious minutes in speeding the treatment of trauma patients
New trauma care training gets patients to imaging tests quicker and also involves former trauma patients and families who provide feedback to caregiversWhen a trauma patient enters the emergency... (Medical News Today)

Doctors often overtreat with radiation in late-stage lung cancer
Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a new study published in the Journal of the... (Medical News Today)

MRI technique could reduce need for breast biopsies
A magnetic resonance (MR) breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on... (Medical News Today)

ACP: Doctors should stratify patients with suspected PE to determine diagnostic strategy
Overuse of computed tomography and D-dimer testing may not improve care and lead to patient harm and unnecessary expenseWhen evaluating patients with suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE)... (Medical News Today)

Fewer, larger radiotherapy doses prove effective for prostate cancer patients
Giving fewer but higher doses of radiotherapy, is as effective at treating prostate cancer as giving lower doses for a longer period, according to new research* presented at the 2015 European... (Medical News Today)

Lung cancer survival rates improve with CT scan follow-up
Patients with recurrent lung cancer have better post-surgery survival rates if their management includes a follow-up programme based on computer tomography (CT) of the chest, according to new... (Medical News Today)

Tackling the global shortfall in radiotherapy could save millions of lives and boost the economy of poorer countries
Millions of people are dying from potentially treatable cancers like breast and prostate because of a chronic underinvestment in radiotherapy resources, according to a major new Commission on... (Medical News Today)

Study raises questions about androgen deprivation therapy for certain prostate cancer cases
Among men with unfavorable-risk prostate cancer and moderate or severe co-existing illness, long-term follow-up finds that radiation therapy alone vs radiation therapy and androgen deprivation... (Medical News Today)

Imaging method has potential to stratify head and neck cancer patients
Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy. (Medical News Today)

Molecular imaging study reveals improved detection of early recurrent prostate cancer
A recently developed drug was significantly better at detecting recurring prostate cancer in early stages, in research published in the August 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Medical News Today)

MRI improves diagnosis of microbleeding after brain injury in military personnel
Imaging patients soon after traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs can lead to better (more accurate) detection of cerebral microhemorrhages, or microbleeding on the brain, according to a study of... (Medical News Today)

New rule to help identify fractures in young children with head trauma
A new decision rule will help emergency department physicians determine when to use radiography in young children with minor head injuries. (Medical News Today)

Esophageal cancer: Positron emission tomography does not improve treatment
Patients with cancer of the esophagus--also known as the gullet--are often given chemo- or radiotherapy, with the aim of shrinking the tumor before it is surgically removed. (Medical News Today)

Targeting newly discovered pathway sensitizes tumors to radiation and chemotherapy
In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. (Medical News Today)

Cellular recycling complexes may hold key to chemotherapy resistance
Altering the protein recycling complexes in human cells, including cancer cells, allows the cells to resist treatment with a class of drugs known as proteasome inhibitors, according to Whitehead... (Medical News Today)

Majority of false-positive mammograms associated with anxiety, distress
Researchers have found that patients who receive false-positive mammogram results are significantly more likely to report negative psychosocial consequences than those who do not. (Medical News Today)

Children's hospitals shift from CT scans for common childhood health problems
A study published online Aug. 24 by the journal Pediatrics finds a significant decrease in the use of computed tomography (CT) scans at children's hospitals for 10 common childhood diagnoses... (Medical News Today)

Drug may reduce harm of potentially lethal radiation
A new study in mice shows that an experimental drug given 24 hours after potentially-lethal exposure to nuclear radiation appears to extend survival by lessening damage to the gut. (Medical News Today)

Weak doses of radiation prolong life of female flies, scientists find
These findings could reveal the genes that enable the prolongation of life and in the future lead to the creation of a means to prevent aging in humansDrosophilaflies (fruit flies) are at the... (Medical News Today)

Surgery, radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer 'may not reduce mortality'
While women with very early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of death, researchers find treating the condition with surgery and radiotherapy does not reduce mortality. (Medical News Today)

Diagnostic imaging can rule out coronary artery disease in patients with atypical chest pain
Non-invasive diagnostic imaging can rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about 50% of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD, while exposing them to only a modest... (Medical News Today)

Radiation costs vary among Medicare patients with cancer
Cost of radiation therapy among Medicare patients varied most widely because of factors unrelated to a patient or that person's cancer, report University of California, San Diego School of Medicine... (Medical News Today)

Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'
Two new studies suggest a shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses is less toxic for breast cancer patients than the conventional longer courses at lower doses. (Medical News Today)

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