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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)

Study highlights 'important safety issue' with widely used MRI contrast agents
New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients each year, according to a paper published... (Medical News Today)

What is a mammogram? When should I get a mammogram?
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms can also be used in those who have breast symptoms, such as lumps, breast pain or changes. (Medical News Today)

Annual low-dose CT screening safe and reliable for identifying pre-cancers
An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery, while identifying the cases where the nodules are likely to become cancerous... (Medical News Today)

CT allows nonsurgical management of some lung nodules
People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. (Medical News Today)

Award-winning agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a surface protein that is normally present on healthy prostate cells, but is found at much higher levels on prostate cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

Radiation experts unite to streamline cancer clinical trials
Regulations on radiation exposure have been a critical bottleneck in starting up new cancer trials, but now radiation experts from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) network - a joint... (Medical News Today)

Scientists are first to see elements transform at atomic scale
Byproduct of research may lead to new way to irradiate cancer with gold-bonded isotopesChemists at Tufts University's School of Arts and Sciences, collaborating with PerkinElmer and UCL... (Medical News Today)

"Boosted" radiation dose may make some pancreatic cancers resectable
Because of its location, cancers on the pancreas may invade and wrap around nearby veins and arteries in the abdomen. (Medical News Today)

PET/CT captures hidden source of neuroendocrine cancer
Amino-acid based molecular imaging detects previously unknown site of primary tumorsThe origin of cancer is often obscured by metastases--tumors that have already spread to other tissues. (Medical News Today)

Molecular MRI aims at component of multiple cancers
Novel MRI agents successfully target tumor-specific physiologyA relatively new biomarker called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is the bullseye for three new magnetic resonance imaging... (Medical News Today)

Hybrid scanner combines five molecular imaging technologies
Preclinical imaging system will be used to pioneer new drugs and imaging researchScientists are taking medical imaging research and drug discovery to a new level by developing a molecular imaging... (Medical News Today)

Cloud-based neuroimaging analysis could aid Alzheimer's diagnosis
Online image data processing could standardize state-of-the-art molecular imaging techniquesAlzheimer's disease remains a chronic, incurable neurodegenerative disease and a worldwide health... (Medical News Today)

Molecular imaging reveals marker of neurodegenerative disease
PET tracer visualizes function of nerve cells that leads to neuronal loss and cognitive declineBrain researchers have been working for years on targeting a cellular process involved in... (Medical News Today)

Follow-up PET/CT more than 95 percent sensitive for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a potentially devastating cancer of the blood and immune system, can range from relatively easy to treat to very aggressive. (Medical News Today)

Amyloid PET may lead to better treatment for Alzheimer's patients
Large-scale study shows how an additional amyloid PET scan aids dementia diagnoses when ordered after an ambiguous FDG-PET scanNew research presented during the 2015 annual meeting of the Society... (Medical News Today)

Novel PET tracer narrows in on life-threatening blood clots
Molecular imaging technique could reveal patients' risk for heart attack, stroke and embolismFatal cardiac events are often preceded by abnormal blood clots, also called thrombosis. (Medical News Today)

Amyloid scan of the heart predicts major cardiac events
Molecular imaging detects dangerous protein deposits that significantly increase cardiac riskAmyloid build-up is commonly talked about in relation to Alzheimer's disease, but amyloidosis can be... (Medical News Today)

Theranostic PET takes on both ovarian and prostate cancer
Molecular imaging agent effectively targets multiple tumor typesA first-in-human study revealed at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows... (Medical News Today)

Dynamic whole-body PET detects more cancer
Parametric tumor mapping combines novel bed positioning and advanced data analysisImaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. (Medical News Today)

Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer's risk
Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as... (Medical News Today)

Mammography still best for breast cancer screening, experts find
An international group of experts reports that the benefits of mammography screening for women aged 50-69 outweigh adverse effects such as false-positive results. (Medical News Today)

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