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  • FDA eyes risks of gadolinium contrast brain deposits
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will investigate the risk of gadolinium-based contrast agents in the wake of several recent studies that found gadolinium deposits in the brains of some patients years after they received contrast-enhanced MRI scans.

  • Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality
    A simple coronary calcium CT scan can be used to predict death in asymptomatic individuals for as long as 15 years after the scan, according to a new study of nearly 10,000 people, published in the July 7 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

  • Guerbet bids to buy Mallinckrodt's contrast business
    French contrast agent developer Guerbet plans to acquire the contrast media and injector business of U.S. firm Mallinckrodt. The $270 million deal will double Guerbet's annual revenues, expand its product line, and instantly make the company a major player in the U.S. contrast market.

  • New study again questions screening mammography
    A new research study published online July 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine is again questioning the effectiveness of widespread breast screening. Mammography screening of the general U.S. population mostly just produces overdiagnosis, with no measurable effect on mortality, according to the researchers.

  • AAPM: Mammo radiation dose 30% lower than thought
    Women receive about 30% less radiation during screening mammography than has long been assumed, which suggests that the "harm" of radiation dose in mammography also has been overestimated, according to research presented on July 15 at the 2015 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting in Anaheim, CA.


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