Radiology residents ponder professionalism in age of Facebook November 1, 2012 -- Radiology residents aren't immune to inappropriate online behavior, but they can learn to steer clear of it, according to an article in Academic Radiology that examined "digital professionalism." The study found both room for improvement and the desire to achieve it.
Trial evaluates MRgFUS for treating Parkinson's disease November 1, 2012 -- Surgery can sometimes help patients with their Parkinson's disease symptoms when medications are ineffective. But could transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) offer a better and more noninvasive treatment alternative? Researchers at the University of Virginia are taking the first step toward answering that question.
ASTRO: SBRT for prostate cancer sustains cancer-free survival November 1, 2012 -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) yields excellent cancer-free survival rates for intermediate-risk, organ-confined prostate cancer patients and results in few long-term rectal side effects, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.
ASTRO sets course with initiatives for future success October 31, 2012 -- BOSTON - American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) President Dr. Michael Steinberg on Tuesday outlined several key initiatives in science, health policy, and patient advocacy to help the field of radiation oncology combat what he called seven "megatrends" in healthcare over the next several decades.
ASTRO: Rad therapy helps older women with breast cancer survive October 31, 2012 -- Older women with early-stage, low-risk breast cancer who were treated with radiation therapy after breast-conserving surgery showed higher survival rates than those who did not have radiation therapy, a California study found. Results were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.
ASTRO: APBI with EBRT may not be best for breast cosmesis October 31, 2012 -- Breast cancer patients who undergo breast-conserving surgery and then get accelerated partial-breast irradiation (APBI) with 3D external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) have worse cosmetic outcomes than those who receive whole-breast irradiation, concluded research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.
ASTRO: SBRT provides advances for NSCLC patients October 31, 2012 -- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) yielded higher overall survival rates and low toxicity for patients with inoperable, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to conventional radiation therapy, according to research presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Boston.
ASTRO: Prostate screening has edge for high-risk patients October 31, 2012 -- Annual prostate-specific antigen screening yields a slightly greater quality-adjusted life expectancy among patients who have a high risk of developing metastatic disease compared to unscreened patients, according to research presented on Tuesday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) annual meeting.
U.K. panel seeks to end confusion on breast screening October 30, 2012 -- Breast screening programs do extend lives and overall the benefits outweigh the harms, but overdiagnosis remains a serious cause for concern and requires more attention, an independent U.K. panel has found.
ASTRO: DCE-MRI predicts spine tumor recurrence October 30, 2012 -- BOSTON - By measuring plasma volume in spine tumors with dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI, physicians can better assess treatment response even when conventional MRI results show little regression after successful radiosurgery, according to a study presented on Monday at the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting.