Breast shielding doesn't affect DNA damage from CT
September 26, 2016 -- The use of breast shields during coronary CT angiography studies in women had no effect on the amount of DNA damage patients sustained during exams, but it did degrade image quality, according to a new study in the October issue of Radiology.
Action on CT dose brings results in Middle East
September 19, 2016 -- A multicenter study conducted in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has underlined the value of implementing dose-reduction techniques for coronary CT angiography and coronary calcium score examinations.
Blunt abdominopelvic trauma algorithm cuts CT use in ER
September 16, 2016 -- Nearly one-third fewer patients presenting to the emergency department with blunt abdominopelvic trauma ended up getting a CT scan after a Boston hospital implemented a clinical algorithm to triage patients away from unnecessary CT exams, according to a new study published September 12 in Radiology.
Imaging helps guide Hillary Clinton's medical care
September 15, 2016 -- A summary of Hillary Clinton's medical history released on September 14 includes several instances in which medical imaging was used to guide treatment of the presidential candidate.
CT data predict survival of prostate cancer patients
September 14, 2016 -- Patients are said to die with -- not from -- prostate cancer. In fact, more than 90% of prostate cancer patients end up dying from something else. A new study in Radiology explored how long those patients might expect to live, using data enriched by routine CT scans that prostate cancer patients undergo before treatment.
UAE steps up campaign on dose awareness
September 13, 2016 -- Moves to limit medical radiation exposure are intensifying in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and safety issues and education now are high on the agenda of healthcare professionals. Every effort must be made to reduce exposure and boost risk awareness, according to key participants at next month's summit in the region.
Researchers close in on radiation's cancer-causing mechanisms
September 12, 2016 -- U.K. researchers studying human cancers have identified two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation, enabling doctors to potentially determine which tumors were caused by radiation exposure, according to a study published on September 12 in Nature Communications.
Carestream gets FDA nod for conebeam extremity CT
September 8, 2016 -- Carestream Health is preparing to begin shipments of a new conebeam CT scanner for orthopedic extremity applications after receiving clearance for the system from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Emergency providers miss mark in radiation dose survey
September 8, 2016 -- Nearly half of emergency department healthcare providers weren't able to identify which of six commonly used imaging modalities involved ionizing radiation, according to survey results published in the September edition of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.
Reconstruction kernel cuts artifacts in CT MPI
September 7, 2016 -- A new reconstruction algorithm can erase beam-hardening artifacts in myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in dual-source CT, bolstering the reliability of the increasingly popular examination, according to a U.S.-German study in European Radiology.