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'Light' cigarettes don't reduce lung cancer mortality
October 21, 2019 -- If you're a smoker and want to cut your chances of dying from cancer by smoking a "light" brand of cigarette, think again. Researchers found no difference in lung cancer mortality between those who smoked light cigarettes and those who puffed regular smokes, according to a study published on October 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
USA Today: DBT's value unproven, but marketing vigorous
October 21, 2019 -- Mammography centers in the U.S. have rapidly adopted 3D mammography -- also known as digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) -- despite the lack of large-scale clinical trials demonstrating the technology's value, according to an investigation by Kaiser Health News that was published in USA Today.  Discuss
Breast cancer screening compliance changes as women age
October 21, 2019 -- Women seek out breast cancer screening at different rates as they grow older and begin to cope with other major illnesses, according to a study published online October 16 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
Is PET really necessary to predict oncoming Alzheimer's?
October 21, 2019 -- Can a person's progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's be reliably predicted without PET imaging? A new study published online October 18 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine lists several nonimaging methods that could offer a better prognosis than the modality.  Discuss
Why EMRs will not replace imaging IT
October 18, 2019 -- The growing influence and uptake of electronic medical records (EMRs) in healthcare has driven debate over the future role of clinical and diagnostic software for specialists. In radiology, questions are arising about the future of imaging IT applications such as PACS. Don't look for imaging IT to go away anytime soon, however, according to Steve Holloway of Signify Research.  Discuss
IMV: Imaging boosts precision in radiation therapy
October 17, 2019 -- Radiation therapy is a relatively stable market, with procedure volume growing at an average annual rate of 2%. But major technological changes in radiation oncology are brewing under the surface, such as the growing use of imaging, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division.  Discuss
MRI shows concussion effects last longer than thought
October 17, 2019 -- MR images have revealed lingering abnormalities in the brains of concussed athletes more than a year after they were cleared to return to competition, which could mean the injuries have not yet completely healed, according to a study published online on October 16 in Neurology.  Discuss
DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM
October 17, 2019 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has a higher cancer detection rate compared with full-field digital mammography (FFDM). And DBT's improved performance persists no matter the tumor type, size, or grade of cancer, according to a study published online October 16 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Pulmonary CT explains death from genital plastic surgery
October 16, 2019 -- Pulmonary CT angiography helped clinicians better understand the cause of death in the case of a 33-year-old woman in China who died after receiving vaginal injections of hyaluronic acid and collagen, according to a review published October 14 in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.  Discuss
fMRI maps show dementia spreading through brain networks
October 16, 2019 -- Brain maps based on functional MRI (fMRI) scans are proving useful in predicting the spread of brain atrophy that leads to progressive dementia, according to a study published October 14 in Neuron.  Discuss
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