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Breast MRI false positives drop after initial screening exam

MRI has been shown to be more effective than mammography at identifying suspicious areas in the breast, but it can't always distinguish between malignant and benign lesions, which may result in further testing and false-positive results. Researchers from Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI, explored whether having prior MR images for [...]

By |2011-02-03T17:12:36-04:00February 3rd, 2011|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Breast MRI false positives drop after initial screening exam

Low-dose CT May Help in Follow-up of Urolithiasis

February 2, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose noncontrast CT isn't as effective as standard-dose CT in diagnosis of kidney stones, particularly small ones, but this reduced radiation approach may still have advantages over other imaging tools. "Low-dose protocol CT for kidney stone detection is more sensitive compared to plain abdominal film or [...]

By |2011-02-02T17:35:39-04:00February 2nd, 2011|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Low-dose CT May Help in Follow-up of Urolithiasis

IMRT Reduces Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

In a U.K. study evaluating dry mouth toxicities, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) proved to be far less debilitating for cancer patients than conventional radiation therapy. Results were published online January 12 in The Lancet Oncology. The randomized phase III PARSPORT trial included six U.K. cancer treatment centers participating from 2003 through 2007. The study was [...]

By |2011-01-18T18:30:00-04:00January 18th, 2011|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on IMRT Reduces Xerostomia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Low-dose CT Coronary Angiography Diagnostic in Most Cases

January 12, 2011 -- NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-dose CT coronary angiography (CTCA) could be sparing more patients from invasive angiography, a new report from Switzerland suggests. "We should stop sending patients with low pretest-probability into the cath lab for invasive coronary angiography to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD)," Dr. Philipp A. Kaufmann [...]

By |2011-01-13T18:33:54-04:00January 13th, 2011|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Low-dose CT Coronary Angiography Diagnostic in Most Cases

Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Not Getting MRI Screening

January 13, 2011 -- Despite American Cancer Society guidelines recommending that women at high risk for breast cancer undergo MRI screening in addition to regular mammography, only 14% of these women are getting the scans, according to researchers from the University of Colorado. John Brinton, of the University of Colorado, Denver, and colleagues at Invision [...]

By |2011-01-13T18:33:07-04:00January 13th, 2011|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Not Getting MRI Screening

Using CT, Radiologists Can Pinpoint Cause of Some Strokes

The following is a press release from the RSNA. For more information contact RSNA Media Relations at 1-630-590-7762. OAK BROOK, Ill. – Multidetector computed tomography (CT) helps pinpoint the causes of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, potentially speeding the delivery of life-saving treatments, according to a study published online and in the [...]

By |2010-11-09T18:50:56-04:00November 9th, 2010|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Using CT, Radiologists Can Pinpoint Cause of Some Strokes

Combined Imaging Technologies May Better Identify Cancerous Breast Lesions

The following is a press release from the RSNA. For more information contact RSNA Media Relations at 1-630-590-7762. OAK BROOK, Ill. – By combining optical and x-ray imaging, radiologists may be better able to distinguish cancer from benign lesions in the breast, according to a new study published in the online edition and January issue [...]

By |2010-11-09T17:51:48-04:00November 9th, 2010|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Combined Imaging Technologies May Better Identify Cancerous Breast Lesions

CT Scans Shown to Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released initial results from a large-scale test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at relatively early stages. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized national trial involving more than 53,000 current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74, compared the effects of [...]

By |2010-11-04T18:34:50-04:00November 4th, 2010|advocacy news, member news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on CT Scans Shown to Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

MRI May Help Determine Time of Stroke Onset

The following is a press release from the RSNA. For more information contact RSNA Media Relations at 1-630-590-7762. OAK BROOK, Ill. – Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain could expand the number of stroke patients eligible for a potentially life-saving treatment, according to a new study, published online and in the December issue of the journal [...]

By |2010-11-02T18:55:55-04:00November 2nd, 2010|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on MRI May Help Determine Time of Stroke Onset

Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease

The following is a press release from the RSNA. For more information contact RSNA Media Relations at 1-630-590-7762. OAK BROOK, Ill. – Using incidental findings from routine diagnostic CT, radiologists may be better able to identify people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study appearing online and in the November issue [...]

By |2010-09-29T18:58:59-04:00September 29th, 2010|advocacy news, Patient Resources|Comments Off on Researchers Use CT to Predict Heart Disease