News tagged with radiology

Lowering CT tube voltage for colonography beneficial

(HealthDay)—In patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) colonography, reducing the tube voltage from 120 kVp to 100 kVp significantly reduces radiation dose while minimally reducing image quality, regardless ...

Mar 07, 2013
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Tomosynthesis ups accuracy of digital mammography

(HealthDay)—Using a combination of tomosynthesis, which produces a three-dimensional reconstruction of the breast, with digital mammography increases radiologists' diagnostic accuracy and significantly ...

Jan 04, 2013
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Most patients in the dark about what radiologists do

The role of radiologists in healthcare has long been poorly understood among the general public, but new research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) shows that even patients ...

Nov 28, 2012
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New studies show effects of mammography guideline changes

Researchers assessing the impact of revised guidelines for screening mammography issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found evidence that the new recommendations may lead to missed cancers and a decline ...

Nov 27, 2012
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Into the magnetic resonance scanner with a cuddly toy

For the first time, Bochum clinicians have been able to show on the basis of a large sample, that it is possible to examine children's heads in the MRI scanner without general anaesthesia or other medical sedation. In many ...

Nov 16, 2012
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