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More intense hyperthermia better treats cervical cancer patients
July 15, 2009 -- When it comes to adding hyperthermia treatment to radiation therapy for advanced cervical cancer patients, hotter and longer treatment is better. That's the conclusion of a Dutch study that found that more intense hyperthermia treatments can extend overall survival.
SPECT may aid in diagnosing early Alzheimer's disease
July 14, 2009 -- VIENNA - SPECT may be useful for the very early detection of Alzheimer's disease, according to research reported at the Alzheimer's Association's 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease.
One-third of breast cancers overdiagnosed, European study finds
July 13, 2009 -- Nine years ago, researchers from the Nordic Cochrane Centre roiled the women's imaging community with a study challenging the usefulness of mammography screening. Their new study, which indicates that screening mammography programs contribute to overtreatment of cancers that are actually harmless, is likely to have the same effect.
Virtual colonoscopy preferred for surveillance follow-up
July 10, 2009 -- Patients referred for polyp surveillance after virtual colonoscopy are more likely to opt for another VC exam at follow-up, Italian researchers report. But patients want their follow-up scans sooner rather than later.
High-pitch cardiothoracic CTA skips breath-holds and high doses
July 7, 2009 -- A new way to use CT angiography (CTA) to scan fast-moving targets -- such as fidgety children and grown-ups with rapid heartbeats -- is becoming routine at a hospital in France.
MRA recommended over CTA for following Kawasaki disease
July 6, 2009 -- Italian researchers recommend coronary MR angiography (MRA) as the modality of choice in the follow-up of patients with Kawasaki disease to reduce the potential cumulative effect of radiation exposure from repeat CT angiography (CTA) exams.
CDs may come up short in long-term storage reliability
July 2, 2009 -- Legacy PACS users who still have CD media in their archives may find their disks are not as reliable as their vendors would have them believe, according to research from the University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.
CARS report: Liver segmentation tool allows manual fixes
July 1, 2009 -- BERLIN - German researchers believe they have found a better way to preserve the best aspects of automated and manual segmentation in CT liver images, according to a presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
CARS report: New CAD tool follows lung nodules over time
June 30, 2009 -- BERLIN - It's easy to complain about the insanity of tracking lung nodule changes in multiple CT scans over time, but at least one group is doing something about it, according to a presentation at the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) meeting.
UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms
June 30, 2009 -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) provides long-term relief for a variety of fibroid symptoms, according to a study by Austrian researchers to be published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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