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IBD patients benefit from routine colonoscopies

Patients with irritable bowel disease who underwent recent routine colonoscopies are less likely to develop colorectal cancer and die from the disease after a cancer diagnosis, according to a study delivered last week at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology in Philadelphia.

CT angiography a life saver for suspected heart disease patients

The use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA) in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) improves outcomes and contributes to improved survival, according to a new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis.

Radiology practices use data analytics to boost performance

The use of data analytics is becoming increasingly common in the world of radiology, as demonstrated in a recent article in Diagnostic Imaging that examined how radiology practices can use data in real-world situations to improve their performance.

Tomosynthesis effective for finding cancer, reducing recall rates for women under 50

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is effective in reducing patient recalls and detecting cancers when compared to digital mammography, but is even more effective when used to screen women under the age of 50, according to a study published in October 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

New PET imaging technique IDs dangerous bacteria

Researchers at Johns Hopkins are combining a PET scanner with a chemical tracer to detect and monitor, in real time, dangerous bacteria inside the body.

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