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New photoacoustic technique improves imaging of intestine

A new, noninvasive imaging technique combining photoacoustic imaging, PET and a nanoscale contrast agent improves imaging of the intestine, according to an article in Nature Nanotechnology.

VHA project a middle approach toward low dose CT lung cancer screening

Amid the continuing debate over whether there is sufficient evidence to support the widespread use of low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening, the Veteran's Health Administration has launched a demonstration project to assess its initial experience in implementing a screening program.

For cancer survivors, colonoscopy risks increase with age

Colonoscopies for cancer survivors over the age of 74 may carry risks that outweigh the benefits, according to a study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Remote robots cut imaging consult, procedure times

Researchers now are able to successfully perform imaging exams using robotic arms controlled remotely via the Internet, according to two papers published in the August issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

MRI-guided prostate biopsy enables more precise cancer care

Oncologists at the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center are using MRI with traditional ultrasound prostate exams to produce three-dimensional images of the prostate that enable physicians to see previously undetectable growths.

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