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Researchers using ultrasound to measure abdominal aortic aneurysms

Researchers at Purdue University's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are investigating how ultrasound can be used to study abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Study finds imaging appropriateness criteria should be modified, expanded

A review of appropriateness criteria of outpatient abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI exams published in Academic Radiology has found that of the exams matched with American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria, a high percentage were appropriate and more likely to lead to significant results than inappropriate studies.

Stanford researchers using ultrasound to power internal medical devices

Engineers at Stanford University are working on ways to use ultrasound to send power--safely and wisely--to "smart chips" programmed to monitor a person's health or treat pain.

Dueling editorials argue merits of CMS LDCT lung cancer screening coverage

With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services poised to make a decision about coverage of low dose CT screening for lung cancer, two editorials published online last week in JAMA Internal Medicine took another look at an issue that continues to generate a lot of controversy.

Quick colonoscopy follow-up leads to overuse

A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has found that endoscopists commonly recommend shorter follow-up intervals than colonoscopy guidelines recommend, leading to an overuse of the procedure.

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