One of the issues that has plagued advocates of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening has been the high number of false positives associated with the screening exam. In fact,...
Radiologists are working more hours and expect to postpone retirement, according to new research published in Academic Radiology.
In a study of National Lung Screening Trial participant responses to false positive diagnoses, those who received false positive screening did not report increased anxiety or a lower quality of life compared to those who received negative screening results.
Obtaining a patient's facial photograph at the same time as he or she is undergoing a portable chest radiography can more than double the rate at which radiologists are able to detect wrong-patient errors, according to a study in Academic Radiology.
A program to increase cancer screening rates in Canada by providing financial incentives to primary care physicians has had little effect on those screening rates, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
An article published recently in the journal Radiology details how the emergency radiology staff at one of those facilities--Brigham and Women's Hospital--responded to the mass casualties that flooded into the hospital in the aftermath of the bombing, and describes the changes it made to some operations and procedures as a result of that experience.
A new study has found that children who experience head trauma and only lose consciousness without suffering from any other symptoms don't need routine CT scans of the head.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force has finalized its draft recommendation against ultrasound carotid artery stenosis screening as a way of preventing stroke.
Proton beam therapy has a significant advantage over intensity modulated radiation therapy when it comes to improving disease free survival and tumor control in patients with head and neck cancers, according to a study by Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists.
The costs to Medicare to cover mammography screening skyrocketed in the first decade of the 21 st Century, according to a study published online July 1 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.