A vast number of mobile applications promising blood pressure and hypertension management capabilities lack validation and require greater oversight, claims a study published this month in the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.
The way in which radiologists interpret screening mammographies varies significantly depending on the technologists performing the examinations, according to research recently published in Academic Radiology.
Investigators at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, have determined that experienced gastroenterologists can use high-definition optical lenses during colonoscopies to accurately assess polyps.
Researchers have found that persons who display signs of emphysema on CT scans--even if they don't suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or airflow obstruction--have an increased mortality risk.
Five years ago, the state of Connecticut became the first to require that women be told they have dense breasts and that insurance cover ultrasound scans for those women. Since then, another 18 states have enacted similar laws, and Congress is considering similar legislation, as well.
Text messages can help keep teen diabetics engaged in healthcare issues and treatment, according to a new study published in the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Spectrum.
Most women who are treated for early-stage breast cancer in the U.S. undergo a course of radiation therapy that is much longer than a less time consuming version of the treatment that oncologists believe is just as effective.
A new study questions whether routine ultrasounds are necessary for women with dense breasts who have had normal mammograms.
The introduction of a CT lung cancer screening program in a poor, underserved community of New York City using National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) standards resulted in the detection of more cancers than other studies, according to research presented last week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
Last week's meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago was the organization's 100th annual get together, and as such was celebrated with a proud look at the past of both the RSNA and the field of radiology. But the meeting also was about the present--and more importantly the future--of radiology.