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.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, have determined that in most cases, X-ray procedures performed on children with chest pain and other symptoms are unnecessary and provide no clinical benefit, according to a study presented Dec. 3, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
Patients not only want to take control of their medical records, such as radiology exams, but providing them with access to those exams helps avoid problems related to quality of care and increasing costs, according to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago.
The top hurdles thwarting use of mobile data for humanitarian use, such as tracking disease outbreaks, are worries about user privacy and a confusing patchwork of regulations, according to new research from The Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings.
Unless mHealth wearable makers want innovations to go stale the way fitness devices have, they'd better start making more appealing and relevant products, says a Juniper Research report. The report predicts more than 18 million smart fitness wearables will be in use by year's end, with the figure tripling by 2018.