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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.

Initiative reduces inappropriate imaging referrals

Efforts by the Ontario Ministry of Health to reduce inappropriate imaging referrals for lumbar MRI didn't lower the number of new referrals but did result in the ordering of more appropriate exams, according to a study published this month in the  Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Modern imaging tech helps cath labs reduce radiation dose exposure

Cardiologists at Cleveland Clinic were able to significantly reduce radiation doses in their catheterization laboratories through the use of new imaging technology and flat-bed panel detector systems, according to an article published online in  Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Should age be a barrier to mammography?

According to Judith A. Malmgren, M.D, affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington's School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle, the problem with determining the effectiveness in this age group is the paucity of available research; elderly women don't make good candidates for clinical trials.

CDC cancer screening program for underserved women effective, but lacks reach

The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) began in 1991 and has provided more than 4.3 million women with breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. However, researchers say, it has only been able to reach a relative small percentage who are eligible for the program

Stanford researchers develop noninvasive brain imaging technique

Stanford University researchers have developed a method of imaging the brain through the use of lasers and carbon nanotubes.

Study: Mammo beneficial for women over 75

Mammography for women over the age of 75 results in the early detection of breast cancer and provides similar benefits to those provided to younger women regarding treatment and disease-specific survival, according to a study published in  Radiology.

Price transparency leads to lower MRI costs, more competition

The initiation of a price transparency program for MRIs resulted in greater price competition and an increased use of less costly providers, according to a study in the journal  Health Affairs