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Despite alternatives, women still undergo longer courses of breast cancer rad therapy

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.

Researchers question value of ultrasound screening

A new study questions whether routine ultrasounds are necessary for women with dense breasts who have had normal mammograms.

NCCN releases new guidelines on prostate cancer imaging

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has updated its guidelines for program cancer.

RSNA 2014: Study finds more lung cancers in poor, underserved area than NLST population

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.

RSNA 2014: Abbreviated protocol could make MRI suitable for mass breast cancer screening

The search for an improved breast cancer screening method could ultimately settle on abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to Christiane Kuhl, M.D, of the department of diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Aachen in Germany.

RSNA 2014: Too many children receive unnecessary chest X-rays

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.

Atherosclerosis linked with cognitive impairment

Asymptomatic atherosclerosis is associated with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study carried out at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center being presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Researcher tests microwave radar plus tomo for breast cancer diagnosis

A Northeastern University researcher is investigating the use of microwave radar as a tool to better see and diagnose breast cancer.

New molecular imaging technique could improve bladder cancer detection

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new imaging technique that will enable physicians to detect bladder cancer with more accuracy and sensitivity than conventional endoscopic methods.

Routine CT angiography screening for diabetics unjustified

The use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) to screen diabetic patients to prevent death from coronary artery disease isn't effective, according to a study published this past week in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.