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How can we increase colon cancer screening rates?

This is what we know--colorectal cancer screening works. Despite this, screening rates remain problematic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in three adults ages 50 to 75, haven't been tested for colorectal cancer as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force.

Worldwide diagnostic imaging market to hit $27 billion by 2018

The global diagnostic imaging market is poised for significant growth over the next four years, a new report shows.

Mayo Clinic algorithm reduces CT use for appendicitis

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed an algorithm that can help diagnose appendicitis in children and reduce the need for computed tomography.

Proton therapy better than IMRT for cancer treatments

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.

New noninvasive imaging technique can improve treatment for lung cancer patients

The use of a new imaging technique--quantitative computed tomography texture analysis (QTA)--could help provide lung cancer patients with improved treatments and better track their progress, according to a study in the journal  PLOS ONE.

USPSTF issues final recommendation on AAA screening

The United States Preventive Services Task Force has published a final recommendation on screening elderly adults for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Cardiac CT for calcium scoring helps assess heart attack risk

A study published this month in the  Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging  shows the value of coronary artery calcium scoring--an imaging technique using CT scanning--in assessing the risk of heart attack.

New generation CT scanners significantly reduce patient radiation exposure

Researchers at Beaumont Health Systems have found that the use of advanced CT scanners can significantly reduce patient radiation dose and lower patients' lifetime risk of cancer from radiation exposure.

Imaging test costs vary widely across US cities

The cost of imaging tests--specifically lower-back MRI and CT scans of the head--varies widely across U.S. cities, according to data from Castlight Health.

Safety of neutron, gamma testing equal to conventional imaging

Gamma and neutron imaging could be higher quality imaging options than existing techniques like X-ray and computed tomography, while delivering safety levels on par with conventional imaging, according to a study in the June issue of  Medical Physics.