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2014-05-05 23:10:44

The Center for Diagnostic Imaging announces X-rays specifically for chest scanning to detect lung diseases. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 X-rays use invisible electromagnetic beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs. X-rays are made by using external radiation to produce images of the body, its organs, and other internal structures for diagnostic purposes. X-rays pass through body tissues onto specially treated plates; a “negative” type picture is made. X-rays...

2013-09-05 11:09:25

Evidence-based recommendations available in October issue of JTO Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in Ontario.  Screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has been the subject of many research studies since the 1990s. The National Lung Screening Trial compared LDCT with chest radiograph in high-risk populations and found a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer mortality at 6 years with LDCT after an initial scan and two annual rounds of screening....

2013-07-02 11:20:35

H7N9 pneumonia is characterized by imaging findings that differentiate it from other types of pneumonia, including rapidly progressive changes in the lungs and pulmonary connective tissues, according to the first study to describe radiologic findings in the disease. The results are published online in the journal Radiology. "The severity of these findings is associated with the severity of the clinical condition of the patients," said study co-author Zhiyong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., from the...

2013-05-22 23:03:10

The mission of the Lung Nodule Center is to provide the best chance for curing lung cancer by early diagnosis and expeditious, state-of-the-art lung cancer care. Sleepy Hollow, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, New York, has established the Westchester Lung Nodule Center for individuals who would like to be screened for lung nodules or receive lung cancer care. Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer for both men and women. Each year, more...

2012-09-04 13:54:11

A new study has found evidence that marathon running could trigger pulmonary oedema, where fluid builds up in the lungs. The study will be presented today (3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s Annual Congress in Vienna. Despite mounting evidence of the link between strenuous exercise and pulmonary oedema, experts still debate whether the two factors are linked. Researchers from the United States and Italy aimed to investigate the link by assessing whether running...

2012-09-04 13:51:53

New research has revealed why some lung cancers are undetected by radiograph and helped to identify the type of people who may be at risk of this form of the disease. The findings will be presented today (Monday 3 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society´s Annual Congress in Vienna. There has been no significant reduction in lung cancer mortality rates in recent years. Chest radiographs can be used to screen for lung cancer. However, these aren´t always effective...

2012-05-15 22:40:03

Authors suggest it could help in preoperative diagnosis along with other methods The most recent research released in June's Journal of Thoracic Oncology says molecular biomarkers in the tissue and fluid lining the lungs might be an additional predictive technique for lung cancer screening. Since the National Lung Screening Trial found that 96.4 percent of the positive CT screening results were false positive, scientists have been looking for ways to more accurately diagnose patients....

2012-05-01 11:37:34

Using a decision support system for ordering chest CT examinations translates into positive examinations three-quarters of the time, a new study shows. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, of 93,818 chest CT examinations done with the assistance of a decision support system, found that 76% of patients had a positive finding on their CT. "Rising concerns about radiation risks, imaging growth and reimbursement costs has highlighted inappropriate imaging use,"...

2012-03-26 10:24:11

New imaging parameters rein in incremental radiation dose from potentially life-saving CT-guided biopsy of lung nodules to reduce patients' overall exposure New guidelines for CT-guided biopsies of lung nodules significantly reduce radiation exposure allowing individuals the benefit of the procedure, which may cut down on overall lung cancer deaths. This research is being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. "The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.