Latest Full-body CT scan Stories

2009-03-31 11:15:19

Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.

2009-03-24 15:10:00

A new study released Tuesday indicated that utilization of whole-body CT scans for serious trauma patients considerably enhances survival rates.

2008-11-28 11:05:26

High-tech heart scans fail in some cases to detect artery blockages and at other times can misidentify blockages that don't exist, a study found. The study provoking debate among cardiologists indicates further that the more invasive, standard testing procedure is not ready to be replaced by the newer technology, researchers say. Researchers said in this week's New England Journal of Medicine that supported computer tomography or CT scans can be beneficial in identifying needed treatment,...

2008-09-18 18:00:15

ATLANTA - A long-awaited federal study of an X-ray alternative to the dreaded colonoscopy confirms its effectiveness at spotting most cancers, although it was far from perfect.

2008-09-18 15:00:37

A U.S. study suggests computed tomographic colonography is an effective, less invasive option in screening for colorectal cancer.

2008-06-28 18:02:33

Some people are undergoing computed tomography scans who don't need the tests, doctors in San Francisco say. Dr.

2008-06-26 18:02:59

By Helen Branswell, Medical Reporter, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Wait times for MRI and CT scans in Ontario - and probably elsewhere in Canada - could be reduced by cutting back on unnecessary scans ordered by doctors, a new study suggests.

2006-12-15 12:00:55

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sacramento HeartScan has announced that preventive imaging holiday gift certificates for heart, lung and whole body scans are available. "If you're having difficulty with last-minute shopping, this is definitely something to consider," said Dr.

2005-08-08 17:14:38

Two minor changes in technique could make a major difference in the radiation dose used in survey CT scans, a new study shows. Survey scans are those that are performed before a regular CT scan, usually to plan for the examination.

2005-01-26 08:02:50

It sounds like a good idea: Regular computed tomography (CT) scans of the entire body, looking for aberrations that might signal early signs of disease. But a new study suggests these scans do little to boost long-term health, and might even undermine patient care.

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