Latest Radiography Stories

Frequent Dental X-rays May Be Linked To Brain Tumors
2012-04-10 11:50:38

A new study has shown a link between frequent dental X-rays and an increased risk of developing non-cancerous brain tumors. Researchers are using this study as a reminder of the dangers of frequent dental X-rays. Rather than suggesting patients eschew these X-rays, these researchers are recommending their new findings become part of the conversation the patient has with their doctor. In fact, the American Dental Association´s (ADA) guidelines still recommend healthy patients, free of...

2012-04-05 20:56:46

Engineering Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Develop “Phantoms” To Make Medical Imaging Safer for Overweight Individuals Most medical imaging equipment is not designed with overweight and obese patients in mind. As a result, these individuals can be exposed to higher levels of radiation during routine X-ray and CT scans. A new study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the first to calculate exactly how much additional radiation obese patients receive from...

2012-04-02 20:56:47

The secondary cancer risk from multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scans is low among older adults, according to a study from Stanford University in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. MDCT is a high-speed imaging technique that is commonly used to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions. Evidence shows that MDCT scanning offers important benefits through more accurate diagnosis and better disease management in a range of medical disorders....

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
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.