Latest Radiologic technologist Stories

2008-07-23 09:05:00

Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain The simple application of a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some women experience during mammography exams, according to the results of a clinical trial published in the online edition of Radiology. "We now have something that we know reduces discomfort with screening mammography in women who expect higher discomfort"”lidocaine gel," said the trial's principal investigator, Colleen Lambertz, F.N.P., a...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By Lyons, Kevin J This issue will be my last as Editor of the Journal of Allied Health. When my term ends this month, I will have served as Editor for 10 years, which will be the longest tenure of any editor of the Journal. It has been a great ride. When I first assumed the job, my greatest concern was whether I would be able to maintain the work of previous Editors in building our Journal. I hope I have succeeded. It has been an interesting time and one that has been very fulfilling to me,...

2008-06-24 15:03:07

By GARETH ROSE BREAST cancer cases have reached a record high in the Lothians, new figures have revealed. A total of 678 women were diagnosed by doctors in 2005, the most recent figures available. Cases have almost doubled in the 20 years since they were first collated in 1985. However, overall, cancer rates fell among both men and women in the year up to 2005. NHS Lothian believes its breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis is improving all the time, which could be why...

2008-06-18 09:01:17

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC (AIM: MDST), a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (the "Company"), and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, today announced that data presented at the recent European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) in Istanbul showed that the use of the Medicsight Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) helped radiographers to detect 100% of cancers when...

2008-06-18 00:00:30

A hospital apologised yesterday after a patient overheard medical staff calling him a fat f*** when he went for a scan. Gary Barton, 48, of Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, was stunned to hear a radiographer at the town's Good Hope Hospital make the comment as he lay waiting for an MRI examination on his knee. Father-of-four Mr Barton, who is 6ft 6in and 19 stone, is registered disabled. He was about to go into the scanner when he heard the radiographer say to a colleague: "I thought...

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