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2012-11-27 14:59:25

Researchers reviewing the records of approximately 250,000 women enrolled in an integrated healthcare delivery system found that increased CT utilization between 2000 and 2010 could result in an increase in the risk of breast cancer for certain women, including younger patients and those who received repeat exams. According to the study, which was presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), nuclear medicine examinations may also contribute to...

2009-12-15 00:30:00

Radiation doses from common CT procedures vary widely and are higher than generally thought, raising concerns about increased risk for cancer, according to a new study led by UCSF imaging specialists. "In day-to-day clinical practice, we found significant variation in the radiation doses for the same type of computed tomography procedures within institutions and across institutions," said lead investigator Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD, a professor of radiology at UCSF. "Our results highlight the...

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2008-11-10 11:32:11

Advanced computer tomography, or CT scans, doubled and magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scans, tripled per patient over the last ten years, researchers noted on Monday. "There was really a profound increase," said Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco, whose research appears in the journal Health Affairs. The team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle conducted the study...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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