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2013-06-13 23:15:30

A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics examined the rates and radiation dosages of CT scans used in children. The medical imaging experts at Dayton Children´s want to calm parents´ fears and help them understand the benefits versus risks of CT scans for children. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Dayton Children´s Hospital is a strong advocate for safe and low dose radiation for children. A June 10 study published by JAMA Pediatrics examined the rates and radiation...

2013-06-12 23:22:19

Associated Veterinary Specialists installs Neurologica Ceretom CT Scanner for diagnosing Midwest pet problems and performing CT scans on cats without anesthesia. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Associated Veterinary Specialists (AVS), a St. Louis animal clinic providing advanced veterinary care in the areas of diagnostics, internal medicine, dentistry, oncology and surgery, has always been the leader in veterinary diagnostic imaging in the St. Louis area and is now continuing in that...

Reducing Pediatric CT Scans Cuts Cancer Rates
2013-06-11 11:44:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Computed tomography (CT) has become an invaluable tool for diagnostic and research purposes, and a new study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has found that eliminating unnecessary scans and lowering the radiation doses of some scans could lower the risk of developing imaging-related cancers in children by 62 percent. The study concluded that the 4 million CT scans performed on children in the US each year could lead to approximately...

2013-06-10 23:01:25

A study examining trends in X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children in the United States has found that reducing unnecessary scans and lowering the doses for the highest-dose scans could lower the overall lifetime risk of future imaging-related cancers by 62 percent. The research by a UC Davis Health System scientist is published online today in JAMA Pediatrics. (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 A study examining trends in X-ray computed tomography (CT) use in children in the United States has...

2013-06-10 10:24:57

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy." Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy. Detecting precancerous polyps through the use of imaging techniques such as a traditional colonoscopy...

2013-06-04 23:03:58

High demand from Asian OEMs for mammography image enhancement products fuels growth. Boston, MA and Stockholm, Sweden (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 A recent Frost & Sullivan report highlights the growing trend of digitalization in the Asian medical imaging market. As more companies convert from analogue to digital, ContextVision, software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, continues its expansion in Asia with three new mammography contracts....

2013-05-22 15:32:42

But the absolute excess for all cancers combined is low The researchers say that in a group of 10,000 young people, they would expect 39 cancers to occur during the next 10 years, but if they all had one CT scan, up to six extra cancers would occur. CT (computed tomography) scans have great medical benefits, but their increasing use since the 1980s has raised some concerns about possible cancer risks, particularly following exposures in childhood. Most previous studies have estimated...

2013-05-22 10:19:08

A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease. Researchers looked at a fairly common variant of the gene for mucin-5B, a protein that is a component of the mucous produced by the bronchial tubes. While this variant of the MUC5B gene is...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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