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CT Lung Cancer Screening Benefits Outweigh Overdiagnosis Risks
Low-dose CT screening for lung cancer reduces lung cancer deaths, a benefit that outweighs the risk of overdiagnosis.
Reimbursement Confidence Low Among Imaging Managers
Reimbursement concerns continue to plague medical imaging managers, according to the latest MICI report.
Frequent Screening Mammos Detect Cancer Before Lymph Node Involvement
CHICAGO — Screening mammograms done every year have a higher chance of detecting breast cancer before it spreads to the lymph nodes than do less frequent exams.
Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Reduces False Positives
CHICAGO — More breast cancer detection, fewer false positives with digital tomosynthesis.
CT Angiography Shows Heart Disease Similar in Men and Women
CHICAGO — Coronary CT angiography reveals similarities between coronary disease and cardiovascular risk among both men and women.
Changes in Breast Density May Predict Cancer Risk for Younger Women
CHICAGO — Establishing early breast density through full-digital mammography may predict breast cancer among younger women.
Ultrasound Comparable to CT for Pediatric Appendicitis
Using ultrasound as first-line imaging for suspected pediatric appendicitis limits radiation exposure to patients without compromising diagnosis and patient outcome.
Specialized MRI Shows Long-Term Brain Effects of Blast Injuries
CHICAGO — Diffuse tensor imaging may help clinicians differentiate between mild traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
MRI Detects Low Brain Iron Levels in Medication-Naive ADHD Patients
CHICAGO — Magnetic field correlation, a newer type of MRI, can detect low levels of iron in the brains of children and adolescents with ADHD who are ADHD medication-naive.
MRI Detects Altered Heart Function After Energy Drink Consumption
CHICAGO — Magnetic resonance images can detect significant strain on the heart following consumption of energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine.