People at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease exhibit a specific structural change in the brain that can be visualized by MRI, a study by neuroscientists at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center finds. The results may help identify those who would most benefit from early intervention.
The use of ultrasound needle guidance improves the performance, outcomes, and cost-effectiveness of knee injections in people with osteoarthritis, according to research presented last week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta.
The National Cancer Institute released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial showing lung cancer screening with low-dose CT reduced mortality by 20% when compared to standard chest x-rays.
Researchers in the radiation oncology department at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have received a $14 million grant to develop countermeasures that will help treat damage caused by radiological or nuclear threats such as a dirty bomb attack.
From 1998 to 2007, the use of CT or MRI scans in emergency departments for injury-related conditions increased about three-fold without a similar increase in the prevalence of the diagnosis of certain life-threatening trauma-related conditions, according to a study in the October 6 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
NYU will hold its first annual Dual-Energy CT Symposium Oct. 9-10 in New York City. The program is designed for radiologists who have or are considering acquiring a dual-energy scanner, research scientists who are looking to understand current uses of dual-energy CT to stimulate development of translational research projects, and technologists who need a basis in dual-energy terminology and concepts.