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Most Parents Underestimate Potential Risk of CT Scans
Parents may be underestimate the small increased cancer risk associated with their child undergoing a CT scan.
Related article: CT-related cancer risk among children can be lowered.
Low-dose CT for Lung Cancer Screening Should Be Expanded
CHICAGO — Widespread adoption of low-dose CT for lung screening may be more effective at catching early-stage lung cancer.
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.
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.
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.
Standardized CT Procedure Names Coming Soon
The RNSA and the Regenstreif Institute are working together to unify CT procedure names, many of which differ Radlex and LOINC terminology.
Pediatric CT Dose Lower at Dedicated Children’s Hospitals
Children who underwent CT scans to evaluate for appendicitis at a dedicated children’s hospital were exposed to far less radiation.
Noncathartic CT Colonography Detects Adenomas
CT colonographies that do not require bowel cleansing are almost as effective as traditional colonoscopies and may increase patient compliance for screening.
Podcast: A Conversation about Lowering Radiation Dose
Diagnostic Imaging spoke with Dr. Johnsey Leef III, a radiologist with Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, WV, about how the industry is responding to the call for lower dose imaging and what his department is doing to address the issue.