Diagnostic Imaging Vol 32 No 4

CT found effective for Dx lung collapse in women

April 29, 2010

Using high-resolution CT scans to screen for lymphangioleiomyomatosis is cost-effective in women between the ages of 25 and 54 who don’t smoke and come to the emergency room for the first time with a collapsed lung, according to University of Cincinnati researchers.

Modifying technique cuts radiation dose for CTA

April 29, 2010

Reduced or no “padding” during ECG-triggered coronary CT angiography results in a substantial reduction in radiation dose without affecting image quality and interpretability, according to a study in the April American Journal of Roentgenology.

MR finds contralateral breast cancer in elders

April 29, 2010

MRI detects breast cancer in the contralateral breast for postmenopausal women better than a clinical or mammographic examination, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the March/April The Breast Journal.

New US technique predicts chemotherapy response

April 29, 2010

A new ultrasound technique that measures cell death, tumor elastography, and vascular patterns can better predict how well cancer patients are responding to chemotherapy, Canadian researchers report.

Science, not politics should define imaging dose debate

April 29, 2010

When it comes to the sizzling hot topic of carcinogenesis and diagnostic radiation, it is crucial to differentiate hypothesis from scientific fact, maintain a sober mind, and separate science from politics and economics.