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A 'broader' look at cardiac CTA images often finds diseases/disorders beyond the heart

...this connection is certainly not well known in the radiology community, he said. ...

Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors

...cies, said Ronald J. Zagoria, M.D., a professor of radiology at Wake Forest Baptist, an associate in urologic surgery, and lead author on the study. The results a high cure rate and low complication rate establish that at institutions with experience doing this procedure, this is an alternative method for tr...

Speeding up CT scans with cellphone technology, ultrasound warning signal for breast cancer

...crease the medical physics education of diagnostic radiology residents....

Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

..., assistant adjunct professor in the department of radiology at the University of California San Francisco, and corresponding author for the study. Nicotine and alcohol may enhance each others rewarding properties; nicotine may decrease some of alcohols negative effects on cognition and motor incoordination; ...

Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue

...eness, said Steven Poplack, associate professor of radiology and OB/GYN at Dartmouth Medical School, and co-director for breast imaging/mammography at DHMC, and the lead author of the paper. Our results show the potential power of using a variety of imaging techniques to get the best possible view of whats goi...

Focused ultrasound relieves fibroid symptoms in women

...a M. Fennessy, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and staff radiologist at...aid co-author Clare M. Tempany, M.D., professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and director of Clinical Focused Ultrasound at Brigham and Womens Hospital...

'Star Trek'-type scanning may reveal genetic activity of tumors, Stanford study shows

...h team is reporting that by looking at images from radiology scans - such as the CT scans a cancer patient rout...ael Kuo, MD, assistant professor of interventional radiology at UCSD, who said their work will help doctors obtain the molecular details of a specific tumor or d...

Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary

... New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ. Senior radiology residents who attended a week-long New Jersey Medi...also asked them to cite the funding source for the radiology board examinations. Of the 176 questionnaires given, 175 responded. The AFIP course, including tui...

SNM's 54th Annual Meeting speakers address state of molecular imaging/nuclear medicine technologies

...ods. He is the Chancellors University Professor of radiology and radiological sciences and biomedical engineering and professor of physics, molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Gore is also the director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science, which is focused...

Lung cancer screening regimen provides opportunity for cure

...tor Claudia I. Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College and chief of the divisions of chest imaging and health care policy and technology assessment at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. Following the appropriate regimen also mark...

Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure

...ng to Lima, an associate professor of medicine and radiology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute, these early results add to other interesting findings from the so-called Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). The study, started in 2001, is monitoring its ethnical...

Contrast agent puts new light on diagnosing breast cancer

..., M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and radiology at Harvard Medical School, have developed a contrast agent that selectively targets and highlights malignant micro-calcifications in the breast, while ignoring similar micro-calcifications found in benign breast conditions. Details of the new techn...

MRI identifies 'hidden' fat that puts adolescents at risk for disease

...d researcher Marilyn J. Siegel, M.D., professor of radiology and pediatrics at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Results from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that an estimated 18.8 percent of children (ag...

Inadequate communication reduces benefits of mammogram screening for black women

...d by telephone interview, to results listed in the radiology record of 411 black women and 734 white women aged...o self-report results that matched the mammography radiology report. A second objective was to determine how the results of a screening mammogram affected the co...

MR angiography highly accurate in detecting blocked arteries

...ries," said Kambiz Nael, M.D., research fellow and radiology resident at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles. "MR angiography produced results comparable to the gold standard of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and multidetector computed tomography (CT) angiography. In addition, thi...

Repeat bone mineral density scans do not appear helpful for predicting fractures in most older women

...ry four months and fractures were verified through radiology reports and x-ray films. During the follow-up period, 877 women had a non-traumatic non-spine fracture, including 275 hip fractures, and 340 women developed a spine fracture. On average, the women's initial BMD measurements were low--compared to yo...

Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible

...lume," wrote the associate professor of diagnostic radiology and psychiatry at Yale University. Prof Mason believed this was a particularly valuable contribution of the study because "patients often become discouraged from the physical and cognitive difficulties of achieving and maintaining sobriety."...

Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients

...ing surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, radiology and pathology. Researchers looked at the records of 149 consecutive patients referred to the U-M Cancer Centers multidisciplinary breast tumor board for a second opinion. The patients had already been diagnosed with breast cancer after having under...

Telemedicine improves breast screenings for rural Indian reservations, U-M researchers find

... days," says Marilyn Roubidoux, M.D., professor of radiology at the U-M Medical School. Roubidoux will present the results of this pilot program at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. From March to July 2006, a mobile mammography unit owned by Indian Health Service visited seven...

Hormone replacement therapy may improve trip down memory lane

...M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and radiology at the U-M Medical School and associate research scientist at U-M's Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI). Zubieta notes that working memory that is, a limited-capacity storage system that allows the brain to actively maintain and ...

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