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Image: John Tomich and his research lab team at Kansas State University combined two related sequences of amino acids to form a very small, hollow nanocapsule similar to a bubble (Photo courtesy of Kansas State University).

Nontoxic Molecule Able to Store Radiation Securely

Microscopic “bubbles” have been found to be safe and effective storage lockers for harmful isotopes that emit ionizing radiation for treating tumors.   More...
16 Apr 2014

Imaging and Blood Test Work Together to Optimize Evaluation of Ovarian Cancer Risk

A new US Food and Drug Administration-cleared blood test that measures the levels of five proteins and then uses a proprietary algorithm and software to calculate a single risk score has been the topic of recent research comparing the test to two imaging modalities.  More...
15 Apr 2014
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Helium Ions May Provide Better-Targeted Treatment in Pediatric Radiotherapy

Scientists have for the first time been able to demonstrate that the use of helium ions in radiotherapy could deliver effective treatment to tumors while sparing healthy organs.   More...
14 Apr 2014

Shock-Absorbing “Goo” Discovered in Bone

A combination of imaging techniques and computational modeling reveals that much of the mineral from which bone is made consists of “goo” trapped between tiny crystals that provides a flexibility that stops bones from shattering.   More...
09 Apr 2014
Image: Monosodium urate deposits detected via DECT (Photo courtesy of the Mayo Clinic).

CT Scans Help Detect Gout When Aspirates Fail

A new study reveals that dual-energy computerized tomography scans can detect gout in one-third of patients whose aspirates tested negative for the disease.  More...
07 Apr 2014
Image: The FlowSens Syringe-Free CT Contrast Injection System (Photo courtesy of Medex).

Syringe-Free Hydraulic Injection System for CT Launched

A new contrast injection system delivers computerized tomography contrast injections without using any syringes, utilizing only soft bags.  More...
07 Apr 2014

Radiotherapy After Mastectomy Helpful to Women with Breast Cancer That Metastasized to Only a Few Lymph Nodes

Women whose breast cancer has metastasized to only a few lymph nodes under their arm are less likely to have a recurrence of their disease or to die from it if they have radiotherapy after mastectomy, according to new findings.   More...
03 Apr 2014

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