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Image: Child Life Specialist Amy Kennedy helps a patient prepare for RT (Photo courtesy of St. Jude Children\'s Research Hospital).

Play-Based Preparation Helps Children Undergoing Radiation Therapy

Support interventions by child life specialists decrease sedation use and costs associated with radiation therapy (RT) for brain cancer, according to a new study. More...
26 May 2016
Image: A woman undergoing a mammogram (Photo courtesy of the FDA).

Poor Positioning Responsible for Most Mammogram Deficiencies

A new report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, Silver Spring, MD, USA) suggests that proper patient positioning remains one of the most important aspects of high-quality mammography imaging. More...
26 May 2016

Study Shows Safety and Efficacy of Imaging Technique for Neuroendocrine Tumors

The results of a new study have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Ga-68 DOTATATE PET/CT scans, compared to In-111 pentetreotide scans, the current US imaging standard for the detection Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETS). More...
25 May 2016
Image: A patient undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer (Photo courtesy of Umeå University).

Study Shows Radiotherapy Reduces Risk of Death from Prostate Cancer by Half

A longitudinal Nordic study has shown that a combination of pill-based hormone therapy and local radiotherapy can halve the risk of death from prostate cancer 15 years after diagnosis. More...
24 May 2016
Image: Breast cancer patients that can hold their breath over five minutes allow targeted radiotherapy to be administered with just one dose in each daily session (Photo courtesy of the University of Birmingham).

Longer Breath-Holds Allow Targeted Radiotherapy in a Single Session

Researchers in the UK have demonstrated that by training breast cancer patients to hold their breath for over five minutes, targeted radiotherapy can be administered in one single dose in a daily session. More...
24 May 2016
Image: The Aquilion ONE Premium CT scanner (Photo courtesy of Toshiba Medical Systems).

Redesigned CT Scanner to Provide Improved Image Quality and Lower Dose

A new flagship CT scanner from one of the leading global medical imaging equipment manufacturers, boasts improved X-ray detector functionality, a flared gantry, and a 30 degrees bi-directional tilt to reduce radiation exposure to sensitive organs. More...
18 May 2016
Image: The IQon Spectral CT scanner can provide diagnostic data in one low-dose scan (Photo courtesy of Philips Healthcare).

First Installation of New Spectral Detector-Based CT System

A leading Imaging equipment manufacturer has announced the first installation of its spectral Computed Tomography (CT) system at a leading university medical center in the Netherlands. More...
17 May 2016

The MedImaging Radiology channel covers fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computerized tomography, mammography, interventional radiology, and other medical uses of X-ray imaging as well as related instrumentation, trends and safety issues.
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