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4 years 4 months ago

Digital mammography cuts radiation exposure

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography. A digital mammography imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography. Both methods are similar --...

4 years 9 months ago

Study: Digital mammography uses less radiation

Radiation exposure from digital mammography appears to be much lower than conventional film mammography. The latest digital mammographic imaging screening trial examined data from about 5,000 women. Researchers say the radiation dose from digital imaging was about 22-percent lower, on average, than film mammography. Both methods are similar...

4 years 9 months ago

Lung scans, blood tests detect lung cancer

Lung scans for cancer have a high incidence of false positives. New research indicates that specialized blood tests should be performed in conjunction with the scans to prevent expensive testing and undue stress on the part of the patient. UCLA researchers have created a blood test that looks for 40...

4 years 10 months ago

Choose your CT scan facility carefully

Undergoing a routine c-t scan could be anything but -- a new study finds the amount of radiation administered varies dramatically. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco estimated the radiation exposure linked to eleven common CT procedures. They found radiation doses were higher than expected -- in...

4 years 11 months ago

MRIs vital to sports stars

Have you ever noticed that MRIs are the go-to test for multi-million dollar per-year sports stars? Just this week, The San Antonio Spurs used an MRI to confirm that Tim Duncan's swollen left ankle had no structural damage. In fact, stadiums and arenas have MRI machines right in the...

4 years 11 months ago

Understanding MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. The images can...

5 years 2 days ago

MRI proof: Web surfing increases brain activity

Surfing the internet could provide the brain boost elderly adults are seeking. Researchers at UCLA studied 24 older adults who didn't have dementia. Half regularly used the internet, the other half had very little experience. All the participants performed internet searches for an hour each day, for seven days....

5 years 1 month ago

Dopamine seen as root of ADHD

Researchers using brain scans believe they've found the root of ADHD. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder is one of the most prevalent mental disorders in children and teens - but it can also persist long past adolescence. It can impair a person's ability to pay attention, complete tasks and be productive....

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