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Radiology may be divided into two different areas, diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology. Diagnostic radiology helps health care professionals see structures inside your body. Diagnostic radiology exams include CT scan, MRI, mammography, bone

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Newer radiation technique has fewer side effects than traditional techniques for recurrent head and neck cancer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When a patient's cancer comes back, he or she is often left with limited treatment options and higher odds of debilitating side effects.

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Whole brain radiotherapy offers little benefit to people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain, despite its widespread use

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Have the long-term effects been exaggerated?

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Atomic bombs dropped on Japan killed around 200,000 people in 1945. A new analysis investigates the 60-year health impact on survivors and their offspring.

Boron carrier for targeted tumour therapy

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a boron carrier for use in targeted radiation treatment for cancerous tumours.

Radical treatment and examination combined can halve mortality from prostate cancer

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Men with very high-risk prostate cancer, who are treated at hospitals with a high proportion of administered radical local treatment (radiotherapy or prostatectomy), only have half of the mortality...

UCLA researchers report high-dose radiation therapy as effective as surgery for aggressive prostate cancer

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The research provides convincing evidence that radiation-based treatments and surgery are equally effective for aggressive prostate cancer.

Apollo astronauts more prone to cardiovascular problems

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Apollo astronauts who flew in deep space are more likely to die of cardiovascular problems, possibly because of radiation exposure.

Combining ipilimumab with local treatments improved survival for patients with melanoma

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Among patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival...

Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased...

Radiologists do not face elevated risk of radiation-related mortality

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Radiologists who graduated from medical school after 1940 do not face an increased risk of dying from radiation-related causes like cancer, according to a new study appearing online in the journal...

"Dense breasts" diagnosis varies widely among radiologists

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The likelihood of a woman being told she has dense breasts varies substantially according to which radiologist interprets her mammogram.

Internal radiation therapy: Better response in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New analysis shows patients with metastatic colorectal cancer treated with radiation therapy show better response than those receiving chemotherapy alone.

Imaging technique could help focus breast cancer treatment

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Cancer Research UK scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a study published in Oncotarget.

CT follow-up sufficient for some lung nodules

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Methylene blue shows promise for improving short-term memory

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A single oral dose of methylene blue results in an increased MRI-based response in brain areas that control short-term memory and attention, according to a new study published online in the journal...

Healthcare providers do not fully understand cancer risk from CT scans

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Knowledge of radiation dose and associated risks varies among referring physicians, radiologists, and technicians, according to a new study in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

New radiotherapy regime for prostate cancer could save NHS tens of millions per year

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A shorter course of prostate cancer radiotherapy, involving fewer hospital visits and higher individual doses of radiotherapy, is as effective as the current standard treatment for both survival...

Ovarian cancer: New imaging technique helps surgeons remove more of tumor

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Near infrared fluorescence imaging helped surgeons remove 29 percent more malignant ovarian tumor tissue that would otherwise not have been detected.

Shorter radiation course recommended for early-stage breast cancer patients

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Early-stage breast cancer patients receiving a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction reported equivalent cosmetic, functional and pain outcomes over time...

Narrow wavelength of UV light safely kills drug-resistant bacteria

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists from the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria...

New approach to MRI links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The presence of high saturated fatty acids in breast tissue may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center...

Research reveals prostate cancer radiation treatment can be shortened by 50% with no loss of effectiveness

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A shorter 4-week radiation regimen is non-inferior to the standard 8-week regimen when it comes to prostate cancer treatment, an Ontario-led study has found.

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy improves survival for patients with rare brain tumour

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Giving chemotherapy after radiotherapy delays further growth of a rare type of brain tumour, increasing the number of patients alive at five years from 44 per cent to 56 per cent.

Twice a day radiotherapy halves treatment time and is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 17:00:00 PDT

Having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks - when combined with chemotherapy - is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer that hasn't spread.