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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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Multiple Sclerosis and Radiology: What Tests Are Used to Make a Diagnosis?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

What is the role of radiology in a multiple sclerosis diagnosis and what tests may aid a diagnosis? What do radiology test results mean?

Reducing the radioresistance of cancer

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Most people recognize that many forms of cancer are treated with radiation therapy. However, some may not realize that there are cancer cells with the ability to survive this type of treatment.

Suppressing a DNA-repairing protein in brain could be key to treating aggressive tumours

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Targeting a specific DNA-repairing protein in the brain could be an effective way to treat the most aggressive type of brain tumour, a study suggests.

Tomosynthesis: What You Need to Know About This Breast Screening Method

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Tomosynthesis is a new method of breast screening that appears to be more reliable than a regular mammogram. It provides a 3-D image of the breasts.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure.

International team decodes cellular death signals

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A multidisciplinary international team of scientists solved the mystery of a recently discovered type of controlled cell death, mapping the path to potential therapies for conditions ranging from...

Microscopic sensor for more precise radiology treatments

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A team of Norwegian, French and Australian researchers is the first in the world to succeed in quantifying the effects of radiation on individual cancer cells.

Suppressing protein alleviates radiation-induced bone loss in animal model

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Penn study shows how to protect bone-forming cells, with implications for reducing osteoporosis caused by cancer therapy.

Alzheimer's disease: New imaging compound may improve earlier diagnosis

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:00:00 PST

New compound that better identifies amyloid clumps could be used in PET scans to detect early brain changes and track treatment in Alzheimer's disease.

Topical therapy for radiation-induced skin damage shows promising results

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

A team of University of Pittsburgh researchers has demonstrated that a newly developed topical therapy applied before or after radiation exposure prevents skin damage in both animal and human...

Concern that radiation may contribute to development of Alzheimer's

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:00:00 PST

More humans than ever are exposed to higher levels of ionizing radiation from medical equipment, airplanes, etc.

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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.