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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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Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.

Melatonin may protect the small intestine from oral radiation treatment in rats

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Gut toxicity can limit the use of radiotherapy in cancer patients.Oral melatonin can protect the small intestine in rats subjected to radiotherapy of the tongue, according to a study published...

Psoriatic arthritis radiology: Imaging tests for diagnosis

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is psoriatic arthritis and what types of radiology may be used to make a diagnosis? What other tests may be available and who should get checked?

Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...

Prostate cancer trial shows treating with precision radiotherapy cuts course of treatment by 50 percent

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.

Minimally invasive, less expensive treatment for uterine fibroids underutilized

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

National study suggests many women are not aware of benefits of uterine fibroid embolization.

Rosalind Franklin: Navigating workplace politics to gain recognition in science

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Rosalind Franklin is best known for her contribution to unraveling the structure of DNA. We look at the workplace challenges she faced to reach this feat.

As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young.

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

Brain Tumor: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the different types of brain tumor and associated risk factors. What different treatment options are available?

Adjuvant Therapy: What You Need to Know

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is adjuvant therapy, what are the different types of adjuvant therapy available, and who is adjuvant therapy for? Are there any alternatives?

Dawson's Finger and Multiple Sclerosis: What's the Connection?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is Dawson’s finger? Learn about how Dawson's fingers can help with the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and other brain disorders.

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

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.