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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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Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Some people may be concerned about the drawbacks to a prostate biopsy. We look at three alternative options that could help diagnose prostate cancer.



Cancer: Existing drug may prevent treatment-induced infertility

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that a drug once tested as an anti-cancer treatment may actually help to prevent female infertility caused by cancer radiotherapy.



Breast ultrasound: Why it is done and what to expect

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

What is a breast ultrasound and why is a breast ultrasound performed? Learn about what should be expected and how to prepare for the test.



McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about the McDonald criteria. What is dissemination in space, what is dissemination in time, and what additional data are used for diagnosis?



Targeted radiotherapy limits side effects of breast cancer treatment

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PST

Breast cancer patients who have radiotherapy targeted at the original tumour site experience fewer side effects five years after treatment than those who have whole breast radiotherapy, and their...



Breast cancer patients can use antiperspirants during radiotherapy

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women undergoing daily radiation therapy for breast cancer are commonly told they should not use antiperspirant for fear that it could cause greater radiation damage to the skin, but a new study from...



Anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent inhibits glioblastoma growth and radiation resistance

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Glioblastoma is a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates, even after treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.



Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study investigates the impact of social interaction on the effectiveness of chemotherapy and the patients' chances of survival.



Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers launched a first of its kind study comparing the long-term benefits of radiation therapy in women with breast cancer either before surgery (neoadjuvant) or after...



Low doses of radiation could harm cardiovascular health, study suggests

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Ionizing radiation, such as x-rays, has a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system even at doses equivalent to recurrent CT imaging, a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation...



AI analyses X-rays as well as doctors

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many jobs, medical and otherwise, might one day be performed using artificial intelligence.



Colorectal cancer: Adding SIRT to chemotherapy boosts survival

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

For patients with advanced colorectal cancer, new research suggests that adding selective internal radiation therapy to chemotherapy may prolong survival.



MRI without contrast agents? Yes, with sugar!

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast agents are used to enhance the imaging of tissue structures.



Patient mortality could be predicted through computer analysis of organs

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

The 5-year mortality risk of patients with severe illness may one day be predicted through computer analysis of CT scans, say researchers.



Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:00:00 PST

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate cancer. In this article, learn about the types of radiation therapy, as well as the risks involved.



Ankylosing spondylitis: Tests, diagnosis, and treatment

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at the questions and tests used to diagnose ankylosing spondylitis, which causes chronic pain in the lower back and buttocks.



Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

X-rays and imaging techniques are essential for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the back and sacroiliac joints.



Study suggests a role for radiotherapy for extending the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patients with early stage pancreatic cancer could be given longer to live if they receive radiotherapy at a high enough dose, according to research presented at the ESTRO 36 conference.



Study reveals low adoption of advice to reduce nuclear cardiology radiation exposure

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

A study in 65 countries has revealed low adoption of International Atomic Energy Agency recommendations to reduce nuclear cardiology radiation exposure.



Stereotactic radiation highly effective for kidney cancer

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Kidney cancer patients may soon have an alternative to traditional treatments, new research at UT Southwestern Medical Center's Kidney Cancer Program of the Harold C.



Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.



Barium swallow: What to expect and side effects

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PST

Barium is a white liquid used to coat the organs of the digestive system during an X-ray. Learn about the procedure in this article.



Robot radiology: Low-cost AI could screen for cervical cancer better than humans

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PST

Artificial intelligence - commonly known as A.I. - is already exceeding human abilities. Self-driving cars use A.I. to perform some tasks more safely than people. E-commerce companies use A.I.



Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PST

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 PST

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...