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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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What is an iodine intolerance?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Iodine is essential for thyroid function but can cause an adverse reaction in some people. It is not a true allergy but rather an intolerance. Certain disinfectants or X-ray contrast material can trigger a reaction. Although shellfish may contain iodine, shellfish allergies are not related to iodine sensitivity.



Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PDT

Very high levels of exposure to the type of radiation given out by cell phones resulted in tumors in heart tissue of male rats but not female rats or mice.



How blueberries help to kill cancer cells

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries.



What you should know about the HIDA scan

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PDT

The HIDA scan is used to view the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and small intestine. Included are details on side effects and why it is done.



Electric field therapy boosts survival from deadly brain tumor

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer with poor outcomes. But the final results of a phase III trial reveal that a novel treatment could increase survival.



Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a 10-minute, CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency technique alleviated chronic back pain for more than 80 percent of study subjects.



Radiotherapy-resistant tumors could be defeated with experimental drugs

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Drugs that block an immune system mechanism involving the STING pathway may offer a way to overcome radiotherapy resistance in tumors, says new study.



Are there any alternatives to a prostate biopsy?

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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: Uses and what to expect

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Ultrasound has many uses, including screening for breast health. It can detect early-stage breast changes and it does not emit radiation. It may also be useful in confirming or clarifying the results of other tests, such as a mammogram. Find out how to prepare for the scan, and what the results might mean.



McDonald criteria: MS diagnosis guidelines

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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: What does it involve?

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Radiation therapy is a common treatment for prostate and other types of cancer. It can be used to remove the cancer, or alongside other treatments, such as surgery, to reduce or control it. It may be applied internally or externally, and it can target the whole body or only one area. Adverse effects are common.



Diagnosis and treatment for ankylosing spondylitis

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Ankylosing spondylitis is a kind of arthritis. It causes chronic pain in the lower back and buttocks. It is a progressive condition that cannot be cured, but symptoms can be relieved with treatment, including medication and exercise. This article includes some questions a doctor might ask to help make a diagnosis.



Ankylosing spondylitis: X-ray and imaging techniques

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

X-rays and imaging techniques are essential for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an inflammatory condition that affects the back and sacroiliac joints. X-rays are used to diagnose and monitor the condition. Other options include CT, MRI, and ultrasound. Find out more about the diagnosis of AS.



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

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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.