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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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Radiation for prostate cancer: Types and side effects

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.

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

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.