New CT Scan Can Diagnose Most Common Cause of High Blood Pressure

New CT Scan Can Diagnose Most Common Cause of High Blood Pressure

  A new way to diagnose primary aldosteronism (PA), probably the single-most common cause of hypertension, is on the horizon. PA is difficult to diagnose, and knowing which patients are most likely to benefit from surgery is challenging. 47% of Americans have hypertension, a risk factor for both heart attacks and strokes, contributing to the…

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Early Stage Lung Cancer Has 80% Survival Rate over 20 years

Early Stage Lung Cancer Has 80% Survival Rate over 20 years

  Results from a study of patients enrolled in the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP) were presented at the 2022 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The study was led by Claudia Henschke, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. She and her study members…

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UT Health San Antonio Offers New MS in Imaging Sciences

UT Health San Antonio Offers New MS in Imaging Sciences

The School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) recently announced its plan to introduce the first Master of Science in Imaging Sciences. The program offers training for imaging technologists in radiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). According to program director…

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FDA Approves GE’s DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

FDA Approves GE's DaTscan to Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies

GE Healthcare announced on November 3 that patients suspected of having Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) now have new FDA-approved imaging options to diagnose DLB definitely. This kind of dementia is sometimes called LBD or Lewy Body Dementia. GE’s DaTscan (ioflupane I 123) has been used to confirm a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in over…

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Hazardous Attitudes and their Role in Radiology Oncology

Hazardous Attitudes and their Role in Radiology Oncology

A recent study published in the November edition of Advanced in Radiation Oncology, the American Society of Radiation Oncology’s scientific journal, revealed lower levels of hazardous attitudes (HA) in radiology oncologists compared to neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. The study, led by Nadia Saeed, BA, and Adriana Blakaj, MD, PhD, both of Yale, adapted a method…

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