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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Trauma CT Scan Volume Fluctuations from Pre-Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Times

Trauma CT Scan Volume Fluctuations from Pre-Pandemic to Post-Pandemic Times

  The volume of trauma CT scans fluctuated when compared to pre-COVID data, COVID-19 social-distancing orders, and the post-pandemic period — according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, in a study published online in Emergency Radiology. The study was led by radiologist Roozbeh Houshyar, MD, and his colleagues. They followed CT trauma volume…

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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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Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

Only 5.8% of People Eligible Receive Lung Cancer Screening

The American Lung Association’s 5th annual “State of Lung Cancer” revealed that only 5.8% of the Americans eligible for low-dose CT lung cancer screening had been screened. The US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines recommendations are: Have a 20-pack-year history (1 pack/day for 20 years, 2 packs/day for 10 years) Are a current smoker or…

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