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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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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Imaging Can Help Emergency Room Radiologists Detect Signs of Elder Abuse

Imaging Can Help Emergency Room Radiologists Detect Signs of Elder Abuse

Emergency room radiologists can be the missing link when it comes to identifying elder abuse — especially if they are skilled in detecting “mechanism mismatch.” Dr. Mihan Lee, PhD, corresponding author, and his colleagues from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City report, “The radiographic finding of a ‘mechanism mismatch,’ that is, an injury or…

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