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Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk by Medline Plus Posted Tue 27 Nov 2012 9:00am Individual risk is small, but make sure test is necessary, expert says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer , CT Scans Read on »
High-Tech CT Scan May Get People With Chest Pain Home Faster by Medline Plus Posted Wed 25 Jul 2012 5:00pm But benefit for low-risk patients isn't clear as test increases cost and radiation exposure Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: CT Scans , Emergency Medical Services , Heart Attack Read on »
Chest Scans May Incidentally Help Spot Heart Disease Risk by Medline Plus Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:00am Radiologists reviewing CTs obtained for non-cardiac issues can assess heart health using same image By Alan Mozes Wednesday, September 29, 2010 WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Chest CT scans taken for routine diagnostic purposes -- even those not related to cardiovascular ... Read on »
CT scans increasing cancer risk by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Dec 2009 1:00pm Doses of radiation from commonly performed computed tomography (CT) scans vary widely, appear higher than generally believed and may contribute to an estimated tens of thousands of future cancer cases, according to two reports in the December 14/28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. CT scans have become ... Read on »
Diagnosing lung and chest conditions using Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 4:50am In this article, Dr Neal Navani, one of the leading practitioners offering endobronchial ultrasoundA diagnostic method in which very high frequency sound waves are passed into the body and the reflective echoes analysed to build a picture of the internal organs – or of the foetus ... Read on »
Chest scans may help monitor spr... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 6:24pm Chest scans may help monitor spread of head and neck cancer in high-risk patients 22 oct 2008--Among high-risk patients with head and neck cancer, chest computed tomography (CT) may help detect disease progression involving the lungs, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/A ... Read on »
Low-Dose CT Shows Clear Mortality Benefit for Lung Cancer Screening in Heavy Smokers by Cancer.gov Posted Tue 16 Nov 2010 12:00am This is the fifth article in a series of stories about new technology for cancer diagnosis or treatment. View a list of articles in this series. Low-Dose CT Shows Clear Mortality Benefit for Lung Cancer Screening in Heavy Smokers At a press conferen ... Read on »
CT Screening Significantly Reduces Lung Cancer Mortality by nih.gov Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 1:01pm A low-dose CT scan can detect lung cancers at relatively early stages and reduce deaths from lung cancer by as much as 20%, according to a new study. The trial was halted early because of the positive results. Lung cancer, which is mostly caused by cigarett ... Read on »
How much do they cost and what tests do you really need? by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 7:15pm An article in today’s CBS Moneywatch.com reviews diagnostics tests, their costs, purpose, concerns and if then test is worth getting.   If you are considering getting a non-emergency MRI, mammogram, CT scan, or nuclear scan, be sure to read this article.  If you want to learn more about prices for these diagnostic tests, you can search ... Read on »
NIH Getting Involved in Radiation Overdoses – Planned Requirement for a Audit Trail to Track Patient Radiation Doses and E by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 01 Feb 2010 11:48am As more reports on radiation overdose make it to the news, this appears to be an issue that needs some software attention, not only with the manufacturers but also a tracking system as a back up.  If it is missed at the hospital or facility level, a new data base complete with algorithmic formulas to create additional alerts could be available ... Read on »