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  • 12.13.11

    MRI can change diagnoses, care management of knee disorders

    AuntMinnie | Wayne Forrest

    The use of MRI for knee disorders can improve diagnostic confidence, and it frequently changes clinical diagnosis and patient care management.

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  • 12.12.11

    Imaging device tells breast surgeons if they’ve left any tumor behind

    Reuters | Fran Lowry

    A new ultrasound device helps improve surgeons’ ability to complete a lumpectomy in one procedure.

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  • 12.8.11

    Dose tracking calls for collaboration, technology

    AuntMinnie | Eric Barnes

    Experts from around the world convened in Washington, DC, today for a two-day symposium on finding better ways to track and utilize medical radiation dose.

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  • 12.7.11

    Mammograms Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality Risk By Half: Study

    Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson

    Regular mammography screening may reduce women’s risk of dying from breast cancer by half, according to a new study from the Netherlands. The decrease was even more pronounced among women ages 70 to 75.

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  • 12.6.11

    Targeted Drugs, Lung CT Screening Top Cancer Advances in 2011

    USA Today | Steven Reinberg

    As the war against cancer continues, a group representing U.S. oncologists has picked its “Top Five” list of advances in cancer care for 2011. Leading the list are approvals for a bevy of new, targeted drugs for tough-to-treat malignancies, plus promising results suggesting CT chest scans may be an early-detection screen for lung cancer.

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  • 12.4.11

    Lung cancer scans will save lives

    The Richmond Times Dispatch | Linda Forem

    More people die of lung cancer each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Of those newly diagnosed, 60 percent are currently not smokers — either they never smoked, or they have quit. And, most alarming, only 15 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer today will survive five years. The tide can turn, because there is now hope for early detection of lung cancer. That hope is a low-dose CT scan that has been proven to save lives by finding cancerous nodules in the lungs of high-risk patients at Stage I — when surgery is an option. Why should lung cancer be treated any differently than breast, colon or prostate cancers?

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  • 12.2.11

    New Scan Detects Breast Cancer In Seconds Using Anti-Landmine Technology

    Huffington Post | Georgia James

    British scientists have developed a revolutionary breast-screening system that uses anti-landmine technology to detect cancer in seconds. The radio-wave scanner is safer, cheaper and less painful than traditional mammogram X-rays, and unlike the current system, can be used on women of all ages.

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  • 11.30.11

    Study shows advanced imaging growth coming to an end

    AuntMinnie | Kate Madden Yee

    The rapid rise in the early 2000s of utilization of advanced imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and nuclear medicine has come to an end, according to researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

  • 11.16.11

    From the readers: Cuts to Medicare come at too high a cost Read more:

    With so many other possible sources of deficit reduction and revenue generation to tap into, there is no reason for the Supercommittee to even consider, let alone target, the health care of Medicare beneficiaries for inclusion in their final deficit-reduction solution. Not only would such actions actually cost us money in the long run, given the increased health costs that would come with treating the advanced diseases that could have been prevented, but it would reflect poorly on our nation to treat the wellness of our most vulnerable citizens so cavalierly.

  • 11.1.11

    Lung cancer targets more than just smokers

    USA Today | Laura Unger

    While at home recovering from chemotherapy for lung cancer, Debbie Best learned in May that her husband, Ray, had the same disease — even though neither had ever smoked. Doctors say the chances of two nonsmokers in the same family developing lung cancer are about one in 10,000, and they aren’t sure what caused it.

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