A new way to access a woman’s fibroids to nonsurgically shrink noncancerous growths in the muscular wall of the uterus has been developed by interventional radiologists, according to a report published in the March issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
HEALTHeLINK, a health information exchange (HIE) serving western New York, announced that 10 percent of recently ordered CT scans could be unnecessary duplicate scans, according to the results of an 18-month study.
Medical costs were 22 percent higher for overweight patients who presented at an emergency department with chest complaints compared with normal weight patients, and 41 percent higher for morbidly obese patients, researchers reported online March 4 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The findings also hinted at possible unnecessary imaging in the morbidly obese.
Special attention to communicating radiation risk in an effective and balanced manner is particularly important in the pediatric setting, according to an article published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.