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A single 90-minute examination designed to assess chemotherapy-induced injuries of the brain, heart and joints among childhood cancer survivors has been proven feasible by a new study.

Starting annual screening mammography for breast cancer at age 40 helps detect a significant number of cancers, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

The annual frequency of never-smokers developing lung cancer in Britain has more than doubled over the last seven years, from 13 percent to 28 percent, according to a study set to run in the October edition of the European Journal of Cancer.

Rare but aggressive, cancers of the bile duct can be added to the list of carcinomas for which PET scanning with the radiotracer 18F-FDG adds diagnostic and/or prognostic value, according to the authors of a study running in the August edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Researchers at Japan’s National Defense Medical College have developed an ultrasound-equipped photoacoustic imaging (PAI) system that shows potential for imaging the angiogenesis, or formation of troublesome new blood vessels, in prostate cancer.

 

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PET/MR imaging protocol helps ID chemotherapy-induced damage in children

A single 90-minute examination designed to assess chemotherapy-induced injuries of the brain, heart and joints among childhood cancer survivors has been proven feasible by a new study.

New research shows benefits of beginning annual screening mammography at 40

Starting annual screening mammography for breast cancer at age 40 helps detect a significant number of cancers, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Nonsmoker lung cancer curiously on the rise in the UK

The annual frequency of never-smokers developing lung cancer in Britain has more than doubled over the last seven years, from 13 percent to 28 percent, according to a study set to run in the October edition of the European Journal of Cancer.

Nuke-med tracking aids management of advanced biliary tract cancer

Rare but aggressive, cancers of the bile duct can be added to the list of carcinomas for which PET scanning with the radiotracer 18F-FDG adds diagnostic and/or prognostic value, according to the authors of a study running in the August edition of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

Prostate cancer may face new foe in photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging

Researchers at Japan’s National Defense Medical College have developed an ultrasound-equipped photoacoustic imaging (PAI) system that shows potential for imaging the angiogenesis, or formation of troublesome new blood vessels, in prostate cancer.

CT colonography coverage hoists screening rates

Individuals who have insurance covering CT colonography are almost 50 percent more likely to get screened for colon cancer by either that option or colonoscopy—both of which can help prevent as well as detect cancer—than those who lack such coverage, according to a study published online July 11 in Radiology.

Brain ultrasound during tumor surgery matches pre-op MRI guidance and then some

Italian researchers have shown how surgeons resecting glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive brain tumors, can use contrast-enhanced ultrasound to guide their view of tumor location, morphologic features, margins and dimensions in real time and for the duration of the entire surgery.

MRI adds real value to prostate cancer diagnostics

Diagnostic prostate MRI can be a good tool for triaging biopsy candidates, as the one-two punch of that exam followed by MRI-guided biopsy of suspicious lesions has again proven not only clinically efficacious but also cost-effective when compared with transrectal ultrasound-guided biopsy. 

MRI guidance enables more comfortable prostate biopsy

Prostate biopsy via the perineum with local anesthetic and MRI targeting is feasible, tolerable and can be performed in ambulatory settings, according to a British study published online May 9 in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

Long look at lots of rad techs: No link between work-related radiation exposure and fatal brain tumors

After assessing several decades’ worth of survey data on more than 110,000 radiologic technologists, researchers have all but ruled out a dose-response association between cumulative protracted occupational radiation and death by brain tumor.  

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