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New appropriateness criteria created to get patients more involved in their own care have been released today, online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Five years ago the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) advised clinicians not to order advanced imaging or tumor marker tests for survivors of early-stage breast cancer. Yet the exam orders keep coming.

Reviewing brain MRI of close to 4,000 children as part of an ongoing population-based study, European neuroradiologists and neuroscientists discovered at least one incidental finding in more than one-quarter of the cohort.

The National Academy of Medicine announced Monday, Oct. 17, that it elected 80 new members, including Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD, a professor of radiation oncology at Emory University in Atlanta. 

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.

 

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