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In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that smokers treated for breast cancer have a higher risk than non-smokers when it comes to developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy.

The world’s largest dose index is being put to work for the benefit of physicians and patients everywhere in the form of national dose guidelines for the most common CT exams preformed in the U.S.

A 3D printing lab in the radiology department can bring a wide range of benefits, including improved surgical preparation, trainee education and inter-departmental collaboration. While it requires a significant financial investment, Mayo Clinic Radiology Chair Kent R. Thielen, MD, believes that the perks far outweigh the price tag.

Whether we like it or not, the digital age is here. Smartphones are everywhere, the internet is king and social media is being used as a tool for ... well, just about everything imaginable. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, there’s a new way radiology is using the digital age to its advantage: educating patients through informative online videos. 

Health technology company Tempus is partnering with the University of Michigan’s cancer center to bring a new type of personalized treatment for cancer patients to the market.

 

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Non-invasive device improves cancer monitoring, diagnosis

Diagnosing and monitoring prostate cancer requires patients undergo invasive biopsies. Researchers from Washington State University are changing how physicians do such actions with the development of a new non-invasive, filter-like device. 

Increased risk of lung cancer, heart attack from radiotherapy for breast cancer patients who smoke

In a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers found that smokers treated for breast cancer have a higher risk than non-smokers when it comes to developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy.

Size-adjusted dose benchmarks: Is your facility in the danger zone?

The world’s largest dose index is being put to work for the benefit of physicians and patients everywhere in the form of national dose guidelines for the most common CT exams preformed in the U.S.

Nano MRI flips the switch to illuminate cancerous tissue

As technology continues to become smaller, faster and smarter, a group of South Korean researchers have developed a new MRI method that uses a new contrasting agent to produce focused images.

Columbus Regional Health installs new imaging system as part of expansion

With the expansion of a new emergency department, Columbus Regional Health has installed a new imaging system, DRX-Evolution Plus, to enhance productivity and speed.

US-Australian relationship will improve secure supply of important medical isotope

A Dallas-based company has plans to ensure a steady U.S. supply of the most commonly used medical radiotracer in the US, utilizing an expanded Australian reactor and an innovative supply chain.

Unlocking the potential of 3D printing in radiology

A 3D printing lab in the radiology department can bring a wide range of benefits, including improved surgical preparation, trainee education and inter-departmental collaboration. While it requires a significant financial investment, Mayo Clinic Radiology Chair Kent R. Thielen, MD, believes that the perks far outweigh the price tag.

Australian reactor ramps up production of crucial isotope

The recent closure of a Canadian reactor has threatened the supply chain security for molybdenum-99, prompting the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organization (ANSTO) in Sydney to drastically ramp up its production of the tracer beginning in 2017.

4 things to know about lifeIMAGE 5.0

lifeIMAGE 5.0, the electronic medical image sharing platform, received a comprehensive update that's available now for users.

Lights, camera, imaging! Online videos can have a big impact on radiology

Whether we like it or not, the digital age is here. Smartphones are everywhere, the internet is king and social media is being used as a tool for ... well, just about everything imaginable. According to a recent study published by the Journal of the American College of Radiology, there’s a new way radiology is using the digital age to its advantage: educating patients through informative online videos. 

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