An assistant professor for radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston was arrested in July as part of an undercover ‘sting’ aimed at nabbing sexual predators online, according to KPRC Click2Houston.
A new study found that chronic kidney disease patients who received IV contrast-enhanced imaging faced no more risk of developing contrast-induced nephropathy than those who did not receive contrast material.
Physicians who used ultrasound to guide the placement of intravenous (IV) lines in young patients had better first-attempt success rates than those who used traditional methods, according to a study published in the July issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Radiological scans showing cancer are falling by the wayside at National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, with some going unread for up to six weeks because of a pension dispute between doctors and England’s public health arm.
"It's important to quantify exposure to ionizing radiation because it can cause cancer and birth defects and should be kept to a minimum, especially during pregnancy," said co-lead author Marilyn L. Kwan, PhD.