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04-12-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

PET–CT linked to better management, lower mortality in NSCLC

Use of positron emission tomography–computed tomography before diagnosis is associated with increased receipt of stage-appropriate treatment and decreased mortality among veterans with non-small-cell lung cancer, research suggests.

02-05-2019 | Prostate cancer | News | Article

Single HDR brachytherapy treatment effective for low-risk prostate cancer

A single dose of high-dose rate brachytherapy prevents biochemical recurrence for at least 3 years in patients with low-risk prostate cancer, but is less effective among those with higher-risk disease, researchers report.

26-04-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

In other news: ESTRO 2018

This roundup of research presented at ESTRO 37 – the annual meeting of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, held in Barcelona, Spain – covers chemoradiotherapy in older non-small-cell lung cancer patients, predictors of mortality in radiotherapy-treated NSCLC patients, and ultra-hypofractionated radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

10-05-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

Videos could reduce anesthesia use during pediatric radiotherapy protocols

Children with cancer may not need to be given general anesthesia to keep them still during radiotherapy if they are allowed to watch movies of their choice during treatment.

11-11-2013 | Cardiology | Article

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed



F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography–computed tomography allows physicians to visualize high-risk or ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients with myocardial infarction or stable angina, research shows.

22-09-2013 | Respiratory | Article

Mild COPD phenotype discovery offers treatment hope

Research indicates that smokers with and without mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be classified into distinct phenotypes on the basis of computed tomography findings.

12-09-2013 | Mental health | Article

‘Risk circuits’ for schizophrenia refined

A study sheds further light on the brain circuits that may underlie risk for schizophrenia.

19-08-2013 | Mental health | Article

Gyrification unfolds psychosis treatment response

A study assessing cortical folding, or gyrification, offers a way to predict which patients with first-episode psychosis will respond to treatment with antipsychotics.

14-07-2013 | Radiology | Article

CT ‘adds nothing’ to stab wound decisions

Serial physical examination has more impact than computed tomography findings on therapy decisions in patients with abdominal stab wounds, shows a prospective analysis.

24-06-2013 | Mental health | Article

White matter changes a family affair in schizophrenia

Similar but attenuated loss of white matter integrity to that found in patients with schizophrenia can also be observed in their first-degree relatives, researchers report.

18-06-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Polyp growth identifies colorectal cancer

Monitoring colorectal polyp growth with computed tomography could help target treatment in patients undergoing routine colorectal cancer surveillance, research suggests.

17-06-2013 | Mental health | Article

Functional, structural brain changes dissociated in schizophrenia

Functional and anatomic changes affect separate parts of the brain in antipsychotic-naïve patients with first-episode schizophrenia, shows an imaging study.

17-06-2013 | Mental health | Article

Imaging data ‘clinically useful’ in bipolar diagnosis

Researchers have shown that a pattern recognition technique applied to brain imaging can help to diagnose bipolar disorder.

26-05-2013 | Oncology | Article

IMRT shows rapid uptake but fails to outperform CRT

Intensity-modulated radiotherapy is equivalent to conventional conformal radiotherapy in terms of morbidity and cancer control outcomes in the treatment of prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy, shows a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

16-05-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Post mortem MRI may reduce need for pediatric autopsy

Post mortem magnetic resonance imaging could be a feasible alternative to autopsy for determining cause of death in carefully selected fetuses, infants, and children, research indicates.

29-04-2013 | Neurology | Article

Gray matter atrophy underlies PD subtypes

Patients with the postural instability gait difficulty subtype of Parkinson’s disease have marked gray matter atrophy relative to those with the tremor dominant subtype, shows research.

29-04-2013 | Radiology | Article

New guidance on radioiodine therapy use after radiographic studies

Researchers have provided new evidence that could act as a guide for the use of radioiodine therapy after patients have undergone radiographic imaging studies that use iodine as a contrasting agent.

23-04-2013 | Stroke | Article

Directed training facilitates out-of-hours emergency brain scans

An intensive teaching session helps emergency department physicians to reliably interpret head computed tomography scans when a radiologist is not on duty, a study shows.

22-04-2013 | Radiology | Article

Radiotherapy improves QoL among elderly with bone metastases

Radiotherapy can significantly improve the quality of life of elderly individuals with cancer that has metastasized to the bone, show study results presented at the 2nd European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology Forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

21-04-2013 | Radiology | Article

Multiphasic multidetector CT aids renal cell carcinoma differentiation

Multiphasic multidetector computed tomography may help clinicians discriminate clear cell renal cell carcinoma from oncocytoma, papillary RCC, and chromophobe RCC, study findings suggest.