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03-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Upgraded implantation method hones epileptogenic zone targeting

Stereoelectroencephalography methodology is accurate for identification of brain regions that are susceptible to seizures and serves as a reliable presurgical evaluation of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.

03-03-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Dialysis lung imaging reveals congestion, prognosis

Lung ultrasound can be used to identify asymptomatic pulmonary congestion among end-stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis, study findings show.

27-02-2013 | Vascular medicine | Article

Relaxed approach advised to small abdominal aortic aneurysms

The interval between ultrasound surveillance scans of small abdominal aortic aneurysms could be substantially increased from current recommendations, suggest meta-analysis findings.

24-02-2013 | Cardiology | Article

CT angiography uncovers cardiovascular disease risk

Computed tomography angiography can warn of the likelihood for major adverse cardiovascular events in patients suspected of having coronary artery disease in the absence of medically modifiable risk factors, research shows.

20-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Optimal preoperative hallux valgus assessment unclear

Podiatrists lack guidance on the best way to use preoperative radiographs of hallux valgus, research suggests.

18-02-2013 | Radiology | Article

Optimal lung cancer screening nodule size questioned

Researchers challenge the definition of a positive result in first-round lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

10-02-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

MRI promising for noninvasive hepatic steatosis assessment

Magnetic resonance imaging allows accurate measurement of the extent and severity of hepatic steatosis in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, demonstrate the results of two studies published in



06-02-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Eletrocardiographic mapping nearing clinical utility

Electocardiographic mapping may offer a noninvasive and accurate alternative to a standard electrophysiologic study, say researchers.

06-02-2013 | Oncology | Article

Combination RT offers hope to late-stage esophageal cancer patients

Just over half of patients with advanced-stage esophageal cancer who are unsuitable for standard curative treatment survive for a year after receiving a combination of external beam radiotherapy and high-dose rate brachytherapy, report researchers.

04-02-2013 | Radiology | Article

CT cancer risk small compared with underlying morbidity

The mortality risk associated with the underlying reason for computed tomography imaging in young adults outweighs the risk for radiation-induced cancer, reassure US researchers.

04-02-2013 | Radiology | Article

‘Urgent need’ for primary care pneumonia diagnosis tools

While family doctors can exclude pneumonia with a high level of accuracy, they can only identify around a third of radiographically confirmed cases, research shows.

04-02-2013 | Radiology | Article

Seven factors rule out CT for children with abdominal injury

Research shows that children presenting with abdominal injury at an emergency department who lack seven key factors are extremely unlikely to have an injury requiring acute intervention and therefore do not require computed tomography scanning.

03-02-2013 | Surgery | Article

Delayed hematuria common after prostate brachytherapy

A significant proportion of patients with prostate cancer who are treated with brachytherapy develop gross hematuria years later, report researchers.

29-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

ALDH1 expression predicts outcome in node-negative rectal cancer

Expression of the cancer stem cell marker aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 is an independent predictor for poor prognosis in node-negative rectal cancer, researchers say.

27-01-2013 | Radiology | Article

European radiotherapy provision has ‘significant shortfalls’

A review published in

The Lancet Oncology

reveals significant shortfalls in radiotherapy equipment and manpower across Europe.

27-01-2013 | Immunology | Article

Quantitative MRIs evade multiple sclerosis clinicoradiologic paradox

Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging can detect microstructural changes in the spinal cords of patients with multiple sclerosis that correlate with observed differences in clinical disability, according to a cross-sectional study in Neurology.

21-01-2013 | Vascular medicine | Article

Ultrasound strategy excludes DVT in pregnant women

Serial compression ultrasonography with iliac vein visualization can reliably exclude deep vein thrombosis in symptomatic pregnant women, according to results from an 8-year prospective cohort study published in the

Canadian Medical Association Journal


20-01-2013 | Oncology | Article

MRI ‘good accuracy’ for detecting residual breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging is superior to mammography for the detection of residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, research confirms.

15-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

SPECT-CT improves preop foot diagnosis

Research demonstrates the usefulness of radionuclide bone scans with single photon-emission computed tomography and computed tomography for the assessment of patients awaiting foot or angle surgery.

14-01-2013 | Radiology | Article

Hearing loss with radiotherapy for head and neck tumors

Radiotherapy for head and neck tumors has permanent, progressive, and dose-dependent effects on patients’ hearing, report researchers.