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NIH Study Finds Childhood CT Scans Linked to Leukemia and Brain Cancer Later in Life

Children and young adults scanned multiple times by computed tomography (CT), a commonly used diagnostic tool, have a small increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors in the decade following their first scan. These findings are from a study of more than 175,000 children and young adults that...

Published on 12 June 2012, 05:14

iPhone the Body Electric

U of Utah iPhone 'Apps' Visualize Human Anatomy.Oct. 8, 2009 - University of Utah researchers created new iPhone programs - known as applications or "apps" - to help scientists, students, doctors and patients study the human body, evaluate medical problems and analyze other...

Published on 8 October 2009, 14:32

Long-Term Study Results Validate Efficacy of CT Scans for Chest Pain Diagnosis

Penn Study Shows No Patients Had Heart Attacks a Year After Negative CT Angiography.NEW ORLEANS – The first long-term study following a large number of chest pain patients who are screened with coronary computerized tomographic angiography (CTA) confirms that the test is a safe,...

Published on 18 May 2009, 09:15

Studies Show LAM Patients Participate in Clinical Trials to Help Others, Not Themselves

CINCINNATI—Two recent studies by researchers at the University of Cincinnati bring to light interesting findings about the diagnosis of the rare lung disease Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ( LAM) and the reasons LAM patients participate in research studies.Brent Kinder, MD, Frank McCormack, MD,...

Published on 14 May 2009, 11:19

Doctors Should Minimize Scans That Expose Young Patients to Radiation

From The 2009 Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies, MAY 2-5, Baltimore- Children with traumatic injuries get relatively high doses of radiation from imaging tests like CT scans and X-rays during evaluation in the emergency room and in the hospital, according to research from the...

Published on 5 May 2009, 03:13