Archive for the 'Radiology / Nuclear Medicine'

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook

Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure.

“Dense breasts” diagnosis varies widely among radiologists

The likelihood of a woman being told she has dense breasts varies substantially according to which radiologist interprets her mammogram.

Simulations deem new diagnostic imaging techniques to be safe

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood.

Radiation beams photographed in the human body through the Cherenkov effect

A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors "see" the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body.We don't have X-ray vision.

Preferred method identified to assess patient reactions to radiation therapy

The North Shore-LIJ Health System Department of Radiation Medicine presented a novel study to evaluate the reliability of different systems used by caregivers to assess toxicity for patients receiving radiation therapy. The study presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology in Atlanta, GA...