X-Ray News

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1/23/2019
6/26/2018
2/5/2018
6/15/2017
Mission to Mars Would Double Astronauts' Cancer Risk

Deep space travel exposes cells to radiation and heavy ions, researchers say

5/16/2017
4/25/2017
Artificial Intelligence May Help Combat TB in Remote Regions

Machine diagnoses of deadly lung disease prove highly accurate in tests, study finds

8/29/2016
Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it

7/19/2016
Radiologists Don't Face Higher Risk of Radiation-Related Death: Study

Efforts to improve monitoring and protective equipment have paid off, experts say

5/16/2016
Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

And trying to get hospitals to reveal the price can be tricky, study authors say

4/13/2016
Lung Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Pneumonia in Kids: Study

Avoided radiation exposure of standard chest X-rays, and didn't miss any cases

1/14/2016
High Deductibles = Fewer Imaging Tests: Study

Insurance costs keep patients from seeking X-ray, CT or MRI scans, researchers report

12/10/2015
X-Rays May Miss Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

In people with hip pain, researchers found bone problem in fewer than one-quarter of images

9/3/2015
X-Rays, Other Scans Generally Safe in Pregnancy: Report

Researchers seek to reassure concerned mothers-to-be and their doctors

12/3/2014
Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

Limiting radiation, costs should be objectives, researcher says

9/24/2013
Little Benefit Seen in Repeat Bone-Density Testing

Older adults without osteoporosis could wait longer between screenings, study suggests

9/4/2013
More Evidence Backs Routine CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection

Yearly tests picked up malignant tumors sooner than X-rays, study found

9/4/2013
New Method Cuts Radiation During Pacemaker Procedure: Study

Electromagnetic tracking system reduces time that live X-rays are needed during device implantation

8/19/2013
Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

8/12/2013
Ruling Out Unneeded Ankle X-Rays for Kids

Applying simple rule for low-risk injuries helped ER docs cut use by 22 percent

8/7/2013
Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women: Experts

Cleanings, dental X-rays don't pose a hazard, medical group says

7/8/2013
Airport Scanners Pose Little Radiation Risk: Report

Travelers receive higher dose during flight itself, researchers say

6/10/2013
Cutting Unneeded CT Scans in Kids Could Lower Future Cancer Risk

Reducing radiation dosage would also help, study found

5/22/2013
CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms

But questions remain about widespread screening

4/15/2013
Adding Patient Photos to X-Rays May Cut Identification Errors

Doctors notice mismatched X-rays only 13 percent of the time without patient pictures, study finds

11/21/2012
Airport Security X-Rays May Damage Diabetes Devices

Experts warn of malfunction potential for insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors

10/2/2012
Study: Digital Beats Film Mammography at Spotting Breast Cancer

Dutch research finds digital screening better at detecting life-threatening tumors

9/7/2012
X-Rays May Up Breast Cancer Risk for Women With Certain Genes: Study

Chest radiation before age 30 might be a risk for those with BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

6/12/2012
Huge Rise in CT, MRI, Ultrasound Scan Use: Study

But it's not clear if they're needed or overused

5/9/2012
FDA Seeks Less Radiation for Kids Getting X-Rays, CT Scans

Manufacturers asked to take their safety into account with use of machines, design of new scanners

4/10/2012
Dental X-Rays May Be Linked to Benign Brain Tumors

Study found increased risk, but connection was not conclusive

4/4/2012
Physician Groups Call for Fewer Medical Tests

Many patients could safely avoid X-rays, MRIs, heart stress tests and other common procedures, docs say

11/2/2011
Modern Technology Reveals Clues From Egyptian Mummy

It was a child from a wealthy family who died young, researchers report

10/26/2011
X-Ray Screening Doesn't Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths: Study

Researchers found no reduction in mortality among those who got chest X-rays

9/8/2011
New X-Rays Offer Clues on Evolution of the Human Brain

Shape of ancient fossil consistent with gradual reorganization in frontal brain, researchers say

8/1/2011
For Many, Risks of Lung Biopsy May Outweigh Benefits: Study

Bleeding, collapsed lung are complications associated with the procedure, researchers say

5/10/2011
Heart Failure, Weak Bones Often Go Together, Study Finds

But the bone-thinning disease is frequently unrecognized, expert says

3/4/2011
Extra Tests Not a Deterrent to Experimental Cancer Therapy

Some patients in clinical trials willing to undergo up to 2 tumor biopsies per study, researchers find

2/24/2011
Many Dialysis Patients at Risk for High Radiation Exposure

Long-term use of scans for diagnosis, treatment raises cancer concerns, researchers say

2/15/2011
Fear of Lawsuits May Be Leading to Extra Medical Tests

'Defensive imaging' is wasting health-care resources, expert says

2/11/2011
Greater Caution Urged for X-Rays in Pregnancy, Infants

Possible increase in cancer risk in kids exposed before birth and up to 3 months of age, study finds

2/7/2011
Heart Scans May Raise Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Patients who had them were more likely to develop malignancies in chest, stomach area

1/31/2011
Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain

Expensive tests don't improve outcomes, have potential for harm, says physician group

1/4/2011
U.S. Kids Getting Lots of Radiation Scans, Study Finds

Experts say more X-rays, CT scans require greater effort to ensure safety

10/21/2010
Demand for Radiation Therapy Predicted to Exceed Supply

Need for treatment may be 10 times greater than increase in new radiation oncologists, affecting access

10/8/2010
3 or More X-Rays May Raise Leukemia Risk Among Kids: Study

But overall danger remains extremely low, researchers point out

7/19/2010
Parents Can Help Limit Kids' Exposure to Medical Imaging

Expert advises asking some questions before allowing X-rays or CT scans

6/22/2010
X-Ray Can Spot Gastric Band Slippage

As weight-loss surgeries increase, more of these emergencies will occur, researchers say

3/31/2010
FDA Hears Views on Risks of High Tech Scanners

Agency looking to increase safety of increasingly popular imaging procedures such as virtual colonoscopy

3/30/2010
Too Much Radiation? The FDA Wants to Know

Agency set to open two days of public comment on risks from scans

3/26/2010
MRI Beats X-Ray for Spotting Fractures in ER

Accurate diagnosis of hip, pelvic breaks cuts costs, speeds treatment, expert says