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A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems...In the study, these were not false-positives suspicious results that turn out upon further testing not
Undergoing a scan of one's intestines isn't a pleasant experience for patients with conditions like Crohn's disease, especially since it means downing a concoction made with barium. But a new study suggests there may be a more palatable alternative:
December 02, 2013) Using ultrasound as the first diagnostic imaging technique to detect appendicitis in children produces comparable outcomes to using computed tomography (CT) scans and does not increase hospital length of stay, according to research
Featured Video Close More Video A 28-year-old Toronto woman has died less than four months after learning that she had cancer and that her diagnosis and treatment had been delayed because of an alleged hospital error. Houda Rafle passed away early
Dr. Raja Flores As the chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai, Dr. Raja Flores performs 300 to 400 lung cancer surgeries a year. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in this country, responsible for the death of more than 158,000 Americans in
The program is guided by criteria from the National Lung Screening Trial and recommendations by the American Lung Association. Through the screening program, low-dose CT scans will be recommended for people who meet a series of criteria, based
Work (Infographic) ] Visualizing rocks, in space A former petroleum geologist, Hasiuk sees 3D printing as a new way to visualize pore spaces in rocks the tiny voids where oil, gas and fluids hide. Franek Hasiuk, a geologist at Iowa State University "
Can you solve a medical mystery involving a previously healthy 47-year-old woman who for the past two years has had episodes of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting so severe she has needed to be hospitalized? The Diagnosis column of The New York
Guam Memorial Hospital's CT scan machine has broken down and will remain inoperable for at least a week. The CT, or computed tomography, scan machine is a specialized X-ray machine typically used to examine patients for internal injuries and diseases.
Some experts even contend that major reforms of our malpractice system could go a long way towards controlling spiraling healthcare costs . On the other hand, if you ask physicians whether they ever order unnecessary tests for their patients, I