PET vs CT scan

Positron emission tomography(PET)is a nuclear imaging technique that uses radioactive tracers that are ingested or injected and then absorbed by body tissue. A scan will show areas of greater absorption (where more chemical activity is occurring in the body), which may indicate disease. PET scans can provide details about how well blood or oxygen travels…

American Lung Association Screening

Data show that screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) reduces the risk of dying from lung cancer in the high-risk population studied. Other screening tests such as chest X-rays and sputum cytology have not been found to be effective and are not recommended for screening. What Is a CT Scan? Computed tomography,…

CTCoronavirus

Patients who test positive for pneumonia associated with the coronavirus largely share several findings visible on CT scans. Knowing what symptoms will likely appear on these images can help providers recognize which individuals will need targeted treatment. Together, radiology researchers from the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor…

New medical imaging allows better treatment and diagnoses of prostate cancer

The interview with Dr. Aoun originally appeared on OncLive, the official site of the Oncology Specialty Group, which publishes OncologyLive, Urologists in Cancer Care, and Oncology Nursing News. Novel next-generation imaging modalities have greater visibility than conventional imaging tools, leading to higher detection rates and earlier treatment of early recurrences and metastatic disease among men…

Kentucky sees increasse in lung cancer cases

According to the CDC, Kentucky ranks first in the nation for lung cancer deaths. Border states Ohio and Indiana are ranked at numbers 11 and five. Kentucky’s lung cancer incidence rate was 92.6 out of 100,000 people. The national rate is 59.6 In November 2019, the American Lung Association reported Kentucky has the highest rates…

PET scans are used to treat and diagnose caner, brain, and heart conditions.

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that helps reveal how your tissues and organs are functioning. These scans use radiation and a radioactive tracer drug that shows activity. PET scans sometimes detect disease before it shows up on other imaging tests and is most commonly used in cancer treatment, neurology, and…

X-Ray, MRI, or CT Scan?

Every patient and every injury is different. Many factors such as the how the injury occurred,  extent of damage, health of the patient, and condition of the effected area are all considered during treatment. Your doctor will be able to recommend a treatment plan and can decide how to view your injury either with an…

New AI software shows promise in diagnosing breast cancer along with ultrasound and CT scan.

A test conducted by a New York-based radiology group found artificial intelligence used in breast ultrasound examinations provides evidence that the software helps in cancer detection when using ultrasound and CT scans. The tests took place over 18 months and included input from nine specialist and utilized AI software from Koios Medical. Koios DS Breast…

Radiation Doses for Lung Cancer Screenings Vary

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that many facilities exceed the recommended radiation dose when performing CT scans for lung cancer. The study also found that facilities following protocols set by a radiologist or an internal medical physicist contained lower doses. “If CT scans are performed with higher radiation dose than recommended, this…

Every year, over 3 million people are diagnosed with nasal polyps. These polys develop in the nasal passages and sinuses and cause postnasal drip, persistent runny nose and stuffiness, and facial pain. While not usually harmful, nasal polyps cause annoying symptoms and sometimes require surgery. Even after surgery, these polyps may return. A study conducted…

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