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27
Jun

New CT scan method lowers radiation exposure

The technique, demonstrated on a small sample in a micro CT scanner, could potentially be adapted for medical scanners and used to reduce the amount of radiation millions of people are exposed to each year. A computerised tomography (CT) scan is a form of X-ray that creates very accurate cross-sectional views of the inside of...

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09
Jan

More men with low-risk prostate cancer are choosing active surveillance

Traditionally, men with low-risk prostate cancer had undergone radical prostatectomy or radiation, but many are now opting for a more conservative active surveillance approach. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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20
Sep

CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds

A new study has found wide variation in radiation dose levels used for CT scans, potentially exposing patients to unnecessary radiation. | AuntMinnie.com | By Philip Ward, staff writer

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17
May

Deep learning improves tumor contouring, may help patients with head and neck cancer

An AI tool improved the primary gross tumor contouring accuracy in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), according to a March 26 study published in Radiology. The method may help treat patients with the rare form of cancer. Health Imaging | Matt O'Connor | Artificial Intelligence

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23
Mar

Radiation Oncology Health Program Grant (ROHPG) Update

Radiotherapy is one of the main treatment modalities in cancer management, often used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. Approximately 40% of cancer cures are attributed to radiotherapy. Read the full report now

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11
Jan

Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose

In PET imaging, the amount of radiotracer dose correlates with the level of image quality. But what if artificial intelligence (AI) could enable PET to be performed using only 1% of current dose levels -- speeding exam times, decreasing radiation exposure, lowering costs, and alleviating shortages in radiotracers? By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer

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