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Teleradiology Tweets of the Week: Cancer Imaging In the News!


Our Teleradiology Tweets of the Week are focused on Cancer Imaging. Medical imaging plays an integral role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and we aim to bring you the latest news in this field.  Teleradiology tweets

  • Can a Pill Prevent Radiation-Induced Cancer (As reported by by Deborah Abrams Kaplan -July 3, 2012 in Diagnostic Imaging)Can a pill taken before an ionizing radiation imaging procedure prevent DNA damage that might lead to cancer? That’s what researchers suggest in their study just published in the July 2012 issue of Radiology.

  • Lung cancer guidelines could expand CT screening pool to 94 million. (Reported by Lisa Fratt -June 22, 2012 -Health Imaging)   A lung screening and surveillance task force, established by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and led by medical professionals from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, strongly recommended new guidelines for lung cancer screening in the June 20 online edition of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

  • CT, chemorad protocol offers 2nd chance to patients w/ unresectable pancreatic tumors (Reported by: Evan Godt, Wednesday, June 27-Health Imaging):  A new approach to the management of a devastating form of pancreatic cancer could offer hope to patients who were previously told their tumors were inoperable. Using a combination of radiographic restaging, multimodality treatment, and advanced surgical techniques, the majority of patients in a recently published study who would have received only palliative, noncurative therapy were deemed to have resectable tumors and saw survival benefits following treatment, according to results appearing in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) fails to lower missed-cancer percentage, study shows (reported by Kate Madden Yee, , Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnieEurope): Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) does not improve upon the performance of film-screen mammography (FSM), at least in terms of the percentage of missed interval and screening-detected cancers, Norwegian researchers reported in a study published online June 14 in Radiology.

  • Imaging agents predict endocrine therapy response (Reported by Wayne Forrest,  Using PET/CT to image progesterone-receptor (PR) status may help identify response to endocrine therapy at an early stage and determine the most appropriate treatment for breast cancer patients, according to a preclinical study published in the July issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 


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