The use of medical imaging for heart disease has exploded in the past decade. These tests expose patients to a nontrivial amount of low-dose radiation. However, nobody really knows exactly … Continue Reading New technology identifies DNA damage in patients undergoing CT scanning.
A new study from researchers at the NIH Clinical Center has found that non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated ‘bad’ cholesterol levels in … Continue Reading NIH researchers use CT angiography to link arterial plaque with diabetes.
A landmark clinical study from researchers at the Toronto Western Hospital provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective at slowing the progression of the … Continue Reading Landmark clinical trial validates efficacy of treatment for genetically caused emphysema.
Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a … Continue Reading New non-invasive bioimaging can detect coronary artery disease long before it strikes.
If kidney cancer is diagnosed early, before it spreads, 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease’s greatest challenges. Now, researchers at Washington University … Continue Reading Non-invasive kidney cancer urine test successful in human trials.
Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) … Continue Reading Hybrid neuroimaging shows pituitary abnormalities in veterans with PTSD.