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The 6th Annual Vitals Index revealed that the national average for wait times for doctors dropped to 19 minutes and 16 seconds, a full one-minute shorter than the 2014 wait time average.

FDA, MQSA, tomosynthesis, DBT, certificate extension, requirements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released updated requirements for a mammography facility to extend its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) certification for digital breast...

4-D scans, fetuses, smoking, effects, unborn babies, Durham, Lancaster

The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy may be reflected in the facial movements of mothers' unborn babies, new research has suggested.

The ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment service released a new report examining the possible role of computer-aided detection in low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

Virginia, prostate cancer, adjuvant radiation therapy, prostatectomy, salvage

Two new studies from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have cast doubt on the wisdom of delaying radiation treatment for prostate cancer as long as possible after the removal of the...

Brainlab, ExacTrac, Versa HD, Elekta, LMU, Munich, LINAC, first

Brainlab announced first patient treatments on a fully integrated radiation oncology solution that combines ExacTrac patient positioning with the delivery precision of the Elekta Versa HD...

radiation, risk, cancer patients, information, Memorial Sloan Kettering, MSKCC

A new study published online in the journal Radiology found a substantial gap between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that...

low-dose radiation, cancer risk, mice, Berkeley National Laboratory, therapy, CT

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  have uncovered new clues about the risk of cancer from low-dose radiation. In this research, low-dose is...

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography, ACC.15, ACC 2015, SCOT-HEART

Use of computed tomography coronary angiography (CTA), which provides 3-D images of the heart, coupled with standard care allows doctors to more accurately diagnose coronary artery disease in...