(ACR/ARRS) - February Issue of AJR Features Significant Studies Regarding Women’s Health and Radiation Safety
Digital Mammography Delivers Less Radiation than Standard Mammography
Data from one of the largest mammography trials in history demonstrates that overall the radiation dose associated with digital mammography is significantly lower (averaging 22 percent lower) than that of conventional film mammography and that the reduction could be greater in women with larger and denser breasts.
Ultrasound + Proteomic Blood Analyses May Better Diagnose Ovarian Cancer
Noninvasive contrast-enhanced imaging, combined with proteomic analyses of blood samples may help physicians identify early-stage ovarian cancer and save the lives of many women.
NYC Hospital Lowers Number of CT Scans and Radiation Dose
A large New York medical center reduced the number of CT scans and radiation dose delivered to emergency department patients with suspected pulmonary emboli (PE) by holding collaborative educational seminars for staff and routing patients to CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) or ventilation perfusion (V/Q) scanning based solely on their chest X-ray results.
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