Imaging and Intervention

Reports of high-impact imaging and Intervention studies by medical professionals

[THE LANCET] Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood linked with leukemia and brain...

Image: CC/rosiescancerfund Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a quick and easily accessible diagnostic tool, and its use has increased over the past decade. Compared to...

[BMJ] Young women with BRCA1/2 mutations exposed to diagnostic radiation have higher risk of...

Image: PD. Chest x-ray.  Primer: We know that BRCA1/2 are involved in the repair of double-strand breaks. About one in 400 women have the mutation...

Increases in CT scan usage in children with abdominal pain were not accompanied by...

Image: CC/RCancerFund Key study points: 1. Emergency department CT scan usage to assess abdominal pain has increased significantly among children aged 4 and older. 2. The increases...

[Physician Comment] Dr. Jahan Fahimi M.D., M.P.H., talks about the issue of CT scan...

We previously wrote about an interesting study, published in the October issue of Pediatrics, that assessed the issue of CT scan usage in children...

Community hospitals rely on greater CT use to diagnose pediatric appendicitis

Jan 6th - CT scans rather than ultrasounds are more likely to be performed on children with suspected appendicitis at a community hospital than a...

Radiosurgery safe and effective for unruptured intracranial AVMs

Image: PD 1. In a large series of over 400 patients, the cumulative arteriovenous malformation (AVM) obliteration rate was 62%, with a low rate (2%)...

Subarachnoid hemorrhage patients receive significant radiation exposure

Image: PD 1. Mean cumulative radiation dose during hospitalization for SAH was 2.76 Gy per patient, with the top quartile of patients receiving an average...

Point-of-care ultrasound effectively identifies pediatric skull fractures

Image: PD 1.  Point-of-care ultrasound had 88% sensitivity and 97% specificity for skull fractures . 2.  Interobserver agreement among 17 clinicians trained in ultrasound was 0.86.  Study...

CT scans linked to cancer risk in children

Image: PD 1. Exposure to CT scan radiation was found to be associated with cancer. 2. Brain cancer risk associated with CT scans was higher than...

Half of parents aware of CT radiation cancer risk

Image: PD 1. Approximately half (47%) of parents surveyed were aware that ionizing radiation from head computed tomography (CT) scans could increase their child’s risk...

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