radiation dose

Obese exposed to higher radiation levels


April 8th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Overweight and obese patients may be unwittingly exposed to higher radiation levels during routine X-ray and CT scans, says a study. However, a new technology developed ... Read more...

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No adverse effects near nuclear plants


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) There are no adverse health effects among people and environment around nuclear power plants in the country, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.Minister of State ... Read more...

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MRI can help locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels


April 30th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): According to a study recently presented at the Cancer Imaging and Radiation Therapy Symposium in Atlanta, an MRI can locate prostate cancer recurrence at extremely low PSA levels.Researchers ... Read more...

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Safer CT scanning for kids developed


April 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed that researchers at the Queen Silvia Children's Hospital have developed a method that allows the lowest possible dose of radiation ... Read more...

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Radiation on decline near reactor No.1 in Japan


March 18th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 18 (IANS) Radiation near the damaged No.1 reactor at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan has seen a steady decline following water-dousing measures taken Thursday, the Nuclear ... Read more...

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President calls upon medical fraternity to prevent female foeticide


January 28th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday called upon the medial fraternity to prevent female foeticide.Addressing the 64th National Conference of India Radiology and Imaging Association here, President ... Read more...

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Prevent misuse of technique in female foeticide: President


January 28th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Friday stressed the need to prevent misuse of diagnostic technology in female foeticide calling it detrimental to the society. "An aspect that needs ... Read more...

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Kids often exposed to imaging procedures that use radiation


January 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study led by University of Michigan researchers has shown that parents and doctors need to exercise caution before children are exposed to radiation during imaging procedures."Imaging ... Read more...

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Researchers discover way to reduce food-irradiation by 50pc


December 7th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): A new research has developed a method, which could significantly reduce the amount of irradiation needed to kill 99.99 percent of Salmonella, E.coli and other pathogens on fresh ... Read more...

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European pressurised reactors costlier, less efficient: expert


December 3rd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) A leading nuclear expert Friday questioned the wisdom of going in for the European pressurised reactors (EPRs) at the Jaitapur nuclear plant, especially since they generate four times ... Read more...

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Full body scanners as likely to kill you as a terror bomb


November 19th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blasting your plane in the sky.The controversial machines that have been brought in at ... Read more...

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Full-body airport scanners ‘just as likely to kill you as a terrorist’s bomb’


November 19th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A leading US scientist has warned that full-body airport scanners are just as likely to kill you as a terrorist's bomb blowing your plane out of the sky.Installed ... Read more...

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New protocol to cut children’s radiation exposure during cardiac treatment


November 15th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): According to a new research, a protocol that uses continuous real-time radiation monitoring, low-dose imaging programs and requires physician awareness of radiation dose, significantly reduced radiation exposure during ... Read more...

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CT scans can identify cause of some strokes: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Multidetector computed tomography (CT) helps pinpoint the causes of ischemic strokes, the most common type of stroke, according to a new study.An ischemic stroke occurs when blockage in ... Read more...

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New technique cuts radiation dose associated with abdominal CT scans


August 21st, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a new low-dose abdominal computed tomography (CT) technique can reduce the radiation dose associated with abdominal CT scans by 23-66 percent.The new ... Read more...

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Now, HD body scanner that can spot heart problems in time


July 27th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 27 (ANI): With a new high-definition body scanner, doctors can now get the clearest ever view inside the human body, thereby helping them to spot problems that could cause heart ... Read more...

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Cancer treatment pioneered in Melbourne being hailed a global lifesaver


June 13th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 13 (ANI): A new, revolutionary cancer treatment pioneered in Melbourne could soon emerge as a global lifesaver.More than 100 Victorians with inoperable liver cancer have successfully been treated with ... Read more...

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Lead poisoning ruled out as reason behind Beethoven’s death


June 5th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 05 (ANI): Lead poisoning may have not been the reason behind Ludwig van Beethoven's death, according to a researcher.Andrew Todd, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine ... Read more...

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CT scanner that views whole organs in a heartbeat unveiled


June 4th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 04 (ANI): The next generation CT scanner can capture image of an entire organ in less than a second and track blood flow through the brain or to a tumor, ... Read more...

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How air travel can harm your health


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 2 (ANI): Falling luggage, toxic cabin air and dirty water-these are just some of the ways in which air travel can harm your health.Travellers face a range of potential health ... Read more...

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Radiation from full-body airport scanners may increase cancer risk


May 19th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Scientists in the U.S. have issued a warning that radiation from controversial full-body airport scanners could lead to an increased risk of skin cancer - particularly in kids.David ... Read more...

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CT scans cause one third more radiation than needed: Study


April 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 8 (ANI): CT scans generate up to one third more radiation than needed to yield a clear diagnostic image, thus exposing patients to an increased risk of cancer, according to ... Read more...

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New cardiac CT technology cuts patient radiation exposure drastically


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): An imaging exam of the heart using the latest generation of CT technology exposes patients to as much as 91 percent less radiation than standard helical CT scanning, ... Read more...

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Radiation dose less with digital mammography


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Digital mammography delivers significantly less radiation than conventional mammography, and the reduction in radiation exposure may be greater for women with larger and denser breasts, a new study ... Read more...

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‘Moon water is more precious than gold’ (Lead)


September 24th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The sensational discovery of water molecules on the lunar surface by an instrument owned by the American National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and carried ... Read more...

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‘Moon water is more precious than gold’


September 24th, 2009 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) The sensational discovery of water molecules on the lunar surface by an instrument owned by the US's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and carried ... Read more...

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How to reduce patient radiation dose during CT angiography


September 21st, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 21 (ANI): A new study suggests that prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) gating can significantly reduce the patient radiation dose delivered during computed tomography (CT) angiography, a common noninvasive technique used to ... Read more...

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Seed implants suitable treatment option for prostate cancer patients of all ages


August 4th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): Seed implants may be a suitable prostate cancer treatment option for men of all ages, as a new study conducted by scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical ... Read more...

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Novel technique to track cancer’s response to drugs


July 28th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 28 (IANS) A novel imaging technique is telling researchers whether a lung cancer patient is responding to treatment. Trials with five patients revealed that some tumours responded quickly to treatment while ... Read more...

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New techniques ‘cut radiation exposure from cardiac scans’


June 10th, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Scientists have developed new techniques for reducing radiation exposures from the scans used to diagnose heart disease.The researchers said that the use of these radiation-lowering strategies did ... Read more...

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Ordering physicians lack knowledge of CT-related radiation exposure risk


April 24th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A new study conducted at the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, has found that majority of ordering physicians lack knowledge of CT-related radiation exposure and its associated risks."More ... Read more...

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Too much of CT scans may increase cancer risk


April 1st, 2009 - 10:58 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Undergoing CT scans a number of times may increase a patient's risk of cancer, according to a study."We found that while most patients accrue small cumulative cancer ... Read more...

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New approach may help treat patients whose breast cancer spread to spines


February 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Researchers from University of California, Irvine, have suggested a new approach that may offer a safer and more convenient treatment for patients whose breast cancer spread to ... Read more...

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If your heart is sound, avoid going in for scans


February 11th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) People with healthy or sound hearts should avoid going in for various scans, warns an advisory committee convened by the American Heart Association. The panel cautioned that cardiac scans ... Read more...

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Chandrayaan-1 starts observing the Moon


November 25th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Nov 25 (ANI): After Indias lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 released a probe that impacted close to the south pole of the Moon on November 14, the instruments on the spacecraft are ... Read more...

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