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Philadelphia physicians sought to understand any LDCT downsides through a prospective study, sharing their findings in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 

Up to 27% of acute ischemic strokes occur while an individual is sleeping, making it difficult to discern when the blood blockage occurred.

Annual mammography rates among women at high risk were significantly higher after the intervention, according to a new JAMA Network Open analysis. 

A new Mayo Clinic analysis found this task is often ineffective, urging practices to reexamine their use of this combo, experts wrote in Clinical Imaging

Mass General physicians believe this practice is sustainable, resulting in less time spent on scheduling, reduced room cleaning, and lowering the chance of errors.

Marrying mammography and the use of assisted reproductive technology appears feasible, particularly as birth rates rise among this age group, experts say. 

Head CT can sometimes miss the early signs of minor strokes, German scientists wrote in European Radiology

CESM utilizing iodine offers a sound alternative to magnetic resonance, illuminating lesions otherwise invisible on a regular mammogram. 

Declining mammography rates during the COVID-19 pandemic call for additional resources to pinpoint those in need of screening, experts charged. 

Researchers recommend individualized screening strategies for this population, among whom mammography guidance remains murky. 

Those involved see VR’s role growing further in imaging, with plans to use the goggles to help decrease stress and claustrophobia during MRI exams. 

Surgeons need to evaluate computed tomography scans themselves in order to appropriately decide management strategies, physicians wrote recently. 

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The college praised the recent reimbursement decision but noted many of its recommendations have yet to be incorporated into the national coverage determination draft document.

Early experiments showed the saponin/TLR adjuvant activates many different parts of the immune system to strengthen its response against invading pathogens.

The advanced algorithm could make a significant impact on shared decision-making. 

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