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June 4, 2020

Researchers target liver tumors with precision and “tiny radiation bombs”

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By Lynda De Widt In the 1960’s, scientists discovered a form of cancer therapy called radioembolization, which utilizes microscopic radioactive spheres delivered through a blood vessel to reach a tumor and kill tumor cells. “Think of it as a tiny radiation bomb that’s delivered directly where it’s most needed,” says Beau Toskich, M.D., an interventional […]

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Tags: Beau Toskich, cancer, CT, Kabir Mody, liver cancer, radiation therapy, radioembolization, transplant, tumor, Tushar Patel


January 30, 2020

A breakthrough in distinguishing benign adrenal tumors from cancerous ones

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By Christoph Bahn Approximately 80 million CT scans are performed in the United States every year. Adrenal tumors are found incidentally in about 5% of these scans. Most of these tumors will turn out to be benign, but a small fraction will be adrenal cortical carcinoma, a type of cancer with high mortality and frequent recurrence; even for […]

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Tags: adrenal tumors, biomarkers, biopsy, cancer, clinical research, CT, endocrine cancer, endocrinology, epidemiology, hormones, Irina Bancos, Mayo Clinic Laboratories


June 24, 2019

Mayo Clinic study explores cumulative radiation from CT use

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By Jay Furst Computed tomography (CT), which uses specialized X-rays to create images of areas inside the body, has revolutionized medicine in the nearly 50 years since it became commonly available. From kidney stones to cancer, CT has become an indispensable diagnostic tool. In 1980, an estimated 3 million CT scans were made in the […]

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Tags: Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, CT, epidemiology, James Cerhan, radiation therapy, Rochester Epidemiology Project


May 16, 2019

Brain MRI may be overrated in deciding about valve surgery

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By Jay Furst Blood clots moving to the brain are a frequent — and dangerous — complication for patients with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can damage heart valves and contribute to the formation of blood clots. As many as 80 percent of endocarditis patients who undergo magnetic resonance […]

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Tags: brain, CT, Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, Larry Baddour, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MRI, neurology, radiology, Tia Chakraborty


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