radiology

October 3, 2018

Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system, is known for widely variable symptoms and severity.  A person may be totally asymptomatic or have a mildly annoying case that, in a span of years or decades, becomes brut

June 20, 2018

UW Medicine’s radiology team last month created a novel imaging agent and, in an expansive team effort, performed a first-in-human PET/CT imaging study to observe how a statin drug distributes and accumulates in the body.

picture of Dr. Janie Lee
March 29, 2018

This year Washington state joined 33 other states in the nation by passing a breast density notification law, which requires radiologists to tell women when their mammograms indicate dense breast tissue.

January 4, 2018

The UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and UW Radiology Department recently signed an agreement with Cerveau Technologies to use a new chemical compound called MK-6240 in positron emission tomography (PET) scans for assessing neurofibrillary

Results of a two-year study have spurred new national dose levels for the 10 most common adult CT examinations.

Washington is the latest state to respond to public concerns about overexposure to radiation during medical procedures. Starting in January, state Department of Health will enforce new regulations related to CT (computed tomography) scans.

As more patients gain access to the results of their X-rays and other radiology studies through hospital web portals, radiologists are likely to have more direct patient contact.

[Noon Jan. 27 update: A service is planned noon Friday, Jan. 29, at Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard St., Brookline, Massachusetts, with a gathering afterward at a synagogue in nearby Wayland, Congregation Or Atid, 97 Concord Road.

Differences in software can significantly skew the results of medical scans commonly used in clinical care and research, according to new findings.
 

Older patients with low-back pain who have imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) scans of their spines within six weeks of the emergence of new pain tend to use more health services and inc

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