Navigation Links
RSNA: Benefits of CT Outweigh Cancer Risks in Young Adults
Date:2/4/2013

“It was a bit surprising to see how high the five-year mortality rate was in this group,” Dr. Lee said. “To put it in context, the average young adult has only a 1 percent chance of dying in the next five years.”

The most common reasons for exam were trauma and cancer for chest CT and abdominal pain and trauma and cancer for abdominopelvic CT. While many of the patients who underwent CT were cancer patients with a bleak prognosis, Dr. Lee pointed out that the major differences in risk were evident in the other groups who had CT, such as those suffering from trauma, abdominal pain and difficulty breathing.

“When we subtracted out cancer patients from the data set, the risk of death in the study group ranged from 2.5 to 5 percent—still well above the risk in the general population,” she said.

Dr. Lee and colleagues also found that the patients who were scanned only one or two times represented the overwhelming proportion of exams.

“This finding shows that radiation reduction efforts should also focus on patients who are very rarely scanned, and not just those who are scanned repeatedly,” Dr. Lee said.

Dr. Lee noted that the study group was imaged between 2003 and 2007, before radiation dose awareness and reduction programs like Image Wisely and Image Gently took effect. She said that the risk of radiation-induced cancer from CT likely would be lower today, making the difference in mortality even more pronounced.

“We’re not saying be complacent about the radiation risk from CT,” Dr. Lee added. “But these people being imaged might have been in a motor vehicle accident, or have a perforated appendix or life-threatening cancer, and we’re trying to gain information from scans that can help them. That’s the part that gets lost in the debate.”

###

“Body CT Scanning in Young Adults: Examination Indications, Patient Outcomes, and Risk of Radiation-induced Cancer.” Collaborating with Dr. Lee and Robert L
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. RSNA: New Study Finds Brain Angioplasty and Stents Safe and Effective for Stroke Patients
2. With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?
3. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Types of Health Insurance Plans
4. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Small Business Employee Benefits
5. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Health Care Reform and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) vs. Modified AGI
6. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Actuarial Value (AV)
7. Impotence Drug Cialis Might Have Other Sexual Benefits: Study
8. Coming Out Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says
9. Study demonstrates health benefits of coming out of the closet
10. Some health benefits of berries may not make it past your mouth
11. Zane Benefits Publishes New Information on Compliant HRA Software
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... News) -- Small rural hospitals in the United States provide ... than larger hospitals, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed ... order to assess the care provided by critical access hospitals ... and are located more than 35 miles from the nearest ...
... , TUESDAY, July 5 (HealthDay News) -- ,A new ... are associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, ... of stroke, heart failure and death. Previous research ... anti-inflammatory medications known as cox-2 inhibitors to an increased ...
... A common complaint, back pain is one of the many ... experience it at some point, and until now, researchers have ... the pain. New research from Prof. Gregory Livshits of ... Sackler Faculty of Medicine, however, shows that genetics are a ...
... By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, ... age 2 generally aren,t at risk for future behavioral or ... Kids who are speech-delayed, but don,t have any other developmental ... at age 2. But, the study found, those problems don,t ...
... expression was a good predictor of which lung cancer ... to first-line chemotherapy, according to research presented at the ... by the International Association for the Study of Lung ... III FLEX study has allowed us to identify which ...
... , COMBINATION ANTITHROMBOTIC THERAPY MAY INCREASE BLEEDING ... use of combination antithrombotic therapy may increase the ... atrial fibrillation (AF). Researchers from the United Kingdom, ... patients with AF receiving anticoagulation alone and 848 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Small, Rural Hospitals Provide a Lower Quality of Care: Study 2Health News:Painkillers May Raise Risk of Dangerous Heart Flutter 2Health News:Those aching joints could be in your genes 2Health News:Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study 2Health News:Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study 3Health News:Newsbriefs from the July issue of the journal Chest 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Tegra Medical ... J. Mark King as its new Chief ... of Chief Operating Officer, in which he has overseen ... , Mississippi , and Costa Rica.  ... years of broad-based operations, sales, engineering and manufacturing experience ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a ... its catalogue: Insulin ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Insulin Pumps are gaining strong ... systems especially for type 1 diabetes patients. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)...  Zafgen, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company dedicated ... patients, today announced initial results from its Phase ... methionine aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2), in patients with Prader-Willi ...  These results showed improvements in body weight, hunger-related ... fat content and preserved lean body mass following ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 2Tegra Medical Appoints New Chief Executive Officer 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 2Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 3Zafgen Announces Initial Results from Phase 2a Study of Beloranib in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 4
... STOUGHTON, Mass., Jan. 5, 2011 SyncMedical ... de Vigilancia Sanitaria – Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency) ... System for sale in Brazil. SyncMedical,s Ethos Spine product ... and cost effective treatment solutions to surgeons in the ...
... (Nasdaq: HSKA ) today announced it will present ... LLC on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt ... Central) in New York City.  The presentation is scheduled to ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000622/HESKALOGO ) About Heska ...
Cached Medicine Technology:SyncMedical Receives ANVISA Regulatory Approval to Offer Spine and Internal Medicine Products in Brazil 2
... Medtronic has been a key participant ... for more than a decade. Previous Medtronic ... for concentrated platelets, as well as to ... for producing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for a ...
This unique hemostatic seal provides a simple option for beating heart CABG anastomoses, allowing you to use your own hand-suturing technique without the release of cerebral emboli associated with th...
... Biliary Self-Expanding Stent System combines low-profile, high radial ... .018" guide wire compatible stent system provides 6F ... diameters (5.0 - 10.0 mm). Now, with longer ... in five stent lengths (28, 38, 56, 80 ...
... Supreme and Response catheters comprise ... catheters available for electrophysiology procedures. Their ... provide for superior torque response with ... multiple curves and French sizes, Supreme ...
Medicine Products: