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According to CBS News, a report published by Consumer Reports claims that high radiation tests such as x-rays and CT scans are being done too often and unnecessarily. Today, approximately 80 million CT scans are performed annually in the US, compared to 3 million in 1980. The report claims that as many as...
Standard digital mammography plays a key role in detecting breast cancer. However, mammography has also come under some criticism because of the false positive results it can produce, along with unnecessary biopsies and over diagnosis of cancer. A new study examined whether adding 3-dimensional technology to...
For most patients, stroke detection comes too late as brain cells perish within minutes of the onset of a stroke but now a new device may help detect strokes faster than a CT scan, NPR's Shots blog reports. The device, called "The Strokefinder," "consists of an array of 12 antennas arranged around the head...