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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Aggressive CT or PET/CT surveillance protocols confer significant risk of radiation-induced cancer in patients being monitored for metastasis from primary choroidal melanoma, California-based researchers have shown. “With limited treatment options for metastatic disease, a...
Concerns over radiation exposure in children undergoing preoperative abdominal-pelvic computed tomography (CT) has prompted a new study in Pediatrics characterizing "recent preoperative imaging use and accuracy among pediatric appendectomy subjects." The study found 93.4% of children undergoing an operation...

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Adjuvant Whole-brain Radiotherapy may Worsen Quality of Life

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After focal treatment of a limited number of brain metastases, whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) appears to have a negative impact on health-related quality of life. That finding comes from a recently published EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer)...