CT Scans Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Confirms
WEDNESDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians weighing the benefits and risks of CT scans for detecting lung cancer now have more information to help with the decision. A new analysis of a 2010 U.S. study finds that low-dose CT scans pick up significantly more lung tumors than chest X-rays do.
Study Supports Using Low-Dose CT Scans to Spot Early Lung Cancer
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Finding early signs of lung
cancer was once next to impossible, but a new study adds to a
growing body of evidence suggesting that screening with low-dose CT
scans may help spot the beginnings of disease in high-risk
Shrinkage of Brain Region May Signal Onset of Multiple Sclerosis
TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Atrophy of a key brain
area may become a new biomarker to predict the onset of multiple
sclerosis, researchers say. If so, that would add to established
criteria such as the presence of brain lesions to diagnose the
progressive, incurable disorder.
Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?
MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still out as to how worthwhile the extra technology is overall.