Items Tagged ‘CT scan’

January 25, 2019

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights for January 25, 2019

By Emily Blahnik Emily Blahnik (@eblahnik)

New York Times, Spinal Fractures Can Be Terribly Painful. A Common Treatment Isn’t Helping by Gina Kolata — Scientists warned osteoporosis patients on Thursday to avoid two common procedures used to shore up painful fractures in crumbling spines. The treatments, which involve injecting bone cement into broken vertebrae, relieve pain no better than a placebo does, […]

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April 9, 2013

New Efforts Look to Cut Radiation From CT Scans

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Some argue that patients need to know more about the radiation dangers and should have a bigger say in how their tests are administered. At Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., medical physicist Richard Morin says that he explains to patients how Mayo doctors meet regularly to look at the amounts of radiation they use, and […]

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. Richard Morin, radiation, radiation dangers, radiation exposure, Wall Street Journal

June 11, 2012

More U.S. Teens Diagnosed With Kidney Stones

By Mystery User

More teenagers are being diagnosed with kidney stones now than in years past, a study from one U.S. state suggests… Researchers say they are not sure of the reasons — or even whether teenagers are actually suffering the stones at a higher rate. It may be that more cases are being diagnosed since doctors started […]

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Tags: CT scan, Dr. Moira E. Dwyer, kidney stones, Reuters, teens

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