Items Tagged ‘MRI’

December 23, 2009

MRI Often Rejected over Fear, Inconvenience

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

Many women at elevated breast cancer risk may refuse MRI as part of their screening program, largely because of fear and inconvenience, researchers found… Claustrophobia was by far the top reason given for turning down MRI screening, cited by 25.4% of women approached, according Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, of Johns Hopkins, and colleagues…   […]

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Tags: Breast Cancer, MRI, screening


October 9, 2009

MRI Inventor Points Non-Irradiated Finger At CT Scans

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

The inventor of the recently much-maligned MRI machine said Thursday his creation has taken enough abuse in the national debate over how to reduce health-care costs.   “Naturally it annoys me,” said Raymond Damadian, who built the first magnetic resonance imaging machine prototype in 1977. “We’re saving lives the world over.”   MRIs use magnetic […]

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Tags: CT Scans, health care costs, MRI


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