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Low Dose Chest CT Screening and Lung Cancer

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

The problem:

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Tags: CAT, cancer, Ct, CT screening, chest CT, lung cancer

Study finds CT Scans aid in reducing lung cancer deaths

Posted by Carmel Shields

Check out Gardiner Harris' article in the New York Times: "CT Scans Cut Lung Cancer Deaths, Study Finds."  Mr. Harris reports on a recent study that finds annual CT scans for 'heavy' smokers can aid in reducing deaths by lung cancer by 20%!

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Tags: CAT, cancer, scan, CT.lung cancer, cost

CT Virtual Colonoscopy - What are the benefits?

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

Virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an examination of the large intestine and rectum involving a CT scan after the introduction of gas into the colon. Another name for the procedure is CT colonography.

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Tags: radiology, virtual colonoscopy, colonoscopy, MRI, CAT, cancer, diagnostic, Ct, Shields MRI, imaging, medical imaging

CT Images of the Shoulder - Broken Clavicle / Broken Collarbone

Posted by Steve Sweriduk

What does a broken collarbone /clavicle look like on a CT scan?

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Tags: sports injury, CAT, scan, Ct, computed tomography, Shields, shoulder, clavicle, collarbone, image

Do I need an MRI or CT?

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

Do I need an MRI or CT? is one of the most frequently asked questions we hear on a daily basis and often followed by the question Is it safe?  

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Tags: MRI, CAT, safety, Ct, computed tomography, Shields, radiation, magnetic resonance imaging

CT / CAT Scan - minimize radiation exposure

Posted by Siobhan Quinn

Q: Will I be exposed to radiation when I have a CT scan?
A:
Yes.

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Tags: MRI, CAT, cancer, safety, Ct, computed tomography, radiation, non ionizing radiation