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 Low-magnetic field MRI produces clearer images and improves safety for patients with pacemakersLow-magnetic field MRI produces clearer images and improves safety for patients with pacemakers
 
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Siemens have developed a high-performance, low magnetic-field MRI system that produces superior images of the body’s internal structures compared to current MRI systems. The new system may also be safer for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators.
 
   UK aims to lead with cutting-edge radiation therapyUK aims to lead with cutting-edge radiation therapy
 
The UK is all set to launch its run into the future as the undisputed leader in the field of personalized and effective radiation therapy. The proposal is undergirded by a whopping £56 million, which will be used to set up and fund advanced radiation therapy research by a new collaborative setup, Cancer Research UK RadNet, over five years. This is the largest sum ever invested by this organization into radiotherapy research.
 
   Thermography versus Mammography: Which is Best?Thermography versus Mammography: Which is Best?
 
Breast cancer is among the leading causes of death among women between 25 and 65 years, with an expected incidence of 1 in 8 women in most countries. Screening and early diagnosis are still the best way to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths.
 
 Alzheimer's may soon be treated with low dose radiation therapy
 
Alzheimer's may soon be treated with low dose radiation therapyA new Phase I study is in the pipeline that would try the effects of low dose radiation therapy for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers from the Beaumont Research Institute in Royal Oak, Michigan are in the process of recruiting patients for their study. The study is titled, “Study of Low Dose Whole Brain Irradiation in the Treatment of Alzheimer's disease”.
 
 
 Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastases
 
Whole-brain radiotherapy recommended for patients with brain metastasesPatients with brain metastases who received whole-brain radiotherapy that avoided memory-specific hippocampal neural stem cells experienced preserved cognitive function and reported fewer neurologic symptoms and better cognition over time, according to results from an NRG Oncology clinical trial presented Sept. 15, 2019 at the American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.
 
 
 New aspirational statement to guide the development of AI in radiology published
 
New aspirational statement to guide the development of AI in radiology publishedExperts in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in radiology, from many of the world's leading radiology, medical physics and imaging informatics groups, today published an aspirational statement to guide the development of AI in radiology.
 
 
 Using X-ray-nanoparticle interactions for improved radiation therapy
 
Using X-ray-nanoparticle interactions for improved radiation therapyRadiation therapy is a time-honored approach to destroying cancer cells that escape the knife, or which are not accessible for surgery. However, it has its risks and limitations. Now a new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, indicates a promising new way to deliver locally aggressive radiation therapy in cancer, using the element gadolinium.
 
 
 Study reveals effectiveness of single-dose radiotherapy for cancer in the spine
 
Study reveals effectiveness of single-dose radiotherapy for cancer in the spineA single dose of radiotherapy is as "effective" as five doses for end-of-life cancer patients suffering with painful spinal canal compression, finds a large study conducted by UCL. Spinal canal compression is a common complication in cancer patients when the cancer has spread to their spine. Radiotherapy is used to control pain and alleviate symptoms.