In this photo, staff members from the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and the San Diego Natural History Museum are X-raying a 500,000-year-old mammoth skull fragment in the NMCSD radiology department on Monday. Man, those are some pretty massive teeth.
Forget x-rays, bin the ultrasound, and say goodbye to MRI as you know it. The future of medical imaging is on its way, and it will give doctors a startlingly realistic view of what's happening inside your body.
Medical imaging has become a routine part of assessing health problems over the last few decades. But a new study reveals that children who undergo CT head scans triple their risk of developing leukemia or a brain tumor.
In attempt to get better data, a hospital overrode default protocol on a CT scanner over a year ago. Now they've realized that they made a little mistake and have been giving people eight times the acceptable doses of radiation.
This won't hurt a bit! Researchers have developed a prototype robot that, through key-hole surgery, can detect cancer tumors in half the time, with less tissue damage, and with 40 percent more accuracy than clumsy humans.