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January 14, 2020
That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It

Scientists have found no measurable harm to ovaries and testicles of patients from radiation exposure that comes from diagnostic imaging after decades of looking at data. Mahadevappa Mahesh chief physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital discusses the need for outreach to dentists.

December 4, 2019
A Cancer Drug Trial For Dogs Presented At The RSNA Annual Meeting

The Y90 treatment approach is based on an already successful human liver cancer treatment, which includes injecting a precise amount of radiation into or close to the tumor using small radioactive glass beads. So far,  Dr. Clifford Weiss and his team have tested the treatment on five pets alongside the veterinarians at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Of five treated, four showed initial improvement, with one now presenting no radiological or behavioral signs of glioma six months post-treatment.

Though more studies on safety and efficacy are needed, the researchers foresee being able to use this approach to treat human brain tumors within the next few years.

July 18, 2019

Johns Hopkins Develops Criteria for Diagnostic Imaging 

On June 30, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has been designated a so-called “qualified provider-led entity.” Pamela Johnson, M.D. and colleagues had established teams of physicians from multiple specialties to review primary medical literature and identify the best data to use to design the criteria. 

April 19, 2019

Why Do Doctors Overtreat? For Many, It's What They're Trained To Do 
Johns Hopkins radiologist Pamela Johnson, who teaches residents about appropriate use of tests, says she and her colleagues give out personalized reports that show how individual doctors compare to their peers. She's currently studying whether or not these reports are effective in reducing the number of CT scans ordered to check for blood clots in the lungs.

April 9, 2019

​New Treatment For Obesity Promotes Safely Controlled Weight Loss And Appetite Suppression
Their findings add to evidence of the safety and effectiveness of an experimental procedure, bariatric embolization, which can be a potential tool to combat obesity.

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