Specialized MRI scanner lowers false-positives for breast cancer patients; Study links CT imaging, high blood alcohol concentration;

> The discovery of 12 genetic markers associated with erectile dysfunction in prostate cancer patients treated with radiation could lead to better therapies, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York announced. The researchers worked in conjunction with Mount Sinai School of Medicine on the study. Announcement

> Breast cancer patients who used a specialized MRI scanner had fewer false positives when compared with patients who used whole-body MRI scanners, AuntMinnie.com reported. According to Bruce Hillman of the American College of Radiology's Image Metrix clinical research organization, "better spatial and contrast resolution" accounted for the lower false-positive rate, according to the study published in the journal Radiology. Article (registration required)

> CT imaging for trauma patients was associated with a high blood alcohol concentration, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Roentgenology. The study retroactively examined patient data from the trauma registry of Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center from 2005 to 2009 and compared it with data from the hospital's billing department. Abstract

And Finally… Time to hire some more officers. Article

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