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March 4, 2013
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  • Study: Small abdominal aortic aneurysms need less monitoring
    Because small abdominal aortic aneurysms tend to grow slowly, intervals of several years for ultrasound scans may be sufficient to monitor the condition, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The standard of care in the United States is to image small aneurysms infrequently -- approximately every other year," said vascular surgeon Dr. Mark Adelman, who was not involved in the study. "The findings in this study confirm the typical practice patterns in the United States, and incur costs of about $200 per year in patients with moderate- to large-sized aneurysms." U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report finds boomers' parents were healthier than they are
    A report in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals baby boomers have higher rates of hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes than their parents' generation, contributing to high costs and lower quality of life. Researchers found 13% of baby boomers rated their health as "excellent," while 32% of their parents did so. However, life expectancy continues to grow. "People are living longer sicker," said Dr. Andrew Adams. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Review: Testing to reassure patients offers little value
    U.K. researchers said there is little value in ordering diagnostic tests for patients whose symptoms do not indicate a likelihood of serious illness, just to reassure them using negative results. The systematic review and meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine concluded physicians and health care organizations should be aware of the transient reassurance that negative results provide and "limit tests to those that influence clinical management." Medscape (free registration) (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Patients make better decisions with personalized risk discussion
    An review paper in the Cochrane Library suggests patients who are given a personalized risk assessment make better screening decisions than those who receive generic information about risk. A study of nearly 29,000 participants showed 45% of those given personalized information made informed decisions, compared with 20% of those who received generic information. Reuters (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Canada allots funds to support commercial isotope production
    The Canadian government has committed $24.3 million in support of three research facilities that will work on cyclotron and linear accelerator technologies for commercial-scale isotope production. The move is part of a push to produce an adequate supply of isotopes without using highly enriched uranium by 2016, when the isotope-producing reactor at Chalk River, Ontario, will be shut down. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said the government is seeking a private partner for the Chalk River facility that will handle operations while the government retains ownership. Reuters (2/28), Bloomberg Businessweek (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Time to register for Nuclear Cardiology for the Technologist program!
    Register now to receive the Early-Bird Registration Rate for this upcoming program! The Nuclear Cardiology for the Technologist program is developed with technologists in mind and offers an overview of topics such as radiation reduction, quality control requirements and protocol selection for SPECT and PET. Expert faculty will discuss new developments in the field and review cases that put guidelines into practice. This program will be held April 26-28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Now is a good time to make your hotel reservation, book your travel and register! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ASNC2013 Travel Awards for Fellows-in-Training
    The purpose of the ASNC2013 Travel Award is to encourage ongoing education and to recognize research in nuclear cardiology during fellows' training programs. Nominees will be selected by a panel of judges. Criteria include involvement in research activities leading to presentations and publications, preferably during the period of the applicant's nuclear cardiology-related training. The applicant's citations should document continued pursuit of a major research question or several inter-related topics demonstrative of a continuing research activity. Visit the ASNC2013 website to print an application. ASNC will accept applications between March 5 and June 14, 2013. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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