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Gout Isn’t Always Easy to Prove: CT Scans Help Catch Cases Traditional Test Misses

Accurate diagnosis key because painful disease treated differently than other forms of arthritis ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 25, 2014 — Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been [...]

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Do Imaging Agents Cause Acute Kidney Injury? Mayo Study Questions the Connection

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for CT scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of the causal link between the two. The findings from two tandem studies are published online in the journal Radiology. MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Multimedia [...]

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Four Pills Replace Liters of Laxative for Colonography at Mayo Clinic

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — August 22, 2012.  One of the most unpleasant aspects of colorectal cancer screening for many patients is the amount of laxative they must drink the night before. Some become so anxious about drinking so much liquid that they avoid the entire procedure, putting them at risk of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Researcher Honored Twice in a Month

ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 23, 2012.  At Mayo Clinic, the name Clifford Jack Jr., M.D., means cutting-edge imaging and Alzheimer's research. This month, he was honored for his accomplishments in both areas by two different organizations. MetLife Foundation Award Dr. Jack was selected as one of two 2012 recipients of [...]

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Virtual Colonoscopies Suitable for People 65 and Older, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A new study, led by a physician from Mayo Clinic in Arizona, shows that virtual colonoscopy isn't just for younger people. The American College of Radiology Imaging Network study published in Radiology now indicates that virtual colonoscopy is comparable to standard colonoscopy for people better than 65 [...]

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Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Edward Loftus discusses causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. He also discusses conditions associated with ulcerative colitis. Physicians at Mayo Clinic rely on a close collaboration with radiologists and Gastroenterology pathologists to evaluate patients.

Dr. Edward Loftus discusses different medications used to treat ulcerative colitis. He also discusses surgery [...]

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Mayo Clinic Imaging Studies May Help Diagnose Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Diffusion tensor MR imaging (DTI) provides information on the tissue microstructure in the brain. The data generated by this imaging technology may be helpful in differentiating between various forms of dementias and cognitive impairment in the future. One study looked at the DTI characteristics of patients with dementia with Lewy [...]

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Radiation Dose with CT Scan

There have been a lot of misconceptions about the risks associated with radiation dosages and CT scans. Amy Hara, M.D., a radiologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, provides some real answers to questions surrounding radiation dose and when to have procedures such as a CT scan vs. MRI or other non-radiation [...]

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Vertebroplasty Study

A new study led by Mayo Clinic researchers has found that relief of pain from vertebral compression fractures, as well as improvement in pain-related dysfunction, were similar in patients treated with vertebroplasty and those treated with simulated vertebroplasty without cement injections. The article, "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vertebroplasty for [...]

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New Test for Liver Disease

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed technology that uses sound waves to see if a patient's liver is harder than it should be — if it's developing fibrosis. It's called Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE), and it offers a noninvasive alternative to liver biopsy.

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Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Researcher Elected to Institute of Medicine

Radiologist and noted Alzheimer’s disease researcher at Mayo Clinic Clifford Jack Jr., M.D., has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies. John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO of Mayo Clinic, says, "This is a great recognition for Dr. Cliff Jack and an honor that is well deserved. He is internationally known for [...]

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ACL Injuries and Osteoarthritis: Mayo Clinic Joins Arthritis Foundation Study

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a top cause of disability. Also, many people who injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are at higher risk of developing arthritis.  In an attempt to learn more about osteoarthritis prevention and treatment, Mayo Clinic is joining an Arthritis Foundation-funded study to analyze damaged cartilage [...]

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