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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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New Test for Liver Disease

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsigfVo-SB4 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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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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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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