Radiation Exposure from Musculoskeletal Computerized Tomographic Scans
- PATIENT DOSES FROM PET-CT PROCEDURES. Avramova-Cholakova, S.; Ivanova, S.; Petrova, E.; Garcheva, M.; Vassileva, J. // Radiation Protection Dosimetry;Jul2015, Vol. 165 Issue 1-4, p430
Positron emission tomography (PET) was installed for the first time in Bulgaria in 2009, and nowadays two hybrid PET-computed tomography (CT) systems are in operation. The aim of this work is to estimate patient doses from PET-CT procedures and to explore potential for optimisation. Data were...
- Assessment of Brain absorbed X-ray dose during CT- Scan using ImPACT software in Tehran Univeristy hospitals. Khalilpour, M.; Norouzzadeh, S. H.; Dadras, M. // Tehran University Medical Journal;Jul2009, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p257
Background: CT scan was first introduced into clinical practice in 1972, and since then has grown into one of the predominant diagnostic procedures. In 1998, the UK National Radiological Protection Board reported that 20% of the national collective dose from medical X-ray examinations derived...
- The Developmental Origins of Sarcopenia: Using Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography to Assess Muscle Size in Older People. Aihie Sayer, Avan; Dennison, Elaine M.; Syddall, Holly E.; Jameson, Karen; Martin, Helen J.; Cooper, Cyrus // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Aug2008, Vol. 63A Issue 8, p835
Background. A number of studies have shown strong graded positive relationships between size at birth, grip strength, and estimates of muscle mass in older people. However no studies to date have included direct measures of muscle size. Methods. We studied 313 men and 318 women born in...
- The Application of Optical Coherence Tomography in Musculoskeletal Disease. Rashidifard, Christopher; Vercollone, Christopher; Martin, Scott; Liu, Bin; Brezinski1, Mark E. // Arthritis (20901984);2013, p1
Many musculoskeletal disorders (MDs) are associated with irreversible bone and cartilage damage; this is particularly true for osteoarthritis (OA). Therefore, a clinical need exists for modalities which can detect OA and other MDs at early stages. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is an...
- Reversing sarcopenia: How weight training can build strength and vitality. Evans, William J. // Geriatrics;May96, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p46
Focuses on sarcopenia. Role of muscle mass in healthy aging; Benefits of exercise; Continuing Medical Education examination. INSET: CME in Geriatrics: A core curriculum for you..
- Increasing number and incidence of osteoporotic fractures of the proximal humerus in elderly people. Kannus, Pekka; Palvanen, MIka // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/26/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7064, p1051
Emphasizes the increasing incidence of osteoporotic fractures of the proximal humerus in elderly people. Risk factors; Signs and symptoms; Incidence ratios.
- Imatinib. // Reactions Weekly;3/17/2012, Issue 1393, p24
The article describes the case of an elderly man who developed periorbital edema, musculoskeletal pain and neurologic manifestations secondary to long-term use of imatinib for metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor.
- US radiation expert beats ban. // Earth Island Journal;Winter95, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p17
States that Dr. John Gofman, a leading American scientist, who challenged the medical and nuclear establishments on the dangers of low-level radiation, was involved in another dispute. Basis of Gofman's detailed scientific analysis; Why National Radiological Protection Board's (NRPB) refused to...
- Abdominal pain? Look back. R.M.D. // Cortlandt Forum;2/25/96, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p117
States that a proportion of abdominal pain is musculoskeletal rather than gastrointestinal in origin. Description of an osteoporotic woman.