New X-ray technique: Bone scans without radiation exposure

New X-ray technique: Bone scans without radiation exposure

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Irish researchers have developed a new X-ray bone-scanning technique that can produce high-resolution 3D images and diagnose bone quality without exposing patients to radiation.
30 Oct 2016 - General
This is a great development! X-rays cause a lot of radiation and thus are only advisable to be done every 2 years, however, there are cases when a patient needs to have more frequent x-rays and thus has an increased risk toward the dangers of radiation. I just hope that this new form of bone scan would not be too expensive and would be readily accessible to patients. I also hope that the equipment would not be difficult for hospitals and health institutions to procure and make available to those...
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The use of Xray has been in medical practice for many decades, and the usefulness of Xray has still not reduced a bit. There are newer imaging modalities that are being developed using the same principle of Xrays that can produce high contrast images. But the use of Xrays are always associated with the harmful effects of radiation exposure. Although there are other imaging methods that does not involve X radiation like ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, sometimes we do need xray images t...
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I am really glad that research in this area has progressed. Even though radiation exposure in x-rays are not generally harmful, a lot of people still have concerns over getting repeated x-rays. This is common among parents who worry about the possible effects on their children. I hope that this research will have good results because radiography is an indispensable diagnostic tool. It would really be helpful to also assess the bone quality so that healthcare providers can determine if patients w...
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At last! After years of stuty, good thing that scientist were able to finally invent this less radiation Xrays. This will lessen our risk of being at risk of developing cancers due to frequent exposure to radiation. Another benefit would be it has 3 Dimensional feature which can give us a great picture of our bones too. They are simply using nanoagents that can highly sneek off the tiny cracks and get into the highlight of the bones to get the picture. Plus the most interesting feature would be ...
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