Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 01, 2011
New technology offers the next generation of mammography
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States, with approximately 200,000 new diagnoses each year.

Consider the breast and lungs when determining thoracic imaging protocols
Carefully consider the radiation dose to the breast and lungs before deciding which CT protocol to use for thoracic imaging of individual patients, a new study cautions.

Lower contrast agent dose feasible in 320 row CT angiography
Contrast media dose can be reduced in coronary CT angiography, making it safer, without significantly affecting the quality of the images, a new study shows.

Hydrogen fluoride may be the major cause of coal burning endemic fluorosis
Recent research demonstrate that hydrogen fluoride is the prior releasing form of fluorine in long-term air-exposed coal under combustion and mild heating, which may change current understanding of the cause and prevailing mechanism of coal burning endemic fluorosis.

UNC shares $6 million Leducq award to study heart failure
A collaborative network of European and North American scientists, including from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, have been awarded a total of $6 million over five years to explore the biology of heart failure and to find new therapies for it.
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