December 29, 2020Physician Perspectives, Research

Lora Barke, DO on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Here is Lora Barke, DO answering RSNA’s questions regarding her recent research on Digital Breast Tomosynthesis. What are the chief limitations of mammography? The ideal screening tool finds all the cancers and causes no false alarms- so our goal is to get as close to that ideal as we can. On regular 2D mammography, a […]

March 10, 2020Lifestyle, Research

Bone Density Testing Can Diagnose Osteoporosis Before Injury

Recent studies in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association “found that 28 percent of men and 26 percent of women between ages 35 and 50 had osteopenia, a precursor to osteoporosis.” (1) Osteoporosis is the reduction of bone density and leads to an increased risk in fractures. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says that,”one in […]

January 28, 2020Healthcare, Research

Will We Always Need the Lead Apron?

It is in its early stages, but research is being done on the use of lead aprons in x-ray rooms. More specifically, not using lead aprons during x-ray procedures. The use of lead aprons during x-rays has been going on since the 1950’s. Studies being done, including those by Rebecca Marsh, a medical physicist at […]