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Severe shortage of radiologists risks delays to cancer diagnosis, says report

The UK does not have enough radiologists to meet demand, according to a new report.

Scottish radiology services struggling to cope with high demand, doctors warn

A shortage of radiologists in Scotland is putting patient safety at risk, doctors have warned.

MRI scans for suspected prostate cancer could improve diagnosis

Using an MRI scan to help diagnose prostate cancer could spare some men from unnecessary invasive biopsies, according to a new study.

Tests to diagnose cancer underfunded and staff overstretched

NHS services for diagnosing cancer are underfunded, understaffed, and key waiting time targets are being missed

‘Unacceptable’ UK variation in waiting times for radiology results

A ‘chronic’ shortage of radiologists is causing wide variation in waiting times for x-ray and scan results, experts claim. 

MRI scans 'shouldn't guide treatment decisions for early-stage breast cancer patients'

 MRI may not be the most appropriate way to assess women with early-stage breast cancer, a surgeon at University College Dublin has said.

Body's baking soda used to catch cancer early

A chemical commonly called baking soda which is found naturally in the body could be used to detect cancer with magnetic resonance imaging, reveals a Cancer Research UK...

New cancer imaging technique uses vitamin C to detect more aggressive tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have developed a new imaging technique that uses vitamin C to detect cancers likely to be more aggressive or resistant to treatment.

Scientists reveal best imaging technique for ovarian cancer

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have determined that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique, which measures the movement of water molecules within the tumour,...

New imaging technique reveals if breast cancer treatments are working

CANCER RESEARCH UK scientists have developed a new imaging technique that can show when breast cancer treatment is working, weeks before current methods. The research is...