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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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. 

Professor John Griffiths receives European Magnetic Resonance Award

Dr John Griffiths, a Cancer Research UK-funded scientist, has received the 2010 European Magnetic Resonance Award for Basic Sciences.

Brain scans could diagnose and monitor glioma brain tumours

Research into the most common type of brain tumour has uncovered a way to monitor the disease using the latest imaging technologies.

London researchers pioneer MRI technique to detect ovarian chemo benefits

Researchers in London have used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique - called 'diffusion-weighted' MRI - to determine whether women with late-stage ovarian cancer...

Spiral CT screening of heavy smokers could decrease lung cancer death rates

Heavy smokers who have lung cancer screening with low-dose 'spiral' chest CT scans appear to be less likely to die from the disease.