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Radiation from cardia angioplasty or myocardial perfusion imaging increases cancer risk

Peter Griffin posted in on February 8th, 2011.

A study of more than 82,000 heart patients in Quebec was published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). It concludes that radiation used in cardiac angioplasty or myocardial perfusion imaging is strong enough to cause a five per cent increase in cancer risk during the five years after imaging. Our colleagues at the […]

Sunday Star Times: Our bright sparks

Peter Griffin posted in on November 15th, 2010.

Adam Dudding writes in the Sunday Star Times about the involvement of kiwi scientist Dr David Krofcheck in the Large Hadron Collider, and his particular interest in the recent experiments with lead atoms. Krofcheck is interested not only in the science – which could lead to breakthroughs in medical imaging – but is also proud […]

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UC/CERN collaboration leads to colour x-rays

Peter Griffin posted in on December 16th, 2009.

An international collaboration involving New Zealand researchers has resulted in a world-first: colour x-ray technology. The Medipix All Resolution System (MARS) scanner – a type of CT scanner – makes use of technologies first developed for particle physics research at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research). The scanner is currently being shipped from the University […]

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