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RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA PRESS CONFERENCE ON NEWS TOPICS

RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA PRESS CONFERENCE ON NEWS TOPICS
 News topics being presented at today's (Dec. 3) Radiological Society of North America press conferences:
 -- A young alcoholic might look and act normal, but a sophisticated radiological technique is finding brain damage. Positron emission tomography (PET) found a significant decrease in brain metabolism in 10 seemingly healthy alcoholic men ranging in age from 27 to 51. The good news: the damage can often repair itself if the alcoholic stops drinking. (Presenter: Gene-Jack Wang, M.D., Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, N.Y.)
 -- Infants or young children whose chronic noisy breathing, snoring or coughing cause them to wake up hundreds of times a night can be diagnosed with a new radiology technique and the cause of their disorder often corrected. Physical abnormalities -- such as too large tonsils or a too small lower jaw -- were the cause of the sleep problems in 81 percent of 55 children studied with videofluoroscopy, X-ray images recorded on videotape. The technique can be performed with equipment available in most hospital radiology departments. (Presenter: Janet Strife, M.D., Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati. NOTE: B-roll with and without sound available)
 -- A new, painless, non-invasive radiology technique may replace the need for angiography in some patients to diagnose conditions such as blockages in the arteries. MRA (magnetic resonance angiography) is also being used to evaluate the results of heart bypass grafts and to evaluate the success of chemotherapy in treating tumors. (Presenters: John Huston, M.D., Mayo Clinic; J. Shannon Swan, M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison; Wayne Davis, M.D., Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City).
 -- Magnetic resonance can be used to definitively diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, a debilitating hand and wrist disorder that affects as many as 200,000 Americans each year. MR is particularly useful in assessing people who have undergone conventional diagnosis with unclear findings. CTS is most frequently a problem of workers who perform repetitive hand motions, such as assembly line workers, supermarket checkers or keyboard operators. (Presenters: Bernd Hamm, M.D., Freie University, Berlin; Roseanne Oliverio, M.D., Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.)
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