This is the first installment of a two-part discussion on screening for lung cancer with CT.

This week, UCSF announced a potential new test which is about to enter Phase 1 clinical trials, which will use a special MRI exam to help doctors look at not just the prostate cancer tumor itself, but also how fast it is growing, and how quickly it is responding to any medicine or treatment.

There is now a less invasive alternative to colonoscopy called low dose CT colonography (CTC, also known as virtual colonoscopy) that is equally effective at spotting the growths in the colon that could go on to become cancer.

UCFS’s Dr. Srikantan Nagarajan and his Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory were recently contacted by MythBusters, the popular Discovery Channel show, to help test the myth that people use only 10 percent of the brain. Tune in this Sunday, December 5, at 9 p.m. E/P to see what they found out!

The risks of CT scan radiation and ways to reduce those risks have been making headlines for more than a year.

Engaging in light exercise may actually protect against the cartilage deterioration that is at the heart of osteoarthritis of the knee.