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230,000 waiting more than a month for radiology test results in England, study finds

Hundreds of thousands of patients in England are waiting more than a month for radiology test results, a royal college has warned.

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CT scans are the best alternative to colonoscopy to investigate bowel cancer symptoms

A scan that offers patients a less invasive test, sometimes called a ‘virtual colonoscopy’, is more effective than the traditional X-ray test of barium enema and should now be considered alongside the ‘gold standard’ of colonoscopy for investigating patients with a possible bowel cancer.

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Repeated childhood CT scans increase risk of cancer in adulthood

Repeated CT scans during childhood can increase the risk of developing brain tumours or leukaemia in later life.

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