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2010-12-13 06:02:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- While questions persist about the best ways to detect breast cancer early, a CT imaging system first unveiled five years ago is in a better position today to enter the fray -- at least in a supporting role to conventional mammography. In addition, preliminary research shows that breast coverage and radiation dose is comparable to mammography. Yet at this point researchers do not believe the CBCT is likely to replace mammography as a frontline screening tool. More studies...

2010-12-03 16:13:01

While questions persist about the best ways to detect breast cancer early, a CT imaging system developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center and first unveiled five years ago is in a better position today to enter the fray -- at least in a supporting role to conventional mammography. URMC radiologist Avice O'Connell, M.D., was invited to summarize the studies conducted thus far on the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scanner, at the Radiological Society of North America Annual...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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