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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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