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2012-12-04 12:58:35

UI finding might help improve 'liquid biopsy' approach for detecting cancer cells in blood A surprising discovery about the physical properties of cancer cells could help improve a new diagnostic approach–a liquid biopsy–that detects, measures, and evaluates cancer cells in blood. Cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream can form metastases–new tumors. Detecting these rare circulating cancer cells in a blood sample is much less invasive than a standard tumor biopsy,...

2012-10-10 07:27:33

Urologists Able to Order Prostate Core Mitomic Test((TM)) through LabCorp's DIANON Systems Laboratory THUNDER BAY, ON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mitomics, a world leader in the research and development of mitochondrial genome-based products, today announced an agreement with Laboratory Corporation of America(® )Holdings (LabCorp(®)) (NYSE: LH), a leading provider of medical laboratory tests and services.  Under the agreement, urologists will be able to order Mitomics'...

2012-10-04 10:31:01

A simple new test, in which the patient swallows a string, can monitor treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis as effectively as an invasive, expensive and uncomfortable procedure that risks complications, particularly in children. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, working in collaboration with clinician-investigators at the University of Colorado Denver/Children's Hospital Colorado and Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, reported their findings in...

2012-10-02 14:38:47

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient management by differentiating high-risk lesions requiring additional workup from other non-malignant subtypes. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has emerged in recent years as a useful tool in breast cancer detection and staging. One of...

2012-10-01 23:01:28

Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online, October 2, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook. IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 Water diffusion measurements with MRI could decrease false-positive breast cancer results and reduce preventable biopsies, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the technique also could improve patient...

2012-10-01 20:23:18

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports needle biopsy is a more efficient, less invasive way to get the same diagnosis as traditional open biopsy Women suspected of having breast cancer now have more reasons to be diagnosed with a needle biopsy instead of a traditional open surgical biopsy. Besides avoiding the risks and discomfort of an open surgical procedure, needle biopsies can also lead to improved treatment outcomes according to findings from a new study published in...

2012-09-24 02:27:15

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Strand Diagnostics, LLC, maker of the know error® system for prostate biopsies, today announced the launch of a new system designed to protect breast biopsy patients from inaccurate diagnosis due to misidentification of biopsy samples. The know error® system for breast biopsies compares the DNA profile of the breast biopsy specimen to a reference sample taken via cheek swab. This simple process safeguards patients from misidentification...

2012-08-23 06:25:39

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is almost always diagnosed by biopsy, a surgical procedure that removes tissue samples from tumors. The samples are viewed under a microscope by a pathologist to determine the presence and type of cancer. According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, it is the fear of biopsies spreading cancer that drives over half a million US citizens out of the country for medical treatment each year. Doctors routinely recommend biopsies to diagnose...

2012-08-22 02:24:30

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, formerly Lucid, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LCDX), the leader in Rapid Cell Imaging and Diagnostics technology, today announced the release of two next-generation products in its FDA-cleared VivaScope(®) family. The new VivaScope 1500 and VivaScope 3000 produce high-quality images of living cells at the point of care. VivaScope imagers enable physicians to perform painless "optical" biopsies to diagnose...

2012-08-16 02:25:06

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucid, Inc. announced today that, effective immediately, it is operating under a new company name, Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Inc., or Caliber ID. The new name reflects the company's commitment to innovating and delivering the highest caliber identification tools for accurate, rapid diagnosis to assist in the fight against skin cancer and other diseases. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120816/NY57816LOGO ) Caliber ID has...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

Medical Inspection
2012-11-19 10:14:39

Medical inspection is a head to toe exam completed by a physician. This inspection can either be for a well-check or for diagnosis. During this exam several techniques, tools and outside resources may be utilized in order to complete. A systematic approach will give the physician more uniform results that will be more useful for diagnosis and monitoring patient health. Common practice of this inspection will also build a better patient knowledge and relationship. Technique Providers have...

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