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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...

2012-08-09 23:17:58

Researchers have successfully developed and tested a new prostate cancer screening method that uses the combined power of a novel drug therapy and changes in PSA levels over time to identify men with a high PSA who are more likely to have aggressive prostate cancer despite negative biopsies. The new study by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, published in the Journal of Urology, shows that PSA can be a much more effective marker for prostate cancer...

2012-07-20 10:22:50

RALEIGH, N.C., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last several years Carolina Conceptions has been offering embryo biopsy to rule out chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases in future pregnancies. One of the downsides of the technique was that biopsies were performed after 3 days of embryo culture, which was later discovered to limit the ability of the embryo to undergo normal development. This actually reduced the chance of pregnancy, often erasing any advantage that was...

2012-07-10 10:25:46

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study by Korean researchers at the Ewha Women's Hospital in Seoul, published this year in the Annals of Nuclear Medicine, Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), also known as BSGI, may be a better choice than MRI for women who have a new cancer diagnosis and dense breast tissue detected by mammography. According to their results, MBI/BSGI and MRI had nearly the same sensitivity for the detection of additional...

2012-07-09 23:01:07

Comprehensive pocket handbook offers visual guide to skin diseases in the lower extremities. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 Timely recognition, diagnosis and management of cutaneous disorders in the lower extremities are key concerns for many clinicians across various medical specialties. Accordingly, HMP Communications, the publisher of the award-winning journals Podiatry Today and The Dermatologist, announces the debut of Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, a...

2012-06-05 23:01:32

East Tennessee laboratory implements latest software, improves accuracy and reporting Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 KDL Pathology, a privately-held specialty pathology group offering rapid, comprehensive testing for complex inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases, is increasing diagnostic safety and improving patient care with the implementation of a new specimen and data tracking solution. The new workflow and software system have drastically reduced the possibility of human error...

2012-06-01 10:22:01

MADISON, N.J., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced a new molecular test panel designed to help physicians determine if a thyroid gland is cancerous and requires surgical removal. The test is believed to be the most comprehensive panel clinically available to identify mutations associated with four gene markers indicated by the American Thyroid Association for the clinical...

2012-05-09 02:27:21

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, non-imaging gamma probes have been used to guide surgeons to critical lymph nodes in cancer patients. More recently, a procedure has been developed to guide tumor surgery using the same probe, however the non-imaging probes used in these procedures cannot provide accurate depth information. According to the results presented by two leading medical institutions at the Society of Surgical Oncology 2012 Annual Cancer Symposium March...

2012-05-09 05:29:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study shows more than half the women aged 40-49 diagnosed with breast cancer reported no family history. The study, conducted at Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC in Rochester, NY, found that 228 out of 373 cancers (61%) were found in women, aged 40-49 with no family history of breast cancer. Seventeen of the 228 patients did have a prior personal history of breast cancer or abnormal cells at a prior biopsy, and were not included in this analysis. "Out of...

2012-05-07 05:08:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A new study indicates a short-term follow-up of patients who have had a negative (benign) MRI-guided vacuum assisted breast biopsy may not be necessary. The study, conducted at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, included 144 patients with 176 lesions that were followed anywhere from three months to 36 months. The study found no malignancies on follow-up MR imaging, said Jaime Geisel, MD, one of the authors of the study. Two patients had suspicious findings...


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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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