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2011-11-28 08:00:00

KALONA, Iowa, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CIVCO Medical Solutions is introducing RAD-GUIDE, a needle guidance solution for CT and Fluoroscopy, at RSNA 2011. RAD-GUIDE allows physicians a method for introducing needles under CT or Fluoroscopy by visualizing and adjusting planned punctures prior to needle entry. "As imaging modalities evolve, CIVCO is committed to translating our expertise in ultrasound needle guidance to other modalities," said Robin Therme, VP of Multi-Modality Imaging for...

2011-11-25 09:00:00

CINCINNATI, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About 16 months after becoming a division of Devicor® Medical Products, Inc., Mammotome - the company that helped create and build the vacuum-assisted breast biopsy market - has made significant progress toward its new product development and growth goals. "As the only company with a singular focus on breast biopsy, Mammotome is re-focused, re-energized, and re-committed," says CEO Tom Daulton. "We've spent more than a year...

2011-11-21 15:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will feature some of its newest women's health products at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 26...

2011-11-15 11:34:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. today reported that its scientists and academic collaborators will present three posters at the 34th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) taking place in San Antonio, TX December 6-10, 2011. The poster presentations describe data generated on Biocept's proprietary OncoCEE(TM) (Oncology Cell Enrichment and Extraction) platform, which enables efficient CTC capture and detection, as well as biomarker analysis on the captured...

2011-11-09 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc., a privately-held CLIA-certified laboratory testing company, focused on the detection and analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood samples from cancer patients, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has allowed its patent application covering its microchannel capture device developed for the isolation of rare cells in blood. The microchannel is a key component of Biocept's Cell Enrichment and Extraction...

Scientists Establish Cell Cultures Of Endangered Frog
2011-11-04 03:49:23

San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy scientists have taken a tremendous leap forward in banking viable amphibian cells. This was achieved through the first successful establishment of cell cultures from frozen biopsy specimens of the critically endangered Mississippi gopher frog. A method called "tissue piecing" and immediate freezing in liquid nitrogen allows field biologists to collect samples that can later be processed in a laboratory. "With amphibians we have found that we can...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breast journal published new data from a prospective study conducted at the Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea that shows Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) has a higher sensitivity for tumor detection compared to whole-body PET/CT when using both visual as well as quantitative analysis. These results were particularly striking and significant for smaller-sized tumors (less than 2 cm), likely due to the improved spatial...

2011-10-21 09:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced that it will showcase its breast tomosynthesis and other new, ready-to-market technologies in women's imaging at the 59th Congress of the Journees Francaises de Radiologie (JFR) in Paris, France,...

2011-10-19 10:58:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians and scientists from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) just released the results of their groundbreaking research study entitled Cleavage Stage Embryo Biopsy Significantly Impairs Embryonic Reproductive Potential While Blastocyst Biopsy Does Not: A Novel Paired Analysis of Cotransferred Biopsied and Non-Biopsied Sibling Embryos. The study, led by Richard T. Scott, M.D. and presented at the American Society of...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Cancer (INCan), one of the best-equipped oncologic centers in Latin America, is the first to offer Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) to the residents of Mexico. PEM is the breast application of the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner that shows the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. It is the only FDA-cleared 3D Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) device on the market. The Naviscan PEM scanner is...


Latest Biopsy Reference Libraries

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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