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2011-09-08 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan, the leader in organ-specific molecular imaging, announced today that it obtained CE Mark approval for both its high-resolution PET scanner and PET-guided biopsy accessory. The breast application of the scanner is Positron Emission Mammography (PEM). Naviscan has expanded its distribution into 13 European countries and has already received its first two orders in Germany and Switzerland. Naviscan manufactures the only...

2011-09-07 08:05:00

New recommendations based on new scientific evidence and in response to increased incidence of melanoma SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on an extensive review of scientific literature and the recommendations of recognized melanoma experts, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released updated evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Published online in the Journal of the American Academy of...

2011-08-29 15:00:00

Innovative alternative diagnosis options to prostate biopsy (MRI-S) and prostate cancer treatment (HIFU) are now being offered by Atlantic HIFU, a leader in quality prostate health care. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Painless Non-Invasive Diagnosis of the Prostate Atlantic HIFU offers 3T MRI-S technology, an exciting new medical imaging option for all men with rising PSA or prior biopsies that help urologists diagnose and treat prostate disease and cancer more effectively than...

2011-08-17 16:54:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Devicor(TM) Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), a portfolio company of GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced today the completion of its previously announced agreement to acquire the neoprobe® gamma detection system (GDS) products and related assets from Neoprobe Corporation. Devicor previously provided distribution and marketing services to Neoprobe for the GDS portfolio. Financial terms of the agreement included $30...

2011-08-05 14:11:07

Study refutes controversy about technique in delicate head, neck region A common technique for determining whether melanoma has spread can be used safely and effectively even in tumors from the head and neck area, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Sentinel lymph node biopsy involves injecting a special dye to identify the first node where cancer would likely spread. If that node is clean, patients can avoid further debilitating surgery to...

2011-08-02 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Published last week in the American Journal of Roentgenology, researchers from Swedish Cancer Institute and the University of Washington showed that using Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) they found a correlation between FDG uptake values and the prognostic factors that predict breast cancer survival. The highest FDG levels were in the most aggressive cancer type - triple negative cancers. Women with triple negative breast cancer have a higher...

2011-08-01 16:20:38

Optical coherence tomography technology developed by MIT team enables endoscopes to see below surface of colon, esophagus Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new imaging system that enables high-speed, three-dimensional (3-D) imaging of microscopic pre-cancerous changes in the esophagus or colon. The new system, described in the Optical Society's (OSA) open access journal Biomedical Optics Express, is based on an emerging technology called optical...

2011-07-28 18:05:00

SAN DIEGO, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc., an advanced diagnostic CLIA-certified service laboratory developing novel tests for the oncology community, today announced the availability of OncoCEE-BR(TM) for breast cancer, a test designed to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) found in the blood of patients with this disease, and to assess their HER2/neu status by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) performed on the CTCs detected in the blood. HER2/neu status is...

2011-07-20 07:03:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Physician-based screening for melanoma is associated with higher rates of detecting the cancer than self-examinations, according to this study. The disease-specific survival rate for advanced-stage melanoma is poor, so detecting the cancer in an earlier stage is the best means to ensure a favorable prognosis, according to background information in the article. Previous research has demonstrated that patients find most melanomas, and that those lesions tend to be...

2011-07-18 16:29:35

Physician-based screening for melanoma is associated with higher rates of physician-detected melanoma and detection of thinner melanoma, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The disease-specific survival rate for advanced-stage melanoma is poor, so detecting the cancer in an earlier stage is the best means to ensure a favorable prognosis, according to background information in the article. Previous research 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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