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2011-05-15 00:02:30

Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly skin cancer exams. More than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, outnumbering all other cancers combined. There is no reason to delay a clinical exam for skin cancer. Plainview, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg applauds melanoma month in May and urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly...

2011-05-12 10:17:00

SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan, Inc., the leader in 3D Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), has entered into a distribution agreement with Chindex Medical Limited to market and service Naviscan's high-resolution organ-specific PET scanner in the People's Republic of China, including Hong Kong and Macau. The agreement represents the introduction of PEM (Positron Emission Mammography), the scanner's breast application, as a new tool available to Chinese women in their fight...

2011-05-12 00:08:11

Targeted biopsy, a major advance in prostate cancer diagnostics, was detailed by a UCLA team in the current issue of Urologic Oncology. The new technology fuses MRI with real-time 3D ultrasound, providing an exacting method to obtain biopsy specimens from suspicious areas in the prostate. The unique fusion method provides a major improvement in the way prostate biopsy is performed since the current biopsy methods were developed in the mid-1980s, according to UCLA professor of urology Dr....

2011-05-11 17:02:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gluten-free foods can be found everywhere from restaurants to grocery stores. Who needs to go gluten-free? For people diagnosed with Celiac disease, adopting a gluten-free diet is no fad. It is a medical treatment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110511/DC00624) "As a physician who specializes in pathology, I know that Celiac disease is no longer rare; it strikes one in 100 people from ages two to 80," advises...

2011-05-10 09:38:00

RESTON, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many of the world's top breast imaging experts will gather in San Antonio May 18-21 for the Society of Breast Imaging 10th Postgraduate Course and Biennial Meeting to be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Seventy eight top experts will take part in more than 40 workshops and sessions focused on breast cancer screening and risk assessment, breast MRI, advanced technologies and a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment...

2011-05-03 13:21:13

MRI can determine if a patient has endometrial versus cervical cancer even when a biopsy can't make that distinction, according to a new study. Determining the primary site of a tumor helps determine appropriate cancer treatment. The study, which is being presented during the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting on May 3 in Chicago, found that radiologists using MRI could correctly identify the primary site of cancer in 79% of cases (38/48 patients) when biopsy results are...

2011-05-03 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from the University of Cincinnati presented results from a prospective study at the American Roentgen Ray Society 2011 Annual Meeting today, demonstrating how PEM-guided biopsy may expedite pre-operative work-up and reduce radiation exposure for breast cancer patients. PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that can show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. This information is critical in determining...

2011-04-22 09:30:00

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eigen is the proud recipient of two grant awards from the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project (QTDP) funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. QTDP tax credits are provided under section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-148). Eigen received the maximum $244,000 award for each grant awarded in October, 2010, and January,...

2011-04-18 14:31:37

Cancer researchers at the University of Calgary are investigating a new tool to use for the prognosis of breast cancer in patients. This new digital tool will help give patients a more accurate assessment of how abnormal and aggressive their cancer is and help doctors recommend the best treatment options. Currently, a useful factor for deciding the best treatment strategy for early-stage breast cancer is tumour grade, a score assigned by a pathologist based on how abnormal cancer cells from a...

2011-04-08 08:48:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Simply eating strawberries may be a way for people at risk of esophageal cancer to protect themselves, according to new research. Esophageal cancer is the third most common gastrointestinal cancer and the sixth most frequent cause of cancer death in the world, according to the researchers. More than 16,000 new cases of esophageal cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States. For the study, 36 participants consumed 60 grams (about two ounces) of freeze-dried...


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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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