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2010-10-22 00:44:58

Researchers found that the combination of computed tomography (CT), postmortem CT angiography (CTA) and biopsy can serve as a minimally invasive option for determining natural causes of death such as cardiac arrest, according to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). In the last decade, postmortem imaging, especially CT, has gained increasing acceptance in the forensic field. However, CT has certain limitations in the assessment of natural...

2010-10-15 08:10:41

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A new virtual bone biopsy may be a key tool to identify future bone problems for men with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. The most commonly known treatment for this disease is androgen deprivation therapy or ADT. ADT suppresses or blocks the production or action of male sex hormones. But the same thing that has been used to treat cancer for years is actually associated with the decay of cortical and trabecular bone....

2010-10-04 13:13:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There are 169,399 people diagnosed with lung cancer each year. About 1 in 45 women and 1 in 22 men will develop it during their lifetime.  A new test could allow for a more precise diagnosis and better targeted therapy for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancers are traditionally divided into two main groups, either neuroendocrine or non-small cell lung cancer. In 20 to 30 percent of the cases it is difficult to make a definitive diagnosis of the tumor subtype...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SightLine Health has expanded its breast cancer treatment services at its West Houston facility to include the Naviscan PEM scanner. PEM (Positron Emission Mammography) scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view allows physicians to make the optimal cancer care decision by providing an unprecedented ability to...

2010-09-28 06:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In a prospective study published in the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, researchers at Boca Raton Regional Hospital (Boca Raton, FL) showed that Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) and breast MRI had comparably high ability to detect cancerous lesions. The prospective study enrolled 182 women with recent biopsy-proven primary breast cancer and also found that PEM was not impacted by menopausal status, breast density or hormone...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, announced that initial data from its large-scale, prospective, multi-center clinical trial were presented today at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, held in Paris, France. The findings showed that the company's molecular test classified inconclusive thyroid nodule fine needle aspirates (FNA) as benign with a high degree of...

2010-09-07 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- superDimension, Ltd. ®, a privately-owned company that develops minimally invasive interventional pulmonology devices, today announced it has raised $24.8 million in debt and equity financing in two separate transactions. The $24.8 million capital raise included a $9.8 million equity round of financing and a new $15 million credit facility with Oxford Finance Corporation. All of the Company's existing investors participated in the...

2010-09-03 18:08:26

Routine biopsies necessary to identify transplants at risk Kidney transplants that show a combination of fibrosis (scarring) and inflammation after one year are at higher risk of long-term transplant failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). To identify these abnormalities, doctors would need to perform routine biopsies on apparently normal kidney transplants"”rather than waiting for problems to occur. "Even...

2010-08-26 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Imaging Centers has installed the Naviscan PEM scanner into its newest facility in Plano, TX, adding a dedicated breast imaging modality to its array of diagnostic tools. PEM (Positron Emission Mammography) scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians in making the optimal patient care decision by providing an unprecedented ability to...

2010-08-23 23:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent study presented at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 52nd Annual Meeting, researchers at the University of Washington showed that 18FDG dose for Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) may be reduced by as much as 70% without altering image quality. PEM scanners are high-resolution breast PET systems that show the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians to make the optimal...


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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