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2011-02-28 14:54:21

A technique designed by a University of Michigan-led team aims to make computer-aided tissue analysis better, faster and simpler Ulysses Balis, M.D., clicks a mouse to identify a helicopter in a satellite photo of Baghdad, Iraq. With another click, an algorithm that he and his team designed picks out three more choppers without highlighting any of the buildings, streets, trees or cars. Balis isn't playing war games. The director of the Division of Pathology Informatics at the University of...

2011-02-25 12:40:11

Guidelines of several cancer organizations have recommended that men with a rapid rise in PSA have a biopsy for prostate cancer, even if there is no other indication and the PSA is within the "normal" range. But change in PSA "“ known as PSA velocity"”is a poor predictor of prostate cancer, and may lead to many unnecessary biopsies, according to a study published online February 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Researchers have known for many years that PSA...

2011-02-25 09:00:00

GRASS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As a world leader in the advancement of the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, the Smilow Comprehensive Prostate Cancer Center (www.smilowprostatecancercenter.com) at NYU Langone Medical Center is the first medical facility in the Northeast to install ei-Nav|Artemis(TM), an innovative image guidance and navigation system for prostate biopsy that is manufactured by Eigen. Using proprietary next-generation imaging technology,...

2011-02-23 18:05:41

High-resolution images from a laser-based tool developed at Duke University could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while potentially saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs each year. The tool probes skin cells using two lasers to pump small amounts of energy, less than that of a laser pointer, into a suspicious mole. Scientists analyze the way the energy redistributes in the skin cells to pinpoint the...

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2011-02-20 07:49:07

Technology could allow for simpler and less invasive skin cancer detection University of Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface. The aim of the technology is to detect and examine skin lesions to determine whether they are benign or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor out of the skin and analyze it in the lab. Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical probe is...

2011-02-17 12:15:06

Biopsies using ultrasound fusion imaging for detecting bone and soft tissue cancers are safe, effective and just as accurate as conventional biopsy methods, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that the ultrasound fusion imaging technique guides a needle biopsy with precise accuracy and ease, while making the biopsy experience more convenient for patients. Ultrasound fusion merges real-time ultrasound images with previously acquired computed tomography or magnetic...

2011-02-15 00:00:00

The number one objection voiced by the male to having a vasectomy done is the fear of pain. The Madajet lidocaine injector offers technology that allows for the painless infiltration of aneshesia without a needle. By offering the "No needle-No scalpel technique for a vasectomy, the urologists of the Northeast Georgia Urological Associates eliminate not only the fear associated with having a vasectomy but also the pain associated with the procedure. They take their motto concerning having a...

2011-02-12 00:00:46

Today a digitized, or computerized, form of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is revolutionizing the clinical pathology industry, helping pathologists make diagnoses with improved accuracy, efficiency and speed are invaluable to the doctors and their patients who rely on pathology results. IHC is a test used to detect disease and determine its source and how advanced it is. IHC allows pathologists to differentiate abnormal, or diseased, cells from healthy cells and is used widely, especially in...

2011-02-11 13:25:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 11, 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 the Company received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Selenia Dimensions digital breast tomosynthesis system (Dimensions 3-D). Mammography systems using...

2011-02-08 07:35:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 8, 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 focus on new, ready to market technologies in women's imaging at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), the annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology in Vienna, Austria, March 4-7. Hologic will be...


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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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