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2014-04-01 14:20:53

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Previous population-based studies comparing the accuracy of SFM versus FFDM have reported conflicting results, and reported recall rates—or the...

2014-03-31 23:00:44

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online, April1, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower...

2014-03-25 23:36:23

CBCC, a Comprehensive Breast Care Center of CDI Miami, announces the types of breast biopsies they now offer. Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Several breast biopsy procedures are used to obtain a tissue sample from the breast. A particular procedure may be recommended based on the size, location, and other characteristics of a concerning breast abnormality, especially if it is not clear why the abnormality exists. There are several types of breast biopsies. CBCC, a Comprehensive Breast...

2014-03-13 16:28:02

First-ever NCoBC sponsored pre-conference seminar to be held on 3D mammography BEDFORD, Mass., March 13, 2014 /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, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will feature its award-winning 3D mammography platform as part of its comprehensive portfolio of breast health solutions at the...

2014-03-13 08:27:54

Innovation intended to improve cytology yields by up to 800 percent SAUSALITO, Calif., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanovas, Inc., (www.sanovas.com) a life science technology company focused on developing and commercializing next generation micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued patent # 8,668,654 for the company's Cytological Brushing System. The Cytological Brushing System is a...

2014-03-10 16:33:12

Two separate analyses of Feasibility Study data presented at the European Congress of Radiology 2014 VIENNA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering development of opto-acoustic (OA) imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that two analyses of outcomes from a U.S. Feasibility Study of its investigational Imagio® breast imaging device were presented at the annual meeting of the European...

2014-03-03 08:31:29

New products including lower-dose tomosynthesis and tomosynthesis-guided biopsy to be showcased for the radiology community BEDFORD, Mass., March 3, 2014 /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, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its extensive portfolio of innovative products for breast cancer...

2014-02-25 23:28:03

Topics range from PTEN and ERG biomarkers expression in biopsies to isolated eosinophilic colitis. Irving, TEXAS (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Miraca Life Sciences, the nation’s largest independent anatomical pathology laboratory, today announced that it will have a significant presence at the 2014 United States and Canada Academy of Pathology (USCAP) meeting in San Diego, CA the first week of March. In an ongoing effort to provide pathologists with high quality information at the...

2014-02-25 08:31:34

Proceeds to support ongoing U.S. Pivotal Study of Imagio in the U.S. and activities to obtain CE Mark in E.U. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced that it has sold $34.6 million of a $39 million Series C equity funding round from existing investors with the lead investment from MedCare Investment Funds. The new funding will...

2014-02-21 11:41:00

Other methods are needed to assess quality of deceased donor kidneys Highlights from two studies: Biopsy-detected injury in donated kidneys was modestly associated with a delay in organ function in the first week after transplantation, but only for donor kidneys already known to be at high risk. Donor kidney biopsies frequently underreported kidney injury with substantial variability. There was a large degree of overlap between the results of biopsies from kidneys that were deemed...


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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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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