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2013-04-15 14:05:31

Technique relies on correcting for genetic variants Genetic variants have been identified which can increase serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations and prostate cancer risk. A new study published in The Journal of Urology® reports that correcting PSA levels for these genetic variants can have significant consequences, including avoiding unnecessary biopsies for some men and eliminating false complacency for others. In this study of 964 healthy Caucasian men, correcting...

2013-04-15 11:20:21

Radiologists are a step closer to implementing a program in an underserved region of Uganda for diagnosing and treating women with palpable breast masses. The program combines a unique diagnostic algorithm along with targeted community outreach, said medical student Chris Duncan working with the organization Imaging the World. Imaging the World, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing diagnostic imaging to underserved areas around the world, has multiple obstetrical imaging...

2013-03-31 23:01:09

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Biopsy Devices Market (Disposable & Reusable Needles, Hot & Cold Forceps, Needle-based Biopsy Guns, VAB, CNB, FNAB Devices, Guidance Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," in 2011, the global biopsy devices market was valued at USD 1.3 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2012 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of USD 2.1 billion in...

2013-03-26 08:28:54

ALBANY, New York, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Biopsy Devices Market (Disposable & Reusable Needles, Hot & Cold Forceps, Needle-based Biopsy Guns, VAB, CNB, FNAB Devices, Guidance Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," in 2011, the global biopsy devices market was valued at USD 1.3 billion and is...

2013-03-18 11:08:57

A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The authors, who relate their findings to the male population in China, also suggest that this score can improve predictive performance of existing clinical variables, especially for patients with a total PSA...

2013-03-05 12:29:08

SARASOTA, Fla., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sarasota, Florida based Diagnostic Center for Disease(TM) in conjunction with PanAm HIFU, LLC, released data today showing a 95% cure rate with HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) in more than 200 patients at more than 7 years post treatment. This group of patients had biopsy proven prostate cancer in conjunction with a 3.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Spectroscopy scan (MRI-S). Ronald E. Wheeler, M.D. (Medical Director) attributes...

2013-03-05 12:28:01

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium HealthCare Inc. (OTC Pink: MHCC) signed an exclusive nationwide distribution agreement for an Oral Diagnostics Biopsy test. This non-invasive full thickness biopsy can be used to rule out oral dysplasia or cancer. Millennium President Chris Amandola commented, "Today's healthcare marketplace continues to move towards preventive care to maintain overall health costs. We are very excited to sign our first exclusive agreement in...

2013-03-03 23:02:51

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new research that shows the success of software originally used for star gazing and how it is now being used to analyze breast cancer tissue. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 03, 2013 Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on a new research that shows the success of software originally used for star...

2013-02-26 12:27:16

VERONA, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personna Medical, a leading provider of high quality blades for medical applications, announced today that it will showcase the world's premier shave biopsy tool, the Personna DermaBlade® at the AAD Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida (March 1-5, 2013 - Booth # 2413). The DermaBlade, invented by dermatologist, Dr. Robert Segal, is a flexible, sterile tool that makes the process of skin biopsy safer for the patient and much simpler than other...

2013-02-25 20:21:30

Company to host special ECR symposium and workshops to mark significant advances in its tomosynthesis development program BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 25, 2013 /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 display an extensive suite of healthcare solutions for breast cancer screening and...


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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