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New imaging technique developed to identify breast cancer
...asive alternative to biopsy in cases with positive mammography
or clinical breast exam results, says Michael A. Jacobs, Ph.D., the lead researcher for the Hopkins study. "What MRSI does provide is information about the molecular environment of breast tumors, which also may be useful in designing therapeutic inte...
Statistical technique helps researchers gain more information from a single data run
...dical imaging, such as the detection of details in mammography
data where small differences in calcification shapes are important to diagnosis. Wavelets offer advantages over traditional statistical analysis techniques, including: Ability to remove noise from complex data sets; Sensitivity to the fractal natur...
American Physical Society March Meeting 2003
...mages the breast in 3D. Called "full-field digital mammography
tomosynthesis," the system fires 10-20 low-dose x-rays from various angles to a stationary patient and detector. In its current implementation, the system exposes a patient to just three-fourths of the x-ray dose of conventional 2D mammograms (which ...
Media alert: press briefings and special sessions at the GSA's Annual Meeting
...ive, will discuss the political perspective on the mammography
controversy. 3:30 5:00 p.m. Essex North West/North Center, Westin The Biological Sciences Presidential Symposium on Stem Cells This special session will address the use and regulation of stem cells in research and therapy. Presenters will discus...
A laser-based spectometry screening tool may provide early and efficient detection of breast cancer
...r breast cancer. For example, the effectiveness of mammography
is still being debated, while serum-based tumor markers still lack adequate sensitivity and specificity for detecting early stage carcinoma. Identification of disease-associated proteins could be a solution for early detection of breast cancers. Howe...
New imaging technology promises better breast cancer detection in early stages
...cintimammography, " said Dr. Khalkhali. "Although mammography
is currently the standard early diagnostic screeni...effective adjunct in identifying lesions missed by mammography
particularly in women with dense breast tissue, low suspicion lesions on mammograms, pre-menstrual ...
National Institutes of Health green lights additional research into new breast imaging system
...breast tissue is denser, often fooling traditional mammography
into a false negative reading. Ironically, the cancers also tend to be more virulent and grow faster. A Clemson University physicist is working on a laser-imaging system enabling more accurate views of breast tissue. Given the go-ahead from the Nati...
Research shows different races, ethic groups receiving different levels of preventive care
...nt of white women who would have been eligible for mammography
received it compared with 70 percent of black women and 74 percent of Hispanic women. After again controlling for those factors, they found 70 percent of eligible white women received Pap smears compared with 83 percent of black women and 78 percen...
New x-ray technique images cartilage, may lead to earlier diagnosis of osteoarthritis
...ng cartilage using DEI after seeing DEI images for mammography
taken in 1997. The images were of a standard test object used to grade the sensitivity of mammography
machines. The object contains tumor-like tissue as well as artificial fibrils found in certain brea...
New test detects colon cancer gene
...y used early detection tests for cancer, including mammography
and the Pap smear," said Vogelstein. "We believe that we can increase the sensitivity to over 70 percent simply by analyzing more APC molecules from each sample." The lack of false positives makes the test particularly attractive for screening, he ...
New study to compare digital, film mammography in massive $26.5 million effort to save womens lives
...om the breast cancer screening technology known as mammography
would be worth far more. Enhanced images could bo...physicists and others will compare the new digital mammography
to standard film mammography
in a project eventually involving almost 50,000 women. The grant will g...
Hopkins selected to participate in first major study of digital mammography
...e first major study assessing the value of digital mammography
versus standard mammography. The study, called th...will be recruited for the study to compare digital mammography
to standard film mammography
and decide if the new digital technique is equal to or better than the ...
Women's health on wheels
... astonishing array of the latest in digital breast mammography
equipment and sophisticated satellite systems for relaying the mammography
images back to expert radiologists at the U.S. Army's Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland and to ...
Tobacco settlement $ = biomedical research; business development
... in older adults. --Developing new high-resolution mammography
technology. --Clinical trials of a bioartificial kidney. --Developing new drugs to treat heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. --Testing a substance that kills bacterial, viral and fungal contaminants in food....
Research shows radiologists will need different programs for digital mammography to work best
...iologists will need different programs for digital mammography
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Hopkins researchers develop a non-invasive screening test for cancer
...A for cancer screening, one day, working much like mammography
does in screening for breast cancer. "For example," he says, "someone at higher risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of smoking could provide a sputum sample. That sample would be analyzed to obtain a base line description of the indiv...
Vibrating Cells Could Be The Ultimate In Noninvasive Screening
...anada. He reckons thatit will be some years before mammography
will be replaced because it has such ahigh sensitivity, but he says this doesn't rule out the use of HEI. HEI, says Fenster, appears to have one major advantage over existingtechniques. HEI has a high specificity which means that false pos...
MicroCAT A Welcome Sight To Geneticists And Mice
...ng twoversions of the MicroCAT. One uses a digital mammography
detector withresolution of less than .05 of a millimeter. It can scan a mouse in a fewminutes, or it can provide an X-ray in less than a second. The second version uses a novel detector to measure the position and energy ofeach X-ray. Incorporating X...
Renowned Breast Cancer Experts Present Latest Findings At UCSF Cancer Center Symposium
...blepreventive strategies; and the pros and cons of mammography
screening. Ernster, who along with her col...roject to establish a computerizedpopulation-based mammography
registry for San Francisco that will be linked toother registries and used to develop a better under...