Tag: "detection" at medical news

Bone SPECT superior to FDG PET for detecting bone metastases in breast cancer

...iate imaging method is able to assist in the early detection of bone metastases," said Dr. Uematsu....

A probe, not an echo

...tion patterns. This promises to allow non-invasive detection of lesions in clinical diagnosis, which represents the "holy grail" of medical imaging. The team found it possible to identify various anatomical structures within the kidney based on their distinctive attenuation characteristics, so that computeriz...

2005 Potamkin Prize goes to neurologists for research in early detection of Alzheimer's disease

...imer's disease has prompted consideration of early detection methods," he said. "The Washington University Alzh...tic stage of the disease. Current efforts focus on detection of preclinical Alzheimer's, prior to the onset of symptoms, using imaging modalities and assays of b...

PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum

...ared to many other types of cancer. Clearly, early detection is a key to curing prostate cancer. To put this controversy in perspective, a forum on "Controversies in the Screening and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer, will be held on Sunday, April 17, Room 204 Anaheim Convention Center at the 96th Annual Mee...

ACP releases 5th Edition of its respected ethics manual

... fellows. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults, reflected in the organization's trademarked phrase "Doctors of Internal Medicine. Doctors for Adults." ACP publishes Annals of Internal Medicine, the most widely cited medical specialty journal in the world....

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

...ction; 9. Health monitoring; 10. Vector and pest detection and control. With a high degree of unanimity, pan...rol levels constantly. 10. Disease vector and pest detection control: including nano-scale sensors for pest detection, and improved pesticides, insecticides, and...

Little answers to world's biggest problems

... 9. Health monitoring 10. Vector and pest detection and control The study also relates the impact of nanotechnologies to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In 2000, all 189 member states of the UN committed to achieve eight goals - which aim to promote human development and en...

Will cancer vaccine get to all women?

...oor countries if rates of infection, and of cancer detection and treatment, do not improve. While vaccination could slash infection rates, its cancer-preventing benefits will not be evident for decades, as it will take that long for vaccinated girls to reach an age when they might otherwise have developed canc...

Cancer research could lead to improved detection methods

...ty of Liverpool could lead to earlier and improved detection methods for the disease. University scientists have developed ways of detecting areas of instability in DNA that are known to lead to the development of cancer. By applying this technology to early pre-cancerous lesions, they have made important dis...

Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer

...as spread beyond the ovary to other tissues. Early detection has been difficult because ovarian cancer is not a...r evolve in a discovery that could lead to earlier detection and perhaps more personalized treatment for a disease that will claim an estimated 16,210 women's li...

MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis

...e widely used to screen for prostate cancer, tumor detection rates have increased dramatically, particularly am...hose at early stages of the disease. But increased detection has led to a clinical dilemma, since standard histologic evaluation, based on a biopsy sample's appe...

NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers

...fter identifying an abnormal finding from a cancer detection procedure. Patient navigator interventions, by ide...s the period from an abnormal finding via a cancer detection procedure, through necessary cancer diagnostic tests, to completion of cancer treatment. 3. What ...

Dermatologists use knowledge of patterns to recognize melanoma

...matology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Early detection is the key to reducing the death rate from melanoma, but most people, including general practitioners, are not able to distinguish melanoma from harmless moles, according to background information in the article. Helping people to detect their own me...

Early detection of lung cancer

...vailable in Spanish This study was aimed at the detection of lung cancer in its early stages amongst high-ri...his is why it is essential to find tools for early detection which will guarantee the curing of the illness. The research by the Lung Service at the Navarre Un...

Significant fall in serious violence in England and Wales

... centre CCTV was followed by an increase in police detection of violence and disorder, and a decrease in seriou... precursors, but more in preventing injury through detection and rapid intervention by the police thereby reducing burdens on A&E departments."...

Access to mammography may worsen

...ave significant clinical implications in the early detection of breast cancer. With fewer radiologists choosing...fective routine screening tool available for early detection of breast cancer. According to Dr. D'Orsi, steps must be taken to solve the staffing problem, inclu...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

...diology at McGill University in Montreal. "Earlier detection of necrotic or dead bowel in NEC will improve an infant's chance for survival." From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Faingold and colleagues at the University of Toronto used color Doppler sonography to examine 30 premature and full-term infants with suspected or ...

Actor-patients' requests for medications boost prescribing for depression

...its were spread over several months so as to avoid detection by the participating doctors; 13 percent of the time, the doctors suspected the actor-patient was from the study. Researchers collected results through a review of actor-patient written reports, audiotapes from the visits, medical charts, and written...

Officials simulate bioterrorist attack to test APL-developed disease surveillance

...icials use ESSENCE to apply knowledge in the early detection and monitoring of an intentional or naturally occurring emerging pathogen; to identify areas for improvement and enhancement within the system architecture; and to identify specific education and training needs of participants. "What we've seen in t...

Watching metals melt, nanometer-scale views inside cells

...g oneof two core functions of flow cytometry: cell detection with veryhigh sensitivity. Instead of mainframe lasers and photodetectors,the UCSD device, which they call a fluidic photonic integratedcircuit (FPIC), uses tiny light emitting diodes and silicondetectors for triggering, and then monitoring fluoresc...

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