Tag: "suspicious" at medical news
The matrix of autism
...y on language, which is why the psychologists were suspicious
of it. The other, known as the Ravens Progressive Matrices, is considered the preeminent test of whats called fluid intelligence, that is, the ability to infer rules, to set and manage goals, to do high-level abstractions. Basically the test presents...
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue
...had an abnormal conventional breast image that was suspicious
or highly suggestive of malignancy and were scheduled for a biopsy. The women with abnormal breast images underwent electromagnetic exams prior to biopsy. The researchers compared the abnormal area with the background breast tissue and with a mirror ...
'Virtual autopsy' helps identify drowning as cause of death
...opsy compared to conventional autopsy. In cases of suspicious
death, the procedure does not damage or destroy key forensic evidence, as can happen during a conventional autopsy. In addition, MDCT can be used in situations where autopsy may not be feasible or is prohibited by religious beliefs. However, in most ...
Breast MRI may help determine surgical management of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer
...cted new tumors that were found to be malignant or suspicious
after a biopsy, patients went back to the surgeon ...n. Breast MRI detected a total of 124 additional suspicious
areas in 73 patients. "Breast MRI altered the surgical management of patients with newly diagnosed b...
Fingerprint instead of blood sample
...be drug screening without taking blood samplesfrom suspicious
drivers, for example....
MRI detects most missed opposite breast cancers in women
...aid. "But it isnt perfect. Scans did show areas of suspicious
breast tissue that turned out to be benign. But this study showed fewer false positives than smaller MRI studies strongly supporting MRI as a complement to mammography."...
Light-based probe 'sees' early cancers in first tests on human tissue
...s, he added, fa/LCI could help physicians pinpoint suspicious
cells during a traditional biopsy procedure, making it less likely for a cancerous lesion to escape detection. Wax and his former graduate student John Pyhtila reported in the March 2007 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy that their fiber-optic de...
New screening process helps better diagnose oral cancers
... cancer are typically examined by their doctor for suspicious
areas in the mouth and throat area. Doctors in thi...e visual examinations under incandescent light for suspicious
lesions. The lesions that were deemed suspicious
were then assessed with Vizilite, followed by the t...
Teens overlooked in cancer research
... other factors. And often family physicians aren't suspicious
enough of teenagers' symptoms, interpreting a lump in the neck as an infection or leg pain as an athletic injury or growing pains, which delays an accurate diagnosis. Even more confusing, Barr said, is the fact that the types of cancer within the 1...
Advances in breast imaging
...d gamma camera system to scan 100 patients who had suspicious
breast lesions that were small, with a diameter of 2 centimeters (four-fifths of an inch) or less. Eighty-two cancers were later identified at surgery in 54 patients. The gamma camera detected 76 of the cancers, giving it a 93 percent success rate in...
New breast CT scanner rivals mammography
...scanned because they had either palpable masses or suspicious
mammograms. In those cases, researchers compared the CBBCT to the typical diagnostic imaging workup, to assess cancerous and benign abnormalities before a biopsy was done. In this group, researchers discovered that the CBBCT images could delineate br...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...rescence bronchoscopy with endobronchial biopsy of suspicious
legions. In total, 61 biopsy results were normal, while 123 confirmed either early or invasive central lung cancer. Researchers also found that patients with FEV1 less than 70 percent were associated with almost twice the risk of detecting premaligna...
'Virtual' colonoscopy considerably more expensive
... the traditional procedure due to the detection of suspicious
images outside of the colon. "Virtual colonoscopy will certainly play a role in the future of colon cancer screening," said gastroenterologist Richard S. Bloomfeld, M.S., M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Wake Forest Baptist and a member of t...
Optics tests for early Alzheimer's diagnosis make significant advances
..."molecular diagnostic" that can detect and analyze suspicious
amyloid beta deposits in the lens. Recently, Goldstein and his colleagues showed in mice that they could pick up signs of the protein in the lens even before the classic amyloid brain lesion of Alzheimer's disease developed in the brain. This is v...
Computer-aided detection could help breast cancer screening
...mended. The CAD programme searches mammograms for suspicious
features or irregularities that could be caused by..., who was prompted by the computer to double-check suspicious
areas for any abnormalities. The results showed that the cancer detection rate by a single reader u...
Building trust among communities will be key in eradicating polio
...portant is building trust among poor and sometimes suspicious
people, through sustained education efforts about the perils of not vaccinatingFunders and policy makers in polio vaccination will need to accept the concept that engaging community leaders, as well as target populations in poor communities, is not a...
Newsbriefs from the journal CHEST, September 2006
...ommon chest radiograph abnormalities generally not suspicious
for lung cancer may actually be associated with an...nsuspicious abnormalities, compared with 8 percent suspicious
for cancer, with some of the most common nonsuspicious abnormalities being granuloma, scarring/pulmo...
Racial differences in communication impact medical care
...on in the setting of patients with lung cancer and suspicious
lung lesions. The investigators reviewed, transcribed, and analyzed audiotapes from 137 separate doctor-patient consultations. They found that the degree of patient engagement with the physician impacted the frequency of information provided by phy...
Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders
... reference guidance for packaging and transport of suspicious
powders to comply with all appropriate federal reg... accepted and followed by emergency responders for suspicious
powder collection in order to reduce exposure risks, reduce the variability associated with sample h...
Giving African surgeons online health information; cancer in minority groups
...ostic and treatment services following abnormal or suspicious
cancer screening tests. In June 2005, the Patient Navigator Outreach and Chronic Disease Act of 2005 was enacted into public law in the United States, authorizing the Health Resources and Services Administration to administer a US$25 million pr...