Archive for October, 2012

First-trimester ultrasound may lead to earlier abortion – News

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By Piriya Mahendra, medwireNews Reporter

Early diagnosis of structural fetal abnormalities by ultrasound during the first trimester would give women the option of undergoing abortion at a safer time in their pregnancy, research indicates.

Stephen Chasen (Cornell University, New York, USA) and team found that abortion was performed at a median gestational age of 18 weeks in 34 of 118 women who underwent early fetal evaluation (14 weeks gestational age) and were diagnosed with structural fetal abnormalities.

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Studycast Provides Ultrasound Solution for Breast Cancer Screening

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According to a study published in the November 2012 American Journal of Roentgenology (http://www.ajronline.org), ultrasound beats mammography as the best imaging option for initial evaluation of breast cancer in symptomatic women ages 30 to 39.

The study found that among women ages 30 to 39 with symptoms of possible breast cancer, ultrasound is a ...

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Helpful Tool for Rheumatologists

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Minimally invasive musculoskeletal ultrasound provides a fast, accurate diagnosis of rheumatic diseases — plus better measurement of treatment success, reduced procedural pain, and improved patient satisfaction.

“With so many people affected by rheumatic diseases, including arthritis, a diagnostic tool such as MSUS that is minimally invasive and with little risk to patients is an important tool for rheumatologists,” said Tim McAlindon, MD, of Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., lead researcher for a study published online in Arthritis Care Research.

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Progress in ultrasound-guided surgery may improve breast cancer treatment

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is the most common female cancer in the U.S., and the main cause of death in women ages 40-59, according to UptoDate, an information service for clinical physicians. Over a lifetime, 1 in 8 women in the U.S. is expected to develop breast cancer. Despite great strides in survival, there is trauma associated not only with the disease, but also with its treatment. Many women want to avoid a ...

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Flexibility thanks to dicomPACS MobileView

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Flexibility thanks to dicomPACS MobileView: Mobile freedom anywhere, anytime

A web-based viewer with all the important functions for mobile image viewing – that’s dicomPACS®MobileView. The mobile viewer offers physicians and nursing care staff mobile freedom not only when working in a clinic or practice but anywhere and anytime, operating on platform-independent viewing. It is designed both for mobile terminals like the iPad as well as for network PCs. Mobile use is as intuitive as using an app.

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Mammogram vs. Ultrasound: Which One Is More Effective?

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Mammogram vs. Ultrasound: Which One Is More Effective?

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Radiation dose is key to imaging technologies

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By Yoon Ja-young

Since the adoption of x-rays, diagnostic imaging technology has made one of the biggest contributions in the history of medicine. The key concern of diagnostic imaging companies today is lowering radiation doses and substituting for biopsies.

“Our commitment is to make doses almost negligible,” said Nilesh Shah, chief marketing officer in charge of the Asia Pacific region at GE Healthcare, at a meeting with the media last week on the sidelines of the Korean Congress of Radiology. The ...

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Breast Cancer Detection Under Age 40: Are Mammograms Or Ultrasounds More …

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In what’s being touted as the largest analysis of breast cancer screening methods for women under the age of 40, researchers at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCAA) and University of Washington put mammography and ultrasounds to the test.

What they found: Among women ages 30 to 39 with symptoms of possible breast cancer (including palpable lumps, localized pain and tissue thickening) ultrasound is a superior diagnostic tool with a “far higher” sensitivity for cancer detection than ...

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Breast cancer: Ultrasound better for some

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SEATTLE, Oct. 22 (UPI) — For women ages 30-39 with symptoms of possible breast cancer, ultrasound is a superior diagnostic tool to mammography, U.S. researchers say.

Dr. Constance Lehman, director of radiology at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and professor and vice chair of radiology at the University of Washington, said the use of ultrasound in women ages 30-39 who have overt breast symptoms — palpable lumps, localized pain and tissue thickening — is common practice in Europe, ...

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MRI-guided focused ultrasound OK’d to relieve bone metastases pain

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Israeli medical device firm InSightec Ltd. said Monday that the Food and Drug Administration expanded the indications for its MRI-guided focused ultrasound system so it can now be used to relieve pain in patients whose cancer has metastasized and traveled to the bone.

The system, ExAblate, uses real-time MR imaging to guide pulses of acoustic ultrasound energy that heat up and destroy the pain-causing nerves, the Tirat Carmel, Israel-based company said.

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