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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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Health camp at Moreh

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By Our Moreh Correspondent
MOREH, October 20: The two day district mobile medical unit health camp organized by the BPMU, Primary Health Centre, Moreh concluded today. The two day health camp was sponsored by the District Health Society. The medical camp was attended by the people of around 13 villages.

The mobile medical camp was opened at D Monnaphai village yesterday and around 204 people from the village and its nearby villages including T.Yangnom village,New Leikot village , Khonomphai village,Maoyang village ...

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound identified high-grade prostate cancer

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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and pre-contrast imaging increased detection of prostate cancer, but the addition of dutasteride to these imaging techniques did not increase detection, according to study results.

Previous studies have indicated that pretreatment with a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor may help increase microvessel density in prostate cancer. This, in turn, can improve the efficiency of contrast-enhanced ultrasound targeted biopsy.

Ethan J. Halpern, MD, a professor and vice chairman for research at Jefferson University Hospitals, and colleagues conducted a randomized, double ...

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Stroke screenings coming up at Hy-Vee

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Stroke screenings coming up at Hy-Vee

Published 5:20am Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stroke Detection Plus, a mobile ultrasound service that specializes in preventative health screenings throughout the Midwest, will be conducting stroke and vascular screenings in Austin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Hy-Vee, 1001 18th Ave. NW.

Using ultrasound for early detection can prevent 75-80 percent of strokes. Of the 750,000 that occurred last year, 2/3 of those people showed no signs or symptoms prior to having a stroke. An estimated ...

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Special ultrasound device approved for dense breasts

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The FDA has approved the first ultrasound device for use in combination with standard mammography in women with dense breast tissue who have a negative mammogram and no symptoms of breast cancer. The somo-V Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS), marketed by U-Systems Inc. (Sunnyvale, California), is approved for use in women who have not had previous surgery, biopsy, or other invasive procedures in the breast, as such interventions might alter the appearance of breast tissue on a sonogram.

According to National ...

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Hospital adds new mobile MRI

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‘Ultrasound’ rises from ashes ‘Most underrated band of 1990s’

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‘Ultrasound’ rises from ashes ‘Most underrated band of 1990s’

DURHAM, England, Oct 16, (RTRS): Rock and roll is full of cautionary tales — of excess, break-ups and missed opportunities. British indie band Ultrasound, touted as the “next big thing” in the 1990s only to sink without trace following bitter bust-ups, reports of in-band infidelity and “creative differences”, fits the bill neatly. But in the case of the quintet led by the imposing Andrew “Tiny” Wood, ...

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Nuance speech tech goes mobile with Epic

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UK band Ultrasound rises from ashes of 90s implosion

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DURHAM, England |
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:56am EDT

DURHAM, England (Reuters) – Rock and roll is full of cautionary tales – of excess, break-ups and missed opportunities.

British indie band Ultrasound, touted as the “next big thing” in the 1990s only to sink without trace following bitter bust-ups, reports ...

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