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Ultrasound is a procedure in which high-energy sound waves are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. Also called ultrasonography.
A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

Performing an MRI scan of men with suspected prostate cancer could spare a quarter of men from having to undergo prostate biopsy, according to a study published in The Lancet. [More]
MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer

Use of an advanced form of the commonly used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to analyze circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may greatly increase the ability to diagnose early-stage cancer, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment. [More]
Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts suggest new five-stage system of classifying patients at risk for heart attack

Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs. [More]
Nanohyperthermia may prove effective as adjuvant cancer treatment with chemotherapy

Nanohyperthermia may prove effective as adjuvant cancer treatment with chemotherapy

The mechanical resistance of tumors and collateral damage of standard treatments often hinder efforts to defeat cancers. [More]
Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be found in uterine lavage fluid before cancer diagnosis

Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be found in uterine lavage fluid before cancer diagnosis

Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine by John Martignetti, MD, PhD of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and colleagues. [More]
Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be detected in uterine lavage fluid, study reveals

Mutations linked to endometrial cancer can be detected in uterine lavage fluid, study reveals

Mutations that have been linked to endometrial cancer can be found in the uterine lavage fluid of pre- and post-menopausal women both with and without detectable cancer, according to a study published in PLOS Medicine by John Martignetti from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA, and colleagues. [More]
Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis. [More]
New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo. [More]
Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

Echocardiography post-surgery can detect early and asymptomatic heart dysfunction

New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta. [More]
Vizient awards Innovative Technology designation to Hitachi Aloka’s SOFIA 3D Breast Ultrasound system

Vizient awards Innovative Technology designation to Hitachi Aloka’s SOFIA 3D Breast Ultrasound system

Hitachi Aloka Medical America, Inc. announced the SOFIA 3D Breast Ultrasound system has received an Innovative Technology designation from Vizient, Inc. the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country. [More]
Zika-linked abnormalities in fetuses more extensive and severe than previously thought

Zika-linked abnormalities in fetuses more extensive and severe than previously thought

New UCLA-led research finds that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive — and severe — than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among Zika-infected women resulting in birth defects in newborns or ending in fetal death. [More]
Study shows the use of Renishaw inVia™ microscope in prostate cancer detection

Study shows the use of Renishaw inVia™ microscope in prostate cancer detection

New research at the Guangdong Medical University suggests a laser-based approach could be the latest breakthrough in prostate cancer detection. The proposed non-invasive blood test uses a combination of two techniques: surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and a new mathematical analysis technique called support vector machine (SVM). [More]
GCS e-Santé Archipel 97-1 implements remote robotic ultrasound system for better patient treatment

GCS e-Santé Archipel 97-1 implements remote robotic ultrasound system for better patient treatment

The GCS e-Santé [Healthcare Cooperative Association for e-Health] Archipel 97-1 continues to develop the deployment and use of telemedicine in Guadeloupe and contributes to the improvement of medical treatment through new technologies. [More]
New technique uses focused ultrasound to detect cancer biomarkers in the blood

New technique uses focused ultrasound to detect cancer biomarkers in the blood

Each year, thousands of Canadian men with prostate cancer undergo biopsies to help their doctors better understand the progression and nature of their disease. It provides vital, sometimes life-saving information, yet cancer researcher John Lewis knows it can be a difficult test to ask of anyone. [More]
Additional MRI scan during pregnancy could help accurately detect foetal abnormalities

Additional MRI scan during pregnancy could help accurately detect foetal abnormalities

An additional MRI scan during pregnancy could help to more accurately detect foetal abnormalities and give more certainty for parents whose 20-week ultrasound scan showed a potential problem, according to new research by scientists at the University of Sheffield. [More]
Scientists explain concept of combining NO gas therapy with starvation of tumor cells for nanomedical treatment

Scientists explain concept of combining NO gas therapy with starvation of tumor cells for nanomedical treatment

Biocompatible nanocapsules, loaded with an amino acid and equipped with an enzyme now combine two anti-tumor strategies into a synergistic treatment concept. Researchers hope this increases effectiveness and decreases side effects. [More]
New data reveals significant correlation between OA breast imaging results and histologic data of breast masses

New data reveals significant correlation between OA breast imaging results and histologic data of breast masses

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic (OA) technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced results from two analyses of the company's European MAESTRO post-market surveillance study. [More]
Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

In a pilot study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, image-guided biopsies identified select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). [More]
NTU scientists develop new ultrasound device with 3D printed lenses for sharper images

NTU scientists develop new ultrasound device with 3D printed lenses for sharper images

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have developed a new ultrasound device that produces sharper images through 3D printed lenses. [More]
Experts discuss ways to integrate whole genome analysis into clinical practice at Congenica webinar

Experts discuss ways to integrate whole genome analysis into clinical practice at Congenica webinar

Whole genome analysis – where all of a patient’s genes are screened for potential disease causing variants – offers the potential for a rapid, responsive NHS testing service. [More]
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