News tagged with positive predictive value

Screen-film mammography bests computed radiography

(HealthDay)—Computed radiography (CR) systems are 21 percent less effective at detecting breast cancers than screen-film mammography (SFM), according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.

Sep 15, 2013
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Model more accurately predicts lung cancer risk

(HealthDay)—A new model to predict lung cancer risk is more accurate than previous criteria, according to a study published in the Feb. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Feb 22, 2013
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PET more sensitive than CT for merkel cell carcinoma

(HealthDay) -- Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is significantly more sensitive and equally specific compared with traditional computed tomography (CT) imaging for ...

May 15, 2012
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Model predicts death due to acetaminophen overdose

(HealthDay) -- Model for Acetaminophen-induced Liver Damage (MALD), a mathematical model that utilizes commonly obtained laboratory values, including overdose amount and time elapsed since overdose, is effective ...

Feb 24, 2012
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