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MRI technique could reduce need for breast biopsies

A magnetic resonance (MR) breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on X-ray screening mammography, ...

Sep 29, 2015
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Many pulmonologists under-, over-screen with LDCT

(HealthDay)—Almost half of pulmonologists have a propensity for over- or under-use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Annals of the American ...

Sep 28, 2015
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Over fifty per cent do not go for new bowel cancer test

More than half of people invited to take a new bowel cancer screening test didn't take up the opportunity – even though it could stop them developing or dying from the disease, according to a Cancer Research UK report published ...

Sep 21, 2015
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Screening

Screening, in general, is the investigation of a great number of something (for instance, people) looking for those with a particular problem or feature. One example is at an airport, where many bags get x-rayed to try to detect any which may contain weapons or explosives. People are also screened going through a metal detector. Even though the procedure aims at a large number of screens, it is always equivalent to sampling in statistics, because the complete population is almost always inaccessible for screening.

Screening has other, more specific meanings:

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