News tagged with ultrasound

GPS-like technology helps diagnose prostate tumors

The lead investigator of a way to obtain images of prostate tumors and accurately diagnose them said Thursday that the new technology is the medical equivalent of a global positioning system for the prostate gland.

May 03, 2013
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Using microbubbles to improve cancer therapy

Microbubbles decrease the time and acoustic power of ultrasound required to heat and destroy an embedded target, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. If these results can be ...

Apr 24, 2013
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Laser liposuction melts fat, results in tighter skin

A new, minimally invasive treatment that uses lasers to melt fat could replace the "tummy tuck," suggests research on more than 2,000 people being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific ...

Apr 15, 2013
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Physician breaks ground in robotic cervical surgery

Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a ...

Mar 29, 2013
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Governor approves strictest abortion ban in US (Update)

(AP)—A Republican governor signed legislation Tuesday on the strictest abortion law in the country, banning the procedure if a fetal heartbeat can be detected—which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Mar 26, 2013
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Ultrasound to combat liver tumours

Liver tumours are either benign or malignant; if malignant then they can be primary or secondary. In Europe, a solitary lesion in the liver is more likely to be a metastatic carcinoma than a primary liver ...

Mar 25, 2013
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