Radiology & Imaging

Novel technique may significantly reduce breast biopsies

A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study appearing in the journal Radiology.

Oncology & Cancer

Combined digital screening best for detecting breast cancers

(HealthDay)—The combination of digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 90 percent more breast cancers than digital mammography alone, according to a study published in the August issue of ...

Cardiology

Heart murmur disappearance on standing can rule out pathology

(HealthDay)—For children aged 2 and older, disappearance of a heart murmur on standing is a reliable tool for excluding pathologic murmur, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family ...

Oncology & Cancer

Elastography and color doppler improve breast ultrasound

(HealthDay)—The combination of elastography and color Doppler ultrasonography (US) with B-mode US in women with dense breasts can increase the positive predictive value of screening and reduce the number of false-positives, ...

Cardiology

Urinary [TIMP-2]*[IGFBP7] may predict AKI after heart surgery

(HealthDay)—Elevated urinary levels of the proteins TIMP-2 and IGFBP7 are a potentially useful biomarker predicting moderate to severe acute kidney injury (AKI) in the early postoperative period after open heart surgery, ...

Cardiology

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis algorithm performs poorly

(HealthDay)—The traditional idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) algorithm performs poorly, with positive predictive value of 42.2 percent and sensitivity of 55.6 percent, according to a study published in the June 1 issue ...

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