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16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

... time, no further tests are necessary once the new images are reviewed. About 90 percent of women called back for extra views do not have cancer. 11. Mammograms are painful.Is it comfortable? No. But it doesn’t need to be excruciatingly painful, and most women will say it’s not. Pre-menopausal women shoul...

New Research Could Improve Knowledge Of Serious Illnesses

...100 times or more. This could, in turn, allow some images to be recorded 10,000 times faster, or with 10,000 times more spatial information. Even relatively modest improvements in the technical performance of electron spin resonance imaging instruments are potentially very important to medical research sci...

Peek Before Birth

...can and also 3D ultrasounds with more recognisable images and even diagnose foetal abnormalities. The latest...b, sucking its thumb, yawning or even smiling. The images are then copied on to a DVD for the mum-to-be. Terry says: "It's basically a nice scan for women t...

Big Bus, the £1.5m Cancer Bus Hits the roa

...he high-speed transfer of digital breast screening images to the head offices of Action Cancer. Besides this, health check ups for men and support services will also be offered on board the unit, the first of its kind in Europe. According to Action Cancer chief executive Robin McRoberts the unit was crucia...

Using Multiphoton Microscopy to See Chromosomes in Action

... weeks we had spectacular pictures," said Lis. The images included pictures of the genes (hsp70 genes) that protect flies from the effects of extreme heat. By cranking up the heat, the researchers could activate these genes, and by using fruit flies specifically bred to carry fluorescent proteins on HSF, th...

This World Heart Day, Be Proactive, Get the Facts

...t Scans. With this Volume CT system we can capture images of the heart in just five heart beats. More import...isk individuals even before a heart attack. Since images delivered by this latest VCT scanner, is as good as conventional angio, the negative predictive valu...

Hospital Selected to ‘25 Most Influential’ List in Radiology in 206

...etrieve these excellent high-resolution functional images of the body, radiologists are better able to detec...logy, we are in constant pursuit of higher quality images for better diagnoses and treatment of our patients.” Sourc-Newswise SRM...

MRI Can Monitor Transplanted Islets

...ld practically eliminate the rejection process. MR images of the animals' livers were taken seven times over the 14 days after the transplant procedure. The results verified that that MRI could track the labeled islets over time and reveal how many were surviving. For both groups of mice, the number of isl...

Anticipation Could Have An Intense Effect On Memory

...ic resonance imaging, which produces high-contrast images of human tissue. They began by showing the volunte...eady started converting short-term memories of the images into longer-lasting ones. Mackiewicz says the anticipation of an uncomfortable situation probably ...

Tobacco Advertising Through Movies Luring Kids

... and edgy action shots," the authors write. "These images translate into positive images of tobacco that are conveyed to a broad audience, including a large population younger than 18 years...

In Elderly Patients Lowering Contrast Material Injection Will Reduce Costs

...apan undertook this study. "When interpreting CT images acquired using the established protocol in our clinical practice, it was noted that in some examinations of elderly patients, contrast enhancement of the pancreatic parenchyma was too intense," said Shigeki Itoh, MD, lead author of the study. "Theref...

Region in the brain in-charge of face recognition includes object recognition as well.

... Each of the participants in the study was shown images of faces, four-legged animals, cars and abstract sculptures, along with scrambled or "noise" images. The researchers found that overall, twice as many of the patches are predisposed to faces versus inanimate objects, and that the patches that respond...

Lowering Contrast Material Injection in Aged Patients is Cost-effective and can Offset Risks

...Science in Nagoya, Japan. "When interpreting CT images acquired using the established protocol in our clinical practice, it was noted that in some examinations of elderly patients, contrast enhancement of the pancreatic parenchyma was too intense," said Shigeki Itoh, MD, lead author of the study. "Theref...

Brain's Filing System Uncovered

...ncode the category, or meaning, of familiar visual images and that brain activity patterns changed dramatica...of stimuli. The process of grouping related visual images into categories allows the brain to organize stimuli according to their meaning and makes it possibl...

Researchers seek to demystify brain activity during mystical encounters

...stical experience. The researchers analyzed MRI images of the brain of 15 nuns, amid a reliving of mystical experience, found an increase in activity in almost 12 regions in the brain that did not exclude the regions holding the seat of self-consciousness and emotion. Dr Mario Beauregard of the Departm...

Chubbiness In Babies Might Not Be A Cute Sign

...y fat, which is usually a term that brings to mind images of chunky little thighs, padded puffed cheeks, might now actually have new implications. It is not being suggested that babies now should also be put on diet, but the health experts seem to be getting more and more convinced that the future weight ...

New Screening System For Early Detection Of Dental Caries in Toddlers

... to take accurate photos of teeth, and second, the images were clear enough to diagnose ECC. In fact, the ph... better than "clear enough." "The quality of the images was such that we could spot decay that was not visible to the human eye," Kopycka-Kedzierawski said....

Research Leads to First Treatment for Drug-Resistant HIV

... Weber performed the crystallography that provided images of the molecules' structures. "It is very important to have an image of the structure to see exactly how the inhibitors work," said Weber, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. "We can know a treatment is working without fully unde...

Finally, The First Ever Treatment for Drug-Resistant HIV

... Weber performed the crystallography that provided images of the molecules' structures. "It is very important to have an image of the structure to see exactly how the inhibitors work," said Weber, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar. "We can know a treatment is working without fully und...

Sensor Images Show Soaring Temperature and Pollution Levels in UK

... facts are dramatically demonstrated by the latest images from two sensors, the Advanced Along Track Scannin... we live that can only be obtained from space. The images show the temperature increase and increased pollution for every region in the UK. It is particularly...

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