Special Report: The End of Traditional Mammography?

It’s no secret that getting a mammogram is a nerve-wracking experience for many women. Although some studies suggest women at higher risk for breast cancer are more likely to get regular screens, others show that the most fearful women are the least likely to be screened. To that end, many imaging centers are working to […]

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Thermal Scan Detects Early Arthritis

Device Detects Warmth in Joints — Early Sign of Inflammation A diagnostic device is showing promise for detecting arthritis in the hands before joint destruction occurs. A group of researchers at Duke University reports that a process called thermography is sensitive enough to identify minimal changes in the temperature of a joint, the first sign […]

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Who Should have a Breast Thermography Test?

All women can benefit from breast thermography screening. However, it is especially appropriate for younger women (30 – 50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. Also for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’ […]

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New Non-Invasive Test May Prevent Death in Premature Babies

An affordable imaging test can identify premature infants susceptible to necrotizing enterocolitis and alert physicians to begin treatment before infection leads to severe illness and emergency surgery. Researchers from Duke University have identified a non-invasive test that may prevent death in premature babies. Premature birth occurs in up to 10 percent of all pregnancies in […]

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Breast Cancer: DCIS

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer. Ductal means that the cancer starts inside the milk ducts, carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues (including breast tissue) that cover or line the internal organs, and in situ means “in its original place.” […]

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