diagnostic accuracy

Latest scan can tell need for bypass


August 29th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can tell which people with chest pain need or do not need cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore ... Read more...

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Now, physicians can detect heart failure by hearing heart’s sounds


August 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Cardiologists can now diagnose heart failure just by hearing the heart's sound, all thanks to a new technology called acoustic cardiography.In a study, a UC emergency medicine physician ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Doubt cast on arthritis-related back pain management


July 24th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research suggests that slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful ... Read more...

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New cardiac CT technology cuts patient radiation exposure drastically


February 23rd, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): An imaging exam of the heart using the latest generation of CT technology exposes patients to as much as 91 percent less radiation than standard helical CT scanning, ... Read more...

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Baroque classical music can improve mood, productivity


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): A new study on radiologists has suggested that playing baroque classical music in the reading room can help improve mood and productivity.The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read more...

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‘Minimally invasive’ approach may accurately detect lung cancer stage


February 6th, 2008 - 6:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Less invasive methods may accurately determine the stage of suspected lung cancer better than conventional invasive procedures, says a new study. Determining the stage of the lung cancer ... Read more...

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Scientists test non-invasive alternatives to liver biopsy


February 3rd, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb. 3 (ANI): Two new studies have tested non-invasive alternatives to liver biopsy, in order to examine live diseases like liver fibrosis or cirrhosis.The results reveal that an enhanced version of ... Read more...

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Digital mammography better than film mammography for some women


January 30th, 2008 - 1:36 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): A new study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed that for some women, digital mammography may be a better screening option than ... Read more...

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