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Barium enema is widely available for diagnosis of colorectal cancer despite concerns about its accuracy and acceptability. Computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) might be a more sensitive and accep ...


Colonoscopy is the gold-standard test for investigation of symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer; computed tomographic colonography ( CTC ) is an alternative, less invasive test. However, additiona ...


The management of metastatic breast cancer requires monitoring of the tumor burden to determine the response to treatment, and improved biomarkers are needed. Biomarkers such as cancer antigen 15-3 ( ...


The aim of study was to determine whether the biopsies of the submandibular gland and minor salivary gland demonstrate Lewy-type alpha-synucleinopathy ( LTS ) in Parkinson's disease ( PD ) patients.Th ...


Amyvid ( Florbetapir F 18 Injection ) has received marketing authorization from the European Commission as a diagnostic radiopharmaceutical indicated for Positron Emission Tomography ( PET ) imaging o ...


There is no difference between proton radiotherapy ( PRT ) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy ( IMRT ) when comparing the toxicity among Medicare beneficiary patients with prostate cancer at 12 mont ...


The average 5-year survival for colorectal cancer ( CRC ) is less than 10% if metastasis occurs, but can reach 90% if detected early. A new non-invasive test has been developed that measures methylati ...


According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography ( CT ) scans of the head, abdomen / pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has notified the public and the medical imaging community about the potential for inadvertent, increased radiation exposure in patients who underwent or will b ...


Micro-bubble ultrasound contrast agents are a sterile suspension of Perflutren gas microspheres that are indicated for use in patients with suboptimal echocardiograms. These products are used to opa ...


One simple blood test could predict relapse or survival for children and young adults with acute leukemias, researchers from the Children's Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Ca ...


Preliminary research suggests that the expression pattern of microRNA may be useful in differentiating between chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer and may be able to distinguish long and short ...


Screening current or former smokers with the imaging technique of computed tomography may increase the rate of diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, but may not necessarily reduce the risk of advanc ...


A protein identified at Johns Hopkins, early prostate cancer antigen-2 ( EPCA-2 ), may change the way men are screened for prostate cancer. Current standards of screening and testing for prostate c ...


Screening current or former smokers with the imaging technique of computed tomography ( CT ) may increase the rate of diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, but may not necessarily reduce the risk of ...