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Biopsy clips can outperform conventional wires for localizing breast cancers, as the former may boost utilization of ultrasound guidance for tumor resection, in the process minimizing patient discomfort while helping control costs.

Engineers with two Midwest academic institutions have scored a grant from Health and Human Services to develop a new method of detecting breast cancer that could have a “profound” impact on diagnostics. 

Receiving that initial lung cancer diagnosis is not the death sentence that it used to be for some Americans, with more surviving the disease than ever before. 

Expesicor has scored a $408,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel method of measuring pain. 

University of Minnesota scientists believe they have found a measurable indicator of early Alzheimer’s using a retinal hyperspectral imaging technique

"The 7T MRI scanner affords us new ways of viewing areas of damage in neurologic diseases such as MS that were not well seen using 3T MRI; it's capturing nuances that we would otherwise miss," said study co-author Jonathan Zurawski. 

Providers at the Salt Lake City, Utah-based institution have already treated dozens of patients with the condition across its 24 hospitals.

The National Lung Cancer Roundtable made the call to action last week to coincide with the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

As of Thursday, Nov. 7, more than 2,050 individuals had been stricken by electronic cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) in 49 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

UCLA scientists made the early diagnosis using what’s called pseudo-continuous arterial spin MRI, pinpointing patients who had low blood flow to their placentas

University of Pennsylvania scientists are piloting the use of special imaging markers to track the movement of CAR T cells within the body. 
 

If such technology is made available commercially, it could revolutionize magnetic resonance imaging, noted Stephan Anderson, a Boston Medical Center radiologist and BU School of Medicine professor of radiology.