Technique for cardiovascular diagnostics shows promise

Dec 16, 2014
new technique developed at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is a common disorder that occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard structures called plaques. The condition can lead... Read more »

Women with dense breasts will have to look beyond ultrasound for useful supplemental breast cancer screening

Dec 16, 2014
Supplemental ultrasound screening for all U.S. women with dense breasts would substantially increase healthcare costs with little improvement in overall health, according to senior author Anna Tosteson, ScD, at Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. In a study recently released in the Annals of Internal... Read more »

Weighing in on Screening Ultrasound for Breast Density

Dec 16, 2014
SAN ANTONIO — Screening ultrasound in addition to mammography should be routine for women with dense breast tissue, according to a study from Connecticut, where the first breast density notification law was passed. The positive predictive value of screening ultrasound rose significantly during the first 4 years the legislation was in place. At the same... Read more »

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