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ECR2016: iCAD Unveils Tomosynthesis CAD Tool For Early Identification

2016 08 Mar

iCAD, Inc., a New Hampshire-based provider of advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced an industry first tomosynthesis computer-aided detection (CAD) tool during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria. The breakthrough technology employs the PowerLook... Read more

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Trial to Compare CT, Cardiac Catheterisation

2015 20 Oct

A new European randomised study (DISCHARGE) aims to determine whether computed tomography (CT) can replace cardiac catheterisation in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Marc Dewey, Heisenberg Professor of Radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, coordinates the study, taking place at 25 clinical sites in... Read more

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Multimodality Imaging of the Heart: Is More Better?

2015 04 Oct

In most patients who are referred for work-up of suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) by non-invasive cardiac imaging, one single imaging technique is often adequate, according to an article appearing in the journal Cor et Vasa, published by the Czech Society of Cardiology. For instance, MRI is able to provide information about morphology... Read more

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Study: CAD Plus Digital Mammography No Better than Radiologist Alone

2015 01 Oct

Computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening mammography is supposed to help radiologists identify subtle cancers that might otherwise be missed. However, analysis of results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of digital screening mammograms revealed that CAD was not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy. The study is... Read more

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Polygamy Increases Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 4-fold

2015 04 May

Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) by Dr Amin Daoulah, a cardiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives.APSC... Read more

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CAD and Saturated Fat

2015 20 Feb

Since the 1960s, dietary guidelines have emphasised the reduction in the consumption of saturated fat for the prevention or treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This is mainly because saturated fat increases the level of low-density lipoproteins cholesterol in the blood thus increasing the risk for CAD. Several studies have shown this association.... Read more

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#RSNA14: Study Finds Mild CAD Puts Diabetic Patients at Risk

2014 02 Dec

Diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease (CAD) face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with serious single-vessel obstructive disease, according to a new long-term study. Researchers reviewed data from the Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International... Read more

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Nonobstructive CAD Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Death

2014 04 Nov

The findings of a new U.S. study published in JAMA revealed that those diagnosed with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) had a remarkably increased risk of heart attack or death one year after diagnosis. The study evaluated heart attack and mortality rates amongst patients with nonobstructive CAD, obstructive CAD, and no apparent CAD.Nonobstructive... Read more

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Severe Calcification Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Event

2014 19 Aug

From the early days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) it became apparent that the presence of severe coronary calcification was a predictor of worse clinical outcomes. In the era of plain old balloon angioplasty, severe coronary calcification was associated with an increased risk of coronary dissection and procedural failure, while in the... Read more

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NCBC2014: VuComp M-Vu Breast Density Measurement Technology To Be Exhibited

2014 06 May

VuComp, Inc. will exhibit its new, automated breast density measurement technology, M-Vu Breast Density, at the American College of Radiology (ACR) 36th National Conference on Breast Cancer (NCBC) from May 8-10 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.Clinical studies have shown that dense breasts can make breast cancer detection in a mammogram more difficult... Read more

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