Search Tag: gene mutations

IMAGING Management

Pancreatic Cancer: MRI Protocol for High-Risk Patients

2015 09 Apr

A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based screening programme for individuals at high risk of pancreatic cancer detected pancreatic lesions in 16 of 40 (40 percent) of patients, of whom five underwent surgery, according to a study published online in JAMA Surgery . “An MRI-based protocol for the surveillance of individuals at risk for developing pancreatic... Read more

IMAGING Management

MR Spectroscopy for BRCA Gene

2015 03 Mar

According to researchers, a magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique that monitors biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer. Their study published in the journal Radiology aimed to assess 2-D localised correlated spectroscopy (L-COSY) as a noninvasive means to identify biochemical changes... Read more

Cardiology Management

Environmental Stress May Cause Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

2015 09 Jan

According to a new study, researchers have found that in addition to gene mutations, environmental stress also plays a key role in the development of the heart disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This is a heritable and potentially fatal heart disease that causes irregular heartbeats, heart valve problems, heart failure and in some rare cases, even... Read more