Radiology
Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction

Artificial intelligence expedites breast cancer risk prediction

Houston (US): Researchers at Houston Methodist have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. more

New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke

New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke

Washington: In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy. The results of the National Institutes of Health-funded study were published in Neurology. more

New test to better predict ovarian cancer risk

New test to better predict ovarian cancer risk

London: Researchers have improved an ultrasound test to predict the risk of ovarian tumours with great precision. more

Ultrasound effective in detecting breast cancer: Study

Ultrasound effective in detecting breast cancer: Study

New York: Use of ultrasound in detecting breast cancer has been shown to be comparable in its sensitivity to that of mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease, according to a new study. more

Ultrasound can identify people at high stroke risk

Ultrasound can identify people at high stroke risk

London: A simple ultrasound examination can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke, says a study. The findings suggest that since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ultrasound can prove useful in preventing unnecessary surgical intervention. more

New radiation therapy better for lung cancer treatment

New radiation therapy better for lung cancer treatment

New York: A new radiation therapy, which has already been in use to treat prostate, brain, and head and neck cancers, also reduces chemotherapy side effects when administered in those afflicted with lung cancer, new research has found. more

Non-invasive ‘brain palpation’ may detect Alzheimer’s

Non-invasive ‘brain palpation’ may detect Alzheimer’s

London: The brain cannot be palpated without using a highly invasive procedure, but researchers have now developed a noninvasive brain imaging method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that provides the same information as physical palpation. more

Radiotherapy inaccessible to most people in low-income nations

Radiotherapy inaccessible to most people in low-income nations

Toronto: As many as 90 percent of the people in low-income countries lack access to radiotherapy treatment, an inseparable part of cancer care, new research has found. more

Scientists use sound waves to control brain cells

Scientists use sound waves to control brain cells

Washington: Scientists at Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed a new way to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle and other cells using ultrasonic waves. The new technique, dubbed sonogenetics, has some similarities to the burgeoning use of light to activate cells in order to better understand the brain. more

Study shows potential for using ultrasound to detect early signs of preterm labour

Study shows potential for using ultrasound to detect early signs of preterm labour

Washington: Researchers from North Carolina State University, Institut Langevin and Paris-Descartes University have conducted a proof-of-concept study that raises the possibility of using ultrasound techniques to detect cervical stiffness changes that indicate an increased risk of preterm labour in pregnant women. more