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Rapid detection for eye diseases
Scanning the patient's retina in seconds, a new ophthalmic-screening instrument could assist physicians in the diagnosis of glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration.
US task force highlights benefits of BRCA testing
The US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published a statement indicating that breast cancer antigen (BRCA) testing is beneficial for high-risk women.
Better allergy detection from Siemens
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has announced improvements to its allergy-detecting systems, IMMULITE 2000 and IMMULITE 2000 XPi.
Urine test could detect blood clots
In October 2013, a study in the journal ACS Nano revealed that a simple urine test could detect dangerous blood clots.
The jury’s out on new TB test
There is a new diagnostic test for tuberculosis, but, while it's faster and more accurate than older methods, it may not make any difference to treatment outcomes, according to an...
New test for detecting BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations
A new test has been developed for detecting mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that are associated with breast cancer.
Growth in Chinese ultrasound market
China's ultrasound market is predicted to surge more than 60% within the next five years, according to a market report released in September 2013. Equipment revenue is forecast to...
New way to cut radiation exposure in children who require repeat CT scans
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore have found a way to minimise radiation exposure in children who require repeat CT scans, it was announced in October...
Global medical imaging market continues to grow
The global medical imaging device market is expected to exceed $49 billion by 2020, according to a recent report. Currently standing at an estimated $30.2 billion, it is on course...
Most powerful MRI scanner in the world nears completion
The world's most powerful MRI scanner is edging closer to completion, according to a report from IEEE Spectrum. Due for delivery in September 2014, the scanner will be strong enough...
Promising new PET/MRI technology improves diagnostic confidence
A new form of imaging - PET combined with MRI - shows promise for several types of cancer, according to researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, Ohio. As...
Smartphone microscope launched
A simple smartphone device could help physicians determine the effectiveness of treatments, according to a recent study in the journal ACS Nano. The device converts the phone into...