Risk of breast cancer decreased in blind women
March 11, 2001 -- WESTPORT, CT (Reuters Health), Mar 11 - Research conducted in Norway indicates that totally blind women are at decreased risk for breast cancer, especially those who became blind before age 65 years.
Negative CT angiography sufficient to rule out pulmonary embolism
March 9, 2001 -- SAN ANTONIO - A negative finding on CT angiography (CTA) of suspected pulmonary embolism appears sufficient to rule out further treatment in these patients, researchers from Australia reported at the scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional
Film-screen mammography remains gold standard, IOM says
March 8, 2001 -- New breast imaging techniques such as full-field digital mammography (FFDM) may show promise, but film-screen mammography (FSM) remains the gold standard for now, according to a report issued today by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council of the National Academies.
Uterine fibroid embolization can be done without ob/gyn support
March 8, 2001 -- SAN ANTONIO - If an institution's obstetricians and gynecologists refuse to support uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), the Internet can provide sufficient referrals to make the program successful, specialists reported at the 26th annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.
Renal MRA studies change treatment plans
March 7, 2001 -- SAN ANTONIO - MR angiography of the renal vasculature may have enough diagnostic power to alter the treatment plans of referring physicians in a majority of cases, if a study presented at the 26th annual scientific meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR) is any indication.
House leader asks for delay of medical privacy rules
March 7, 2001 -- WASHINGTON (Reuters Health), Mar 7 - House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, is asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson to further delay controversial medical records confidentiality rules because they require
too much information to be given to the federal government.
Multislice CT yields simpler method of diagnosing wrist ligament tears
March 7, 2001 -- VIENNA - The wrist has a complex ligament system that provides balance, support, and a wide range of movement. At this week's European Congress of Radiology, French researchers found that multislice CT can reliably visualize ligament tears in a single axial pass.