Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

April 13, 2013
New breast imaging algorithm brings breast cancer diagnosis and treatment to underserved area of Uganda
Radiologists are a step closer to implementing a program in an underserved region of Uganda for diagnosing and treating women with palpable breast masses.

MDCT helps better determine valve implant size for transcatheter aortic valve in patients with aortic stenosis
MDCT is a better way to measure annular size in patients with aortic stenosis who are candidates for transcatheter aortic valve implantation than two dimensional echocardiography, a new study indicates.

Dual energy CT accurately identifies ACL tears in emergency department
Dual energy CT is an effective way to evaluate emergency department patients with possible anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, a new study shows.

ASPB names 2013 awards recipients
The American Society of Plant Biologists is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2013 awards, honoring excellence in research, education, outreach, and service.

Additional imaging gives better view and reduces complications in patients needing gastric tubes
Additional fluoroscopic and CT views can substantially reduce complications that occur during percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy, a procedure used for patients who require a gastric tube for nutritional support.

TMT takes step towards construction after approval by the Board of Land and Natural Resources
Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island.

Decreasing KV reduces radiation dose in lumbar spine CT without compromising quality
An algorithm that takes the patient's size into consideration can cut radiation dose by 41 percent in lumbar spine CT without compromising the diagnostic quality of the images, a new study shows.

Tomosynthesis improves detection of infiltrating ductal carcinoma in patients with increased risk
Tomosynthesis is better able to show infiltrating ductal carcinoma than 2-D mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer, a new study shows.

Team reports on abuse of students doing anthropological fieldwork
College athletes are not the only ones who sometimes suffer at the hands of higher ups.

MR images taken during the systole phase improve diagnoses of scars on the heart
MR images taken when the ventricles of the heart relax and fill with blood and then when the ventricles contract and eject blood to the rest of the body provide a more complete picture of the extent of myocardial scar in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy, a new study finds. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to