Archive for 2019

BRICS and Technology Transfer

Posted on: October 18th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

BRICS is the acronym that draws together the national economies of five emerging countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. […]

World Market in Breast Imaging

Posted on: October 11th, 2019 by admin

Signify Research, based in the United Kingdom, has recently published an important market research report entitled “Breast Imaging – World […]

Ultrasound Screening after FFDM and DBT

Posted on: October 4th, 2019 by admin

In the past decade, 38 states in the USA have enacted legislation requiring radiologists to notify a woman if, after undergoing a […]

Celebrating MEP@40

Posted on: September 27th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

In 1979, the Journal of Biomedical Engineering was launched and fifteen years later, in 1994, the journal was renamed Medical […]

Celebrating BME@50

Posted on: September 20th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday marked an important milestone for the field of biomedical engineering (BME) in Cape Town as it celebrated its 50th […]

Access to Health Care

Posted on: September 13th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

In the United States, women diagnosed with breast cancer can select different types of surgery to remove the tumour. While […]

Radiation Exposure and Cancer Risk

Posted on: September 6th, 2019 by admin 2 Comments

Two articles published this week by the American Medical Association have important implications for medical imaging in general, and breast […]

Opto-Acoustic Imaging Holds Promise

Posted on: August 30th, 2019 by admin

The problem with breast imaging modalities such as mammography and ultrasound, is that they are only able to show the […]

DBT in the News Again

Posted on: August 23rd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), commonly known as 3D mammography, has recently been the focus of two research articles from Norway. […]

War: A Harmful Metaphor?

Posted on: August 16th, 2019 by admin

It has become commonplace to hear expressions such as “fighting the war on cancer” or even “she’s a warrior intent […]