A Virtual Conference

Posted on: May 1st, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The provenance of the term “Aunt Minnie” can be traced back to a radiologist called Ben Felson who, in the 1940s, referred […]

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COVID-19 and Medical Imaging

Posted on: April 24th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The gold standard for diagnosing COVID-19 is reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), a technique for which its inventor, Kary […]

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A New “Killer App” ?

Posted on: April 17th, 2020 by admin 3 Comments

In 1839, Gustav Rose discovered a novel mineral in the Ural Mountains of Russia which he named “perovskite” in honour of the […]

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Leadership Matters

Posted on: April 10th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

Twenty years ago, when the AIDS pandemic was ravaging South Africa, the country’s president, Thabo Mbeki, criticised the scientific consensus that the […]

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Closer to the Holy Grail

Posted on: April 3rd, 2020 by admin

Seven years ago, we reviewed the progress in developing a blood test for the early detection of breast cancer. Thought to be […]

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Our Dunkirk Moment

Posted on: March 27th, 2020 by admin 1 Comment

The Battle of Dunkirk, fought between 26 May and 4 June 1940, marked a turning point in World War Two. During […]

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Beneath the Hanging Rock

Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by admin

In 45 BC, the Roman philosopher Cicero referred to the “Sword of Damocles” and over time this parable has come to mean […]

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ABUS Improves Risk Assessment

Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by admin

An important factor in predicting a woman’s risk for breast cancer is breast density. The method most commonly used to […]

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Investing in Ultrasound

Posted on: March 6th, 2020 by admin 2 Comments

Late last year we highlighted a report by Signify Research on the world market in breast imaging that encapsulated both mammography and […]

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ABUS and AI: Complementary Acronyms

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by admin

As we have previously noted, ABUS – automated breast ultrasound – is an acronym to remember when considering imaging modalities for […]

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