Posts Tagged ‘Diagnosis’

New Guidelines Stir Up Controversy

Posted on: April 12th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

A paper appeared earlier this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “Screening for breast cancer in average-risk women: a guidance […]

In Search of Truth

Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The electrocardiogram – or ECG – fulfils the requirements for a diagnostic test: non-invasive, easy to record and reproducible. It is applied […]

The Evidence is Growing

Posted on: March 29th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

The introduction of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) as a replacement for plane-film analogue mammography started over two decades ago. Shortly […]

A Question of Equipoise

Posted on: March 22nd, 2019 by admin

Last week, Etta Pisano, who is chief research officer at the American College of Radiology, sat down for an interview with the […]

Thinking Outside of the Globe

Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by admin 3 Comments

Since 1980, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has been collaborating with its American counterpart NASA to develop and deploy sophisticated […]

Tomosynthesis vs Ultrasound in Dense Breasts

Posted on: January 11th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

A research group based at the University of Genoa in Italy is known by its acronym ASTOUND, which stands for Adjunct […]

FDA Hit by Government Shutdown

Posted on: January 4th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

Just north of downtown Washington, DC, in suburban Maryland, lies the sprawling campus of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), […]

Looking for a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm

Posted on: December 28th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Cappello’s annual screening mammogram was found to be normal, just as had been reported for the […]

False Positives and False Negatives

Posted on: December 21st, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

There are two statistical measures to consider when the success of a screening programme is measured: sensitivity and specificity. In any […]

A Celebration of Scholarship

Posted on: December 14th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Earlier today, during a graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Health Sciences, CapeRay’s co-founder and board member, Tania Douglas, was […]