Posts Tagged ‘History’

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 […]

You’re Grounded!

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

This past Sunday morning an Ethiopian Airlines plane, registration ET-AVJ, departed Johannesburg on a routine flight to Addis Ababa. A few hours […]

Disrupting the X-Ray Market

Posted on: February 22nd, 2019 by admin 1 Comment

It’s been more than 120 years since Ivan Puluj and Wilhelm Röntgen conducted their groundbreaking experiments leading to the discovery of X-rays. […]

What a Tangled Web We Weave

Posted on: November 23rd, 2018 by admin

The poem Marmion was written by Sir Walter Scott and published in 1808. It is a story of lust, forgery, treason and […]

A Day to Celebrate

Posted on: November 9th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

Yesterday, 8 November 2018, marked the 123rd anniversary of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. It has been […]

Releasing the Brakes on the Immune System

Posted on: October 12th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Last week the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to James […]

To Scatter or Not to Scatter?

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

When X-rays pass through tissue, such as a woman’s breast, the primary rays travel straight through, whereas some of the […]

Obesity and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by admin 4 Comments

Obesity – a condition in which a person has an unhealthy amount of body fat – is often measured using […]

Creating a Shared Future

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) kicked off in the Swiss village of Davos-Klosters earlier this week, bringing together world leaders […]

Dual-Modality Imaging Gathers Momentum

Posted on: January 12th, 2018 by admin 3 Comments

There is compelling evidence that mammography has been successful in early detection of breast cancer in healthy women. However, in premenopausal women […]