H. A. Abella | Authors

Eskenazi Health Services


C-11 choline PET/CT boosts early prostate ca detection

November 17, 2009

Findings of a study by researchers in Italy suggest C-11 choline PET/CT could diagnose prostate cancer recurrence sooner than transrectal ultrasound, CT, MRI, or bone scintigraphy in patients who have undergone radical prostatectomy.

Mistrust, costs reduce breast cancer screening among minorities

June 19, 2009

Negative perceptions and tough economic times keep women away from screening programs, but self-examination still highly rated.

New ultrasound strategy helps pinpoint prostate tumors

June 19, 2009

A new technique, ultrasonic tissue-type imaging, could revolutionize the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, according to Ernest J. Feleppa, PhD, research director of the Frederic L. Lizzi Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Riverside Research Institute in New York. “The method seems to be capable of distinguishing cancerous from noncancerous tissue in the prostate,” Dr. Feleppa said

Minority groups protest CMS’ rejection of VC screening

April 24, 2009

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined the ranks of virtual colonoscopy (VC or CT colonography [CTC]) advocates to pressure the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse a proposal to deny reimbursement for VC screening. Proponents argue that the policy could widen existing colon cancer screening inequalities.