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Through computed tomography (CT) images of the heart and other types of imaging, build-up of dangerous coronary plaques—which restrict the flow of blood to the heart—can be detected, even before a person develops symptoms of heart disease. Because of this, there is increasing interest in using these imaging techniques to screen for heart disease. According to a review published today in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, a simple CT imaging technique called a coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan—often referred to as a “calcium scan”—may be particularly useful when screening for coronary artery disease.

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New heart disease "staging" system focuses on those previously considered at low risk

Experts at Johns Hopkins and New York's Mount Sinai Health System have published a suggested new plan for a five-stage system of classifying the risk of heart attack in those with heart disease, one they say puts much-needed and long-absent focus on the risks faced by millions of Americans who pass so-called stress tests or have less obvious or earlier-stage danger signs.

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Friday, 09 December 2016 16:57

Imaging the Cervix - Part II

by Pierre Vassallo  - This article follows on Part I, which appeared in the last issue of The Synapse Journal. It will discuss imaging of endometriosis in the cervical canal and also cervical cancer. The importance of imaging in staging of cervical cancer will be stressed.

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Imaging the Cervix - Part I

Pierre Vassallo

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Pierre Vassallo

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    WASP Course, led by Prof Victor Grech and Prof Charles Savona Ventura, has recently organised a course in Bahrain. Co-hosted with Arabian Gulf University, the course, on how to write a scientific paper, focused on quantitative analysis methods and was targeted for medical doctors and allied health professionals.

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