Quick MRI Scan for Routine Prostate Cancer Screening?

Could imaging be used for routine screening for prostate cancer in healthy men — similar to mammography for breast cancer screening? A quick scan — with 15-minute, contrast-free MRI — detected more clinically significant prostate tumors than the usual screening with a blood test for prostate specific antigen (PSA) in…

Drive-through IOP screening clinic feasible during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—A drive-through intraocular pressure (IOP) screening clinic allows for continued management during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Miel Sundararajan, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues developed a drive-through IOP screening clinic to minimize COVID-19 exposure…

U.S. task force still advises against carotid artery stenosis screening

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening the general adult population for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. This recommendation forms the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 4 by the USPSTF. Janelle M. Guirguis-Blake, M.D., from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon,…

Breast cancer screening falls to a record low in England

Breast cancer screening falls to a record low as nearly 800,000 women TURNED DOWN their mammogram last year, official figures reveal Out of 2.54million women invited for screening, 749,300 did not go for the test The screening saves lives by catching breast cancer early before it has spread  Falling figures…