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Women's Health

Image: Mirvie RNA platform predicts pregnancy complications months before they occur (Photo courtesy of Mirvie)

First-Ever Test Indicates Risk of Preeclampsia Months Before Symptoms Occur

A first-ever test indicates the risk of preeclampsia months before symptoms occur has the potential to address a leading cause of maternal mortality that impacts millions of pregnancies each year. More...
05 May 2022
Image: Breast cancer can be detected more often than with standard mammographies (Photo courtesy of University of Münster)

Combination of DBT and Standard Mammography Detects Breast Cancer More Often Than Mammography Alone

A new study on enhanced screening technology involving almost 100,000 women has found that breast cancer can be detected more often by combining digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with synthetic 2D mammography than by standard mammographies. More...
28 Apr 2022
Image: Landmark study empowers nurse midwives to perform at level of trained sonographers using Butterfly (Photo courtesy of Butterfly Network, Inc.)

Unique Scanning Method Coupled with AI Paves Way for Universal Obstetric Ultrasound

Establishing accurate gestational age with ultrasound early in pregnancy is essential to delivering high-quality care. Yet, the high cost for equipment and the need for trained sonographers limit its use in low-resource settings. Now, a landmark study empowers nurse midwives to perform at level of trained sonographers using a unique artificial intelligence (AI)- powered scanning method. More...
18 Apr 2022
Image: 3D reconstruction of a rabbit uterus in OCT (Photo courtesy of The University of Manchester)

Dual-Mode Endoscope Combines Ultrasound and OCT to Offer Unprecedented Insights into Uterine Health

Researchers have developed a new endoscope that combines ultrasound with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to assess structural features of the endometrium in unprecedented detail. By providing detailed structural information about the endometrium, the probe could offer a less invasive way to determine if endometrial problems are causing infertility as well as help to diagnose other uterine health problems. More...
05 Apr 2022
Image: Appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Ultrasound Can Effectively Predict Ovarian Cancer and Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

In a new study, researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY, USA) assessed a method that uses ultrasound images to classify adnexal lesions into one of two categories: classic or non-classic. The study's findings confirm that the appearance of ovarian lesions on ultrasound is an effective predictor of cancer risk that can help women avoid unnecessary surgery. More...
24 Mar 2022
Image: Selection of mammographic mediolateral oblique views of breasts with different breast density (Photo courtesy of RSNA)

AI Tool Accurately and Consistently Classifies Breast Density on Mammograms

Breast density reflects the amount of fibroglandular tissue in the breast commonly seen on mammograms. High breast density is an independent breast cancer risk factor, and its masking effect of underlying lesions. Now, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately and consistently classify breast density on mammograms. More...
18 Mar 2022
Image: A new blood test could improve COVID-19 care in pregnancies (Photo courtesy of Northwestern University)

Blood Test May Identify Higher Risk Pregnancies in Women Diagnosed with COVID-19

Research has shown pregnant people with COVID-19 have a higher risk of stillbirths and other pregnancy complications. Anecdotal reports have reported potentially higher cases of stillbirths caused by certain SARS-CoV-2 variants, leading to increased concern in the scientific community. Scientists had identified a link between COVID placentitis, in which the virus infects the placenta, and these poor outcomes, but can only diagnose instances of placentitis after delivery by examining the placenta. A new study has now shown that a blood test may identify risk of stillbirth and placentitis in pregnant individuals who have had COVID-19. More...
18 Mar 2022
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