Media Misrepresentation Causes Spike in Double Mastectomies

A recent study by Dr. Michael Sabel, chief of surgical oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, reveals that many women are influenced by the skewed media coverage of celebrities battling breast cancer when choosing a... - May 12, 2016

Kubtec: NICU Staff Exposed to Inordinate Amounts of Radiation

A study undertaken by the Royal University Hospital in Saskatchewan, Canada found that almost 50% of the images taken in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) showed adult fingers in the image and that many nurses were unaware of this accidental exposure to radiation. - May 08, 2016

3D Imaging Technology Uncovers Forensic Mysteries

Pediatric bone samples, which reveal crucial details regarding age and gender to forensic pathologists, are in limited supply these days due to the sensitive nature of this material. Medical examiners must often rely on dated records for new cases, which ultimately obstruct accurate analysis in... - April 21, 2016

Kubtec: Federal Health Officials and Insurers Strive to Improve Quality of Care

In a landmark decision, the medical establishment and the health insurance industry have decided to make doctors’ performance a priority. This resolution will deeply impact how physicians who treat cancer patients are assessed and will inevitably have a positive effect on the quality of care... - April 12, 2016

MBCC Poster Demonstrates the Advantages of 3D Specimen Imaging for Breast Cancer

At the 2016 Miami Breast Cancer Conference (MBCC), Natalia Partain MD, Madhu Rao PhD, and Roshni Rao MD, FACS, from the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center presented their poster “Intra-operative Specimen Radiograph Utilizing 2D versus 3D Imaging and Correlation with Final Histopathology.” - March 25, 2016

Kubtec: Improving Precision and Breast Cancer Outcomes with RSL

For women, testing positive for breast cancer arouses a host of uncertainties: loss of a breast, disfigurement and worse. Oftentimes, the rush to remove all cancer takes precedence over breast conservation, both for patients and surgeons, in an effort to ensure all cancer cells are... - February 12, 2016

Z-Medica® and Kubtec® Team Up to Enhance Emergency Medical Response

In an increasingly volatile world, how we respond and manage crises is crucial. Whether its ecological disasters, war or terrorism, emergency medical teams rely on the latest clinical developments to save lives and avoid casualties. Recently, Z-Medica®, the manufacturer of QuikClot®... - January 30, 2016

Advances in Healthcare Technology Significantly Reduce Diagnostic Errors

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) September 2015 report Improving Diagnosis in Healthcare, “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” Hospitals, in an effort to counteract diagnostic mistakes, have... - January 22, 2016

Kubtec: Advances in BMD Research Give Osteoporosis Sufferers Hope

A study published by the National Academy of Sciences regarding cell therapy, which expanded on prior research about genetically modified hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), has identified a growth factor which causes a 45% increase in bone strength in mice. - January 16, 2016

3D Breast Cancer Specimen Imaging – The Future is Now

Breast cancer imaging results can be greatly improved upon with 3D specimen radiography, a new advance in breast cancer treatment offered exclusively by Kubtec. - January 10, 2016

Kubtec: For Surgeons, Breast Conservation Should be the Standard of Care

For the one in eight American women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, the fear of losing their life far outweighs their fear of losing a breast. Most hope early detection and surgery will quickly remove the cancer and increase their chances of survival. Yet even after an... - January 01, 2016

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