The next generation of medical software offers extraordinary support. But how can such tools be used to the best effect?
A new micro-imaging “pill” lets doctors peer inside the esophagus and beyond.
The air you exhale carries a wealth of clinical data, and scientists are fashioning ever more precise methods for divining its truths.
Technetium, a diagnostic workhorse, provides high definition images with minimal radiation. But it’s supply could dry up tomorrow.
The best signposts–from blood pressure readings to genetic tests–can personalize diagnosis and treatment. Most don’t help.
The use of 3-D models to track a patient’s pain has roots in a sixteenth-century sketch by a German master.
A century ago, MGH pathologist Richard Cabot made an event out of physicians identifying illnesses—and greatly improved diagnostic methods as a result.
Thousands of step-by-step decision aids stand ready to assist in diagnosis and treatment. But most physicians don’t use them.
Not just pop science, handwriting analysis can be a telling diagnostic tool, revealing signs of bipolar disease, Parkinson’s and other disorders.
Liquids act differently in tiny spaces, enabling lab-on-a-chip technology to transform research, drug discovery and disease diagnosis.
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