diagnostics

October 17, 2018

Many women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have a tumor that is too small to see or feel.  A UW Medicine patient describes her experience with a new technology; it involves having a reflector smaller than a grain of rice placed into the

May 20, 2018

The patient in front of the doctor is breathing heavily, sweating and her heart is racing: classic signs of sepsis.

May 8, 2018

You’d think you’d know if your heart were quivering instead beating normally, but many people who have atrial fibrillation – a serious form of irregular heartbeat or palpitations – don’t feel symptoms.

January 10, 2018

What looks like a futuristic fishing rod helps cardiologists see what’s malfunctioning in a patient’s heart.  It’s a diagnostic called transesophageal echocardiography.

picture of boys warming up for football practice
September 8, 2017

(Downloadable web and broadcast split-track video, and video script) A study of more than 400 pediatric sports-concussion cases indicates that, in most cases, the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not help in the evaluation of persiste

August 24, 2017

Tests commonly used to diagnose oral and genital herpes are often unreliable, missing some cases of infection and, in others, identifying an infection that does not exist, say researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 

microscopic slide of mole biopsy tissue
August 23, 2017

(Downloadable video and script, and podcast of separate interview) Dr.

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Among older women, at-home self-surveys can predict mortality, hip fractures and falls as well as a measurements taken during a clinic visit, according to researchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Breast biopsy samples are often difficult to interpret. A sample that appears benign may be malignant, in which case the diagnosis of breast cancer may be missed.

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