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Tag: Radiology

Illustration of a woman getting a 3D mammogram.

April 21, 2016

Women’s adherence to breast cancer screening guidelines varies foll...

A study led by UNC Lineberger researchers has found that for women who have had a false-positive mammogram result, their likelihood to get screened at recommended intervals depends on the timing of their last screen. Louise Henderson, PhD, will present the findings at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Monday, April 18.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Louise Henderson

December 2, 2015

False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer

Findings suggest that radiologists studying mammograms observed suspicious markers that could have been indications of future cancer development.

Breast Cancer, Research, Treatment

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Image produced in collaboration with Alyssa Schoenwaelder.

April 8, 2015

Functional brain organization of newborns altered by prenatal cocai...

A new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds cocaine-specific disruptions in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation.

Neurology, Pregnancy, Research, Substance Abuse

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Illustration of a piggy bank inside a child's mind.

December 12, 2013

Poverty influences children’s early brain development

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures.

Social Justice, Wellness

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Joseph M. Stavas

April 17, 2013

UNC doctor and daughter help victims at Boston Marathon

Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Natalie. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred. Watch this video from the Boston Globe to see how the father-daughter team helped victims of the attack in the immediate aftermath.

UNC Stories

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The Solitaire FR device is used to remove blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

April 17, 2012

UNC Health Care offers new treatment for stroke

UNC Hospitals is the first medical center in the Triangle to offer treatment for stroke patients with a new device that mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain.

Innovation, Stroke, Treatment

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