Diagnostic procedures

Diagnostic procedures

Myth: whole-body screening is an effective way to detect hidden cancers

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English
Publisher: 
Canadian Health Services Research Organization
Publication Date: 
2009

Discusses how whole body screening (e.g. Computerized Tomography (CT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans) is promoted to healthy people as preventative health care, while the evidence shows it offers no proven health benefits and exposes people to unnecessary health risks.

Seeking sickness: medical screening and the misguided hunt for disease

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Paper
Author: 
Alan Cassels
Publisher: 
Greystone Books
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses the most common and recommended types of screening and weighs the pros and cons of each. Deals with questions such as: Do mammograms save lives? Is a colonoscopy necessary for everyone? Is it worth it to spend thousands of dollars for a whole-body scan? Also examines the roles of practitioners and drug companies in getting us to “test-early-and-test-often.”

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN-10: 1771000325
ISBN-13: 978-1771000321
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Includes bibliographical references, footnotes and index. 192 pages.

Diagnostic tests for vaginosis/vaginitis

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English
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Paper
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Author: 
Christa Harstall
Paula Corabian
Publisher: 
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Reviews the accuracy of diagnostic tests for the detection of bacterial vaginosis (BV), vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and trichomoniasis which cause vaginitis symptoms of women of reproductive age.

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ISBN 1896956157
WGYN.H37 1998

Health technologies: are they helping women?

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Denise Morettin
Carolyn Green
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Debates the validity of health technologies as diagnostic tools, in particular bone mineral density testing and hormone replacement therapy.

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ISSN 14800039

Controversies in the diagnosis and therapy of endometriosis

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Paper
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reproduces the papers presented on the theme of Endometriosis at the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Annual Meeting, 1991.

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ENDO.Y89 1991

Merivale Meical Imaging

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English
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Clinical or health care services
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613-727-1072
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1370 Clyde Ave
City: 
Nepean
Province: 
Ontario
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K2G 3H8
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