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5 Predictions for Prenatal Genetic Testing in 2015

From NIPT to microarray and from cost to quality, these 5 predictions by Adam Wolfberg, MD, provide insight into how genetic testing continues to evolve. 


Most carotid ultrasounds for asymptomatic patients are not based on appropriate criteria.

Sometimes image quality is just plain bad.

MRI helped predict which women with short cervix would go into preterm labor.

Researchers identify whether scanner-based protocols for ultrasound improve department efficiency.

Image-guided liver biopsies are generally safe procedures, but certain risk factors have been identified.

Ultrasound detects more invasive cancers, but number of total cancers detected is comparable between US and mammography.

Radiologists viewing supplemental breast ultrasounds should assess lesions separately to reduce the risk of missing a cancer.


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