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Are there any real-world application in a bone fracture detection program?

Sorry if I'm asking in the wrong community, but here's where I think I can reach more people in the medical field. I am in engineering, for a project in my uni, I thought of doing a research on ...
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Hyper Magnetism?

Didn't know where to post this one but this forum seemed the most suitable. So about a year ago I've discovered that my mom can "glue" metalic spoons and forks to her hand and mechanic watches slow ...
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Does the presence of a root on a skin cancer aid in identification?

For a couple of years I have had what I suspect to be an undiagnosed squamous cell carcinoma on my big toe. If I scratch off the superficial part it looks like there is a root remaining (I can see ...
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Proportionate Dwarf, Little Person, or Short-Stature? Adult Female: 4'9"

Today I recently divulged in a previous question that I am a 4'9" female adult. I think everyone can agree that I'm certainly short, but how do you diagnosis "dwarfism"? I was born with congenital ...
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What can cause mild irritation in my outer ear besides swimming?

I just have really mild itchiness and I noticed it hurt when I tried to scratch my ear. It is nothing severe but I don't want it to become severe. I have not swum recently. I don't know if it matters ...
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Elbow Ligament/Tendon Injury Diagnosis-Aid?

When a patient comes into the office with what seems like an injury to the ligaments/tendons around the elbow, what are the "exercises" that the physician uses in order to identify or pinpoint the ...
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If people can create an accelerated medical program that can be completed in just three years, what textbooks should they select in the curriculum?

Imagine a third-world country with a lack of doctors. They should start to treat patients as soon as possible even if they did not take full courses in biochemistry, histology, anatomy, biostatistics, ...
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Why isn't imiquimod cream used prior to performing a biopsy used for suspected facial basal cell carcinomas?

Given a neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin on a patient's face that is suspected to be a basal cell carcinoma (BCC), the typical first step is to perform a shave biopsy to determine the type of ...
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Are the results from the recently introduced private lab tests for covid-19 counted in the official USA total yet?

I became aware from watching today's White House press conference that private labs have been testing for covid-19 for just over a week. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html I'...
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Is their terminology for varying bone fracture severity?

I have done research on the various different types of bone fractures however I am not able to find any resources discussing specifically the severity of fractures. For example I had assumed that the ...