Search Tag: Biopsy

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Breast Cancer Survivors - Utility of Surveillance MRI

2017 18 Jul

According to new research in the journal Clinical Imaging, surveillance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in breast cancer survivors may increase detection of subsequent cancers while increasing rate of biopsy.Guidelines regarding surveillance MRI in women with a personal history of breast cancer remain controversial. Currently the American Cancer Society... Read more

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MRI Improves Prostate Cancer Detection, Avoids Unneeded Biopsy

2017 24 Jan

An MRI scan given to men with suspected prostate cancer can help reduce rates of unnecessary biopsy by 27 percent and overdiagnosis by 5 percent, says a new study appearing in The Lancet.  See Also: Novel MRI Method Distinguishes Healthy Prostate Tissue from CancerIt's common for men to undergo a biopsy of their prostate if they experience symptoms... Read more

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Hologic Introduces First 2D/3D™ Dedicated Prone Biopsy System at European Congress of Radiology

2016 04 Mar

The CE-Marked Affirm™ Prone Biopsy System Provides Enhanced 2D/3D™ Biopsy Imaging and Faster, Easier Access to the Breast [i]Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced  the European launch of the CE-marked Affirm™ prone biopsy system — the first dedicated prone biopsy system capable of both 2D and 3D™ imaging-guided breast biopsies.The new product is... Read more

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Robotic Biopsy Combines MRI and US

2016 26 Jan

MRI and Ultrasound is being combined in a robot, in research being conducted at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. The project shows promise in improving diagnosis of both breast cancer, by reducing false negatives, and muscle diseases. Foad Sojoodi Farimani, one of the project leaders of the European research project MRI and Ultrasound Robotic... Read more

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Breast MRI after Mammography May Detect Additional Aggressive Cancers

2015 25 Nov

According to a new study, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may identify additional breast cancers that are sometimes potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography. Researchers say that, in some cases, MRI findings of additional cancers not seen on mammography may necessitate a change in treatment. The results are published in the journal... Read more

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MIR 2015: Is Radiology Entering a Dark Age?

2015 20 Oct

From the vantage point of a 45 year career in radiology, Stephen Baker, Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA, has warned of a possible dark age for radiology and radiologists. Speaking at the Management in Radiology (MIR) annual meeting in Barcelona this month, Baker, a member of’s... Read more

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PET Imaging Detects Fast-growing Prostate Cancer

2015 25 Aug

A Johns Hopkins-led study shows that PET imaging with a specific biomarker could detect fast-growing primary prostate cancer and distinguish it from benign prostate lesions. The finding, reported in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, is important for patients with suspected prostate cancer that has not been confirmed by standard biopsy. The study looked... Read more

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Imaging Software for Rapid Breast Cancer Diagnosis

2015 24 Aug

Researchers have tested new software that could speed up breast cancer diagnosis with 90 percent accuracy without the need for a specialist. This innovation could greatly improve breast cancer management, particularly in poor countries where pathologists are in short supply. The study is reported in the journal Breast Cancer Research. "To evaluate fresh... Read more

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World CDx Boston 2015

2015 08 Sep

For the 6th time, the World CDx community will be coming together in Boston to showcase the very latest advancements in companion diagnostics and tailored therapies that are improving and refining personalized healthcare.With collaborations rife and the field rapidly coming of age, World CDx Boston 2015 will guide drug, diagnostic, and technology developers... Read more

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MRI Detects Cancerous Cells

2015 27 Mar

Results of a John Hopkins study suggest MRI could one day make biopsies more effective and even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting tell-tale sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications. According to Jeff Bulte, Ph.D., a professor of radiology and radiological... Read more