Search Tag: Cancer

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Mar

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in current and former smokers eligible for screening could avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, concludes  a new analysis published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. By providing a national estimate of...Read more

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2013 16 Apr

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Lymphoseek® (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, which is indicated for use in lymphatic mapping procedures to assist in the localisation of lymph nodes draining a primary...Read more

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2013 18 Apr

Mammography, the gold standard of breast cancer screening, reduces breast cancer mortality, but has important limitations. Critics point to reduced sensitivity for women with dense breasts, a high rate of false positives leading to excessive biopsies, and concerns about long-term effects of repeated radiation.  The authors of a review published...Read more

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2013 24 Apr

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a new imaging dye is an effective agent in detecting and mapping cancers that have reached the lymph nodes. The radioactive dye, called Technetium Tc-99m tilmanocept, successfully identified cancerous lymph nodes and did a better job of marking cancers than the...Read more

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2013 13 May

Microwave imaging can be used to monitor how well treatment for breast cancer is working, finds new research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Breast Cancer Research. Microwave tomography, a low cost and repeatable technique, was able to distinguish between breast cancer, benign growths, and normal tissue. Eight women with breast...Read more

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2013 13 May

New guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning for lung cancer screening to people with a significant risk of lung cancer due to age and smoking history. 
The guidelines recommend offering LDCT scanning to individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer, as part...Read more

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2013 24 May

Young people who undergo CT scans are 24 percent more likely to develop cancer compared with those who do not, a study published on suggests. 

However, the absolute excess for all cancers combined was low, at 9.38 for every 100,000 person years of follow-up.  The increasing use of CT scans has brought concerns about possible cancer risks,...Read more

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2013 27 May

A recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine  describe the screening, diagnosis, and limited treatment results from the initial round of screening in the National Lung Cancer Screening Programme in the United States. Participants with at least 30 pack-years of smoking and asymptomatic were randomly assigned to undergo annual...Read more

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2013 10 Jun

According to a study of seven U.S. healthcare systems, the use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest or spine, in children younger than age 14 more than doubled from 1996 to 2005, and this associated radiation is projected to potentially increase the risk of radiation-induced cancer in these children in the future, according...Read more

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2013 12 Jun

In a study presented at the 93rd American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, investigators from the University of Toronto departments of Thoracic Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology show that minimal dose computed tomography (MnDCT) of the thorax offers much greater sensitivity at detecting new or recurrent lung cancer, with equivalent amount...Read more

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2013 13 Jun

New analysis of breast cancer mortality data over almost 40 years concludes that breast cancer screening does not yet show an effect on mortality statistics. The research, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, analysed mortality trends before and after the introduction of the UK's National Health Service Breast Screening Programme...Read more

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2013 15 Jul

A recently published article in JBR-BTR details the Dutch NELSON trial, which is the first randomised lung cancer screening trial in which pulmonary nodule management is based on volumetry. The NELSON study is an ongoing multicentre randomised controlled multi-detector low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening trial. The primary object...Read more

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2013 06 Sep

New imaging techniques are fuelling an epidemic in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancers that are unlikely to ever progress to cause symptoms or death, warn experts writing in the British Medical Journal.    New technologies such as ultrasound, CT and MRI scanning can detect thyroid nodules as small as 2mm. Many of these small nodules are papillary...Read more

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2013 08 Nov

Recovery and survival rates in patients suffering from cancer are significantly improved if tumours are removed in their entirety, however it is often very challenging for surgeons to identify and remove tiny clusters of cancer cells. A new camera, which can be used during surgery, enables the visualisation of hidden tumours.  Even the most experienced...Read more

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2013 06 Dec

In their sustained commitment to accelerating cancer innovation and assembling tools to fight the disease, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, showcased the company’s broad portfolio of advanced cancer treatment solutions at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America annual meeting. GE’s technological innovations include Positron...Read more

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2014 04 Feb

Today is World Cancer Day 2014 and COCIR, the non-profit trade association of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry,  wants to take this opportunity to raise awareness of what our sector is contributing to the fight against cancer by providing solutions for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of this devastating,...Read more

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2014 18 Feb

An innovative new technique developed by UNC researchers could enable doctors to visualise tumours without using radiation in a more cost effective way. Compared to X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, ultrasound not only provides an alternative which is less expensive, but more importantly, it is a radiation-free technology for detecting and monitoring...Read more

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2014 28 Mar

The European Conference on Interventional Oncology presents new ways to treat cancer  Over 1,000 medical professionals from around the world are expected to attend The world’s leading radiologists, oncologists and surgeons will be coming to Germany this April for the European Conference on International Oncology (ECIO), held at the...Read more

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2014 19 Apr

The European Conference on Interventional Oncology (ECIO) takes place from 23-26 April 2014 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, Germany. As one of the most important events for professionals in the field of interventional oncology, the ECIO gives insight into new and innovative ways to diagnose and treat cancer – a special focus will...Read more

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2014 27 Jun

In the near future, dual-mode imaging technology built into lightweight instruments, such as googles, will facilitate the identification of tumours in real time. Surgeons cannot remove tumours until they know the precise location of the cancerous lesions, and the new technology will generate more precise images. Having accurate borders will enable the...Read more

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2014 10 Jul

Uppsala University Hospital (UUH) and Elekta today announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly work at the forefront of imaging in cancer care research. With this research agreement, Uppsala University Hospital and Elekta seek to contribute to the field of personalised care by using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission...Read more

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2014 06 Oct

Using immunotherapy and radiotherapy simultaneously to treat cancers could prevent some patients from becoming resistant to treatment, according to researchers from The University of Manchester (England, UK). Combining the two therapies enabled the immune system to hunt down and destroy cancer cells that were not killed by the initial radiotherapy in...Read more

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2014 20 Oct

A recent study at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) has developed a new technique based on bioimpedance that reduces image degradation caused by respiratory motion during a positron emission tomography (PET) scan. The novel technique allows for image reconstruction at a specific phase of the patient's breathing pattern, making it possible to reduce...Read more

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2014 23 Oct

A team of researchers at Rutgers University have developed a new medical imaging method that could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before. This could potentially result in speeding up treatment as well as reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies. The new imaging method uses nanotechnology to reveal...Read more

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2015 20 Jan

Researchers at Tübingen University have developed a new technique to safely mark T-cells for non-invasive in vivo imaging to better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body. This technique enabled the investigators to track the T-cell movement in mice using positron emission technology (PET). Previous methods used to follow the movement...Read more

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2015 22 Jan

Scientists have invented a new imaging system that will make it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence. The inventors say the imaging system causes the tumours to “light up” when a hand-held laser is directed at them. “A surgeon’s goal during cancer surgery is to remove the...Read more

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2015 22 Jan

Nobel laureate Martin Chalfie, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at Cedars-Sinai’s 3rd Nanomedicine for Imaging and Treatment Conference on 13-14 March 2015. The biennial event will bring together two dozen experts from around the world to discuss emerging trends in the study and treatment of diseases at the molecular and atomic levels. During the conference,...Read more

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2015 31 Mar

According to a new study published in Radiology , a substantial gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation. Researchers say the findings highlight a need for better communication as medicine enters an era of patient-centred care. For the study, researchers...Read more

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2015 01 May

SingEx Exhibitions (SingEx) and the Singapore Radiological Society (SRS) have announced a collaboration with the European Society of Radiology (ESR), which will participate in the inaugural RadiologyAsia 2015 Conference. The event, set for 14-16 May in Singapore, will gather academic and private researchers, radiologists and radiographers to discuss...Read more

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2015 25 May

A new, highly sensitive ultrasound-guided technique can noninvasively identify metastatic cells in lymph nodes, providing a rapid tool for detecting cancer’s spread at its earliest stages, which is critical for timely treatment. The technology, developed at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, is reported...Read more