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RSNA15: Conjoined Twins - Role of CT, 3D Printing

2015 03 Dec

In a first, researchers have used CT imaging and 3D printing in the surgical planning for separation of conjoined twins, according to a study presented on Wednesday, 2 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The 3D models proved to be an excellent source of information, as there were no major discrepancies... Read more

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CT Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Surgery Improves Survival

2015 01 Oct

A Danish study finds improved survival rates in lung cancer patients after surgery if their management includes a follow-up programme based on computer tomography (CT) of the chest. The findings were presented at the ERS International Congress 2015 in Amsterdam. "Our results show a significant improvement for survival rates for patients post-surgery... Read more

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Treatment Delay for Lung Cancer Patients

2015 30 Jul

According to researchers, patients suspected of having lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment. They encourage patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer to ask questions (eg, what treatment is best for them) and take active role... Read more

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Men Benefit from Ultrasound Screening

2015 13 Jun

Men benefit from one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in terms of reduced risk of dying, fewer abdominal aorta ruptures and avoidance of emergency surgery, according to a systematic review of worldwide data on AAAs. No such evidence is available for women, say researchers from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency... Read more

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Ultrasound Can ID Breast Cancer Patients Who Need Lymph Nodes Removed

2015 02 Feb

A Mayo Clinic-led study shows that not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all of their underarm nodes taken out. Researchers say that ultrasound is a useful tool for judging before breast cancer surgery whether chemotherapy eliminated cancer from the underarm lymph nodes. The findings... Read more

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Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Safely Avoid Radiotherapy

2015 01 Feb

Based on an international study, some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival. Researchers found that older women with early breast cancer who were given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gained very modest benefit from radiotherapy.These findings suggest that a carefully... Read more

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Imaging System Improves Effectiveness of Cancer Surgery

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 tumour,... Read more

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Pelvic Radiotherapy May Benefit Ovarian Cancer Patients

2014 24 Nov

Researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) have found that pelvic radiotherapy (RT) may help treat a rare form of ovarian cancer that can recur in women after surgery and chemotherapy. The study examined 56 patients with ovarian clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA), an aggressive form of ovarian cancer that is more likely to be resistant to... Read more

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Goggles To Identify Tumours In OR

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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Neurosurgeons Use iMRI to Confirm Chemotherapy Delivery to the Eye

2013 28 Jun

IMRIS Inc. has announced that at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, neurosurgeons are confirming effective chemotherapy delivery in treating eye cancer using intraoperative imaging within the VISIUS® Surgical Theatre.Selective intra-arterial chemotherapy is used to treat retinoblastomas. The technique allows for delivery of an increased concentration... Read more