Imaging

Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Chest CT in Early Stage Breast Cancer Lacking

Adherence to NCCN Guidelines for Chest CT in Early Stage Breast Cancer Lacking

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A report on adherence to NCCN Guidelines found that, contrary to guideline recommendations, many asymptomatic patients with stage I/II breast cancer undergo chest CT for pulmonary nodules.

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Also a Result of Screening Mammography Programs

Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis Also a Result of Screening Mammography Programs

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Screening mammography programs increased early detection of tumors, improving outcomes for those women; however, these programs also increased detection of tumors that would never pose a clinical problem.

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

Integrating Texture Features in Breast Tissue Analysis Improved Accuracy of Tissue Classification

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A texture analysis technique improved classification of different types of breast tissue imaged with optical coherence microscopy.

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

Handheld Endoscopic Probe Set to Improve Cancer Diagnosis

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An endoscopic imaging tool in development could aid diagnosis of cancer without the delay of pathologic review of tissue sampling and staining.

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

Free Lung Cancer Screening Findings Support Continual Screenings in High-Risk Populations

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A free lung cancer screening program in Augusta, Georgia, found more than double the lung cancer rate of previous screenings.

Shared Decision-making Visits Improved Comfort With Lung Cancer Screening Decisions

Shared Decision-making Visits Improved Comfort With Lung Cancer Screening Decisions

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Patients were more comfortable with their decisions about lung cancer screening after a shared decision-making visit.

Focus on Treatment Options Diminishes Patients' Understanding of Poor Prognosis

Focus on Treatment Options Diminishes Patients' Understanding of Poor Prognosis

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The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.

Computer 'Deep Learning' Algorithm Matches Dermatologists at Classifying Melanomas

Computer 'Deep Learning' Algorithm Matches Dermatologists at Classifying Melanomas

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Researchers compared the ability of an artificial-intelligence algorithm to recognize and classify skin cancers with the clinical evaluations of dermatologists.

Subtype of Glioblastoma Multiforme Responds to Antiangiogenic Chemotherapy

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Although previous clinical trials have demonstrated that antiangiogenetic chemotherapy is not effective in GBM, researchers conducted a retrospective of review of perfusion MR images to determine if a phenotypic subtype of GBM may respond to antiangiogenic chemotherapy.

Guidelines Issued for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

Guidelines Issued for Prostate MRI After Negative Biopsy

Consensus statement presents guidelines for prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with negative biopsy.

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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In this study, researchers assessed data on women who underwent breast cancer treatment to identify the factors associated with posttreatment imaging use.

Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

Novel Radiotracer Is Near Perfect in Detecting Sentinel Lymph Node in Breast Cancer

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A novel sentinel lymph node (SLN) radiotracer, 99mTC-rituximab, demonstrated nearly 100% detection/success rate in SLN and metastasis in breast cancer.

Ratio of Biomarkers on Imaging Identifies Aggressiveness of DCIS

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A new technique combines imaging and mathematics to identify aggressive forms of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or stage 0 breast cancer, from nonaggressive varieties.

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

Annual Follow-up With Low-Dose CT Is Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

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For nonsolid nodules identified by CT screening for lung cancer, annual screening with low-dose CT can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery.

Computer Algorithm Matches Skilled Specialists in Detecting Early Esophageal Cancer

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Using a computer algorithm to scan images of the esophagus for signs of early esophageal cancer is nearly as accurate as top specialists.

Supine Position Better Informs Surgeons About Tumor Size and Location Before Lumpectomy for Breast Cancer

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Considerable deformity of the breast and tumor position occur when placing patients in the prone (face down) position to obtain pre-operative MRI of the breast, compared with placing patients in the supine (face up) position.

New Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

New Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

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New screening device provides images with 6 times better contrast of breast tumors and approximately half the radiation dose of standard mammography.

Imaging and Fluorescence Technique Guides Surgical Removal of Otherwise Undetectable Ovarian Tumors

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A newly created tumor-specific fluorescent molecule combined with an imaging system guided surgeons to removing additional tumors not palpable or visible without fluorescence in patients with ovarian cancer.

PET/CT Hybrid Imaging Technique Provides Accurate Guide for Prostate Cancer Biopsy

PET/CT Hybrid Imaging Technique Provides Accurate Guide for Prostate Cancer Biopsy

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Prostate-specific molecular imaging at initial biopsy and preoperative planning can accurately determine and delineate the extent of prostate cancer. The imaging technique was a type of PET/CT called 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT.

Referrals for Lung Cancer CT Imaging Screening Remain Low Among Family Physicians

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Most family physicians report discussing low-dose CT imaging with patients at high risk for lung cancer, but referrals for screening remain low, a study published in the journal Cancer has shown.

Altered Metabolism of Four Compounds Drives Glioblastoma Growth

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The altered metabolism of methionine, tryptophan, kynurenine, and 5-methylthioadenosine can drive the development of glioblastoma. Results also suggest ways to treat the cancer, slow its growth, and precisely elucidate its extent.

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

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Scientists are developing a pill that illuminates only cancerous tumors, improving on current methods that can identify tumors but cannot conclusively determine whether they are cancerous

Image-Guided Surveillance Beneficial for Head and Neck Cancer

Image-Guided Surveillance Beneficial for Head and Neck Cancer

Similar survival seen for PET-CT-guided surveillance and planned neck dissection, but fewer operations.

Imaging Analysis Nearly Matches Genetic Tests in Determining Need for Chemotherapy in Breast Cancer

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A new analysis method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data appears to reliably determine whether patients would need hormonal treatment only or also need chemotherapy.

Reliance on PET to Detect Lung or Esophageal Cancer Recurrence May Lead to Overuse of the Imaging Modality

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In posttreatment follow-up of lung and esophageal cancer, PET scans might be overused to detect cancer recurrence. Furthermore, PET scan use to detect recurrence does not increase survival.

Inconclusive: The Pulmonary Nodules You Need to Follow

Inconclusive: The Pulmonary Nodules You Need to Follow

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A program in a multifacility health care system is designed to enhance early detection of lung cancer through follow-up of nodules seen on thoracic imaging studies.

Early Trial Results Show Novel Injectable Enables Complete Visualization for Resection of Tumors

Early Trial Results Show Novel Injectable Enables Complete Visualization for Resection of Tumors

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A new injectable agent causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially enabling surgeons to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first attempt.

Breast Cancer Detection Rate of Ultrasound and Mammography Are Comparable

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Ultrasound has comparable sensitivity in detecting breast cancer compared with mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease.

Additional Breast Cancer Tumors Found on MRI After Mammography May Be Larger, More Aggressive

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Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, and in some cases, may necessitate a change in treatment plan.

Novel Imaging Agent More Effectively Monitors Impact of Treatment in Lung, Prostate Cancers

Novel Imaging Agent More Effectively Monitors Impact of Treatment in Lung, Prostate Cancers

A method to better trace changes in cancers and treatment of the prostate and lung without the limitations associated with radiation has been developed.

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