An association of high rates of inappropriate imaging for prostate cancer and breast cancer found in a study of Medicare beneficiaries suggests that regional culture could contribute to inappropriate imaging.
Detection of asymptomatic thyroid nodules has increased, and the majority of benign thyroid nodules examined did not lead to a diagnosis of thyroid cancer, according to a recent study.
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) shows precancerous breast changes in women with BRCA gene mutationMarch 16, 2015
MRS that incorporates monitoring of biochemical changes in tissue could improve the management of women at risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.
Research indicates a high value of scans that could lead to future change of reimbursement policies for follow-up PET/CT studies in lung cancer.
Not all women with lymph node-positive breast cancer treated with chemotherapy before surgery need to have all underarm nodes removed, new research indicates.
Targeted magnetic resonance (MR)/ultrasound fusion biopsy outperformed standard biopsy technique for increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer, according to a recent study.
Lower use of imaging seen in the VA than in fee-for-service Medicare; not associated with less geographic variation.
A novel medical-imaging technology, TexRAD, which analyzes the texture of tumors, has been shown in trials to enable early diagnosis of colorectal cancer in patients not responding to the standard cancer therapy better than other available tumor markers.
Diffuse optical spectroscopic tomographic imaging (DOST) may be useful in predicting which patients will best respond to chemotherapy used to reduce breast cancer tumors before surgery, according to a new study.
A change in diagnosis resulted from PET/CT imaging of patients who were younger than 40 years with an initial diagnosis of stage I-III breast cancer, according to a retrospective analysis.
Positron emission tomography and fludeoxyglucose F18 is less accurate in diagnosing lung cancer from benign disease in areas where histoplasmosis or tuberculosis infections are common.
Certain conditions make it harder to reliably detect tumors, and regions with locally-endemic infectious lung diseases pose an added hurdle for lung cancer detection.
The European Journal of Cancer has released a position statement on recent developments in MRI and PET and how these techniques can be used to detect bone metastases.
Breast cancer screening is once again controversial. In this editorial, the author discusses new research demonstrating the effectiveness of an MRI imaging technique called first postcontrast subtracted T1-weighted image (FAST).
Surgical resection is the most effective method for a cancer cure; however, the procedure may not remove the entire tumor, leading to local recurrence. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy in which near-infrared (NIR) imaging is used to help visualize the entire tumor.
Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked by using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a new study.
The use of new technique, which includes four approaches, could reduce unnecessary breast biopsies.
Imaging breast tumors using four approaches together can better distinguish between malignant breast tumors and those that are benign, compared with imaging using fewer approaches.
A recent innovation in breast cancer biomarkers seeks to visualize the HER3 receptor, which could mean more comprehensive breast cancer imaging and potential treatments.
Startling data from an international multi-center trial provide growing evidence that sentinel node imaging is more effectively accomplished with hybrid functional imaging utilizing SPECT and CT.
Patients with advanced breast cancer that may have spread to their lymph nodes could benefit from a more robust dose of a molecular imaging agent when undergoing lymphoscintigraphy.
Children who undergo repeated complex imaging tests that deliver higher doses of radiation may have a slightly increased lifetime risk of cancer, according to new research.
The largest clinical study to evaluate breast cancer screening of female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, showed that MRI detected invasive breast tumors at very early stages, when cure rates are expected to be excellent.
Breast tomosynthesis in the diagnostic workup for one- or two-view focal asymmetry detected at screening mammography resulted in less use of ultrasound, fewer biopsies, and higher positive predictive value for cancer.
Among patients with a certain type of colorectal cancer with limited spread to the liver, imaging using PET and CT before surgery did not significantly change the surgical treatment of the cancer, compared with CT alone.
A new technique that brings CT imaging into the operating room will allow surgeons to precisely demarcate and remove small sub-centimeter lung nodules, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible.
The quest for new cancer treatments could be revolutionized by advances in technology that can visualize living cells and tissues. These techniques will make it easier to identify which are the most promising new drugs to take forward for patient testing.
New quantitative data suggests that 30% of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary.
Big data analytics has predicted if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers, or noncancerous lesions with 95% accuracy.
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