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.
The risk of early relapse is increased when radiotherapy is omitted in patients with stage I/II Hodgkin lymphoma whose PET scan findings are negative, according to an interim trial analysis.
The increasing use of expensive medical imaging procedures in the United States is being driven, in part, by patient decisions made after obtaining information from lay media and nonexperts.
Three-dimensional biopsies find more prostate cancers, particularly in the anterior regions, than those guided by ultrasound, according to a new clinical study.
A new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, known as diffusion-weighted MRI, could improve care for myeloma and reduce reliance on bone marrow biopsies.
Respiratory motion management reduces radiation exposure to nontarget tissues in patients undergoing treatment of cancers in the chest and abdomen.
High-risk adults age 55 to 80 years should receive annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography.
Imaging with a molecular imaging tracer can help distinguish radiation-induced lesions from new tumor growth in patients who have been treated with radiation for brain metastases, according to new research.
Drastic reimbursement cuts for image-guided breast biopsies, and other medical imaging techniques in the 2014 Medicare Fee Schedule Final Rule, may further reduce women's access to mammography and other breast cancer services.
Compared with traditional mammography, 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis—found 22% more breast cancers and led to fewer callbacks in a large screening study, as researchers reported at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.
An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and can detect responses to treatment as early as 2 days after therapy administration.
Thyroid cancer discovered during imaging that is being performed for reasons other than evaluation of that gland is often similar to nonincidentally discovered thyroid cancer in terms of tumor size, pathology, and behavior.
Higher tumor uptake of a radiotracer used in positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be a predictor of worse survival in persons who have undergone treatment for stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
Substantial tumor regressions among some patients with advanced pancreatic cancer occurred in a recent clinical trial that paired the standard chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, gemcitabine, with an agonist CD40 antibody.
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