Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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.

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Preoperative Breast MRI Affected by Patient Positioning

Employing a prone position during preoperative breast magnetic resonance imaging might introduce error.

Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes Discovered With MRI Likely to Be Benign

Internal Mammary Lymph Nodes Discovered With MRI Likely to Be Benign

Internal mammary lymph nodes (IMLNs) identified at implant-protocol breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are more likely to be benign than malignant.

Preoperative Breast MRI Use on the Rise

Preoperative Breast MRI Use on the Rise

An eight-fold increase in preoperative breast MRI was seen over a 10-year period; MRI use was linked to more ancillary investigations.

MRI scanners can steer tumor-busting viruses to specific target sites within the body

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Scientists have discovered that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, normally used to produce images, can be used direct tumor therapies to specific target sites.

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

Appropriate use of tomosynthesis mammography

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With the availability of tomosynthesis mammography, should women at high risk for developing breast cancer still undergo annual MRI?

Ultrasound lags behind MRI for supplemental breast cancer screening

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Breast screening via ultrasound is unaffected by breast density, is not associated with ionizing radiation, and does not require IV contrast material, but acceptance of this modality has lagged.

Targeted MRI-ultrasound is better than standard biopsy at detecting high-risk prostate cancer

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Targeted magnetic resonance (MR)/ultrasound fusion biopsy outperformed standard biopsy technique for increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer, according to a recent study.

New recommendations released for MRI use in multiple myeloma

New recommendations released for MRI use in multiple myeloma

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is gold standard for imaging axial skeleton, assessing painful lesions, and identification of benign fractures.

New nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

New nanoparticle could improve MRI scanning for cancer diagnosis

A research team has created a new, self-assembling nanoparticle that can increase the effectiveness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cancer detection.

Annual MRI and digital mammography effective for screening high-risk women

Annual MRI and digital mammography effective for screening high-risk women

Initial results indicate that annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and digital mammography can form an effective screening program for women at high risk of breast cancer, according to research.

Breast MRI discovering other suspect masses

Breast MRI discovering other suspect masses

When women undergo MRIs to check for breast cancer, the scans sometimes reveal suspicious masses elsewhere in the body, which can generate a lot of anxiety and require more testing.

MRI catches breast cancer early in at-risk survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma

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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.

Multiparametric MRI accurately detects prostate cancer

Multiparametric MRI accurately detects prostate cancer

Multiparametric MRI is highly accurate for the detection of prostate cancer in patients with clinically low-risk cancer; accuracy is highest with larger cancer volume and higher Gleason grade.

3D MRI predicts survival after chemotherapy for liver tumors

3D MRI predicts survival after chemotherapy for liver tumors

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In a series of studies involving Americans with liver tumors, researchers used specialized three-dimensional MRI scans to precisely measure whether highly toxic chemotherapy is working.

New type of whole body scan could improve treatment of bone marrow cancer

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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.

Reduced reimbursement for imaging may negatively impact patient outcomes

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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.

Breast MRI use improving but still lacking for high-risk screening

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A large national study has found that the rate of women undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast nearly tripled from 2005 to 2009: from four to 11 examinations per 1,000 women.

Breast MRI screening increased from 2005 to 2009

Breast MRI screening increased from 2005 to 2009

Two studies show increases in MRI use; few meet criteria of American Cancer Society for screening.

New magnetic resonance analysis reveals brain tumor response to anti-angiogenesis therapy

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A new way of analyzing data acquired in magnetic resonance imaging appears to identify whether or not tumors are responding to anti-angiogenesis therapy.

ASCO: Use of peri-op MRI doesn't lower LRR rates

ASCO: Use of peri-op MRI doesn't lower LRR rates

No significant difference in five-, eight-year locoregional recurrence rates with, without MRI

Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer linked to new imaging methods

Overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer linked to new imaging methods

There has been increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate has been stable since 1979.

More invasive breast cancer surgery comes with growing use of MRIs

More invasive breast cancer surgery comes with growing use of MRIs

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Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a new study.

Targeted biopsy detects more prostate cancers

A clinic-based technique of targeted biopsy using MRI and ultrasound may improve the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer.

PET imaging helps guide glioma treatment

Imaging with 18F-FLT positron emission tomography provides tumor-specific details accurately and noninvasively in persons with gliomas.

Measuring water in breast tissue may prevent unnecessary biopsies

Assessing how water moves through breast tissue may reduce false-positive findings among women undergoing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI.

Pre-op MRI doesn't lower reoperation rate in breast cancer

The selective use of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) did not reduce the number of reoperations among women with breast cancer.

21st Century Breast Imaging

21st Century Breast Imaging

Advances in imaging for breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and response assessment are more promising now than ever before.

Advanced imaging, radiation exposure up over last decade

Advanced imaging, radiation exposure up over last decade

Annual increases were seen in CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET use and CT use tied to elevated radiation exposure.

Imaging predicts breast cancer response to chemotherapy

Imaging predicts breast cancer response to chemotherapy

Magnetic resonance imaging is better than clinical assessment for women undergoing pre-op chemo.

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