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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

New Analysis Method May Reduce Need for Invasive Biopsies

Feb. 5, 2016 — Scientists have identified a quantitative method to measure changes in biomarkers, which may reduce or eliminate the need for invasive ... read more

More Research Needed on Evaluation of Dense Breasts

Jan. 12, 2016 — Determinations of breast density can be unreliable, a systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts shows, and as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than ... read more

Breast Cancer Screening: Making a Safe Procedure Even Safer

Jan. 12, 2016 — Breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women, a comprehensive modeling study has found. However, the research showed ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — A revolutionary system for monitoring vital signs has been created that could lead to improved detection and prevention of some cardiovascular issues, as well as greater independence for older ... read more

Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Finds Lung Function Without Additional Imaging

Jan. 6, 2016 — A clinical trial is evaluating a new method for pinpointing and sparing healthy lung tissue during lung cancer radiotherapy. The group is applying advanced image analysis techniques to 4D CT scans ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — A new injectable agent has been tested that causes cancer cells in a tumor to fluoresce, potentially increasing a surgeon's ability to locate and remove all of a cancerous tumor on the first ... read more

New Method for Better Treatment of Breast Cancer

Dec. 30, 2015 — A novel imaging-based method for defining appropriateness of breast cancer treatment is as accurate as the current standard-of-care and could reduce the need for invasive tissue sampling, new ... read more

Breast Cancer Detection Rate Using Ultrasound Is Shown to Be Comparable to Mammography

Dec. 28, 2015 — The use of ultrasound in detecting breast cancer has been shown to be comparable in its sensitivity to that of mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease according to a new ... read more

The Transformation of Cancer Imaging: From Shades of Gray to Living Color

Dec. 16, 2015 — New technology called spectral CT imaging allows clinicians to get a more complete picture of patients' health. The technology for colored imaging is not only on the horizon, but it is also on ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — MRI shows brain damage in a surprisingly high percentage of active duty military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Combined Imaging Modalities May Change Cancer Management

Dec. 10, 2015 — PET/CT and whole-body MRI detect extraskeletal disease that may change the management of high-risk breast and prostate cancer patients, according to a recent study. In addition, the combined ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — T1 mapping technique provides clearer imagery and could be used with a wider range of patients than current techniques as it does not require the rare earth heavy metal ... read more

Imaging Test Detects Aggressive, Treatment-Resistant Cancers

Dec. 10, 2015 — A new imaging test has been developed that could enable doctors to identify more dangerous tumors before they spread around the body -- and tailor treatment accordingly. Researchers describe detailed ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — A novel method for repositioning an FDA-approved anti-cancer compound has been discovered, which allows it to specifically target liver cancer tumors. A 'triple attack' technique combining ... read more

Nature of Atherosclerosis from Plaque Initiation to Thrombosis Revealed

Dec. 7, 2015 — For the first time, researchers can provide early detection of plaques that have a high likelihood of clotting and/or rupture. Scientists have observed the development and evolution of ... read more

Breast Screening Program Found to Be Effective in Preventing Some Invasive Cancers

Dec. 5, 2015 — Screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to new ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research shows that combining the technique with ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new technique that uses gas-filled microbubbles for focusing light inside tissue could one day provide doctors with a minimally invasive way of destroying tumors with lasers, and lead to improved ... read more

Link Found Between Early-Stage Brain and Heart Disease

Dec. 2, 2015 — A connection between very early stages of brain and heart disease has been identified by researchers in the Netherlands studying thousands of healthy ... read more

Risk Management Plan for Functional Imaging in Cancer Clinical Trials

Dec. 1, 2015 — In cancer clinical trials, scientists are always trying to strike the right balance between maximizing data quality and minimizing cost. Here, risk management can be an extremely helpful tool, ... read more

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