Navigation Links
Blood Test Could Boost Clarity of Breast MRI Results for Some
Date:11/20/2009

Taking menstrual cycle into account when booking exam may cut need for repeat scans, study suggests

FRIDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Using a blood test to pinpoint the optimal timing of breast MRI scans in women with irregular menstrual cycles could reduce the need for repeat scans, U.S. researchers say.

Previous studies have found that performing breast MRI scans during the follicular phase (days 3 to14) of the menstrual cycle minimizes breast tissue enhancement.

"In practice, many clinicians scan premenopausal women who lack normal menstrual cycles without regard to the timing of their hormonal cycle. This can result in non-diagnostic exams and repeat scans," Dr. Richard L. Ellis, a radiologist at the Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care in Lacrosse, Wis., and lead author of the new study, said in a news release from the American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society.

In this study, Ellis and colleagues used blood tests to schedule MRI breast exams in 11 women with irregular menstrual cycles. The findings are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

"None of the breast MRI scans performed in our small group of women resulted in high background enhancement of normal breast tissue requiring a repeat scan," Ellis said in the news release.

"Appropriate timing of a breast MRI examination for premenopausal women who do not have a normal menstrual cycle is a challenge. However, using existing science, we found that a simple blood test to determine a woman's serum progesterone concentration can aid in optimal timing of breast MRI. This is significant in an ever-increasing population of women requiring or eligible for breast MRI," he added.

More information

The American Cancer Society explains mammograms and other breast imaging procedures.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American College of Radiology/American Roentgen Ray Society, news release, Nov. 20, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Simple blood test could reduce repeat breast MRI scans in premenopausal women with irregular periods
2. Newer Blood Thinners May Outperform Old Standbys
3. Diuretics Still Best Treatment for High Blood Pressure
4. Heartburn Drugs Can Thwart Popular Blood Thinner
5. World Champion New York Yankees, BNY Mellon to be Honored as New York Blood Center Champions of Life
6. DIA/PhRMA Workshop to Explore Dried Blood Spot Sampling Implementation and Advances
7. Independent Clinical Study Finds Vemma is Highly Bioavailable Showing Increase in Vitamins and Antioxidants in the Blood*
8. Anemia Drugs May Cause Deadly Blood Clots
9. Get a Jump on Your Holiday Shopping and Give Two Gifts This Season: One to Your Loved Ones and One to People Battling Blood Cancer
10. Cord Blood America Updates Advantages of Las Vegas Laboratory in Analyst Interview; Explains Recent S1 Filing
11. Professor receives grant to develop more rapid technology for screening blood samples
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ePAY ... partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry leader providing predictive analytics to optimize ... combine to provide health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers with dramatic ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer ... they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to experts who offered insights ... American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, click here . , ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... release of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. ... for centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for ... Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR ... care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Collagen Matrix, ... design, development and manufacturing of collagen and mineral ... announced today that Bill Messer has ... Marketing to further leverage the growing portfolio of ... devices. Bill joins the Collagen Matrix ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , June 24, 2016 ... a set of recommendations that would allow ... information (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage ... determine the "value" of new medicines. The ... that does not appear on the drug label, a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today ... when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set ... 2016. "This is an important milestone for ... "It will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: