Navigation Links
A New Gamma Camera Technique for the Detection of Small Breast Tumors

A diagnostic device that resembles a mammography unit can detect breast tumors as tiny as one-fifth of an inch in diameter, which may make it a valuable complementary// imaging technique to mammography, say researchers at Mayo Clinic, who helped develop the technology along with industry collaborators Gamma Medica and GE Healthcare.

This new technique, Molecular Breast Imaging, uses a new dual-head gamma camera system and is sensitive enough to detect tumors less than 10 millimeters (about two-fifths of an inch) in diameter in 88 percent of cases where it is used. Early findings from an ongoing comparison of the device with mammography show that it can detect small cancers that were not found with mammography, say the investigators. Mayo Clinic physicist Michael O’Connor, Ph.D., will present these results Saturday, Dec. 16, at the 2006 meeting of the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

“Our ultimate goal is to detect small cancers that may be inconspicuous or invisible on a mammogram for high-risk women with dense breasts,” says Dr. O’Connor.

The investigators also say their device will likely be only slightly more expensive to use than mammography, and will be much more comfortable for women because much less pressure is needed to image a breast.

“We hope that our studies will eventually show our device to be almost as sensitive as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is probably the best diagnostic test available to date, but is not widely used because of its expense,” says Stephen Phillips, M.D., a Mayo radiologist and a study co-author. An MRI scan costs as much as ten times more than a traditional mammogram and involves injection of a contrast agent.

Mammography uses low-dose X-rays (ionizing radiation) to create images of the anatomy of breast tissue. If the breasts are very dense, it can only accurately help in tumor diagnosis in 30 to 50 percent of cases, says Deborah Rhodes, M.D., another s
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Gamma Knife Offers New Hope For Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients
2. Gamma Knife Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Vascular Disorders, Brain Tumors
3. Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer
4. Yet Another Use For Cell Phone Cameras
5. New Camera Pill To Diagnose Stomach Problems
6. New Laser Techniques cure degeneration of the eye
7. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
8. New Technique For Benign Breast Tumors
9. Preventing Strokes Using Less Invasive Techniques
10. New Technique To Detect Activity Of Drugs In The Body
11. New Technique To Test Stem Cells That Heal The Heart
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Gamma Camera Technique for the Detection Small Breast Tumors

(Date:4/17/2014)... have identified new pain relief targets that could ... BBSRC-funded researchers at King,s College London made the ... in the periphery of the body. , Dr ... identifying mechanisms underlying pain generation and our findings ... side effects." , One potential side effect of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens ... where malaria is common can mount an immune response ... to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness ... their bloodstream. The findings may help researchers develop future ... the malaria parasite. , Each year, approximately 200 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals ... are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than ... this month,s issue of the International Journal of ... with better health and well-being as we age, the ... outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put them ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... In a review published in the April issue ... of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s ... community,s approach to treating sepsis, which kills ... , Sepsis occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream ... the body. Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... has created a new technology for modifying human ... the body and selectively target cancer and other ... that monitor and modify human physiology is a ... existing technology enabled bioengineers to build such devices ... in a customized fashion. , "The project addressed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2
... New Online Enrollment Center in OnRamp® ,provides centralized access point ... ... (Vocus) May 21, 2009-- Broadlane, the leading cost-management ... enhancement for client convenience - Enrollment Center. This new functionality ...
... 60 Percent of College Seniors Worried They Won,t Land a Job ... Lost a Job This Year, and 1 in 3 College Students ... YORK, May 21 As millions of college students ... college network and The Associated Press today ...
... to Surpass $100 Million Contribution Mark to Support Families Living with ... ... May 21, 2009 -- Safeway (NYSE:SWY) captures Easter ... the organizations, services for children and adults with autism and other ...
... injury rights of bicyclists hit by motor vehicles. , ... New York (PRWEB) May 21, ... and more people are using bicycles to get around the city. Bicyclists need ... , , ,David Perecman, a leading New York personal injury lawyer based ...
... OAK BROOK, Ill., May 21 The University HealthSystem ... 3-year agreement with Mzinga, Inc. for on-demand learning solutions. ... and became effective on March 1, 2009, positions Mzinga ... UHC member hospitals throughout the United States, building on ...
... The following is a statement of Matthew L. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO )The Campaign for Tobacco-Free ... his leadership role in Senate committee approval of ... Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over tobacco products, including ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Broadlane Automates Contract Enrollment for Clients 2Health News:Broadlane Automates Contract Enrollment for Clients 3Health News:Broadlane Automates Contract Enrollment for Clients 4Health News:Broadlane Automates Contract Enrollment for Clients 5Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 2Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 3Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 4Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 5Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 6Health News:New mtvU & Associated Press Poll Shows How Stress, the Economy & Other Factors are Affecting College Students' Mental Health 7Health News:Safeway Earns Easter Seals' All-Time Top Corporate Partner Designation 2Health News:Safeway Earns Easter Seals' All-Time Top Corporate Partner Designation 3Health News:Safeway Earns Easter Seals' All-Time Top Corporate Partner Designation 4Health News:New York Personal Injury Lawyer Seeks to Protect Bicyclists From Harm 2Health News:University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services 2Health News:University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Mzinga for On-Demand Learning Services 3Health News:Sen. Jeff Merkley Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco 2Health News:Sen. Jeff Merkley Votes to Protect America's Kids From Tobacco 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ... (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all of ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no longer ... offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through ... of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and ... Company,s board of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry ... member of the board. From 1975 to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , Jan. 15, 2014  In an ... C. difficile and TB in ambulances and other transport vehicles, an ... being used by rescue personnel for the first time. ... coming in contact with these deadly pathogens, West Palm ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3Superbugs No Longer Ride In Rescue Vehicles 2
... Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today ... BioMarin, will host a conference call and webcast ... to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2010 ... Number:  617.213.8848Participant Code: 90635895Replay Dial-in Number: 888.286.8010Replay International ...
... Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. (Nasdaq: MTXX ... company that develops and markets Zicam® products, today ... for in the previously announced merger agreement, dated ... Matrixx, Wonder Holdings, Inc. ("Wonder") and Wonder Holdings ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioMarin to Host Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results 2Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Announces End of 'Go-Shop' Period 2Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. Announces End of 'Go-Shop' Period 3
... many as three tests confirmed Sterillium Rub's ... according to FDA (Time Kill study and ... Drug Products) and one European test - ... the relevant international efficacy specifications. Sterillium Rub ...
HIBICLENS' non-drying, low skin irritation potential promotes compliance with the frequent hand washing associated with today's clinical protocols....
... All of The Scrub Care® ... are formulated for the ultimate in ... harmful bacteria while keeping skin healthy ... use. This solutions do not contain ...
Exidine® 2% CHG Brushless Surgical Scrub offers exceptional persistence and broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity....
Medicine Products: