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What should a teenage girl do if she finds a lump in her breast?

... examination might eliminate the need for biopsy in many cases. Loyola radiologists performed ... time, many disappear. Many teenage girls undergo biopsy of breast lumps because of parental anxiety and ... examination, "we conclude that excisional biopsy may not always be necessary." ...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Spain

... company and adding the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System to their portfolio is a strong validation ... in gastro-diagnostics and the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System is an ideal fit with our PENTAX ... tissue in the GI tract and allowing for physical biopsy at exactly the same site and time that an ...

Researchers develop new and efficient breast biopsy technique

... Researchers have developed a new breast biopsy technique that could lead to decreased procedure ... uses a mechanical arm to guide the needle for the biopsy and has a braking system to allow for accurate ... the needle and to avoid needle motion. Breast biopsy procedures, using both methods, were performed on ...

Breast Cancer Patients May be Spared Additional Surgery

... and survival rate as those who underwent a SLN biopsy with a more invasive completion axillary lymph ... breast cancer cases were analyzed underwent SLN biopsy for clinically node-negative breast cancer from ... lymph node metastases identified on sentinel node biopsy may not need to have the rest of their lymph ...

Frost & Sullivan: Shift from Analog Mammography Systems to Digital Mammography Systems Will Boost the European Mammography Systems Market

... market, the more advantageous and efficient prone biopsy units are showing more potential for growth, because of their enhanced ability to provide biopsy guidance. Moreover, prone biopsy units offer a cost advantage over add-on upright ...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

... the test should be repeated, at what point a biopsy is necessary) is highly controversial; however, ... be considered for PSA testing, as well as when a biopsy is indicated following an abnormal PSA reading. ... not recommend a single PSA threshold at which a biopsy should be obtained. Rather, the decision ...

AUA counters mainstream recommendations with new best practice statement on PSA testing

... the test should be repeated, at what point a biopsy is necessary) is highly controversial; however, ... be considered for PSA testing, as well as when a biopsy is indicated following an abnormal PSA reading. ... not recommend a single PSA threshold at which a biopsy should be obtained. Rather, the decision ...

Fox Chase is first cancer center in the nation to use MRI-guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer

... hospital in North America to offer an MRI guided biopsy to detect prostate cancer using Invivo Equipment ... for MRI guided biopsy." The MRI guided biopsy is used to target a specific area for sampling. ... The device used to perform the MRI guided biopsy establishes its own frame of reference from an ...

Research shows biopsy of recurrent breast cancer can alter treatment

... compared original breast cancer tumors with a biopsy of suspected tumors that recurred elsewhere in the body. Researchers found that the biopsy resulted in 20% of the women having a significant ... was a change in drug treatment and in others, the biopsy showed the woman did not actually have an ...

'Male Lumpectomy' May Help Some With Prostate Cancer

... the results of another study that used a 3-D biopsy method to identify the extent and grade of ... In the study, 180 men who'd had a standard biopsy underwent 3-D biopsy. The study found that 70 ... more than 50 percent of the men whose standard biopsy found prostate cancer on one side of the prostate ...

Dr. Arun Sreekumar lectures on new candidate biomarker at Annual EAU Congress

... that fall into a grey area. Then an invasive biopsy is needed to clarify a diagnosis. But even when a biopsy reveals cancer, it sometimes remains unclear whether the cancer is aggressive or indolent. Thus a biopsy does not always reveal who needs aggressive ...

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Do You Know What Your Screening Options Are?

... The polyp is usually removed with small biopsy forceps or loop of wire (snare) that is advanced ... for analysis. If anything else looks abnormal, a biopsy (tissue sample) might be done. To do this, biopsy forceps are placed in the colonoscope and a small ...

New Vertebral Biopsy Needle Features Exclusive Cutting Cannula

... The new product: Serratus™ Vertebral biopsy Needle is a specialty biopsy needle used to capture a quality vertebral core ... has introduced its new Serratus™ Vertebral biopsy Needle, a ...

Also in the Feb. 24 JNCI

... Prostate biopsy Samples Show Evidence of Differential Gene ... Use Researchers have shown that prostate biopsy samples taken from surgically removed prostate ... tumor cells, stromal cells, and normal cells from biopsy samples removed from the prostatectomy specimens. ...

Waiting is the Hardest Part in Biopsies

... levels abnormal among women waiting for breast biopsy results TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay ... Women who are waiting for results after a breast biopsy experience abnormalities in the levels of a ... women who did not yet know the outcome of the biopsy ("uncertain group"), women who had a diagnosis of ...

Waiting for biopsy results may adversely affect health

... OAK BROOK, Ill. Women who've had a breast biopsy know the anxiety of waiting for the results, but ... anxiety while waiting to undergo breast biopsy and while waiting for the results. Dr. Lang and ... in the study underwent large-core breast biopsy and learned their diagnosis one to six days after ...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Greece & Cyprus

... and its decision to add the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System to their portfolio is a strong validation ... tissue in the GI tract and allowing for physical biopsy at exactly the same site and time that the optical biopsy is performed. More importantly, the WavSTAT ...

Panel Finds Evidence Murky on Full-Body Skin Exams

... Salomon said. "But for many lesions, surgical biopsy will be required to definitively determine if a ... I see lesions that I thought were benign and on biopsy were malignant, and vice versa," he said. ... early diagnosis makes treatment easier, and early biopsy can give both patient and physician peace of ...

11-gauge needle better than 14-gauge in breast biopsy

... breast needle biopsy, a common minimally invasive biopsy method used in the US, is more effective with an ... much more concern waiting for the results of the biopsy rather than the procedure itself," said Dr. Jackman. "Any woman undergoing a biopsy and physician performing ...

Rare skin tumor responds better to treatment than melanoma

... lymph node biopsy. The sentinel lymph node biopsy involves the removal and evaluation of one or a ... whether the patient underwent a lymph node biopsy and the histological features of the tumor. Of ... 27 of AST patients with positive sentinel node biopsy are alive and disease-free at an average of about ...

A rigorous method for liver biopsy

... Liver biopsy is still considered the gold standard for ... and inflammatory tissue detectable in liver biopsy samples has been fuelled by the need to ... described a quantitative analysis method of liver biopsy sections with a machine called "Metriser" which, ...

Prostate Cancer Discovered in 40 Percent of Men Who Test Negative for the Disease

... Chicago. The study revealed the standard office biopsy procedure often isn't enough to properly detect ... journal. Researchers used an advanced biopsy technique called stereotactic transperineal prostate biopsy (STPB). This was performed on patients ...

SpectraScience Awarded European Patent for Its Optical Biopsy System for Tissue Diagnosis

... patent is important to the Company's optical biopsy technology because it provides protection in ... or are pending on its WavSTAT(R) Optical biopsy and LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging Systems. These ... tissue from the body. The WavSTAT Optical biopsy System uses light to optically scan tissue and ...

Siemens Provides Breast Care Solutions - For Women. For Health. For Life.

... that offers exceptional breast imaging and biopsy access. MAGNETOM Espree - Pink offers unmatched ... system for screening, diagnostics, and biopsy applications, is designed to handle the ... of Opdima digital spot imaging and digital biopsy system. "Siemens' unique strength is our ...

Siemens Unveils MR Oncology Applications and Dedicated Breast Scanner at RSNA 2008

... The second new breast coil for imaging and biopsy on 1.5 Tesla Tim systems is the Sentinelle ... breast coil offers exceptional breast imaging and biopsy access. MAGNETOM Espree - Pink offers unmatched ... by offering excellent image quality, optimized biopsy access for increased accuracy, and fast ...

New statistical model could help reduce breast-lesion biopsies

... when contrast dye is injected into the patient. biopsy is often necessary to determine whether a lesion ... take into account now when deciding whether a biopsy is required for diagnosis. They found three ... is so close to zeros that rather than doing a biopsy we could instead follow the patient by doing ...

TargetScan Evaluation is Shown to Deliver Potentially Higher Cancer Detection Rate and More Accurate Assessment of Grade

... "Evaluation of a novel precision template-guided biopsy system for detecting prostate cancer," found that TargetScan(R) template guided biopsy technology potentially produces a higher cancer ... "This technology allows physicians to accurately biopsy the prostate since the location of ...

Naviscan Receives 510(k) Clearance for Stereo Navigator(TM) - the First Commercially Available Breast PET-Guided Biopsy Feature

... Stereo Navigator(TM), the PEM-guided biopsy accessory, is indicated for the localization of ... & CEO. "Now we can also offer biopsy guidance, providing physicians with the all ... of treatment." This Stereo Navigator biopsy feature represents the cutting edge of targeted ...

Advanced Imaging Technologies to Limit Breast and GI Biopsy Procedures

... Group's (MRG's) US Markets for biopsy Devices 2009 report, the popularity of advanced ... the number of gastrointestinal (GI) and breast biopsy procedures performed through 2013. The ... level has decreased the requirement for a biopsy in endoscopic GI procedures. PENTAX's Confocal ...

Mayo Clinic's new imaging technology accurately identifies a broad spectrum of liver disease

... Francisco. Study participants had undergone liver biopsy in the year preceding the study and had a wide ... of cirrhosis by MRE when compared to liver biopsy results was 88 percent accurate. Patients ... the liver. Another drawback is that since liver biopsy is invasive, patients may be reluctant to have ...

SpectraScience Delivers Cancer Diagnosis System to Mayo Clinic and UCSD/VA for Detecting Esophageal Dysplasia in Patients

... that it is shipping its WavSTAT(R) Optical biopsy System to the Mayo Clinic and to the University ... to demonstrate the clinical value of the Optical biopsy System as an adjunctive tool to improve an ... over the past three years. The WavSTAT Optical biopsy System was approved by the FDA in November of ...

SpectraScience Awarded Patent for Correcting Image Misalignment

... The patent is important to the Company's optical biopsy technology because, in screening for some forms ... shift increases the effectiveness of the optical biopsy procedure. Tissue movement can be caused by the ... 60 patents worldwide on its WavSTAT(R) Optical biopsy System and LUMA(R) Cervical Imaging System that ...

New Guidelines Rule Out Prostate Screening for Men Over 75

... doctors use to gauge whether or not a patient's biopsy points to aggressive prostate cancer. The score, ... treatment or merely "watchful waiting." Using biopsy and prostatectomy samples from almost 3,000 ... in Burlington, Mass., reportED that the biopsy grading system had an overall accuracy rate of ...

Endoscopic circumferential ablation promising for Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia

... ablation who had at least one follow-up biopsy session, 90.2 percent were free of HGD at an ... derived from the last available endoscopy with a biopsy session. Three separate outcomes were measured: ... with HGD, 92 patients had at least one follow-up biopsy session (median follow-up twelve months) and were ...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Italy

... and its decision to add the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System to their portfolio is a strong validation ... Key Benefits to the WavSTAT Optical biopsy System -- Helps the physician discern between ... opportunity for physicians to perform a physical biopsy at exactly the same site and time that the ...

Monitoring blood flow helps improve prostate biopsies, Jefferson researchers report

... for cancer compared with conventional prostate biopsy techniques. They reported their initial results ... and refining techniques to enhance targeted biopsy of the prostate for more than a decade. Dr. ... and their co-workers randomly divided 63 prostate biopsy patients into two groups. One group was given the ...

Ted Kennedy Released From Hospital

... marking the spot where doctors had performed a biopsy that led to the diagnosis of a malignant glioma, ... Tuesday that read: "Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure ... not curative. The primary role of surgery is to biopsy and ascertain the diagnosis and, in some ...

A guided broncoscope achieves biopsy of 75 percent pulmonary nodules without puncture or surgery

... navigation has managed to achieve the biopsy of 75% of pulmonary nodules greater than 2 cm, ... position of the instrument used to carry out the biopsy in real time. In the case of the lung, the system ... nodule in question, the probe is substituted by a biopsy pincers or cytological needle, instruments that ...

New data show benefit of finasteride in preventing prostate cancer

... normal. All patients in PCPT were to have a biopsy of their prostate gland at some point during the ... so investigators evaluated characteristics of the biopsy in relation to each mans PSA score. Current ... then had prostate cancer diagnosed by a routine biopsy were found to have significant prostate cancer, ...

Second breast cancer may be greater than thought for high-risk women without BRCA mutations

... of cancer in these women, should sentinel node biopsy be considered at the time of prophylactic ... a second breast cancer The role of sentinel node biopsy remains controversial in this group. "We know ... studies should address the role of sentinel node biopsy for high-risk women who are receiving ...
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