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2011-03-31 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Breast Journal recently published original prospective data confirming the technical validity of image-guided needle biopsy of suspicious breast cancer lesions using Positron Emission Mammography (PEM)-guidance. The study, which used the Naviscan high-resolution breast PET scanner, otherwise known as a PEM scanner, marks the first time PET imaging alone has been able to target regions in the breast with abnormal FDG uptake and guide the...

2011-02-17 12:15:06

Biopsies using ultrasound fusion imaging for detecting bone and soft tissue cancers are safe, effective and just as accurate as conventional biopsy methods, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that the ultrasound fusion imaging technique guides a needle biopsy with precise accuracy and ease, while making the biopsy experience more convenient for patients. Ultrasound fusion merges real-time ultrasound images with previously acquired computed tomography or magnetic...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the emerging field of molecular cytology, announced that initial data from its large-scale, prospective, multi-center clinical trial were presented today at the 14th International Thyroid Congress, held in Paris, France. The findings showed that the company's molecular test classified inconclusive thyroid nodule fine needle aspirates (FNA) as benign with a high degree of...

2010-07-15 15:52:59

Adoption could lead to opportunities for personalized medicine Analyzing the genes expressed by cancer cells allows for a better understanding of that patient's specific disease and in turn, a more personalized approach to treatment. But obtaining the RNA from a tumor in the lungs in order to conduct the genetic analysis is a challenging prospect. Currently, lung cancer researchers are limited to using RNA extracted from early-stage tumors removed during surgery. The small quantities of...

2010-06-30 09:36:01

Advanced imaging technologies have helped shift biopsy techniques away from more invasive approaches toward imaging-guided percutaneous"”or through the skin"”techniques, according to a new study appearing online and in the September print edition of the journal Radiology. Biopsy"”the removal of cells or tissue for microscopic examination"”has a long history in medicine. The first percutaneous needle biopsy of the liver was reported in 1923, and the technique developed...

2010-04-20 07:00:00

MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Montgomery Breast Center of Montgomery, Ala., is the first center in the country to install and use the GammaLoc® lesion-localization system. This system is the only FDA-cleared device that enables gamma-guided, minimally invasive needle biopsy of suspicious lesions identified with Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI). BSGI is performed by the Dilon 6800®, a gamma camera that is optimized to reveal lesions...

2010-03-01 08:13:31

Office-based, surgeon-performed, ultrasound-guided, fine needle aspiration (FNA) of head and neck lesions yields a statistically significant higher diagnostic rate compared to the standard palpation technique, indicates new research in the March 2010 issue of Otolaryngology "“ Head and Neck Surgery. FNA is a diagnostic procedure used to investigate superficial lumps or masses. In this technique, a thin, hollow needle is inserted into a mass to extract cells for examination. FNA biopsies...

2010-02-20 08:56:09

Even among patients who have taken aspirin in proximity to an image-guided percutaneous biopsy, risk of major bleeding associated with the procedure is low, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). Image-guided percutaneous biopsies are an important means of diagnosing disease in organs and other soft tissues. They involve the removal of cells or tissues for examination. "With the evolution of imaging guidance, percutaneous biopsy...

2009-12-02 16:00:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) is a molecular breast imaging technique increasingly being used in the diagnostic workup of patients with indeterminate mammograms and has demonstrated the ability to detect cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound. However, broad acceptance of this imaging technique has been limited due to the inability to perform minimally invasive, image-guided biopsy procedures under this modality. This limitation has now been...

2009-10-29 12:34:00

PARK CITY, Utah, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, supported in part by NuView Life Sciences, have published an article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reporting preclinical results of a novel PET biomarker designed to selectively detect malignant breast tumors[1]. "All tumors detected with the new biomarker were malignant and expressed the targeted VPAC1 receptors located on the plasma membrane of the tumor cells." These results...


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