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Breast cancer abutting the pectoralis major muscle on breast MRI: what are the clinical implications?

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Source: PubMed From: docwirenews.com Objectives: Defining the posterior extent of breast cancer prior to surgery has clinical implications. However, there is limited data available to guide the interpretation of breast cancers seen on MRI that abut the pectoralis muscle but lack associated muscle enhancement. Methods: In this retrospective study of breast MRIs performed between May 2008 and July 2019, 43 female patients …

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Early screening may reduce breast cancer deaths by more than half in childhood cancer survivors

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By: American College of Physicians From: medicalxpress.com Early initiation (at ages 25 to 30) of annual breast cancer screening with breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with or without mammography, might reduce breast cancer mortality by half or more in female survivors of childhood cancer previously exposed to chest radiation. These findings highlight the importance of MRI in reducing deaths from …

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Breast Cancer Tests: What You Need to Know About Your Breast Health

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From: healthline.com Overview Breast cancer starts when abnormal cells develop and grow uncontrollably in breast tissue. The outcome is different for each woman, so early detection is critical. The American College of Physicians recommends that women between the ages of 40 and 49 speak to their doctor about whether to start getting mammograms before the age of 50. They also …

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Aggressive Breast Cancer Identified Using New MRI Contrast Agent

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From: genengnews.com By now most people know the immense value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for determining an array of diseases or disorders of the body. Yet, for all its power, MRI is only as good as the physician reading the scans, and when used to determine cancer, the physicians are only as good as the chemicals employed to distinguish …

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Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging

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Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies — digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) — used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness …

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MRI scans can deliver cancer therapy

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By: Michelle Roberts From: bbc.com A hospital scan normally used to detect cancer could be used to steer tumour killing treatments to hard-to-reach targets in the body, say scientists. The UK team at Sheffield University deployed the magnetic power of MRI scans to control the movement of a specially designed injectable cancer therapy. Early trials in mice suggest the novel …

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NIH-funded study finds new way to detect early breast cancer

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By: Rebecca Shabad From: thehill.com A National Institutes of Health-funded study published Wednesday says researchers have found a way to detect recurrent breast cancer in its early stages. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found they could detect fast-growing cancerous tumors using magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI, and a special contrast solution. “The approach may offer an improved way …

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MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

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By: Amy Norton From: wedmd.com Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future. Researchers found that among high-risk women who had MRI screening, those with a particular …

New company developing medical imaging tool

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UNIVERSITY SPINOFF AIMS TO HIT THE MARK PRECISELY WITH BRAIN-SCANNING TOOL As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue. In treating the brain, the state of the art today starts with images from a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner, usually made a few days before …