MRI Breast

  • Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micrometastases, breakaway...

  • Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Prisma, a 3 Tesla (3T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner capable of extraordinarily...

  • The U-Systems somo*v

    Over the last few years, new legislation mandating the inclusion of breast density findings in results letters sent to women after their mammography exams has begun...

  • This article appeared as an introduction to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems chart that appeared in the October 2010 issue of Imaging Technology News.

  • Mammography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are tried-and-true methods for spotting and preventing the spread of breast cancer and other abnormalities. Mammography alone detects up to...

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Metastasis occurs when cells are shed from primary breast cancer tumor and establish a new tumor at a distant site. For early detection of the metastasis with MRI, the Lu Lab developed a probe that binds to fibrin-fibronectin protein complexes in high-risk tumors. Fibronectin is expressed in high-risk (aggressive) cancer and not in normal tissue, so MRI imaging is able to distinguish metastases from normal tissue. Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.

News | MRI Breast | August 12, 2015
Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence...
Technology | December 20, 2013
Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Prisma, a 3 Tesla...
News | June 27, 2013
QSUM Biopsy Disposables, LLC received a new patent for the AccuFit MRI Coil draping provided for various breast imaging...
iron oxide nanochain and its constituent components

Figure 1. Illustration of (a) the iron oxide nanochain and its constituent components, and (b) targeting of the nanoparticles to a metastatic site. Inset: Interactions of circulating tumor cells and vascular bed.

Feature | May 15, 2013 | Efstathios (Stathis) Karathanasis, Ph.D.
Even though the vast majority of cancer mortality is due to metastatic disease, clinical practice indicates that...
Feature | April 26, 2013 | Sana Parsian, M.D., and Savannah C. Partridge, Ph.D.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a valuable imaging modality for breast cancer detection and staging....
Blog | March 22, 2013
Only one radiological modality – mammography – is used today for screening. Yet, as America hurdles toward preventive...
breast tomography

\"In retrospect, we might have seen the larger, 8 mm cancer on the 2D images,\" explains Marcela Bohm-Velez, M.D., FACR, \"But the second cancer was extraordinarily subtle -- only 3 mm in size --and there is no way we would have seen it on the 2D images.\"

Case Study | March 19, 2013 | Hologic Inc.
Just weeks after implementing 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) in their practice, radiologists at Weinstein...
Digital mammography systems

Photo courtesy of Hologic Inc.

Feature | March 19, 2013 | Raissa Rocha
Advances in digital mammography are evolving as clinicians look to improve breast cancer screening in women. In recent...
3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) system

Christian Gomez, M.D., of the Tsehootsooi Medical Center, Fort Defiance, Arizona, credits the use of Hologic's 3D mammography system with helping its patient population avoid burdensome follow-up visits by providing more accurate, on-the-spot assessments of screening exams.

Case Study | March 19, 2013 | Hologic Inc.
For years, high cancer diagnosis rates and limited access to quality health services plagued the Navajo residents cared...
Breast MRI

Photo courtesy of Hitachi Medical Systems America

Feature | March 19, 2013 | By Williette Nyanue
Increasing research on women with dense breasts is having a positive effect on imaging modalities. It is estimated that...
dense breast tissue

3-D breast tomosynthesis images in combination with conventional and synthesized 2-D images aid in the viewing of dense breast tissue.

Feature | February 08, 2013 | By Gerald R. Kolb
Breast density notification is becoming a reality in many states across the nation by virtue of legislation. A detailed...

Dense breast tissues make mammograms (right) difficult to read, which may require complementary testing, such as MRI (left). Efforts by state legislatures mandating that physicians inform patients of the challenges of dense breast imaging raise both opportunity and risk for radiologists. Image courtesy Agfa Healthcare

Blog | January 03, 2013
For many years mammographers have been saddled with low reimbursements. Recognizing this, women’s health advocates...
Breast Coil array
Technology | November 20, 2012
In breast MRI, Hologic is showing a new 16-channel Sentinelle Breast Coil array designed to provide excellent signal-to...

The Baxter 3D mammography coach has become a critical resource for the women of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri in obtaining their annual breast cancer screening.

Case Study | October 25, 2012
Baxter Regional Medical Center is going the extra mile to make sure women in the rural communities of northern Arkansas...

U-Systems recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its somo*v automated breast ultrasound system (ABUS) for breast cancer screening as an adjunct to mammography for asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue.

Feature | October 25, 2012 | Roberto Aranibar
Over the last few years, new legislation mandating the inclusion of breast density findings in results letters sent to...
Hitachi's Echelon Oval 1.5T

Hitachi's Echelon Oval 1.5T

Feature | October 25, 2012 | Helen Kuhl
Activity in the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems marketplace this year included the appearance of several units...
News | October 02, 2012
October 2, 2012 — A clinical trial published in the October issue of Radiology demonstrates that Aurora Imaging...

Positron emission mammography (PEM) produces a 3-D tomographic view of the breast in 12 images per view. Photo courtesy of Naviscan.

Feature | July 25, 2012 | Parvez Shirazi, M.D.
The last 20 years have brought about great advances in breast cancer detection and treatment. Among them has been the...

SecondLook Premier software from iCAD marks potential mass (oval) and calcifications (rectangle) on left breast with dense tissue.

Feature | June 01, 2012 | Thomas S. Chang, M.D., FACR
There has been much talk in the news lately about mammographic breast density, its association with the risk of breast...
Videos | Breast Imaging | March 30, 2012
Gary Levine, M.D., program chair/incoming president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, gives an overview o
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