MRI Breast

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used for breast imaging as an alternative to mammography.

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I-View contrast enhanced 2-D mammography image courtesy of Hologic

Technology | Breast Imaging | October 02, 2015

October 2, 2015 — At the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting, Hologic will emphasize...

Komen, Rep. Smiddy, BEST Act, breast cancer law, screening, MRI, Illinois
News | MRI Breast | September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015 — The Susan G. Komen Illinois Affiliates applaud Rep. Mike Smiddy (D-Hillsdale) on the passage of...

NIH, biomarker, breast cancer, early detection, contrast solution, MRI

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

August 12, 2015 — Researchers have shown that...

Siemens Receives FDA Clearance for Magnetom Prisma 3T MRI System
Technology | December 20, 2013

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Magnetom Prisma, a 3...

News | June 27, 2013

QSUM Biopsy Disposables, LLC received a new patent for the AccuFit MRI Coil draping provided for various breast...

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...

Diffusion-Weighted  Imaging to Reduce Breast MRI  False Positives
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

When Government Treads on Medical Practice

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...

Arkansas Medical Center First in the U.S. to Take 3D Mammography on the Road

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...

U-Systems

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...

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...

Trial Results Demonstrate Diagnostic Performance of Aurora Dedicated Breast MRI System Over Whole-Body Breast MRI
News | October 02, 2012

October 2, 2012 — A clinical trial published in the October issue of Radiology demonstrates that Aurora Imaging...

Example of molecular breast imaging (MBI) with breast cancer.

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

Feature | Breast Imaging | 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...