HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Specimen radiography confirms success of MRI-guided breast biopsy

Radiologists can help confirm that an MRI-guided breast biopsy has successfully removed the lesion by taking an x-ray of the lesion and slices of the lesion, a new study shows.

"Contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast is becoming increasingly useful in patients with lesions that cannot be detected with other techniques," said Basak Erguvan-Dogan, MD, radiologist in Breast Imaging at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "However, it is hard to confirm removal of the targeted lesion because the abnormality does not enhance after being removed from the breast," she said.

Currently, patients who have MRI-guided needle localization and excision of abnormalities may be asked to have follow-up breast MRI; if the lesion has not been successfully removed, another biopsy procedure will need to be done. "By taking x-rays of the lesion specimen, then slicing it up and taking additional x-rays, we can determine if the lesion has been removed or if additional tissue needs to be excised while the patient is still in the operating room," Dr. Erguvan-Dogan said.

Whole specimen and sliced specimen radiography was performed in 10 patients, and X-raying the lesion as a whole and in slices proved to be valuable, said Dr. Erguvan-Dogan. "In all five malignant cases, sliced specimen radiographs showed the lesion in question, helped the pathologist correctly identify the lesion while the patient was still in the operating room and helped the surgeon obtain negative surgical margins," said Dr. Erguvan-Dogan. In addition, "whole specimen radiography is able to correctly locate fractured biopsy needle localization wires, which may be removed before the patient left the operating room," she said.

Specimen radiography is routinely used in some centers after mammographically and sonographically guided needle localization and excision; however, specimen radiography following MRI-guided needle localization has not been previ
'"/>

Contact: Necoya Lightsey
necoya@arrs.org
703-858-4304
American Roentgen Ray Society
11-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study compares difference between MDCT and digital radiography in orthopedic patients
2. Study confirms health benefits of whole grains
3. Rhode Island Hospital study confirms RF ablation effective for treating inoperable lung cancer
4. New data from NIH lab confirms protocol to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice
5. Recent study confirms warning signs of painkiller abuse
6. Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms
7. Clinical trial confirms novel EGFR antibody targets tumors but not normal tissues
8. Five-year study confirms Gleevecs long-term benefits
9. Radar altimetry confirms global warming is affecting polar glaciers
10. ESA confirms CryoSat recovery mission
11. Stanford researcher says new data confirms they help women avoid hip fractures

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) has ... Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Wynn Las Vegas. The event had previously been ... for non-invasive medical aesthetic practices that brings together owners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon Sepideh ... office will be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has regularly ... lift), as well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association with ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, ... MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Ocean Springs, Mississippi-based pharmaceutical ... medical first responders across the United States. Since the start of the global ... (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , firefighters , and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... of business support services to dental groups in the United States, today announced ... the community of Beaumont, CA. , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... ... Advanced Penetration Technology, LLC, (APT) a Texas- and Indiana-based company ( http://www.aptt3x.com ... The Counter (OTC) products, was today provided results of an independent laboratory ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... 2020 , ... While coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, blood ... remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are made at drives hosted by ... blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for patients. , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Continuing on its rapid national expansion - ... provider - is proud to announce it has opened doors in Phoenix, Arizona. ... throughout the area. , Germinator provides a 100% safe and non-toxic sanitizing and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: