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23
May

No more biopsy? Handheld device could painlessly identify skin cancers

Source: A new device uses millimeter-wave imaging (the same technology used in airport security scanners) to scan a patient’s skin to detect if they have skin cancer. Millimeter-wave rays harmlessly penetrate about 2mm into human skin, so the team’s imaging technology provides a clear 3D map of scanned skin lesions.

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03
Mar

Combined MRI, US-guided biopsy detects more prostate cancers

Biopsy guided by ultrasound (US) is the traditional method to determine if men have prostate cancer. But a new study found adding MRI-guided biopsy can increase the rate of prostate cancer detection. Matt O'Connor | Oncology Imaging | Health Imaging

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19
May

Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer

Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients without a breast cancer diagnosis. By Kate Madden Yee, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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