Radiation Oncology
There have been numerous clinical trials demonstrating that breast conservation therapy, where lumpectomy is combined with radiation therapy, will significantly decrease the rate of breast cancer reoccurrence and is as effective as mastectomy1....
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CT-Scan
Since first suggested in 1976, CT guidance during interventional procedures has become indispensable. Common procedures that utilize CT guidance and can benefit from a localization device include biopsies, drainages, cryoablation, celiac plexus, and...
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Breast Imaging
It has been shown that mammography is the most effective screening modality for the detection of breast cancer, reducing mortality by 20-30%.1 Despite this, there are limitations that have radiologists and researchers looking for the next best...
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Communicating Areas of Concern
Skin marking in MRI has evolved over the years in an attempt to keep up with the technology it supports. With recent advancements in hardware and improved sensitivity of surface coils, imaging in a small field of view is producing images with...
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Best Practices: Positioning
A mammographer’s goal is to produce the best clinical images while providing the patient with a positive experience. The perfect image combines the science of imaging technology and the art of positioning.  Mammography is considered one of the...
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Radiation Oncology
The standard of care for post-lumpectomy breast cancer patients has been the delivery of whole breast radiation in the supine position. However, there is significant evidence that the heart and lungs are organs at risk (OAR) for radiogenic problems...
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Best Practices: Imaging
The use and benefits of MR-specific skin markers in orthopedic MRI are well known but we often receive questions with regard to their use in breast MRI. Technologists and radiologists often ask about the situations where a skin marker is helpful as...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
There has been much debate in the last few years regarding the use of positive oral contrast for patients with acute abdominal pain in the ED setting. Typically, radiologists want oral contrast as it helps with the speed and accuracy of their...
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Breast Imaging
When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with the three-dimensional (3D) tomographic slices of the...
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