Tag: biopsy

1. Two near-infrared fluorophores (NIRfs), fluorescing at different wavelengths, were identified for their inherent chemical affinity for thyroid tissue. 2. The injection of both fluorophores allowed for the simultaneous resolution of the thyroid and parathyroid glands in rats and pigs. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Precise identification of...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What is the test? Your doctor is likely to recommend this test if you've had a rectal exam or blood tests that suggest that you might have prostate cancer. For this test, a urologist takes tissue samples from several places in your prostate, to be examined...
Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? A biopsy is a procedure that removes a small amount of tissue for examination in a laboratory. Biopsies are done to diagnose many diseases, especially cancer. In some cases, biopsies help to determine prognosis and appropriate treatment. There are different biopsy techniques, depending on...
1. Ultrasound- or computed tomography (CT)-guided ovarian mass biopsy yielded diagnostically sufficient samples with a sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 88%, respectively, for malignancy. 2. During the study period, ovarian biopsy procedures resulted in no complications, including no evidence of biopsy tract tumor seeding in patients with epithelial...
Image: PD 1. Fine needle aspiration or core biopsy for the initial diagnosis of breast cancer was underused. 2. Interventions for provider-level behavior may have a more significant impact on health care quality control than broader interventions. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: For women with limited breast cancer who are eligible...
Image: PD Prostate Histology 1. Serial repeat prostate biopsies may raise the absolute risk of infectious morbidity for patients by up to 15%. 2. Gentamicin is linked to much higher rates of post-procedure infection than flouroquinolones. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Active surveillance with serial ultrasound guided transrectal prostate biopsies has become...