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ADT, bone architecture, and “virtual bone biopsies” by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 12:00am A recent study reported in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has been receiving a good deal of media attention, although its immediate clinical importance wouldn’t appear to be particularly high. Hamilton et al. have used a sophisticated new type of CT scan to assess changes in the bone structure among a cohort ... Read on »
Will a bone biopsy provide any answers? by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 19 Apr 2010 6:27am My bone pain is getting worse. It is now in the shoulders and fingers as well apart from my back, ribs and feet. I was surprised with the difficulty I had in climbing down a flight of steps during the last couple of days. It was really terrible. I had to climb down one step at a time by resting both my feet on each step. If I did one step with ea ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 0010 12:00am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine need ... Read on »
Breast Core needle biopsy procedure by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 9:28am Patients undergo breast core biopsy generally due to one of the 3 main reasons: 1) Presence of a mass or mass-like lesion either clinically palpable or diagnosed on imaging. 2) Presence of suspicious calcifications on screening mammography. 3) Nipple discharge or skin/nipple changes. Advantages of breast core needle biospy over Fine needl ... Read on »
Bladder Cancer - UK Biopsy Procedure by Steve K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 7:09am The inspiration (and much of the content) of today's post is brought to you courtesy of David F. in Kent (near London). He has managed to describe the UK bladder biopsy process, atmosphere, and capture the essence of the event with good humor, considering the circumstances. One major difference between US and UK medical care, besides how its fund ... Read on »
Bone Marrow Biopsy Tommorrow...... by Jan Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 11:55am Spent several hours at the outpatient surgery part of the hospital, filling out all of the paperwork, getting blood drawn, etc., making sure all of the "proverbial ducks are in a row" for my bone marrow biopsy tomorrow. Have to be there at 9:00 am for the 11:00 am procedure. I'm not sure, and it wasn't documented on the paperwork anywhere, what k ... Read on »
Bone marrow biopsy blemishes and IVIG update by Nicolas van Dyk Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 12:00am Hello there folks! Two unrelated little things, which we'll do in reverse order. I will be getting IVIG a week from Tuesday, along with Velcade, both administered by Dr. G at UCLA's hospital. IVIG is evidently a money loser as an infusion unless it can be done in a hospital where other services are provided and charged for. I'll be ... Read on »
Prostate Cancer Now Detectable by Targeted Biopsy, Potentially Ending 25-year Era of Blind Biopsy by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Dec 2012 3:05pm Nobody likes having a biopsy and now with using technology to actually be able to see where the tissue is sampled is increasing accuracy with prostate cancer biopsies and this also makes me think that is it possible to expand this type of diagnosis maybe to other types of cancers? Below is the study done at UCLA and one man’s story of how he went ... Read on »
Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy by Cancer.gov Posted Thu 25 Aug 2011 10:20pm Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Key Points A sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) to which cancer cells are most likely to spread from a primary tumor. A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can be used to help determine the extent, or stage, of cancer in the body. Because SLNBs involve less extensive surgery and t ... Read on »
Role of Excisional lymph node biopsy, Core needle biopsy and FNAC in Lymphoma diagnosis by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Jan 0013 12:00am The newly developed and more sophisticated techniques for analysis of lymphoma cells have provided us with the tools necessary for precise classification of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nonetheless, routine histologic studies remain the gold standard for diagnosis.  Excisional Biopsy A well-processed hematoxylin and eosin ... Read on »