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Don’t biopsy for male breast cancer without high clinical and radiological suspicion
Although male breast cancer is extremely rare, the disease is often deadly because it isn’t diagnosed until it reaches advanced stages. Radiologists in Israel, where 50 to 60 cases are diagnosed annually, sought to identify circumstances under which to biopsy suspected breast cancer in men.

Patient-assisted compression improves mammography experience
Offering a patient-assisted compression device for screening mammograms helps reduce patient anxiety and increases tolerance of greater compression force, radiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston report in the September 2019 Journal of Breast Imaging.

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Balloon-occlusion prostatic artery embolization safe and effective
Balloon-occlusion prostatic artery embolization (bPAE) is a safe and effective alternative to conventional microcatheter PAE (cPAE), according to a progressive, randomized clinical trial involving 89 patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Surveillance whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT scanning for sinonasal malignancies
Whole-body 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission computed tomography should be performed 30 to 90 days following treatment for sinonasal malignancies and again 18 months later, recommend radiologists at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis.

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Solitary pulmonary nodules in chest X-ray and CT: Risk factors in a clinical population
An SPN detected on chest X-ray should be considered a potential alert to high-risk of developing lung cancer within five years, even in patients who are lifelong non-smokers, according to a study published September 11, 2019 in PLoS One.

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Benefits of adopting MBS Impairment Profile protocol
The Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile™© (MBSImP) is a standardized method for assessing physiology from fluoroscopic imaging during modified barium swallow (MBS) examinations. Although the protocol has been in use for 15 years, not all healthcare facilities utilize it for every MBS exam.

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