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Study Examines MRI Use in Improving Quality of Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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A recent clinical study concluded that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided brachytherapy achieves high quality implants and allows more accurate identification and sparing from radiation of critical anatomy than ultrasound-based treatment planning.

Details of the study, presented at The World Congress of Brachytherapy meeting in San Francisco last month. were provided by C4 Imaging LLC based on data covering 47 patients treated with prostate brachytherapy.

The study was conducted at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and was presented by Pierre Blanchard MD, PhD. C4 Imaging’s Sirius MRI Markers were utilized to assess the location of radioactive seeds implanted during prostate brachytherapy.

The study concluded that MRI guided brachytherapy achieves high quality implants and allows more accurate identification and sparing from radiation of critical anatomy than ultrasound based treatment planning.

Brachytherapy, or radioactive seed implantation, is a cost-effective option for the curative treatment of prostate cancer. It involves implanting around 100 radioactive seeds into the prostate. Its popularity has increased due to its effectiveness, convenience, low incidence of erectile dysfunction, and minimal invasiveness.

Radiation released from the seeds penetrates the prostate tissue at a limited distance, with most of the radiation concentrated within the prostate. Outcomes after brachytherapy can be excellent but depend greatly on the quality of the implant.

“I believe the data presented on MRI-guided prostate brachytherapy shows that it leads to a high quality implant that avoids delivering radiation to critical anatomical structures around the prostate,” said Steven J. Frank MD, Founder and Chairman of C4 Imaging. “If seeds can be more readily localized with MRI it would lead to more effective treatment and better patient outcomes.”

C4 Imaging is a technology company focused on developing medical devices that enable clinicians to more accurately perform image-guided procedures.

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4D IMAGE OF A BABY IN THE WOMB IS AVAILABLE TO ALL PREGNANT MUMS

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

FOUR DIMENSIONAL IMAGE OF BABY IN THE WOMB AVAILABLE

SHE’S not even born yet but already Jess Jeffery knows her daughter is a little bit cheeky.

The Hervey Bay mum, in Queensland Australia who is 30 weeks pregnant, had a 4D scan of her baby, who she has named Layla, but she was unable to see her at first because she was holding her hands in front of her face.

She asked her mum Tracey to talk to the baby to see if that would make her move her hands and give them a clear view of her face.

That was when her little girl poked her tongue out at them.
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Jess had 4D scans done when she had her older daughter, Lilly, 2, so she already knew how amazing it was to see her baby in high definition while she was still in the womb.

She said it cost $150 to have the scan but it was money well spent.

“I’m so happy,” she said.

“She looks exactly like Lilly.”

Having a 4D scan is much like having a 3D scan but the 4D images, with time as the fourth dimension, are moving 3D images of the baby.

Mums are often given a recording of their babies moving around in the womb if they have a 4D scan.

The best time to have a 3D or 4D scan is between 26 and 30 weeks.

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