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Mokenge P. Malafa

to be complementary to CT or MRI, providing additional information for patients whose initial scans show no lesion or whose lesions have questionable involvement of the vasculature or lymph nodes. However, the panel agreed that although the EUS has a

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Talha Mehmood and Thomas J. Smith

place, patients will end up in the emergency department and be admitted. For oncologists, the message is, “don't save the tough conversations until the last hospitalization.” Rather, progression of disease on CT or MRI scans should trigger the question

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Titilayo O. Adegboyega, Jeffrey Landercasper, Jared H. Linebarger, Jeanne M. Johnson, Jeremiah J. Andersen, Leah L. Dietrich, Collin D. Driscoll, Meghana Raghavendra, Anusha R. Madadi, Mohammed Al-Hamadani, Choua A. Vang, Kristen A. Marcou, Jane Hudak, and Ronald S. Go

, recently addressed by ASCO. 25 A review of 67,847 patients with stage I and II breast cancer from the SEER database showed an increase in the use of systemic imaging from 1992 to 2005 in the form of CT scans, PET scan, and brain MRI. 13 In a survey of

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Frank Balis, Daniel M. Green, Clarke Anderson, Shelly Cook, Jasreman Dhillon, Kenneth Gow, Susan Hiniker, Rama Jasty-Rao, Chi Lin, Harold Lovvorn III, Iain MacEwan, Julian Martinez-Agosto, Elizabeth Mullen, Erin S. Murphy, Mark Ranalli, Daniel Rhee, Denise Rokitka, Elisabeth (Lisa) Tracy, Tamara Vern-Gross, Michael F. Walsh, Amy Walz, Jonathan Wickiser, Matthew Zapala, Ryan A. Berardi, and Miranda Hughes

tests, including renal function, liver function, complete blood count, and assessment of coagulation; and (3) imaging, including abdominal ultrasound and abdominal CT or MRI (see “Initial Evaluation” [WILMS-1] in the algorithm). Abdominal ultrasound is

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Robert J. Besaw, Adrienne R. Terra, Grace L. Malvar, Tobias R. Chapman, Lauren M. Hertan, and Benjamin L. Schlechter

and her anemia normalized within 5 months. During cycle 6, the patient developed headaches and auditory hallucinations. A brain MRI scan revealed a 3.3 × 3.0-cm right posterior temporal mass of unknown age because no prior brain imaging had been

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Benjamin E. Greer, Wui-Jin Koh, Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum, Sachin M. Apte, Susana M. Campos, John Chan, Kathleen R. Cho, Larry Copeland, Marta Ann Crispens, Nefertiti DuPont, Patricia J. Eifel, David K. Gaffney, Warner K. Huh, Daniel S. Kapp, John R. Lurain III, Lainie Martin, Mark A. Morgan, Robert J. Morgan Jr., David Mutch, Steven W. Remmenga, R. Kevin Reynolds, William Small Jr., Nelson Teng, and Fidel A. Valea

, cystoscopy, and proctosigmoidoscopy. More complex radiologic and surgical staging procedures are not addressed in the FIGO classification. In the United States, however, CT, MRI, combined PET-CT, and surgical staging are often used to guide treatment options

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Mary B. Daly, Jennifer E. Axilbund, Saundra Buys, Beth Crawford, Carolyn D. Farrell, Susan Friedman, Judy E. Garber, Salil Goorha, Stephen B. Gruber, Heather Hampel, Virginia Kaklamani, Wendy Kohlmann, Allison Kurian, Jennifer Litton, P. Kelly Marcom, Robert Nussbaum, Kenneth Offit, Tuya Pal, Boris Pasche, Robert Pilarski, Gwen Reiser, Kristen Mahoney Shannon, Jeffrey R. Smith, Elizabeth Swisher, and Jeffrey N. Weitzel

breast cancer. For example, this risk threshold was used in a recent update to the American Cancer Society (ACS) guidelines on breast screening that incorporates MRI. 124 First-degree relatives of individuals with a known deleterious gene mutation in

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Barbara Dull, Andrew Linkugel, Julie A. Margenthaler, and Amy E. Cyr

%. 1 In this group of patients, the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) recommend standard imaging with diagnostic bilateral mammography and ultrasound; breast MRI may also be used. 3 Additional staging studies are only

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Randy C. Miles, Christoph I. Lee, Qin Sun, Aasthaa Bansal, Gary H. Lyman, Jennifer M. Specht, Catherine R. Fedorenko, Mikael Anne Greenwood-Hickman, Scott D. Ramsey, and Janie M. Lee

definitions of advanced imaging surveillance. 19 – 23 Panageas et al, 23 for example, who showed advanced imaging surveillance use in 40% of early-stage breast cancer survivors using SEER-Medicare linked data, included breast MRI in their analysis, likely

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Ammar Sukari, Misako Nagasaka, and Erin Wakeling

. The right lung sample was positive for EGFR exon 18 mutation (G719R) and T790M. The left lung sample showed EGFR exon 19 deletion (E746 del) and T790M. At diagnosis, she did not have any metastases outside the thoracic area and her brain MRI at