35,260 results match your criteria Mammography in Breast Cancer
IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Ultrasound is frequently used in conjunction with mammography in order to detect breast cancer as early as possible. However, due largely to the heterogeneity of breast tissue, ultrasound images are plagued with clutter that obstructs important diagnostic features. Short-lag spatial coherence (SLSC) imaging has proven to be effective at clutter reduction in noisy ultrasound images. Read More
Rev Bras Epidemiol 2018 Nov 29;21(suppl 1):e180020. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
Diretoria de Normas e Habilitação dos Produtos, Agência Nacional de Saúde Suplementar - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
Objective: To analyze trends in risk and protective factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD) and access to preventive tests in the population with health insurance in Brazilian state capitals between 2008 and 2015.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study that analyzed data collected from the Surveillance of Risk and Protective Factors for non-communicable diseases (NCD) Telephone Survey (Sistema Nacional de Vigilância de Doenças Crônicas por Inquérito Telefônico - Vigitel) on adults aged 18 years and older. We analyzed trends in NCD indicators among health insurance users in approximately 30 thousand interviews done between 2008 and 2015. Read More
Ultrasound Q 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Departments of Diagnostic Radiology.
This pictorial essay reviews and illustrates benign and malignant features of intramammary lymph nodes on mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging, including a review of the clinical and the prognostic significance in patients with known breast cancer. This pictorial essay discusses management suggestions for intramammary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer. Read More
Front Neuroinform 2018 20;12:82. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, James and Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute, The Graduate School, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, United States.
Making clinical decisions based on medical images is fundamentally an exercise in statistical decision-making. This is because in this case, the decision-maker must distinguish between image features that are clinically diagnostic (i.e. Read More
Clin Radiol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.
Aim: To report positive predictive values (PPVs) of mammographic findings (MFs) of a screening cohort in Taiwan with a view to providing radiologists around the world with adequate information for assessing MFs before recommending biopsy for Asian women.
Materials And Methods: Between January 2014 and June 2017, 18,449 women received screening mammography at Tri-Service General Hospital (TSGH). Of these women, 1,622 exhibited specific MFs, namely mass (n=518), microcalcification (n=668), focal asymmetry (FA; n=462), and architectural distortion (AD; n=117). Read More
J Med Imaging Radiat Sci 2018 Dec 9;49(4):406-413. Epub 2018 Aug 9.
Radiography Directorate, University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK; Division of Radiography, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Objectives: The objective of the study was to use the initial mean glandular dose (MGD) arising from the first screening mammogram to estimate the individual total screening lifetime effective risk.
Methods: Organ doses from full-field digital mammography (FFDM) screening exposures (craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique for each breast) were measured using a simulated approach, with average breast thickness and adult ATOM phantoms, on 16 FFDM machines. Doses were measured using thermoluminescent dosimeters accommodated inside the ATOM phantom; examined breast MGD was calculated. Read More
J Med Imaging Radiat Sci 2018 Dec;49(4):390-396
Joint Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Introduction: Hundreds of thousands of Ontario women receive breast screening imaging each year. The patient's medical history is a vital tool used to personalize breast screening approaches. This study evaluated the accuracy of self-reported medical and imaging history in patients about to receive breast imaging procedures in a large urban Canadian hospital. Read More
J Med Imaging Radiat Sci 2018 Dec 6;49(4):383-389. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: Disabled women find that social and physical discomforts during encounters with health providers pose barriers to breast cancer screening. We studied providers' perspectives and learning needs related to this problem in order to develop a disability education initiative.
Design: This was a descriptive qualitative study with focus group methods. Read More
Cancers (Basel) 2018 Nov 30;10(12). Epub 2018 Nov 30.
Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5, Canada.
Women with BRCA mutations, who choose to decline or defer risk-reducing mastectomy, require a highly sensitive breast screening regimen they can begin by age 25 or 30. Meta-analysis of multiple observational studies, in which both mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed annually, demonstrated a combined sensitivity of 94% for MRI plus mammography compared to 39% for mammography alone. There was negligible benefit from adding screening ultrasound or clinical breast examination to the other two modalities. Read More
Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Feb;47(4):400-404
Department of Radiology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310009, China.
Objective: To evaluate the application of MR diffusion-weighted imaging(DWI) texture features in differentiation of malignant from benign nonpalpable breast lesion for patients with microcalcifications-only in mammography.
Methods: The clinical and MR-DWI data of 61 patients with microcalcifications, who underwent three-dimensional positioning of breast X-ray wire from October 2012 to December 2015 in Zhejiang Cancer Hospital, were retrospectively analyzed, including 38 patients with malignant lesions and 23 patients with benign lesions. Two radiologists independently drew the regions of interest (ROI) on DWI for image segmentation, and 6 histogram features and 16 grayscale symbiosis matrix (GLCM) texture features were extracted on each ROI. Read More
Health Promot J Austr 2018 Dec;29(3):366-367
Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia.
Int J Cancer 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Mass Screening Registry, Finnish Cancer Registry, FI-00130, Helsinki, Finland.
Efforts to reduce mortality through early detection and diagnosis has intensified in the recent decade. An important risk factor, 'breast symptoms' reported by women during screening visit, is still overlooked. In this population based matched cohort study using Finnish National Breast Cancer Screening Program (FNBCSP), we assessed the association between breast symptoms reported at screening visit and the risk of cancer incidence and breast cancer mortality and all-cause mortality followed-up over a period of 24 years. Read More
Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2018 20;8(5):341-350. Epub 2018 Oct 20.
Human Health Department International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Our study examines the association between two Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) semi-quantitative parameters: PUVmax (maximum uptake value) and LTB (lesion to background) baseline and the end of Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) with pathologic response in each of the following breast cancer subtype: Triple negative breast cancer (TPN), HER2-positive, and ER-positive/HER2-negative cancers. One-hundred and eight patients, 71 with invasive ductal carcinoma and 37 with infiltrating lobular carcinoma were evaluate with F-FDG-PEM scans before and after of NAC. We assessed the impact of 2 PEM semi-quantitative parameters for molecular subtype correlated with pathologic response according Miller-Payne grade (MPG). Read More
Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2018 Dec 5;36:242-245. Epub 2018 Nov 5.
Takahashi Breast and Gastroenterology Clinic, Yamazaki Seiren Bldg. 2F, 6-2-22, Uehonmachi, Tennoji-Ku, 543-0001, Osaka, Japan.
Introduction: Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) rarely originates in the mammary gland. This tumor is a benign mixed tumor and is commonly found in the salivary glands, but rarely shows findings similar to those of breast cancer. The tumor is misdiagnosed in 30-50% of the patients, including overdiagnosis of malignancy preoperatively, leading to unnecessary surgery for breast cancer. Read More
Breast Care (Basel) 2018 Oct 13;13(5):364-368. Epub 2018 Jul 13.
Institute of Radiology (RZI), Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt/M., Germany.
Background: The management of intraductal papilloma without atypia (IDP) in breast needle biopsy remains controversial. This study investigates the upgrade rate of IDP to carcinoma and clinical and radiologic features predictive of an upgrade.
Methods: Patients with a diagnosis of IDP on image-guided (mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging) core needle or vacuum-assisted biopsy and surgical excision of this lesion at a certified breast center between 2007 and 2017 were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study. Read More
Breast Care (Basel) 2018 Oct 5;13(5):359-363. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
Department of Breast Surgery, The Second Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.
Background: Granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM) is a rare chronic inflammatory condition of the breast. The purpose of this study was to describe antituberculous treatment of GLM and the long-term follow-up outcome.
Methods: This retrospective study included 22 patients who had been histopathologically diagnosed with GLM at the Second Hospital of Shandong University from January 2011 to March 2015. Read More
Br J Radiol 2018 Nov 29:20180801. Epub 2018 Nov 29.
1 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic , Rochester MN , US.
Objectives:: The purpose of this study is to compare diagnostic outcomes of digital breast tomosynthesis screen-detected masses worked up with mammography first with those evaluated with diagnostic ultrasound initially.
Methods:: All masses recalled from screening digital breast tomosynthesis between 7/1/17 and 12/31/17 that were sent either to diagnostic mammography or ultrasound were compared. Size, shape, margins, visibility on ultrasound, diagnostic assessment and pathology of all masses along with breast density were evaluated. Read More
Med Phys 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104-4206, USA.
Purpose: In previous work, a theoretical model of the point spread function (PSF) for oblique x-ray incidence in amorphous selenium (a-Se) detectors was proposed. The purpose of this paper is to develop a complementary model that includes two additional features. First, the incidence angle and the directionality of ray incidence are calculated at each position, assuming a divergent x-ray beam geometry. Read More
Eur Radiol 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Medical Center Göttingen, Robert-Koch-Street 40, 37075, Göttingen, Germany.
Objectives: To evaluate whether post-contrast cone-beam breast CT (CBBCT) alone is comparable to the current standard of combined pre- and post-contrast CBBCT regarding diagnostic accuracy and superior regarding radiation exposure.
Material And Methods: This study included 49 women (61 breasts) with median age 57.9 years and BI-RADS 4/5 lesions diagnosed on mammography/ultrasound in density type c/d breasts. Read More
Front Public Health 2018 13;6:313. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States.
The United States Affiliated Pacific Island Jurisdictions (USAPIJ) are politically associated to the United States (US) as US Territories (Guam, American Samoa), a US Commonwealth (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), and as sovereign nations linked to the US through Compacts of Free Association [Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau (ROP)]. Cervical cancer incidence in the RMI is the highest in the world, mammography services are not available in the FSM and only Guam has on-island oncology services. Cancer risk factors such as obesity, tobacco, and Hepatitis B are prevalent. Read More
Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA, USA. Electronic address:
Background: Dermatomyositis (DM) is associated with malignancy and interstitial lung disease. Many malignancies associated with DM occur in organs not routinely screened by national guidelines; thus, best screening practices are still debated. Positron emission tomography (PET) has been suggested as a single study alternative to more complex screening panels and may also be valuable in detecting interstitial lung disease progression. Read More
Med Princ Pract 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
Objective: To investigate the sensitivity and specificity of dig¬ital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) for the detection of breast cancer in comparison to histopathology findings.
Subjects And Methods: We included 65 breast lesions in 58 women, each detected by two diagnostic mammography techniques: DM and DBT using Senographe Essential machine (GE Healthcare, Buc, France), and subsequently confirmed by histopathology. The Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) was used for charac¬terizing the lesions. Read More
AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018 Nov 26:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 26.
1 Department of Radiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75390.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe our experience with pathologically proven breast masses at a tertiary care pediatric institution, review published management strategies, and propose new management recommendations for the pediatric population.
Materials And Methods: All pediatric breast ultrasound examinations performed at a dedicated pediatric facility over a 4-year period were reviewed. Maximum measurements of solid masses with features of a fibroadenoma were recorded. Read More
J Appl Clin Med Phys 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.
Department of Quantum Medical Technology, Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an alternative tool for breast cancer screening; however, the magnitude of peripheral organs dose is not well known. This study aimed to measure scattered dose and estimate organ dose during mammography under conventional (CM) and Tomo (TM) modes in a specific DBT system. Optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs), whose responses were corrected using a parallel-plate ionization chamber, were pasted on the surface of custom-made polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and RANDO phantoms to measure entrance surface air kerma (ESAK). Read More
Radiologe 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Radiologische Ambulanz Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland.
Based on the update of the S3-Guideline Early Detection, Diagnosis, Treatment and Follow-up Care of Breast Cancer (Version 4.0, December 2017, AWMF registry number 032-045OL, www.leitlinienprogramm-onkologie. Read More
Breast 2018 Nov 10;43:59-66. Epub 2018 Nov 10.
Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, Edward Ford Building (A27), The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia.
Purpose: Tomosynthesis is proposed to improve breast cancer assessment and staging. We compared tomosynthesis and mammography in estimating the size of newly-diagnosed breast cancers.
Methods: All pathologically-confirmed cancers detected in the STORM-2 trial (90 cancers, 85 women) were retrospectively measured on tomosynthesis by two independent readers. Read More
Phys Med Biol 2018 Nov 22;63(23):235003. Epub 2018 Nov 22.
Philips Research, Knarrarnäsgatan 7, 164 85 Kista, Sweden. Philips Health Systems, Mammography Solutions, Torshamnsgatan 30A, 164 40 Kista, Sweden. Author to whom any correspondence should be addressed.
Knowledge of x-ray attenuation is essential for developing and evaluating x-ray imaging technologies. In mammography, measurement of breast density, dose estimation, and differentiation between cysts and solid tumours are example applications requiring accurate data on tissue attenuation. Published attenuation data are, however, sparse and cover a relatively wide range. Read More
J Relig Health 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Section of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
This paper reports on the multi-phase development of an English-language modesty measure for use among Muslim populations. The process yielded a 10-item measure that has high levels of internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's α of 0.83), and has acceptable discriminant and predictive validity. Read More
J Digit Imaging 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.
Institute for Computational Health Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Applying state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to medical images requires a thorough selection and normalization of input data. One of such steps in digital mammography screening for breast cancer is the labeling and removal of special diagnostic views, in which diagnostic tools or magnification are applied to assist in assessment of suspicious initial findings. As a common task in medical informatics is prediction of disease and its stage, these special diagnostic views, which are only enriched among the cohort of diseased cases, will bias machine learning disease predictions. Read More
Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Cancer Epidemiology and Population Health Research Group, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
Background: Since concurrent malignancy may be associated with radial scars (RS) in up to 45% of RS diagnosed on core biopsy, surgical excision is usually advised. Recent very low upgrade rates have caused a re-evaluation of the need for routine surgery. We aimed to find subsets of RS at such low risk of upgrade, as to render imaging surveillance a plausible alternative to surgery. Read More
BMC Public Health 2018 Nov 20;18(1):1280. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Faculty of Medicine, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Research Institute for Health Development, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
Background: Social support can provide psychosocial benefits to promote positive health behaviors such as mammography screening. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Mammography Social Support (MSS) scale among Iranian woman.
Methods: Participants were selected from women referring to healthcare centers in Sanandaj, Iran. Read More
Ultrasonography 2018 Sep 22. Epub 2018 Sep 22.
National Cancer Control Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to record and evaluate interobserver agreement as quality control for the modified categorization of screening breast ultrasound developed by the Alliance for Breast Cancer Screening in Korea (ABCS-K) for the Mammography and Ultrasonography Study for Breast Cancer Screening Effectiveness (MUST-BE) trial.
Methods: Eight breast radiologists with 4-16 years of experience participated in 2 rounds of quality control testing for the MUST-BE trial. Two investigators randomly selected 125 and 100 cases of breast lesions with different ratios of malignant and benign lesions. Read More
Radiology 2018 Nov 20:182404. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
From the Department of Radiology, Division of Breast Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, WAC 240, Boston, MA 02114.
Radiology 2018 Nov 20:181371. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
From the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Radboud University Medical Center, PO Box 9101, 6500 HB Nijmegen, Geert Grooteplein 10, 6525 GA, Post 766, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (A.R.R., I.S., R.M.M.); Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga (E.K.); ScreenPoint Medical BV, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (J.J.M.); Lynn Women's Health & Wellness Institute, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, Fla (K.S.); Referenzzentrum Mammographie Munich, Brustdiagnostik München and FFB, Munich, Germany (S.H.H.); and Dutch Expert Centre for Screening, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (I.S.).
Purpose To compare breast cancer detection performance of radiologists reading mammographic examinations unaided versus supported by an artificial intelligence (AI) system. Materials and Methods An enriched retrospective, fully crossed, multireader, multicase, HIPAA-compliant study was performed. Screening digital mammographic examinations from 240 women (median age, 62 years; range, 39-89 years) performed between 2013 and 2017 were included. Read More
Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.
Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8100, 660 South Euclid Ave, St. Louis, 63110, MO, USA.
Purpose: Mammographic density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer. Although diet is associated with breast cancer risk, there are limited studies linking adult diet, including milk intake, with mammographic density. Here, we investigate the association of milk intake with mammographic density in premenopausal women. Read More
BMJ Open 2018 Nov 18;8(11):e021425. Epub 2018 Nov 18.
Research Unit, Primary Care Department, Balearic Islands Health Service, Balearic Islands Health Research Institute (IdISBa), Palma, Spain.
Objectives: To identify knowledge, barriers and discourses about breast cancer screening in Spain among female immigrants from low-income countries and native Spanish women from a low socioeconomic class.
Design: Qualitative interview study with thematic analysis interpreted using cultural mediators.
Setting: Mallorca, Spain. Read More
Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.
Health Sciences Center, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal, RN, Brazil.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women worldwide, resulting in 8.6 million deaths annually. Computed tomography (CT) has been used to evaluate coronary artery calcification by quantifying the coronary calcium score (CCS)-a validated marker of cardiovascular risk. Read More
Kidney Int Rep 2018 Nov 21;3(6):1328-1335. Epub 2018 Jul 21.
Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Introduction: Medial arterial calcification is common in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and portends poor clinical outcomes, but its progression relative to the severity of CKD and the role of other risk factors is unknown because of the lack of reliable quantification.
Methods: Calcification of breast arteries detected by mammography, which is exclusively medial and correlates with medial calcification in peripheral arteries and with cardiovascular outcomes, was used to measure the progression of medial arterial calcification in women with CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Measurements showed intra- and interobserver correlations of 0. Read More
Prev Med Rep 2018 Dec 27;12:349-354. Epub 2018 Oct 27.
Research Unit for General Practice, The Research Centre for Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care (CaP), Bartholins Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
High coverage is essential for the effectiveness of national screening programmes. Identifying non-screeners across different screening programmes may help inform strategies to improve uptake. This study aims to analyse the association between previous cervical cancer screening (CCS) coverage and participation in breast cancer screening (BCS). Read More
Semin Roentgenol 2018 Oct 28;53(4):294-300. Epub 2018 Aug 28.
MidSouth Imaging, Germantown, TN. Electronic address:
Prev Chronic Dis 2018 Nov 15;15:E140. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.
Introduction: Although breast cancer deaths have declined, the mortality rate among women from medically underserved communities is disproportionally high. Screening mammography is the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer in its early stages, yet many women from medically underserved communities do not have adequate access to screening mammograms. Mobile mammography may be able to bridge this gap by providing screening mammograms at no cost or low cost and delivering services to women in their own neighborhoods, thus eliminating cost and transportation barriers. Read More
Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.
Physics Department, University of Dar es Salaam, Uvumbuzi Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical practice of CR mammography in Tanzania. The equipment performance and operational conditions were studied; and mean glandular dose (DG) estimated to 75 women undergoing diagnosis at three mammography facilities. All mammograms during this study were reported to be useful for the intended diagnosis. Read More
Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng 2018 Feb 9;10573. Epub 2018 Mar 9.
Department of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Health, Madison, WI.
By integrating a grating-based interferometer with a clinical full field digital mammography (FFDM) system, a prototype multi-contrast (absorption, phase, and dark field) x-ray breast imaging system was developed in this work. Unlike previous benchtop-based multi-contrast x-ray imaging systems that usually have relatively long source-to-detector distance and vibration isolators or dampers for the interferometer, the FFDM hardware platform is subject to mechanical vibration and the constraint of compact system geometry. Current grating fabrication technology also imposes additional constraints on the design of the grating interferometer. Read More
J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2018 Nov;16(11):1398-1404
Department of Radiology and Rogel Cancer Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
Breast cancer remains the most common nonskin cancer among women and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Early detection through screening and advances in treatment have contributed to a 39% mortality reduction in the United States since 1990. The NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis recommend annual mammographic screening for average-risk women beginning at age 40 years. Read More
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:2587-2590
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among women. The most common method to detect breast cancer is mammography. However, interpreting mammography is a challenging task that requires high skills and is timeconsuming. Read More
Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2018 Jul;2018:895-898
The motivation for ultrasound tomography is the location and identification of malignant human breast tissues for the purpose of detecting breast cancer. Although mammography is widely used for breast cancer detection, it has a high false positive rate and does not always accurately separate malignant tissue from benign tissue. Ultrasound tomography is used to compensate for these shortcomings. Read More
J Nerv Ment Dis 2018 Dec;206(12):931-934
Psychiatry Department, Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Craiova, Romania.
We conducted a prospective, randomized, single-blinded study to determine whether a psychoeducational intervention for patients undergoing screening mammography could influence the level of anxiety related to the procedure. Fifty women undergoing mammography for the first time were included in the study and randomized to two groups. In the study group, patients received a psychoeducational session before mammography. Read More
Clin Cancer Res 2018 Nov 14. Epub 2018 Nov 14.
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University of Aachen, RWTH.
Although annual MRI-screening has improved early diagnosis of hereditary breast-cancer, fast growth-rates of BRCA1-associated cancers can still lead to interval cancers, and/or node-positive disease. Using MRI with shorter screening intervals helps to effectively avoid both, interval cancers and node-positive stages, whereas there is no role for mammography in these women. Read More
J Ultrasound Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.
Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Objectives: To evaluate a new commercial image-processing technique (MicroPure; Toshiba America Medical Systems, Tustin, CA) for detection and characterization of breast microcalcifications in patients undergoing stereotactic or ultrasound-guided biopsies using mammography as the reference standard.
Methods: One hundred female patients, with a total of 104 lesions, scheduled for an image-guided biopsy of an area with breast microcalcifications (identified on a prior mammogram) underwent MicroPure examinations of the breast using an Aplio XG scanner (Toshiba America Medical Systems) with a broad-bandwidth linear array. MicroPure combines nonlinear imaging and speckle suppression to mark suspected calcifications as white spots in a blue overlay image. Read More