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Digital mammography

Michael W Cho, Lars J Grimm, Karen S Johnson
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the utility of directed ultrasound and digital mammogram for evaluating focal breast pain in women with different mammographic breast densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant retrospective study included 413 cases of focal breast pain in 369 women (mean age 53 years). All cases were evaluated with both mammogram and ultrasound and had at least 2 years of imaging follow-up...
October 13, 2016: Academic Radiology
Julie E Weiss, Martha Goodrich, Kimberly A Harris, Rachael E Chicoine, Marie B Synnestvedt, Steve J Pyle, Jane S Chen, Sally D Herschorn, Elisabeth F Beaber, Jennifer S Haas, Anna N A Tosteson, Tracy Onega
PURPOSE: To assess indication for examination for four breast imaging modalities and describe the complexity and heterogeneity of data sources and ascertainment methods. METHODS: Indication was evaluated among the Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) breast cancer research centers (PRCs). Indication data were reported overall and separately for four breast imaging modalities: digital mammography (DM), digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
James V Fiorica
This article is an overview of the modalities available for breast cancer screening. The modalities discussed include digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, breast ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical breast examination. There is a review of pertinent randomized controlled trials, studies and meta-analyses which contributed to the evolution of screening guidelines. Ultimately, 5 major medical organizations formulated the current screening guidelines in the United States. The lack of consensus in these guidelines represents an ongoing controversy about the optimal timing and method for breast cancer screening in women...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
P Whelehan, S H Heywang-Köbrunner, S J Vinnicombe, A Hacker, A Jänsch, A Hapca, R Gray, M Jenkin, K Lowry, R Oeppen, M Reilly, M Stahnke, A Evans
AIM: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of standard screening images plus single-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), using Siemens DBT equipment, with standard screening images plus supplementary mammographic views in non-calcific, screen-detected mammographic abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were unselected women aged 50-69 years recalled within a population-based European breast screening programme for assessment of soft-tissue mammographic abnormalities...
October 10, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Kyu Ran Cho, Bo Kyoung Seo, Ok Hee Woo, Sung Eun Song, Jungsoon Choi, Shin Young Whang, Eun Kyung Park, Ah Young Park, Hyeseon Shin, Hwan Hoon Chung
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the detection of breast cancer using full-field digital mammography (FFDM), FFDM with computer-aided detection (FFDM+CAD), ultrasound (US), and FFDM+CAD plus US (FFDM+CAD+US), and to investigate the factors affecting cancer detection. METHODS: In this retrospective study conducted from 2008 to 2012, 48,251 women underwent FFDM and US for cancer screening. One hundred seventy-one breast cancers were detected: 115 invasive cancers and 56 carcinomas in situ...
September 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
Katrina E Korhonen, Susan P Weinstein, Elizabeth S McDonald, Emily F Conant
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) represents a valuable addition to breast cancer screening by decreasing recall rates while increasing cancer detection rates. The increased accuracy achieved with DBT is due to the quasi-three-dimensional format of the reconstructed images and the ability to "scroll through" breast tissue in the reconstructed images, thereby reducing the effect of tissue superimposition found with conventional planar digital mammography. The margins of both benign and malignant lesions are more conspicuous at DBT, which allows improved lesion characterization, increased reader confidence, and improved screening outcomes...
October 7, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Moayyad E Suleiman, Mark F McEntee, Lucy Cartwright, Jennifer Diffey, Patrick C Brennan
INTRODUCTION: This work aims to explore radiation doses delivered in screening mammography in Australia, with a focus on whether compressed breast thickness should be used as a guide when determining patient derived diagnostic reference levels (DRLs). METHODS: Anonymized mammograms (52,405) were retrieved from a central database, and DICOM headers were extracted using third party software. Women with breast implants, breast thicknesses outside 20-110 mm and images with incomplete exposure or quality assurance (QA) data were excluded...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Tiffany C Lewis, Victor J Pizzitola, Marina E Giurescu, William G Eversman, Roxanne Lorans, Kristin A Robinson, Bhavika K Patel
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is the only imaging modality that provides both (a) a high-resolution, low-energy image comparable to that of digital mammography and (b) a contrast-enhanced image similar to that of magnetic resonance imaging. We report the initial 208 CEDM examinations performed for various clinical indications and provide illustrative case examples. Given its success in recent studies and our experience of CEDM primarily as a diagnostic adjunct, CEDM can potentially improve breast cancer detection by combining the low-cost conclusions of screening mammography with the high sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging...
October 2, 2016: Breast Journal
Lutfi Ergun, Turan Olgar
The performance of digital radiography systems can be evaluated in terms of spatial resolution and noise. Noise plays an important role in the achievable image quality for detecting small and low-contrast structures in digital images created by these systems. Our aim in this study was to investigate the noise sources both in the spatial and frequency domain for three digital radiography systems, one digital fluoroscopy system, and one digital mammography system, and to obtain information about the effective operating dose range of these detectors...
October 1, 2016: Radiological Physics and Technology
Paula Grabler, Dominique Sighoko, Lilian Wang, Kristi Allgood, David Ansell
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify the optimal screening mammography recall rate range on the basis of cancer detection rates among breast imaging specialists at an academic institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical outcome audit data collected in accordance with the Mammography Quality Standards Act from September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2012, were reviewed. Cancer detection rates were calculated from 984 screen-detected cancers identified in 188,959 total digital screening mammograms...
September 28, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Nicole Berger, Sibylle Dubach Schwizer, Zsuzsanna Varga, Christoph Rageth, Thomas Frauenfelder, Andreas Boss
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine if digital tomosynthesis of the breast (DBT) assesses the extension of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) with higher precision than mammography (MG). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The local ethics committee approved this retrospective study including 26 patients with DCIS, which were rated by three radiologists. Statistics were performed using intraclass correlation (ICC) for interreader agreement and the Pearson correlation for correlation of MG and DBT...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Imaging
Marta Cecilia Busana, Amanda Eng, Rachel Denholm, Mitch Dowsett, Sarah Vinnicombe, Steve Allen, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: Full-field digital mammography, which is gradually being introduced in most clinical and screening settings, produces two types of images: raw and processed. However, the extent to which mammographic density measurements, and their ability to predict breast cancer risk, vary according to type of image is not fully known. METHODS: We compared the performance of the semi-automated Cumulus method on digital raw, "analogue-like" raw and processed images, and the performance of a recently developed method - Laboratory for Breast Radiodensity Assessment (LIBRA) - on digital raw and processed images, in a case-control study (414 patients (cases) and 684 controls) by evaluating the extent to which their measurements were associated with breast cancer risk factors, and by comparing their ability to predict breast cancer risk...
September 26, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
Ravi K Samala, Heang-Ping Chan, Lubomir M Hadjiiski, Mark A Helvie
With IRB approval, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images of human subjects were collected using a GE GEN2 DBT prototype system. Corresponding digital mammograms (DMs) of the same subjects were collected retrospectively from patient files. The data set contained a total of 237 views of DBT and equal number of DM views from 120 human subjects, each included 163 views with microcalcification clusters (MCs) and 74 views without MCs. The data set was separated into training and independent test sets. The pre-processing, object prescreening and segmentation, false positive reduction and clustering strategies for MC detection by three computer-aided detection (CADe) systems designed for DM, DBT, and a planar projection image generated from DBT were analyzed...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Mariam Ali-Mucheru, Barbara Pockaj, Bhavika Patel, Victor Pizzitola, Nabil Wasif, Chee-Chee Stucky, Richard Gray
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is a new breast imaging technique. The role of CEDM in the surgical management of breast cancer has not yet been characterized. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospective breast surgery and breast imaging databases for patients who underwent CEDM and had breast cancer surgery. RESULTS: A total of 351 patients had CEDM; 128 had malignant lesions, and 101 of these underwent surgery with 105 malignancies identified...
September 15, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Jeffrey D Poot, Alison L Chetlen
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To improve mammographic screening training and breast cancer detection, radiology residents participated in a simulation screening mammography module in which they interpreted an enriched set of screening mammograms with known outcomes. This pilot research study evaluates the effectiveness of the simulation module while tracking the progress, efficiency, and accuracy of radiology resident interpretations and also compares their performance against national benchmarks...
September 13, 2016: Academic Radiology
David R Dance, Ioannis Sechopoulos
The estimation of the mean glandular dose to the breast (MGD) for x-ray based imaging modalities forms an essential part of quality control and is needed for risk estimation and for system design and optimisation. This review considers the development of methods for estimating the MGD for mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and dedicated breast CT (DBCT). Almost all of the methodology used employs Monte Carlo calculated conversion factors to relate the measurable quantity, generally the incident air kerma, to the MGD...
October 7, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Wioletta Ślusarczyk-Kacprzyk, Witold Skrzyński, Ewa Fabiszewska
BACKGROUND: Different methods of image quality evaluation are routinely used for analogue and digital mammography systems in Poland. In the present study, image quality for several screen-film (SF), computed radiography (CR), and fully digital (DR) mammography systems was compared directly with the use of the ACR mammography accreditation phantom. MATERIAL/METHODS: Image quality and mean glandular doses were measured and compared for 47 mammography systems in the Mazovia Voivodeship in Poland, including 26 SF systems, 12 CR systems, and 9 DR systems...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Lauro Bucchi, Paolo Belli, Eva Benelli, Daniela Bernardi, Beniamino Brancato, Massimo Calabrese, Luca A Carbonaro, Francesca Caumo, Beatrice Cavallo-Marincola, Paola Clauser, Chiara Fedato, Alfonso Frigerio, Vania Galli, Livia Giordano, Paola Golinelli, Giovanna Mariscotti, Laura Martincich, Stefania Montemezzi, Doralba Morrone, Carlo Naldoni, Adriana Paduos, Pietro Panizza, Federica Pediconi, Fiammetta Querci, Antonio Rizzo, Gianni Saguatti, Alberto Tagliafico, Rubina M Trimboli, Chiara Zuiani, Francesco Sardanelli
Women who were previously treated for breast cancer (BC) are an important particular subgroup of women at intermediate BC risk. Their breast follow-up should be planned taking in consideration a 1.0-1.5 % annual rate of loco-regional recurrences and new ipsilateral or contralateral BCs during 15-20 years, and be based on a regional/district invitation system. This activity should be carried out by a Department of Radiology integrating screening and diagnostics in the context of a Breast Unit. We recommend the adoption of protocols dedicated to women previously treated for BC, with a clear definition of responsibilities, methods for invitation, site(s) of visits, methods for clinical and radiological evaluation, follow-up duration, role and function of family doctors and specialists...
September 6, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
M Funke
Advances in imaging of the female breast have substantially influenced the diagnosis and probably also the therapy and prognosis of breast cancer in the past few years. This article gives an overview of the most important imaging modalities in the diagnosis of breast cancer. Digital mammography is considered to be the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer. Digital breast tomosynthesis can increase the diagnostic accuracy of mammography and is used for the assessment of equivocal or suspicious mammography findings...
October 2016: Der Radiologe
Abra M Jeffers, Weiva Sieh, Jafi A Lipson, Joseph H Rothstein, Valerie McGuire, Alice S Whittemore, Daniel L Rubin
Purpose To compare three metrics of breast density on full-field digital mammographic (FFDM) images as predictors of future breast cancer risk. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved study included 125 women with invasive breast cancer and 274 age- and race-matched control subjects who underwent screening FFDM during 2004-2013 and provided informed consent. The percentage of density and dense area were assessed semiautomatically with software (Cumulus 4.0; University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada), and volumetric percentage of density and dense volume were assessed automatically with software (Volpara; Volpara Solutions, Wellington, New Zealand)...
September 5, 2016: Radiology
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