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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821993/segmentation-of-breast-ultrasound-images-based-on-active-contours-using-neutrosophic-theory
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Mahsa Lotfollahi, Masoumeh Gity, Jing Yong Ye, A Mahlooji Far
PURPOSE: Ultrasound imaging is an effective approach for diagnosing breast cancer, but it is highly operator-dependent. Recent advances in computer-aided diagnosis have suggested that it can assist physicians in diagnosis. Definition of the region of interest before computer analysis is still needed. Since manual outlining of the tumor contour is tedious and time-consuming for a physician, developing an automatic segmentation method is important for clinical application. METHODS: The present paper represents a novel method to segment breast ultrasound images...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814795/direct-comparison-of-pet-ct-and-mri-to-predict-the-pathological-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-breast-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#2
Lihua Chen, Qifang Yang, Jing Bao, Daihong Liu, Xuequan Huang, Jian Wang
Both PET/CT and breast MRI are used to assess pathological complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with breast cancer. The aim is to compare the utility of PET/CT and breast MRI by using head-to-head comparative studies. Literature databases were searched prior to July 2016. Eleven studies with a total of 527 patients were included. For PET/CT, the pooled SEN was 0.87 (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.71-0.95) and SPE was 0.85 (95% CI: 0.70-0.93). For MRI, the pooled SEN was 0.79 (95% CI: 0...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790119/complementary-value-of-contralateral-parenchymal-enhancement-on-dce-mri-to-prognostic-models-and-molecular-assays-in-high-risk-er-her2-breast-cancer
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Bas H M van der Velden, Sjoerd G Elias, Tycho Bismeijer, Claudette E Loo, Max A Viergever, Lodewyk F A Wessels, Kenneth G A Gilhuijs
Purpose: To determine whether markers of healthy breast stroma are able to select a subgroup of patients at low risk of death or metastasis from patients considered at high risk according to routine markers of the tumor. <p>Experimental Design: Patients with ER-positive/HER2-negative breast cancer were consecutively included for retrospective analysis. The contralateral parenchyma was segmented automatically on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), whereupon the average of the top-10% late enhancement was calculated...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783629/low-dose-contrast-enhanced-breast-ct-using-spectral-shaping-filters-an-experimental-study
#4
Andrey Makeev, Stephen J Glick
Iodinated contrast-enhanced x-ray imaging of the breast has been studied with various modalities including, fullfield digital mammography (FFDM), digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and dedicated breast CT (BCT). Contrast imaging with breast CT has a number of advantages over FFDM and DBT including the lack of breast compression, and generation of fully isotropic, three-dimensional reconstructions. Nonetheless, for breast CT to be considered as a viable tool for routine clinical use, it would be desirable to reduce radiation dose...
August 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781820/rare-imaging-appearance-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
#5
Hongli Wang, Fengtao Liu, Ran Gu, Yong Li, Fengxi Su
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the breast is a rare tumor comprising <0.1% of all breast malignancies. The present study reports the case of a 66-year-old woman who underwent multiple imaging techniques, including mammography, ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The patient reported gradual enlargement of a mass in the left breast. Mammography identified a high-density, irregular mass, with nipple retraction. Ultrasonography revealed an irregular, complex cystic and solid mass with an unclear margin in the subareolar region...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767583/percentage-change-of-primary-tumor-on-18f-fdg-pet-ct-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer-with-axillary-lymph-node-metastasis-comparison-with-mri
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jang Yoo, Bom Sahn Kim, Jin Chung, Hai-Jeon Yoon
We evaluated the prognostic value of quantitative parameters using dual time point (DTP) F-FDG PET/CT (PET/CT) in invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC) with metastatic axillary lymph nodes (ALN) as compared with dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) and diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI.Seventy patients with IDC and metastatic ALN were retrospectively registered. Static PET parameters including maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of primary tumor, SUVmax of ALN (SUVALN), and percentage changes (Δ%) in those parameters were measured with DTP PET/CT...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763148/contribution-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-to-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-characterization-of-papillary-breast-lesions
#7
Seyma Yildiz, Huseyin Toprak, Yeliz Emine Ersoy, Fatma Ümit Malya, Ayşe Ahsen Bakan, Ayşe Aralaşmak, Zuhal Gucin
Papillary lesions have a broad spectrum of appearances on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of papillary lesions can be used to characterize lesion as benign or malignant. This retrospective study included 29 papillary lesions. Diagnostic values of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), DWI-ADC, and DCE-MRI plus DWI-ADC were separately calculated. The malignant papillary lesions (0.744×10(-3)  mm(2) /s) exhibited significantly lower mean ADC values than the benign lesions (1...
August 1, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745402/fat-based-registration-of-breast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-water-images
#8
Subashini Srinivasan, Brian A Hargreaves, Bruce L Daniel
PURPOSE: In this study, a 3D fat-based deformable registration algorithm was developed for registering dynamic contrast-enhanced breast images. METHODS: The mutual information similarity measure with free-form deformation motion correction in rapidly enhancing lesions can introduce motion. However, in Dixon-based fat-water separated acquisitions, the nonenhancing fat signal can directly be used to estimate deformable motion, which can be later used to deform the water images...
July 26, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740447/breast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-fibrocystic-changes-presenting-as-a-non-mass-enhancement-mimicking-malignancy
#9
Zorica C Milosevic, Mirjan M Nadrljanski, Zorka M Milovanovic, Nina Z Gusic, Slavko S Vucicevic, Olga S Radulovic
BACKGROUND: We aimed to analyse the morphokinetic features of breast fibrocystic changes (nonproliferative lesions, proliferative lesions without atypia and proliferative lesions with atypia) presenting as a non-mass enhancement (NME)in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) examination. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients with histologically proven fibrocystic changes (FCCs) were retrospectively reviewed, according to Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon...
June 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739144/contrast-enhancement-in-breast-cancer-and-background-mammary-gland-tissue-during-the-super-early-phase-of-dynamic-breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#10
Tetsuya Tomida, Atsushi Urikura, Takayoshi Uematsu, Kensei Shirata, Yoshihiro Nakaya
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to compare the contrast enhancement between tumor and mammary-gland tissue to distinguish lesions in the super-early phase, during which minimal contrast media uptake is observed in mammary-gland tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging, including the super-early phase with bolus tracking (BT) method (to determine the optimal imaging start time), was performed by using identical parameters to obtain transverse fat-suppressed T1-weighted images of both breasts...
July 21, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708462/heterogeneous-enhancement-patterns-of-tumor-adjacent-parenchyma-at-mr-imaging-are-associated-with-dysregulated-signaling-pathways-and-poor-survival-in-breast-cancer
#11
Jia Wu, Bailiang Li, Xiaoli Sun, Guohong Cao, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Debra M Ikeda, Allison W Kurian, Ruijiang Li
Purpose To identify the molecular basis of quantitative imaging characteristics of tumor-adjacent parenchyma at dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to evaluate their prognostic value in breast cancer. Materials and Methods In this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, 10 quantitative imaging features depicting tumor-adjacent parenchymal enhancement patterns were extracted and screened for prognostic features in a discovery cohort of 60 patients. By using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a radiogenomic map for the tumor-adjacent parenchymal tissue was created and molecular pathways associated with prognostic parenchymal imaging features were identified...
July 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691102/dce-mri-texture-features-for-early-prediction-of-breast-cancer-therapy-response
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Guillaume Thibault, Alina Tudorica, Aneela Afzal, Stephen Y-C Chui, Arpana Naik, Megan L Troxell, Kathleen A Kemmer, Karen Y Oh, Nicole Roy, Neda Jafarian, Megan L Holtorf, Wei Huang, Xubo Song
This study investigates the effectiveness of hundreds of texture features extracted from voxel-based dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) parametric maps for early prediction of breast cancer response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). In total, 38 patients with breast cancer underwent DCE-MRI before (baseline) and after the first of the 6-8 NAC cycles. Quantitative pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters and semiquantitative metrics were estimated from DCE-MRI time-course data. The residual cancer burden (RCB) index value was computed based on pathological analysis of surgical specimens after NAC completion...
March 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690116/evaluating-pathologic-response-of-breast-cancer-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-computer-extracted-features-from-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-videos
#13
Qi Zhang, Congcong Yuan, Wei Dai, Lei Tang, Jun Shi, Zuoyong Li, Man Chen
PURPOSE: To extract quantitative perfusion and texture features with computer assistance from contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) videos of breast cancer before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), and to evaluate pathologic response to NAC with these features. METHODS: Forty-two CEUS videos with 140,484 images were acquired from 21 breast cancer patients pre- and post-NAC. Time-intensity curve (TIC) features were calculated including the difference between area under TIC within a tumor and that within a computer-detected reference region (AUT_T-R)...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688583/image-improvement-method-for-positron-emission-mammography
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Nikolai V Slavine, Stephen J Seiler, Roderick W McColl, Robert E Lenkinski
PURPOSE: To evaluate in clinical use a rapidly converging, efficient iterative deconvolution algorithm (RSEMD) for improving the quantitative accuracy of previously reconstructed breast images by a commercial positron emission mammography (PEM) scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The RSEMD method was tested on imaging data from clinical Naviscan Flex Solo II PEM scanner. This method was applied to anthropomorphic like breast phantom data and patient breast images previously reconstructed with Naviscan software to determine improvements in image resolution, signal to noise ratio (SNR) and contrast to noise ratio (CNR)...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685676/recent-advances-in-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-based-nanoprobes-as-multifunctional-theranostic-agents-for-breast-cancer-imaging-and-therapy
#15
Jianjun Zheng, Wenzhi Ren, Tianxiang Chen, Jin Yinhua, Aijing Li, Kun Yan, Yijiao Wu, Aiguo Wu
Breast cancer accounts for nearly one in three cancers, and it is the most common cancer diagnosed among women. The death rate of breast cancer is estimated to 14%. Hence, accurate diagnosis in early stage and effective treatment in any stage are critical for the survival of breast cancer. Mammogram has been the most common technique administered to detect breast cancer. However, the radiation dose from mammogram is harmful to patients. Fortunately, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can diagnose breast cancer without any radiation dose, and enhanced MRI can make earlier and differential diagnosis...
July 5, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683503/focal-breast-lesions-in-clinical-ct-examinations-of-the-chest-a-retrospective-analysis
#16
Kathrin Barbara Krug, Christian Houbois, Olga Grinstein, Jan Borggrefe, Michael Puesken, Bettina Hanstein, Wolfram Malter, David Maintz, Martin Hellmich
Purpose Based on radiological reports, the percentage of breast cancers visualized as incidental findings in routine CT examinations is estimated at ≤ 2 %. In view of the rising number of CT examinations and the high prevalence of breast cancer, it was the goal of the present study to verify the frequency and image morphology of false-negative senological CT findings. Materials and Methods All first contrast-enhanced CT examinations of the chest in adult female patients carried out in 2012 were retrospectively included...
July 6, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681390/a-deep-feature-fusion-methodology-for-breast-cancer-diagnosis-demonstrated-on-three-imaging-modality-datasets
#17
Natalia Antropova, Benjamin Q Huynh, Maryellen L Giger
Deep learning methods for radiomics/computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) are often prohibited by small datasets, long computation time, and the need for extensive image preprocessing. We present a methodology that extracts and pools low- to mid-level features using a pre-trained convolutional neural network and fuses them with handcrafted radiomic features computed using conventional CADx methods. Our fusion-based method demonstrates significant improvements to previous breast cancer CADx methods across three clinical imaging modalities (dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, full-field digital mammography, and ultrasound) in terms of predictive performance in the task of estimating lesion malignancy...
July 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679773/bevacizumab-induces-acute-hypoxia-and-cancer-progression-in-patients-with-refractory-breast-cancer-multimodal-functional-imaging-and-multiplex-cytokine-analysis
#18
Shigeto Ueda, Toshiaki Saeki, Akihiko Osaki, Tomohiko Yamane, Ichiei Kuji
Bevacizumab, an antibody against endothelial growth factor, is a key but controversial drug in the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. We, therefore, aimed to determine the intrinsic resistance to bevacizumab at the physiological and molecular levels in advanced breast cancer using positron emission tomography (PET), dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI, diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging (DOSI), and multiplex cytokine assays.<br />Experimental Design: In total, 28 patients diagnosed with stage III/IV advanced breast cancer receiving single-agent bevacizumab for 1 week followed by paclitaxel combined with bevacizumab underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET, (18)F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO)-PET, and MRI at both baseline and two courses after treatment initiation...
July 5, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678022/eigentumors-for-prediction-of-treatment-failure-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-a-feasibility-study
#19
Hui Shan M Chan, Bas H M van der Velden, Claudette E Loo, Kenneth G A Gilhuijs
We present a radiomics model to discriminate between patients at low risk and those at high risk of treatment failure at long-term follow-up based on eigentumors: principal components computed from volumes encompassing tumors in washin and washout images of pre-treatment dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE-) MR images. Eigentumors were computed from the images of 563 patients from the MARGINS study. Subsequently, a least absolute shrinkage selection operator (LASSO) selected candidates from the components that contained 90% of the variance of the data...
July 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675570/predicting-the-level-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-in-patients-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer-usefulness-of-breast-mri-computer-aided-detection-and-diagnosis
#20
You Jin Ku, Hak Hee Kim, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae, Woo Jung Choi, Hee Jin Lee, Gyungyub Gong
PURPOSE: To evaluate the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) for the detection of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients. TNBC is a heterogeneous malignancy with a varying prognosis. Recently, the importance of TILs in TNBC has been determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 60 lesions of TNBC. Either at 1.5T or 3T MRI, including T1 , T2 -weighted, and dynamic contrast-enhanced, images were obtained...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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