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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432828/quantitative-contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-based-on-photon-counting-detectors-a-feasibility-study
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Huanjun Ding, Sabee Molloi
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of accurate quantification of iodine mass thickness in contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computer simulation model was developed to evaluate the performance of a photon-counting spectral mammography system in the application of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. A figure-of-merit (FOM), which was defined as the decomposed iodine signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with respect to the square root of the mean glandular dose (MGD), was chosen to optimize the imaging parameters, in terms of beam energy, splitting energy, and pre-filtrations for breasts of various thicknesses and densities...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432494/primary-prevention-and-screening-practices-among-long-term-breast-cancer-survivors
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Lori Mandelzweig, Angela Chetrit, Tova Amitai, Barbara Silverman, Nava Siegelmann-Danieli, Siegal Sadetzki
PURPOSE: Parallel to increasing survival of breast cancer (BC) patients, a need has arisen to characterize the follow-up required to improve and maintain their health. Our study aimed to assess changes in lifestyle habits over time among the study population, compare compliance rates of selected primary and secondary prevention practices between long-term BC survivors and an age-matched comparison group, and identify factors associated with compliance to these practices. METHODS: The study population comprised 250 Israeli BC survivors, diagnosed with BC between 1999 and 2003, without evidence of disease after 8-12 years, and 250 women with no cancer history, individually matched to survivors by age and area of residence...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430705/disparities-in-female-breast-cancer-stage-at-diagnosis-in-new-jersey-a-spatial-temporal-analysis
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Lisa M Roche, Xiaoling Niu, Antoinette M Stroup, Kevin A Henry
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in early detection of breast cancer, disparities persist in stage at diagnosis, which is an important prognostic factor. METHODS: We used the space-time scan statistic in SaTScan to identify geographic areas and time periods with significantly elevated proportions of female breast cancer diagnosed at the in situ or distant stage in New Jersey. The analyses were conducted with census tracts as the geographic unit of analysis, elliptical spatial windows, 3-year temporal windows, and Poisson models...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429382/technical-note-direct-measurement-of-clinical-mammographic-x-ray-spectra-using-a-cdte-spectrometer
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Josilene C Santos, Alessandra Tomal, Tânia A Furquim, Agnes M F Fausto, Maria S Nogueira, Paulo R Costa
PURPOSE: To introduce and evaluate a method developed for the direct measurement of mammographic x-ray spectra using a CdTe spectrometer. The assembly of a positioning system and the design of a simple and customized alignment device for this application is described. METHODS: A positioning system was developed to easily and accurately locate the CdTe detector in the x-ray beam. Additionally, an alignment device to line up the detector with the central axis of the radiation beam was designed...
April 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429195/computer-assisted-diagnosis-system-for-breast-cancer-in-computed-tomography-laser-mammography-ctlm
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Afsaneh Jalalian, Syamsiah Mashohor, Rozi Mahmud, Babak Karasfi, M Iqbal Saripan, Abdul Rahman Ramli
Computed tomography laser mammography (Eid et al. Egyp J Radiol Nucl Med, 37(1): p. 633-643, 1) is a non-invasive imaging modality for breast cancer diagnosis, which is time-consuming and challenging for the radiologist to interpret the images. Some issues have increased the missed diagnosis of radiologists in visual manner assessment in CTLM images, such as technical reasons which are related to imaging quality and human error due to the structural complexity in appearance. The purpose of this study is to develop a computer-aided diagnosis framework to enhance the performance of radiologist in the interpretation of CTLM images...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428650/routine-mammography-an-opportunity-for-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-degenerative-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Flávio Augusto Teixeira Ronzani, Filomena Maria Kirchmaier, Nathália Mussi Monteze, Edson José de Carvalho Magacho, Marcus Gomes Bastos, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected on routine mammography, analyzing its association with chronic degenerative disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving women treated at a specialized outpatient clinic for high-risk hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, as well as volunteers who participated in a study to validate a method of screening for occult renal disease...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428649/role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-planning-of-breast-cancer-treatment-strategies-comparison-with-conventional-imaging-techniques
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Luciana Karla Lira França, Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Hugo Lamartine Souza Paiva, Caroline Baptista Silva, Nara Pacheco Pereira, Jociana Paludo, Luciana Graziano, Camila Souza Guatelli, Juliana Alves de Souza, Elvira Ferreira Marques
OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the planning of breast cancer treatment strategies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 160 women diagnosed with breast cancer, who underwent breast MRI for preoperative staging. Using Pearson's correlation coefficient (r), we compared the size of the primary tumor, as determined by MRI, by conventional imaging (mammography and ultrasound), and in the pathological examination (gold standard)...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427083/cumulative-risk-of-breast-cancer-screening-outcomes-according-to-the-presence-of-previous-benign-breast-disease-and-family-history-of-breast-cancer-supporting-personalised-screening
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M Román, M J Quintana, J Ferrer, M Sala, X Castells
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the cumulative risk of false-positive screening results, screen-detected cancer, and interval breast cancer in mammography screening among women with and without a previous benign breast disease and a family history of breast cancer. METHODS: The cohort included 42 928 women first screened at the age of 50-51 years at three areas of the Spanish Screening Programme (Girona, and two areas in Barcelona) between 1996 and 2011, and followed up until December 2012...
April 20, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426842/association-of-patient-age-with-outcomes-of-current-era-large-scale-screening-mammography-analysis-of-data-from-the-national-mammography-database
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Cindy S Lee, Debapriya Sengupta, Mythreyi Bhargavan-Chatfield, Edward A Sickles, Elizabeth S Burnside, Margarita L Zuley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421611/breast-density-measurement-using-photon-counting-spectral-mammography
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Henrik Johansson, Miriam von Tiedemann, Klaus Erhard, Harald Heese, Huanjun Ding, Sabee Molloi, Erik Fredenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate a method for measuring breast density using photon-counting spectral mammography. Breast density is an indicator of breast cancer risk and diagnostic accuracy in mammography, and can be used as input to personalized screening, treatment monitoring and dose estimation. METHODS: The measurement method employs the spectral difference in x-ray attenuation between adipose and fibro-glandular tissue, and does not rely on any a-priori information. The method was evaluated using phantom measurements on tissue-equivalent material (slabs and breast-shaped phantoms) and using clinical data from a screening population (n=1329)...
April 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420325/usefulness-of-grayscale-inverted-images-in-addition-to-standard-images-in-digital-mammography
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Ayşegül Altunkeser, M Kazım Körez
BACKGROUND: Mammography is essential for early diagnosis of breast cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in females that is associated with a high mortality rate. We investigated whether evaluation of the grayscale inverted images of mammograms would aid in increasing the diagnostic sensitivity of the mammographic imaging technique. METHODS: Our study included 636 mammograms of 159 women who had undergone digital mammography. Standard, grayscale inverted, and standard plus grayscale inverted images were sequentially examined three times, at 15-day intervals, for the presence or assessment of pathological changes in the skin, calcification, asymmetric density, mass lesions, structural distortions, and intramammary and axillary lymph nodes...
April 18, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420032/identifying-a-subset-of-patients-with-dcis-who-have-a-low-likelihood-of-residual-disease-at-surgical-excision-following-a-core-needle-biopsy
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Brittany L Murphy, Alexandra B Gonzalez, Amy L Conners, Tara L Henrichsen, Michael G Keeney, Beiyun Chen, Toan T Nguyen, William S Harmsen, Elizabeth B Habermann, Harsh N Shah, James W Jakub
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Current randomized controlled trials are investigating the outcomes of non-surgical treatment for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). We sought to evaluate pre-operative factors associated with no residual disease at definitive resection following a core needle biopsy (CNB) diagnosis of DCIS. METHODS: Eight hundred and thirty-four operations for DCIS were performed at our institution between January 2004 and October 2014. We evaluated patient and biopsy tumor characteristics to determine pre-operative factors associated with no residual disease at surgical resection using uni- and multivariable analyses...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419909/reduction-in-advanced-breast-cancer-after-introduction-of-a-mammography-screening-program-in-tyrol-austria
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W Oberaigner, Sabine Geiger-Gritsch, M Edlinger, M Daniaux, R Knapp, M Hubalek, U Siebert, C Marth, W Buchberger
BACKGROUND: We analysed all female breast cancer (BC) cases in Tyrol/Austria regarding the shift in cancer characteristics, especially the shift in advanced BC, for the group exposed to screening as compared to the group unexposed to screening. METHODS: The analysis was based on all BC cases diagnosed in women aged 40-69 years, resident in Tyrol, and diagnosed between 2009 and 2013. The data were linked to the Tyrolean mammography screening programme database to classify BC cases as "exposed to screening" or "unexposed to screening"...
April 15, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419815/diagnostic-performance-of-and-breast-tissue-changes-at-early-breast-mr-imaging-surveillance-in-women-after-breast-conservation-therapy
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Eun Jeong Kim, Bong Joo Kang, Sung Hun Kim, In Kyung Youn, Ji Eun Baek, Hyun Sil Lee
Purpose To investigate the diagnostic performance and tissue changes in early (1 year or less) breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging surveillance in women who underwent breast conservation therapy for breast cancer. Materials and Methods This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained. Between April 2014 and June 2016, 414 women (mean age, 51.5 years; range, 21-81 years) who underwent 422 early surveillance breast MR imaging examinations (median, 6...
April 18, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419125/mammographic-compression-in-asian-women
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Susie Lau, Yang Faridah Abdul Aziz, Kwan Hoong Ng
OBJECTIVES: To investigate: (1) the variability of mammographic compression parameters amongst Asian women; and (2) the effects of reducing compression force on image quality and mean glandular dose (MGD) in Asian women based on phantom study. METHODS: We retrospectively collected 15818 raw digital mammograms from 3772 Asian women aged 35-80 years who underwent screening or diagnostic mammography between Jan 2012 and Dec 2014 at our center. The mammograms were processed using a volumetric breast density (VBD) measurement software (Volpara) to assess compression force, compression pressure, compressed breast thickness (CBT), breast volume, VBD and MGD against breast contact area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415974/evaluation-of-the-association-between-quantitative-mammographic-density-and-breast-cancer-occurred-in-different-quadrants
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Siwa Chan, Jeon-Hor Chen, Shunshan Li, Rita Chang, Darh-Cherng Yeh, Ruey-Feng Chang, Lee-Ren Yeh, Jessica Kwong, Min-Ying Su
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relationship between mammographic density measured in four quadrants of a breast with the location of the occurred cancer. METHODS: One hundred and ten women diagnosed with unilateral breast cancer that could be determined in one specific breast quadrant were retrospectively studied. Women with previous cancer/breast surgery were excluded. The craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) mammography of the contralateral normal breast were used to separate a breast into 4 quadrants: Upper-Outer (UO), Upper-Inner (UI), Lower-Outer (LO), and Lower-Inner (LI)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414617/theorizing-the-impact-of-targeted-narratives-model-admiration-and-narrative-memorability
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Katheryn R Christy, Jakob D Jensen, Susan H Sarapin, Robert N Yale, Jeremy Weaver, Manusheela Pokharel
Communication campaigns often include components that have been designed for a specific population, a strategy referred to as targeting. Targeted narratives are story-based components of a campaign that feature a character or situation relevant to the intended audience. Though commonplace, few studies have explicated the underlying mechanisms by which targeted narratives exert influence. In a message evaluation study, 316 women aged 40-75 (Mage = 51.19, SD = 8.11) were exposed to one of two targeted narratives and asked to complete measures of model admiration, narrative memorability, and intentions to receive a mammography...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Health Communication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412736/tumor-biology-clinicopathological-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-screen-detected-t1-invasive-non-palpable-breast-cancer-in-asymptomatic-chinese-women-2001-2014
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Bo Pan, Ru Yao, Yi-Dong Zhou, Qing-Li Zhu, Jie Shi, Qian-Qian Xu, Chang-Jun Wang, Shan-Shan You, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Song-Jie Shen, Zhi-Yong Liang, Yu-Xin Jiang, Qiang Sun
BACKGROUND: Mammography screening usually detects low-risk breast cancer in the western world. However, little is known about the ultrasound and mammography screen-detected T1 invasive non-palpable breast cancer (NPBC) in asymptomatic Chinese women. RESULTS: With the increase of tumor size (T1a, b, c), lymph node positivity (8.7%, 18.3%, 26.0%, p = 0.018), pN (p = 0.028) and TNM stage (p = 0.035) increased accordingly. Tumor size (T1a, b, c) was correlated with high Ki-67 index (defined as ≥ 14%, 37...
February 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412588/online-self-test-identifies-women-at-high-familial-breast-cancer-risk-in-population-based-breast-cancer-screening-without-inducing-anxiety-or-distress
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A van Erkelens, A S Sie, P Manders, A Visser, L E Duijm, R M Mann, M Ten Voorde, H Kroeze, J B Prins, N Hoogerbrugge
INTRODUCTION: Identifying high familial breast cancer (FBC) risk improves detection of yet unknown BRCA1/2-mutation carriers, for whom BC risk is both highly likely and potentially preventable. We assessed whether a new online self-test could identify women at high FBC risk in population-based BC screening without inducing anxiety or distress. METHODS: After their visit for screening mammography, women were invited by email to take an online self-test for identifying highly increased FBC risk-based on Dutch guidelines...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411680/mr-imaging-future-imaging-techniques
#20
REVIEW
Lilian C Wang
Breast MR imaging is the most sensitive modality for breast cancer detection. This high sensitivity has led to widespread adoption of this technique, particularly in screening women at elevated risk for breast cancer. Despite its high sensitivity, standard breast MR imaging protocols are limited by moderate specificity and relative higher cost, longer examination time, longer interpretation time, and lower availability compared with mammography and ultrasound. As such, new techniques in MR imaging, including abbreviated breast MR imaging, pharmacokinetic modeling, and diffusion-weighted imaging, are active areas of research...
May 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
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