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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550674/-a-comparison-of-dosimetric-variance-for-external-beam-partial-breast-irradiation-using-three-dimensional-and-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
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B Guo, J B Li, W Wang, M Xu, Q Shao, T H Liu
Objective: To investigate the potential dosimetric benefits of four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) compared to three-dimensional CT (3DCT) in the planning of radiotherapy for external-beam partial breast irradiation (EB-PBI). Methods: Three-DCT and 4DCT scan sets were acquired for 20 patients who underwent EB-PBI. For each patient a conventional 3D conformal plan (3D-CRT) was generated based on end-inhalation phase (EI). The treatment plan based on the 4DCT EI phase images was copied and applied to the end-exhalation phase (EE) and 3DCT images (defined as EB-PBI(EI), EB-PBI(EE), EB-PBI(3D), respectively)...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550385/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-to-the-superior-oblique-in-a-male
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Yao Wang, Pradeep Mettu, Amanda Maltry, Andrew Harrison, Ali Mokhtarzadeh
We describe a case of breast cancer metastatic to the superior oblique, in a male. The patient was a 66-year-old Caucasian male with a history of stage IIIB rectal adenocarcinoma and stage IIA left breast carcinoma diagnosed 12 years and 5 years prior, respectively, who presented with headaches and intermittent diplopia. He underwent left total mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy 6 years prior, which showed ER/PR+, HER2/neu-, moderately-differentiated, infiltrating ductal carcinoma with 3/14 positive nodes...
May 26, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549870/accuracy-of-cyst-versus-solid-diagnosis-in-the-breast-using-quantitative-transmission-qt-ultrasound
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Elaine Iuanow, Kathleen Smith, Nancy A Obuchowski, Jennifer Bullen, John C Klock
RATIONAL AND OBJECTIVES: This study aims to evaluate the diagnostic utility of breast imaging using transmission ultrasound. We present readers' accuracy in determining whether a breast lesion is a cyst versus a solid using transmission ultrasound as an adjunct to mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective multi-reader, multi-case receiver operating characteristic study included 37 lesions seen on mammography and transmission ultrasound. Cyst cases were confirmed as cysts using their appearance on handheld ultrasound...
May 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549570/pet-mri-of-the-breast
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Donna M Plecha, Peter Faulhaber
The future clinical use of the combination of positron emission tomography (PET) with 2-Fluoro[F-18]-2-Deoxy-d-Glucose (FDG)and MRI is still unclear. If a patient requires a PET and breast DCE-MRI for staging purposes, both scans can be done in the same visit. In the breast, DCE-MRI is better at lesion detection (sensitivity), margin evaluation, and has a higher specificity than CT. The potential for multiparametric qualitative and quantitative imaging is also an advantage of PET/MRI which provides opportunity to improve tumor characterization and may ultimately lead to outcome prediction...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549292/globally-supported-radial-basis-function-based-collocation-method-for-evolution-of-level-set-in-mass-segmentation-using-mammograms
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Kanchan Lata Kashyap, Manish Kumar Bajpai, Pritee Khanna
Computer-aided detection systems play an important role for the detection of breast abnormalities using mammograms. Global segmentation of mass in mammograms is a complex process due to low contrast mammogram images, irregular shape of mass, speculated margins, and the presence of intensity variations of pixels. This work presents a new approach for mass detection in mammograms, which is based on the variational level set function. Mesh-free based radial basis function (RBF) collocation approach is employed for the evolution of level set function for segmentation of breast as well as suspicious mass region...
May 15, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549010/a-clinical-feasibility-trial-for-identification-of-exceptional-responders-in-whom-breast-cancer-surgery-can-be-eliminated-following-neoadjuvant-systemic-therapy
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Henry M Kuerer, Gaiane M Rauch, Savitri Krishnamurthy, Beatriz E Adrada, Abigail S Caudle, Sarah M DeSnyder, Dalliah M Black, Lumarie Santiago, Brian P Hobbs, Anthony Lucci, Michael Gilcrease, Rosa F Hwang, Rosalind P Candelaria, Mariana Chavez-MacGregor, Benjamin D Smith, Elsa Arribas, Tanya Moseley, Mediget Teshome, Makesha V Miggins, Vicente Valero, Kelly K Hunt, Wei T Yang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) and vacuum-assisted core biopsy (VACB) in assessing the presence of residual cancer in the breast after neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Pathologic complete response (pCR) rates after NST have improved dramatically, suggesting that surgery might be avoided in some patients. Safe avoidance of surgery would require accurate confirmation of no residual invasive/in situ carcinoma...
May 25, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548905/brca-associated-cancers-role-of-imaging-in-screening-diagnosis-and-management
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Michelle V Lee, Venkata S Katabathina, Michyla L Bowerson, Marina I Mityul, Anup S Shetty, Khaled M Elsayes, Aparna Balachandran, Priya R Bhosale, Ann E McCullough, Christine O Menias
Harmful mutations of the BRCA tumor suppressor genes result in a greater lifetime risk for malignancy-breast and ovarian cancers in particular. An increased risk for male breast, fallopian tube, primary peritoneal, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancers also has been reported. The BRCA gene is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and tends to be highly penetrant; thus, there is an increased incidence of these cancers in affected families. Compared with sporadic tumors, BRCA-associated malignancies have unique manifestations, clinical features, and pathologic profiles...
May 26, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547868/improving-three-dimensional-mechanical-imaging-of-breast-lesions-with-principal-component-analysis
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Mohit Tyagi, Yuqi Wang, Timothy Hall, Paul E Barbone, Assad A Oberai
PURPOSE: Elastography has emerged as a new tool for detecting and diagnosing many types of diseases including breast cancer. To date, most clinical applications of elastography have utilized two-dimensional strain images. The goal of this paper is to present a new quasi-static elastography technique that yields shear modulus images in three dimensions METHODS: An automated breast volume scanner was used to acquire ultrasound images of the breast as it was gently compressed. Cross-correlation between successive images was used to determine the displacement within the tissue...
May 26, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547837/does-body-image-influence-the-relationship-between-body-weight-and-breastfeeding-maintenance-in-new-mothers
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Vivien Swanson, Alice Keely, Fiona C Denison
OBJECTIVES: Obese women have lower breastfeeding initiation and maintenance rates than healthy weight women. Research generally focuses on biomedical explanations for this. Psychosocial factors including body image and well-being after childbirth are less well understood as predictors of breastfeeding. In obese and healthy weight women, we investigated changes in body image between 72 hrs post-delivery and 6-8 weeks post-natal, studying how women's body image related to breastfeeding initiation and maintenance...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546966/effects-of-progressive-muscle-relaxation-guided-imagery-and-deep-diaphragmatic-breathing-on-quality-of-life-in-elderly-with-breast-or-prostate-cancer
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Mohsen Shahriari, Mojtaba Dehghan, Saeid Pahlavanzadeh, Abdolrahim Hazini
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Due to the increasing number of elderly and an increase in the number of cases of cancer by age, cancer is a common problem in the elderly. For elderly patients with cancer, the disease and its treatment can have long-term negative effects on their quality of life (QoL). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation, body image and deep diaphragmatic breathing on the QoL in the elderly with cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a randomized controlled trial in which 50 elderly patients with breast or prostate cancer were randomized into study and control groups...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545681/survey-of-uk-imaging-practice-for-the-investigation-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
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L Armstrong, F Gleeson, L Mackillop, S Mutch, A Beale
AIM: To determine the utilisation of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) and lung scintigraphy in the UK, and to assess their diagnostic qualities in the investigation of suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected via electronic questionnaire in the UK from 24 sites. Data on the choice of imaging technique, radiation dose, technical adequacy, weeks' gestation, presenting symptoms, and further management of patients with indeterminate imaging were collected...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545358/molecular-imaging-of-tumor-angiogenesis-and-therapeutic-effects-with-dual-bioluminescence
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Ran Wang, Kaiyue Zhang, Hongyan Tao, Wei Du, Di Wang, Ziwei Huang, Manqian Zhou, Yang Xu, Yuebing Wang, Na Liu, Hui Wang, Zongjin Li
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is critical for the growth of tumor by supplying nutrients and oxygen that exacerbates the metastasis and progression of cancer. Noninvasive imaging of angiogenesis during the tumor therapeutic processes may provide novel opportunities for image-guided tumor management. OBJECTIVE: Here, we want to develop a mouse animal model for assessing cancer progression and angiogenesis in the same individuals by molecular imaging. METHODS: Breast cancer model was developed with mouse breast cancer cell line 4T1 carrying a reporter system encoding a triple fusion (TF) reporter gene consisting of renilla luciferase (Rluc), red fluorescent protein (RFP) and herpes simplex virus truncated thymidine kinase (HSV-ttk) in transgenic mice, which expressed firefly luciferase (Fluc) under the promoter of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (Vegfr2-luc)...
May 23, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544436/losing-the-breast-a-meta-synthesis-of-the-impact-in-women-breast-cancer-survivors
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Lingshan Sun, Emily Ang, Wei How Daryl Ang, Violeta Lopez
OBJECTIVES: To summarize qualitative studies exploring the impact of losing the breast in women breast cancer survivors. METHODS: We identify, appraise and synthesise 12 qualitative studies from 2000 to 2015. Quality appraisal of the studies was examined using the Critical Appraisal Skill Programme Checklist and Sandelowski and Barroso's step to synthesise the findings. RESULTS: The age of women in these studies ranged from 30-77 years. Losing the breast was regarded as disfigurement resulting in a discrepancy between self and societal image of a woman...
May 20, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544392/growth-process-and-anti-cancer-properties-of-gold-nanorods
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Junyan Zhang, Mian Wang, Thomas J Webster
Gold nanoparticles have been of great interest due to their unique optical properties, facile synthesis and conjugation. Among various shapes of gold nanoparticles, gold nanorods have been widely studied. They can be conjugated with different molecules for biomedical applications, such as tumor imaging and therapy. However, few researchers have studied the anti-tumor properties of bare gold nanorods. In this study, unfunctionalized gold nanorods were synthesized and tested on breast tumor cells. Results showed that the aspect ratio of gold nanorods could be easily influenced by both reaction time and the amount of silver nitrate in the growth solution...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544159/simultaneous-measurement-of-t1-b1-and-pharmacokinetic-model-parameters-using-active-contrast-encoding-ace-mri
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Jin Zhang, Kerryanne Winters, Olivier Reynaud, Sungheon Gene Kim
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of combining dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) with the measurement of the radiofrequency (RF) transmit field B1 and pre-contrast longitudinal relaxation time T10 . A novel approach has been proposed to simultaneously estimate B1 and T10 from a modified DCE-MRI scan that actively encodes the washout phase of the curve with different amounts of T1 and B1 weighting using multiple flip angles and repetition times, hence referred to as active contrast encoding (ACE)-MRI...
May 22, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543761/experimental-characterization-of-a-direct-conversion-amorphous-selenium-detector-with-thicker-conversion-layer-for-dual-energy-contrast-enhanced-breast-imaging
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David A Scadutom, Olivier Tousignant, Wei Zhao
PURPOSE: Dual-energy contrast-enhanced imaging is being investigated as a tool to identify and localize angiogenesis in the breast, a possible indicator of malignant tumors. This imaging technique requires that x-ray images are acquired at energies above the k-shell binding energy of an appropriate radiocontrast agent. Iodinated contrast agents are commonly used for vascular imaging, and require x-ray energies greater than 33 keV. Conventional direct conversion amorphous selenium (a-Se) flat panel imagers for digital mammography show suboptimal absorption efficiencies at these higher energies...
May 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
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W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541199/3d-nonlinear-acoustic-inverse-scattering-algorithm-and-quantitative-results
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James Wiskin, David Borup, Elaine Iuanow, John Klock, Mark Lenox
We describe a novel 3D ultrasound technology, the Quantitative Transmission Ultrasound (QT Ultrasound®) system and algorithm to image a pendent breast in a water bath. Quantitative accuracy is verified using phantoms. Morphological accuracy is verified using cadaveric breast and in vivo images, and spatial resolution is estimated. This paper generalizes an earlier 2D algorithm to a full 3D inversion algorithm and shows the importance of such a 3D algorithm for artifact suppression as compared with the 2D algorithm...
May 23, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541197/high-energy-resolution-hyperspectral-x-ray-imaging-for-low-dose-contrast-enhanced-digital-mammography
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Silvia Pani, Sarene Saifuddin, Filipa Ferreira, Nicholas Henthorn, Paul Seller, Paul Sellin, Philipp Stratmann, Matthew Veale, Matthew Wilson, Robert Cernik
Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) is an alternative to conventional X-ray mammography for imaging dense breasts. However, conventional approaches to CEDM require a double exposure of the patient, implying higher dose and risk of incorrect image registration due to motion artifacts. A novel approach is presented, based on hyperspectral imaging, where a detector combining positional and high-resolution spectral information (in this case based on Cadmium Telluride) is used. This allows simultaneous acquisition of the two images required for CEDM...
May 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540793/inverse-method-for-quantitative-characterisation-of-breast-tumours-from-surface-temperature-data
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R Hatwar, C Herman
PURPOSE: We introduce a computational method to simultaneously estimate size, location and blood perfusion of the cancerous breast lesion from the surface temperature data. METHODS: A 2D computational phantom of axisymmetric tumorous breast with six tissue layers, epidermis, papillary dermis, reticular dermis, fat, gland, muscle layer and spherical tumour was used to generate surface temperature distribution and thereby estimate tumour characteristics iteratively using an inverse algorithm based on Levenberg-Marquardt method...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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