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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343309/breast-cancer-detection-and-tumor-characteristics-in-brca1-and-brca2-mutation-carriers
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Julia Krammer, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Mark E Robson, Mithat Gönen, Blanca Bernard-Davila, Elizabeth A Morris, Debra A Mangino, Maxine S Jochelson
PURPOSE: To describe imaging findings, detection rates, and tumor characteristics of breast cancers in a large series of patients with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations to potentially streamline screening strategies. METHODS: An IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective analysis of 496 BRCA mutation carriers diagnosed with breast carcinoma from 1999 to 2013 was performed. Institutional database and electronic medical records were reviewed for mammography and MRI imaging...
March 25, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338879/evidence-for-detection-bias-by-medication-use-in-a-cohort-study-of-breast-cancer-survivors
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Heidi S Wirtz, Gregory S Calip, Diana S M Buist, Julie R Gralow, William E Barlow, Shelly Gray, Denise M Boudreau
In previous studies, we found modestly decreased and increased risks of second breast cancer events with the use of statins and antibiotics, respectively, after adjustment for surveillance mammography. We evaluated detection bias by comparing receipt of surveillance mammography among users of these 2 disparate classes of medication. Adult women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer during 1990-2008 (n = 3,965) while enrolled in an integrated health-care plan (Group Health Cooperative; Washington State) were followed for up to 10 years in the Commonly Used Medications and Breast Cancer Outcomes (COMBO) Study...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335472/detecting-breast-cancer-with-a-dual-modality-device
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Kamila Padia, Tania S Douglas, Lydia L Cairncross, Roland V Baasch, Christopher L Vaughan
Although mammography has been the gold standard for the early detection of breast cancer, if a woman has dense breast tissue, a false negative diagnosis may occur. Breast ultrasound, whether hand-held or automated, is a useful adjunct to mammography but adds extra time and cost. The primary aim was to demonstrate that our second-generation Aceso system, which combines full-field digital mammography (FFDM) and automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) in a single platform, is able to produce improved quality images that provide clinically meaningful results...
March 18, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332199/investigating-the-feasibility-of-classifying-breast-microcalcifications-using-photon-counting-spectral-mammography-a-simulation-study
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Bahaa Ghammraoui, Stephen J Glick
PURPOSE: A dual-energy material decomposition method using photon-counting spectral mammography was investigated as a non-invasive diagnostic approach to differentiate between Type I calcifications, consisting of calcium oxalate dihydrate or weddellite compounds that are more often associated with benign lesions, and Type II calcifications containing hydroxyapatite that are predominantly associated with malignant tumors. METHODS: The study was carried out by numerical simulation to assess the feasibility of the proposed approach...
March 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331766/evaluation-of-breast-cancer-risk-levels-and-its-relation-with-breast-self-examination-practices-in-women
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Ruhuşen Kutlu, Ümmiye Biçer
OBJECTIVE: This study was performed to determine the breast cancer risk levels and its relation with the frequency of breast self-examination practices in women who were 20 years old and over. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted on 867 women, who were 20 years old and over presenting to a family medicine outpatient clinic for any reasons. The participants filled in the "Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Form" which is recommended to assess the risk of breast cancer by the Ministry of Health...
January 2017: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331757/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-breast-coexisting-with-pseudoangiomatous-stromal-hyperplasia
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Canan Kelten Talu, Yasemin Çakır, Ezgi Hacıhasanoğlu, Cem Leblebici, Şefika Aksoy, Mehmet Ali Nazlı
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are uncommon breast lesions that consist of spindle cells accompanied by plasma cell-rich inflammatory infiltration, which may mimic breast cancer clinico-radiologically. A woman aged 38 years with a breast mass was referred to our general surgery clinic. The physical examination revealed a mass with irregular borders in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. In mammography, the lesion was 15 mm in diameter with a spheric form and high density. Ultrasonographically, the mass was solid, heterogeneous, and hypoechoic with posterior enhancement...
October 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331753/retrospective-analysis-of-women-with-only-mastalgia
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Mehmet Arslan, Halime Seda Küçükerdem, Hüseyin Can, Ercüment Tarcan
OBJECTIVE: Mastalgia is the most common symptom in women, who has gone under breast imaging. 70% of women face with mastalgia at least once in their lifetime. In our study, we aimed to investigate the examinations and the results of the females referred to our outpatient clinics with mastalgia and to determine the frequency of malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Files of all women patients referred to General Surgery Outpatient Clinics between 01.06.2014-31.05.2015 has been investigated retrospectively...
October 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331737/barriers-against-mammographic-screening-in-a-socioeconomically-underdeveloped-population-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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Tolga Özmen, Salih Yüce, Tekin Güler, Canan Ulun, Nilufer Özaydın, Sandhya Pruthi, Nezih Akkapulu, Koray Karabulut, Atilla Soran, Vahit Özmen
OBJECTIVE: Mammography-screening (MS) rates remain low in underdeveloped populations. We aimed to find the barriers against MS in a low socioeconomic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women aged 40-69 years who lived in the least developed city in Turkey (Mus), were targeted. A survey was used to question breast cancer (BC) knowledge and health practices. RESULTS: In total, 2054 women were surveyed (participation rate: 85%). The MS rate was 35%...
April 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327125/facilitating-informed-decisions-about-breast-cancer-screening-development-and-evaluation-of-a-web-based-decision-aid-for-women-in-their-40s
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Elena B Elkin, Valerie H Pocus, Alvin I Mushlin, Tessa Cigler, Coral L Atoria, Margaret M Polaneczky
BACKGROUND: Expert groups and national guidelines recommend individualized decision making about screening mammography for women in their 40s at low-to-average risk of breast cancer. We created Breast Screening Decisions (BSD), a personalized, web-based decision aid, to help women decide when to start and how often to have routine screening mammograms. We evaluated BSD in a large, prospective pilot trial of women and their clinicians. METHODS: Women ages 40-49 were invited to use BSD before a scheduled preventive care visit...
March 21, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327090/investigating-young-women-s-motivations-to-engage-in-early-mammography-screening-in-switzerland-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nanon H M Labrie, Ramona Ludolph, Peter J Schulz
BACKGROUND: The scientific and public debate concerning organized mammography screening is unprecedentedly strong. With research evidence concerning its efficacy being ambiguous, the recommendations pertaining to the age-thresholds for program inclusion vary between - and even within - countries. Data shows that young women who are not yet eligible for systematic screening, have opportunistic mammograms relatively often and, moreover, want to be included in organized programs. Yet, to date, little is known about the precise motivations underlying young women's desire and intentions to go for, not medically indicated, mammographic screening...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325489/breast-cancer-screening-in-patients-with-newly%C3%A2-diagnosed-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-population-based-study-of-utilization
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Gelareh Sadigh, Ruth C Carlos, Kevin C Ward, Jeffrey M Switchenko, Renjian Jiang, Kimberly E Applegate, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To assess breast cancer screening utilization in Medicare beneficiaries with colorectal and lung cancer versus cancer-free controls. METHODS: Female fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who were ≥67 years old and diagnosed with lung or colorectal cancer between 2000 and 2011 and who reported to a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) registry (case group) were followed for 2 years after their diagnoses, unless death, a diagnosis of breast cancer, or the end of 2013 came first...
March 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322034/medical-auditing-of-whole-breast-screening-ultrasonography
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Min Jung Kim
Since breast ultrasonography (US) has been used as an adjunctive screening modality in women with dense breasts, the need has arisen to evaluate and monitor its possible harm and benefits in comparison with other screening modalities such as mammography. Recently, the fifth edition of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System published by the American College of Radiology has suggested auditing methods for screening breast US. However, the method proposed therein is slightly different from how diagnostic performance was calculated in previous studies on screening breast US...
February 16, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318506/assessment-of-disease-extent-on-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-breast-cancer-detected%C3%A2-at-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-versus%C3%A2-digital-mammography-alone
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A V Chudgar, E F Conant, S P Weinstein, B M Keller, M Synnestvedt, P Yamartino, E S McDonald
AIM: To compare the utility of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in determining the extent of disease in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer detected on combination digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) versus digital screening mammography (DM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Review of 24,563 DBT-screened patients and 10,751 DM-screened patients was performed. Two hundred and thirty-five DBT patients underwent subsequent MRI examinations; 82 to determine extent of disease after newly diagnosed breast cancer...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299592/the-effect-of-a-celebrity-health-disclosure-on-demand-for-health-care-trends-in-brca-testing-and-subsequent-health-services-use
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Megan C Roberts, Stacie B Dusetzina
In May 2013, an internationally renowned celebrity-Angelina Jolie-disclosed her receipt of BRCA1/BRCA2 (BRCA) testing and subsequent double mastectomy in a highly publicized editorial. Publicity surrounding celebrity health services use increases awareness of important health issues and demand for health services. We aimed to describe BRCA testing trends before and after Jolie's disclosure, breast cancer-related services use following testing, and test reimbursement trends. MarketScan Commercial Claims data were used to compare trends in BRCA testing before and after Jolie's health disclosure using an interrupted time series model among women aged 18-64...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298592/full-field-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
#15
Marlene M Johnson
Innovation in breast imaging techniques is leading to better breast cancer detection. Concurrently, breast cancer screening recommendations are changing, and breast density is becoming a more significant factor in breast cancer screening. Digital mammography has become the preferred screening method, with more breast imaging centers including the use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The technology's role in breast imaging has not been clarified fully, and several clinical trials are addressing DBT. This article presents research findings on digital mammography and DBT and explores the future role of 3-D breast imaging...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290959/benefit-type-and-care-source-in-relation-to-mammography-screening-and-breast-cancer-stage-at-diagnosis-among-dod-beneficiaries
#16
Janna Manjelievskaia, Derek Brown, Stephanie Shao, Keith Hofmann, Craig D Shriver, Kangmin Zhu
BACKGROUND: Type of insurance and out-of-pocket costs influence the use of medical care. Specifically, type of insurance can impact an individual's likelihood of receiving a screening mammogram. Additionally, variation in tumor stage at diagnosis exists for patients with different types of insurance. It is not clear whether different benefit types and care sources differ in breast cancer care and outcomes among Department of Defense (DoD) beneficiaries. METHODS: The objective of this study was to examine differences in screening mammography and tumor stage at diagnosis between different benefit types (TRICARE Prime vs...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290354/development-of-a-phantom-to-test-fully-automated-breast-density-software-a-work-in-progress
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G G Waade, S Hofvind, J D Thompson, R Highnam, P Hogg
OBJECTIVES: Mammographic density (MD) is an independent risk factor for breast cancer and may have a future role for stratified screening. Automated software can estimate MD but the relationship between breast thickness reduction and MD is not fully understood. Our aim is to develop a deformable breast phantom to assess automated density software and the impact of breast thickness reduction on MD. METHODS: Several different configurations of poly vinyl alcohol (PVAL) phantoms were created...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290337/perceptions-of-australian-clients-towards-male-radiographers-working-in-breast-imaging-quantitative-results-from-a-pilot-study
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H M Warren-Forward, B Mackie, M Alchin, T Mooney, P Fitzpatrick
AIM: Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australian women, therefore early breast cancer detection is essential. Female radiographers currently conduct breast screening in Australia; however there is a projected shortage. With many women already feeling apprehensive about attending a breast examination, possible proposals to fill this shortage must be carefully considered. Training male radiographers is one proposal however, this raises some gender concerns...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290336/mammographic-image-reject-rate-analysis-and-cause-a-national-maltese-study
#19
N Mercieca, J L Portelli, H Jadva-Patel
Mammography is used as a first-line investigation in the detection of breast cancer and imaging is required to be of optimal quality and achieved without adverse effects on the health of individuals. Repeated images come at a cost in terms of radiation dose, discomfort to clients and unnecessary financial burdens. No studies investigating mammography quality in Malta had been previously undertaken. Hence, this research aimed to investigate whether mammography is being performed at an acceptable level, through the investigation of reject rates...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290092/evaluation-of-mammogram-parties-as-an-effective-community-navigation-method
#20
Kristi L Allgood, Bijou Hunt, Jacqueline M Kanoon, Melissa A Simon
Women of color do not have the same level of access to mammography services as their White counterparts, and this inequity may be one of the contributing factors to the documented racial disparity in breast cancer mortality in the US. The present study sought to assess the effectiveness of the mammogram party, a promising, but under-studied approach to increasing mammography uptake, particularly among under-served populations. The program targeted mammogram-eligible women in community settings on the west and southwest sides of Chicago, gathering basic demographic information, mammography history, and interest in assistance obtaining a mammogram...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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