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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099938/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-can-preoperatively-predict-breast-cancer-her2-and-luminal-a-molecular-subtype
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DongZhi Cen, Li Xu, Ningna Li, Zhiguang Chen, Lu Wang, Shuqin Zhou, Biao Xu, Chun Ling Liu, Zaiyi Liu, Tingting Luo
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between breast cancer molecular subtype and the patterns of mammographically detected calcifications. RESULTS: Identified were 93 (19.1%) Luminal A, 242 (49.9%) Luminal B, 108 (22.2%) HER2 and 42 (8.7%) basal subtypes. In univariate analysis, the clinicopathological parameters and BI-RADS 3-5 microcalcifications, which consisted 9 selected features was significantly associated with breast cancer molecular subtype (all P < 0...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092637/non-invasive-classification-of-breast-microcalcifications-using-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
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Bahaa Ghammraoui, Lucretiu M Popescu
We investigate the use of energy dispersive x-ray coherent scatter computed tomography (ED-CSCT) as a non-invasive diagnostic method to differentiate between type I and type II breast calcifications. This approach is sensitive to the differences of composition and internal crystal structure of different types of microcalcifications. The study is carried out by simulating a CSCT system with a scanning pencil beam, considering a polychromatic x-ray source and an energy-resolving photon counting detector. In a first step, the multidimensional angle and energy distributed CSCT data is reduced to the projection-space distributions of only a few components, corresponding to the expected target composition: adipose, glandular tissue, weddellite (calcium oxalate) for type I calcifications, and hydroxyapatite for type II calcifications...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081315/the-association-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-with-microcalcification-in-thyroidnodules-with-indeterminate-cytology-based-on-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
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İbrahim Ali Özemir, Barış Bayraktar, Ender Anılır, Kıvılcım Orhun, Tunç Eren, Jülide Sağıroğlu, Ayşe Bahar Ceyran, Rafet Yiğitbaşı, Orhan Alimoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Microcalcifications are generally accepted as highly specific for thyroid malignancy, especially for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to determine the significance of microcalcification within nodules that were classified as being of “indeterminate cytology” (IC) according to fine-needle aspiration biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent thyroidectomy between January 2010 and 2013 were included in the study...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072582/the-effect-of-system-geometry-and-dose-on-the-threshold-detectable-calcification-diameter-in-2d-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis
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Andria Hadjipanteli, Premkumar Elangovan, Alistair Mackenzie, Padraig T Looney, Kevin Wells, David R Dance, Kenneth C Young
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is under consideration to replace or to be used in combination with 2D-mammography in breast screening. The aim of this study was the comparison of the detection of microcalcification clusters by human observers in simulated breast images using 2D-mammography, narrow angle (15°/15 projections) and wide angle (50°/25 projections) DBT. The effects of the cluster height in the breast and the dose to the breast on calcification detection were also tested. Simulated images of 6 cm thick compressed breasts were produced with and without microcalcification clusters inserted, using a set of image modelling tools for 2D-mammography and DBT...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072573/design-and-application-of-a-structured-phantom-for-detection-performance-comparison-between-breast-tomosynthesis-and-digital-mammography
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L Cockmartin, N W Marshall, G Zhang, K Lemmens, E Shaheen, C Van Ongeval, E Fredenberg, D R Dance, E Salvagnini, K Michielsen, H Bosmans
This paper introduces and applies a structured phantom with inserted target objects for the comparison of detection performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) against 2D full field digital mammography (FFDM). The phantom consists of a 48 mm thick breast-shaped polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) container filled with water and PMMA spheres of different diameters. Three-dimensionally (3D) printed spiculated masses (diameter range: 3.8-9.7 mm) and non-spiculated masses (1.6-6.2 mm) along with microcalcifications (90-250 µm) were inserted as targets...
January 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062979/contemporary-indications-for-diagnostic-open-biopsy-in-women-assessed-for-screen-detected-breast-lesions-a-ten-year-single-institution-series-of-814-consecutive-cases
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Gelareh Farshid, P Grantley Gill
PURPOSE: In contemporary practice, 5% of women with non-malignant needle biopsies of screen-detected lesions still require diagnostic open biopsy (OBx). Our aims are to (i) capture a snapshot of the contemporary indications for OBx in screen-detected lesions; (ii) determine upgrade rates to malignancy (DCIS or invasive cancer); (iii) identify indications with sufficiently low upgrades to justify avoidance of OBx and (iv) propose plausible non-surgical alternatives. METHODS: Between Jan 2005 and Dec 2014, women assessed for a screen-detected lesion and recommended for OBx are included...
January 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055247/-staging-of-breast-cancer-and-the-advanced-applications-of-digital-mammogram-what-the-physician-needs-to-know
#7
Maha Hussien Helal, Sahar Mahmoud Mansour, Mai Zaglol, Lamia Adel Salaleldin, Omniya Mokhtar Nada, Marwa Anas Haggag
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of advanced applications of digital mammogram whether contrast enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in the "T" staging of histologically proven breast cancer prior management planning. METHODS: This prospective analysis, we evaluated 98 proved malignant breast masses regarding their size, multiplicity and presence of associated clusters of microcalcifications. Evaluation methods included digital mammography, 3-D tomosynthesis and contrast enhanced spectral mammography...
January 5, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054188/predictive-factors-for-active-surveillance-of-subcentimeter-thyroid-nodules-with-highly-suspicious-us-features
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Hye Mi Gweon, Eun Ju Son, Jeong-Ah Kim, Ji Hyun Youk
PURPOSE: This study was designed to assess the outcomes of subcentimeter thyroid nodules with highly suspicious ultrasonography (US) features and to investigate the predictive factors associated with malignancy and aggressive biological behavior to determine appropriate candidate factors for active surveillance. METHODS: Between June 2011 and December 2013, 1866 subcentimeter thyroid nodules with highly suspicious US features that were subjected to US-guided fine needle aspiration and subsequent surgery or US follow-up of at least 2 years were evaluated...
January 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053636/increased-malignant-microcalcifications-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-advanced-breast-cancer
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Gi Won Shin, Young Mi Park, Hye Kyoung Yoon, Soo Jin Jung, Tae Hyun Kim, Anbok Lee, Seok Mo Lee
In patients with advanced breast cancer, most new calcifications detected on a mammogram after neoadjuvant chemotherapy are benign dystrophic calcifications, but this is not always observed. We present a patient with advanced breast cancer who had paradoxically increased malignant microcalcifications concomitant with primary tumor regression after undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. After the neoadjuvant chemotherapy, the follow-up mammogram revealed that local, fine pleomorphic microcalcifications had markedly increased...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053633/addition-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-to-full-field-digital-mammography-in-the-diagnostic-setting-additional-value-and-cancer-detectability
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Mirinae Seo, Jung Min Chang, Sun Ah Kim, Won Hwa Kim, Ji He Lim, Su Hyun Lee, Min Sun Bae, Hye Ryoung Koo, Nariya Cho, Woo Kyung Moon
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the value of adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in the diagnostic workup of breast cancer and to determine which lesion variables affect cancer detectability in the combined modality. METHODS: Between March and May 2012, paired FFDM and DBT images were obtained from 203 women as part of a diagnostic workup for breast cancer. Images from FFDM alone, DBT alone, and DBT combined with FFDM were reviewed in separate sessions by six blinded readers...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053632/detectability-and-usefulness-of-automated-whole-breast-ultrasound-in-patients-with-suspicious-microcalcifications-on-mammography-comparison-with-handheld-breast-ultrasound
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Jae Jeong Choi, Sung Hun Kim, Bong Joo Kang, Byung Joo Song
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate the detectability and usefulness of automated whole breast ultrasound (AWUS) and to compare it with handheld breast ultrasound (HHUS) in cases with suspicious microcalcifications identified by mammography. METHODS: Forty-two patients with 43 suspicious microcalcifications (25 malignant and 18 benign) detected by mammography underwent AWUS, HHUS, and histol-ogic examination. With knowledge of the mammographic findings, HHUS was performed to assess the visibility of the microcalcifications and the presence of associated masses or ductal changes...
December 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048364/we-fg-207a-01-introduction-to-dedicated-breast-ct-early-studies
#12
S Vedantham
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047717/we-fg-207a-02-why-we-need-breast-ct-clinical-perspective
#13
A O'Connell
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047585/su-d-206-06-task-specific-optimization-of-scintillator-thickness-for-cmos-detector-based-cone-beam-breast-ct
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S Vedantham, S Shrestha, L Shi, G Vijayaraghavan, A Karellas
PURPOSE: To optimize the cesium iodide (CsI:Tl) scintillator thickness in a complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-based detector for use in dedicated cone-beam breast CT. METHODS: The imaging task considered was the detection of a microcalcification cluster comprising six 220µm diameter calcium carbonate spheres, arranged in the form of a regular pentagon with 2 mm spacing on its sides and a central calcification, similar to that in ACR-recommended mammography accreditation phantom, at a mean glandular dose of 4...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047520/we-fg-207a-05-dedicated-breast-ct-as-a-diagnostic-imaging-tool-physics-and-clinical-feasibility
#15
A Karellas
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047068/we-fg-207a-03-low-dose-cone-beam-breast-ct-physics-and-technology-development
#16
J Boone
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046953/th-ab-209-11-breast-microcalcification-classification-using-spectral-x-ray-coherent-scatter-computed-tomography
#17
B Ghammraoui, L M Popescu, A Badano
PURPOSE: To investigate the ability of Coherent Scatter Computed Tomography (CSCT) to distinguish non-invasively between type I calcifications, consisting of calcium oxalate dihydrate (CO) compounds which are more often associated with benign lesions, and type II calcifications containing hydroxyapatite (HA) which are predominantly associated with malignant tumors. METHODS: The coherent scatter cross sections of HA and CO were measured using an energy dispersive x-ray diffractometer...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046518/tu-h-campus-iep2-04-efficient-binary-tree-description-of-high-resolution-breast-models-for-in-silico-imaging
#18
A Badal, C Graff, R Zeng, F Samuelson, A Badano
PURPOSE: We introduce a new geometric model for Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of breast tomosynthesis and mammography images with very high resolution digital breast phantoms voxelized at resolutions down to 50 microns or less. This fine sampling of the anatomy is required to reproduce the spiculated lesions and microcalcifications visible in clinical mammograms with pixel sizes under 100 microns. Phantoms voxelized at this resolution require such a large amount of computer memory that it might not be possible to execute the simulation in regular computers or in Graphics Processing Units (GPU), limiting the realism that can be achieved in virtual clinical trials...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046435/we-de-207b-06-artifact-reduction-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-with-the-denoised-ordered-subset-statistically-penalized-algebraic-reconstruction-technique-dos-spart-algorithm
#19
J Garrett, Y Li, K Li, G Chen
PURPOSE: Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is an emerging breast imaging modality. It uses x-ray absorption projection images acquired over a narrow angular span to provide high spatial resolution pseudo-three dimensional images for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Unfortunately, the narrow range used to acquire data (typically <30 degrees) results in significant out of plane artifacts for high contrast objects when conventional reconstruction techniques are used. In this work, the denoised ordered-subset statistically penalized algebraic reconstruction technique (DOS-SPART) algorithm was adapted to breast tomosynthesis imaging to reduce out-of-plane blurring artifacts...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046408/we-fg-207a-04-performance-characteristics-of-photon-counting-breast-ct
#20
W Kalender
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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