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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/28415815/bi-rads-3-5-microcalcifications-prediction-of-lymph-node-metastasis-of-breast-cancer
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Dongzhi Cen, Li Xu, Siwei Zhang, Shuqin Zhou, Yan Huang, Zhiguang Chen, Ningna Li, Yuan Wang, Qun Wang
PURPOSE: To determine whether the clinicopathological parameters and Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) 3-5 microcalcifications differed between lymph node positive (LN (+)) and lymph node negative (LN (-)) invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). RESULTS: For microcalcification-associated breast cancers, seven selected features (age, tumor size, Ki-67 status, lymphovascular invasion, calcification range, calcification diameter and calcification density) were significantly associated with LN status (all P < 0...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396943/sonographic-differences-between-conventional-and-follicular-variant-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#3
Nicola M Hughes, Andreea Nae, Josephine Barry, Brendan Fitzgerald, Linda Feeley, Patrick Sheahan
Follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) may pose a diagnostic challenge due to higher likelihood of lower risk cytology compared to conventional papillary thyroid carcinoma (CPTC). Recent guidelines have recommended the use of sonographic features to guide decisions to biopsy thyroid nodules. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sonographic features of CPTC and FVPTC. This is a retrospective study design done in an Academic teaching hospital setting. Preoperative ultrasounds of 79 patients with conventional CPTC (48) and FVPTC (31) were reviewed by a radiologist blinded to histological diagnosis...
April 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391823/location-of-mammograms-roi-s-and-reduction-of-false-positive
#4
Luis Antonio Salazar-Licea, Jesús Carlos Pedraza-Ortega, Alberto Pastrana-Palma, Marco A Aceves-Fernandez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There are many work related with segmentation techniques, including nearest neighbor algorithm, fuzzy rules, morphological filters, image entropy, thresholding, machine learning, wavelet analysis, and so on. Such methods carry out the segmentation, but take a lot of processing time by modifying the content of the image or showing discern problems in homogeneous areas, and the segmentation technique is designed to work efficiently only with the techniques used...
May 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380987/sensitivity-based-optimization-for-the-design-of-a-grating-interferometer-for-clinical-x-ray-phase-contrast-mammography
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Carolina Arboleda, Zhentian Wang, Thomas Koehler, Gerhard Martens, Udo Van Stevendaal, Matthias Bartels, Pablo Villanueva-Perez, Ewald Roessl, Marco Stampanoni
An X-ray grating interferometer (GI) suitable for clinical mammography must comply with quite strict dose, scanning time and geometry limitations, while being able to detect tumors, microcalcifications and other abnormalities. Such a design task is not straightforward, since obtaining optimal phase-contrast and dark-field signals with clinically compatible doses and geometrical constraints is remarkably challenging. In this work, we present a wave propagation based optimization that uses the phase and dark-field sensitivities as figures of merit...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357084/sclerosing-adenosis-ultrasonographic-and-mammographic-findings-and-correlation-with-histopathology
#6
Ya-Ling Chen, Jia-Jian Chen, Cai Chang, Yi Gao, Jiong Wu, Wen-Tao Yang, Ya-Jia Gu
The present study was conducted to evaluate the radiological findings, particularly the ultrasonographic (US) characteristics of sclerosing adenosis (SA), and their correlation with histopathological results. A retrospective review identified 191 patients with a total of 200 lesions histopathologically confirmed as SA following breast surgery between July 2009 and December 2012. Of the 191 patients, 145 (151 lesions) with SA as the major component were included for US and mammographic (MG) analysis. All 145 patients analyzed were female, with a mean age ± standard deviation of 46...
February 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349887/atherosclerotic-plaque-metabolism-in-high-cardiovascular-risk-subjects-a-subclinical-atherosclerosis-imaging-study-with-18-f-naf-pet-ct
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Manuel de Oliveira-Santos, Miguel Castelo-Branco, Rodolfo Silva, Andreia Gomes, Nuno Chichorro, Antero Abrunhosa, Paulo Donato, João Pedroso de Lima, Mariano Pego, Lino Gonçalves, Maria João Ferreira
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Atherosclerotic plaque molecular imaging with (18)F-sodium fluoride (NaF) in positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) provides potential discrimination between active unstable microcalcification and established dormant calcification. We aimed to study (18)F-NaF atherosclerotic plaque uptake in high cardiovascular (CV) risk participants and its associations with CV risk factors, coronary calcium score and thoracic fat volume. METHODS: High CV risk hypertensive individuals from a single centre were prospectively scanned with (18)F-NaF-PET-CT in the coronary, aortic and carotideal arteries...
March 10, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345671/spatiotemporal-expression-of-osteopontin-in-the-striatum-of-rats-subjected-to-the-mitochondrial-toxin-3-nitropropionic-acid-correlates-with-microcalcification
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Tae-Ryong Riew, Hong Lim Kim, Xuyan Jin, Jeong-Heon Choi, Yoo-Jin Shin, Ji Soo Kim, Mun-Yong Lee
Our aim was to elucidate whether osteopontin (OPN) is involved in the onset of mineralisation and progression of extracellular calcification in striatal lesions due to mitochondrial toxin 3-nitropropionic acid exposure. OPN expression had two different patterns when observed using light microscopy. It was either localised to the Golgi complex in brain macrophages or had a small granular pattern scattered in the affected striatum. OPN labelling tended to increase in number and size over a 2-week period following the lesion...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338469/the-utility-of-thyroid-ultrasonography-in-the-management-of-thyroid-nodules
#9
Gary Gamme, Tyler Parrington, Edward Wiebe, Sunita Ghosh, Brendan Litt, David C Williams, Todd P W McMullen
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography for thyroid nodules is one of the most common imaging tests performed in the general population. Details from ultrasound reports guide biopsies and surgery. This study quantifies the completeness of these reports based on Thyroid Imaging and Reporting System (TI-RADS) criteria and considers their utility in predicting malignant disease. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed ultrasound reports for 329 thyroidectomy patients and extracted data elements using the TI-RADS criteria: nodule size, echogenicity, margins, vascularity, solid/cystic composition and the presence or absence of microcalcifications and the halo sign...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332339/sonographic-and-cytologic-differences-of-niftp-from-infiltrative-or-invasive-encapsulated-follicular-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-review-of-179-cases
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Grace C H Yang, Karen O Fried, Theresa Scognamiglio
We reclassified 179 cases of the follicular variant (FV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) into 72 (40.2%) noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP), 37 (20.7%) encapsulated FVPTC with invasion (EFVPTC), and 70 (39.1%) infiltrative FVPTC (IFVPTC) without a capsule. In the NIFTP group, 5.6% cytology were hypercellular and the remainder low to moderate cellularity. PTC nuclei were absent in 18%, focally present in 37.5%, and diffusely present in 44.4%. In the EFVPTC group, 8...
March 22, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332199/investigating-the-feasibility-of-classifying-breast-microcalcifications-using-photon-counting-spectral-mammography-a-simulation-study
#11
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/28296665/papillomas-of-the-breast-factors-associated-with-underestimation
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Gabriela Boufelli, Marcelo A Giannotti, Carlos A Ruiz, Nestor de Barros, Luciano F Chala, Jonathan Y Maesaka, Rodrigo Goncalves, Bárbara H Bresciani, Paula Vianna, José M Soares, Edmund C Baracat, José R Filassi
The distinction between benign and malignant papilloma of the breast through percutaneous needle biopsy can be difficult because of limited samples; the underestimation rate can be up to 25%. The aim of this study is to identify clinical and histological factors associated with underestimation, invasive ductal carcinoma, or ductal in-situ carcinoma (DCIS) of the breast found in surgical specimens from papillary lesions. This may contribute toward selection of patients for a follow-up strategy without the need for surgical excision...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292859/-18-f-fluoride-and-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-after-transient-ischemic-attack-or-minor-ischemic-stroke-case-control-study
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Alex T Vesey, William S A Jenkins, Agnese Irkle, Alastair Moss, Greg Sng, Rachael O Forsythe, Tim Clark, Gemma Roberts, Alison Fletcher, Christophe Lucatelli, James H F Rudd, Anthony P Davenport, Nicholas L Mills, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Martin Dennis, William N Whiteley, Edwin J R van Beek, Marc R Dweck, David E Newby
BACKGROUND: Combined positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) can assess both anatomy and biology of carotid atherosclerosis. We sought to assess whether (18)F-fluoride or (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose can identify culprit and high-risk carotid plaque. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed (18)F-fluoride and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT in 26 patients after recent transient ischemic attack or minor ischemic stroke: 18 patients with culprit carotid stenosis awaiting carotid endarterectomy and 8 controls without culprit carotid atheroma...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289662/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-of-the-cecum-and-rectum-a-case-report
#14
Myung Jin Nam, Byung Chang Kim, Sung Chan Park, Chang Won Hong, Kyung Su Han, Dae Kyung Sohn, Weon Seo Park, Hee Jin Chang, Jae Hwan Oh
A colonic mucosa-associated lymphoid-tissue (MALT) lymphoma is relatively rare compared to lymphomas of the stomach or small intestine. We present a case of a MALT lymphoma in the cecum and rectum found during screening colonoscopy. A 54-year-old female, who had undergone right-breast-conserving surgery with axillary dissection due to an invasive ductal carcinoma and a left-breast excisional biopsy due to microcalcification following adjuvant chemoradiation therapy 3 years earlier, was found to have 3-mm-sized smooth elevated lesions in both the cecum and rectum...
February 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288659/a-clinical-model-for-identifying-the-short-term-risk-of-breast-cancer
#15
Mikael Eriksson, Kamila Czene, Yudi Pawitan, Karin Leifland, Hatef Darabi, Per Hall
BACKGROUND: Most mammography screening programs are not individualized. To efficiently screen for breast cancer, the individual risk of the disease should be determined. We describe a model that could be used at most mammography screening units without adding substantial cost. METHODS: The study was based on the Karma cohort, which included 70,877 participants. Mammograms were collected up to 3 years following the baseline mammogram. A prediction protocol was developed using mammographic density, computer-aided detection of microcalcifications and masses, use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), family history of breast cancer, menopausal status, age, and body mass index...
March 14, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285968/histologic-factors-predicting-invasion-in-patients-with-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-dcis-in-the-preoperative-core-biopsy
#16
Areej M Al Nemer
BACKGROUND: It is desirable to decrease the underestimation rate of invasion in cases diagnosed as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in breast core needle biopsy (CNB) in order to determine the appropriate candidates for axillary staging. The objective of this study is to identify the predictors of invasion in histology. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive 92 CNB's were retrospectively evaluated. The upstaging rate was 47.8% after surgery. Among all the evaluated parameters, high nuclear grade, single architectural pattern, marked periductal lymphocytic infiltration, partial myoepithelial loss and the presence of foci suspicious of microinvasion were the significant predictors of invasion (two tailed p values 0...
February 24, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284000/a-method-for-microcalcifications-detection-in-breast-mammograms
#17
Abbas H Hassin Alasadi, Ahmed Kadem Hamed Al-Saedi
Breast cancer is the most cause of death for women above age 40 around the world. In this paper, we propose a method to detect microcalcifications in digital mammography images using two-dimensional Discrete Wavelets Transform and image enhancement techniques for removing noise as well as to get a better contrast. The initial step is applying a preprocessing techniques to improve the edge of the breast and then segmentation process (Region of interest) for eliminating some regions in the image, which are not useful for the mammography interpretation...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273370/features-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-associated-with-lateral-cervical-lymph-node-metastasis
#18
Min Ji Jeon, Mi Sun Chung, Hyemi Kwon, Mijin Kim, Suyeon Park, Jung Hwan Baek, Dong Eun Song, Tae-Yon Sung, Suck Joon Hong, Tae Yong Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong, Jeong Hyun Lee, Won Gu Kim
OBJECTIVES: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) has an excellent prognosis with an indolent disease course. However, some PTMCs have an aggressive course with lateral cervical lymph node (LCLN) metastasis or distant metastasis. This study aimed to evaluate the pre-operative features of PTMC associated with LCLN metastasis. DESIGN AND PATIENTS: This retrospective cohort study with a nested, matched case-control design included 199 PTMC patients with LCLN metastasis at initial surgery (N1b group) and 196 PTMC patients without any LN metastasis or persistent disease (N0 NED group) as controls; primary tumour sizes were matched...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268510/simplified-computer-aided-detection-scheme-of-microcalcification-clusters-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-images
#19
Ji-Wook Jeong, Seung-Hoon Chae, Eun Young Chae, Hak Hee Kim, Young Wook Choi, Sooyeul Lee
A computer-aided detection (CADe) algorithm for clustered microcalcifications (MCs) in reconstructed digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images is suggested. The MC-like objects were enhanced by a Hessian-based 3D calcification response function, and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) enhanced image was also generated to screen the MC clustering seed objects. A connected component segmentation method was used to detect the cluster seed objects, which were considered as potential clustering centers of MCs. Bounding cubes for the accepted clustering seed candidate were generated and the overlapping cubes were combined and examined...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240797/do-histopathological-features-and-microcalcification-affect-the-elasticity-of-breast-cancer
#20
Gamze Durhan, Pelin Seher Öztekin, Hatice Ünverdi, Tülin Değirmenci, Abdullah Durhan, Jale Karakaya, Pınar Nercis Koşar, Enver Necip Köseoğlu, Sema Hücümenoğlu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate any association between histological grade, molecular subtypes of breast cancer, and strain elastography, and to investigate whether microcalcification affects the stiffness of tumor in breast cancers with the same histological grade. METHODS: Between April 2015 and March 2016, 94 lesions of 94 patients with the diagnosis of invasive ductal carcinoma were included in the study. Strain elastography was performed on all patients before biopsy...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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