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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914177/virtual-touch-tissue-imaging-and-quantification-in-the-evaluation-of-thyroid-nodules
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Hang Zhou, Xian-Li Zhou, Hui-Xiong Xu, Dan-Dan Li, Bo-Ji Liu, Yi-Feng Zhang, Jun-Mei Xu, Xiao-Wan Bo, Xiao-Long Li, Le-Hang Guo, Shen Qu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic performance of a 2-dimensional shear wave elastographic technique (Virtual Touch tissue imaging and quantification [VTIQ]; Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) for predicting thyroid malignancy. METHODS: A total of 302 thyroid nodules underwent conventional sonography and VTIQ before fine-needle aspiration examination or surgery. Compared with histopathologic or cytologic results in combination with follow-up, the diagnostic performance of various shear wave speed (SWS) indices (minimum [SWSmin ], maximum [SWSmax ], and mean [SWSmean ]) on VTIQ as well as conventional sonographic features for predicting thyroid malignancy was evaluated in all of the nodules...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911001/diagnostic-accuracy-of-thyroid-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-in-the-prediction-of-malignancy-in-nodules-with-atypia-and-follicular-lesion-of-undetermined-significance-cytologies
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Husniye Baser, Bekir Cakir, Oya Topaloglu, Afra Alkan, Sefika Burcak Polat, Hayriye Tatli Dogan, Mustafa Omer Yazicioğlu, Cevdet Aydin, Reyhan Ersoy
OBJECTIVE: Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) is a simple and reliable reporting system for the prediction of malignancy. We aimed to determine the role of TIRADS in the prediction of malignancy in subcategories of Bethesda Category III, atypia of undetermined significance (AUS) and follicular lesion of undetermined significance (FLUS). DESIGN & PATIENTS: A total of 461 nodules with AUS cytology in 450 patients and 179 nodules with FLUS cytology in 168 patients were included...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908152/design-of-a-model-observer-to-evaluate-calcification-detectability-in-breast-tomosynthesis-and-application-to-smoothing-prior-optimization
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Koen Michielsen, Johan Nuyts, Lesley Cockmartin, Nicholas Marshall, Hilde Bosmans
PURPOSE: In this work, the authors design and validate a model observer that can detect groups of microcalcifications in a four-alternative forced choice experiment and use it to optimize a smoothing prior for detectability of microcalcifications. METHODS: A channelized Hotelling observer (CHO) with eight Laguerre-Gauss channels was designed to detect groups of five microcalcifications in a background of acrylic spheres by adding the CHO log-likelihood ratios calculated at the expected locations of the five calcifications...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903245/the-predictive-value-of-sonographic-images-of-follicular-lesions-a-comparison-with-nodules-unequivocal-in-fna-single-centre-prospective-study
#4
Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Martyna Wojtaszek-Nowicka, Stanisław Sporny, Ewa Woźniak-Oseła, Bożena Popowicz, Mariusz Klencki
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic efficacy of ultrasonographic malignancy risk features (UMRFs) in follicular lesions (FL) in a population with low risk of malignancy in FL and to compare it with a similar analysis in a group of patients with unequivocal cytology (UC): benign lesion (BL) or malignant neoplasm (MN). METHODS: Presence of UMRFs (hypoechogenicity, solid echostructure, taller-than-wide shape, pathological vascularization, irregular margins, microcalcifications and macrocalcifications) and their sets were assessed in 322 FL: 202 follicular lesions of undetermined significance (FLUS) and 120 suspicious for follicular neoplasm (SFN) and 300 nodules with UC: 200 BL and 100 MN, subsequently evaluated histopathologically...
December 1, 2016: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900811/exuberant-squamous-metaplasia-with-calcification-following-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-breast-carcinoma-report-of-an-unusual-case-and-retrospective-review-of-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Paula S Ginter, John Ng, Rebecca Zhuo, Alexander J Swistel, Timothy M D'Alfonso
Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) is a novel and increasingly utilized radiation technique in the treatment of breast carcinoma. There are few reports on the histologic changes seen in breast tissue from patients who have undergone IORT. We sought to evaluate the histologic changes observed in specimens received following IORT, as well as report an unusual case which prompted our study. A retrospective review of patients who received IORT and subsequently had breast tissue histologically evaluated at our institution was performed...
November 30, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895868/immunohistochemical-subtypes-of-breast-cancer-correlation-with-clinicopathological-and-radiological-factors
#6
Yu-Mee Sohn, Kyunghwa Han, Mirinae Seo
BACKGROUND: The relationship between biomarkers and imaging features is important because imaging findings can predict molecular features. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between clinicopathologic and radiologic factors and the immunohistochemical (IHC) profiles associated with breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From December 2004 to September 2013, 200 patients (mean age, 56 years; range, 29 - 82 years) were diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery at our institution...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888024/performance-of-photon-counting-breast-computed-tomography-digital-mammography-and-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-in-evaluating-breast-specimens
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Ann-Christin Rößler, Willi Kalender, Daniel Kolditz, Christian Steiding, Veikko Ruth, Caroline Preuss, Sandra Christina Peter, Barbara Brehm, Matthias Hammon, Rüdiger Schulz-Wendtland, Evelyn Wenkel
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study compared a novel photon-counting breast computed tomography (pcBCT) system with digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems. For this reason, surgical specimens were examined with all three techniques and rated by three observers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 30 surgical specimens were investigated with DM, DBT, and pcBCT; the associated images were shown to three experienced radiologists. Findings (22 microcalcifications and 23 mass lesions) were recorded and compared to the results of the pathological examination...
November 22, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875762/review-of-clinical-studies-and-first-clinical-experiences-with-a-commercially-available-cone-beam-breast-ct-in-europe
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REVIEW
Susanne Wienbeck, Joachim Lotz, Uwe Fischer
The dedicated cone-beam breast computed tomography (CBBCT) is a new and promising imaging modality which provides isotropic, 3D images of the breast with high spatial and contrast resolution. Non-contrast and contrast-enhanced CBBCT (CE-CBBCT) was superior to mammography for the visualization of breast masses, especially in patients with dense breast tissue. CE-CBBCT accurately detects DCIS and distinguishes it from benign causes of microcalcifications when compared with non-contrast CBBCT and mammography. The purpose of this report is to describe the technology and its possible indications, and to present the first results from recent clinical studies, illustrating these with our own image examples...
November 17, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865561/the-cost-effectiveness-of-vacuum-assisted-versus-core-needle-versus-surgical-biopsy-of-breast-lesions
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P Fernández-García, S F Marco-Doménech, L Lizán-Tudela, M V Ibáñez-Gual, A Navarro-Ballester, E Casanovas-Feliu
OBJECTIVES: To determine the cost effectiveness of breast biopsy by 9G vacuum-assisted guided by vertical stereotaxy or ultrasonography in comparison with breast biopsy by 14G core-needle biopsy and surgical biopsy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed a total of 997 biopsies (181 vacuum-assisted, 626 core, and 190 surgical biopsies). We calculated the total costs (indirect and direct) of the three types of biopsy. We did not calculate intangible costs. We measured the percentage of correct diagnoses obtained with each technique...
November 16, 2016: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862397/multiple-calcifying-pseudoneoplasms-of-the-neuraxis-mcapnon-distinct-entity-capnon-variant-or-old-neurocysticercosis
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Maram Abdaljaleel, Rajarshi Mazumder, Chirag B Patel, Kyuseok Im, Whitney Pope, Linda M Liau, Harry V Vinters, William H Yong
We report a case of multiple calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the neuraxis (MCAPNON) with associated multifocal perivascular microcalcifications and vascular calcinosis. Calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis (CAPNON) is a very rare condition that may arise in extra-axial and occasionally, in intra-axial locations. Moreover, it is nearly always a solitary mass with only one case with two lesions reported. While the etiology and pathogenesis of CAPNON remains unclear, the histopathology findings of this entity have been well described...
November 10, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861206/comparison-of-the-detection-rate-of-simulated-microcalcifications-in-full-field-digital-mammography-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-and-synthetically-reconstructed-2-dimensional-images-performed-with-2-different-digital-x-ray-mammography-systems
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Sabine Peters, Martin Hellmich, Alexander Stork, Jörn Kemper, Olga Grinstein, Michael Püsken, Leandra Stahlhut, Sonja Kinner, David Maintz, Kathrin Barbara Krug
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the microcalcification detectability in an anthropomorphic phantom model regarding number, size, and shape in full-field digital mammography (FFDM), synthetically reconstructed 2-dimensional (Synthetic-2D) images, and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed with 2 different x-ray mammography systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simulated microcalcifications of different numbers (0 to >39), sizes (diameter, 100-800 μm), and shapes (round vs heterogeneous) were scattered by random distribution on 50 film phantoms each divided in 4 quadrants...
November 17, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858248/morphology-filter-bank-for-extracting-nodular-and-linear-patterns-in-medical-images
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Ryutaro Hashimoto, Yoshikazu Uchiyama, Keiichi Uchimura, Gou Koutaki, Tomoki Inoue
PURPOSE: Using image processing to extract nodular or linear shadows is a key technique of computer-aided diagnosis schemes. This study proposes a new method for extracting nodular and linear patterns of various sizes in medical images. METHODS: We have developed a morphology filter bank that creates multiresolution representations of an image. Analysis bank of this filter bank produces nodular and linear patterns at each resolution level. Synthesis bank can then be used to perfectly reconstruct the original image from these decomposed patterns...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847817/automatic-detection-of-pectoral-muscle-region-for-computer-aided-diagnosis-using-mias-mammograms
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Woong Bae Yoon, Ji Eun Oh, Eun Young Chae, Hak Hee Kim, Soo Yeul Lee, Kwang Gi Kim
The computer-aided detection (CAD) systems have been developed to help radiologists with the early detection of breast cancer. This system provides objective and accurate information to reduce the misdiagnosis of the disease. In mammography, the pectoral muscle region is used as an index to compare the symmetry between the left and right images in the mediolateral oblique (MLO) view. The pectoral muscle segmentation is necessary for the detection of microcalcification or mass because the pectoral muscle has a similar pixel intensity as that of lesions, which affects the results of automatic detection...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844218/microcalcification-segmentation-from-mammograms-a-morphological-approach
#14
Marcin Ciecholewski
This publication presents a computer method for segmenting microcalcifications in mammograms. It makes use of morphological transformations and is composed of two parts. The first part detects microcalcifications morphologically, thus allowing the approximate area of their occurrence to be determined, the contrast to be improved, and noise to be reduced in the mammograms. In the second part, a watershed segmentation of microcalcifications is carried out. This study was carried out on a test set containing 200 ROIs 512 × 512 pixels in size, taken from mammograms from the Digital Database for Screening Mammography (DDSM), including 100 cases showing malignant lesions and 100 cases showing benign ones...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842661/diagnostic-performance-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-with-a-wide-scan-angle-compared-to-full-field-digital-mammography-for-the-detection-and-characterization-of-microcalcifications
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Paola Clauser, Georg Nagl, Thomas H Helbich, Katja Pinker-Domenig, Michael Weber, Panagiotis Kapetas, Maria Bernathova, Pascal A T Baltzer
OBJECTIVES: To assess the diagnostic performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), with a wide scan-angle, compared to full-field digital mammography (FFDM), for the detection and characterization of microcalcifications. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained for this retrospective study. We selected 150 FFDM and DBT (50 benign and 50 malignant histologically verified microcalcifications, 50 cases classified as BI-RADS 1). Four radiologists evaluated, in separate sessions and blinded to patients' history and histology, the presence of microcalcifications...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832842/flat-epithelial-atypia-on-core-needle-biopsy-must-we-surgically-excise
#16
A A Acott, A T Mancino
: Breast flat epithelial atypia (FEA) often coexists with more aggressive pathology and excision is currently recommended when diagnosed by core needle biopsy (CNB). Recent studies suggest isolated FEA has a low association with carcinoma and may warrant close surveillance. A radiology database containing 2189 breast CNB was reviewed for isolated FEA or FEA in combination with atypical pathology. 79 patients had FEA. There were 48/79 with isolated FEA and 31/79 concomitant FEA with ADH, ALH, or LCIS...
October 29, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831857/mammogram-enhancement-using-intuitionistic-fuzzy-sets
#17
He Deng, Wankai Deng, Xianping Sun, Maili Liu, Chaohui Ye, Xin Zhou
Mammogram enhancement is able to improve both the contrast and visual quality of regions of interest. Nevertheless, classical methods use transform-domain filtering, which possibly produce some artifacts or not well highlight all local details in the mammogram. Here, a mammogram enhancement method based on intuitionistic fuzzy sets is presented, which initially separates a mammogram via a global threshold, and then fuzzifies the image utilizing the intuitionistic fuzzy membership function that adopts restricted equivalence functions...
November 2, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803959/accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation-with-external-beam-radiotherapy-first-results-of-the-german-phase%C3%A2-2-trial
#18
Oliver J Ott, Vratislav Strnad, Wilhelm Stillkrieg, Wolfgang Uter, Matthias W Beckmann, Rainer Fietkau
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of external beam three-dimensional (3D) conformal accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) for selected patients with early breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2011 and 2016, 72 patients were recruited for this prospective phase 2 trial. Patients were eligible for APBI if they had histologically confirmed breast cancer or pure ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a tumor diameter ≤3 cm, clear resection margins ≥2 mm, no axillary lymph node involvement, no distant metastases, tumor bed clips, and were aged ≥50 years...
November 1, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794132/value-of-ultrasound-elastography-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-cervical-lymph-nodes-a-comparative-study-with-b-mode-and-color-doppler-sonography
#19
Leyla Acu, Suna Özhan Oktar, Rusen Acu, Cem Yücel, Süleyman Cebeci
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine the usefulness of ultrasound elastography in the evaluation of enlarged cervical lymph nodes in comparison with B-mode and color Doppler sonography. METHODS: A total of 220 lymph nodes in 168 consecutive patients who were referred for sonography of the neck were included in this study. B-mode sonograms were evaluated according to short-axis diameter, long-to-short-axis ratio, hilum, echogenicity, and microcalcification...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794131/clinicopathologic-factors-and-thyroid-nodule-sonographic-features-for-predicting-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-a-retrospective-study-of-1204-patients
#20
Wen-Han Wang, Shang-Yan Xu, Wei-Wei Zhan
OBJECTIVES: Preoperative prediction of lymph node metastasis is of clinical importance for the surgical treatment of thyroid tumor. The purpose of this study was to evaluate clinicopathologic factors and thyroid nodule sonographic features predictive of central lymph node metastasis in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma. METHODS: Clinicopathologic factors and thyroid nodule sonographic features of 1204 patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma were retrospectively reviewed from January 2014 to June 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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