Potential impact of tomosynthesis on the detection and diagnosis of breast lesions

Conclusion Breast tomosynthesis is a promising technology that offers improved diagnostic and screening accuracy, fewer recalls as well as 3D lesion localization. Lesion conspicuity is improved using DBT compared with FFDM with a more confidence in making clinical decisions.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractIdentification of barriers to seeking health care for a concerning mole found during skin self-examination (SSE) by women educated during screening mammography. In this sequential mixed methods research, interviews with women who found a concerning mole and did not have health-care follow-up were analyzed and a survey was created. One year after SSE education, barriers to having health care for a self-identified concerning mole were assessed. The electronic medical records for all participants, who received education, were reviewed to ascertain who received health care related to a concerning mole or a screening ma...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsUS may underestimate breast tumor size. Treatment decisions that take into account tumor size can be made equally reliably in patients with high or low breast density.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm outperforms radiologists for detecting breast cancer on mammography, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information
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ConclusionsThe obtained results showed that the proposed method was quite efficient in histopathological image classification. Despite the relative simplicity of the approach, the obtained results were far superior to previously reported results.Graphical abstract
Source: IRBM - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Dr. Supriya Gupta MD is a Radiologist at AMITA Health St. Mary ’s Hospital - Kankakee, IL Tell us about your area of clinical expertise within your practice/organization: I am responsible for pretty much all radiology studies except vascular IR, with a focus on neuroradiology and breast imaging, two image-intensive subspecialties. Along with that I look at the IT and dose sub-committee at the local site, advising solutions which benefit us and integrate the best technology with the highest benefit to cost ratio. I am also responsible for supervising quality metrics in the radiology department, with emphasis on m...
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Brian N. Dontchos, Adam Yala, Regina Barzilay, Justin Xiang, Constance D. LehmanRationale and ObjectivesFederal legislation requires patient notification of dense mammographic breast tissue because increased density is a marker of breast cancer risk and can limit the sensitivity of mammography. As previously described, we clinically implemented our deep learning model at the academic breast imaging practice where the model was developed with high clinical acceptance. Our objective was to externally validate our deep learning model on ra...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Contrast-enhanced (CE) mammography might be better suited than contrast-enhanced...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history Contrast mammo equals MRI for measuring tumor size Study finds contrast mammo an alternative to breast MRI
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Ysio Max, model no. 10762470 - Product Usage: The Ysio Max is a radiographic system used in hospitals, clinics, and medical practices. Ysio Max enables radiographic and tomographic exposures f the whole body including: skull, chest, abdomen, and extremities and may be used on pediatric, adult and bariatric patients. It can also be used for intravenous, small interventions (like biopsy, punctures, etc.) and emergency (trauma, critical ill) applications. Exposures may be taken with the patient sitting, standing, or in the prone position. The Ysio max system is not meant for mammography.
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Should you get a mammogram at age 45? Should you start taking a statin? Is now the time to get a hip replacement? You can go down rabbit holes trying to research these online, talk to friends about their experiences, or have a few too many opinions thrown at you in online communities. And when […]
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ConclusionsApplying the Kaiser score to breast MRI allows stratifying the risk of breast cancer in lesions that present as suspicious calcifications on mammography and may thus avoid unnecessary breast biopsies.Key Points• The Kaiser score is a helpful clinical decision tool for distinguishing malignant from benign breast lesions that present as calcifications on mammography.• Application of the Kaiser score may obviate 58.3–65.3% of unnecessary stereotactic biopsies of suspicious calcifications.• High Kaiser scores predict breast cancer with high specificity, aiding clinical decision-making with regar...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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