ACR releases breast cancer screening criteria

The American College of Radiology's (ACR) expert panel on breast imaging has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR updates Appropriateness Criteria Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Annual breast screening reduces deaths by almost 40% 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US?
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Our panel this morning discussed the issues surrounding how the WHI results were interpreted and communicated to women and their health care providers. We recognize that hormones are not appropriate for all women, and look forward to hosting a future panel that highlights alternatives. The speakers have a variety of backgrounds and experiences (and genders), and we aim to promote diversity of voices. This was not normal breakfast conversation. Today was a jolting – and disruptive – talk about what happens to women’s bodies when they age. (Who knew that if you’re menopausal and you don’t take y...
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Black women are more likely to be diagnosed at later stages of breast cancer not only because of barriers to screening, but perceptions on overcoming those obstacles.
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Abstract There are rare benign diseases that can mimic malignant breast neoplasms in the clinical exam and in mammography. We evaluated the contribution of an accessible procedure to most clinicians, the fine-needle aspiration cytology, to identify a rare mimicker of malignant breast neoplasms. A type 2 diabetic 85-year-old female presented with a 6-month history of a left breast lump. The physical exam and mammography were compatible with breast cancer. Nevertheless, after fine-needle aspiration cytology, the diagnosis was plasma cellmastitis. Once this rare diagnosis was established, the tumor was extirpated, and the fin...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
American Journal of Roentgenology, Ahead of Print.
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ConclusionIn conclusion, PABC is rarely detected by mammography and diagnosis is highly dependent on detection during self-breast exam. Women who are or recently were pregnant should be encouraged to perform regular self-breast exams to report any changes for further evaluation. Patient and clinician education regarding risk and realities of PABC is essential.
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This study could significantly change the way we approach breast cancer screening." MRI is much more sensitive than mammography, "  saidGreg Karczmar, PhD, professor of radiology at the University of Chicago. " It can find invasive breast cancers sooner than mammograms and it can rule out abnormalities that appear suspicious on a mammogram. Unfortunately, MRI is much too expensive for routine screening. "
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Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Susanne Lardenoije, Alex J.T. Wanders, Ioannis Sechopoulos, Ritse M. MannAbstractPurposeTo compare breast cancer detection and depiction between planar synthetic mammography (SM) and rotating synthetic mammography (RM) generated from digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).Materials and MethodsIn a fully-crossed multi-reader multi-case (MRMC) study, three radiologists retrospectively reviewed 190 cases (27 malignant, 31 benign, 132 normal), once with SM alone and once with RM alone, the DBT stack of slic...
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Abstract OBJECTIVE:: To evaluate the tumour visibility and diagnostic performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in patients with noncalcified T1 breast cancer. METHODS:: Medical records of 106 females with noncalcified T1 invasive breast cancer who underwent DBT and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) between January 2012 and December 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. To assess tumour visibility (score 1 - 3), all DBT and FFDM images were reviewed by two radiologists blinded to clinicopathologic information. A reference standard was established by an unblinded consensus review of all images. Clini...
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CONCLUSIONS It was found that both accuracy and speed were good. We present a method that can be applied in cell morphology detection and classification in automated systems that classify by computer-aided mammogram image features. PMID: 30222727 [PubMed - in process]
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BREAST cancer is commonly associated with women, but although rarer, there are cases of men developing the disease. As well as recognising symptoms it ’s also important to get checked. But what are the screening and test options available? 
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