Factors affecting the precision of lesion sizing with contrast-enhanced spectral mammography

To evaluate the precision of the pre-surgical measurement of the size of breast cancer by contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM).
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research

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This study aimed to characterize women ’ s socioeconomic and epidemiological profile in Uberaba according to the breast cancer screening practice and identify associated factors with this practice. This is a cross-sectional research part of the Women ’ s Health Survey in Uberaba (MG). Data was collected by home interview, referring to socioeconomic and epidemiological issues and breast cancer screening practice, from a sample of 1,520 women above 20 years of age. After processing the data, we performed statistical analysis with measures of association by the Chi-square test, bivariate and multivariate Poisson r...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: By using a diverse dataset and comparing the diagnostic accuracy of three imaging modalities commonly used in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, this study also demonstrated that mammography, ultrasonography and MRI had different diagnostic performance in breast tumor identification. Among them, MRI yielded the highest performance even though the unexpected specificity may lead to over-diagnosis, and ultrosonography is slightly better than mammography. PMID: 30103371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Other: Evidence-based information;   Behavioral: Patient Decision Aid;   Other: Sham information Sponsors:   McMaster University;   Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
From time to time I have commented on the controversies over cancer screening. Most people assume that screening is an unqualified good, that early detection of cancer saves lives. Whenever some panel proposes recommending less screening, we hear screaming and yelling from advocates who claim they are trying to " ration " health care to save money at the expense of people's lives.In fact,as a bunch of Australians and a Minnesotan explain in BMJ, there are a few conditions called " cancer " that you are better off not treating, or perhaps treating very conservatively. These include what is called ductal ...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
Data from the American College of Radiology's National Mammography Database...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women dubious about risk-based breast cancer screening Provider factors influence breast cancer screening Shared decision-making for mammography could be clearer Gap narrows in black, white breast cancer death rates Mammography database makes performance tracking easier
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Conclusions Applying principles taken from the cosmetic plastic surgery lies at the base of any high standard reconstructive surgery in general and oncoplastic breast surgery in particular. The chest wall–based flap is suitable for the reconstruction of a wide range of breast lumpectomy defects and is feasible for small- to medium-sized breasts, which are usually not easily amenable to tissue rearrangement techniques. The learning curve is short, with replicable results.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractGlandularity has a marked impact on the incidence of breast cancer and the missed lesion rate of mammography. The aim of this study was to develop a novel model for predicting glandularity and patient radiation dose using physical factors that are easily determined prior to mammography. Data regarding glandularity and mean glandular dose were obtained from 331 mammograms. A stepwise multiple regression analysis model was developed to predict glandularity using age, compressed breast thickness and body mass index (BMI), while a model to predict mean glandular dose was created using quantified glandularity, age, comp...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing common data elements, linkage between the NMD and state CRs may be feasible and could provide critical outcomes information to advance accurate assessment of breast imaging in the United States.
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This article summarises the information that should be provided to women and referring physicians about breast ultrasound (US). After explaining the physical principles, technical procedure and safety of US, information is given about its ability to make a correct diagnosis, depending on the setting in which it is applied. The followingdefinite indications for breast US in female subjects are proposed: palpable lump; axillary adenopathy; first diagnostic approach for clinical abnormalities under 40 and in pregnant or lactating women; suspicious abnormalities at mammography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); suspicious ni...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings support the value of telephone communication to patients in relation to timely follow-up. Future research is needed to evaluate the role of communication in completing the breast cancer screening episode.
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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