Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
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CONCLUSIONS: Our findings have confirmed that tru-cut biopsy is an accurate, reliable and as effective as open surgery for breast cancer diagnosis. The higher success rates may achieve by accordance of triple assessment which includes clin-ical, radiological and pathological evaluation with tru-cut biopsy. KEY WORDS: Breast cancer, Core needle biopsy, Preoperative evaluation, Tru-cut biops. PMID: 29208778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: DLS may aid diagnosing cancer on breast ultrasound images with an accuracy comparable to radiologists, and learns better and faster than a human reader with no prior experience. Further clinical trials with dedicated algorithms are warranted. PMID: 29215311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In the past four decades, a variety of methods for minimal or non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have been introduced. Although breast imaging has become more and more specific for diagnosis, specimen biopsy with histopathological confirmation is still necessary. Core-needle biopsy under ultrasound guidance is the appropriate first choice for the diagnosis of most lesions. Fine-needle aspiration is of interest for identification of the presence of metastatic disease in abnormal lymph nodes.
ConclusionsARR of SLNB-negative patients with99mTc-rituximab is low. Abnormal axillary ultrasound with negative FNA, not receiving radiotherapy, and age ≤ 40 years were prognostic factors for higher ARRs.
At last week’s RSNA conference in Chicago, we got a chance to learn about Seno Medical Instruments, a San Antonio, Texas company, and its imaging technology that combines conventional ultrasound with a new modality called optoacoustic imaging. We spoke with Dr. Tom Stavros, Medical Director at Seno. The company’s Imagio system relies on a duplex probe that looks and acts like a regular ultrasound transducer, but that also emits laser light to simultaneously work as an optoacoustic imaging device. In optoacoustics, laser light is used to add energy to tissue, which is then released in the form of ultrasound...
CONCLUSION: The performance of our population-based screening approach combining mammography and ultrasound is very favorable and potential harm is kept very low compared to other European mammography screening programs for breast cancer. PMID: 29209825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions FNAC-positive tumors have greater axillary burden, even in patients fulfilling ACOSOG Z0011 criteria. Using axillary US/FNAC to triage patients meeting Z0011 criteria may result in axillary overtreatment. The number of suspicious nodes seen in axillary US is related with the final axillary burden and should be taken into account when deciding to do FNAC in patients fulfilling ACOSOG Z0011 criteria.
CONCLUSIONS: Our data demonstrate that MG and US have similar accuracy with regard to tumour size estimation. US assessment showed the highest sensitivity in determining tumour size, followed by MG and CE. However, MG demonstrated a significant advantage for estimating the real tumour size for pT2 tumours compared to US or CE. PMID: 29204896 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsOur data demonstrate that MG and US have similar accuracy with regard to tumour size estimation. US assessment showed the highest sensitivity in determining tumour size, followed by MG and CE. However, MG demonstrated a significant advantage for estimating the real tumour size for pT2 tumours compared to US or CE.
Rationale: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a chronic joint degenerative disease. Intra-articular injection (IAI) of hyaluronic acid (HA) is widely used to treat KOA. However, some HA injections have no effect at all. Polynucleotides (PN) are recently noted as a valid substitute for HA. Patient concerns: A 61-year-old female was admitted to the pain center with symptoms of pain over the knee and warmth feeling with stiffness in the left knee. The patient reported chronic severe pain in the left knee area despite 6 times IAI of HA. She had past medical history of breast cancer and thyroid cancer. Diagnoses: She was diag...