Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
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ConclusionsOur report showed a relatively higher incidence rate of occult cancer at 11.3% in PM specimens despite thorough pre-operative radiological evaluations, which included a breast MRI. Considering the occult cancer rates and the various pathological methods of our study and published studies, we propose the necessity of a histopathological protocol.
ConclusionsFor 10 –15.5% of patients who undergo mastectomy, either UM or BM, subsequent imaging is required, whereas 6–8% undergo biopsy. The yield of malignancy is low, approximately 1%. Thus, after mastectomy, the need for imaging and biopsy is not eliminated. This information is critical for patient understan ding and expectation related to surgical decision making.
ConclusionThis study illustrates the complementary benefits of mammography and BUS, especially where breast density is high. Tumours diagnosed by BUS alone had better prognostic features in terms of size, lymphovascular invasion, lymph node status, differentiation and hormone receptors, compared with cancers where all three modalities were positive.
Dr Lowenfels reviews a study that compares diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy for axillary staging in breast cancer.Medscape General Surgery
ConclusionsAnnual mammography is currently the ‘gold standard’ for breast imaging surveillance. The role of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) remains to be further investigated. Most guidelines do not recommend routine breast ultrasound or MRI surveillance, unless indicated by additional risk factors.
ConclusionResults showed low inter-observer variability of heart substructure delineation. This constitutes an external validation of the contouring atlas used, allowing a reliable dosimetric assessment of these volumes within the SAFE-2014 trial.
Condition: Breast Cancer Interventions: Genetic: Blood sample for genetic test; Biological: Blood sample for hormonal measurement; Other: Ovarian ultrasound scan Sponsors: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris; Institut National de la Santé Et de la Recherche Médicale, France Not yet recruiting
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Diabetic mastopathy (DMP) is a rare benign breast lesion that mimics breast cancer on ultrasound. Our aims were to identify patient characteristics and imaging features of the disease.
Publication date: November 2018Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology, Volume 15, Issue 11, SupplementAuthor(s): Expert Panel on Breast Imaging:, Bethany L. Niell, Ana P. Lourenco, Linda Moy, Paul Baron, Aarati D. Didwania, Roberta M. diFlorio-Alexander, Samantha L. Heller, Anna I. Holbrook, Huong T. Le-Petross, Alana A. Lewin, Tejas S. Mehta, Priscilla J. Slanetz, Ashley R. Stuckey, Daymen S. Tuscano, Gary A. Ulaner, Nina S. Vincoff, Susan P. Weinstein, Mary S. NewellAbstractAlthough the majority of male breast problems are benign with gynecomastia as the most common etiology, men with breast symptoms and th...