Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost? DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT
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Authors: D'Angelo A, Rinaldi P, Belli P, D'Amico R, Carlino G, Grippo C, Giuliani M, Orlandi A, Infante A, Manfredi R Abstract OBJECTIVE: We investigated the accuracy of Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) compared to handheld ultrasound (HHUS) for monitoring tumor response to neoadjuvant treatment (NAT) in breast cancer (BC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: All the patients submitted to biopsy in our Institution, from January 2017 to May 2017, proven invasive BC and eligible for NAT, were enrolled in this prospective study. The participants underwent ABVS, HHUS, dynamic contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (D...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Tricia Stepanek, Niki Constantinou, Holly Marshall, Ramya Pham, Cheryl Thompson, Christina Dubchuk, Donna PlechaRationale and ObjectivesThe purpose of this study was to compare the utilization of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 assessment in patients recalled from screening before and after the implementation of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).Materials and MethodsThis was a retrospective review of 11,478 digital mammography (DM) screening exams and 9350 DM+DBT screening exams. Lesions assigned a BI-R...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study sought to test a methodology for estimating over-screening due to excessive periodicity, defined as a smaller than recommended interval between exams, and its association with socio-demographic characteristics. A cohort of women who underwent mammography in 2010, and whose result was normal, was assembled through probabilistic linkage SISMAMA records based on a set of personal identifiers. We used data from women living in the micro health region of Juiz de Fora/Lima Duarte/Bom Jardim, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, who were followed in the System until the end of 2012. The rate of over-screening was 150/1,000 wome...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review research on deep learning models and their potential application within breast screening.Recent FindingsThe greatest issue in breast screening is a workforce crisis across the UK, much of Europe and even Japan. Traditional computer-aided detection (CAD) for mammography decision-support could not reach the level of an independent reader. Deep learning (DL) outperforms CAD and is close to surpassing human performance. DL is already capable of decision support and density assessment for 2D full-field digital mammography (FFDM), and is on the cusp of providing consistent, accurate and interpr...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate whether quantitative radiomic features extracted from digital mammogram images are associated with molecular subtypes of breast cancer.Materials and MethodsIn this institutional review board–approved retrospective study, we collected 331 Chinese women who were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2015. This cohort included 29 triple-negative, 45 human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-enriched, 36 luminal A, and 221 luminal B lesions. A set of 39 quantitative radiomic features, including morphologic, grayscale statistic, and texture features, were extracted from the segment...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We examined the effect of the ACA on breast cancer screening and diagnosis at a Los Angeles safety net hospital.MethodsWe performed a retrospective review of breast cancer patients treated at our institution. We compared two cohorts: patients diagnosed with breast cancer in the years 2011-2012 (pre-ACA) vs. 2015-2016 (post-ACA).ResultsThere were no differences in number of screening mammograms performed, age at diagnosis, mammography-detected cancers, or clinical stage at diagnosis. There was a significant decrease in the number of patients who reported as self-pay (34% vs. 6%, p
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study compared radiation dosage and image quality between DBT  + 2DSM versus FFDM.
Source: Clinical Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Imaging Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur ecologic analysis found that predictors of breast cancer mortality differ for the black and white rate. The results of this analysis could help inform interventions at the local level.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBreast density, or the amount of fibroglandular tissue in the breast, has become a recognized and independent marker for breast cancer risk. Public awareness of breast density as a possible risk factor for breast cancer has resulted in legislation for risk stratification purposes in many US states. This review will provide a comprehensive overview of the currently available imaging modalities for qualitative and quantitative breast density assessment and the current evidence on breast density and breast cancer risk assessment.Recent FindingsTo date, breast density assessment is mainly performed wit...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The benefits of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in breast cancer screening have been analyzed [1], but only a few studies have investigated the impact of DBT in the diagnostic setting [2]. Diagnostic mammography is performed to further evaluate findings seen on screening mammography in women recently treated for breast cancer and in patients with clinical concerns, such as a palpable breast lump or suspicious nipple discharge.
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Case studies in clinical practice management Source Type: research
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