Preliminary Clinical Experience with a Combined Automated Breast Ultrasound and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System
We analyzed the performance of a mammographically configured, automated breast ultrasound (McABUS) scanner combined with a digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) system. The GE Invenia ultrasound system was modified for integration with GE DBT systems. Ultrasound and DBT imaging were performed in the same mammographic compression. Our small preliminary study included 13 cases, six of whom had contained invasive cancers. From analysis of these cases, current limitations and corresponding potential improvements of the system were determined.
Publication date: November 2018Source: Academic Radiology, Volume 25, Issue 11Author(s): Rossella Rella, Paolo Belli, Michela Giuliani, Enida Bufi, Giorgio Carlino, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Riccardo ManfrediAutomated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a new imaging technology for automatic breast scanning through ultrasound. It was first developed to overcome the limitation of operator dependency and lack of standardization and reproducibility of handheld ultrasound. ABUS provides a three-dimensional representation of breast tissue and allows images reformatting in three planes, and the generated coronal plane has been suggested t...
Conclusion Axillary recurrence was very rare in patient who underwent SLNB; additional axillary scanning did not provide axillary recurrence detection, but only increased the number of false-positive recalls and biopsies. PMID: 30282484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Among the 607 tests performed, 81 were suspected of cancer (13.3%) for only 12 cancers confirmed (2.0%). Screening cancer exposes patients to several false positive tests. PMID: 30075951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy is a minimally invasive technique used in diagnosing ADH. As the risk of breast malignancy underestimation is relatively high, open surgical biopsy remains the recommended procedure, especially in patients with lesions detected both in mammography and US examination. As we could not identify the factors that preclude cancer underestimation, all the women diagnosed with ADH should be informed about the risk of cancer underestimation. PMID: 30002750 [PubMed]
ConclusionA SNB should become the standard after NACT if case of a cN0. If after NACT the PET CT has normalized, no ALND should be performed if the SN is negative.
Researchers in Tel Aviv have backed a program for annual blood tests, mammograms, scans and ultrasounds to detect cancer. ‘Early detection and prevention are by far the best therapy,' they said
Conclusion: The results from this NMA indicate that the diagnostic value of the BSGI, MG + SMM, MRI and CE-MRI methods for BC were relatively higher in terms of sensitivity, specificity and accuracy.Cell Physiol Biochem 2018;46:2041 –2055
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Publication date: Available online 16 March 2018 Source:Academic Radiology Author(s): Rossella Rella, Paolo Belli, Michela Giuliani, Enida Bufi, Giorgio Carlino, Pierluigi Rinaldi, Riccardo Manfredi Automated breast ultrasonography (ABUS) is a new imaging technology for automatic breast scanning through ultrasound. It was first developed to overcome the limitation of operator dependency and lack of standardization and reproducibility of handheld ultrasound. ABUS provides a three-dimensional representation of breast tissue and allows images reformatting in three planes, and the generated coronal plane has been suggested to...
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