Should chest CT scans be reviewed for breast lesions?

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Conclusions: This new technique is promising. For the first time, we highlight the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of sternal replacement using a porous alumina ceramic prosthesis. PMID: 30111981 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
The aim of this study was to highlight the advantages that propagation-based phase-contrast computed tomography (PB-CT) with synchrotron radiation can provide in breast cancer diagnostics. For the first time, a fresh and intact mastectomy sample from a 60 year old patient was scanned on the IMBL beamline at the Australian Synchrotron in PB-CT mode and reconstructed. The clinical picture was described and characterized by an experienced breast radiologist, who underlined the advantages of providing diagnosis on a PB-CT volume rather than conventional two-dimensional modalities. Subsequently, the image quality was assessed b...
Source: Journal of Synchrotron Radiation - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: phase-contrast breast CT synchrotron radiation breast cancer imaging research papers Source Type: research
Authors: Mavriopoulou E, Zampakis P, Smpiliri E, Spyridonidis T, Rapti E, Haberkorn U, Makatsoris T, Apostolopoulos DJ Abstract OBJECTIVE: Single photon emission tomography/computed tomography (SPET/CT) is usually recommended after ambiguous whole body bone scan (WBS) findings. We investigated the value of routine 2-field ("near" whole-body) SPET/CT application in breast cancer (BC) patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In this prospective study planar WBS and 2-field SPET/CT was performed in 257 consecutive BC patients referred for a bone scan. Whole body scan and SPET/CT were interpreted separately. Addit...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conclusion This research shows the possibility of objectively evaluating the volume change of pedicled latissimus dorsi muscle flaps after breast reconstruction. The findings will be helpful in designing the size of the flaps to use on defects after breast-conserving surgery. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2017 Source Type: research
We report a case of metastases from a cancer of unknown primary whose primary site could not be identified during the appropriate pretreatment evaluation. The patient was a 58-year-old woman with a history of passive smoking and with no history of cancer in the family. Her current condition started with asthenia, adynamia, and pallor, followed by palpitations. An abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) scan was performed, showing multiple osteolytic lesions distributed in all bone structures and axillary adenopathy on the left side. As part of the approach and given the high suspicion of multiple myeloma, tests were perfor...
Source: Case Reports in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Intratumoral heterogeneity of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) uptake in primary tumor has proven to be a surrogate marker for predicting treatment outcome in various tumors. However, the value of intraindividual heterogeneity in metastatic diseases remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate pretreatment positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) 18F-FDG-based heterogeneity for the prediction of first-line treatment outcome in metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: mTNBC patients from three clinical trials (NCT00601159, NCT01287...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
ConclusionPERCIST is useful for predicting pathological response and prognosis following NAC in breast cancer patients. However, FDG-PET/CT showed a tendency toward underestimation of the residual tumor, and relatively low specificity and PPV of PERCIST showed that a combination of other imaging modalities would still be needed to predict pCR.
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
We report this rare case to emphasize that mediastinal and retroperitoneal fibrosis can be a presentation of metastasis from various primary malignancies. We expect that appropriate diagnosis and treatment for metastatic mediastinal and retroperitoneal fibrosis can have a beneficial effect on disease course and prognosis of the patient.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
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Abstract PURPOSE: Although inverse-planned intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) may allow for more conformal dose distributions, it is unknown whether using these technologies reduces cardiac or pulmonary toxicity of breast radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A randomized controlled trial compared IMRT-DIBH versus standard, free-breathing, forward-planned, three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in patients with left-sided, node-positive breast cancer in whom the internal mammary nodal region was targeted. Endpoints included dosimetric parameters and changes in pul...
Source: Physics in Medicine and Biology - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research
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