Validity and reliability of self-reported health indicators among women attending organized mammographic screening.
CONCLUSIONS: Norwegian women attending the screening program are reasonably accurate in self-reporting their breast cancer and mammography histories. On average, women consistently reported weight and height within one kg/cm. PMID: 29366395 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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: Our results indicate that the psychosocial consequences from having false-positive screening mammography results diminish after six months. The results support previous research describing breast-specific outcomes. However, our results indicate that Norwegian women are less frightened than other Scandinavian mammography screening participants. PMID: 30296861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Coutinho I, Marques M, Almeida R, Custódio S, Simões Silva T, Águas F Abstract Orbital metastasis is a rare event, and metastatic disease affecting the extraocular muscles is an even less frequent complication of solid tumors. Herein, we report an unusual case of ptosis as the initial presentation of an invasive breast cancer. A 68-year-old woman presented with III and VI partial nerve paresis, secondary to a compressive retrobulbar mass. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an infiltrative lesion involving the extraocular muscles. Tissue biopsy yielded a result compatible with metastas...
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]
Conclusions: US and MRI should remain the first line for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Both MRI and FDG-PET/CT could accurately diagnose the primary breast cancer and stage the axilla lymph nodes, but further large population study is needed.
This study could significantly change the way we approach breast cancer screening." MRI is much more sensitive than mammography, " saidGreg Karczmar, PhD, professor of radiology at the University of Chicago. " It can find invasive breast cancers sooner than mammograms and it can rule out abnormalities that appear suspicious on a mammogram. Unfortunately, MRI is much too expensive for routine screening. "
Background This prospective pilot study investigated the value of 68Ga-NOTA-RM26, an antagonist targeting gastrin-releasing peptide receptor, in evaluation of breast cancer. Methods Thirty-five women in suspicion of breast cancer based on mammography or ultrasonography were recruited with informed consent. They underwent PET/CT scans 30 minutes after intravenous injection of 68Ga-NOTA-RM26 in a dose of 1.85 MBq (0.05 mCi) per kilogram body weight within 1 week before surgery. The 68Ga-NOTA-RM26 uptake was correlated with the pathological and immunohistochemical findings. Results 68Ga-NOTA-RM26 positivity was found ...
CONCLUSION: By using a diverse dataset and comparing the diagnostic accuracy of three imaging modalities commonly used in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, this study also demonstrated that mammography, ultrasonography and MRI had different diagnostic performance in breast tumor identification. Among them, MRI yielded the highest performance even though the unexpected specificity may lead to over-diagnosis, and ultrosonography is slightly better than mammography. PMID: 30103371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(University of California - San Francisco) Follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer varies widely across the country, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Some patients go without the annual mammograms that experts recommend, while others with the same cancer diagnosis receive full-body scans that expose them to significant amounts of radiation and are not recommended by experts.
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.