Imaging Management of Breast Density Imaging Management of Breast Density

Review evidence around tomosynthesis, ultrasonography, MRI, and molecular-based imaging as adjuvants to mammography in patients with breast density.Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
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ConclusionThese global results show that e-learning can provide statistically relevant knowledge gains in Radiographers. This course is an important contribution to the improvement of mammography education, impacting on the development of students' and radiographers’ skills.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionA clearer understanding of the variable history of DCIS coupled with advances in genomic profiling of the disease holds the promise of reducing widespread over-treatment of this non-invasive cancer. Additionally, identification of higher risk of recurrence subsets may select patients for whom more aggressive treatment may be appropriate.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2019Source: Academic Radiology, Volume 26, Issue 1Author(s): Delgermaa Demchig, Claudia Mello-Thoms, Warwick Lee, Khulan Khurelsukh, Asai Ramish, Patrick BrennanRational and ObjectivesImage reporting is a vital component of patient management depending on individual radiologists' performance. Our objective was to explore mammographic diagnostic efficacy in a country where breast cancer screening does not exist.Materials and MethodsTwo mammographic test sets were used: a typical screening (TS) and high-difficulty (HD) test set. Nonscreening (NS) radiologists (n = 11) read both test se...
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FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Women who have participated in mammography screening have a lower risk for dying from breast cancer within 10 and 20 years after diagnosis, according to a study recently published in Cancer. L ászló Tabár, M.D., from Falun...
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Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves upon mammography's performance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound after DBT obviates diagnostic 2D mammo DBT maintains high performance over time DBT doesn't hurt screening throughput DBT spots 34% more breast cancers than mammography DBT plus ABVS offers a breast cancer staging alternative
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Radiation oncologist Dr. Andrea McKee believes deaths from lung cancer — including those related to asbestos exposure — could be reduced significantly by increased utilization of early CT screening. McKee, chair of radiation oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Maine, has been a strong proponent of early screening for several years. “We could be saving tens of thousands of lives every year with this,” McKee told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “There is nothing else like it. The life-saving potential is the most important thing that has happened to cancer in my...
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ConclusionsMammography images could be captured and quantified by radiomics, which offers a good diagnostic ability for benign and malignant breast tumors and provides complementary information to radiologists.
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Ten percent of the standard dose of 18F-FDG (reduction of ≤90%) results in clinically acceptable PET image quality in time-of-flight PET/MRI. The calculated radiation exposure would be comparable to the effective dose of a single digital mammogram. A reduction of radiation burden to this level might justify partial-body examinations with PET/MRI for dedicated indications.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study provides important perspectives on associations of BC screening behaviors and preventive life-style behaviors, especially walking. Future research should be conducted to better understand the association between BC screening and preventive life-style behaviors and to develop feasible interventions to improve BC screening behaviors among KA women, particularly elderly and physically inactive ones. PMID: 30486631 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
Authors: Gowri V, Valluvan KR, Chamundeeswari VV Abstract This paper addresses the automated detection of microcalcification clusters from mammogram images by enhanced preprocessing operations on digital mammograms for automated extraction of breast tissue from background, removing artefacts occurring during image registration using X-rays, followed by fractal analysis of suspicious regions. Identification of breast of either left or right and realigning them to a standard position forms a primitive step in preprocessing of mammograms. As the next step in the process, pectoral muscles are separated. Suspicious regi...
Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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