Prospective comparative study assessing role of ultrasound versus thermography in breast cancer detection.

CONCLUSION: We believe that thermography is a non-invasive, safe, and accepted method by patients; however, despite technical advances in it, its diagnostic abilities are still less than those of sonography, so we suggest that it be used as an adjunct in breast cancer diagnosis in selective situations. PMID: 30124439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Breast Disease - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Dis Source Type: research

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AbstractPurposeTo develop a multiparametric [18F]FDG positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) model for breast cancer diagnosis incorporating imaging biomarkers of breast tumors and contralateral healthy breast tissue.MethodsIn this prospective study and retrospective data analysis, 141 patients (mean 57  years) with an imaging abnormality detected on mammography and/or ultrasound (BI-RADS 4/5) underwent combined multiparametric [18F]FDG PET/MRI with PET/computed tomography and multiparametric MRI of the breast at 3  T. Images were evaluated and the following were recorded: for the tumor,...
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females worldwide and large volumes of breast images are produced and interpreted annually. As long as radiologists interpret these images, the diagnostic accuracy will be limited by human factors and both false-positive and false-negative errors might occur. By understanding visual search in breast images, we may be able to identify causes of diagnostic errors, find ways to reduce them, and also provide a better education to radiology residents. Many visual search studies in breast radiology have been devoted to mammography. These studies showed that 70% of m...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsData suggest that supplemental screening use in North Carolina did not change after enactment of a breast density notification law, though the increase in new use of any screening DBT was greater for women with dense breasts. The short-term lack of change in supplemental screening should be considered as additional notification laws are developed.
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBreast cancer screening is critically important to detect malignancy at an early stage. Annual mammography remains the gold standard as the imaging modality for patients with an average breast cancer risk. However, women with increased breast cancer risk benefit from supplemental screening using additional imaging modalities. This review summarizes the current recommendations within this patient population.Recent FindingsAnalysis from ACRIN 6666 demonstrated that the cancer detection rate of ultrasound is comparable to mammography with an increased amount of invasive and node-negative cancers detec...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our series Magseed localisation proved to be as reliable and effective as WGL in terms of lesion identification, excision with tumour free margins and specimen weight.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study could be beneficial for: (i) Clinicians to receive second opinion from the CAD system for early diagnosis, and (ii) Researchers to analyze and enhance the existing state-of-art techniques used in CAD system, which may further reduce the gap of variability between intra and inter observer.Graphical abstract
Source: IRBM - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MRI is the best predictor of tumor size in breast cancer. Histologic type and tumor size are key parameters when estimating tumor size and should be taken into account when planning surgery. Patient age does not interfere with the interpretation of imaging tests. PMID: 31186117 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cirugia eEspanola - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Esp Source Type: research
ConclusionMammographic and ultrasound findings can highly suggest a diagnosis of granulomatous mastitis in an appropriate clinical context.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can sharply decrease the number of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammo AI software yields workflow, economic benefits JNCI: Breast screening AI software equals radiologists AI-based CAD software improves breast cancer detection 4 ways AI can improve women's imaging CAD boosts reader performance for breast ultrasound
Source: Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
AbstractBreast cancer remains the main cause of cancer deaths among women in the world. As per the statistics, it is the most common killer disease of the new era. Since 2008, breast cancer incidences have increased by more than 20%, while mortality has increased by 14%.  The statistics of breast cancer incidences as per GLOBOCAN project for the years 2008 and 2012 show an increase from 22.2 to 27% globally. In India, breast cancer accounts for 25% to 31% of all cancers in women. Mammography and Sonography are the two common imaging techniques used for the diagno sis and detection of breast cancer. Since Mam...
Source: Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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