Does the menstrual cycle affect the multimodal ultrasound tomography?

Conclusion Although there are biological changes in breast tissue properties during the MC, we did not observe statistically significant changes in the average values of MUT refractivity and attenuation images in each breast for different weeks of the MC. This finding implies that the diagnostic accuracy of the MUT may not be affected by the timing of the scan during the MC. PMID: 30282480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Radiologica - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Acta Radiol Source Type: research

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The field of medical AI is buzzing. More and more companies set the purpose to disrupt healthcare with the help of artificial intelligence. Given how fast these companies come and go, it can prove to be hard to stay up-to-date with the most promising ones. Here, I collected the biggest names currently on the market ranging from start-ups to tech giants to keep an eye on in the future. To further help you keep up with what A.I. brings to medicine, The Medical Futurist team made an easy-to-digest e-book about just that. I highly encourage you to read it and would love to hear about your thoughts! Artificial Intelligence has ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Design AI digital health genetics Innovation Personalized medicine pharma GC1 big data drug development healthcare companies medical imaging Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: There is no evidence that any of the current preoperative axillary imaging modalities can accurately exclude or identify breast cancer patients with extensive nodal involvement. Both negative PET/CT and negative MRI scans (with gadolinium-based contrast agents) are promising in excluding extensive nodal involvement. Larger studies should be performed to strengthen this conclusion. False-negative rates of axillary ultrasound and ultrasound-guided needle biopsy are too high to rely on negative results of these modalities in excluding extensive nodal involvement. PMID: 31885585 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: 2-VST of ABUS achieved comparable scan coverage and diagnostic performance to that of conventional 3-VST in women with small breasts. PMID: 31920026 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean J Radiol - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
The fiercely contested race to demonstrate how artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: C-MIMI: AI could cut mammography workload in half AI shows promise for reducing mammography workload AI enhances radiologist performance for DBT Deep learning enhances breast cancer risk assessment SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissueComments: 12/1/2019 2:21:59 PMHospital-Rad If I were a resident I would think twice before choosing breast fellowship. Although a mammographer won't be replaced by AI completely, I predict that the work volume will decrease dramatically. Screenings...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
The objective of this review is to discuss current modalities and devices as well as highlight promising advancements intended to aid in diagnosing secondary lymp hedema in breast cancer patients.Recent FindingsImaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can offer high resolution of the lymphatics but are expensive and time-consuming. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is an alternative that reveals organ function as opposed to organ structure. Other imaging methods, such as color duplex ultrasound (CDU), laser scanner 3D (LS3D), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiome...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Questioning PET/CT findings in light of the cancer subtype enabled us to rectify the diagnosis and allow this patient to be treated with curative intent. PMID: 31645205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Conclusion: Anti-CV2 autoimmune encephalitis can present as Parkinsonism with bilateral leukoencephalopathy on MRI. PET scanning can be useful to reveal an occult cancer. Treatment of the cancer may improve the paraneoplastic neurological syndrome without the need of immunosuppressive therapy.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe density of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) is a predictive factor for response to neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) in breast cancer. High TIL density correlates with higher complete pathologic remission (pCR) in triple negative and HER2 positive breast cancer. Additionally, not only TIL density but also subsets of immune cells in tumor stroma seem to play an important role in cancer and immune cell interaction and response to chemotherapy. Our aim is to determine TIL density and expression of CD 20, CD3, CD8, PD-L1, FOXP3 and PGM1 on core biopsy specimen and find a correlation with pCR.Trial d...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Objective: Breast cancer patients have a higher mortality risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women from the general population. CVD risk may increase significantly in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for CVD in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 96 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors were compared with 192 postmenopausal women. The main group included women with amenorrhea>12 months, aged ≥45 years, with breast cancer, and without established CVD. The control group fulfilled the same crit...
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: An early stage treatment response prediction model developed by quantitative ultrasound and texture analysis combined with modern computational methods permits offering effective alternatives to standard treatment for refractory patients. PMID: 31325763 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Transl Oncol Source Type: research
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