Validation of radiologists' findings by computer-aided detection (CAD) software in breast cancer detection with automated 3D breast ultrasound: a concept study in implementation of artificial intelligence software.
Validation of radiologists' findings by computer-aided detection (CAD) software in breast cancer detection with automated 3D breast ultrasound: a concept study in implementation of artificial intelligence software. Acta Radiol. 2019 Jul 19;:284185119858051 Authors: van Zelst JC, Tan T, Mann RM, Karssemeijer N PMID: 31324132 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsTattooing of axillary LNs is safe and easily performed. Tattooing was helpful in identifying the marked LN in the majority of cases. This technique helps to ensure that metastatic LNs are identified and removed at surgery after NAT.
SCIENTISTS say they can fight breast cancer by using ultrasound. Doctors would inject minute cell-like bubbles of drugs to travel through the lymphatic system, where the disease spreads.
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) In the growing need to improve imaging techniques, the United States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded an RO1 grant titled 'Advanced image reconstruction for accurate and high-resolution breast ultrasound tomography' to teams at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Wayne State University.
ConclusionThe results of this study demonstrated that US is superior in evaluating ALNs when compared with PE and that US should replace PE as the standard method for the clinical staging of ALNs in breast cancer.
Pediatric breast cancer rates are low, but guidelines exist to help alleviate patient concerns.
This study aims to investigate the outcomes of the arm peripherally inserted central catheter-PORT technique in breast cancer patients. METHODS: The peripherally inserted central catheter-PORT technique is an evolution of the standard arm-totally implantable vascular access device implant based on guided ultrasound venous access in the proximal third of the upper limb with subsequent placement of the reservoir at the middle third of the arm. A prospective study was conducted on 418 adult female breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The primary study outcome was peripherally inserted central catheter-PORT fail...
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Ronilda Lacson, Aijia Wang, Laila Cochon, Catherine Giess, Sonali Desai, Sunil Eappen, Ramin KhorasaniAbstractObjectiveAssess rate of and factors associated with optimal follow-up in patients with BI-RADS 3 breast findings.MethodsThis Institutional Review Board–approved, retrospective cohort study, performed at an academic medical center, included all women undergoing breast imaging (ultrasound and mammography) in 2016. Index reports for unique patients with an assessment of BI-RADS 3 (retrieved via natura...
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]
ConclusionDCIS cases with duct abnormalities on ultrasound were investigated in this study. The important characteristics were as follows: (1) the distribution of ductal dilatation was focal or segmental, (2) solid parts were present in the dilated ducts, (3) the distribution of internal echoes was continuous or multiple, (4) the shape of solid echoes was broad-based and/or irregular, and (5) internal echoes were sometimes accompanied by echogenic foci. Accurate evaluation of these findings may be useful for diagnosing DCIS. Although the duct abnormalities are included in “ASSOCIATED FEATURES” in ACR BI-RADS AT...
ConclusionsThis study demonstrates that the ROLL procedure to identify clip-marked lymph nodes is feasible. This facilitates selective removal at surgery and may tailor axillary treatment in patients treated with NST.