Former NFL star pays for over 500 mammograms

Williams set out to pay for 53 mammograms, and this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, his foundation announced they far exceeded that goal
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Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Said Pertuz, Antti Sassi, Kirsi Holli-Helenius, Joni Kamarainen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Anna-Leena Laaperi, Otso ArponenAbstractPurposeTo assess the association between breast cancer risk and mammographic parenchymal measures obtained using a fully-automated, publicly available software, OpenBreast.MethodsThis retrospective case-control study involved screening mammograms of asymptomatic women diagnosed with breast cancer between 2016 and 2017. The 114 cases were matched with corresponding healthy controls by birth and screening ...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe future of non-operative management of DCIS relies on distinguishing lesions requiring treatment from those needing only active surveillance. More accurate preoperative staging and grading of DCIS would be helpful. We identified determinants of upstaging preoperative breast biopsies showing ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive breast cancer (IBC), or of upgrading them to higher-grade DCIS, following examination of the surgically excised specimen.MethodsWe studied all women with DCIS at preoperative biopsy in a large specialist cancer centre during 2000 –2014. Information from clinical records...
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An artificial intelligence (AI) tool - trained on roughly a million screening mammography images - identified breast cancer with approximately 90 percent accuracy when combined with analysis by radiologists, a new study finds. Led by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Center for Data Science, the study examined the ability of a type of AI, a machine learning computer program, to add value to
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ConclusionsThis work has demonstrated a significant correlation between the degree of lesion enhancement in CESM and malignancy. Quantitative analysis of enhancement levels in CESM can distinguish between invasive cancers and benign or in situ lesions.Key Points• There is a possibility of quantitative assessment of contrast enhancement in CESM.• Correlation between quantitative assessment of contrast enhancement in CESM and histopathology was observed.
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Women must be offered lunchtime mammograms or smear tests to halt a collapse in screening rates, a report commissioned by the NHS has stated.
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Abstract In this article, we explore the evidence around the relative benefits and harms of breast cancer screening using a single radiologist to examine each female's mammograms for signs of cancer (single reading), or two radiologists (double reading). First, we briefly explore the historical evidence using film-screen mammography, before providing an in-depth description of evidence using digital mammography. We classify studies according to which exact version of double reading they use, because the evidence suggests that effectiveness of double reading is contingent on whether the two radiologists are blinded...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
AbstractBreast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer among females with more than 2 million new cases diagnosed worldwide in 2018. Although the prognosis in the majority of cases in the early stages combined with appropriate treatment is positive, there are still about 30% of patients who will develop locoregional diseases and distant metastases. Molecular imaging is very important in the diagnosis, staging, follow-up, and radiotherapy planning. Additionally, it is useful in characterizing lesions, prognosis, and therapy response in BC patients. Nuclear medicine imaging modalities (SPECT and PET) are of indispensable impor...
Source: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Mammography screening for breast cancer saves lives. But another test may be better for women with dense breasts. Dr. Deborah Rhodes, an internal medicine specialist from the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic, says that data from a study being done at Mayo Clinic and other centers across the country suggest that MBI may also [...]
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Abstract The detection of lymph node metastasis affects the management of patients with primary breast cancer significantly in terms of staging, treatment, and prognosis. The main goal for the radiologist is to determine and detect the presence of metastatic disease in nonpalpable axillary lymph nodes with a positive predictive value that is high enough to initially select patients for upfront axillary lymph node dissection. Features that are suggestive of axillary adenopathy may be seen with different imaging modalities, but ultrasound is the method of choice for evaluating axillary lymph nodes and for performing...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Mammography and ultrasound remain the leading modalities in breast imaging among males for diagnostic workup of palpable mass, with gynecomastia being the predominant diagnosis. However, presentation with palpable mass was also associated with malignancy. Despite a notable MBC rate in our cohort, the likelihood of cancer is low in young patients and in cases of gynecomastia. PMID: 31599508 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
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