Study of breast implants mammography examinations for identification of suitable image quality criteria

AbstractPurposeTo characterise the mammography technique used in breast cancer screening programmes for breast implants (BI) and to identify if the image quality (IQ) criteria available in literature are applicable to BI imaging.MethodsThe study was conducted in two phases: literature review to find IQ criteria used in mammography combining keywords in several sources; and assessment of 1207 BI mammograms using the criteria that was identified previously to see if they were achieved or not. An observation grid was used to collect information about positioning, beam energy, compression force, and exposure mode. Descriptive statistics and Student ’st test and χ2 test were performed according to the nature of the variables.ResultsForty-seven out of 2188 documents were included in the analysis, with 13 items identified to assess the quality of positioning, 4 for sharpness, 3 for artefacts, and 2 for exposure parameters. After applying the criteria to BI mammograms, retroglandular fat was not included in 37.3% of the images. The “Pectoral-Nipple-Line” criterion was achieved in 35% of MLO/ML images. The placement of the implant (subpectoral/subglandular) or performing the Eklund had significant influence on the visible anatomy (p =
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Source: Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: TS17: Student Tech Papers I Source Type: research
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Source: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Asian Pac J Cancer Prev Source Type: research
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Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: What's New In Plastic Surgery? - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: bia-alcl breast cancer breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma breast implants fda Source Type: blogs
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Source: Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer: Oral Presentations - Proffered Abstracts Source Type: research
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