CEDM excels as presurgical diagnosis tool in large study
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo bring the reader up to date on recent literature on cancer detection with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).Recent FindingsMany early landmark trials have recently published follow-up studies comparing DBT and synthesized DBT (SM + DBT) to digital mammography (DM). Recent work has also focused on interval cancers and biological characteristics of DBT cancers in efforts to assess the impact of cancer detection with DBT.SummaryConsistent increases in cancer detection and overall reductions in recall rates are observed with DBT and maintained with SM + DBT. Studies on...
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Claire C. Conley, Bethany L. Niell, Bianca M. Augusto, McKenzie McIntyre, Richard Roetzheim, Kimberly Funaro, Susan T. Vadaparampil
Shortened protocol identifies more cancers than ultrasound or mammography.
Abstract Deep convolutional neural network (DCNN), now popularly called artificial intelligence (AI), has shown the potential to improve over previous computer-assisted tools in medical imaging developed in the past decades. A DCNN has millions of free parameters that need to be trained, but the training sample set is limited in size for most medical imaging tasks so that transfer learning is typically used. Automatic data mining may be an efficient way to enlarge the collected data set but the data can be noisy such as incorrect labels or even a wrong type of images. In this work we studied the generalization err...
Private health insurers spend more than $2 billion a year to screen women in their 40s for breast cancer, though fewer than half those eligible undergo mammograms, a new study shows.
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(JAMA Network) Researchers used a large commercial claims database to estimate the percentage of US women in their 40s with private insurance who were eligible and received screening mammography in 2017 and national costs for this screening.
AbstractThe diagnosis of breast cancer in early stage is essential for successful treatment. Detection can be performed in several ways, the most common being through mammograms. The projections acquired by this type of examination are directly affected by the composition of the breast, which density can be similar to the suspicious masses, being a challenge the identification of malignant lesions. In this article, we propose a computer-aided detection (CAD) system to aid in the diagnosis of masses in digitized mammograms using a model based in the U-Net, allowing specialists to monitor the lesion over time. Unlike most of...
CONCLUSION: The diagnostic performances of CESM and US are comparable in symptomatic women with dense breasts; however, the routine use of additional US imaging is questionable for lesions that can be detected by CESM. PMID: 32193892 [PubMed - in process]