MRI finds cancer missed on clinical breast exams

Breast MRI scans found six cases of breast cancer in high-risk women that had...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI boosts radiologists' mammography performance CEDM excels as presurgical diagnosis tool in large study Study supports interval MRI for likely benign findings PET/MRI tops MRI in breast lesion comparisons MRI finds breast cancer early in women with family history
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Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) has never been revealed by preoperative scans. It is necessary to use digital mammography in predicting LVI in patients with breast cancer preoperatively.
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Condition:   Breast Cancer Interventions:   Diagnostic Test: Serum Autotaxin;   Radiation: chest x-ray;   Diagnostic Test: Breast ultrasound or mammography;   Diagnostic Test: Histopathological examination of breast mass specimens;   Radiation: Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI) and Bone scan;   Diagnostic Test: Peripheral  haemogram;   Diagnostic Test: Renal and liver functions;   Diagnostic Test: Prothrombin time and concentration;   Diagnostic Test: Cancer Antigen...
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New research shows digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to be a more effective breast cancer diagnosis tool than digital mammography (DM), according to a study recently published inRadiology. DBT is a relatively new screening practice and was only approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017. It uses an x-ray tube that glides in an arc-shape and uses low levels of radiation to image the breast from various angles. Up until now, research only showed us how effective the screening is in the first round of testing before detection rates are expected to escalate. Those early studies showed that DBT had higher detect...
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While there has been controversy over when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer using mammograms, studies consistently show that screening can lead to earlier detection of the disease, when it’s more treatable. So improving how effectively mammograms can detect abnormal growths that could be cancerous is a priority in the field. AI could play a role in accomplishing that—computer-based machine learning might help doctors to read mammograms more accurately. In a study published Jan. 1 in Nature, researchers from Google Health, and from universities in the U.S. and U.K., report on an AI model ...
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Dense breast tissue not only increases a woman ’s risk of developing cancer, it also makes it more difficult for physicians to identify possible tumors. However, emerging research from University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands has found that implementing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening in addition to mammography can be a more effective cancer diagnosis method in patients with dense breast tissue than mammography alone. Over the course of two years, the group of researchers led by Carla van Gils evaluated 40,000 women with immense dense breast tissue with mammography and 4,783 were designate...
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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...
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CONCLUSION: Imaging tools used to evaluate breast cancer can help determine whether distant metastasis has occurred and in rare cases can help discover other primary cancers. The patient in this case study was 1 of the few patients with an incidental finding of a second nonmetastatic primary malignancy in the lung detected using PET-CT. The risks associated with advanced imaging include exposing patients to additional tests and potentially invasive procedures based on the results. However, in some instances, imaging results can alter the treatment plan and increase survival rates. Further empirical research and case studie...
Source: Radiologic Technology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiol Technol 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
ConclusionConventional BC-imaging modalities have both advantages and limitations. When utilized in combination, they are often complementary. For example, a limitation of mammography is low sensitivity in dense breasts. The addition of DBT lessens this limitation by providing three-dimensional (3D) images of the breast that minimizes the effect of overlying breast tissue. Additionally, US added to mammography in dense breasts increases screening sensitivity and has the advantages of accessibility and lack of ionizing radiation. MRI is currently the most sensitive method used for detecting BC. When MRI is not suitable for ...
Source: Clinical and Translational Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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