Could contrast mammo supplant CE-MRI for confirming breast cancer?
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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]
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...