Breast Density Does Not Affect Breast Cancer Tumor Size Assessment: A Comparison of Radiologic Versus Pathologic Measurement by Different Imaging Modalities Across Breast Densities

ConclusionsUS may underestimate breast tumor size. Treatment decisions that take into account tumor size can be made equally reliably in patients with high or low breast density.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Jacinta E. Browne The aim of this work was to develop multimodal anthropomorphic breast phantoms suitable for evaluating the imaging performance of a recently-introduced Microwave Imaging (MWI) technique in comparison to the established diagnostic imaging modalities of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound (US), mammography and Computed Tomography (CT). MWI is an emerging technique with significant potential to supplement established imaging techniques to improve diagnostic confidence for breast cancer detection. To date, numerical simulations have been used to assess the different MWI scanning and image recon...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This article focuses on reviewing the background of microwave techniques for breast tumour detection. In particular, this study reviews the recent advancements in active microwave imaging, namely microwave tomography and radar-based techniques. The main objective of this paper is to provide researchers and physicians with an overview of the principles, techniques, and fundamental challenges associated with microwave imaging for breast cancer detection. Furthermore, this study aims to shed light on the fact that until today, there are very few commercially available and cost-effective microwave-based systems for breast canc...
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AbstractIntroductionBreast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed female cancer. Diagnosis in younger women (under 35  years) is different to their older counterparts, and mammography is not considered as sensitive in this cohort. Consequentially, younger patients may present later with more advanced disease.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively updated database containing consecutive patients who presented to the symptomatic breast unit of Galway University Hospital between 2009 and 2015. Patient clinicopathologic factors, clinical examination features, diagnostic radiological modalities and Bi-RA...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine 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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Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Elaine F. Harkness, Susan M. Astley, D.Gareth EvansAbstractThe incidence of breast cancer continues to increase worldwide. Population-based screening is available in many countries but may not be the most efficient use of resources, thus interest in risk-based/stratified screening has grown significantly in recent years. An important part of risk-based screening is the incorporation of mammographic density (MD) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) into risk prediction models to be comb...
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Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Elaine F. Harkness, Susan M. Astley, D Gareth EvansAbstractThe incidence of breast cancer continues to increase worldwide. Population-based screening is available in many countries but may not be the most efficient use of resources, thus interest in risk-based/stratified screening has grown significantly in recent years. An important part of risk-based screening is the incorporation of mammographic density and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) into risk prediction models to be combined ...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography - Category: Radiology Tags: Breast Imaging Source Type: research
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Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Oncologist Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Health Tests and procedures Women's Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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