A meta ‐analysis of contrast‐enhanced spectral mammography versus MRI in the diagnosis of breast cancer

ConclusionsBoth CESM and MRI are effective methods for the detection of breast cancer with high diagnostic sensitivity. The diagnostic performance of CESM appears to be more effective than MRI.
Source: Thoracic Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE 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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ño S Abstract Screening plays an important role in women with a high risk of breast cancer. Given this population's high incidence of breast cancer and younger age of onset compared to the general population, it is recommended that screening starts earlier. There is ample evidence that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most sensitive diagnostic tool, and American and the European guidelines both recommend annual MRI screening (with supplementary annual mammography) as the optimum screening modality. Nevertheless, the current guidelines do not totally agree about the recommendations for MRI screening i...
Source: Radiologia - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologia Source Type: research
(ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group) According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, when screening women at average risk with dense breast tissue, abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected significantly more cancers (almost two and a half times as many) than digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). The study compared the 10-minute MRI exam to 3D mammography, in women with dense breasts, because the ability of mammography to detect breast cancer is limited in these women.
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China has an increasing burden of breast cancer, but with a population of dense breast patients, the diagnostic efficiency of conventional digital mammography was attenuated. Our study suggested that CESM exhibited an excellent diagnostic efficiency and a moderate correlation in lesion size estimation compared to DCE ‐MRI and pathology, supporting it to be an alternative to DCE‐MRI in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, especially for exclusion diagnosis in dense breast patients. AbstractBackgroundChina has an increasing burden of breast cancer. However, with a large population of dense breast patients, the diagnost...
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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
ConclusionsApplying the Kaiser score to breast MRI allows stratifying the risk of breast cancer in lesions that present as suspicious calcifications on mammography and may thus avoid unnecessary breast biopsies.Key Points• The Kaiser score is a helpful clinical decision tool for distinguishing malignant from benign breast lesions that present as calcifications on mammography.• Application of the Kaiser score may obviate 58.3–65.3% of unnecessary stereotactic biopsies of suspicious calcifications.• High Kaiser scores predict breast cancer with high specificity, aiding clinical decision-making with regar...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe review the management for unaffectedBRCA1/2 mutation carriers and the local management of early-stage breast cancer.Recent FindingsFor unaffectedBRCA1/2 mutation carriers, surveillance includes annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammogram (MG). Novel imaging modalities, including abbreviated protocol MRI, ultrafast/accelerated MRI, and contrast-enhanced digital mammography are being investigated. Risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) should be considered, and nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy (NSM) is now an option. Additionally, risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) is strongly recommend...
Source: Current Breast Cancer Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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