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Breast imaging

This section aims to publish articles related to the development, evaluation, and use of imaging techniques and image processing tools to diagnose and manage diseases of the breast tissue. 

  1. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer in females, and is the second leading cancer-related cause of death in this group. Early diagnosis is essential to breast cancer to be effectively treated, and ultras...

    Authors: Hongbiao Liu, Hongwei Zhan, Da Sun and Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:98

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  2. The upgrade rate of biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive carcinoma is up to 50% on final pathology. We investigated MRI and clinicopathologic predictors of the invasive components of DC...

    Authors: Ga Young Yoon, Woo Jung Choi, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae and Hak Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:95

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  3. BRCA1/2 deleterious variants account for most of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer cases. Prediction models and guidelines for the assessment of genetic risk rely heavily on criteria with high variability ...

    Authors: Georgia Vasileiou, Maria J. Costa, Christopher Long, Iris R. Wetzler, Juliane Hoyer, Cornelia Kraus, Bernt Popp, Julius Emons, Marius Wunderle, Evelyn Wenkel, Michael Uder, Matthias W. Beckmann, Sebastian M. Jud, Peter A. Fasching, Alexander Cavallaro, André Reis…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:86

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  4. There is an increasing interest in non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting and evaluating breast lesions. We present a methodology utilizing lesion core and periphery region of int...

    Authors: Alan I. Penn, Milica Medved, Vandana Dialani, Etta D. Pisano, Elodia B. Cole, David Brousseau, Gregory S. Karczmar, Guimin Gao, Barry D. Reich and Hiroyuki Abe

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:61

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  5. We suspected that moving a small neodymium magnet would promote migration of the magnetic tracer to the sentinel lymph node (SLN). Higher monitoring counts on the skin surface before making an incision help us...

    Authors: Masujiro Makita, Eriko Manabe, Tomoko Kurita, Hiroyuki Takei, Seigo Nakamura, Akihiro Kuwahata, Masaki Sekino, Moriaki Kusakabe and Yasuo Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:58

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  6. Breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging does not usually assess axillary lymph nodes -using dedicated axillary sequence. The additional utility of dedicated axillary sequence is poorly understood. We evaluated ...

    Authors: Su Min Ha, Eun Young Chae, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Woo Jung Choi and Hak Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:45

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  7. Outlining lesion contours in Ultra Sound (US) breast images is an important step in breast cancer diagnosis. Malignant lesions infiltrate the surrounding tissue, generating irregular contours, with spiculation...

    Authors: Marly Guimarães Fernandes Costa, João Paulo Mendes Campos, Gustavo de Aquino e Aquino, Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira and Cícero Ferreira Fernandes Costa Filho

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:85

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  8. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) in the medical field has received more and more attention in recent years. One important CAD application is to detect and classify breast lesions in ultrasound images. Traditiona...

    Authors: Zhantao Cao, Lixin Duan, Guowu Yang, Ting Yue and Qin Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:51

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  9. The aim of our study was to identify the factors and causes associated with non-detection for second breast cancers on screening mammography in women with a personal history of early-stage breast cancer.

    Authors: Yoo Kyung Yeom, Eun Young Chae, Hak Hee Kim, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin and Woo Jung Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:2

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  10. We investigated the radiologic and clinical findings of radial scar and complex sclerosing lesions, and evaluated the rate of pathologic upgrade and predicting factors.

    Authors: Su Min Ha, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae, Woo Jung Choi, Hak Hee Kim and Ha-Yeon Oh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:39

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  11. Approximately 10% of all MRI-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsies (MR-VAB) are histologically classified as B3 lesions. In most of these cases surgical excision is recommended. The aim of our study was to ev...

    Authors: H. Preibsch, L. K. Wanner, A. Staebler, M. Hahn and K. C. Siegmann-Luz

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:27

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  12. Obesity and high radiologic breast density independently increase breast cancer risk. We evaluated the effect of surgical weight loss on mammographic density (MD).

    Authors: Natalia Partain, Ali Mokdad, Nancy Puzziferri, Jessica Porembka, Stephen Seiler, Alana Christie, Deborah Farr, Aeisha Rivers, A. Marilyn Leitch, Rachel Wooldridge, James Huth and Roshni Rao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:10

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  13. The aim of this study was to use texture analysis (TA) of breast magnetic resonance (MR) images to assist in differentiating estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer molecular subtypes.

    Authors: Kirsi Holli-Helenius, Annukka Salminen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Ilkka Koskivuo, Nina Brück, Pia Boström and Riitta Parkkola

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:69

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  14. Receiving real-time information on tissue properties while performing biopsy procedures has the potential of improving biopsy accuracy. The study goal was to test the ability of a miniature flexible Radio-Freq...

    Authors: Zvi Kaufman, Haim Paran, Ilana Haas, Patricia Malinger, Tania Zehavi, Tamar Karni, Izhak Pappo, Judith Sandbank, Judith Diment and Tanir Allweis

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:57

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. The current gold standard for preoperative perforator mapping in breast reconstruction with a DIEP flap is CT angiography (CTA). Dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) is an imaging method that does not require ...

    Authors: Sven Weum, James B. Mercer and Louis de Weerd

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:43

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  16. The staging of axillary lymph nodes is critical to the management and prognosis of breast cancer, the most frequent cancer in females. Neoadjuvant therapy and lymph node dissection are recommended when maligna...

    Authors: Caroline De Coninck, Jean-Christophe Noël, Rachel Boutemy and Philippe Simon

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:13

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