Survival of patients with BRCA1-associated breast cancer diagnosed in an MRI-based surveillance program
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, May 1, 2013
Moller P et al. - The authors report the 5- and 10-year survival rate of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the context of an annual mri-based surveillance program. In 2001, as part of a national initiative, women in Norway with a BRCA1 mutation were offered annual screening with breast mri in addition to mammography. The 5- and 10-year survival of women with a BRCA1-associated breast cancer detected in a national mri-based screening program ...
Evaluation of Residual Disease Using Breast MRI After Excisional Biopsy for Breast Cancer
American Journal of Roentgenology, May 1, 2013
Chae EY et al. - The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of breast mri in evaluating residual disease in patients after excisional biopsy for breast cancer on the basis of both morphologic and kinetic features. Although the overlapping features of the postsurgical changes and malignant lesions remain as the limitations, dynamic contrast-enhanced breast mri is a useful tool for residual disease prediction after excisional biopsy for breast cancer. Combined ...
Background parenchymal enhancement on breast MRI: Influence of menstrual cycle and breast composition
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, May 1, 2013
Kang SS et al. - The aim of this study is to evaluate the menstrual cycle and breast composition influence on background parenchymal enhancement of breast magnetic resonance imaging (mri) and to investigate the optimal time for breast MR examinations. The influence of menstrual cycle on the enhancement of breast parenchyma is different according to the breast composition. The optimal time for breast mri could be different for dense and fatty breasts.
Prospective study of the efficacy of breast magnetic resonance imaging and mammographic screening in survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma
Journal of Clinical Oncology, April 30, 2013
Ng AK et al. - In contrast to women with genetic or familial risk, in HL survivors breast mri was not more sensitive than mammogram for breast cancer detection. However, the two screening modalities complement each other in the detection of early cases of disease. Early diagnosis is particularly important in these patients, given the breast cancer treatment challenges in patients who have received prior cancer therapy. Methods We enrolled 148 women treated with chest irradiation ...
Correlation of contrast agent kinetics between iodinated contrast-enhanced spectral tomosynthesis and gadolinium-enhanced MRI of breast lesions
European Radiology, May 20, 2013
Froeling V et al. - Assessment of contrast agent kinetics in contrast-enhanced mri (CE-mri) with gadolinium-containing contrast agents offers the opportunity to predict breast lesion malignancy. The goal of this study was to determine if similar patterns exist for spectral contrast-enhanced digital breast tomosynthesis (CE-DBT) using an iodinated contrast agent. There is a statistically significant correlation between contrast agent kinetics in the signal ...
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhancement Features Before and After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer: A Predictive Value for Responders
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, May 17, 2013
Kang DK et al. - This study examined the ability of magnetic resonance imaging (mri) enhancement features to predict the response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in patients with breast cancer. No baseline mri feature described using the breast Imaging Reporting and Data System mri lexicon was useful for early prediction of the response to NAC.
Impact of Clinical and Lesion Characteristics on the Results of MR-Guided Wire Localizations of the Breast Using an Open 1.0-T MRI System
Investigative Radiology, May 7, 2013
Krug KB et al. - The study was performed to assess the impact of clinical parameters, tumor size, and target localization on the procedural characteristics in magnetic resonance imaging (mri)–guided wire localizations of breast lesions using an open 1.0-T open MR system. Magnetic resonance–guided wire localizations of suspicious breast lesions using an open high-field MR system are a clinically safe and feasible method even in small target lesions and anatomical regions that ...
DCE-MRI analysis methods for predicting the response of breast cancer to neoadjuvant chemotherapy: Pilot study findings
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, May 10, 2013
Li X et al. - The purpose of this pilot study is to determine (1) if early changes in both semiquantitative and quantitative DCE-mri parameters, observed after the first cycle of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer patients, show significant difference between responders and nonresponders and (2) if these parameters can be used as a prognostic indicator of the eventual response. The signal enhancement ratio washout volume and kep appear to predict breast cancer response after ...
Endoscopically harvested latissimus dorsi: a scarless technique in immediate partial breast reconstruction
European Journal of Plastic Surgery, May 8, 2013
Vidal JMI et al. – Harvesting the latissimus dorsi muscle flap endoscopically is a well–known and well–documented technique, though it is still not widespread in clinical practice. This approach provides autologous tissue for the oncological resection bed, creating the most favorable conditions for subsequent radiotherapy. The endoscopic approach minimizes scarring at the donor site. The use of the latissimus dorsi muscle flap obtained endoscopically is a highly effective technique in the ...
Correlation of endogenous hormonal levels, fibroglandular tissue volume and percent density measured using 3D MRI during one menstrual cycle
Annals of Oncology, May 13, 2013
Chen JH et al. - The authors measured breast density (BD) on mri and correlated with endogenous hormonal levels. The results showed that BD is not strongly associated with the endogenous hormone. Their association with breast cancer risk was likely coming from different mechanisms, and they should be considered as independent risk factors.