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Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) is a recently developed breast imaging technique. CESM relies on dual-energy acquisition following contrast agent injection to improve mammography sensitivity. CESM is comparable to contrast-enhanced MRI in terms of sensitivity, at a fraction of the cost. However, since lesion variability is large, even with the improved visibility provided by CESM, differentiation between benign and malignant enhancement is not accurate and a biopsy is usually performed for final assessment. Breast biopsies can be stressful to the patient and are expensive to healthcare systems. Moreover, as the biopsies results are most of the time benign, a specificity improvement in the radiologist diagnosis is required. This work presents a deep learning-based decision support system, which aims at improving the specificity of breast cancer diagnosis by CESM without affecting sensitivity.
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Name: International journal of computer assisted radiology and surgery
The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) and ultrasound with that of standard digital mammography for breast cancer screenin...
The purpose of this article is to discuss the essential steps involved in performing, interpreting, managing, and reporting findings on contrast-enhanced mammography for successful implementation into...
Accuracy of Calcium Scoring calculated from contrast-enhanced Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography using a dual-layer spectral CT: A comparison of Calcium Scoring from real and virtual non-contrast data.
Modern non-invasive evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) requires non-contrast low dose Computed Tomography (CT) imaging for determination of Calcium Scoring (CACS) and contrast-enhanced imagin...
The purpose of the study was to compare the texture based discriminative performances between non-contrast enhanced computed tomography (NECT) and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) images i...
Image enhancement is used widely in endoscopic sinonasal surgery. It is yet to be established whether image enhancement has advantages over white-light endoscopy. The authors aimed to evaluate the pre...
Women who attend for their screening mammogram will be recalled if an abnormality is detected on the screening mammogram. Calcifications account for 20% of the women recalled to second sta...
Introduction: To avoid unnecessary mastectomies and reoperations a correct size assessment of malignant lesions in breast is required. Sometimes a supplementary MRI is therefore recommende...
This research study is evaluating whether contrast enhanced mammography can be used as an alternative to breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for cancer screening
This research study is studying whether contrast enhanced mammography can predict if atypical ductal hyperplasia will progress to cancer. The device involved in this study is: -Con...
The purpose of this study protocol is to assess whether contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) will increase the accuracy of characterization of microcalcifications detected on screening mamm...
Combination or superimposition of two images for demonstrating differences between them (e.g., radiograph with contrast vs. one without, radionuclide images using different radionuclides, radiograph vs. radionuclide image) and in the preparation of audiovisual materials (e.g., offsetting identical images, coloring of vessels in angiograms).
A non-invasive method that uses a CT scanner for capturing images of blood vessels and tissues. A CONTRAST MATERIAL is injected, which helps produce detailed images that aid in diagnosing VASCULAR DISEASES.
Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.
The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.
Radiographic examination of the breast.
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Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...