Brittany Dashevsky

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UNLABELLED Although guidelines such as those of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network consider (18)F-FDG PET/CT for systemic staging of newly diagnosed stage III breast cancer patients, factors in addition to stage may influence the utility of PET/CT. Because invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) is less conspicuous than invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) on(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the association between a validated, gene-expression-based, aggressiveness assay, Oncotype Dx RS, and morphological and texture-based image features extracted from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study received Internal Review Board approval and need for informed consent was waived. Between(More)
To determine if the histology of a breast malignancy influences the appearance of untreated osseous metastases on FDG PET/CT. This retrospective study was performed under IRB waiver. Our Hospital Information System was screened for breast cancer patients who presented with osseous metastases, who underwent FDG PET/CT prior to systemic therapy or(More)
PURPOSE To use features extracted from magnetic resonance (MR) images and a machine-learning method to assist in differentiating breast cancer molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant study received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. We identified 178 breast(More)
Due to an increasing number of breast cancer diagnoses in younger women anecdotally noted at our institution, we conceived of this study %was to retrospectively review the records of women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40 for potentially alterable versus unalterable risk factors in their history. Between 2007 and 2013, there were 52 patients(More)
Pathologic evaluation of breast specimens requires a fixation and staining procedure of at least 12 hours duration, delaying diagnosis and post-operative planning. Here we introduce an MRI technique with a custom-designed radiofrequency resonator for imaging breast and lymph tissue with sufficient spatial resolution and speed to guide pathologic(More)
A radiology teaching file (TF) is a system containing a collection of cases with teaching value. Given the wide variety of TF solutions available, we conducted a national survey to better understand the need for TFs, TF features desired by users and their current implementation. A 28-question survey was created which explored TF implementation, utilization,(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Here we review the current state of multicenter radiology research (MRR), and utilize a survey of experienced researchers to identify common advantages, barriers, and resources to guide future investigators. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Association of University Radiologists established a Radiology Research Alliance task force,(More)
Angiosarcoma of the breast is a rare malignancy that may be easily misdiagnosed. Of the two forms, the more common form presents in patients (typically postmenopausal0 with a history of breast cancer, secondary to irradiation or chronic lymphedema. In contrast, the rarer form, primary angiosarcoma, arises sporadically in premenopausal women who present with(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to review screening mammography examinations performed at our institution from 2007 through 2010 with the primary endpoint of determining the incidence of breast cancer and associated histologic and prognostic features in women in their 40s. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients who presented for screening mammography who(More)