Dorothy A. Sippo

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Purpose To (a) evaluate the frequency of Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) category 3 assessment in screening and diagnostic breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, (b) review findings considered indicative of BI-RADS category 3, and (c) determine outcomes of BI-RADS category 3 lesions, including upgrades, downgrades, and malignancy rates.(More)
Breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, because of its extremely high sensitivity in detecting invasive breast cancers, is sometimes used as a diagnostic tool to evaluate equivocal mammographic findings. However, breast MR imaging should never substitute for a complete diagnostic evaluation or for biopsy of suspected, localizable suspicious mammographic(More)
PURPOSE To review the ability of an abbreviated, high-risk, screening, breast MRI protocol to detect cancer and save resources. METHODS High-risk screening breast MR images were reviewed, from both an abbreviated protocol and a full diagnostic protocol. Differences in cancer detection, scanner utilization, interpretation times, and need for additional(More)
The objective of this study is to evaluate a natural language processing (NLP) algorithm that determines American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) final assessment categories from radiology reports. This HIPAA-compliant study was granted institutional review board approval with waiver of informed consent. This(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To determine the cancer detection rate and abnormal interpretation rate of screening breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in previously treated breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board-approved retrospective review of the breast MRI database from 2009 to 2011 identified a total of 3297 screening(More)
This pictorial review demonstrates imaging features of extramammary malignancies metastatic to the breast seen with multiple modalities, including mammography, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Although rare, metastases to the breast may have a distinct imaging appearance from the appearance(More)
INTRODUCTION The Mammography Quality Standards Act [1], finalized in 1999, provides a strong foundation for demonstrating value-based patient care. The act requires an outcomes audit that correlates pathologic results with positive mammographic findings, requires the review of falsenegative mammographic results, and mandates that mammographic reports(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical utility of breast MRI for diagnosing malignancy in women with equivocal mammographic findings but no symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective review of an institutional MRI database of 7332 contrast-enhanced breast MRI examinations from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2012,(More)