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The aim of this study was to obtain information concerning the direction and rates of growth of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The previous mammograms of 124 women diagnosed with DCIS were examined. If in retrospect calcifications were present on the previous examination, the exact size and position were recorded on both diagnostic and previous imaging.(More)
AIMS Brain metastases from breast cancer are an uncommon initial presentation of metastatic breast cancer, but brain metastases commonly occur later in women's metastatic illness. The aims of this study were to document the type, frequency, and temporal occurrence of brain metastases from breast cancer as well as the survival of women with such metastases,(More)
PURPOSE To review the mammographic features of screening interval breast cancers and to compare the tumor size, histologic grade, and lymph node involvement with those in screening-detected and unscreened symptomatic cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Screening mammography was performed in 72,773 women aged 50-64 years. Ninety interval cancers were identified(More)
AIMS To determine if the number of flecks of calcification retrieved at stereotaxic core needle biopsy or the number of core samples obtained containing calcification are related to biopsy sensitivity, and to determine how many calcifications or cores containing calcification the radiologist should aim to retrieve when sampling mammographic(More)
AIM To assess if the pattern of metastatic spread of carcinoma of the breast varies according to tumour histological grade. MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical details, histological features of the primary tumour, and imaging findings at presentation of patients with metastatic breast cancer have been recorded prospectively since 1997. The pattern of(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate localization of impalpable breast lesions that require biopsy is important. This randomized trial compared radioisotope occult lesion localization (ROLL) with the standard hooked-wire technique. METHODS Ninety-five patients were randomized to receive either ROLL or wire localization of an occult breast lesion. Correct placement of(More)
The sensitivity of mammography in cancer detection needs to be high but is also important to achieve a high diagnostic specificity to avoid the morbidity associated with unnecessary surgical biopsy. We have reviewed the mammographic features of non-palpable breast lesions to identify factors which may improve the specificity of mammographic interpretation(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the hypothesis that interval cancers arising soon after the previous screen and true interval cancers are biologically aggressive and have a relatively poor prognosis compared with other interval cancers, and to assess which prognostic features are relevant to interval cancers. METHODS Analysis of prognostic pathological features(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the plain abdominal radiographs of patients thought clinically to have a sigmoid volvulus. Strict diagnostic criteria based on the findings at barium enema and/or surgery were applied to establish or refute a diagnosis of sigmoid volvulus. The presenting plain abdominal radiographs were assessed for 10 radiological(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the use of ultrasound (US)-guided core biopsy of axillary nodes in patients with operable breast cancer. The ipsilateral axillae of 187 patients with suspected primary operable breast cancer were scanned. Nodes were classified based on their shape and cortical morphology. Abnormal nodes underwent US-guided core(More)