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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 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)
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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether bone scans (BS) can be avoided if pelvis was included in CT thorax and abdomen to detect bony metastases from breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Results of 77 pairs of CT (thorax, abdomen, and pelvis) and BS in newly diagnosed patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) were compared(More)
Galactocoeles are an uncommon cause of breast masses, usually occurring in lactating women. The purpose of this study was to review the ultrasound (US) features of galactocoeles presenting to the Nottingham Breast Unit. Eight women with galactocoeles were scanned during 1994 and 1995. All the scans were abnormal, 50% of lesions were cystic or multicystic,(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)
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)
AIM To review women who have had breast cancer diagnosed following previous assessment of a screen-detected mammographic abnormality in order to ascertain the frequency and characteristics of false-negative assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS The assessment process was reviewed in the study population of 28 women. This included the nature of the lesion(More)
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)
AIM To review previous mammograms of women found later to have DCIS and identify features which may have been missed or misinterpreted as benign. METHODS The previous mammograms of 50 women who developed DCIS were analysed. The mammographic features at diagnosis and on the prior mammograms were compared. RESULTS 11 (22%) of the previous mammograms were(More)