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BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique that has been shown to coagulate benign and malignant tumors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate MRgFUS safety and effectiveness for the ablation of breast carcinomas. STUDY DESIGN Thirty women with biopsy-proved breast cancer underwent MRgFUS(More)
Mammography is considered the most effective method for early detection of breast cancers. However, it is difficult for radiologists to detect microcalcification clusters. Therefore, we have developed a computerized scheme for detecting early-stage microcalcification clusters in mammograms. We first developed a novel filter bank based on the concept of the(More)
The histological classification of clustered microcalcifications on mammograms can be difficult, and thus often require biopsy or follow-up. Our purpose in this study was to develop a computer-aided diagnosis scheme for identifying the histological classification of clustered microcalcifications on magnification mammograms in order to assist the(More)
MRgFUS (MR guided Focused Ultrasound) being one of the non-surgical ablation techniques. We have already achieved favorable results in the past clinical study of MRgFUS to local treatment. New twenty one cases of invasive/noninvasive ductal carcinoma of the breast were treated by MRgFUS. Core needle biopsy led to the definitive diagnosis. All the patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to assess the usefulness of three-dimensional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, compared with galactography and ultrasonography(US). METHODS Fifty-five patients with bloody nipple discharge were investigated retrospectively. All patients were examined by galactography, ultrasonography and MR imaging.(More)
PURPOSE To compare three-dimensional (3D) helical CT with 3D MRI in the evaluation of intraductal spread of breast cancer. METHODS Fifty patients with breast cancer were examined. Tumor size ranged from Tis to T2. The whole breast was scanned by both breath-holding helical CT and MRI with contrast media. Linear or segmental enhancement, and spotty(More)
This paper will review the experience and current applications of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for treatment of breast tumors. Because of the efficient screening mammography programs, most of the breast cancers diagnosed today in the United States and European Union are in early stage and are treated with limited surgery.(More)
BACKGROUND Bloody nipple discharge is a significant clue in the detection of ductal carcinoma of the breast. In the past, pathologic diagnoses were obtained exclusively via excision, but recently developed mammoscopic techniques have been found to yield valuable information relating to the diagnosis of intraductal lesions. METHODS Mammary duct endoscopy(More)
Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) with central acellular zone is sometimes encountered, but its clinicopathological features have not yet been fully investigated. The clinicopathological features of 10 resected cases of IDC with a large central acellular zone were investigated. The tumor size ranged from 6 to 28 mm with a mean of 14.3 +/- 6.9 mm.(More)