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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)
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)
Microdochectomy is usually performed on patients with nipple discharge caused by intraductal proliferative lesions, such as intraductal papilloma and carcinoma. But this operation often sacrifices large amounts of normal mammary gland even when the lesion is a benign intraductal papilloma a few millimeters in diameter. We have developed duct endoscopy for(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)
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)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Our purpose in this study was to investigate the usefulness of follow-up magnification mammograms (i.e., both current and previous magnification mammograms) in a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme for identifying the histological classification of clustered microcalcifications. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our database consisted of(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)