Lena M. Björneld

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BACKGROUND Although there is evidence for a reduction in breast carcinoma mortality with mammographic screening, some doubts have been expressed, and there is still uncertainty regarding the age specific effects. METHODS The authors report on a randomized, controlled trial of mammographic screening for breast carcinoma that was conducted among 51,611(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of mammography screening on breast carcinoma mortality in women ages < 50 years remains unclear. METHODS A randomized trial of invitation to breast carcinoma screening with mammography was performed in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden. The purpose was to estimate the effect of mammographic screening on breast carcinoma mortality in(More)
We carried out a randomized trial of invitation to screening mammography in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden, to estimate the effect of screening on breast cancer mortality in women under age 50 years. A total of 11,724 women aged 39-49 were randomized to the study group, which was invited to mammographic screening every 18 months; 14,217 women in the same(More)
BACKGROUND incidentally detected adrenal lesions have become a growing clinical problem. PURPOSE to prospectively estimate and validate the prevalence of incidentally detected adrenal lesions (adrenal incidentaloma) in patients with or without malignant disease undergoing CT. MATERIAL AND METHODS during 18 months all adult patients with incidentally(More)
The aim of this study was to assess patient-reported impacts and health-related quality of life (HRQL) of a 2-year follow-up programme in a large cohort of patients with stationary, non-functioning, adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) in western Sweden. 145 patients (mean age 68 years, 62 % females) with AI from a prospective study in western Sweden were studied.(More)
BACKGROUND There remain uncertainties about age-specific effects of breast cancer screening on mortality due to the disease. METHODS In 1982, a randomized trial of mammographic screening every 18 months was started in Gothenburg, Sweden. Women between the ages of 39 and 49 years were randomized to an invitation to screening (intervention group; n =(More)
The Commission of the European Communities (CEC) research project "Predictivity and optimisation in medical radiation protection" addressed fundamental operational limitations in existing radiation protection mechanisms. The first part of the project aimed at investigating (1) whether the CEC image quality criteria could be used for optimization of a(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the image quality of storage phosphor plates with that in screen-film radiograms in mammography. Two anode/filter combinations were also compared – Mo/Mo and W/Rh. S Storage phosphor plates, generation IIIN (Fuji, Tokyo, Japan) and a conventional screen-film system (Kodak, Rochester, N. Y.) were evaluated using two(More)
PURPOSE The non-ionic dimeric contrast medium (CM) iodixanol is isotonic with blood through the addition of electrolytes. In this study, we evaluated computerised dynamic vectorcardiography (VCG) as a tool in CM research by comparing the electrophysiological effects of iodixanol with those of the low-osmolar CM iohexol. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 119(More)
Randomised controlled trials have shown that the policy of mammographic screening confers a substantial and significant reduction in breast cancer mortality. This has often been accompanied, however, by an increase in breast cancer incidence, particularly during the early years of a screening programme, which has led to concerns about overdiagnosis, that is(More)