Sharmila Balasingham

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BACKGROUND The addition of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to screening mammography for women with BRCA mutations significantly increases sensitivity, but there is little data on clinical outcomes. We report screening performance, cancer stage, distant recurrence rate, and breast cancer-specific mortality in our screening study. METHODS From 1997(More)
This paper presents a robust atlas-based segmentation (ABS) algorithm for segmentation of the breast boundary in 3-D MR images. The proposed algorithm combines the well-known methodologies of ABS namely probabilistic atlas and atlas selection approaches into a single framework where two configurations are realized. The algorithm uses phase congruency maps(More)
BACKGROUND The role of surveillance breast MRI for women with mammographically dense breasts, a personal history of breast cancer (BC), atypical hyperplasia (AH), or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) is unclear. We estimated the performance of annual surveillance MRI in women with a combination of these risk factors. METHODS We performed a retrospective(More)
542 Background: Although the addition of MRI to mammography for breast cancer screening in women with BRCA mutations has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity, some groups have reported high interval cancer and node-positive rates for BRCA1 mutation carriers, and the impact on survival is unknown. We report screening performance, cancer stage,(More)
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