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  1. Radiation exposure in full-field digital mammography with a selenium flat-panel detector; Strahlenexposition bei der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie mit einem Selen-Flachdetektor

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    Gosch, D.; Jendrass, S.; Scholz, M.; Kahn, T. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitaetsklinikum Leipzig AoeR (Germany)

    2006-07-15

    Purpose: calculation of the average glandular dose for mammography on a full-field digital mammography system using a selenium flat-panel detector. Materials and methods: mammographic examinations were carried out using the selenia digital mammographic system from Lorad/Hologic. 1992 mammographies of 500 patients in cranio-caudal and medio-lateral projections were evaluated. Based on the recorded exposure conditions (tube voltage, tube loading, filtration, compressed breast thickness), the entrance surface air kerma was calculated by multiplying the tube loading by the measured tube output and was corrected according to the inverse square law. The average glandular dose was determined for each exposure by multiplying the entrance surface air kerma value by the relevant conversion factor for a breast composition of 50% adipose tissue and 50% glandular tissue by weight. Results: the mean values for patient age and compressed breast thickness were 61 years and 58 mm, respectively. The average glandular dose was 1.57 mGy for a single view (1.46 mGy for cranio-caudal view images and 1.68 mGy for medio-lateral view images). Conclusion: full-field digital mammography with a selenium flat-panel detector requires a dose similar to that of units with a flat-panel detector based on amorphous silicon and a dose approximately 20% lower than that of conventional screen/film mammography. (orig.)

  2. Comparison of dignity determination of mammographic microcalcification with two systems for digital full-field mammography with different detector resolution. A retrospective clinical study; Vergleich der Dignitaetsbestimmung von mammographischem Mikrokalk mit zwei Systemen zur digitalen Vollfeldmammographie unterschiedlicher Detektoraufloesung. Eine retrospektive klinische Studie

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    Schulz-Wendtland, R.; Adamietz, B.; Meier-Meitinger, M.; Wenkel, E.; Lell, M.; Anders, K.; Uder, M. [Universitaetsklinikum Erlangen, Abteilung Gynaekologische Radiologie, Radiologisches Institut, Erlangen (Germany); Hermann, K.P. [Universitaetsmedizin Goettingen, Abteilung Diagnostische Radiologie, Goettingen (Germany)

    2011-02-15

    Ziel dieser retrospektiven klinischen Studie war der Vergleich der diagnostischen Treffsicherheit eines neu entwickelten Detektors mit einer Aufloesung von 50 {mu}m (digitale Vollfeldmammographie, FFDM) mit einem herkoemmlichen Detektor mit einer Aufloesung von 70 {mu}m zur Differenzialdiagnose benigner und maligner Mikrokalzifikationen (BI-RADS trademark -Klassifikation 4/5; n=50) und Bestimmung der Spezifitaet des 50-{mu}m-Detektors. Von 03 bis 09/2009 untersuchten wir 50 Patientinnen mit der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie (FFDM; Detektoraufloesung 70 {mu}m; Novation, Siemens, Erlangen, Germany) und nach der Diagnosestellung ''suspekte Mikrokalzifikationen'' (klassifiziert mit BI-RADS trademark 4/5), sowie praeoperativer Drahtmarkierung mit digitaler Vollfeldmammographie (Detektoraufloesung 50 {mu}m; Amulet, FujiFilm, Tokyo, Japan) bei gleichen Aufnahmeparametern. Fuenf Untersucher mit unterschiedlicher Erfahrung in der mammographischen Diagnostik stellten retrospektiv nach der Operation anhand der zufallsverteilten Aufnahmen (Monitorbefundung, mediolaterale Ebene) die Diagnosen, die mit der endgueltigen Histologie korreliert wurden. Histopathologisch wurden 19 benigne und 31 maligne Laesionen bei den 50 Patientinnen postoperativ diagnostiziert. Die Ergebnisse der 5 Untersucher ergaben eine hoehere Sensitivitaet fuer das neue FFDM-System (80,0%) bei der Erkennbarkeit maligner Mikrokalzifikationen im Vergleich mit dem herkoemmlichen System (74,8%). Die Spezifitaet (75,8 vs. 71,6%) war ebenfalls geringfuegig hoeher fuer das neue System. Diese Ergebnisse waren jedoch nicht signifikant (p <0,001). Die diagnostische Treffsicherheit fuer das neue System (Detektoraufloesung 50 {mu}m) lag gleichfalls geringfuegig hoeher im Vergleich zum herkoemmlichen System (Detektoraufloesung 70 {mu}m; 80,1 vs. 76,4%). Die Ergebnisse zeigen mindestens eine Aequivalenz des neu entwickelten digitalen Vollfeldmammographiesystems im Vergleich zum herkoemmlichen FFDM

  3. Analytische Betrachtung des Quantisierungsfehlers bei grundlegenden Rechenoperationen der digitalen Signalverarbeitung

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    W. Schlecker

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Bei der Realisierung digitaler Schaltungen mit einem ASIC oder FPGA kann die Wortbreite der Berechnungen frei gewählt werden. Um die Fläche bzw. die benötigte Hardware zu minimieren, wird versucht, die Berechnungen mit minimaler Wortbreite zu implementieren. Dabei muss jedoch das Quantisierungsrauschen, das durch das Beschränken der Wortbreite entsteht, berücksichtigt werden. Häufig wird hierzu eine worst-case Abschätzung des Fehlers gemacht oder mit Simulationen die benötigte Wortbreite bestimmt. Der vorliegende Beitrag betrachtet die Auswirkungen der Quantisierung analytisch. Dabei wird von gleichverteilten Eingangssignalen ausgegangen. Es wird das Quantisierungsrauschen in Abhängigkeit von der Eingangs- und Ausgangswortbreite bei der Multiplikation und beim Skalarprodukt betrachtet. Die Untersuchungen wurden für Runden und für Abschneiden analytisch durchgeführt und durch Simulation bestätigt.

  4. Interaktion mit Digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen: Ein Vergleich von Schülertexten. Neue Wege zur Förderung der Rechtschreibkompetenz in der Sekundarstufe I.

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    Berndt, Elin-Birgit

    2002-01-01

    Die explorative Studie zeigt beispielhaft die Reichweite der Interaktion mit digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen in der Sekundarstufe I auf. Die im Schreibprozeß am Computer verfügbaren digitalen Rechtschreibhilfen - ABC-Prüfung der Textverarbeitungssoftware, digitale Rechtschreibwörterbücher und Thesaurus - erweisen sich für Schüler, die Schwierigkeiten mit der Orthographie haben, als sehr nützlich. Es gelingt ihnen nach der Überarbeitung ihrer Texte am PC orthographisch erheblich fehlerfreiere Tex...

  5. Hologrammsynthese und 3D-Analyse in der digitalen Holografie

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    Petz, Christoph

    2003-01-01

    Die holografische 3D-Visualisierung ist eine gro"se Herausforderung in der aktuellen Forschung. Neben der Entwicklung eines entsprechenden Ausgabeger"ats ist die schnelle Hologrammsynthese eine Voraussetzung f"ur ein interaktives holografisches Ausgabesystem. In dieser Arbeit wird ein Algorithmus f"ur die effiziente Erzeugung digitaler Hologramme mit PC Grafikhardware vorgestellt. Des Weiteren werden 3D-Rekonstruktionsverfahren von Hologrammen un...

  6. Vom Anschauen zum Hinschauen. Zum Lernen mit digitalen Medien am Beispiel der Computerkunst

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    Susanne Grabowski

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Digitale Medien besitzen Eigenschaften, die es Lernenden erlauben, neue Zugangsweisen zur Welt zu entdecken. Das ist eine gewagte Behauptung. Wir werden versuchen, sie näher zu begründen und ihr Gestalt zu verleihen. Wir tun dies anhand von Beispielen aus dem Bereich der Computerkunst – anhand technischer Bilder. Wir setzen dazu bei Vilém Flusser (1999 an, der uns darauf hinweist, dass technische Bilder anders zu verstehen seien als traditionelle. Dieses Verständnis der technischen Bilder möchten wir auf den besonderen Charakter vieler Computerdinge hin verallgemeinern. Dies führt uns zu Vorschlägen zur Gestaltung von digitalen Medien für Lernumgebungen, insbesondere ihrer Eigenschaft der Interaktivität. Wir enden mit einem Beispiel der praktischen Umsetzung einer konstruktivistisch fundierten Lernumgebung aus unserem Forschungsprojekt COMPART: Ein RAUM FÜR DIE COMPUTERKUNST. Abschließend fragen wir nach der Eignung der Terme Flussers in Bezug auf dieses Projekt.

  7. Tiefe des Raums und Angriff der Dinge, oder: Wenn der Schwanz mit dem Hund wedelt: zum digitalen 3-D-Kino

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    Elsaesser, T.

    2010-01-01

    Alle reden vom neuen, digitalen 3-D-Film. Aber geht es dabei wirklich ums Kino? Oder steckt hinter dieser Technik eine Agenda, die wir noch nicht ganz durchschaut haben? Der Filmwissenschaftler Thomas Elsaesser über eine Revolution der Wahrnehmung.

  8. Die Rekonstruktion der digitalen Handlungspraxis Jugendlicher als Theoriegrundlage für eine geschlechterreflexive schulische Medienbildung

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    Sylvia Buchen

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Ausgangspunkt unserer bildungstheoretischen Überlegungen zum Thema «Informationstechnologie und Medienbildung» sind Ergebnisse unseres Forschungsprojekts «Interneterfahrungen und Habitusformen Jugendlicher unterschiedlicher Schulformen». Die rekonstruktive Jugendstudie auf der Grundlage der «dokumentarischen Methode» zielt darauf, die digitale Handlungspraxis Jugendlicher, insbes. aus Haupt- und Realschulmilieus, schulform- und geschlechtspezifisch zu generieren; d. h. die Untersuchung ist an der Schnittstelle von Jugend- und Schulforschung zu verorten. Ein zentrales Ziel des Forschungsprojekts besteht darin, Erkenntnisse, die über die medialen Orientierungen der Jugendlichen gewonnen werden, in allgemeindidaktische Bildungskonzepte für die Lehreraus- und -fortbildung überzuführen. Im Zentrum des Projekts steht also die bildungs- bzw. professionstheoretische Frage, der auch in unserem Beitrag nachgegangen werden soll, wie eine theoriegestützte schulformbezogene Lehrerbildung aussehen könnte, um Unterricht so zu gestalten, dass Schüler/innen ein (selbst-reflexives Verhältnis zu den neuen Medien aufbauen können. Hierbei sollen erstens Ergebnisse unseres Projekts kurz dargestellt und auf einen Befund fokussiert werden: die zentrale Bedeutung der digitalen Medien im Leben von Haupt- und Realschüler/innen ausserhalb der Schule und ein daran geknüpfter «digitaler Pseudo-Spezialistenhabitus» von Jungen, insbesondere im Hauptschulbereich. Vor diesem Hintergrund soll zweitens der Kern pädagogischen Handelns genauer beleuchtet und Ansätze eines heuristischen Modells für die Lehreraus- und -fortbildung diskutiert werden, das beansprucht, zu einer geschlechterreflexiven Medienbildung beizutragen.

  9. Die Energiebranche am Beginn der digitalen Transformation: aus Versorgern werden Utilities 4.0

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    Doleski, Oliver D.

    Die traditionelle Energieversorgung befindet sich in einer Zäsur. Das seit Jahrzehnten bewährte und stabile Geschäftsmodell einer zuverlässig planbaren, zentralen Energieerzeugung mit anschließender unidirektionaler Verteilung geriet spätestens seit der Energiewende des Jahres 2011 immer mehr unter Druck. Angesichts fortschreitender Digitalisierung und Dezentralisierung einerseits und gestiegener Erwartungshaltung der Kunden gegenüber "ihrem" Versorger andererseits sieht sich die Energiebranche heute einem epochalen Transformationsprozess gegenübergestellt. Bei diesem entwickeln sich aus den monopolistischen Versorgern des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts (Utility 1.0), über die liberalisierten Energieversorgungsunternehmen (Utility 2.0) und Energiedienstleistungsunternehmen (Utility 3.0) heutiger Prägung, die digitalen Energiedienstleistungsunternehmen (Utility 4.0) von morgen. Oliver D. Doleski beschränkt sich in seinem Beitrag nicht auf die reine Beschreibung dieses Veränderungsprozesses an sich. Vielmehr werden darüber hinaus sowohl die mit dieser Entwicklung verbundenen übergeordneten Ziele als auch die wesentlichen Anforderungen an erfolgreiche Utilities 4.0 skizziert. Das Kapitel endet mit einem prägnanten Überblick profitabler Betätigungsfelder, die zur Sicherung der ökonomischen Zukunft von Energiekonzernen, Regionalversorgern und Stadtwerken beitragen können.

  10. Smartes System für die Energiewende - der Übertragungsnetzbetreiber in der digitalen Zukunft

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    Pflaum, Rainer; Egeler, Tobias

    Die Übertragungsnetze stellen eine zuverlässige Versorgung von Haushalt, Gewerbe und Industrie mit elektrischer Energie sicher und sind damit Grundlage einer modernen Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Die mittlerweile unumkehrbaren Entwicklungen der nationalen und europäischen Energiewende stellen den Übertragungsnetzbetreiber in seinen Kernaufgaben, dem Bau und Betrieb von Netzen, dem Markt- und Netzzugang und der Integration der erneuerbaren Energien vor neue und große Herausforderungen. Verbrauchsnahe dezentrale Erzeugung wie verbrauchsferne zentrale Erzeugung muss im Sinne der Gewährleistung der Systemstabilität gemanagt und in Einklang mit dem Verbrauch gebracht werden. Erneuerbare Energien müssen zudem in einem solchen System ihren Beitrag zur System- und Marktintegration leisten. All das erfordert mehr Daten, um in einem Gesamtsystem dynamische Reaktionsmöglichkeiten gewährleisten zu können. Erst die "Digitalisierung" schafft dabei die notwendigen Voraussetzungen die Komplexität zu stemmen. Die Digitalisierung stellt daher ein Kernelement dieses Wandels des Übertragungsnetzbetreibers dar, die einerseits mit zum Entstehen der neuen Herausforderungen beiträgt, andererseits aber auch hilft Werkzeuge bereitzustellen, diesen Herausforderungen zu begegnen. Im folgenden Beitrag wird aufgezeigt, wie die Digitalisierung die Aufgaben und Instrumente des Übertragungsnetzbetreibers verändern. Ausgehend von den heutigen Aufgaben eines Übertragungsnetzbetreibers und dem gültigen Rechtsrahmen werden unter dem Begriff "Notwendiges Set für morgen" smarte Elemente und Werkzeuge beschrieben, die bereits heute im Einsatz sind oder in den nächsten Jahren notwendig werden. Im Anschluss erfolgt anhand einiger Beispiele aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen eine Konkretisierung der Einsatzzwecke der Digitalisierung beim Übertragungsnetzbetreiber. Ein kurzer Ausblick mit Fokus auf den weiteren Veränderungsprozess rundet den Beitrag ab.

  11. Balance of required dose and image quality in digital radiography; Abwaegen von Dosisbedarf und Bildqualitaet in der digitalen Radiographie

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    Uffmann, M. [Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Klinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Allgemeines Krankenhaus Wien, Wien (Austria); Schaefer-Prokop, C. [Amsterdam Medish Centrum (AMC), University of Amsterdam, Department of Radiology, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Neitzel, U. [Philips Medical Systems, Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

    2008-03-15

    Projection radiography is in an advanced stage of progressive transition from conventional screen-film imaging to digital image acquisition modalities. The radiographic technique, including examination parameters such as tube voltage, tube current and filtration has frequently been adopted from screen-film technology. Digital systems, however, are characterized by their flexibility as the dose can be reduced at the expense of image quality and vice versa. The imaging parameters need to be individually optimized according to the best performance of a system. The traditional means of dose adjustment, such as positioning and collimation, are as valid for digital techniques as they were for conventional techniques. Digital techniques increasingly offer options for dose reduction. At the same time there is a risk to accidentally substantially increase patient dose due to the lack of visual control. Therefore, the implementation of dose indicators and dose monitoring is mandatory for digital radiography. The use of image quality classes according to the dose requirements of given clinical indications are a further step towards modern radiation protection. (orig.) [German] Die Projektionsradiographie befindet sich in einer bereits weit fortgeschrittenen Umbruchphase zwischen konventionellen Film-Folien-Systemen und digitalen Verfahren. Die radiographische Technik einschliesslich der Expositionsparameter wurde vielerorts einfach von Film-Folien-Systemen uebernommen. Digitale Systeme sind sehr flexibel, die Dosis kann auf Kosten der Bildqualitaet gesenkt werden. Die Aufnahmetechnik muss fuer jedes System optimiert werden. Die Strahlenschutzgrundsaetze der Einstelltechnik wie Kollimation und Positionierung sind fuer konventionelle und digitale Verfahren in gleicher Weise gueltig. Die digitale Technik bietet viele Moeglichkeiten zur Dosisreduktion, gleichzeitig besteht die Gefahr eines unbemerkten Dosisanstiegs wegen der fehlenden optischen Kontrolle. Daher sind die Anwendung

  12. Selbstreguliertes und kooperatives Lernen mit digitalen Medien – Ergebnisse der SITE-Studie und der SelMa-Evaluation

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    Renate Schulz-Zander

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Der vorliegende Beitrag stellt Ergebnisse zum selbstregulierten und kooperativen Lernen aus zwei vom Institut für Schulentwicklungsforschung der Universität Dortmund durchgeführten Studien vor. Es handelt sich um die deutschen Ergebnisse der Second Information Technology in Education Study – Module 2 (SITES M2 der International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA und der Evaluation des Modellversuchs „Selbstlernen in der gymnasialen Oberstufe – Mathematik (SelMa“.

  13. Dose reduction and adequate image quality in digital radiography: a contradiction?; Dosisreduktion und adaequate Bildqualitaet in der digitalen Radiographie: ein Widerspruch

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    Poetter-Lang, S.; Duenkelmeyer, M. [Medizinische Universitaet Wien, Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria); Uffmann, M. [Krankenhaus Neunkirchen, Abteilung fuer Radiodiagnostik, Neunkirchen (Austria)

    2012-10-15

    Dose reduction and adequate image quality in digital radiography - a contradiction ?Digital radiography has already replaced traditional screen-film systems. Substantial improvements in both dose efficiency and spatial resolution demonstrate the rapid developments in digital radiography. Needle-detector systems have shown up to a 50% dose reduction compared to traditional screen-film systems. There is also a dose reduction capability of up to 50% comparing direct radiography (DR) systems to computed radiography (CR) systems for chest X-rays. However, despite the most recent achievements of CR technology, the dose efficiency of DR systems (caesium iodide flat-panel detector) is unparalleled. The progress in detector technology has contributed to dose reduction and improved image quality, while saving time and providing a higher examination rate. The use of dose indicators and longitudinal dose control are important to avoid substantial accidental dose increase. The dose applied to patients should fall markedly below the defined diagnostic reference levels within the European Union. Regular quality control, as well as continuous education and training of medical and technical personnel, contribute to ensure that the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle is consistently followed. (orig.) [German] Dosisreduktion und adaequate Bildqualitaet in der digitalen Radiographie - ein Widerspruch ?Die Verfahren der digitalen Radiographie haben die herkoemmlichen Film-Folien-Systeme nahezu vollstaendig ersetzt. Steigende Dosiseffizienz und verbesserte Ortsaufloesung sind die wichtigsten Kenngroessen der rasanten Weiterentwicklung digitaler Detektorsysteme. Bei Nadelkristalldetektoren wurde eine Dosisreduktion bis zu 50% gegenueber Film-Folien-Systemen gefunden. Weiter besteht ein Dosiseinsparungspotenzial von bis zu 50% im Vergleich von Direktradiographie(DR)- mit Computed-radiography(CR)-Systemen bei Thoraxaufnahmen. Trotz der aktuellen Fortschritte bei CR

  14. Risks from mammography - Physical and genetics aspects; Risiken der Mammographie - Physikalische und genetische Aspekte

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    Frankenberg, D.; Kuehn, H.; Frankenberg-Schwager, M.

    1996-12-31

    Prevention and early diagnosis are the most intelligent and powerful methods in the battle against cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers of women. Therefore, methods for early diagnosis were developed among which mammography using soft X-rays is most frequently applied. Experimental data about chromosomal aberrations and neoplastic cell transformation induced by soft and ultrasoft X-rays show that the quality factor Q of one currently used for soft X-rays of mammography is by far too low. About 5% of all women with breast cancer carry a familial predisposition (heterozygocity of the gene BRCA1 or BRCA2). In Germany about 2000-2500 women per year develop breast cancer because of this heterozygocity. Therfore, an urgent need exists to determine for these women the elevated radiation risk by mammography using soft X-rays. Based on the mutation frequency of the HPRT-gene by ionizing radiation the probability of homozygocity by knocking out the other allel of the BRCA1- or BRCA2-gene in one of the target cells of the breast was calculated. This probability is elevated by a factor of 10{sup 7} compared with women carrying both allels of the BRCA1- and BRCA2-gene which have to be knocked out both to become homozygous. A similar elevated radiation risk of breast cancer for women heterozygous in the BRCA1- or BRCA2-gene was calculated by Chakraborty and Sankaranarayanan [11]. (orig.) [Deutsch] Praevention und Frueherkennung sind intelligente und sehr wirksame Methoden im Kampf gegen Krebs. Brustkrebs ist einer der haeufigsten Krebsarten bei Frauen. Deshalb wurden Methoden der Frueherkennung entwickelt, unter denen die Mammographie mit weichen Roentgenstrahlen z. Zt. am haeufigsten angewandt wird. Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Erzeugung von Chromosomenaberrationen und maligner Zelltransformation zeigen, dass der z. Zt. benutzte Qualitaetsfaktor Q=1 fuer weiche Roentgenstrahlung zu klein ist. Etwa 5% der an Brustkrebs erkrankten Frauen tragen eine

  15. Visualization of mocrocalcifications on mammographies obtained by digital fullfield mammography in comparison to conventional film-screen mammography; Visualisierung von Mikrokalzifikationen in digitaler Vollfeldmammographie im Vergleich zu konventioeller Film-Folien-Mammographie

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    Diekmann, S.; Heyden, H. von; Diekmann, F. [Humboldt-Universitaet, Berlin (Germany). Universitaetsklinikum Charite, Inst. fuer Radiologie; Bick, U. [Chicago Univ., IL (United States). Dept. of Radiology

    2003-06-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the visualization of microcalcifications on mammographies obtained by full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in comparison to conventional film-screen mammography (FSM). Material and Methods: Forty-seven digital and film-screen mammographies depicting histologically proven lesions (27 benign, 20 malignant) were assessed by 4 readers. The images obtained with the different systems were comparable in terms of positioning. Maximum time interval between film-screen mammography and digital mammography was three months. Using a questionnaire, the readers evaluated the number of microcalcifications and their subjective conspicuity for FFDM (Senographe 2000D, GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, USA) and FSM. A 7-point scale based on the BIRADS classification was used to characterize the calcifications by means of ROC analysis. Results: No statistically significant differences were seen between the two types of mammography among the readers in assessing the number of microcalcifications. The subjective conspicuity of microcalcifications was found to be significantly better for digital mammographies. The diagnosis assigned by the readers did not show significant differences between the two systems. Conclusion: Although the subjective conspicuity of microcalcifications was found to be significantly better on digital mammography compared to film-screen mammography, there was no significant advantage of digital mammography resulting from the higher contrast resolution nor a disadvantage in terms of characterization of microcalcifications resulting from the lower spacial resolution. The advantages of digital mammography (e.g. CAD-systems, archiving, dose reduction) can be used without a loss of diagnostic quality. (orig.) [German] Zielsetzung: Mit der vorliegenden Studie soll die Erkennbarkeit von Mikroverkalkungen in der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie im Vergleich zur konventionellen Film-Folien-Mammographie evaluiert werden. Darueber hinaus soll die klinische

  16. Die Mischung macht´s: Die Verknüpfung von analogen und digitalen Welten in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit für Bibliotheken am Beispiel der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg

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    Rita Kamm-Schuberth

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Das Internet ist in Deutschland das Informationsmedium Nr. 1.Die klassische Werbung hat in den Bibliotheken nicht ausgedient. Print wird auch im digitalen Zeitalter seinen Platz finden, wenn gleich die digitale Kommunikation nicht mehr wegzudenken ist. Um die analogen und digitalen Kommunikationswege mit den Bibliotheksbesuchern zu vernetzen, müssen beispielsweise SEO-optimierte Websites, Landingspages und Blogs mit Veranstaltungsflyern und Plakaten verknüpft werden und aus einem Guss sein. Blinder Aktionismus schadet und man kann in der schönen neuen Medienwelt allein schon aus Gründen der Knappheit der Ressourcen nicht auf allen Hochzeiten tanzen. Im Beitrag wird an Hand von praktischen Beispielen aus der Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg aufgezeigt, wie sich über Storytelling und Contentmarketing die journalistischen und werblichen Kommunikationsaktivitäten im Netz und auf traditionelle  Weise verbinden lassen.   Public libraries have a diverse client base. This diversity needs to be reflected in their communication work, through the language used and the opportunities given to clients to engage in dialogue and obtain information. Today’s client expects both analogue and digital channels of communication, assuming a dual role as both sender and receiver in the communication process. Marketing must be approached and implemented from a cross-media perspective. In other words, the target groups should be precisely defined and the ideal channels, which must offer good content and added value for the clients, should all be interlinked as part of an overall strategy. Each individual library needs to find the client communication strategy that works best for it. Using the example of Nuremberg City Library, this article shows how a “Web + Link” strategy is being used to optimise analogue and digital client communication. The library’s own website is at the heart of this communication mix as the defining medium. Links and networks help to

  17. Strategieprozesse zur Neuausrichtung von Universitätsbibliotheken und ihrer Organisationseinheiten im Zuge des digitalen Wandels: das Beispiel der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen und ihrer Benutzungsabteilung

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    Kerstin Helmkamp

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Aufgrund erheblich veränderter Rahmenbedingungen im Zuge des digitalen Wandels ist eine konsequente Neuausrichtung von Universitätsbibliotheken und ihrer Services erforderlich. Ein geeignetes Managementinstrument ist die Durchführung eines Strategieprozesses. Die Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (SUB Göttingen hat ihre Strategie und strategischen Ziele 2012 aktualisiert und 2014 durch die Ergebnisse einer Online-Nutzerbefragung an der Universität Göttingen zur Bedarfserhebung ergänzt. Auf die Umsetzung der Strategie und strategischen Ziele der SUB Göttingen sind mittlerweile alle relevanten Organisationsbereiche ausgerichtet: das Serviceportfolio, die Ressourcenplanung und das Projektmanagement. Die Folgen für die nachgeordneten Abteilungen und ihre Services werden anhand der Benutzungsabteilung als der größten Betriebseinheit der SUB Göttingen dargestellt.   Due to significantly changing overall conditions in the wake of the digital transformation, the consistent reorientation of university libraries and their services is required. The implementation of a strategy process is well suited for management purposes. Göttingen State and University revised its strategy and strategic goals in 2012 and supplemented them with the results of an online user survey conducted at the University of Göttingen in 2014 for purposes of user needs assessment. In the meantime, all relevant areas within the library – its service portfolio, resources planning and project management - have been refocused on the implementation of the library’s strategy and strategic goals. The following article describes the implications this has for the library’s subordinate departments, using the Readers’ Services Department, the library’s largest operating unit, as an example.

  18. Sichere Identitäten in einer digitalen Welt

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    Löer, Thomas

    Die Bedeutung der digitalen Welt in unserem Leben wächst derzeit dramatisch. Verschiedenste Informationssysteme und Netzinfrastrukturen mit hoher Komplexität entstehen. Neben dem "world wide web“ gehören dazu eine Vielzahl privater Anbieter und digitaler Infrastrukturnetze wie Bankennetze oder Regierungs- und Behördennetze. Die steigende Zahl der Nutzer unterstreicht diese Entwicklung: 1995 nutzten 6,5% der Bevölkerung das Internet - heute sind es knapp 70%. Davon kaufen 41% online ein, zwei Drittel nutzen Online-Banking und ein weiterer Teil erledigt seine Behördengänge auf diesem Weg. Im Jahr 2008 wird der Umsatz über das Internet auf über 150 Mrd. € geschätzt. Die Vielfalt des digitalen Netzes ist enorm. Der vertrauenswürdige Nachweis der Identität in diesen hochsensiblen Bereichen stellt große Herausforderungen an die Sicherheit im digitalen Netz. Der bedrohlich wachsende Identitätsbetrug verdeutlicht dabei die außerordentliche Schwierigkeit, sichere Applikationen im Medium Internet zu entwickeln.

  19. Risks of mammography - physical and genetic aspects; Risiken der Mammographie - physikalische und genetische Aspekte

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    Frankenberg, D.; Frankenberg-Schwager, M. [Klinische Strahlenbiologie und Klinische Strahlenphysik, Zentrum Radiologie, Goettingen Univ. (Germany)

    2001-07-01

    On the basis of the well-established frequency of mutations (point mutations and deletions up to about 1 Mbp) of the human HPRT gene after exposure to ionizing radiation, the probability of one of the radiation-exposed target cells of the breast becoming homozygotic by mutation resp. by loss of the remaining allele of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene was calculated. The probability is higher by a factor of 10{sup 7} than in women in whom both alleles are intact. There is no information on the probability of a cell in which both alleles of one of the tumour suppressor genes are mutated or deleted becoming a cancer cell. In the development of tumour cells, the induction of genomic instability by inactivation of the tumour suppressor genes or by activation of proto-oncogenes by mutation is an important stage in the multistep mechanism of carcinogenesis. (orig.) [German] Auf der Basis der recht gut bestimmten Haeufigkeiten der Mutationen (Punktmutationen und Deletionen bis etwa 1 Mbp) des menschlichen HPRT-Gens nach Exposition mit ionisierenden Strahlen wurde die Wahrscheinlichkeit dafuer berechnet, dass eine der strahlenexponierten Targetzellen der Brust durch Mutation bzw. Verlust des noch verbliebenen Allels des BRCA1- bzw. BRCA2-Gens homozygot wird. Diese Wahrscheinlichkeit ist um den Faktor 10{sup 7} hoeher als bei Frauen, bei denen beide Allele intakt sind. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass eine Zelle, bei der beide Allele eines der Turmorsuppressor-Gene mutiert bzw. deletiert sind, zur Krebszelle wird, kann z.Z. nicht angegeben werden. Bei der Entstehung einer Krebszelle spielt die Induktion der genomischen Instabilitaet durch die Inaktivierung von Tumorsuppressor-Genen bzw. Aktivierung von Protoonkogenen durch Mutationen eine wesentliche Rolle im Mehrschrittmechanismus der Karzinogenese. (orig.)

  20. Digital full field mammography for imaging augmented breasts; Digitale Vollfeldmammographie nach Brustaugmentation

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    Diekmann, S.; Diekmann, F.; Hamm, B. [Institut fuer Radiologie, Universitaetsklinikum Charite, Berlin (Germany); Hauschild, M. [Klinik fuer Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Universitaetsklinikum Charite, Berlin (Germany)

    2002-04-01

    Purpose. The use of digital full field mammography for imaging augmented breasts.Methods. Images of a sponge, as a tissue equivalent, partly covered with one of three different implants (silicone, silicone/saline, saline) were obtained using digital and film-screen technique. The visualisation of the sponge structure covered by the implant and next to the implant was evaluated by two radiologists. Results were compared to clinical results from 35 patients with implants.Results. Two images with different parameter settings have to be obtained to visualize the covered sponge structure and the structure around the implant with film-screen technique. Digital mammography allows assessment of both areas using one image at different window settings. The assessability of covered structures depends on the type of implant. These results are in keeping with our clinical experiences.Conclusion. Digital mammography allows equal or better assessment of covered and non-covered tissue in augmented breasts without the need for additional exposures. (orig.) [German] Fragestellung. Anwendung der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie nach Mammaaugmentation mit verschiedenen Implantaten.Methodik. In einem Phantomversuch wurde ein Schwamm (Gewebeaequivalent) ueberlagert von 3 verschiedenen Implantaten (Silikon, Silikon/Kochsalz, Kochsalz) in konventioneller und digitaler Technik mit gleichen Parametern geroentgt. Es wurde die Beurteilbarkeit der Schwammstruktur neben und unter dem Implantat in beiden Techniken durch 2 Reader geprueft und den klinischen Erfahrungen bei 35 Patientinnen mit Mammaaugmentation gegenuebergestellt.Ergebnisse. Fuer die Beurteilung von verdecktem Gewebe und unverdecktem Gewebe (simuliert durch den Schwamm) muessen mit konventioneller Film-Folien-Technik zumindest 2 Aufnahmen mit verschiedenen Belichtungsparametern erstellt werden, waehrend durch eine geeignete Fensterung beides mit einer digitalen Aufnahme beurteilt werden kann. Die Beurteilbarkeit der ueberlagerten

  1. Indirekt-lymphographische Befunde bei Lymphödemen und Lipödemen der unteren Extremitäten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Mischformen

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    2000-01-01

    In der Arbeit werden die Untersuchungsmethoden der Lymphograpie, Xeroradiographie und der Isotopenlymphographie bei der Diagnostik von Lymphödemen, insbesondere von Mischformen, verglichen. Als Alternative zur Xeroradiographie für die Bildgebung bei der indirekten Lymphographie werden die Verfahren der digitalen Speicherfolien-Radiographie und der digitalen Bildverstärker-Radiographie vorgestellt.

  2. Rezension: Contact • Conflict • Combat: Zur Tradition des Konfliktes in digitalen Spielen von Rudolf Thomas Inderst und Peter Just (Hg.

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Virtuelle Spielräume sind heterogene Zonen der Widersprüchlichkeit: Als solche bilden sie Schnittpunkte für virtuelle Kontakte, Konflikte und Kämpfe. Die Tradition des Konflikts in digitalen Spielen ergibt ein Spiegelbild der Kultur – mit der Beleuchtung von Konflikten wird die Entwicklung der Menschheit reflektiert.

  3. Mammography

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    ... In conventional film and digital mammography, a stationery x-ray tube captures an image from the side and an ... above the compressed breast. In breast tomosynthesis, the x-ray tube moves in an arc over the breast, capturing ...

  4. Mammography

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    ... breast cancer Whether there is any harm from breast cancer screening, such as side effects from testing or overtreatment of cancer when it's discovered Mammography is performed to screen women to detect early breast cancer when it is ...

  5. Phantom study for the detection of simulated lesions in five different digital and one conventional mammography system; Phantomstudie zur Detektion simulierter Laesionen an fuenf verschiedenen digitalen und einem konventionellen Mammographiesystem

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    Schulz-Wendtland, R.; Lell, M.; Boehner, C.; Wenkel, E.; Imhoff, K.; Schmid, A.; Bautz, W. [Radiologisches Inst., Univ. Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany); Hermann, K.P. [Abt. Diagnostische Radiologie, Georg-August-Univ. Goettingen, Bereich Humanmedizin (Germany); Krug, B. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik, Klinikum der Univ. zu Koeln (Germany)

    2004-08-01

    Purpose: Experimental phantom study for the detection of simulated lesions with five different digital and one conventional screen-film mammography system. Materials and Methods: Three radiographs were obtained at various configurations of the phantom with one conventional screen-film system (Mammomat 3000 N) (Siemens), five digital systems (high resolution computed radiography system [Fuji/Siemens], one a-Si detector [GE Medical Systems] two a-Se detectors [Siemens; Hologic / Lorad] and one CCD detector [Fischer Imaging]), applying the same exposure parameters. The Wisconsin Mammographic Random Phantom, Model 152 A, was used. Five investigators with different experience in mammography (3 months to more than 4 years) evaluated the 18 randomly selected radiographs. Results: No significant differences were found in the detection rate of simulated breast lesions for conventional screen-film mammography (84.9%), high resolution computed radiography (86.7%) and digital mammography with an a-Si detector (89.8%). Highly significantly better results (p<0.001) were found with the two a-Se systems (97.3%) and the CCD system (100%). Conclusion: Conventional screen-film mammography can be replaced by high resolution computed radiography and digital mammography with a-Si-, a-Se- and CCD-detectors. This has to be confirmed in further clinical studies. (orig.)

  6. Mammography

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    1975-01-01

    This patent reveals a method and instrument for the detection and registration of breast cancer with the aid of X-radiation, i.e. mammography. The breast is irradiated with soft X-rays whereby the radiation beam is scanned with a moving 'stripform' screen and whereby the picture from the 'stripform' screen is recorded by a television camera that moves simultaneously with the strip. The image is then projected on a monitor

  7. Phase contrast imaging of the breast. Basic principles and steps towards clinical implementation; Phasenkontrastbildgebung der Brust. Grundlagen und Schritte zur klinischen Implementierbarkeit

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    Grandl, S.; Sztrokay-Gaul, A.; Auweter, S.D.; Hellerhoff, K. [Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, Campus Grosshadern, Institut fuer Klinische Radiologie, Muenchen (Germany)

    2014-03-15

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Mammography is the only imaging technique approved for nationwide breast cancer screening. Digital full field mammography has improved mammographic image quality. Nevertheless, mammography has a low positive predictive value and a low sensitivity especially in mammographically dense breasts. One of the major limitations is the inherently low contrast between healthy breast parenchyma and breast cancer. Phase contrast imaging is based on the phase shift that occurs when X-rays encounter a change in refractive index between different materials. The improved soft tissue contrast makes the technology particularly promising for breast diagnostics. The studies presented here suggest that phase contrast imaging provides additional diagnostic information both using phase contrast mammography and phase contrast computed tomography (CT). This paper provides an overview of the basic principles of the phase contrast imaging and describes recent developments towards in vivo and ex vivo phase contrast imaging of the breast. (orig.) [German] Brustkrebs ist weltweit die haeufigste Tumorerkrankung und die haeufigste Krebstodesursache der Frau. Die Mammographie ist die einzige zugelassene bildgebende Methode zur Brustkrebsfrueherkennung im Rahmen flaechendeckender Screeningprogramme. Trotz Verbesserung der Bildqualitaet und der Befundungsperformance durch die Einfuehrung der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie sind der positiv-praediktive Wert und die Sensitivitaet der Mammographie insbesondere bei mammographisch dichtem Druesenkoerper eingeschraenkt. Dies ist u. a. auf die geringen Dichteunterschiede zwischen gesundem Brustdruesengewebe und intramammaeren Malignomen zurueckzufuehren. Die Phasenkontrastbildgebung macht sich die Phasenverschiebung von Roentgenstrahlen zunutze, die an Materialgrenzen mit unterschiedlichen Brechungsindizes entsteht. Die Technik bietet einen potenziell

  8. Diagnostic value of preoperative contrast-enhanced MR imaging of the breast; Diagnostischer Stellenwert der praeoperativen MR-Mammographie (MRM)

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    Winnekendonk, G.; Krug, B.; Lackner, K. [Inst. und Poliklinik fuer Radiologische Diagnostik der Univ. zu Koeln (Germany); Warm, M.; Goehring, U.J.; Mallmann, P. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe der Univ. zu Koeln (Germany)

    2004-05-01

    Purpose: to evaluate preoperative contrast enhanced MR imaging in clinically, mammographically and/or ultrasonographically established breast cancer. Materials and method: from September 1998 to August 1999, preoperative contrast-enhanced MR imaging of the breast was performed in 91 patients with lesions highly suggestive of malignancy (BIRADS IV and V) by clinical, mammographic, and/or ultrasonographic criteria. MR imaging findings were postsurgically correlated with other imaging, intraoperative and histopathologic results. Results: histopathologic analysis revealed 61 (66%) malignant and 31 (34%) benign lesions. In 63 (69%) of the 91 investigated patients, MR mammographies were classified as tumor suspect and in the remaining 28 (31%) cases as benign. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were 90%, 67% and 81% for contrast-enhanced MR imaging. Additional tumor manifestations (multifocal or multicentric disease, contralateral carcinoma) were found by MR imaging alone in 10 patients (11%). Conclusion: contrast-enhanced MR imaging may reveal unsuspected multifocal, multicentric or contralateral breast carcinoma that changes the surgical therapy if the intention is total tumor removal. The prognostic role of a potentially more radical surgical therapy on the basis of these findings is not clear. (orig.) [German] Fragestellung: lst der praeoperative Einsatz der MR-Mammographie (MRM) bei palpatorischem, sonographischem und/oder roentgenmammographischem Tumorverdacht sinnvoll? Material und Methoden: Vom 1.9.1998 bis zum 31.8.1999 wurde konsekutiv bei allen Patientinnen, bei denen aufgrund eines palpatorischen, roentgenmammographischen (BIRADS IV und V) und/oder sonographischen Malignomverdachtes die Indikation zur Operation bestand, praeoperativ eine MRM angefertigt. Die Ergebnisse der MRM wurden postoperativ mit dem Operationsbefund und den histologischen Ergebnissen verglichen. Ergebnisse: Bei den 91 operierten Patientinnen wurden histologisch 61 Karzinome (66

  9. Inflammatory diseases of the breast - the value of MR mammography?; Entzuendliche Veraenderungen der Mamma - Indikation zur MR-Mammographie?

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    Fischer, U. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany); Vosshenrich, R. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany); Heyden, D. v. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany); Knipper, H. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany); Oestmann, J.W. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany); Grabbe, E. [Abt. Roentgendiagnostik 1, Goettingen Univ. (Germany)

    1994-10-01

    In a retrospective study the value of MR imaging of the breast in inflammatory changes was evaluated. The signal enhancement of 8 patients with histopathologically verified inflammatory carcinomas and 9 patients with global mastitis as well as local inflamed lesions was analysed. Neither signal behaviour nor signal/time relation were suitable to differentiate between malignant and benign changes. In conclusion inflammatory changes of the female breast are not indicated to be examined with MR imaging. (orig.) [Deutsch] In einer retrospektiven Studie wurde der Stellenwert der dynamischen MRT bei inflammatorischen Brustveraenderung hinterfragt. Bei 8 Patienten mit histophathologisch gesichertem inflammatorischen Karzinom und 9 Patienten mit diffuser oder lokal abszedierender Mastitis wurde das Signalverhalten nach Kontrastmittelgabe analysiert. Weder die Signalkonfiguration noch das Signal/Zeit-Verhaeltnis erlaubten eine zuverlaessige Differenzierung zwischen einem inflammatorischen Karzinom und einer Mastitis. Inflammatorische Brustveraenderungen i.w.S. stellen somit keine Indikation zur MRT der Mamma dar. (orig.)

  10. Förderung beruflicher Handlungskompetenz durch reflektiertes Erfahrungslernen mit digitalen Medien

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    Full Text Available Eine gelingende Entwicklung beruflicher Handlungsfähigkeit in der dualen Berufsausbildung ist auf eine Kooperation von Lehrenden, Ausbildenden und Auszubildenden angewiesen. Häufig scheitert diese Zusammenarbeit jedoch an den spezifischen Lernkulturen und der räumlichen Trennung der verschiedenen Lernorte. Das BMBF-geförderte Forschungsprojekt KOLA: «Kompetenzorientiertes Lernen im Arbeitsprozess mit digitalen Medien» greift diese Problematik auf und verfolgt das Ziel, mithilfe digitaler Medien eine Lernortkooperation zu befördern. Erprobt wird das entwickelte System, bestehend aus einer App und einer Browser-basierten Plattform, in saarländischen Ausbildungsstätten des Elektrohandwerks im Untersuchungszeitraum von Oktober 2014 bis September 2017. Im Rahmen dieses Projektes wird ein lerntheoretischer Ansatz verfolgt, der sich im Kontext von Konstruktivismus und Pragmatismus verorten lässt. Der vorliegende Beitrag fokussiert dabei das didaktische Konzept des Projektes, welches einerseits die didaktischen Grundannahmen und andererseits das hieraus abgeleitete Nutzungsszenario darstellt.

  11. First experiences with MR mammography in aftercare following plastic surgery of cancer of the breast; Erste Erfahrungen mit der MR-Mammographie in der Nachsorge bei lappenunterstuetzter operativer Behandlung des Mammakarzinoms

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    Kurtz, B. [Radiologische Klinik, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Duesseldorf (Germany); Audretsch, W. [Abt. fuer Senologie, Frauenklinik des Krankenhauses Gerresheim, Kliniken der Landeshauptstadt Duesseldorf (Germany); Rezai, M. [Abt. fuer Senologie, Frauenklinik des Krankenhauses Gerresheim, Kliniken der Landeshauptstadt Duesseldorf (Germany); Achten, C. [Radiologische Klinik, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Duesseldorf (Germany); Zocholl, G. [Radiologische Klinik, Evangelisches Krankenhaus Duesseldorf (Germany)

    1996-04-01

    To demonstrate typical MR mammographic findings after plastic surgery of breast cancer. Postoperative (7-38 months, median 13) MR mammographic examinations of 25 patients operated for breast cancer (11 latissimus dorsiflaps (LAT)), 14 rectus abdominis myocutaneous-flaps (TRAM) were reevaluated. The examinations were performed with a breast coil at 1 T. The sequences applied were a fat-suppressed 2-D turbo IR-sequence protonweighted and a T{sub 1}-weighted FLASH 3-D sequence as dynamic series. Scars between the myocutaneous flap and the remaining breast tissue always appeared in form of a ligament or septum. Signal and perfusion characteristics of scar tissue and muscle stalk in this investigation were clearly different from fat necrosis was found and rectified by biopsy. MR mammography is a very valuable diagnostic method for postoperative evaluation of myocutaneous flap-based therapy of breast cancer. (orig.) [Deutsch] Erfassung typischer MR-mammographischer Befunde bei lappenunterstuetzter operativer Behandlung des Mammakarzinoms. Die postoperativen (7-38 Monate, Median 13 Monate) MR-Mammographien von 25 (11 Latissimus-dorsi-Plastiken (LAT)), 14 Rectus-abdominis-Plastiken (TRAM) wegen eines Mammakarzinoms lappenunterstuetzt operierten Patientinnen (Alter 34-67 Jahre, Median 48 Jahre) wurden retrospektiv ausgewertet. Die Untersuchungen erfolgten mit einer bimammaeren Brustspule 1 T. Als Untersuchungssequenz dienten eine Protonen-gewichtete, fettsupprimierte 2-D-Turbo-IR-Sequenz und eine T{sub 1}-gewichtete FLASH-3-D-Sequenz als dynamische Untersuchung. Das Narbengewebe zwischen Lappenplastik und Restdruesengewebe stellte sich immer band- oder septenfoermig dar. Signal- und Anreicherungsverhalten der Narben boten in unserem Kollektiv kein differential-diagnostisches Problem bei der Abgrenzung zum Tumorgewebe. Ein Tumorrezidiv und eine Fettgewebsnekrose wurden durch die MR-Mammographie erfasst und histologisch verifiziert. (orig.)

  12. Malignant and benign diseases of the breast in 41 male patients: mammography, sonography and pathological correlations; Maligne und benigne Erkrankungen der Brust bei 41 maennlichen Patienten: Mammographie und Sonographie mit histopathologischer Korrelation

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    Partik, B.; Mallek, R.; Pokieser, P.; Wunderbaldinger, P.; Helbich, T.H. [Vienna Univ. (Austria). Klinik fuer Radiodiagnostik; Rudas, M. [Vienna Univ. (Austria). Inst. fuer Klinische Pathologie

    2001-11-01

    Aim: The goal of our study was to evaluate findings in mammography and sonography in male patients with pathohistologically proven diseases of the breast. Material and Methods: Mammographies and sonographies, which were obtained in 41 male patients in a 6-year period, were retrospectively evaluated in accordance with the BI-RADS trademark classification. Results: Histologically 13 carcinomas, 21 gynecomastias, 3 pseudogynecomastias, 2 epithelial inclusion cysts and 2 other benign lesions were diagnosed. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value and accuracy of mammography in differentiation of benign versus malignant disease were 92%, 89%, 80%, 96% and 90%, respectively. Additional sonography did not change these results. However, sonography increased diagnostic confidence in 18.2% (2/11) of suspicious lesions. Conclusion: In our study the invasive ductal carcinoma of male patients was a predominantly lobulated, ill-defined lesion in mammography and sonography. The differentiation of carcinoma to pseudogynecomastia and diffuse or dendritic gynecomastia was securely feasible. However, we could not reliably distinguish between carcinoma and some benign mass lesions. In cases of mammographically diagnosed masses or unclear mammography, additional sonography should be performed to increase the diagnostic confidence. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Die Befunde von Mammographie und Sonographie bei histologisch gesicherten malignen und benignen Mammaerkrankungen maennlicher Patienten zu evaluieren. Material und Methode: Retrospektiv wurden die in einem Zeitraum von 6 Jahren durchgefuehrten Mammographien und Sonographien bei 41 maennlichen Patienten in Anlehnung an die BI-RADS trademark Klassifikation ausgewertet. Resultate: Es wurden 13 Karzinome, 21 Gynaekomastien, 3 Pseudogynaekomastien, 2 Atherome und 2 weitere benigne Laesionen histologisch diagnostiziert. Die Mammographie zeigte in der Differenzierung maligne versus benigne Laesion

  13. Understanding, applying, optimizing the X-ray mammography; Roentgenmammographie. Verstehen, anwenden und optimieren

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    Fischer, U. (ed.); Hermann, K.P. [Diagnostisches Brustzentrum Goettingen (BZG) (Germany); Baum, F. [Universitaetsklinikum Goettingen (Germany). Abt. Diagnostische Radiologie

    2003-07-01

    This book in the German language gives a full account of current X-ray mammography and deals with new aspects and developments. To mention only a few: dosimetry, image quality and quality assurance, a new digital imaging technique; diagnostic evaluation of findings and new approaches like BIRADS, ACR terminology, and the PGMI system; the high imaging quality of the X-ray mammography and the interpretation of specific features of benign and malignant findings and borderline cases. (orig./CB) [German] Mit diesem Buch zur Roentgenmammographie wird ein Werk vorgelegt, das besonders den aktuellen Aspekten gerecht wird und neben innovativen technischen Entwicklungen, wie z. B. der digitalen Vollfeldmammographie, auch neue Trends in der Befundbeschreibung und -bewertung beruecksichtigt. Erwaehnt seien hier nur BIRADS, ACR-Terminologie und PGMI. Gestuetzt werden die in pragmatischer Kuerze verfassten Aussagen und Statements durch eine Vielzahl qualitativ hochwertiger Roentgenmammographien. So stellt die bildgebende Dokumentation benigner und maligner Befunde auf ueber 110 Seiten das Herzstueck dieses Buches dar. (orig./AJ)

  14. Value of magnetic resonance mammographic at 1.5 T in the differential diagnosis of mastitis versus inflammatory carcinoma; Der Wert der MR-Mammographie in der Differentialdiagnostik von non-puerperaler Mastitis und inflammatorischem Mammakarzinom bei 1,5 Tesla

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    Tomczak, R. [Klinik fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Univ. Ulm (Germany); Rieber, A. [Klinik fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Univ. Ulm (Germany); Zeitler, H. [Klinik fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Univ. Ulm (Germany); Rilinger, N. [Klinik fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Univ. Ulm (Germany); Kreienberg, R. [Klinik fuer Frauenheilkunde, Univ. Ulm (Germany); Brambs, H.J. [Klinik fuer Roentgendiagnostik, Univ. Ulm (Germany)

    1996-08-01

    Purpose: The distinction between mastitis and inflammatory breast carcinoma is an important one. Current methods of evaluation including mammography, ultrasound and clinical examination do not enable this distinction. Dynamic magnetic resonance mammography (MRM) is a study with potential in this regard. Material and methods: 12 patients, in whom clinical examination, mammography and ultrasound could not distinguish between both diseases, were reviewed retrospectively by means of MRM using a 1.5 T Siemens Magnetom SP and a circular mamma coil. We used dynamic 3-D gradient echo sequences with a duration of one minute. Results: At present MRM cannot definitely distinguish between mastitis and inflammatory carcinoma, 80% of the inflammatory carcinomas were found to enhance more than 100% in the first minute, compared to 43% for mastitis. No other differences were seen. Conclusion: MRM proved useful in the follow-up of treated mastitis to demonstrate the success of antibiotic treatment of mastitis and to diagnose a histologically unconfirmed inflammatory carcinoma by means of a different follow-up. (orig.) [Deutsch] Ziel: Weder klinische Untersuchung, Ultraschall noch Mammographie erlauben die wichtige Unterscheidung zwischen non-puerperaler Mastitis und inflammatorischem Karzinom. Die Magnetresonanzmammographie (MRM) bietet sich als zusaetzliche Untersuchungsmethode zur Differenzierung an. Patienten und Methoden: Retrospektiv wurden 12 Patientinnen, bei denen klinische Untersuchung, Mammographie und Sonographie keine endgueltige Diagnose erbracht hatten, MR-mammographisch mit einem 1,5 Tesla Siemens Magnetom SP in der zirkulaeren Mammadoppelspule untersucht. Es wurden dynamische 3-D-Gradienten-Echo-Sequenzen von einer Minute Dauer verwendet. Ergebnisse: Auch die MRM leistete keinen sicheren Beitrag zur endgueltigen Diagnose. 80% der beobachteten inflammatorischen Karzinome gegenueber 43% der Mastitiden zeigten eine Kontrastmittelanreicherung ueber 100% in der ersten

  15. Computerunterstützte Sacherschließung mit dem Digitalen Assistenten (DA-2

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Wir beschreiben den Digitalen Assistenten DA-2, den wir zur Unterstützung der Sacherschliessung im IBS-Verbund implementiert haben. Diese webbasierte Anwendung ist eine vollständige Neuimplementierung, welche die Erkenntnisse des Vorgängersystems bei der Zentralbibliothek Zürich berücksichtigt. Wir stellen Überlegungen zur Zukunft der Sacherschliessung an und geben eine Übersicht über Projekte mit ähnlichen Zielsetzungen, die Sacherschließung mit Computerunterstützung effizienter und besser zu gestalten.   We describe the digital assistant DA-2 which we have implemented to support the subject indexing process in the IBS-Verbund. This web-based service is a new implementation from scratch based on the lessons learned with its predecessor used by the Zentralbibliothek Zürich. We also discuss the future of intellectual subject indexing and we give an overview on related projects also aiming at digitizing and economizing this challenging process.

  16. Die SLUB im Dienst der Vermittlung raumbezogener graphischer Information

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    Unter dem Titel „Dresden auf Karten und Ansichten“ wurde anlässlich des 800-jährigen Jubiläums der sächsischen Landeshauptstadt eine Internetpräsentation ausgewählter Landkarten und Veduten von der Sächsischen Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB) realisiert. Analog-Digital-Wandlung der Originale, Aufbau der digitalen Sammlung sowie der Nutzungsvorgang mit all seinen Möglichkeiten werden im Detail beschrieben. Beispiele von Landschafts- und Stadtentwicklung anha...

  17. Social Bots und Fake News - Was EU- und UNESCO-Referenzrahmen zum Lernen im digitalen Zeitalter darüber (nicht sagen

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    Dietmar Janetzko

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In den letzten Jahren haben internationale Organisationen wie die EU und die UNESCO eine Reihe von Vorschlägen und Strategiepapieren zur Bildung und Ausbildung im Zusammenhang mit digitalen Medien entwickelt. Mit den dabei entstandenen Rahmenkonzepten der EU (Digital Competence, DigComp sowie der UNESCO (Media and Information Literacy, MIL werden im Kern zwei zusammenhängende Ziele verfolgt: (i digitale Bildung bzw. digitale Kompetenzen, Fähigkeiten und zugehörige Einstellungen umfassend zu kartographieren sowie (ii über die dabei konzipierten edukativ-politischen Rahmenkonzepte Projektförderungen, Bildungs- bzw. Ausbildungsinitiativen sowie Gesetzesvorlagen anzustossen. Tatsächlich sind DigComp und MIL bereits dabei, auf internationaler Ebene einen prägenden Einfluss zu nahezu allen Fragen der Bildung und Ausbildung im Bereich digitaler Medien auszuüben. Beide Initiativen haben innerhalb der genannten Organisationen Leuchtturmcharakter, werden bislang aber von der allgemeinen Öffentlichkeit und der medienpädagogischen Fachöffentlichkeit kaum wahrgenommen. Dessen ungeachtet verbindet sich mit DigComp und MIL jeweils ein impliziter Anspruch auf einen – im Bedarfsfall zu aktualisierenden – Gesamtentwurf zur Analyse und Gestaltung medienpädagogischer Bildung und Ausbildung. Dies gilt für Gesetzesvorlagen, Regulierungen, Forschungsaktivitäten. Sind diese Rahmenkonzepte anschlussfähig an medienpädagogische Debatten über disruptive Versuche, in via soziale Medien geführte öffentliche Debatten einzugreifen, die sich über social bots, fake news oder andere Formen der Einflussnahme manifestieren? Erschliessen sie dazu Reflexionsräume und Handlungsoptionen? Geleitet von diesen Fragen betrachtet der vorliegende Aufsatz, die Rahmenkonzepte der EU und UNESCO, DigComp and MIL. Dabei zeigt sich, dass beide Rahmenkonzepte von Schieflagen gekennzeichnet sind. DigComp und MIL überbetonen die instrumentelle, auf Verwertung am

  18. MR-imaging of the breast at 0.5 Tesla: menstrual-cycle dependency of parenchymal contrast enhancement in healthy volunteers with oral contraceptive use?; MR-Mammographie bei 0,5 Tesla: Menstruationszyklusabhaengigkeit der Kontrastmittelanreicherung unter hormoneller Kontrazeption?

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    Lorenzen, J.; Welger, J.; Krupski, G.; Adam, G. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); Lisboa, B.W. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe, Universitaetsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany)

    2003-04-01

    Introduction: To evaluate changes of contrast medium enhancement of the breast parenchyma due to menstrual cycle in healthy volunteers with oral contraceptive use in MR-imaging of the breast. Material and Methods: 15 healthy volunteers (age: 22 - 36, mean 28,2) without breast disease were examined two times during one menstrual cycle (days 7 - 14 and days 21 - 2). Two volunteers were examined only in the second part of the cycle (days 21 - 2). All volunteers used oral contraceptives for more than 6 month continuously. Examinations were performed with a 0,5 T magnet (dynamic 3D-gradient echo protocol with subtraction postprocessing). We evaluated the number of enhancing foci and the parenchymal contrast medium enhancement during the different phases of the cycle by region of interest. Results: Only a total of two enhancing foci were found in 2 of 17 volunteers. Time/signal intensity diagrams in these both cases were not suspicious (< 80% initial signal increase after of contrast medium injection, no wash-out phenomenon) and sonography of the breast in these two cases was inconspicuous. Contrast medium enhancement of breast parenchyma in cycle days 7 - 14 (mean enhancement: 0.12 - 0.26, minutes 1 - 9 p.i.) was not significantly different (p = 0.2209; Wilcoxon signed rank test) from cycle days 21 - 2 (mean: 0.13 - 0.32). Conclusion: Menstrual cycle dependency of parenchymal contrast medium enhancement seems to be of minor relevance for premenopausal women with use of oral contraceptives. (orig.) [German] Fragestellung: Untersuchung der Kontrastmittelaufnahme des Brustparenchyms in Abhaengigkeit vom Menstruationszyklus bei gesunden Probandinnen unter oraler Kontrazeption. Material und Methode: Bei 15 gesunden Probandinnen ohne Brusterkrankung in der Anamnese wurde eine MR-Mammographie zweimal waehrend eines Menstruationszyklus durchgefuehrt (Zyklustag: 7 - 14 und 21 - 2). Bei zwei weiteren Probandinnen erfolgte die MR-Mammographie nur in der zweiten Zyklushaelfte

  19. Digital mammography

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    Cho, Nariya; Cha, Joo Hee; Moon, Woo Kyung

    2005-01-01

    Mammography is the best imaging modality for the detection of early breast cancer in asymptomatic women. However, 10-30% of cases are missed with current film-screen mammography. Digital mammography allows for the separate optimization of image acquisition and display. In addition to the obvious data storage, retrieval, and transmission advantages that digital mammography allows, additional advances such as computer-aided diagnosis, tomosynthesis and dual energy mammography are in development. This review will discuss the technology of digital mammography including detectors and displays, the results of clinical trials comparing film-screen and digital mammography, and the use of computer-aided detection. Digital mammography is a promising new technology for breast cancer detection in the Korean women

  20. Mammography and radiation risk; Mammographie und Strahlenrisiko

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    Jung, H. [Hamburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Biophysik und Strahlenbiologie

    1998-10-01

    Breast cancer is the most frequent malignant neoplasia among women in Germany. The use of mammography as the most relevant diagnostic procedure has increased rapidly over the last decade. Radiation risks associated with mammography may be estimated from the results of numerous epidemiological studies providing risk coefficients for breast cancer in relation to age at exposure. Various calculations can be performed using the risk coefficients. For instance, a single mammography examination (bilateral, two views of each breast) of a women aged 45 may enhance the risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime numerically from about 12% of 12.0036%. This increase in risk is lower by a factor of 3,300 as compared to the risk of developing breast cancer in the absence of radiation exposure. At the age of 40 or more, the benefit of mammography exceeds the radiation risk by a factor of about 100. At higher ages this factor increases further. Finally, the dualism of individual risk and collective risk is considered. It is shown that the individual risk of a patient, even after multiple mammography examinations, is vanishingly small. Nevertheless, the basic principle of minimising radiation exposure must be followed to keep the collective risk in the total population as low as reasonably achievable. (orig.) [Deutsch] Das Mammakarzinom ist in Deutschland die haeufigste Krebserkrankung der Frau, und entsprechend oft wird die Mammographie als das derzeit wichtigste Diagnoseverfahren eingesetzt. Zur Beurteilung des mit einer mammographischen Untersuchung verbundenen Strahlenrisikos liegen die Resultate einer groesseren Anzahl strahlenepidemiologischer Studien vor. Diese liefern den Risikokoeffizienten fuer Brustkrebs in Abhaengigkeit vom Lebensalter bei Strahlenexposition und ermoeglichen somit die Berechnung des altersabhaengigen Strahlenrisikos. Beispielsweise wird durch eine einmalige Mammographie-Untersuchung (bilateral, je zwei Aufnahmen in zwei Ebenen) bei einer 45

  1. Digital mammography

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    Bick, Ulrich; Diekmann, Felix

    2010-01-01

    This state-of-the-art reference book provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of digital mammography, including detector technology, image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, soft-copy reading, digital workflow, and PACS. Specific advantages and disadvantages of digital mammography in comparison to screen-film mammography are thoroughly discussed. By including authors from both North America and Europe, the book is able to outline variations in the use, acceptance, and quality assurance of digital mammography between the different countries and screening programs. Advanced imaging techniques and future developments such as contrast mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis are also covered in detail. All of the chapters are written by internationally recognized experts and contain numerous high-quality illustrations. This book will be of great interest both to clinicians who already use or are transitioning to digital mammography and to basic scientists working in the field. (orig.)

  2. Openness in den Künsten – Ein Praxisbericht der Mediathek HGK FHNW Basel

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    Tabea Lurk

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Der vorliegende Text führt Aspekte der Offenheit in der Gegenwartskunst mit Fragen zum Open Access (OA aus der Bibliothekspraxis zusammen. Am Beispiel des «integrierten Katalogs» der Mediathek Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (HGK FHNW wird gezeigt, wie durch die gezielte Bereitstellung von OA-Publikationen, durch offene kulturelle Inhalte sowie eine konsequent angewandte OpenScience-Philosophie Mehrwert entstehen kann. Zugleich zeigt sich das Entwicklungspotential und die Notwendigkeit von digitalen Werkzeugen, welche sowohl für das digitale Kuratieren von Daten benötigt werden als auch für die Vermittlung von Informationskompetenz geeignet sind.

  3. Cyber-Physical Systems - Wissenschaftliche Herausforderungen Bei Der Entwicklung

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    Broy, Manfred

    Cyber-Physical Systems adressieren die enge Verbindung eingebetteter Systeme zur Überwachung und Steuerung physikalischer Vorgänge mittels Sensoren und Aktuatoren über Kommunikationseinrichtungen mit den globalen digitalen Netzen (dem Cyberspace"). Dieser Typus von Systemen ermöglicht über Wirkketten eine Verbindung zwischen Vorgängen der physischen Realität und den heute verfügbaren digitalen Netzinfrastrukturen. Dies erlaubt vielfältige Applikationen mit hohem wirtschaftlichen Potential, und mit starker Innovationskraft. Die vollständige Ausschöpfung des Potentials erfordert aber gezielte wissenschaftliche Anstrengungen bei der Entwicklung solcher Systeme im Hinblick auf Methodik, Technologie, Kostenbeherrschung und funktionale Angemessenheit.

  4. Ultrasonic mammography

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    1982-01-01

    608 women are examined by means of ultrasonic mammography during the period of 1 year. 432 patients were examined with the compound method with the U.I. Octoson, a water tank scanner, and 176 patients with the real time method with a directly connected linear-array-scanner. The following results were obtained at the end of the examination period: In the ultrasonic and also in the X-ray mammogram tumour diameters can be determined with an error rate of +- 30%. In the diagnosing of carcinomas, a significant dependence of the exactness on the sice of the tumour is found for the combination of the five methods tested (clinical examination, X-ray mammography, ultrasonic mammography, thermography, cytology). Classifying the individual methods with regard to their exactness, X-ray mammography ranks in front of ultrasonic mammography. Mastopathic changes in the breast can be screened by means of ultrasonic mammography. The structure of the changes can be determined more exactly than with an X-ray picture which is due to the possibility of differentiating solid and cystic structures. In diagnosing fibro-adenomas and establishing diagnoses on young women with dense gland bodies, ultrasonic mammography is superior to radiology both in the ability of screening a finding of a fibro-adenoma (US=88%, X-ray=75%) and in the possibility of classifying it as ''more benign than malignant''. (orig./MG) [de

  5. Self-organizing neural networks for automatic detection and classification of contrast-enhancing lesions in dynamic MR-mammography; Selbstorganisierende neuronale Netze zur automatischen Detektion und Klassifikation von Kontrast(mittel)-verstaerkten Laesionen in der dynamischen MR-Mammographie

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    Vomweg, T.W.; Teifke, A.; Kauczor, H.U.; Achenbach, T.; Rieker, O.; Schreiber, W.G.; Heitmann, K.R.; Beier, T.; Thelen, M. [Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Radiologie, Klinikum der Univ. Mainz (Germany)

    2005-05-01

    Purpose: Investigation and statistical evaluation of 'Self-Organizing Maps', a special type of neural networks in the field of artificial intelligence, classifying contrast enhancing lesions in dynamic MR-mammography. Material and Methods: 176 investigations with proven histology after core biopsy or operation were randomly divided into two groups. Several Self-Organizing Maps were trained by investigations of the first group to detect and classify contrast enhancing lesions in dynamic MR-mammography. Each single pixel's signal/time curve of all patients within the second group was analyzed by the Self-Organizing Maps. The likelihood of malignancy was visualized by color overlays on the MR-images. At last assessment of contrast-enhancing lesions by each different network was rated visually and evaluated statistically. Results: A well balanced neural network achieved a sensitivity of 90.5% and a specificity of 72.2% in predicting malignancy of 88 enhancing lesions. Detailed analysis of false-positive results revealed that every second fibroadenoma showed a 'typical malignant' signal/time curve without any chance to differentiate between fibroadenomas and malignant tissue regarding contrast enhancement alone; but this special group of lesions was represented by a well-defined area of the Self-Organizing Map. Discussion: Self-Organizing Maps are capable of classifying a dynamic signal/time curve as 'typical benign' or 'typical malignant'. Therefore, they can be used as second opinion. In view of the now known localization of fibroadenomas enhancing like malignant tumors at the Self-Organizing Map, these lesions could be passed to further analysis by additional post-processing elements (e.g., based on T2-weighted series or morphology analysis) in the future. (orig.)

  6. Mammography Facilities

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The Mammography Facility Database is updated periodically based on information received from the four FDA-approved accreditation bodies: the American College of...

  7. Fundamentals of mechatronics; Grundlagen der Mechatronik

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    Bernstein, H.

    2000-07-01

    Mechatronics combines the disciplines of electrotechnics, electronics, computer science, mechanical engineering, design, pneumatics, hydraulics and process engineering, and the book addresses students and experts in all these fields. It comprises a CD which runs on PC under Windows and illustrates the theory of mechatronics and presents examples. [German] Die Mechatronik (Kunstwort aus Mechanik und Elektronik) stellt die technische Verbindung zwischen den Fachdisziplinen Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informatik, Maschinenbau, Antriebstechnik, Konstruktion, Pneumatik, Hydraulik und Verfahrenstechnik dar, und dementsprechend ist dieses Buch auf das Studium bzw. das Berufbild der einzelnen Aufgabenfelder abgestimmt. Durch die Bauelemente der analogen bzw. digitalen Schaltungstechnik und der Leistungselektronik wurden die Voraussetzungen fuer die Mechatronik in der Automatisierungstechnik geschaffen, die in der Industrie nicht nur zu einer Produktionssteigerung fuehrten, sondern auch die Herstellungsgenauigkeit der Fabrikate wesentlich erhoehten. Durch die Programme auf den beiden dem Buch beiliegenden CD-ROM laesst sich die Theorie der mechatronischen Teilgebiete direkt am PC unter Windows simulieren. Anhand kurzer, aussagekraeftiger Simulationsbeispiele werden die grundlegenden bzw. weiterentwickelten Elemente der Mechatronik gezeigt. Ob in der Antriebstechnik oder in der elektrischen Schaltungstechnik, alle Versuche lassen sich komplett und einfach simulieren und veraendern, so dass jeder Lernschritt nachvollziehbar ist. (orig.)

  8. Konversion des kulturellen Erbes für die Forschung: Volltextbeschaffung und -bereitstellung als Aufgabe der Bibliotheken

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    Thomas Stäcker

    2014-01-01

    Mit der Transformation des gedruckten Buch zum elektronischen Text verändern sich zentrale Rahmenbedingungen der Bibliothek. Die theoretischen Grundlagen des ‚Buches‘ müssen unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Digitalen neu durchdacht und auf ihre praktischen Konsequenzen hin geprüft werden. Vor allem die Transitivität, spezifische Schriftlichkeit und Prozessierbarkeit elektronischer Texte sind Eigenschaften, die Konsequenzen für eine ganze Reihe bibliothekarischer Kernaufgaben haben. Mit Blick auf d...

  9. Abwägen von Dosisbedarf und Bildqualität in der digitalen Radiographie

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    Uffmann, M.; Schaefer-Prokop, C.; Neitzel, U.

    2008-01-01

    Projection radiography is in an advanced stage of progressive transition from conventional screen-film imaging to digital image acquisition modalities. The radiographic technique, including examination parameters such as tube voltage, tube current and filtration has frequently been adopted from

  10. Open Source, Open Access, Open Review, Open Data. Initiativen zu mehr Offenheit in der digitalen Welt

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    Herb, Ulrich

    2011-01-01

    The article discusses the principles of openess, open access and open availability of information based on the examples of open access to scientific information, open government data, open geographical data and open source software.

  11. Christian Enichlmayr, Leiter der Oberösterreichischen Landesbibliothek von 1999 bis 2015, beantwortet 10 Fragen von Bruno Bauer

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    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Christian Enichlmayr beantwortet Fragen über seinen Start ins Berufsleben in der Verlagsbranche, seine Zeit an der Universitätsbibliothek Linz und seinen Wechsel an die Oberösterreichische Landesbibliothek. 1999 bis 2015 war er als deren Leiter auch in führender Position für die Transformation der Bundesstaatlichen Studienbibliothek zur Landesbibliothek sowie die Sanierung und Erweiterung des Bibliotheksgebäudes verantwortlich. Weitere Themen, die in den vergangenen 17 Jahren an der Landesbibliothek stark forciert wurden, erstrecken sich von der NS-Provenienzforschung über die Entwicklung der digitalen Landesbibliothek bis zur Stärkung der Rolle der Landesbibliothek im oberösterreichischen Kulturleben. Zuletzt spricht Enichlmayr über die Bedeutung von Kooperationen im Bibliothekswesen, die Ausrichtung des Bibliothekartages der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare 2004 in Linz sowie die Perspektive für Bibliotheken.

  12. Digitale arbeitsprozessorientierte Kompetenzentwicklung in der höheren beruflichen Bildung. Ein situiert-partizipativ-adaptiver Forschungsansatz am Beispiel von Fachschulen für Technik

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    Christian Filk

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Christian Filk und Axel Grimm diskutieren die arbeitsprozessorientierte Kompetenzentwicklung in der höheren beruflichen Bildung und gehen dabei von dem Problem aus, dass Learning-Managment-Systeme erweitert eingesetzt werden sollten. "Da [...] die berufliche Handlungskompetenz zukünftiger Mitarbeiter erheblich von der Fähigkeit abhängen wird, sich in digitalen Informationssystemen zurecht zu finden, muss dieser Kompetenzerwerb als eigenes Lernziel für beruflichen Unterricht definiert werden." – Ralf Tenberg (2001: 305

  13. Mammography; Mamma

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    Fischer, U.; Baum, F. [Diagnostisches Brustzentrum, Goettingen (Germany)

    2007-07-01

    The book covers the stat-of-the art of mammographic diagnostics. The first chapter on the diagnostic methods, i.e. sonography and mammography, includes a short definition of the specific methods, technical device descriptions, information on radiation exposure and radiation protection, quality criteria and data analysis methods. The other chapters contain a variety of demonstrating images on the respective topics: definitions and indications, benign changes, evaluation criteria and borderline findings, mammal carcinomas, other malignomas, post-traumatic lesions, and prosthetics.

  14. Fundamentals of mechatronics. 2. ed.; Grundlagen der Mechatronik

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    Bernstein, H.

    2004-07-01

    Mechatronics combines the disciplines of electrotechnics, electronics, computer science, mechanical engineering, design, pneumatics, hydraulics and process engineering, and the book addresses students and experts in all these fields. It comprises a CD which runs on PC under Windows and illustrates the theory of mechatronics and presents examples. (GL) [German] Die Mechatronik (Kunstwort aus Mechanik und Elektronik) stellt die technische Verbindung zwischen den Fachdisziplinen Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informatik, Maschinenbau, Antriebstechnik, Konstruktion, Pneumatik, Hydraulik und Verfahrenstechnik dar, und dementsprechend ist dieses Buch auf das Studium bzw. das Berufbild der einzelnen Aufgabenfelder abgestimmt. Durch die Bauelemente der analogen bzw. digitalen Schaltungstechnik und der Leistungselektronik wurden die Voraussetzungen fuer die Mechatronik in der Automatisierungstechnik geschaffen, die in der Industrie nicht nur zu einer Produktionssteigerung fuehrten, sondern auch die Herstellungsgenauigkeit der Fabrikate wesentlich erhoehten. Durch die Programme auf den beiden dem Buch beiliegenden CD-ROM laesst sich die Theorie der mechatronischen Teilgebiete direkt am PC unter Windows simulieren. Anhand kurzer, aussagekraeftiger Simulationsbeispiele werden die grundlegenden bzw. weiterentwickelten Elemente der Mechatronik gezeigt. Ob in der Antriebstechnik oder in der elektrischen Schaltungstechnik, alle Versuche lassen sich komplett und einfach simulieren und veraendern, so dass jeder Lernschritt nachvollziehbar ist. (orig.)

  15. Influence of age and menstrual cycle on mammography and MR imaging of the breast; Einfluss von Alter und Menstruationszyklus auf Mammographie und MR-Mammographie

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    Mueller-Schimpfle, M.; Ohmenhaeuser, K.; Claussen, C.D. [Tuebingen Univ. (Germany). Abt. fuer Radiologische Diagnostik

    1997-09-01

    Age and menstrual cycle have an important influence on the breast. This well-known fact is experienced in the daily routine of gynecologists and radiologists. The number of publications addressing the effect of these influences on imaging, however, is surprisingly low. The aim of this work is to describe the influences of age and menstrual cycle on the breast and to address their clinical relevance for mammography and MR mammography. Therefore, own data are presented concerning the age and menstrual cycle influences on breast parenchyma in dynamic MR mammography. Literature data are used to correlate mammography and MR imaging findings with these influences. The changes of the breast due to age and menstrual cycle have important direct implications on performing and reading conventional mammography and MR mammography. The knowledge of these changes is also helpful in the interpretation of findings when comparing different methods. Finally, the data gained by using imaging methods enable important basic insights into physiology and physiopathology of the breast in vivo. (orig.) [Deutsch] Alter und Menstruationszyklus stellen wichtige Einflussfaktoren auf die Mamma dar. Diese Tatsache ist klinisch lange bekannt und im Alltag des Gynaekologen wie Radiologen staendig praesent. Dagegen ist die Anzahl der Publikationen zu den Auswirkungen dieser Einfluesse auf die Bildgebung erstaunlich niedrig. Ziel dieser Arbeit ist es, die alters- und zyklusabhaengigen Veraenderungen der Mamma und deren klinische Relevanz fuer die Mammographie und MR-Mammographie darzustellen. Zu diesem Zweck werden aus einer eigenen Studie Daten der dynamischen MR-Tomographie zum Alters- und Zykluseinfluss auf das Mammaparenchym praesentiert. Darueber hinaus werden diese Einflussfaktoren mit mammographischen und MR-tomographischen Daten aus der Literatur korreliert. Dabei zeigt sich, dass sich aus den alters- und menstruationszyklusbedingten Veraenderungen der Brust wichtige unmittelbare

  16. Medienbildung in der Schule. Blinde Flecken und Spannungsfelder in einer Kultur der Digitalität

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    Mandy Schiefner-Rohs

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Schule als medienpädagogisches Handlungsfeld ist schon lange im Fokus medienpädagogischer Forschung und Praxis. Die Notwendigkeit der Förderung von Medienkompetenz bei Schüler/innen konnte aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven untermauert werden: gesellschaftlich-soziale Begründungen wurden dabei ebenso ins Feld geführt wie berufsbezogene und pädagogische Argumente. Aufbauend auf diesen haben sich verschiedene Konzepte der Integration von digitalen Medien in der Schule etabliert. Wechselt man die Blickrichtung hin zum Medienhandeln, werden bereits hier erste blinde Flecken sichtbar: So fehlt beispielsweise die Auseinandersetzung mit der Frage, welche Auswirkungen das Handeln in Netzwerken, die sowohl global als auch transmedial agieren auf Gesellschaft, Kultur und Bildung hat. Zu analysieren wäre auch, welche kulturellen Veränderungen zu beobachten sind, wie Subjekte in (transmedialen Netzen agieren und welche Folgen sich daraus für (medien-pädagogisches Handeln insbesondere in Bildungsinstitutionen ergeben. Die bisherige Nicht-Bearbeitung dieser Felder zeigt, dass die meisten Diskurse um Medien in der Schule blinde Flecken aufweisen, da sie sich nur auf bestimmte Teile von Schule (nämlich Unterricht beschränken. Weniger reflektiert wird Medialität für menschliche Kommunikations- und Bildungsprozesse und die Folgen einer Kultur der Digitalität für die Schule. Massnahmen zur Integration von Medien in Schule, die als Schulentwicklung gefasst werden, greifen zu kurz, wenn sie nicht die Relationierung von Schule in einer Kultur der Digitalität reflektieren. Damit erscheint es notwendig, ausgehend von gesellschaftlich-medialen Entwicklungen danach zu fragen, welche Implikationen diese für die Gestaltung von Schule haben. Unter Bezugnahme auf Felix Stalders Ausführungen zur Kultur der Digitalität werden blinde Flecken sowohl in der öffentlichen wie auch der medienpädagogischen Diskussion um digitale Medien in der Schule aufgezeigt.

  17. Digitale Medien in der Grundschule

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Mit der internationalen Grundschulleistungsstudie Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS 2011; vgl. Bos/Wendt/Köller/Selter 2012; Suchań/Wallner-Paschon/Bergmüller/Schreiner 2012 liegen aktuelle Daten zur schulischen und außerschulischen Nutzung digitaler Medien durch GrundschülerInnen sowie Lehrerdaten über den Einsatz von digitalen Medien in der Schule sowie im Fachunterricht in den Fächern Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften vor. Mit diesem Beitrag sollen die für die beteiligten Länder repräsentativen Daten genutzt werden, um Einblicke in die schulische und außerschulische Nutzung digitaler Medien durch Grundschulkinder am Ende der vierten Klasse zu geben. Dabei werden die Länder Deutschland und Österreich fokussiert und verglichen. Die Befunde werden theoretisch im Gesamtkontext der Medienpädagogik und vor dem Hintergrund der Qualitätsentwicklung von Schulsystemen im internationalen Vergleich diskutiert.With the international large-scale assessment study TIMSS 2011 (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study; cf. Bos/Wendt/Köller/Selter 2012; Suchań/Wallner-Paschon/Bergmüller/Schreiner 2012 rich data concerning primary students’ and teachers’ use of computers is available. This data gives insights into the use of digital media both at school and in subject specific courses such as mathematics and science. With this contribution representative TIMSS-data is used to examine the role of new technologies at the end of Grade 4. In this process, a description and a comparison of the educational systems in Germany and in Austria will be focused. Findings will be discussed in the light of media education and the quality of school systems in the context of international developments.

  18. Microscopic observation of bulking sludge formation and measures to fight it in activated sludge systems; Mikroskopische Betrachtung der Blaehschlammbildung und Massnahmen zur Bekaempfung in Belebungsanlagen

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    Heine, W.; Sekoulov, I.; Burkhardt, H.; Behrendt, J. [Technische Univ. Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg (Germany). Arbeitsbereich Abwasserwirtschaft

    1999-07-01

    The available results clearly show the suitability of digital microscopic image analysis for early detection of threatening bulking sludge events. Recognizing imminent bulking sludge events early on permits countering them effectively with simple and unspecific means. (orig.) [German] Die bisher erzielten Ergebnisse zeigen deutlich die Eignung der digitalen mikroskopischen Bildanalyse zur Frueherkennung drohender Blaehschlammereignisse. Wird ein drohendes Blaehschlammereignis fruehzeitig erkannt, so ist eine effektive Blaehschlammbekaempfung mit einfachen und unspezifischen Massnahmen moeglich. (orig.)

  19. Remake – Remodel: Bildverarbeitung als Weltverarbeitung in der Fotografie des 19. Jahrhunderts

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    Bernd Stiegler

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Der Zweifel an der Evidenz der ontologisch-indexikalischen Referenz des fotografischen Bildes und das ausgerufene Ende des «fotografischen Zeitalters» (Wolf 2002 u. 2003 sind durchaus zeitgleiche, wenn auch nicht gänzlich neue und überraschende Phänomene. Selbst wenn es den Anschein haben mag, dass die Fotografie erst mit Aufkommen der digitalen Bildbearbeitungstechniken ihre indexikalische Verankerung in der Wirklichkeit verloren hat, die vorher ihr Bildprogramm nachdrücklich bestimmt hatte, so erweist sich die gesamte Geschichte der Fotografie als eine der bewussten Bildmanipulation. Sieben knappe Blitzlichter in die Geschichte der Fotografie, die pars pro toto Experimente und Regeln zeigen, mögen dies verdeutlichen (vgl. Fineman 2012. Sie sind programmatische Erkundungen einer Arbeit an der Fotografie, der es darauf ankam, mit dem neuen Medium zu spielen, seine Grenzen auszuloten und seine Möglichkeiten zu erkunden. Dabei sind Fragen einer Praxeologie der Fotografie mindestens ebenso wichtig wie jene nach ihrer Ontologie.

  20. Zeitspiel ist keine Alternative - Warum der Wandel zur Pflicht wird

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    Dieper, Stephan

    "Wege entstehen dadurch, dass man sie geht." (Franz Kafka) Die Welt der Digitalisierung ist voll von Wegen, die jemand gegangen ist, bevor dort ein Weg war. Manche dieser Wege stellten sich als Sackgasse heraus, manche als Abkürzung und aus anderen wurden ganze Wegenetze und Städte. Die Energiewelt wird durch den digitalen Wandel nicht verschont bleiben. Durch die intelligenten Messsysteme und die zugehörigen, neuen Strukturen werden energiefremden Wettbewerbern Chancen zum Markteintritt eröffnet. EVUs müssen sich darauf einstellen, dass der permanente Wandel nicht mehr enden wird. Doch auch den EVUs eröffnen sich Optionen. Um erfolgreich zu sein, müssen sie lernen loszugehen, ohne das genaue Ziel zu kennen.

  1. Experience with digital mammography

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    G. P. Korzhenkova

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available The use of digital techniques in mammography has become a last step for completing the process of digitization in diagnostic imaging. It is assumed that such a spatial decision will be required for digital mammography, as well as for high-resolution intensifying screen-film systems used in conventional mammography and that the digital techniques will be limited by the digitizer pixel size on detecting minor structures, such as microcalcifications. The introduction of digital technologies in mammography involves a tight control over an image and assures its high quality.

  2. Integrität und Integration von elektronischen Publikationen - Modellüberlegungen im Umfeld der Digitalen Bibliothek

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    Mayr, Philipp

    2007-01-01

    The paper describes various models of electronic publications and their role in digital libraries (DL). The difference between "working article" and publication is outlined. One objective for future DL should be the generation of core zones in large document spaces and value-added services for users to improve the retrieval process. The information models: Krause's shell model and Bradford's Law of Scattering are proposed. The impact of Open Access for DL is reviewed shortly. We conclude that...

  3. Medienpädagogik unter der differenztheoretischen Lupe. Eine Identitätssuche zwischen Disziplin und Profession

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    Franziska Linke

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Der Beitrag diskutiert die dem Themenheft zugrundeliegende Fragestellung nach der Konstitution der Medienpädagogik aus einer systemtheoretischen Perspektive. Dabei wird im Anschluss an Stichweh (2013 Ansatz der funktionalen Differenzierung ein Untersuchungsrahmen aufgezeigt, der es ermöglicht, die Medienpädagogik sowohl aus wissenschaftssoziologischer als auch professionssoziologischer Perspektive zu betrachten. Gerade die zentrale Rolle der (digitalen Medien für Lern- und Bildungsprozesse sowie für den Arbeitsmarkt (u. a. KMK 2016 verlangt eine stetige Reflexion professioneller Handlungssysteme der Medienpädagogik, die nicht losgelöst von der Frage nach dem Selbstverständnis der Medienpädagogik als Wissenschaftsdisziplin gelingen kann (u. a. Hugger 2001. Divergierende theoretische Positionierungen der Akteurinnen und Akteure sowie verschiedene Zielvorstellungen zur Medienpädagogik selbst und zu dem, was sie praktisch leisten kann, erschweren ein solches Vorhaben. Die Autorinnen des Beitrags begeben sich daher, unter Berücksichtigung der Differenzierung zwischen Disziplin und Profession, auf die Suche nach möglichen Antworten. Vorgeschlagen wird eine erweiterte Betrachtungsweise, welche die Medienpädagogik als wissenschaftliche Produktionsgemeinschaft beschreibt und dadurch Potenziale eröffnet theoretische und empirische Erkenntnisse von Akteurinnen und Akteuren unterschiedlicher wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen mit Medienzusammenhang zu berücksichtigen. Ferner wird dargelegt, dass ein solcher Beschreibungsansatz neue Forschungsperspektiven auf die professionstheoretische Einordnung praktischer Handlungssysteme der Medienpädagogik eröffnen kann.

  4. Screen-film mammography

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    Logan, W.W.; Janus, J.A.

    1987-01-01

    The development of screen-film mammography has resulted in the re-emergence of confidence, rather than fear, in mammography. When screen-film mammography is performed with state-of-the-art dedicated equipment utilizing vigorous breast compression and a ''soft'' x-ray beam for improved contrast, screen-film images are equivalent or superior to those of reduced-dose xeromammography and superior to those of nonscreen film mammography. Technological aids for conversion from xeromammographic or nonscreen film mammographic techniques to screen-film techniques have been described. Screen-film mammography should not be attempted until dedicated equipment has been obtained and the importance of vigorous compression has been understood

  5. Editorial 4/2014: Steuerung, Kontrolle, Disziplin. Medienpädagogische Perspektiven auf Medien und/der Überwachung

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Nicht zuletzt durch die Enthüllungen Edward Snowdens stellen sich den westlichen Demokratien Fragen der (digitalen Überwachung. Dabei wurden nicht nur Geheimdienste wie die NSA, sondern auch (globale Online-Dienste wie Google, Amazon oder Dropbox hinsichtlich der Debatten zum "gläsernen Menschen" eingehend diskutiert, um die Gefahren der gänzlichen Transparenz von BürgerInnen – aber auch Staaten – in den Blick zu nehmen. Damit erreichten die Diskussionen zur Souveränitäts-, Disziplinar- und Kontrollgesellschaft im Sinne Gilles Deleuzes und Michel Foucaults angesichts der neuen Medientechnologien auch eine breitere Öffentlichkeit, die sich am Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts erneut Fragen zu den Themen Steuerung, Kontrolle und Disziplin stellen muss. Sichtet man dahingehend in historischer Absicht die Geschichte der (Medien-Pädagogik, so ist es bemerkenswert, dass sie spätestens am Beginn der 70er-Jahre durch die Übernahme kybernetischer und systemtheoretischer Modelle direkt am Paradigma dieser Steuerungswissenschaften beteiligt war. Norbert Wiener hatte als einer der Begründer der Kybernetik Kommunikation direkt mit Kontrolle verbunden, woraufhin Pädagogen wie Theodor Ballauff von einer "totalen Schule" sprachen und vielerorts der "programmierte Unterricht" diskutiert und umgesetzt wurde. Insofern stellte und stellt sich auch anhand der konkreten Unterrichtspraxis im Schul- und Klassenraum das medienpädagogische Problem der Medienpädagogik als Steuerung, Kontrolle und Disziplin.

  6. Der Fachbereich Fertigungstechnik der Zukunft

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    Alting, Leo

    1998-01-01

    Forscher sowie für eine industrielle Zusammenarbeit/Beratung eine attraktive Umgebung zu bieten.Im vorliegenden Papier wird ein internes Entwicklungsprojekt, genannt "Der Fachberich der Zukunft", beschrieben. Ausgehend von den Bedürfnissen und Erwartungen der Kunden (Studierende, Einrichtungen der...

  7. Ein realer Lernort mit digitalem Mehrwert. Die Bibliothek der Universität Konstanz nach der Sanierung

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    Oliver Kohl-Frey

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Die Sanierung der Bibliothek der Universität Konstanz erforderte eine Überprüfung des bibliothekarischen Konzepts aus den sechziger Jahren, das in einem Gebäude der siebziger Jahre umgesetzt wurde. Insgesamt betrachtet bewährt sich das Konzept der Konstanzer Bibliothek bis heute, und es werden lediglich Anpassungen an die Bedürfnisse des 21. Jahrhunderts nötig. Durch aktive Pflege des gedruckten Bestands inklusive Aussonderung konnte Raum für die notwendige Ausweitung der Funktionen als Lernort und als sozialer Ort geschaffen werden. Das neu konzipierte Hybrid Bookshelf erlaubt eine neuartige Präsentation des digitalen Bestands am Ort Bibliothek. Durch die so angepasste Konzeption kann eine signifikante Aufwertung des realen Lernorts samt digitalem Mehrwert erreicht werden. The redevelopment process of the University of Konstanz Library required a proof of the sixties library concept that was realized within a seventies building. Generally the concept has proved itself; small adaptions have to be realized for the needs of the 21.century. The libraries functions as learning space and as social space are strengthened. Through the newly developed Hybrid Bookshelf the digital collection will be visible within the library space. That leads to a significant appreciation of the real learning space and a digital additional value.

  8. Cancer Missed on Mammography

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    Nishikawa, Robert M

    2004-01-01

    ... 30% of potentially detectable cancers being overlooked. Computer-aided detection (CADe) has been developed to aid radiologists in the detection task, and pre-clinical studies have shown that CADe applied to digitized mammography films can flag about 50...

  9. Cancers Missed on Mammography

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    Nishikawa, Robert

    2002-01-01

    .... Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) programs have been developed to aid radiologists in the detection task, and pre-clinical studies have shown that CAD applied to digitized mammography films can flag about 50...

  10. Cancers Missed on Mammography

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    Nishikawa, Robert

    2001-01-01

    .... Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) programs have been developed to aid radiologists in the detection task, and pre-clinical studies have shown that CAD applied to digitized mammography films can flag about 50...

  11. Cancers Missed on Mammography

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    Nishikawa, Robert

    2000-01-01

    .... Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) programs have been developed to aid radiologists in the detection task, and pre-clinical studies have shown that CAD applied to digitized mammography films can flag about 50...

  12. Cancers Missed on Mammography

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    Nishikawa, Robert

    1999-01-01

    .... Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) programs have been developed to aid radiologists in the detection task, and pre-clinical studies have shown that CAD applied to digitized mammography films can flag about 50...

  13. MR Mammography (MRM). MR-Mammographie (MRM)

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    Kaiser, W.A. (Radiologische Universitaetsklinik Bonn (Germany))

    1991-01-01

    MR mammography is carried out using a special breast coil. Gd-DTPA is injected as a contrast medium. Gradient-echo sequences are superior to the formerly used spin-echo sequences in that they show a greater sensitivity to contrast media. After the advent of gradient-echo sequences, the 0.2 mmol/kg dose that used to be injected in connection with spin-echo sequences was regarded as being too high. The best results were then achieved with 0.1 mmol/kg injections amounting to no more than 50% of the former dose. Provided that magnetic resonance imaging of the breast is carried out using the spexial examination technique discussed here, it may justly be described as magnetic resonance mammography (MRM). MR criteria are defined for such conditions as carcinoma, fibroadenoma, scars, mastopathy and cysts. (GDG).

  14. Mammography and radiation risk

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    Jung, H.

    1998-01-01

    Breast cancer is the most frequent malignant neoplasia among women in Germany. The use of mammography as the most relevant diagnostic procedure has increased rapidly over the last decade. Radiation risks associated with mammography may be estimated from the results of numerous epidemiological studies providing risk coefficients for breast cancer in relation to age at exposure. Various calculations can be performed using the risk coefficients. For instance, a single mammography examination (bilateral, two views of each breast) of a women aged 45 may enhance the risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime numerically from about 12% of 12.0036%. This increase in risk is lower by a factor of 3,300 as compared to the risk of developing breast cancer in the absence of radiation exposure. At the age of 40 or more, the benefit of mammography exceeds the radiation risk by a factor of about 100. At higher ages this factor increases further. Finally, the dualism of individual risk and collective risk is considered. It is shown that the individual risk of a patient, even after multiple mammography examinations, is vanishingly small. Nevertheless, the basic principle of minimising radiation exposure must be followed to keep the collective risk in the total population as low as reasonably achievable. (orig.) [de

  15. Practical digital mammography

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    Hashimoto, Beverly E.

    2008-01-01

    This book is meant for the radiologist who is facing the challenge of organizing a digital mammographic imaging center. This text is meant to be a practical book that provides information about digital mammographic physics and equipment which will allow one to intelligently compare technologies and systems. Some of the major challenges include: large expense; rapidly changing technology, and inconsistent connectivity; and finally, need for strong information technology support. The initial conversion cost to digital mammographic imaging is relatively expensive due to the cost of digital mammography hardware, software, and storage. Virtually all other imaging modalities are being converted to purely digital storage and transfer, and the digital trend in mammography is inevitable. Technical advantages of digital mammography are described. However, the improved flexibility in image display and transfer are some of its strongest features. In conclusion, although there are increasing imaging modalities that may be used to evaluate breast disease, mammography will continue to play a key role in detecting breast cancer. To be an effective imager, the radiologist should become familiar with digital mammography and understand its role within the increasing complex structure of breast imaging techniques

  16. Practical digital mammography

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    Hashimoto, Beverly E. [Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States)]|[Virginia Mason Medical Center, VA (United States)

    2008-07-01

    This book is meant for the radiologist who is facing the challenge of organizing a digital mammographic imaging center. This text is meant to be a practical book that provides information about digital mammographic physics and equipment which will allow one to intelligently compare technologies and systems. Some of the major challenges include: large expense; rapidly changing technology, and inconsistent connectivity; and finally, need for strong information technology support. The initial conversion cost to digital mammographic imaging is relatively expensive due to the cost of digital mammography hardware, software, and storage. Virtually all other imaging modalities are being converted to purely digital storage and transfer, and the digital trend in mammography is inevitable. Technical advantages of digital mammography are described. However, the improved flexibility in image display and transfer are some of its strongest features. In conclusion, although there are increasing imaging modalities that may be used to evaluate breast disease, mammography will continue to play a key role in detecting breast cancer. To be an effective imager, the radiologist should become familiar with digital mammography and understand its role within the increasing complex structure of breast imaging techniques.

  17. Zur Entwicklung eines interaktiven Verfahrens der Sprachstandsermittlung bei mehrsprachig aufwachsenden Kindern – von der Idee zu ersten Umsetzungsschritten

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    Jörg Roche et al.

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Dieser Beitrag skizziert ein Konzept zur Sprachstandsermittlung, das aufbauend auf Ergebnissen der gebrauchsbasierten Spracherwerbsforschung die sprachlichen Fähigkeiten von Vorschulkindern in quasi-natürlichen Gesprächssituationen misst. Den Maßstab bilden dabei die altersgemäßen Deutschkompetenzen monolingualer und bilingualer Kinder im Vorschulalter. Mit dem neuen Verfahren soll eine akkurate Bewertung der kommunikativen Kompetenzen der Kinder am Übergang zur Schule erfolgen, die eine systematische Benachteiligung mehrsprachig aufwachsender Kinder aufgrund von Vergleichen mit zielsprachlichen Erwachsenennormen vermeidet. Das neuartige Erhebungsverfahren wird dabei in Form einer digitalen Spielumgebung (App entwickelt, die eine Umsetzung der Prinzipien des handlungsorientierten Sprachenlernens erlaubt. This paper presents the implementation of a new concept of first and second language assessment for pre-school children between four and six years. The concept is theoretically grounded in usage-based linguistics. It assesses language in authentic communicative settings in a game based app. The settings provide the children with incentives to engage in communication. As a result, the assessment tool does not evaluate formal aspects of language. Instead it relies on functional categories for evaluation. Norms for evaluations are derived from longitudinal corpus studies of authentic child language production. The goal of the new approach is to generate an accurate and fair assessments of the children’s communicative capacities. Pilot studies indicate that children with L2 German appear to be more advanced than shown by traditional form-based assessment methods.

  18. Image quality in mammography

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    Haus, A.G.; Doi, K.; Metz, C.E. Bernstein, J.

    1976-01-01

    In mammography, image quality is a function of the shape, size, and x-ray absorption properties of the anatomic part to be radiographed and of the lesion to be detected; it also depends on geometric unsharpness, and the resolution, characteristic curve and noise properties of the recording system. X-ray energy spectra, modulation transfer functions, Wiener spectra, characteristic and gradient curves, and radiographs of a breast phantom and of a resected breast specimen containing microcalcifications are used in a review of some current considerations of the factors, and the complex relationship among factors, that affect image quality in mammography. Image quality and patient radiation exposure in mammography are interrelated. An approach to the problem of evaluating the trade-off between diagnostic certainty and the cost or risk of performing a breast imaging procedure is discussed.

  19. Teaching atlas of mammography

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    Tabar, L.; Dean, P.B.

    1985-01-01

    The illustrated case reports in this teaching atlas cover practically the entire range of possible pathological changes and are based on in-patient case material and 80,000 screening documents. The two basic approaches, - detection and analysis of changes -, are taught comprehensively and in great detail. A systematic procedure for analysing the mammographies, in order to detect even the very least changes, and its practical application is explained using mammographies showing unclear findings at first sight. A system of coordinates is presented which allows precise localisation of the changes. Exercises for practising the technique of identifying the pathological changes round up the methodolical chapters. Additional imaging technical enhancements and detail enlargements are of great help in interpreting the findings. The specific approach adopted for this teaching atlas is a 'reverse procedure', which leaves the beaten track and starts with analysing the mammographies and evaluating the radiographic findings, in order to finally derive the diagnosis. (orig./CB) [de

  20. Mammography screening in denmark

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    Vejborg, Ilse Merete Munk; Mikkelsen, Ellen Margrethe; Garne, Jens Peter

    2011-01-01

    Mammography screening is offered healthy women, and a high standard on professional and organizational level is mandatory not only in the screening programme but even in the diagnostic work-up and treatment. The main goal is to achieve a substantial reduction in disease specific mortality...

  1. BIRADS mammography: exercises.

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    Balleyguier, Corinne; Bidault, François; Mathieu, Marie Christine; Ayadi, Salma; Couanet, Dominique; Sigal, Robert

    2007-02-01

    Some radiological cases are presented in this article to train the reader to the BIRADS classification in mammography. Each case is described according to the fourth American version of the BIRADS lexicon. Some classifications difficulties will also be presented, in order to show the complexity and the observer variability, commonly encountered in BIRADS 3 and 4 categories.

  2. Mammography screening in Denmark

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    Vejborg, Ilse; Mikkelsen, Ellen Margrethe; Garne, Jens Peter

    2011-01-01

    Mammography screening is offered healthy women, and a high standard on professional and organizational level is mandatory not only in the screening programme but even in the diagnostic work-up and treatment. The main goal is to achieve a substantial reduction in disease specific mortality...

  3. Mammography 1994. Pt. 2. New aims of mammography

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    Friedrich, M.

    1994-01-01

    Since breast conserving therapy of the mastocarcinoma has become an accepted treatment, the range of applications of mammography for pre- and post-surgery diagnostic purposes has been widening. Mammography experts will be confronted with new diagnostic challenges when diagnostic breast screening will have been legalized as a routine preventive measure for early detection of breast cancer. There are no radioepidemiologic concerns withstanding the implementation of mammography as a routine screening method [de

  4. The approach of mammography technique

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    Luo Xiaomei; Pan Bitao; He Jiejun; Liu Mingjuan

    2007-01-01

    Objective: To study the mammography technique to improved the film' s quality and to meet the clinical application. Methods: The mammography of 500 cases were classified according to their age, breast type and project- ed position. The highlights and quality control of the mammography technique were summarized. Results: Among the 500 cases, 95% met the clinical diagnostic demands. Of the grand type, 17.2% were dense type, 43.4% were adenoid type, atrophy and degeneration type were 10% and 29.4% respectively. The grand type and age range overlapped a lot. Routine MLO and CCM position of bilateral breasts mammography could mostly meet the diagnostic demands. Conclusion: The quality of mammography is the precondition of exact clinical diagnosis. Sufficient pre-exam preparation, suitable position and parameter were the key point of high quality mammography. (authors)

  5. Digital mammography: state of the art.

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    Gater, Laura

    2002-01-01

    After completing this update on digital mammography, readers will: Understand some limitations of film-screen mammography. Know the potential advantages and disadvantages of digital mammography. Compare and contrast some different digital mammography systems. Describe how digital images are captured, processed, displayed and stored. Know how digital mammography affects radiation dose, exposure time and contrast resolution. Understand how digital images are transmitted. Be familiar with new techniques that build on digital mammography, such as 3-D mammography, digital subtraction mammography and computer-aided detection.

  6. Current status of mammography

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    Crymes, J.E.

    1979-01-01

    Great progress has been made in recent years in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; however, breast cancer continues to be the most common and lethal cancer in women today. Early diagnosis is essential in order for treatmet to be given before the tumor spreads beyond the breast. The radiation risks of mammography have been greatly reduced with the use of newer low-dose techniques, and the benefits of mammography have increased because of a better understanding of the natural history of breast cancer, as well as improved methods of treatment. Radiologists must continue to take an active role in the early diagnosis of breast cancer. Continued research is needed in order to improve screening methods and to develop newer, noninvasive techniques

  7. Positron Emission Mammography imaging

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    Moses, W.W. E-mail: wwmoses@lbl.gov

    2004-06-01

    This paper examines current trends in Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) instrumentation and the performance tradeoffs inherent in them. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules. They subtend a larger solid angle around the breast than conventional PET cameras, and so have both higher efficiency and lower cost. Extensions to this geometry include encircling the breast, measuring the depth of interaction (DOI), and dual-modality imaging (PEM and X-ray mammography, as well as PEM and X-ray guided biopsy). The ultimate utility of PEM may not be decided by instrument performance, but by biological and medical factors, such as the patient to patient variation in radiotracer uptake or the as yet undetermined role of PEM in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

  8. Positron emission mammography imaging

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    Moses, William W.

    2003-10-02

    This paper examines current trends in Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) instrumentation and the performance tradeoffs inherent in them. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules. They subtend a larger solid angle around the breast than conventional PET cameras, and so have both higher efficiency and lower cost. Extensions to this geometry include encircling the breast, measuring the depth of interaction (DOI), and dual-modality imaging (PEM and x-ray mammography, as well as PEM and x-ray guided biopsy). The ultimate utility of PEM may not be decided by instrument performance, but by biological and medical factors, such as the patient to patient variation in radiotracer uptake or the as yet undetermined role of PEM in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

  9. Hardware for mammography

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    Rozhkova, N.I.; Chikirdin, Eh.G.; Ryudiger, Yu.G.; Kochetova, G.P.; Lisachenko, I.V.; Yakobs, O.Eh.

    2000-01-01

    The comparative studies on various visualization means, in particular, the intensifying screens and films with application of quantitative methods for determining small details on photographs, including measurements of corresponding exposures, absorbed doses and verification of conclusions through the analysis of clinical observations are carried out. It is shown, that technical equipment of the modern mammography room should include the X-ray mammographic apparatus, providing for the image high-quality by low dose loads with special film holders, meeting the mammography requirements, the corresponding X-ray film and the automatic photolaboratory process, provided by one and the same company. The quality of photographs under such conditions is guarantied, the defects and errors by the image interpretation are excluded. The modern computerized information technologies for work with medical images on the basic of creating new generations of diagnostic instrumentation with digital video channels and computerized working places dispose of many medical, technological, organizational and financial problems [ru

  10. Mammography accreditation program

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    Wilcox, P.

    1993-01-01

    In the mid-1980's, the movement toward the use of dedicated mammography equipment provided significant improvement in breast cancer detection. However, several studies demonstrated that this change was not sufficient to ensure optimal image quality at a low radiation dose. In particular, the 1985 Nationwide Evaluation of X-ray Trends identified the wide variations in image quality and radiation dose, even from dedicated units. During this time period, the American Cancer Society (ACS) launched its Breast Cancer Awareness Screening Campaign. However, there were concerns about the ability of radiology to respond to the increased demand for optimal screening examinations that would result from the ACS program. To respond to these concerns, the ACS and the American College of Radiology (ACR) established a joint committee on mammography screening in 1986. After much discussion, it was decided to use the ACR Diagnostic Practice Accreditation Program as a model for the development of a mammography accreditation program. However, some constraints were required in order to make the program meet the needs of the ACS. This voluntary, peer review program had to be timely and cost effective. It was determined that the best way to address these needs would be to conduct the program by mail. Finally, by placing emphasis on the educational nature of the program, it would provide an even greater opportunity for improving mammographic quality. The result of this effort was that, almost six years ago, in May 1987, the pilot study for the ACR Mammography Accreditation Program (MAP) began, and in August of that year, the first applications were received. In November 1987, the first 3-year accreditation certificates were awarded

  11. Positron emission mammography imaging

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    Moses, William W.

    2003-01-01

    This paper examines current trends in Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) instrumentation and the performance tradeoffs inherent in them. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules. They subtend a larger solid angle around the breast than conventional PET cameras, and so have both higher efficiency and lower cost. Extensions to this geometry include encircling the breast, measuring the depth of interaction (DOI), and dual-modality imaging (PEM and x-ray mammogra...

  12. Gestalttheorie in der Psychotherapie

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    Kästl, Rainer; Stemberger, Gerhard

    2005-01-01

    Der vorliegende Beitrag gliedert sich in zwei Abschnitte. Der erste stellt eine Spurensuche zur Geschichte der Anwendung der Gestalttheorie auf das psychotherapeutische Arbeitsfeld ohne Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit dar. Im zweiten Abschnitt werden einige metatheoretische Grundkonzepte der Gestalttheoretischen Psychotherapie vorgestellt, einem von H.-J. P. Walter begründeten, auf der Gestalttheorie der Berliner Schule aufbauenden psychotherapeutischen Ansatz, der während der letzten 30 Jahre i...

  13. Pain and discomfort during mammography

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    Aro, A R; Absetz-Ylöstalo, P; Eerola, T

    1996-01-01

    was the most powerful factor explaining pain and discomfort among women with earlier mammography. However, it had no effect among women without earlier mammography, for whom screening-related nervousness and perceptions of staff were crucial. Suggested interventions include better information before screening...

  14. Mammography screening in Germany

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    Diekmann, S.; Diekmann, F.

    2008-01-01

    Available data suggest that early detection of breast cancer by mammography screening can reduce mortality by about 25%. Intensified monitoring of women with a family history of breast cancer and regular general screening have recently been introduced in Germany. The screening program is expected to be fully established by 2008. Following its successful introduction (participation rates between 65 and 80%), the German screening program will be conducted and evaluated in accordance with the European guidelines. At least in the screening trials that were conducted prior to the now established screening program the quality criteria were more than fulfilled (e.g. cancer detection rate in Bremen 8.7, Wiesbaden 9.4, Weser-Ems region 8.3/1000). Additional parameters that can be taken into account for quality assurance are the overdiagnosis bias, lead time bias, length bias and selection bias. Moreover, there are some factors that are specific to the German program compared with the breast cancer screening programs already established in other countries. One of these is the intensified screening program for high-risk women (ca. 5% of all carcinomas) and as a result fewer women with an increased genetic risk of breast cancer will be represented in the general screening program. The German screening program involves only a few university centers and hospital-based physicians, which may have adverse effects on research and development as well as mammography training in the future. Therefore, the screening program should also provide for the investigation of new techniques or emerging techniques (e.g. CAD systems in screening mammography) in the future. (orig.) [de

  15. MR mammography (MRM)

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    Kaiser, W.A.

    1993-01-01

    The book deals with MRI for the diagnostic evaluation of malignant breast lesions. A survey of methods available for breast examination, magnetic resonance mammography (MRM) is briefly explained in terms of development and technical problems encountered in the various examinations. The clinical aspects from a central part of the book, giving information relating to the various neoplasms and a comprehensive review of cases. The book concludes with a chapter discussing the interpretation of data and images, presenting examples of normal findings and of manifestations of carcinoma, fibroadenoma, cysts, mastopathies, scars due to plastic surgery, and the lactating breast. (UWA). 648 figs., 25 tabs.

  16. Der Heilige Geist und die Realisierung des Glaubens in der ...

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    29. Juli 2016 ... Erörtert wird der Gottesgeist in der Trinitätslehre, der Lehre von der Heilszueignung. (Soteriologie) und der von der Ekklesiologie, aber auch in der Schriftlehre sowie der Eschatologie und der Lehre von der Schöpfung. Als eine eigenständige dogmatische Lehre ist die. Pneumatologie nicht ausgearbeitet ...

  17. Gesellschaftlicher Wandel und der Umbau der Jugendhilfe

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    Gesellschaftlicher Wandel und der Umbau der Jugendhilfe. - In: Flexible Erziehungshilfen : Grundlagen und Praxis des "Augsburger Weges" zur Modernisierung der Jugendhilfe / Annette Plankensteiner ... (Hrsg.). - Weinheim u.a. : Beltz Juventa, 2013. - S. 14-32

  18. Dosimetric considerations in mammography

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    Hatziioannou, K.A.; Psarrakos, K.; Molyvda-Athanasopoulou, E.; Papanastassiou, E.; Kitis, G.; Sofroniadis, I.; Kimoundri, O.

    2000-01-01

    The aim of this study was to measure the absorbed dose to seven organs other than the breast in mammography in order to calculate their contribution to the effective dose. The absorbed dose to these organs was measured using a lucite upper body anthropomorphic phantom containing thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLD) at appropriate locations, exposed as in a mammographic examination. In addition, the dependence of the absorbed dose on kVp, mAs and breast thickness was examined. The absorbed dose due to scattered radiation was found to be negligible to all organs except to the sternum red bone marrow (SRBM) and the thyroid. The mean doses to the SRBM and the thyroid, for a set of four exposures, one craniocaudal and one 90 mediolateral per breast, simulating a complete breast screening examination, varied between 0.40 and 1.27 and 0.05-0.17 μGy mAs -1 , respectively, depending on the breast thickness and the kVp selection. Effective dose from mammography was also calculated based on the absorbed dose to the breast, the SRBM and the thyroid and tissue-weighting factors. The effective dose was found to vary between 0.66 and 0.85 μSv mAs -1 depending on the breast thickness and the kVp value selected. The radiation dose to the breast contributes over 98% to the effective dose. (orig.)

  19. Pain and discomfort during mammography

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    Aro, A R; Absetz-Ylöstalo, P; Eerola, T

    1996-01-01

    The aim of this prospective study was to investigate associations of mammography pain and discomfort with sociodemographics, personal history and psychological and situational factors. Subjects were women with a negative screening finding (n = 883) from a random sample of 50-year-old Finnish women...... was the most powerful factor explaining pain and discomfort among women with earlier mammography. However, it had no effect among women without earlier mammography, for whom screening-related nervousness and perceptions of staff were crucial. Suggested interventions include better information before screening...

  20. Slit aperture technique for mammography

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    Friedrich, M.

    1984-01-01

    Following a discussion of various principles used in the elimination of scatter, the prototype of a simple slit aperture mammography apparatus is described (modified Mammomat, Siemens). The main advantage of this technique compared with grid mammography is a halving of the radiation dose for identical image quality, using an identical film system. The technical requirements (heavy duty tube, new generator) are, however, considerable. If the film-screen systems currently in use are to remain the common systems for the future, then the development of a multi-lamellar slit diaphragm technique carries much promise for mammography. (orig.) [de

  1. Digital mammography and their developments

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    Wienbeck, Susanne

    2015-01-01

    At the present time digital mammography is a satisfactory breast diagnostic imaging in clinical as well as screening mammography in defined age groups. Nevertheless it shows beside the application of ionizing radiation in women with dense breasts limitations in the detection of non calcification breast cancers. Tomosynthesis, digital contrast-enhanced mammography and breast-CT with or without contrast media lead to better results. Especially the application of contrast media for the visualisation of the tumor angiogenesis is invariably superior to all other non-contrast imaging modalities. However, the excellent results of breast MRI will be probably accessible with none of the new procedures.

  2. BIRADS classification in mammography.

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    Balleyguier, Corinne; Ayadi, Salma; Van Nguyen, Kim; Vanel, Daniel; Dromain, Clarisse; Sigal, Robert

    2007-02-01

    The Breast Imaging Report and Data System (BIRADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is today largely used in most of the countries where breast cancer screening is implemented. It is a tool defined to reduce variability between radiologists when creating the reports in mammography, ultrasonography or MRI. Some changes in the last version of the BIRADStrade mark have been included to reduce the inaccuracy of some categories, especially for category 4. The BIRADStrade mark includes a lexicon and descriptive diagrams of the anomalies, recommendations for the mammographic report as well as councils and examples of mammographic cases. This review describes the mammographic items of the BIRADS classification with its more recent developments, while detailing the advantages and limits of this classification.

  3. Current techniques in mammography

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    Bohm, B.

    1982-01-01

    This paper represents a literature survey of current techniques in mammography. The major objection to the otherwise acceptable methods in widespread use are the radiation doses given the patient, particularly the asymptomatic patient. Even using current techniques which involve x-raying the breast, all women over 50 should have yearly exams for the earliest possible cancer detection and hence improved diagnosis. It is for asymptomatic women under 50 that the risk versus benefit issue becomes controversial. Strong efforts are being made to reduce or eliminate this dose. Current methods in widespread clinical use and experimental methods are briefly covered, and the recommendations of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (released July 1980) are stressed. The current experimental techniques which include NMR, ultrasound, thermography, computer tomography, heavy particle radiography and ionography are capsulized

  4. Improvements in mammography

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    Redington, R.W.; Henkes, J.L.

    1976-01-01

    Equipment for positioning and supporting patients during tomographic X-ray mammography is described. It is comprised of a table and fabric slings which permit the examination of a downward, pendant breast of a prone patient by allowing the breast to pass through an aperture in the table into a fluid filled container. The fluid has an X-ray absorption coefficient similar to that of soft human tissue allowing high density resolution radiography and permitting accurate detection of breast tumours. The shape of the equipment and the positioning of the patient allow the detector and X-ray source to rotate 360 0 about a vertical axis through the breast. This permits the use of relatively simple image reconstruction algorithms and a divergent X-ray geometry with multiple detectors. Successive planes of the breast are scanned by translating the detectors and source vertically to produce a three-dimensional image of the breast tissue structure. (U.K.)

  5. ''SEPIO NUANCE DT'' digital mammography system

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    Takeo, Kazuhiro; Nakahara, Tadahiko; Ando, Minoru; Nanbu, Yukiko; Tsuji, Hisao

    2007-01-01

    In the past, the need for high quality images, i.e., very sharp and clear images, in mammography have prevented mammography equipment from being digitalized; however, recent advances in detection technology such as development of a high resolution digital X-ray detector have produced improvements in digital mammography. Digital mammography is expected to replace conventional film-screen mammography. We have developed a digital mammography system, named ''SEPIO NUANCE DT'', which is equipped with a direct conversion flat panel detector. The present paper describes the high basic performance and user-friendly functions of the system. (author)

  6. Epidemiologie der Osteoporose in der Tschechischen Republik

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    Stepan JJ

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Die tschechische Population ist zahlenmäßig langfristig stabil,die Altersstruktur der Bevölkerung jedoch ändert sich bedeutend.Zwischen 1960 und 2000 ist die Anzahl der Krankenhausaufenthalte wegen Hüftfrakturen um fast das Zwanzigfache gestiegen. Durch das Altern der Population kann man bis zu 80%der erhöhten Inzidenz von Hüftfrakturen in der CR erklären.Eine zusätzliche Ursache kann der sich ändernde Lebensstil sein,insbesondere die körperliche Aktivität. Im Jahre 1997 betrug die Prävalenz der Osteoporose im Alter über 50 Jahre bei Männern 14,8% und bei Frauen 32,9 %, war aber im Alter über 75 Jahre bei Frauen sowie bei Männern sehr ähnlich. Bei Männern steigt die spezifische Inzidenz von Frakturen des proximalen Femurs exponentiell mit dem Alter, parallel mit der steigenden Prävalenz von Osteoporose. Bei Frauen dagegen korreliert der Anstieg der Inzidenz von Frakturen mit dem linearen Anstieg der Prävalenz von Osteoporose nur im Alter von 70-74 Jahren. Bei Frauen im Alter über 75 Jahre kann die Inzidenz von Frakturen nicht nur aufgrund der Prävalenz der Osteoporose,sondern auch in Folge der früher erlittenen Frakturen und der Frequenz der Stürze erklärt werden.

  7. Editorial: Visuelle Methoden in der Forschung

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    Horst Niesyto

    2005-06-01

    rezeptionsästhetischen Bildinterpretationsmethode und einem handlungsorientierten Bildauslegungsverfahren skizziert sie am Beispiel eines kunstpädagogischen Foto- und Videoprojekts ästhetische Analysewege (Perspektbildung, Perspektivenwechsel, die auf die Rekonstruktion von Wahrnehmungsprozessen und das Neuentdecken weiterer Deutungsmöglichkeiten abzielen. SIEGLINDE JORNITZ und STEFANIE KOLLMANN (Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung, Frankfurt/Main stellen an Beispielen aus der pädagogischen Bilddatenbank «Pictura Paedagogica Online» (DFG-Projekt Möglichkeiten der systematischen Erschliessung von Bildern unter thematischen Aspekten vor. «Ins Bild hinein und aus dem Bild heraus» – unter diesem Titel fassen die Autorinnen ihre Erfahrungen mit der begrifflichen Verschlagwortung von Bildern zusammen. Am Beispiel des Themenbereichs «Spiel» wird aufgezeigt, wie eine Bilddatenbank als Quelle für eine historisch-pädagogische Forschung genutzt werden kann. Die gewählten Beispiele verdeutlichen den Eigenwert von Bildern gegenüber dem Text, der über bloss illustrierende Funktionen hinausgeht: Visuelle Aneignungs- und Zugangsprozesse eröffnen – entgegen einer meist textlichen Eindeutigkeit – vielfältigere Deutungsmöglichkeiten von Situationen. STEFAN ISKE und CHRISTIAN SWERTZ (Universität Bielefeld/Universität Wien beziehen sich in ihrem Beitrag über «Methodologische Fragen der Verwendung von Bild-, Ton- und Textdaten zur Navigationsanalyse» auf aktuelle Forschungen im Bereich E-Learning. Ihre Ausgangsthese ist, dass die Untersuchung der Aneignungsprozesse von Lernenden während des E-Learning in der Forschung bislang unberücksichtigt bleibt. In methodologischer Perspektive entwickeln die Autoren eine Datentriangulation, die auf der audiovisuellen und digitalen Dokumentation von Aneignungsprozessen in hypermedialen Lernumgebungen beruht und eine weitergehende Rekonstruktion der Aneignungsprozesse möglich macht, als dies durch

  8. Visualization of mocrocalcifications on mammographies obtained by digital fullfield mammography in comparison to conventional film-screen mammography

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    Diekmann, S.; Heyden, H. von; Diekmann, F.; Bick, U.

    2003-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the visualization of microcalcifications on mammographies obtained by full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in comparison to conventional film-screen mammography (FSM). Material and Methods: Forty-seven digital and film-screen mammographies depicting histologically proven lesions (27 benign, 20 malignant) were assessed by 4 readers. The images obtained with the different systems were comparable in terms of positioning. Maximum time interval between film-screen mammography and digital mammography was three months. Using a questionnaire, the readers evaluated the number of microcalcifications and their subjective conspicuity for FFDM (Senographe 2000D, GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee, USA) and FSM. A 7-point scale based on the BIRADS classification was used to characterize the calcifications by means of ROC analysis. Results: No statistically significant differences were seen between the two types of mammography among the readers in assessing the number of microcalcifications. The subjective conspicuity of microcalcifications was found to be significantly better for digital mammographies. The diagnosis assigned by the readers did not show significant differences between the two systems. Conclusion: Although the subjective conspicuity of microcalcifications was found to be significantly better on digital mammography compared to film-screen mammography, there was no significant advantage of digital mammography resulting from the higher contrast resolution nor a disadvantage in terms of characterization of microcalcifications resulting from the lower spacial resolution. The advantages of digital mammography (e.g. CAD-systems, archiving, dose reduction) can be used without a loss of diagnostic quality. (orig.) [de

  9. Overdiagnosis in screening mammography in Denmark

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    Njor, Sisse Helle; Olsen, Anne Helene; Blichert-Toft, Mogens

    2013-01-01

    To use data from two longstanding, population based screening programmes to study overdiagnosis in screening mammography.......To use data from two longstanding, population based screening programmes to study overdiagnosis in screening mammography....

  10. Quantification of the Benefits of Pendant Mammography

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    Piccoli, Catherine

    2004-01-01

    .... Pendant mammography, is a procedure whereby the patient leans forward 15 to 25 degrees during mammography, pulling the breast away from the body, and thereby increasing the amount of retroglandular...

  11. Results of radiation protection programmes on mammography

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    Machado, N.; Carvoeiras, P.; Teixeira, N.

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, we present the results of mammography quality control tests related to the work with Portuguese mammography equipment, either in conventional or in digital mammography computed radiography, showing the main differences in the tested equipments. Quality control in mammography is a very special area of quality control in radiology, which demands relatively high knowledge on physics. Digital imaging is changing the standards of the radiographic imaging. Regarding mammography, this is yet a controversial issue owing to some limitations of the digital detectors, like the resolution for instance. A complete set of results regarding radiation protection of the patients submitted to mammography diagnosis is presented. A discussion of the quality image parameters and its interpretation in conventional and digital mammography is presented. In conclusion, we present a sample of results that can be considered as characteristics of mammography equipment in Portugal. (authors)

  12. Optimization of Technique Factors for Conventional Mammography

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    Hendrick, R

    1997-01-01

    .... Methods of evaluating film, processing, and technique factor selection for screen-film mammography were applied to approximately one dozen clinical sites involved in the Colorado Mammography Advocacy Project (CMAP...

  13. Reliability analysis of digital radiography systems in the testing of real material defects; Zuverlaessikeitsanalyse von digitalen Radiographie-Systemen bei der Pruefung von realen Materialdefekten

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    Kanzler, Daniel

    2016-07-01

    Nondestructive testing (ndt) systems are essential for areas in our lives, in which there is a high risk for failures that would induce high costs or even damage to people and the environment (i.e. transportation, energy production, chemical industry). It is necessary to find and to characterise every defect in the material which might jeopardise the functionality of the tested part. But in the praxis the testing system will be used at their limits, i.e. for detecting small defects. Thus, there is a probability that critical defects might be overseen, which must be quantified. The evaluation is especially important for safety-relevant areas. The probability of detection (POD) characteristic is an objective number, which is widely used in these cases. It is used to provide a statement about the tested ndt system. The POD can provide the statement whether the system is working well enough to be accepted to find the defects. The original POD method was developed for one-dimensional defects in thin parts used in the aircraft industry. In reality, the evaluation is a compromise between statistics and costs. On the one hand, the real testing situation should be evaluated for the later use. On the other hand, the evaluation of real defects including the metallography and the comparison with the signals is a complex and expensive task. To find a coordinate system to compare the data is, therefore, an important prerequisite, before starting to evaluate. Therefore, this thesis will present a practical approach. The research community, as well, sees the POD of the real defects as a challenge. It is necessary to extend the one-parametric POD approach by evaluating the whole NDT indication. The area of the NDT indication is one important fact which should be included. The thesis will introduce two new aspects to the calculation of the POD: 1. The area of the indication will be introduced by using a smoothing algorithm, which is based on the known Observer-POD. The Observer-POD cannot be used due to the small amount of available data. After the smoothing, the data will be used for an advanced POD method. The method will be verified by simulated data, before applying it on real data. 2. Even after introducing a new method - to be able to include real defects - the amount of real defect data may not be sufficient for a statistical evaluation. Therefore, it is necessary to use also artificial defects. However, the artificial defects may lead to an overestimation of the ndt system. To combine the different types of defects a weighted combination will be introduced. This approach helps to acknowledge the importance as well as the costs and the work done for the real defects, and leads to a useful estimation of the POD for the system. The investigation was carried out on an example of radiographic testing system for an electron-beam weld. The weld is a critical part of the copper canister for the deposit of spent nuclear fuel. Data were measured and evaluated at Posiva Oy, the company responsible for the spent nuclear fuel disposal in Finland. The POD analysis is an important element of the risk assessment for the final deposit system.

  14. Radiation dose reduction in digital plain radiography of the knee after total knee arthroplasty; Dosisreduktion in der digitalen Radiografie des Kniegelenkes nach endoprothetischem Gelenkersatz

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    Kloth, J.K.; Kauczor, H.U.; Weber, M.A. [University Hospital Heidelberg (Germany). Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology; Tanner, M.; Ewerbeck, V. [University Hospital Heidelberg (Germany). Center of Orthopedics, Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury; Stiller, W. [German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Radiology (E010), Heidelberg (Germany); Burkholder, I. [Univ. of Applied Sciences of the Saarland, Dept. of Nursing and Health, Saarbruecken (Germany)

    2015-08-15

    To reduce radiation exposure of frequently performed radiographs of the knee in follow-up of total-knee arthroplasty ensuring accurate assessment by using objective quality control criteria. In this prospective randomized study 278 radiographs of the knee in follow-up of total-knee arthroplasty were performed with standard and 37 % reduced radiation dose. The evaluation of the plain-radiographs was conducted using the following criteria: bone-implant interface, implant-surface character, implant-implant discrimination and periarticular heterotopic ossification. Two radiologists evaluated these criteria using a score ranging from 1 (definitely assessable) to 4 (not assessable). If a single criterion had been evaluated with a score ≥ 3 or more than 2 criteria with ≥ 2 points, the radiograph was score das ''not assessable''. The study was designed as non-inferiority-trial. 100 % of examined radiographs were scored as assessable, hence no statistical inferiority between the examinations with standard and reduced dose could be observed. Singular assessment of the defined criteria was likewise dose-independent. Plain-radiography of the knee following total-knee arthroplasty can be performed with 63 % of standard dose without loss of diagnostic validity.

  15. Landschaftsbereiche der Provinz Latina

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    Luigi Piemontese

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Das Konzept der Landschaft setz sich zusammen aus verschiedenen Bezugspunkten und Interpretationen, je nach dem Blickpunkt, und ihre Wahnehrung veraendert sich je nach der verschiedenartigen Brille mit der man sie sieht. Der Artikel, geht von der Definition der Landschaft aus, wie sie in der Eurpaischen Konvention zitiert ist :“ Ein Teil des Landes, wie es von seinen Volk gesehen ist, dessen Charakter geformt ist aus naturlichen und menschlichen Faktoren und deren Wechselverhaeltnis”. Er wird fortgefuehrt mit der Identifikation der Landschaftsbereiche der Provinz Latina, die angesehn werden sollen als klimatisch, litologisch und morphologisch aenliche Landschaftsportionen, in denen erstens die Merkmale der Flora und Fauna klar werden und an zweiter Stelle, durch den Gebrauch des Territoriums und die Veraendungen mit denen er es gezeichnet hat, das Tun des Menschen. Die Methodik ruht teilweise auf der Klassifizierung des Territoriums, ausgearbeitet von C.Blasio und dem Konkretfall angeglichen.

  16. Mammography quality assurance in Morocco

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    Zaoui, F.; Talsmat, K.; Lalaoui, K.

    2001-01-01

    The 'Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nucleaires' (CNESTEN) realised, from February 1999 to March 2000, a quality control of 41 mammography facilities in Morocco. The protocol and standards adopted for achieving the control of elements constituting the mammography chain are those elaborated by GIM and Qualix association. Statistics and conformities results are presented. The program was performed in order to demonstrate to the practitioners in mammography field, the utility and necessity to have a national quality assurance policy. The main objective of CNESTEN is to be accredited by the Moroccan government as a reference laboratory in quality control and dose evaluation in medical imaging and radiotherapy. To achieve this goal the CNESTEN has set up Medical Physic Unit well trained and equipped with the necessary instruments. (author)

  17. Radiographic techniques for digital mammography

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    Horita, Katsuhei

    2007-01-01

    Since the differences in X-ray absorption between various breast tissues are small, a dedicated X-ray system for examination of the breast and a high-contrast, high-resolution screen/film system (SFM) (light-receiving system) are employed for X-ray diagnosis. Currently, however, there is a strong trend toward digital imaging in the field of general radiography, and this trend is also reflected in the field of mammographic examination. In fact, approximately 70% of facilities purchasing new mammography systems are now selecting a digital mammography system (DRM). Given this situation, this report reviews the differences between SFM and DRM and discusses the radiographic techniques and quality assurance procedures for digital mammography. (author)

  18. Zur Sozialgeschichte der Gerechtigkeit in der Neuzeit

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    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Der Beitrag verfolgt das Ziel, die Entwicklung der Idee der Gerechtigkeit in der Neuzeit im Kontext des sozialen Wandels zu erhellen. Zu diesem Zweck wird nach einer einleitenden Erörterung des dieser Idee zugrundeliegenden Gerechtigkeitsbegriffs (1 zuerst das Projekt einer vertragstheoretischen Begründung einer gerechten staatlichen Ordnung in der frühen Neuzeit vor dem Hintergrund des Herausbildung des modernen Staates behandelt (2. Im Anschluss werden die theoretischen Leitideen und gesellschaftlichen Triebkräfte des Kampfes um bürgerliche Freiheit und demokratische Teilhabe beleuchtet (3, wovon ausgehend dann die Entstehung der heute vorherrschenden Vorstellung von sozialer Gerechtigkeit einer näheren Betrachtung unterzogen wird (4. Der Beitrag endet mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Gerechtigkeitsprobleme der Gegenwart und die künftigen Herausforderungen im Kampf um Gerechtigkeit (5.

  19. Quality Imaging - Comparison of CR Mammography with Screen-Film Mammography

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    Gaona, E.; Azorin Nieto, J.; Iran Diaz Gongora, J. A.; Arreola, M.; Casian Castellanos, G.; Perdigon Castaneda, G. M.; Franco Enriquez, J. G.

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this work is a quality imaging comparison of CR mammography images printed to film by a laser printer with screen-film mammography. A Giotto and Elscintec dedicated mammography units with fully automatic exposure and a nominal large focal spot size of 0.3 mm were used for the image acquisition of phantoms in screen-film mammography. Four CR mammography units from two different manufacturers and three dedicated x-ray mammography units with fully automatic exposure and a nominal large focal spot size of 0.3 mm were used for the image acquisition of phantoms in CR mammography. The tests quality image included an assessment of system resolution, scoring phantom images, Artifacts, mean optical density and density difference (contrast). In this study, screen-film mammography with a quality control program offers a significantly greater level of quality image relative to CR mammography images printed on film

  20. Comparative evaluation of digital mammography and film mammography: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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    Iared, Wagner; Shigueoka, David Carlos; Torloni, Maria Regina; Velloni, Fernanda Garozzo; Ajzen, Sérgio Aron; Atallah, Alvaro Nagib; Valente, Orsine

    2011-01-01

    Mammography is the best method for breast-cancer screening and is capable of reducing mortality rates. Studies that have assessed the clinical impact of mammography have been carried out using film mammography. Digital mammography has been proposed as a substitute for film mammography given the benefits inherent to digital technology. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of digital and film mammography. Systematic review and meta-analysis. The Medline, Scopus, Embase and Lilacs databases were searched looking for paired studies, cohorts and randomized controlled trials published up to 2009 that compared the performance of digital and film mammography, with regard to cancer detection, recall rates and tumor characteristics. The reference lists of included studies were checked for any relevant citations. A total of 11 studies involving 190,322 digital and 638,348 film mammography images were included. The cancer detection rates were significantly higher for digital mammography than for film mammography (risk relative, RR = 1.17; 95% confidence interval, CI = 1.06-1.29; I² = 19%). The advantage of digital mammography seemed greatest among patients between 50 and 60 years of age. There were no significant differences between the two methods regarding patient recall rates or the characteristics of the tumors detected. The cancer detection rates using digital mammography are slightly higher than the rates using film mammography. There are no significant differences in recall rates between film and digital mammography. The characteristics of the tumors are similar in patients undergoing the two methods.

  1. Umsetzung der Unternehmensstrategie mit der Balanced Scorecard

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    Crespo, Isabel; Bergmann, Lars; Portmann, Stefan; Lacker, Thomas; Lacker, Michael; Fleischmann, Jürgen; Kozó, Hans

    Die Balanced Scorecard (BSC) ist ein Ansatz zum strategischen Management, der neben der Ausrichtung des Unternehmens auf finanzielle Zielwerte ebenso großes Gewicht auf so genannte weiche Faktoren legt, die den wirtschaftlichen Erfolg eines Unternehmens erst ermöglichen. Das entscheidende Merkmal der Balanced Scorecard ist dabei, dass sie ein ausgewogenes System strategischer Ziele herstellt, welches das Unternehmen hinsichtlich der vier Perspektiven Finanzen, Kunden, interne Prozesse und Mitarbeiter und Potenziale strategisch ausrichtet (Kaplan u. Norton 1997).

  2. Perspectives of the digital mammography platform

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    Gruber, R.; Riedl, C.C.; Reisegger, M.; Pinker, K.; Sturm, E.; Semturs, F.; Helbich, T.H.

    2010-01-01

    In Europe one out of every nine women suffers from breast cancer during her lifetime. Since the introduction of mammography screening programs more breast cancers are being diagnosed when they are still small and early stage cancers with a favourable prognosis. The introduction of digital mammography systems has led to a continuous reduction of breast cancer mortality especially in specific patient subgroups. Furthermore, the digital mammography platform enables the development of new, innovative breast imaging methods to increase sensitivity and decrease breast cancer mortality. This digital mammography platform includes digital breast tomosynthesis, digital contrast medium mammography and digital contrast medium breast tomosynthesis as well as fused data sets from digital mammography with ultrasound or MRI. The following article summarizes these new applications, describes the strengths of the digital platform and illustrates the potential advantages of an improved breast cancer diagnosis by digital mammography. (orig.) [de

  3. Konversion des kulturellen Erbes für die Forschung: Volltextbeschaffung und -bereitstellung als Aufgabe der Bibliotheken

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    Thomas Stäcker

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Mit der Transformation des gedruckten Buch zum elektronischen Text verändern sich zentrale Rahmenbedingungen der Bibliothek. Die theoretischen Grundlagen des ‚Buches‘ müssen unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Digitalen neu durchdacht und auf ihre praktischen Konsequenzen hin geprüft werden. Vor allem die Transitivität, spezifische Schriftlichkeit und Prozessierbarkeit elektronischer Texte sind Eigenschaften, die Konsequenzen für eine ganze Reihe bibliothekarischer Kernaufgaben haben. Mit Blick auf das kulturelle Erbe, das in Bibliotheken verwahrt wird, stellt sich die Aufgabe, auf diesen Paradigmenwechsel angemessen zu reagieren und Sorge dafür zu tragen, dass das schriftliche und gedruckte Kulturgut auch in einer adäquaten maschinenlesbaren Form zur Verfügung steht. Nach gut 10 Jahren erfolgreicher Imagedigitalisierung muss daher jetzt, nach der Entwicklung entsprechender Techniken der nächste Schritt zur Herstellung, Aufbereitung und Bereitstellung von Volltext getan werden, um neuen, sich aus der digitalen Wende ergebenden Forschungsanforderungen und Forschungsfragen, die sich mit Begriffen wie Stilometrie, Clusteranalyse, Topic Modeling etc. verbinden, zu genügen. Den Bibliotheken wächst vor diesem Hintergrund in der Transformation des schriftlichen Kulturgutes und Bereitstellung von Volltexten eine neue Aufgabe zu. Sie können darin einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Aufbau einer Infrastruktur für eine digital arbeitende Geistes- und Kultwissenschaft bzw. die Digital Humanities leisten. The transformation of the book into an electronic text has led to constitutive changes in the functional frameworks of the library. Basic concepts of the notion of the ‘book’ have to be reconsidered and to be evaluated in view of the practical consequences. Above all, the transitivity of such texts, the specific mode of writing employed, and their ability to be processed are aspects that have considerable impact on several core tasks of the library. In

  4. Evaluation of Digital Mammography Display

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    Pisano, Etta

    1999-01-01

    .... We have developed a mammography workstation that is easy to use and fast. The observer studies that will determine the diagnostic accuracy and acceptability of the digital mammograms and the soft copy display are presently under way and the results will be known by the end of the year, 1999.

  5. Contrast-enhanced digital mammography

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    Dromain, Clarisse [Department of Radiology, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France)], E-mail: dromain@igr.fr; Balleyguier, Corinne; Adler, Ghazal [Department of Radiology, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France); Garbay, Jean Remi [Department of Surgery, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France); Delaloge, Suzette [Department of Medicine, Institut Gustave-Roussy, 39, rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France)

    2009-01-15

    CEDM is a recent development of digital mammography using the intra-venous injection of an iodinated contrast agent in conjunction with a mammography examination. Two techniques have been developed to perform CEDM examinations: the temporal subtraction technique with acquisition of high-energy images before and after contrast medium injection and the dual energy technique with acquisition of a pair of low and high-energy images only after contrast medium injection. The temporal subtraction technique offered the possibility to analyze the kinetic curve of enhancement of breast lesions, similarly to breast MRI. The dual energy technique do not provide information about the kinetic of tumor enhancement but allows the acquisition of multiples views of the same breast or bilateral examination and is less sensitive to patient motion than temporal CEDM. Initial clinical experience has shown the ability of CEDM to map the distribution of neovasculature induced by cancer using mammography. Moreover, previous studies have shown a superiority of MX + CEDM, either for the assessment of the probability of malignancy than for BIRADS assessment comparing to MX alone. The potential clinical applications are the clarification of mammographically equivocal lesions, the detection of occult lesions on standard mammography, particularly in dense breast, the determination of the extent of disease, the assessment of recurrent disease and the monitoring of the response to chemotherapy. CEDM should result in a simple way to enhance the detection and the characterization of breast lesions.

  6. Neurobiologie der Dissoziation

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    Gebauer, C; Daniels, Judith; Thiel, Freya; Spitzer, Carsten

    2017-01-01

    Dissoziation ist ein Prozess der Desintegration des Bewusstseins, der Identität, des Gedächtnisses und der Wahrnehmung, der vermutlich durch vielfältige neuronale und physiologische Anpassungen charakterisiert ist. Aber was passiert eigentlich genau, wenn sich die Wahrnehmung plötzlich verändert,

  7. Die Rolle der Zytokine in der Pathophysiologie der extrakorporalen Zirkulation

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    Sroka, Jan

    2002-01-01

    Koronarchirurgische Bypassoperationen unter Zuhilfenahme der Herz-Lungen-Maschine stellen auch heutzutage trotz erweiterter technischer Möglichkeiten noch immer einen schwerwiegenden Eingriff in die menschliche Physiologie dar. Veränderungen von Entzündungsmediatoren (wie beispielsweise Zytokinen oder Leukozytenadhäsionsmolekülen) lassen sich praktisch bei jedem Patienten feststellen, bei denen das Verfahren der extrakorporalen Zirkulation angewandt wurde. In der vorliegenden Stu...

  8. Current problems of radiographic testing and radiation protection. Contributions; Aktuelle Fragen der Durchstrahlungspruefung und des Strahlenschutzes. Beitraege

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    2014-06-01

    These seminar proceedings contain eight contributions in the form of summaries, some with PowerPoint slides, on the following topics: 1. Selected applications of radiographic testing in lightweight construction (T. Wenzel et al.); 2. X-ray computer tomography in lightweight construction (H.-J. Ullrich); 3. Testing of castings at Volkswagen using atline computer tomography (F. Hansen et al.), 4: Use of X-ray computer tomography for inspection of fibre-reinforced structures in the aerospace sector (T. Ullmann et al.); 5. New standards in digital radiography and for the phaseout of film radiography - from welding techniques to fibre composites (U. Ewert); 6. The current model approvals for nondestructive testing - what do the regulations require of the radiation protection supervisor and the radiation protection officer? (A. Lange); 7. Pulsed x-ray radiation - what measurement devices come into consideration? - current status and developments (F. Busch); 8. The revised EURATOM basic radiation protection standards - What changes await industrial radiography? [German] Diese Seminar-CD enthaelt acht Beitraege in Form von Kurzfassungen, zum Teil auch mit PowerPoint-Folien, zu folgenden Themen: 1. Ausgewaehlte Anwendungen der Durchstrahlungspruefung im Leichtbau (T. Wenzel et al.); 2. Roentgen-Computer-Tomographie im Leichtbau (H.-J. Ullrich); 3. Pruefung der Gussproduktion bei Volkswagen mit Hilfe der atline Computertomographie (F. Hansen et al.), 4: Einsatz der Roentgen-Computertomographie zur Untersuchung von Faserverbundstrukturen in der Luft- und Raumfahrt (T. Ullmann et al.); 5. Neue Standards zur Digitalen Radiographie und zum Filmersatz - von der Schweisstechnik bis zu Faserkompositen (U. Ewert); 6. Die aktuellen Muster-Genehmigungen in der ZfP - Was verlangen die Auflagen vom SSV und SSB? (A. Lange); 7. Gepulste Roentgenstrahlung - Welche Messgeraete waeren einsetzbar?. - Stand und Entwicklung (F. Busch); 8. Die neue EURATOM-Strahlenschutzgrundnorm - Welche

  9. Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems

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    f AQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FAQ178 GYNECOLOGIC PROBLEMS Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems • What ... test? • Why is breast screening important? • What is mammography? • Why is mammography done? • How should I prepare ...

  10. Digital mammography in breast cancer screening: Evaluation and innovation

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    Bluekens, A.M.J.

    2015-01-01

    With all other imaging modalities in radiology being digitised and conventional mammography being ready to phase out the transition to digital mammography was inevitable. This thesis describes the performance of digital screening mammography and the consequences of implementation in a

  11. Kosmische Katastrophen und der Ursprung der Religion.

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    Hoyle, F.

    This book is a German translation, by V. Delavre, from the English original "The origin of the Universe and the origin of religion", published in 1993. Contents: E. Sens: Die unterbrochene Musikstunde. Einleitung zur deutschen Ausgabe. C. Ryskamp: Einführung. R. N. Anshen: Vorwort. F. Hoyle: Kosmische Katastrophen und der Ursprung der Religion - Die Folgen der Respektabilität; Eiszeiten und Kometen; Die allgemeine Situation in den Nacheiszeiten; Kometen und der Ursprung der Religionen; Der Übergang zu Mittelalter und Neuzeit. Diskussionsbeiträge: Ruth Nanda Anshen, Freeman Dyson, Paul Oscar Kristeller, John Archibald Wheeler, James Schwartz, Roger Shinn, Milton Gatch, Philip Solomon, Norman Newell. F. Hoyle: Schlußwort. A. Tollmann: Nachwort zur deutschen Ausgabe.

  12. Update on new technologies in digital mammography

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    Patterson SK

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Stephanie K Patterson, Marilyn A Roubidoux Division of Breast Imaging, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Abstract: Despite controversy regarding mammography's efficacy, it continues to be the most commonly used breast cancer-screening modality. With the development of digital mammography, some improved benefit has been shown in women with dense breast tissue. However, the density of breast tissue continues to limit the sensitivity of conventional mammography. We discuss the development of some derivative digital technologies, primarily digital breast tomosynthesis, and their strengths, weaknesses, and potential patient impact. Keywords: screening mammography, breast cancer, contrast media, digital breast tomosynthesis

  13. Control of quality in mammography

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    2006-10-01

    The present protocol of quality control/quality assurance in mammography is the result of the work of two regional projects realised in Latin America within the frame of ARCAL with the support of the IAEA. The first is ARCAL LV (RLA/6/043) project on quality assurance/quality control in mammography studies which analysed the present situation of the mammography in the member countries of the project which include: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic and Republic of Venezuela and the second is ARCAL XLIX (RLA/9/035) project, whose members were Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, worked the application of Basic Safety Standards for the protection against ionising radiation with the aim to improve radiation protection in X-ray diagnosis medical practices through the implementation of the Basic Safety Standards (BSS) related to x-ray diagnosis in selected hospitals located in each country involved in the project. The work of both projects had been consolidated and harmonized in the present publication

  14. Transgenerationale Wertevermittlung in der Familie

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    Demuth, Carolin

    2013-01-01

    Der vorliegende Beitrag geht der Frage nach, inwiefern sich in den biografisch-narrativen Konstruktionen junger Erwachsener transgenerationale Aspekte der Identifizierung bzw. Abgrenzung zu den Wertevorstellungen der Ursprungsfamilie finden lassen. Besonderes Augenmerk liegt hierbei auf den Dimen...

  15. Comparative evaluation of digital mammography and film mammography: systematic review and meta-analysis

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    Wagner Iared

    Full Text Available CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Mammography is the best method for breast-cancer screening and is capable of reducing mortality rates. Studies that have assessed the clinical impact of mammography have been carried out using film mammography. Digital mammography has been proposed as a substitute for film mammography given the benefits inherent to digital technology. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of digital and film mammography. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHOD: The Medline, Scopus, Embase and Lilacs databases were searched looking for paired studies, cohorts and randomized controlled trials published up to 2009 that compared the performance of digital and film mammography, with regard to cancer detection, recall rates and tumor characteristics. The reference lists of included studies were checked for any relevant citations. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies involving 190,322 digital and 638,348 film mammography images were included. The cancer detection rates were significantly higher for digital mammography than for film mammography (risk relative, RR = 1.17; 95% confidence interval, CI = 1.06-1.29; I² = 19%. The advantage of digital mammography seemed greatest among patients between 50 and 60 years of age. There were no significant differences between the two methods regarding patient recall rates or the characteristics of the tumors detected. CONCLUSION: The cancer detection rates using digital mammography are slightly higher than the rates using film mammography. There are no significant differences in recall rates between film and digital mammography. The characteristics of the tumors are similar in patients undergoing the two methods.

  16. Die Digitale Bibliothek der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

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    Daniel Beucke

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Die Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen (AdWG und die niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (SUB haben ihre bestehende Kooperation zum Webportal der AdWG intensiviert, das einen Überblick über die Aktivitäten der Göttinger Akademie und umfangreiche Information zu den zahlreichen Langzeitvorhaben bietet und die digitalen Publikationen präsentiert. Zentraler Bestandteil des Webportals ist die Digitale Bibliothek der AdWG, für die im Rahmen der Kooperation neue Präsentationsformen für die Forschungsdaten aus den Akademie-Vorhaben konzipiert und entwickelt wurden. Ein Beispiel für die Umsetzung neuer Präsentationsformen im Portal ist das Edfu-Projekt, dessen Ziel eine Gesamtübersetzung aller Inschriften des Tempels von Edfu in Oberägypten ist. Hinzugezogen werden dazu alle internen, greifbaren, in den Schriften enthaltenen Parallelen, auf die online über das Webportal zugegriffen werden kann. Zerstörte Bereiche lassen sich dadurch oftmals ebenso ergänzen, wie zunächst unverständliche Textpassagen mit Sinn versehen werden können. Nicht nur die bereits vorübersetzten Texte sind auf diese Weise abrufbar, sondern darüber hinaus zahlreiche zusätzliche Materialien, wie z.B. das Fotoarchiv mit seinen mehr als 20.000 Bildern. Die Vernetzung all dieser Daten schafft einen für die Wissenschaft ungewöhnlich tiefen Einblick in die Planung und Konzeption eines altägyptischen Tempels, seiner religiösen Hintergründe und historischen Zusammenhänge. The Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AdWG and the Göttingen State and University Library (SUB have intensified their existing cooperation on the web portal of the AdWG. The portal provides an overview of the activities of the Göttingen Academy as well as extensive information on its numerous long-term projects. It also presents the academy’s digital publications. A crucial part of the web portal is the Digital Library of the AdWG. Within the

  17. Pathogenese der Endometriose

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    Samartzis, E P; Imesch, P; Fink, D

    2012-01-01

    Ein grundlegendes Verständnis der Pathogenese der Endometriose ist eine zwingende Voraussetzung zur Etablierung neuer und wirksamer Therapieoptionen. Dabei erscheint die Endometriose als heterogene Gruppe von Krankheitsformen, die sich unterschiedlich manifestieren. Dies erklärt, weshalb die genaue Pathogenese der Endometriose bis heute ein nicht abschliessend erforschtes Gebiet bleibt.

  18. van der Waals

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    University education was beyond reach for van der Waals as he had to work for earning his daily bread ... languages, which was a prerequisite for entering a University those days. van der Waals worked as a school ... take academic examinations at the University yet, van der Waals continued studying at Leiden. University ...

  19. Barriers to Mammography among Inadequately Screened Women

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    Stoll, Carolyn R. T.; Roberts, Summer; Cheng, Meng-Ru; Crayton, Eloise V.; Jackson, Sherrill; Politi, Mary C.

    2015-01-01

    Mammography use has increased over the past 20 years, yet more than 30% of women remain inadequately screened. Structural barriers can deter individuals from screening, however, cognitive, emotional, and communication barriers may also prevent mammography use. This study sought to identify the impact of number and type of barriers on mammography…

  20. Fatigue behavior and microstructural characterization of nickel-base superalloy Inconel 939 produced by laser melting process; Ermuedungsverhalten und mikrostrukturelle Charakterisierung der im Laserschmelzverfahren hergestellten Nickelbasis-Superlegierung Inconel 939

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    Kanagarajah, Pirabagini

    2016-07-01

    The present study investigated the microstructural characteristics and its impact on the resulting mechanical properties of the nickel-based superalloy lnconel 939 processed by selective laser melting (SLM) and data are compared to an lnconel 939 cast alloy. The monotonic and microstructural results demonstrate a strong dependency on the building direction of the SLM-processed material and a distinct difference to the cast alloy, particularly relating to the microstructure. Strain-controlled isothermal and thermomechanical fatigue in combination with the digital-imagecorrelation (DIC) describe the mechanical behavior and the critical area in the structure. Whether the SLM- or the cast alloy achieves a higher lifetime during isothermal fatigue, depends on the strain amplitude. For low strain amplitudes, the aged SLM-material has a higher lifetime in the temperature range from room temperature to 750 C and shows a better fatigue characteristic compared to the cast alloy. By increasing the amplitude, the existing pores become dominant and a fast failure occurs. However, the porosity was reduced drastically in the HIP-condition. [German] In der vorliegenden Arbeit wurden die mikrostrukturellen Eigenschaften und das dadurch resultierende mechanische Verhalten der im SLM-Verfahren (Selective Laser Melting) hergestellten Nickelbasis-Superlegierung Inconel 939 untersucht und einer Inconel 939 Gusslegierung gegenuebergestellt. Die monotonen und mikrostrukturellen Untersuchungsergebnisse zeigen eine eindeutige Abhaengigkeit der Herstellungsrichtung und deutliche Unterschiede zur Gusslegierung, insbesondere in der Mikrostruktur. Dehnungsgeregelte isotherme und thermomechanische Ermuedungsversuche in Kombination mit der Methode der digitalen Bildkorrelation (DIC) beschreiben das mechanische Verhalten sowie die kritischen Bereiche im Gefuege. Ob beim SLM- oder Gusswerkstoff eine hoehere Lebensdauer bei der isothermen Ermuedung erreicht wird, ist von der Hoehe der Beanspruchung

  1. Physical aspects of digital mammography technology

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    Hermann, K.P.; Funke, M.; Grabbe, E.

    2002-01-01

    The establishment of digital mammography systems constitutes a slow process, the reason for this being the general need of particular image quality in mammography. This article provides an overview of the physical basis of digital mammography with high image quality and dose as low as reasonably achievable. The trade-off of high contrast resolution and effective quantum efficiency of the imaging system on the one hand, and the demand of high spatial resolution or very small pixel size on the other hand is discussed. The actual status of the available digital detector technology for mammography is described. The digital systems presently available are superior to conventional screen-film mammographic systems with respect to contrast resolution. An outlook on possible further developments in the field of digital mammography is presented. (orig.) [de

  2. Formative Evaluation von digitalen Lehr- und Lernmedien am Beispiel des neuen Französischlehrmittels dis donc!

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    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Obwohl Lehrmittel eine zentrale Funktion für das Lernen in der Schule haben und ein wichtiges Medium für die Implementation von Innovationen sind, gibt es bislang nur wenige Lehrmittelentwicklungsprojekte bei denen ein innovativer Einsatz digitaler Lehr- und Lernmedien von Projektbeginn an als Teil eines Lehrmittels konzipiert und evaluiert wird. Für eine erfolgreiche Implementation einer Innovation ist es jedoch besonders wichtig, dass bereits während des Entwicklungsprozesses forschungsbasierte Ergebnisse zur Verfügung stehen zur Qualitätssicherung und bezüglich Akzeptanz im Schulfeld. Die formative Evaluation setzt genau an dieser Stelle an. Im Rahmen dieses Beitrages wird ein Vorgehensmodell für eine formative Evaluation digitaler Lehr- und Lernmedien, die integrativer Teil eines Lehrmittels sind, vorgestellt und am Beispiel des neuen Französischlehrmittels dis donc! für den Unterricht von Französisch als zweite Fremdsprache in der 5.-9. Klasse werden erste Ergebnisse daraus präsentiert. Textbooks are central for student learning and an important means for the implementation of innovation, such as the introduction of digital teaching and learning materials. So far there exist only few development processes of textbooks, whereby digital teaching and learning materials are developed and evaluated as an integral part of the process right from the start. However, where innovation is involved, it is very important to have tight, empirical data-based feedback loops in the development process, so as to effectively assess the quality of, and ensure the acceptance of innovation elements. An efficient way to attain such feedback loops is through formative evaluations. Along these lines, this article introduces a framework for the formative evaluation of digital teaching and learning materials that are part of a textbook; furthermore, it presents first results of the application of the framework for the evaluation of the new textbook dis

  3. Three-dimensional digital rotation angiography for embolization therapy of uterine leiomyomas: first results; Dreidimensionale digitale Rotationsangiographie in der Embolisationstherapie von Uterusmyomen: Erste Erfahrungen

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    Bucek, R.A.; Reiter, M.; Dirisamer, A.; Kettenbach, J.; Lammer, J. [Universitaetsklinik fuer Radiodiagnostik, Abt. fuer Angiographie und interventionelle Radiologie, AKH Wien (Austria)

    2004-07-01

    Purpose: To evaluate three-dimensional rotational digital subtraction angiography (3D-RDSA) in the embolization of the uterine artery in the treatment of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas (fibroids). Materials and Methods: Eight women with complex pelvic vessel anatomy caused by large fibroids were embolized using 3D-RDSA. The raw data were sent to an external workstation, and video files with a resolution of one image/3 and a scan range of 180 in a surface-shaded display mode were produced. The primary goal was to assess an image intensifier angulation for the optimal visualization of the origin of the uterine artery. In addition, the intervention parameters were compared with those of 48 patients with standard angiography. Results: The analysis revealed no single angulation that can be recommended for standard angiography. No statistical differences were found between both groups concerning fluoroscopy time, dosage area product and amount of administered contrast medium (p > 0.05). Conclusion: It can be stated that 3D-RDSA is a feasible method that facilitates the catheterization of the uterine artery even in patients with complex pelvic vessel anatomy, with the potential to reduce the radiation exposure and the amount of administered contrast medium in future embolization therapy of symptomatic uterine fibroids. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Evaluierung der dreidimensionalen digitalen Rotationsangiographie (3-D-RDSA) in der Embolisation der Arteria uterina bei Patientinnen mit symptomatischen Leiomyomen des Uterus. Material und Methoden: 8 Frauen mit komplexer Beckengefaessanatomie aufgrund von ausgedehnten Myomen wurden mit Hilfe der 3-D-RDSA embolisiert, aus den Rohdaten der Rotationsangiographie wurden in einer externen Auswertestation Videos mit einer Aufloesung von einem Bild/3 und einem Scanbereich von 180 in Surface-Shaded-Display-Darstellung produziert. Unser erstes Ziel war die Evaluierung eines optimalen Einstellwinkels zur Darstellung des Abganges der Arteria

  4. Building an intranet digital mammography case library

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    Zhang, Hong; Lou, Shyhliang A.; Fan, Yu; Sickles, Edward A.; Huang, H. K.

    2000-05-01

    To practice mammography diagnosis effectively, radiologists expect convenient access to well-organized and authoritative mammography related information, especially when there is case in question. The purpose of this study is to build infrastructural diagnosis support by incorporating various clinical information into a digital mammography case library, and allow user to search the library based on mammographic findings. The digital mammography case library has a three- tier architecture: (1) Back-end mammography databases integrate multimedia clinical information from various operational systems, including RIS and PACS. Cases are stored in a finding index database powered by an object-relational database with finding-coded reports, which are modeled around the ACR BI-RADS (American College of Radiology, Breast Imaging Report and Data System) standard. (2) The middle-end application controllers process application logic, such as user authorization, HTTP request handling, database connection and dynamic HTML page generation. (3) Web-based user interface is developed for authorized Intranet personnel to formulate query based on radiological finding (such as mass, calcification and architectural distortion), shape and assessment, using ACR BI-RADS specified lexicon. The case library so far has 103 cases selected from over 800 digital mammography studies carried out at the Mt. Zion hospital, UCSF, during an on-going digital telemammography project. We believe that an Intranet based digital mammography case library with mammographic finding search capability facilitates continuous medical education and online decision support, by providing exemplary study to compare with case in question.

  5. Quality control of mammography departments in Slovakia

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    Horvathova, M.; Nikodemova, D.

    2007-01-01

    Complete test of publication follows. Considering the fact that mammary gland is the most sensitive organ to ionizing radiation, the Commission of the Ministry of Health of SR for QA in radiology organized a pilot two-run country wide audit conducted in 42 mammography departments that have met the beforehand criteria. During the audit the methods for establishing the individual parameters in technical and clinical part of quality assurance in mammography were elaborated and implemented. Technical and clinical parameters of the imaging process that mostly affect the quality of diagnostic information were followed up. These parameters included: the object thickness compensation, optical density deviation, evaluation of the film quality by means of special phantom, etc. Important measurement of ESDs at participating departments enabled to compare the radiation load of mammography patients in Slovakia with reference values in European guidelines. The uniform standard method for QA at mammography departments was elaborated and published as the regulation of the Ministry of Health for performance of preventive mammography examinations in SR. The presented results show the improved quality of mammography examinations due to regular check-ups of technical and clinical parameters and fulfilment of the required values in all parameters. The audit results are the basis for continuous quality assessment of mammography departments as a main prerequisite for conducting preventive examinations and for health insurance purposes.

  6. Mammography image compression using Wavelet

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    Azuhar Ripin; Md Saion Salikin; Wan Hazlinda Ismail; Asmaliza Hashim; Norriza Md Isa

    2004-01-01

    Image compression plays an important role in many applications like medical imaging, televideo conferencing, remote sensing, document and facsimile transmission, which depend on the efficient manipulation, storage, and transmission of binary, gray scale, or color images. In Medical imaging application such Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACs), the image size or image stream size is too large and requires a large amount of storage space or high bandwidth for communication. Image compression techniques are divided into two categories namely lossy and lossless data compression. Wavelet method used in this project is a lossless compression method. In this method, the exact original mammography image data can be recovered. In this project, mammography images are digitized by using Vider Sierra Plus digitizer. The digitized images are compressed by using this wavelet image compression technique. Interactive Data Language (IDLs) numerical and visualization software is used to perform all of the calculations, to generate and display all of the compressed images. Results of this project are presented in this paper. (Author)

  7. Applications for positron emission mammography.

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    Weinberg, Irving N

    2006-01-01

    High resolution positron emission mammography (PEM) can address the current clinical needs of breast cancer patients and the requirements for future translational work. Combining the quantitative capabilities of positron emission tomography (PET) with millimeter resolution, PEM can image the earliest in situ forms of breast cancer as well as putative cancer precursor lesions (e.g., atypical ductal hyperplasia) whose behavior is important for prevention studies. The importance of the ability to detect intraductal cancer cannot be overemphasized, for several reasons: at least one-third of new cancers are detected at this intraductal stage, intervention at this stage represents the best opportunity for complete cure, and a significant number of invasive cancers contain an intraductal component. Without knowledge of the extent of the intraductal component, surgeons are unable to completely excise cancers about a third of the time, leading to unnecessary re-excisions or radiation therapy. Current investigations aimed at specifying best practices in radiotherapy of DCIS patients are stymied by the lack of objective quantitative methods of rapidly assessing response. Other future applications of PEM are suggested, including an information technology project built on PEM that promises to individualize therapy and facilitate surveillance of high risk populations. The high overall accuracy of PEM (i.e., both specificity and sensitivity) is an unusual and welcome development in the history of breast imaging. With this high accuracy, and continued technical innovation to reduce radiation dose, PEM may someday replace X-ray mammography as a first line approach to breast cancer detection.

  8. Study on patient exposure from mammography, 3

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    Sato, Miyao

    1983-01-01

    Risks and benefits of the patient from mammography performed in Japan were estimated, and the indication of mammography were discussed. 1) Breast cancers induced by mammography were estimated based on the average breast dose, the average life span, risks of radiation-induced breast cancer and the breast cancer significant factor. 2) The breast cancer significant factor was calculated, similar to those of leukemia significant factor by Hashizume, from latent periods of radiation-induced breast cancer and the excess breast cancer induction rate in female A-bomb survivors. 3) Numbers of the deaths and Lost-years were calculated from risks of radiation-induced breast cancer, incidence of breast cancer by mammography, cure rate of breast cancer, average life span and latent period of radiation-induced breast cancer. 4) Numbers of the increased life and years saved were calculated from the improved rate of the ability of diagnosis, frequency of mammography, the average life span and cure rate of breast cancer. 5) Induction of leukemia, lung cancer and thyroid cancer by mammography also were investigated. Its contribution was not significant, compared to the induction of breast cancer. 6) Comparing risk and benefit, the latter was much higher than the former by factors of 71-76. This was suggested the efficacy of mammography. 7) From a pointview of risk and benefit, routine mammography is contraindicative for 10-19 years old women because of large risk, the indication must be scrutinized for 20-29 years old ones, and the benefit increases with age for over 30 years old ones so that mammography was positively admitted for the symptomatic women. (author)

  9. Standortbasierte Online-Informationen vermitteln: cUBe, ein Projekt der Universitätsbibliothek Bern

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    Full Text Available Die Transformation der Bibliotheksangebote schreitet immer weiter voran. In vielen Bibliotheken wird der sichtbare Buchbestand mehr und mehr von Arbeitsplätzen und Gruppenräumen verdrängt, Bibliotheken unterliegen zunehmend Neudefinitionen unter dem Label von Lern- und Begegnungsorten. Daneben nimmt die Bedeutung von elektronischen Medienangeboten und webbasierten Dienstleistungen laufend zu. Gleichzeitig ist das umfangreiche elektronische Angebot, welches Bibliotheken teuer lizensieren oder kaufen, oft nicht in aller Breite und zielgruppenbezogen bekannt und erfährt keine adäquate Nutzung. Mit dem Projekt cUBe wurde in der im Frühsommer 2016 nach umfangreicher Sanierung neu eröffneten Bibliothek Münstergasse der Universitätsbibliothek Bern der Versuch unternommen, die reichhaltigen digitalen Nachweise und Bestände für das Bibliothekspublikum sichtbarer, besser zugänglich und damit bekannter zu machen. Dabei wurde auf Basis der neuen Technologien des physischen Webs die standortbasierte Verbindung von OnlineInformationen (Katalog, E-Medien, sonstige digitale Angebote mit den entsprechenden Räumen der Bibliothek und den vor Ort noch verfügbaren Beständen realisiert. The transformation of library services is constantly proceeding. In many libraries, print collections are replaced by space designated to learning. Increasingly, our libraries are defined by labels like learning or meeting space. In addition, the importance of electronic collections and web-based services is constantly growing. However, this extensive and expensive electronic material licenced or bought by libraries is often neither known in detail and to all target groups nor used appropriately. The project cUBe was launched in late spring 2016 after an extensive renovation of the newly opened Münstergasse Library. cUBe aims at improving visibility, access and publicity of the library’s comprehensive digital references and collections for its users. On the basis of

  10. Do Appalachian Women Attending a Mobile Mammography Program Differ from Those Visiting a Stationary Mammography Facility?

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    Madhavan, Suresh; Kelly, Kimberly; Metzger, Aaron; Schreiman, Judith; Remick, Scot

    2016-01-01

    To compare the characteristics (demographic, access to care, health-related behavioral, self and family medical history, psychosocial) of women aged 40 years and above who utilize a mobile mammography unit with those women aged 40 years and above who obtain mammography screening at a stationary facility. A cross-sectional study design was used with participant cohorts comprised of women age 40 years and above throughout West Virginia (WV) who utilized mobile mammography unit to get mammogram and those who had mammography screening at the stationary facility and completed the Mammography Screening and Preventive Care Survey. A total of 1,161 women who utilized the mobile mammography unit and 1,104 women who utilized stationary facility were included in the analysis. In logistic regression after adjusting for all the variables, women who utilized mobile mammography unit were more likely to be in age group 40–49, with lower income, with no health insurance coverage, not visit doctor or obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) in the past year, not adherent to clinical breast exam and mammography screening guidelines, with lower perceived five-year risk of developing breast cancer and with high knowledge about mammography screening. Women who utilize mobile unit are not adherent to mammography screening guidelines thereby suggesting that the mobile mammography unit is indeed reaching a rural vulnerable population who may not routinely access preventive health services. Financial and insurance constraints, as well as access to medical care, restricted WV women from receiving mammography screening from the stationary screening facilities. PMID:23504266

  11. Comparative study of dose estimation in the change a conventional mammography to digital mammography

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    Vazquez Vazquez, R.; Otero Martinez, C.; Soto Bua, M.; Santamarina Vazquez, F.; Carril Iglesias, S.; Lobato Busto, R.; Luna Vega, V.; Mosquera Sueiro, J.; Sqanchez Garcia, M.; Pombar Camean, M.

    2011-01-01

    Mammographic studies are now one of the most demanding radiological because of its effectiveness in detecting breast cancer early. The introduction of digital mammography has been a major advance because it has overcome some of the limitations of conventional systems. Due to the nature of the radiosensitive glandular tissue becomes very important control of the dose given to patients. In the present study is to analyze the variations in dosimetry that can exist between a conventional mammography and digital mammography.

  12. Benefits of visualization in the mammography problem

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    2015-01-01

    is not an effective technique. As these studies were performed over many years with a variety of goals and experimental conditions, we sought to re-evaluate the use of visualization as an aid in solving Bayesian problems. Many of these studies used the classic Mammography Problem with visualizations portraying...... condition and a text-legend condition where all nested-set problem values were given to eliminate the need for participants to estimate or calculate values. Seven hundred participants evaluated these seven conditions on the classic Mammography Problem in a crowdsourcing system, where micro-interaction data...... the Mammography Problem....

  13. Body weight and sensitivity of screening mammography

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    Njor, Sisse H.; von Euler-Chelpin, My; Tjønneland, Anne

    2016-01-01

    Aim: Obese women tend to participate less in breast cancer screening than normal weight women. However, obese women have fattier breast than normal weight women, and screening mammography works better in fatty than in dense breasts. One might, therefore, hypothesise that obese women would actually...... benefit more from screening than other women. Methods: We combined data from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health study and the organised population-based screening mammography programme in Copenhagen, Denmark. Women were categorised according to body mass index (BMI) (... sensitivity of screening mammography, while the specificity of screening remained stable across weight groups. Screening programmes should be organized to encourage these women to overcome obstacles for participation....

  14. Dienogest (DNG in der Therapie der Endometriose

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    Full Text Available Schon seit Jahren sind Gestagene in der Therapie der Endometriose etabliert. Dienogest (DNG, als „neues Gestagen“ der 19- Nortestosteron-Gruppe propagiert, nimmt eine Sonderstellung ein. DNG zeigt eine relativ starke antiandrogene Wirkung sowie auch eine günstige Pharmakokinetik. Bereits kurz nach seiner Entwicklung (1979 wurde es aufgrund seiner starken Wirkung am Endometrium als effektive endokrine Therapieoption bei Endometriose untersucht. Mehrere Studien mit etablierten GnRHAnaloga zeigten einen vergleichbaren Effekt von DNG auf den Endpunkt Schmerz mit deutlich geringeren Nebenwirkungen. DNG ist seit 2009 als Visanne® in der Dosierung 2 mg/d auf dem Markt und als Therapie bei Endometriose zugelassen. Diese neue Therapieoption ist ein weiterer wichtiger Schritt in Richtung der Endometriosetherapieoptimierung. Die stadiengerechte endokrine Endometriosetherapie wurde nach den GnRH-Analoga, den vorhandenen Gestagenen, den kombinierten oralen Kontrazeptiva nun durch ein weiteres effektives Präparat – DNG – bereichert. Obwohl Dienogest nach Studienlage eine effektive Langzeittherapie mit guter Lebensqualität bietet, wird auch dieses interessante Präparat noch nicht das Ende unserer Bemühungen darstellen können, innovative Ansätze für die kausale Therapie der Endometriose zu suchen und zu finden.

  15. Imaging With Synthesized 2D Mammography: Differences, Advantages, and Pitfalls Compared With Digital Mammography.

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    Zuckerman, Samantha P; Maidment, Andrew D A; Weinstein, Susan P; McDonald, Elizabeth S; Conant, Emily F

    2017-07-01

    Synthesized 2D (s2D) mammography is rapidly replacing digital mammography in breast imaging with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to reduce radiation dose and maintain screening outcomes. We illustrate variations in the appearance of s2D and digital mammograms to aid in implementation of this technology. Despite subjective differences in the appearance of s2D and digital mammograms, early outcomes of screening using s2D mammography and DBT are not inferior to those achieved with digital mammography and DBT. Understanding these variations may aid in implementing this technique and improving patient outcomes.

  16. Kants Theorie der Sonne: Physikgeschichte

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    Jacobi, Manfred

    2005-01-01

    Im Rahmen seiner Kosmogonie entwickelte der junge Immanuel Kant eine Theorie der Sonne. Sie ist ein einzigartiges Zeugnis seiner intuitiven Vorstellungskraft und beweist auch die Leistungsfähigkeit der damaligen, vorwiegend von Newton geprägten Weltsicht. Entstehung, Aufbau und Dynamik der Sonne werden in Kants Theorie ebenso erklärt wie etwa das Phänomen der Sonnenflecken.

  17. Aktuelle Diagnose der Osteoporose

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    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Die Erfassung von klinischen und anamnestischen Risikofaktoren stellt die Basis der derzeitigen Osteoporose-Diagnostik dar. Sekundäre Ursachen für eine erniedrigte Knochendichte sind durch laborchemische und bildgebende Verfahren auszuschließen. Alle derzeit in klinischer Anwendung stehenden densitometrischen Verfahren können Aussagen über das individuelle Frakturrisiko des Patienten treffen. Die Dual X-ray-Absorptiometry (DXA gilt darüber hinaus als der Goldstandard in der Osteoporose-Diagnostik. Ziel der Diagnostik ist die Einleitung von geeigneten Maßnahmen bei Patienten mit erhöhtem Frakturrisiko.

  18. Is Mammography Useful in Older Women

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    2001-01-01

    ...% of women over age 7O is unknown. We present the use of an administrative utilization database linked to breast cancer outcomes to examine the usefulness of mammography in women age 7O and older...

  19. Combined assessment (aspiration cytology and mammography) of ...

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    Combined assessment (aspiration cytology and mammography) of clinically suspicious breast masses. W.F. van Wyk, D Dent, E Anne Hacking, Genevieve Learmonth, R.E. Kottler, C Anne Gudgeon, A Tiltman ...

  20. CONTRAST ENHANCED SPECTRAL MAMMOGRAPHY (CESM (REVIEW

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    Full Text Available The problem of early diagnosis of a breast cancer is extremely actual. Growth of incidence at women from 19 to 39 years increased for 34% over the last 10 years. It defines need of acceleration of development and deployment of the latest technologies of identification of the earliest symptoms of diseases. The x-ray mammography is the conducting method among of all radiological methods of diagnostics. Nevertheless a number of restrictions of method reduces its efficiency. The technologies increasing informational content of x-ray mammography – the leading method of screening – due to use of artificial contrasting and advantages of digital technologies are constantly developed. In this review it is described works, in which the authors having clinical experience of application of CESM – contrastenhanced spectral mammography on representative group of women. Positive sides and restrictions of new technology in comparison with mammography, ultrasonography and MRT are shown in this article.

  1. Mammography: What You Need to Know

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    ... While standing in front of the machine, a technologist will position your breast on a small platform. ... mammography or additional 3D imaging methods, such as ultrasound or MRI, are options for you. Ochs adds: “ ...

  2. Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Mammography

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    ... at www.fda.gov/findmammography . Do private insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid pay for digital mammography exams, ... Map Nondiscrimination Website Policies U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 ...

  3. Mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women.

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    Weyers, S; Villeirs, G; Vanherreweghe, E; Verstraelen, H; Monstrey, S; Van den Broecke, R; Gerris, J

    2010-06-01

    Data on the necessity of performing screening mammographies in transsexual women are lacking. The main objective of this study was to assess the possibility to perform mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women. Fifty Dutch-speaking transsexual women were interviewed about the following: attitude towards mammography and breast sonography, importance attributed to and satisfaction with breast appearance, opinion about the necessity of breast check-up, expectations regarding discomfort during the exams and knowledge about the breast surgery. A fasting blood sample, clinical breast exam, mammography and breast sonography were performed. At mammography the following parameters were noted: density, technical quality, location of the prostheses, presence of any abnormalities and painfulness. At sonography the following parameters were recorded: density, presence of cysts, visualisation of retro-areolar ducts or any abnormalities. Twenty-three percent of patients are not aware of the type of breast implants and 79% do not know their position to the pectoral muscles. Patient satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts was rather high (7.94 on a scale of 0-10). Mean expected and experienced pain from mammography was low (4.37 and 2.00 respectively). There was no statistically significant difference in expected pain between those who already had mammography and those who did not. There was a significant positive correlation between the expected and the experienced pain. Mammography and breast sonography were technically feasible and no gross anomalies were detected. Since both exams were judged as nearly painless, 98% of transsexual women intended to come back if they would be invited. Since breast cancer risk in transsexual women is largely unknown and breast exams are very well accepted, breast screening habits in this population should not differ from those of biological women. Copyright (c) 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women

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    Weyers, S.; Villeirs, G.; Vanherreweghe, E.; Verstraelen, H.; Monstrey, S.; Van den Broecke, R.; Gerris, J.

    2010-01-01

    Data on the necessity of performing screening mammographies in transsexual women are lacking. The main objective of this study was to assess the possibility to perform mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women. Fifty Dutch-speaking transsexual women were interviewed about the following: attitude towards mammography and breast sonography, importance attributed to and satisfaction with breast appearance, opinion about the necessity of breast check-up, expectations regarding discomfort during the exams and knowledge about the breast surgery. A fasting blood sample, clinical breast exam, mammography and breast sonography were performed. At mammography the following parameters were noted: density, technical quality, location of the prostheses, presence of any abnormalities and painfulness. At sonography the following parameters were recorded: density, presence of cysts, visualisation of retro-areolar ducts or any abnormalities. Twenty-three percent of patients are not aware of the type of breast implants and 79% do not know their position to the pectoral muscles. Patient satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts was rather high (7.94 on a scale of 0-10). Mean expected and experienced pain from mammography was low (4.37 and 2.00 respectively). There was no statistically significant difference in expected pain between those who already had mammography and those who did not. There was a significant positive correlation between the expected and the experienced pain. Mammography and breast sonography were technically feasible and no gross anomalies were detected. Since both exams were judged as nearly painless, 98% of transsexual women intended to come back if they would be invited. Since breast cancer risk in transsexual women is largely unknown and breast exams are very well accepted, breast screening habits in this population should not differ from those of biological women.

  5. Clinical utility of positron emission mammography

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    Glass, Shannon B.; Shah, Zeeshan A.

    2013-01-01

    Several imaging modalities have been introduced over recent years to better screen for and stage breast cancer. Positron emission mammography (PEM) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and introduced into clinical use as a diagnostic adjunct to mammography and breast ultrasonography. PEM has higher resolution and a more localized field of view than positron emission tomography–computed tomography and can be performed on patients to stage a newly diagnosed malignancy. Revie...

  6. Mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women

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    Weyers, S., E-mail: steven.weyers@ugent.b [Department of Gynecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Villeirs, G.; Vanherreweghe, E. [Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium); Verstraelen, H. [Department of Gynecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium); Monstrey, S. [Department of Plastic Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent (Belgium); Van den Broecke, R.; Gerris, J. [Department of Gynecology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)

    2010-06-15

    Data on the necessity of performing screening mammographies in transsexual women are lacking. The main objective of this study was to assess the possibility to perform mammography and breast sonography in transsexual women. Fifty Dutch-speaking transsexual women were interviewed about the following: attitude towards mammography and breast sonography, importance attributed to and satisfaction with breast appearance, opinion about the necessity of breast check-up, expectations regarding discomfort during the exams and knowledge about the breast surgery. A fasting blood sample, clinical breast exam, mammography and breast sonography were performed. At mammography the following parameters were noted: density, technical quality, location of the prostheses, presence of any abnormalities and painfulness. At sonography the following parameters were recorded: density, presence of cysts, visualisation of retro-areolar ducts or any abnormalities. Twenty-three percent of patients are not aware of the type of breast implants and 79% do not know their position to the pectoral muscles. Patient satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts was rather high (7.94 on a scale of 0-10). Mean expected and experienced pain from mammography was low (4.37 and 2.00 respectively). There was no statistically significant difference in expected pain between those who already had mammography and those who did not. There was a significant positive correlation between the expected and the experienced pain. Mammography and breast sonography were technically feasible and no gross anomalies were detected. Since both exams were judged as nearly painless, 98% of transsexual women intended to come back if they would be invited. Since breast cancer risk in transsexual women is largely unknown and breast exams are very well accepted, breast screening habits in this population should not differ from those of biological women.

  7. Mammography, thermography, and ultrasound in breast cancer detection

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    Basset, L.W.; Gold, R.H.

    1982-01-01

    The book begins with a brief discussion of the history of mammography and a good review and discussion of the mammorgraphy controversy. The section on diagnosis is excellent with very good anatomic-pathologic correlation of the mammography signs. The preoperative localization is well described. Section 3 on performing the examination is an excellent discussion of the various modes of mammography and their techniques. Magnification mammography, computed tomographic mammography, thermography, sonomammography, and ductography are very well covered. In Section 4, the benefits and risk of mammography are well discussed enabling the reader to understand the controversy surrounding breast cancer detection techniques

  8. Computer assisted visualization of digital mammography images

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    Funke, M.; Breiter, N.; Grabbe, E.; Netsch, T.; Biehl, M.; Peitgen, H.O.

    1999-01-01

    Purpose: In a clinical study, the feasibility of using a mammography workstation for the display and interpretation of digital mammography images was evaluated and the results were compared with the corresponding laser film hard copies. Materials and Methods: Digital phosphorous plate radiographs of the entire breast were obtained in 30 patients using a direct magnification mammography system. The images were displayed for interpretation on the computer monitor of a dedicated mammography workstation and also presented as laser film hard copies on a film view box for comparison. The images were evaluted with respect to the image handling, the image quality and the visualization of relevant structures by 3 readers. Results: Handling and contrast of the monitor displayed images were found to be superior compared with the film hard copies. Image noise was found in some cases but did not compromise the interpretation of the monitor images. The visualization of relevant structures was equal with both modalities. Altogether, image interpretation with the mammography workstation was considered to be easy, quick and confident. Conclusions: Computer-assisted visualization and interpretation of digital mammography images using a dedicated workstation can be performed with sufficiently high diagnostic accuracy. (orig.) [de

  9. Indications and risk-benefit of mammography

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    Gold, R.H.

    1979-01-01

    Mammography has recently undergone a striking improvement in image detail along with a corresponding decrease in radiation exposure. Although the data of the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project is tainted by an absence of a control group of women, the high rate of detection of early cancer by mammography alone in the participants above or below age 50 years implies that mammography is useful in detecting breast cancer before the apperance of a palpable mass. Early diagnosis results in higher survival rates. Mammographers should continuously seek the least radiation exposure consistent with a sharp image. Given present knowledge of its benefit and potential risk, mammography should be performed when a significant suspicion of breast cancer exists at any age, but it should not be performed under age 35 years without such suspicion. A baseline mammogram should be performed in the 35 to 40-year age group. The periodicity of survey mammography in asymptomatic women under 50 years should be determined by analysis of relative risk factors for breast cancer. For asymptomatic women age 50 years and older, periodic screening mammography is sound medical practice

  10. Screening mammography, public perceptions, and medical liability

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    Mavroforou, Anna [Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Crete Medical School, 40 Daliani Street, 71306 Heraklion, Crete (Greece)]. E-mail: amavroforou@mailbox.gr; Mavrophoros, Dimitrios [Department of Radiology, Asklepeion Medical Center, 71306 Heraklion, Crete (Greece); Michalodimitrakis, Emmanuel [Department of Forensic Sciences, University of Crete Medical School, 40 Daliani Street, 71306 Heraklion, Crete (Greece)

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    Purpose: To outline the most common sources of raising malpractice claims in screening mammography and to discuss the related medical litigation issues in the light of the evidence-based medicine. Methods and material: Electronic and manual search of the relevant literature. Results: The most common cause of malpractice is the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. The plaintiff must establish that the radiologist was negligent and the delay in diagnosis caused injury to the patient. Literature shows that mammography does not always detect breast cancer, and even skilled radiologists may periodically miss malignant lesions. Also, delay in diagnosis does not always affect treatment and prognosis. Over-promotion of screening mammography has made disproportionately difficult for a defendant radiologist to prevail in a malpractice lawsuit. Thus, screening mammography is at stake, although it saves lives. The public and legal system should be educated about biological processes, medical practice, and the limitations of screening mammography. Conclusion: If mammography is to survive medical litigation and continue to save lives a major reform in public perception, in the stance of the mass media, and in the ability of legal system to understand medicine is required. Physicians and medical associations have an important role to play.

  11. Screening mammography, public perceptions, and medical liability

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    Mavroforou, Anna; Mavrophoros, Dimitrios; Michalodimitrakis, Emmanuel

    2006-01-01

    Purpose: To outline the most common sources of raising malpractice claims in screening mammography and to discuss the related medical litigation issues in the light of the evidence-based medicine. Methods and material: Electronic and manual search of the relevant literature. Results: The most common cause of malpractice is the delayed diagnosis of breast cancer. The plaintiff must establish that the radiologist was negligent and the delay in diagnosis caused injury to the patient. Literature shows that mammography does not always detect breast cancer, and even skilled radiologists may periodically miss malignant lesions. Also, delay in diagnosis does not always affect treatment and prognosis. Over-promotion of screening mammography has made disproportionately difficult for a defendant radiologist to prevail in a malpractice lawsuit. Thus, screening mammography is at stake, although it saves lives. The public and legal system should be educated about biological processes, medical practice, and the limitations of screening mammography. Conclusion: If mammography is to survive medical litigation and continue to save lives a major reform in public perception, in the stance of the mass media, and in the ability of legal system to understand medicine is required. Physicians and medical associations have an important role to play

  12. Mammography

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    Oliveira, S.B.

    1988-01-01

    The mamma anatomy are showed with the main characteristics for the mamography examination. The energy band, the additional filtration, the half-value thickness are also mentioned. The evaluation in the exposure and the doses in the mamography examination are described with a quality control for obtention the best image. (C.G.C.) [pt

  13. Validity of the breast imaging reporting and data system BI-RADS{sup TM} for clinical mammography in men; Anwendbarkeit des Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS{sup TM}) auf die klinische Mammographie des Mannes

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    Bock, K.; Duda, V.F.; Bonwetsch, C.; Hadji, P.; Schulz, K.D. [Marburg Univ. (Germany). Klinik fuer Gynaekologie, Gynaekologische Endokrinologie und Onkologie; Iwinska-Zelder, J.; Klose, K.J. [Marburg Univ. (Germany). Klinik fuer Diagnostische Radiologie; Rode, G. [Diagnostische Gemeinschaftspraxis Marburg (Germany)

    2001-11-01

    Aim: The implementation of diagnostic standards enhances quality assurance. The American College of Radiology's breast imaging-reporting and data system (BI-RADS{sup TM}) is intended to standardize terminology in the mammography report, the assessment of the findings, and the recommendation af action to be taken. The purpose of this study was to assess the value of the standardized system for clinically apparent male breast tumors. Do the special male anatomy and physiology limit the applicability of an evaluation system designed for female screening mammograms? Methods: 4 investigators with different degrees of experience retrospectively evaluated 160 male mammograms. Our study was based on the 36 cases which could be correlated to histopathological findings: gynecomastia in the majority of cases, but also 4 invasive ductal carcinoma, 1 leiomyosarcoma and 1 ductal carcinoma in situ. Results: Assessment of the mammograms by BI-RADS{sup TM} (3{sup rd} Edition 1998) correctly placed all cases of malignancy into categories 4 and 5 without respect to the investigators's level of experience. Conclusion: Therefore, we conclude that the BI-RADS{sup TM}-classification can successfully be used to classify male mammograms with a high positive predictive value for malignancy. Knowledge of gender-specific imaging characteristics increases the specificity at a constant high level of sensitivity. (orig.) [German] Ziel: In der apparativen Diagnostik dient die Einfuehrung von Standards der Qualitaetssicherung. Das breast imaging-reporting and data system (BI-RADS{sup TM}) des American College of Radiology standardisiert den Sprachgebrauch in der Befundbeschreibung, die Befundbewertung und die resultierenden Empfehlungen in der Mammographie. Unser Interesse galt der Frage, inwieweit dieses System der Kategorisierung von Screening-Mammographien der Frau uebertragbar ist auf klinische Mammographien des Mannes. Begrenzen Anatomie und Physiologie der maennlichen Brustdruese

  14. Tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced digital mammography: recent advances in digital mammography

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    Diekmann, Felix; Bick, Ulrich

    2007-01-01

    Digital mammography is more and more replacing conventional mammography. Initial concerns about an inferior image quality of digital mammography have been largely overcome and recent studies even show digital mammography to be superior in women with dense breasts, while at the same time reducing radiation exposure. Nevertheless, an important limitation of digital mammography remains: namely, the fact that summation may obscure lesions in dense breast tissue. However, digital mammography offers the option of so-called advanced applications, and two of these, contrast-enhanced mammography and tomosynthesis, are promising candidates for improving the detection of breast lesions otherwise obscured by the summation of dense tissue. Two techniques of contrast-enhanced mammography are available: temporal subtraction of images acquired before and after contrast administration and the so-called dual-energy technique, which means that pairs of low/high-energy images acquired after contrast administration are subtracted. Tomosynthesis on the other hand provides three-dimensional information on the breast. The images are acquired with different angulations of the X-ray tube while the object or detector is static. Various reconstruction algorithms can then be applied to the set of typically nine to 28 source images to reconstruct 1-mm slices with a reduced risk of obscuring pathology. Combinations of both advanced applications have only been investigated in individual experimental studies; more advanced software algorithms and CAD systems are still in their infancy and have only undergone preliminary clinical evaluation. (orig.)

  15. Family/Friend Recommendations and Mammography Intentions: The Roles of Perceived Mammography Norms and Support

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    Molina, Yamile; Ornelas, India J.; Doty, Sarah L.; Bishop, Sonia; Beresford, Shirley A. A.; Coronado, Gloria D.

    2015-01-01

    Identifying factors that increase mammography use among Latinas is an important public health priority. Latinas are more likely to report mammography intentions and use, if a family member or friend recommends that they get a mammogram. Little is known about the mechanisms underlying the relationship between social interactions and mammography…

  16. Study of the dose optimization in digital mammography system performed with the FCR Mammography QC software

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    Magnani, Livia Braga Neves Canto; Martin, Fernanda; Medeiros, Regina Bitelli; Daros, Kellen Adriana Curci

    2009-01-01

    In Brazil, there are about 160 systems CRs Fujifilm, FCR Profect, operating with different mammography units. 49 of them were submitted by the dose optimization process using the program-FCR Mammography QC Software, Fujifilm, which follows international standards of quality control in digital mammography. It was observed that 82% of these operate with quality and doses within the limits proposed internationally, however, when used with mammography unit-Lorad Hologic, MIV, show variations in performance that promote values of average glandular dose and ration-noise-contrast (CNR) not in accordance with the European recommendations. This paper present the results of the doses optimization of the nine mammography units Lorad, MIV, working with FCR Profect. Dosimetric measures were taken with the detector Unfors, Xi and PMMA phantoms. The software FCR Mammography QC processed the results of the tests. 67% of the systems evaluated did not attended the values of average glandular dose acceptable without compromising their values of CNR. Furthermore, the values of CNR are shown similar ar superior to other mammography units. The use of FCR Mammography QC Software promoted agility to do the tests, and facilitated the doses optimization, thus effective alternative to conducting a program of CQ in digital mammograms. (author)

  17. Performance comparison of full-field digital mammography to screen-film mammography in clinical practice

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    Berns, Eric A.; Hendrick, R. Edward; Cutter, Gary R.

    2002-01-01

    Results of acceptance testing 18 full-field digital mammography systems for clinical use and of conducting annual physics surveys of 38 screen-film mammography systems were compared in terms of exposure times, mean glandular breast doses, and image quality. These evaluations were made using the same test tools on all systems, with emphasis on assessing automatic exposure control performance and image quality on both digital and screen-film systems using clinical techniques. Survey results indicated that digital mammography systems performed similarly to screen-film systems in terms of exposure times and mean glandular doses for thin to intermediate breasts, but that digital mammography systems selected shorter exposure times and lower mean glandular doses for thicker breasts. For all breast thicknesses, digital mammography systems yielded mean contrast-detail scores higher than those for screen-film systems. For all breast thicknesses, the 18 digital mammography systems demonstrated less variance in terms of exposure times, mean glandular doses, and contrast-detail scores than did the 38 screen-film systems tested. These results indicate that the clinical use of digital mammography may generally improve image quality for equal or lower breast doses, while providing tighter control on exposures and image quality than screen-film mammography

  18. Characterization of microcalcification: can digital monitor zooming replace magnification mammography in full-field digital mammography?

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    Kim, Min Jung; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Kwak, Jin Young; Son, Eun Ju; Youk, Ji Hyun; Choi, Seon Hyeong; Oh, Ki Keun; Han, Mooyoung

    2009-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy and image quality of microcalcifications in zoomed digital contact mammography with digital magnification mammography. Three radiologists with different levels of experience in mammography reviewed 120 microcalcification clusters in 111 patients with a full-field digital mammography system relying on digital magnification mammogram (MAG) images and zoomed images from contact mammography (ZOOM) using commercially available zooming systems on monitors. Each radiologist estimated the probability of malignancy and rated the image quality and confidence rate. Performance was evaluated by sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis. All three radiologists rated MAG images higher than ZOOM images for sensitivity with statistical significance (average value, 92% vs. 87%, P<0.05) and performance by ROC analysis improved with MAG imaging. The confidence rate for diagnosis decision and the assessment of lesion characteristics were also better in MAG images than in ZOOM images with statistical significance (P<0.0001). Digital magnification mammography can enhance diagnostic performance when characterizing microcalcifications. Images zoomed from digital contact mammography cannot serve as an alternative to direct magnification digital mammography. (orig.)

  19. A comparative study of digital mammography-guided biopsy and mammography in diagnosis of early stage breast cancer

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    Wang Shuangkun; Dai Jianping; Bai Bing

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic value of digital mammography-guided biopsy with mammography for early-stage breast cancer. Methods: 68 of 156 foci (from 148 cases) with diameter ≤2.0 cm from 2850 mammographic cases during Nov. 2001 and Sep. 2002, were undertaken mammography-guided biopsy and then compared the coherence of the biopsy and mammographic results with the pathology. Results: The obviously accuracy of mammography-guided biopsy is obviously superior to the mammography (P<0.05). Conclusions: Digital mammography-guided biopsy possesses great clinical practical value to the diagnosis of early stage breast cancer. (authors)

  20. Die Kosmologie der Griechen.

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    Mittelstraß, J.

    Contents: 1. Mythische Eier. 2. Thales-Welten. 3. "Alles ist voller Götter". 4. Griechische Astronomie. 5. "Rettung der Phänomene". 6. Aristotelische Kosmololgie. 7. Aristoteles-Welt und Platon-Welt. 8. Noch einmal: die Göttlichkeit der Welt. 9. Griechischer Idealismus.

  1. Ideengeschichte der Physik

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    Kuhn, Wildfried

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    Die Ideengeschichte der Physik geht neue Wege, indem sie den umfangreichen historischen Stoff nicht additiv darstellt, sondern wissenschaftstheoretisch reflektiert und nach thematischen Leitlinien (Materievorstellungen, Raum und Zeit, Erhaltungskonzepte, Extremalprinzipien, Theorie und Experiment) strukturiert. Damit vermittelt diese Darstellung im historischen Kontext ein tieferes Verständnis des physikalischen Denkens von der Antike bis heute und lotet zugleich die Dimension der Genesis physikalischer Begriffe aus, die in modernen Lehrbüchern zumeist nicht dargelegt wird. Das Credo Kuhns: Wer über die handwerkliche Handhabung von Physik hinausgehen will, muss sich zwingend mit der Frage befassen, was physikalisches Denken ausmacht und wie es entstanden ist. Die vorliegende zweite Auflage wurde ergänzt durch ein Vorwort von Prof. Dr. Oliver Schwarz, der im Institut Wilfried Kuhns forschen konnte und dabei dessen Denk- und Arbeitsweisen kennengelernt hat.

  2. Medienbildung in der Volksschule

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    Full Text Available In dieser Untersuchung steht der Zusammenhang zwischen Schule und Medien in Bezug auf die Wertvorstellungen und Einstellungen der Akteure auf Grundlage des Habituskonzepts von Bourdieu sowie des Konzepts des medialen Habitus von Kommer und Biermann im Mittelpunkt. Die von den Lehrenden vorgelebten verinnerlichten Dispositionen im handlungsspezifischen Umgang mit unterschiedlichen Medien als auch der zu Grunde liegende „legitime Geschmack“, in dem sich diese Veranlagungen ausdrücken, sind hierbei bedeutsam. Die Rekonstruktion des medialen Habitus von LehrerInnen wird durch einen Vergleich zweier divergierender Unterrichtskonzeptionen mit der Methode der Videoanalyse erreicht. Das mediendidaktische Design, die Mediennutzung und die aktive Unterrichtsbeteiligung stellen die Analyseschwerpunkte dar, die der Beschreibung der verinnerlichten Dispositionen aufgrund der vorgelebten Haltungen und Wertvorstellungen dienen. Die anschließende relationierte Beobachtung ermöglicht es, in Anlehnung an die Habitustypen von Mutsch, die Differenzen und Gemeinsamkeiten der Unterrichtskonzepte sowie der daraus resultierenden Chancen und Schwierigkeiten im Unterricht zu verdeutlichen. This study attempts to show the correlation between school and media based on media habits, experiences and patterns of media usage of teachers and pupils in primary schools. As a theoretical framework, Bourdieu’s conception of habitus and the conception of media habitus of Kommer and Biermann are used to reconstruct the media habitus of primary school teachers in different educational settings. In this research, media habitus is understood as a combination of media economic capital, media activities, experience and preferences, values and attitudes of media in daily routine just as purposes and motives of media usage and educational intervention in family life. This work focuses on pointing out the relevance of teachers’ media habitus in different educational designs in

  3. EINE UNTERSUCHUNG UBER DIE NUTZUNG DER WINDENERGIE IN DER WELT UND IN DER TURKEI

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    Full Text Available In dieser Arbeit wurde die Nutzung der in Zukunft bei der Energieversorgung eine wichtige Rolle zuspielende Windenergie allgemein bewertet. Zu dem Zweck wurde zuerst Potential und geschichtliche Entwicklung der Windenergienutzung in der Welt und in der Türkei, Entstehung des Windes und Windmessungen betrachtet. Anschließend wurden Kritiken über die Unstetigkeit der Windenergie, der Deckung des Energiebedarfs eines Hauses vollständig von Windenergie und der Wirtschaftlichkeit des Windstroms behandelt und Antworten mit konkreten Beispielen auf diese Kritiken gegeben.

  4. Ultrasound mammography in prosthesis-related breast augmentation complications

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    van Wingerden, J. J.; van Staden, M. M.

    1989-01-01

    Ultrasound mammography is presented as a safe, simple, and reliable method of assessing prosthesis and prosthesis-related complications in the augmented breast. The ability to distinguish between silicone gel, muscle, hematoma, and fluid collections has made ultrasound mammography especially

  5. The National Mammography Database: Preliminary Data.

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    Lee, Cindy S; Bhargavan-Chatfield, Mythreyi; Burnside, Elizabeth S; Nagy, Paul; Sickles, Edward A

    2016-04-01

    The purposes of our study were to analyze screening mammography data submitted to the National Mammography Database (NMD) since its inception to confirm data collection feasibility, to draw parallels to data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), and to examine trends over time. We also retrospectively evaluated practice-level variation in terms of practice type, practice setting, census region, and annual volume. Data from 90 mammography facilities in the NMD registry were analyzed. The registry receives mammography data collected as part of standard clinical practice, including self-reported demographic information, clinical findings, screening mammography interpretation, and biopsy results. Outcome metrics calculated were cancer detection rate, recall rate, and positive predictive values for biopsy recommended (PPV2) and biopsy performed (PPV3). The NMD successfully collected and analyzed data for 3,181,437 screening mammograms performed between January 2008 and December 2012. Mean values for outcomes were cancer detection rate of 3.43 per 1000 (95% CI, 3.2-3.7), recall rate of 10% (95% CI, 9.3-10.7%), PPV2 of 18.5% (95% CI, 16.7-20.2%), and PPV3 of 29.2% (95% CI, 26.2-32.3%). No statistically significant difference was seen in performance measurements on the basis of practice type, practice setting, census region, or annual volume. NMD performance measurements parallel those reported by the BCSC. The NMD has become the fastest growing mammography registry in the United States, providing nationwide performance metrics and permitting comparison with published benchmarks. Our study shows the feasibility of using the NMD to audit mammography facilities and to provide current, ongoing benchmark data.

  6. Fatalism and Mammography in a Multicultural Population.

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    Baron-Epel, Orna; Friedman, Nurit; Lernau, Omri

    2009-05-01

    Purpose/Objectives: To assess levels of fatalistic beliefs and their association with mammography use in four population groups in Israel.Design: Telephone survey.Setting: Maccabi Healthcare Services in Israel.Sample: A random sample of 1,550 Arabic and Jewish women.Methods: A random telephone survey was performed during May and June 2007. Women's fatalistic beliefs were measured. Information from claims records regarding mammography use was obtained for each woman.Main Research Variables: Levels of fatalistic beliefs and mammography use.Findings: Fatalistic beliefs included general beliefs that God or fate (external force) was the cause of cancer and related to cancer survivorship. The higher-educated women reported less fatalistic beliefs. Arab women reported more fatalistic beliefs compared to the other women. Mammography use was associated with fatalistic beliefs that external forces were the cause of cancer among Arab and immigrant women but not among veteran Jewish and ultraorthodox women. Fatalistic beliefs about cancer survivorship were not associated with mammography in any of the population groups. Levels of fatalism and education may explain the difference in rates of mammography among Arab and Jewish women.Conclusions: High levels of fatalism may inhibit women from having a mammogram, particularly Arab and immigrant women in Israel. However, this is not a generalizable result for all population groups and all types of fatalism.Implications for Nursing: Interventions to decrease fatalism in Arabs and immigrants may increase compliance with mammography. Nurses may achieve this by developing tailored messages for women who believe that external forces are the cause of cancer.

  7. Der Weg von der Computerkompetenz zur Medienkompetenz

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    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Weiterführende Gedanken zur „Schlüsselkompetenz Nr.4“ des Europäischen Rates im Bereich des lebenslangen Lernens: Computerkompetenz bzw. Medienkompetenz, sowie Anwendungsbeispiele aus dem Bereich der Volksschule: Klassenblog und verschiedener Apps via iPad - 2 Praxisberichte

  8. Characterizing the Mammography Technologist Workforce in North Carolina.

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    Henderson, Louise M; Marsh, Mary W; Benefield, Thad; Pearsall, Elizabeth; Durham, Danielle; Schroeder, Bruce F; Bowling, J Michael; Viglione, Cheryl A; Yankaskas, Bonnie C

    2015-12-01

    Mammography technologists' level of training, years of experience, and feedback on technique may play an important role in the breast-cancer screening process. However, information on the mammography technologist workforce is scant. In 2013, we conducted a survey mailed to 912 mammography technologists working in 224 facilities certified by the Mammography Quality Standards Act in North Carolina. Using standard survey methodology, we developed and implemented a questionnaire on the education and training, work experiences, and workplace interactions of mammography technologists. We aggregated responses using survey weights to account for nonresponse. We describe and compare lead (administrative responsibilities) and nonlead (supervised by another technologist) mammography technologist characteristics, testing for differences, using t-tests and χ(2) analysis. A total of 433 mammography technologists responded (survey response rate = 47.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 44.2%-50.7%), including 128 lead and 305 nonlead technologists. Most mammography technologists were non-Hispanic, white women; their average age was 48 years. Approximately 93% of lead and nonlead technologists had mammography-specific training, but mammography (P = .02) and film mammography (P = .03), more administrative hours (P mammography technologists' training and work experiences, highlighting variability in characteristics of lead versus nonlead technologists. Copyright © 2015 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Die Mythen von der Globalisierung

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    Nell, Phillip; Schmitt, Jan; Decreton, Benoit

    2017-01-01

    Der Wissensstand über den Grad und die Art der Globalisierung ist viel niedriger als angenommen. Daraus entstehen Fehleinschätzungen.......Der Wissensstand über den Grad und die Art der Globalisierung ist viel niedriger als angenommen. Daraus entstehen Fehleinschätzungen....

  10. Herausforderungen der Diffusion sozialer Innovationen

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    Brandsen, T.

    2014-01-01

    Unter Rückgriff auf das Diffusions-Modell von Everett M. Rogers und mithilfe der Metapher der Übermittlung von Nachrichten zeigt der Autor auf, hinsichtlich welcher Aspekte sich die Diffusion sozialer Innovationen von der Diffusion anderer, besser erforschter Innovations- Typen im Wirtschaftssektor

  11. Baseline Screening Mammography: Performance of Full-Field Digital Mammography Versus Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.

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    McDonald, Elizabeth S; McCarthy, Anne Marie; Akhtar, Amana L; Synnestvedt, Marie B; Schnall, Mitchell; Conant, Emily F

    2015-11-01

    Baseline mammography studies have significantly higher recall rates than mammography studies with available comparison examinations. Digital breast tomosynthesis reduces recalls when compared with digital mammographic screening alone, but many sites operate in a hybrid environment. To maximize the effect of screening digital breast tomosynthesis with limited resources, choosing which patient populations will benefit most is critical. This study evaluates digital breast tomosynthesis in the baseline screening population. Outcomes were compared for 10,728 women who underwent digital mammography screening, including 1204 (11.2%) baseline studies, and 15,571 women who underwent digital breast tomosynthesis screening, including 1859 (11.9%) baseline studies. Recall rates, cancer detection rates, and positive predictive values were calculated. Logistic regression estimated the odds ratios of recall for digital mammography versus digital breast tomosynthesis for patients undergoing baseline screening and previously screened patients, adjusted for age, race, and breast density. In the baseline subgroup, recall rates for digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis screening were 20.5% and 16.0%, respectively (p = 0.002); digital breast tomosynthesis screening in the baseline subgroup resulted in a 22% reduction in recall compared with digital mammography, or 45 fewer patients recalled per 1000 patients screened. Digital breast tomosynthesis screening in the previously screened patients resulted in recall reduction of 14.3% (p mammography alone.

  12. Anticholinerge Therapie der OAB

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    Hampel C

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Kenntnisse über Differentialdiagnostik und Pathophysiologie des Blasenüberaktivitäts-Syndroms sind essentiell für eine erfolgreiche Therapie. Obwohl Verhaltenstraining und Elektrostimulation ihre Wirksamkeit bei OAB bewiesen haben, ist die Therapie der ersten Wahl nach wie vor die anticholinerge Behandlung. Dessen ungeachtet ist die Einnahmetreue der Patienten unbefriedigend, was in der letzten Zeit zu verschiedenen Medikamentenneuentwicklungen mit verbesserter Verträglichkeit bei gleichbleibend hoher Effektivität geführt hat. Retard-Formulierungen, extraenterale Applikationswege und Rezeptor-Subselektivität sind hierbei die Prinzipien, welche die Behandlungsakzeptanz und Patientenzufriedenheit steigern sollen.

  13. Doses in mammography. Preliminary study

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    Marquez P, F.; Acosta R, N.; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Benavente, T.; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima; Poma, M.

    2002-01-01

    Mammography is the most important method to detect lesions in the breast with this technique one can detect small tumours before clear clinical symptoms appear. Mammographic image of require high quality standards due that the extremely low contrast between the normal and pathological areas in the breast, eg.g., they have similar attenuation and absorption coefficient. The x-ray mammographic systems, used in this study are Senographe 500t and Senographe DMR, a detector with a RadCal ionization chambers calibrated to the qualities of mammographic x-ray beams, and a breast simulator that is a phantoms of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) of several thicknesses with the equivalence of 50% of the glandular tissue. The results obtained indicate that the values of doses at the entrance surface of a breast (DES) are greater the reference value 20 mGy to 5,0 cm of PMMA and the values of the mean glandular dose (MGD) exceed the reference value of 2,1 mGy for 5,1 cm of compressed thick breast. We consider that the values high of the EDS and MGD are due that the x-ray systems no meeting in good condition or for used of x-ray spectra no suitable, so is recommendable be carried out test of quality control to the x-ray systems and also realize studies, or characterize the of x-ray mammographic spectra

  14. Teilchen, Felder, Quanten von der Quantenmechanik zum Standardmodell der Teilchenphysik

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    Ecker, Gerhard

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    Dieses Buch bietet Ihnen eine Einführung in den aktuellen Stand unseres Wissens über die Struktur der Materie. Gerhard Ecker beschreibt verständlich die Entwicklung der modernen Physik vom Beginn des Quantenzeital­ters bis zum Standardmodell der Teilchenphysik, der umfassenden Theorie der fundamentalen Wechselwir­kungen des Mikrokosmos. Dabei wird der Schwerpunkt auf die wichtigsten Entdeckungen und Entwicklungen, beispielsweise der Quantenfeldtheorie, der Eichtheorien und die Zukunft der Teilchenphysik, gelegt. Besonders hebt der Autor auch das Wechselspiel zwischen Theorie und Experiment hervor, die uns helfen, die tiefsten Rätsel der Natur zu ergründen. Teilchen, Felder, Quanten ist für alle geschrieben, die Freude an der Physik haben. Es bietet Abitu­rienten und Studierenden der Physik in den ersten Semestern einen Ansporn, die Physik tiefer zu verstehen. Lehrer und andere an der Phy­sik Interessierte werden darin nützliche Einblicke in die Welt der Teilchenphysik finden. Für Studierende in ...

  15. Bilder auf der virtuellen Landkarte

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    Ob Standorte von Kirchen in Deutschland, Schlössern und Rittergütern in Sachsen oder Mühlen in Brandenburg, ob hausnummerngenauer Nachweis von Wohnhäusern in der Dresdner Neustadt oder der Sammlungsorte von Kunstwerken – seit Sommer 2007 können die geografischen Bezüge der Aufnahmen aus der Bilddatenbank der Deutschen Fotothek komfortabel und übersichtlich auf Karten- und Satellitenbildern dargestellt werden.

  16. Der kurze Traum der Französischen Revolution von der Androgynie

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    Full Text Available Die Studie zeigt, wie Winckelmanns Ideal des schönen Jünglings in der Französischen Revolution zu einem Idol politisiert wurde. Der Androgyn behauptete sich in der krisenhaften Umbruchszeit um 1800 als Oppositionsbild, bis er um 1830 durch eine Heroisierung der Männlichkeit verdrängt wurde.

  17. Analysis of mammography on breast fibroadenoma

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    Fu Xiaomin; Han Benyi; Zhao Yae

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To study the imaging characteristics of breast fibroadenoma on mammograms. Methods: Mammography of 70 patients with breast fibroadenoma confirmed by pathology were analyzed retrospectively. All patients took breast X-ray of mediolateral oblique projection and craniocaudal projection before operation. Results: In 70 cases with fibroadenoma, mammography revealed 74 foci (36 left breast, 38 right breast) of 62 cases, and failed to reveal lesions in 8 cases. The shape of the lesions was round or round-like lesion in 60(31%). The border was well-defined in 46 masses, partly well-outlined in 14 and ill-defined in 4. 'Membranoid sign' can be seen in 40 cases. Conclusion: Typical X-ray findings of breast fibroadenoma is very important, mammography is a good method of choice in diagnosis of fibroadenoma. (authors)

  18. Radiation risk for women undergoing mammography examinations

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    Fabiszewska, E.; Bulski, W.; Jezierska, I.

    2006-01-01

    Full text of publication follows: Introduction: The application of X-rays in mammography examinations requires not only constant control of physical and technical parameters of the equipment used, but also an evaluation of the radiation risk for patients, particularly in mammography screening programs. There exist a number of methods of dose evaluation in mammography. Some of them are included in the dosimetry protocols. The tolerances for measured values, limiting the dose to the patients have also been established. One of the methods, proposed by Dance, applies to establishing the doses to individual patients. It requires the knowledge clinical and exposition parameters. Another method, recommended by the E.C., requires establishing the phantom dose for reference exposition, as part of quality control tests. This approach is simpler but less precise, because at most mammography facilities the conditions of reference exposition are different than those of routine clinical exposition as it was shown in an exercise of quality control tests in a group of 32 mammography facilities in Poland. The method proposed in this study is an intermediate solution recommending measurement of phantom dose for the routine clinical exposition. Material and Methods: The material contains the data of 230 expositions performed in 6 mammography facilities Poland. This data was used to establish individual dose for ever y patient undergoing mammography examination according to the method proposed by Dance. For each mammography facility the mean glandular dose (M.G.D. F.) was established for reference and routine expositions according to the E.C. Dosimetry Protocol. The limits for phantom dose were established, which, according to the E.C. protocol, depend on the optical density (over background) of the image of the PMMA phantom 4.5 cm thick. Results and Discussion: The phantom dose determined for each mammography facility were below the limits. The lowest value of the mean dose received

  19. Anxiety in mammography: mammographers' and clients' perspectives

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    Galletta, S.; Joel, N.; Maguire, R.; Weaver, K.; Poulos, A.

    2003-01-01

    The aim of this study was to identify causes of anxiety experienced by mammographers and clients during mammography and strategies to decrease the anxiety generated by the mammographic procedure. Two questionnaires were distributed: one to mammographers in public and private centres within NSW, the other to women (clients) who have experienced mammography. Mammographers' and clients' rankings of causes of clients' anxiety demonstrated many similarities indicating the mammographers' acknowledgement of factors contributing to client anxiety. Thematic analysis provided important qualitative data concerning anxiety experienced by both mammographers and clients and the influence of mammographer and client behaviour on that anxiety. The results of this study have provided important new knowledge for mammographic practice and mammography education. By understanding the causes of anxiety experienced by clients, mammographers can provide an informed, empathetic approach to the mammographic process. By acknowledging factors which increase their own anxiety mammographers can reduce the impact of this on themselves and on their clients. Copyright (2003) Australian Institute of Radiography

  20. Current challenges of full field digital mammography

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    Van Ongeval, C.; Bosmans, H.; Van Steen, A.

    2005-01-01

    Full field digital mammography (FFDM) has advantages over screen-film mammography (SFM), but some important challenges remain. The first challenge is related to the specific characteristics of FFDM. It remains unclear, which shape and limiting values of the modulation transfer function have the most influence on the performance of a detector, such as the effect of the image display on the overall image quality and the effect of processing on cancer detection. In order to assess the image quality of FFDM, we have set up a scoring system. The second challenge is related to screening mammography: is the quality of an image the same when it is viewed on different monitors and with different processing algorithms? Is Computer Aided Diagnosis necessary in a screening environment? In FFDM, the effect of different detectors, processing and display possibilities on the image and on cancer detection are not clearly investigated. (authors)

  1. Quality control tests for conventional mammography

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    Dawod, Alnazer Ahmed Ibrahim

    2014-12-01

    Mammography is this the test that allows the radiologist to look at images of the inside of the breasts. Mammograms help detect breast cancer early successful treatment of breast cancer depends on that early diagnosis. Breast cancer is a very common condition. About one in every nine women develops breast cancer by the age of eighty. In addition to the clinical examination and self-examination, mammography plays important role in the detection of breast cancer before they become clinically visible tumors. The mammography is the most common test for early detection of breast cancer. Quality control techniques that done ensured importance of this programme to produce images with good diagnostic values and help radiologist to diagnose breast discase easily and avoid exposing patient to radiation hazards.(Author)

  2. Lexikon der bulgarischen Alltagsgesten

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    Die vorliegende Dissertation untersucht die Alltagsgesten der Bulgaren. Das Lexikon der bulgarischen Alltagsgesten umfasst 56 Embleme, die derzeit in Bulgarien benutzt werden und die nicht weltweit und nicht in Nord-und Westeuropa verbreitet sind. Auch solche Gesten, die in Westeuropa bekannt sind, aber in Bulgarien einen oder mehrere morphologische oder semantische Unterschiede aufweisen, wurden in getrennten Einträgen beschrieben. Die Gesten werden in Gestenfamilien – einer Reihe ausdrucksv...

  3. Mammography in Slovakia in 1991 as compared with 1981

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    Kallayova, A.; Nikodemova, D.; Gomola, I.; Bitter, K.; Ustav Preventivnej a Klinickej Mediciny, Bratislava

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    The status of mammography departments was investigated, using questionnaires and measurements of the radiation burden to the glandular breast tissue. The status was compared with the results of a similar study performed in 1981. A decrease in the number of mammography machines from 34 to 15 was found. The number of mammography examinations from increased 7008 to 10488. The radiation burden to the glandular breast tissue due to mammography decreased rapidly with the use of new types of mammography cassettes and films, however, it is still not satisfactory for the screening of breast cancer. (author) 4 figs., 6 refs

  4. Elasto-Mammography: Elastic Property Reconstruction in Breast Tissues

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    Wang, Z. G.; Liu, Y.; Wang, G.; Sun, L. Z.

    2008-01-01

    Mammography is the primary method for screening and detecting breast cancers. However, it frequently fails to detect small tumors and is not quite specific in terms of tumor benignity and malignancy. The objective of this paper is to develop a new imaging modality called elasto-mammography that generates the modulus elastograms based on conventional mammographs. A new elastic reconstruction method is described based on elastography and mammography for breast tissues. Elastic distribution can be reconstructed through the measurement of displacement provided by mammographic projection. It is shown that the proposed elasto-mammography provides higher sensitivity and specificity than the conventional mammography on its own for breast cancer diagnosis

  5. Quality assurance programme at Slovak mammography departments

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    Horvathova, M.; Nikodemova, D.

    2004-01-01

    A co-ordinated research program (CRP) for optimisation of image quality in mammography in some Eastern European countries has been initiated by IAEA between 1999 and 2001 and the Slovak Republic took part in this program. The aim of this program was to implement the European QA/QC protocol in a sample of mammography departments and to achieve improvement of the image quality and patient dose reduction. On the national level 28 mammography units were chosen in accordance with equipment performance for quality control programme at this departments, for the first part of the mammography audit in the years 2002-2004. Realisation of CRP project contains: 1) Collection and evaluation of clinical images in agreement with EC criteria; 2) Evaluation of the image quality using mammography test phantom; 3) Measurements of the ESD at patients using TLD; 4) Intercomparison of TLD system calibration with IAEA laboratory; 5) Film reject analysis; 6) Implementation of QC program to the mammography units. The measurements of ESD on patients were performed with TLD (LiF 700 Harshaw). In the 6 month period were collected the results of measurements of: 1) object thickness compensation (measured weekly); 2) long time reproducibility (measured daily); 3) phantom image quality on the standard RMI 156 phantom (measured weekly); 4) ESD on phantom with TLD (once during the audit). Automatic Exposure Control compensation for the object thickness variation was measured by exposing different PMMA plates of thickness ranging from 20 to 60 mm, using the clinical settings. The long term reproducibility has been assessed from the measurements of the optical density and mAs product resulted from the exposure on the PMMA plates. In order to estimate the quality of the images the RMI 156 mammography accreditation phantom was chosen. The accreditation phantom contains test objects which simulate small structures seen in the breast (microcalcifications, fibrils, and tumor like masses). Results of

  6. Audit of mammography performed in our hospital

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    Kantharia, Surita

    2013-09-01

    A medical audit is a compilation of patient outcomes over a certain period of time. Audit of Mammography provides an objective criterion of the appropriateness and accuracy in image interpretation, and is the best measure of a mammographer's performance. The audit assesses 3 important outcomes: i) detection of the percentage of cancers in a population, ii) finding these cancers while they are still curable (small and node negative), iii) finding these cancers through an acceptably low number of recalls and biopsies. With this background, I am presenting an audit of Mammography done at our centre from the period May 2010 to April 2013. (author)

  7. Clinical utility of positron emission mammography.

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    Glass, Shannon B; Shah, Zeeshan A

    2013-07-01

    Several imaging modalities have been introduced over recent years to better screen for and stage breast cancer. Positron emission mammography (PEM) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and introduced into clinical use as a diagnostic adjunct to mammography and breast ultrasonography. PEM has higher resolution and a more localized field of view than positron emission tomography-computed tomography and can be performed on patients to stage a newly diagnosed malignancy. Review of mammograms together with magnetic resonance or PEM images improves detection of disease.

  8. Current situation and future perspectives of digital mammography

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    Schulz-Wendtland, R.; Bautz, W.; Hermann, K.P.; Wacker, T.

    2008-01-01

    Digital mammography has extensively replaced conventional film screen mammography and is now the standard in combination with soft copy reading in clinical as well as screening mammography. Large international multicenter studies demonstrate an equivalent or superior detection rate of breast cancers by digital in comparison to conventional mammography especially in dense breasts, premenopausal and perimenopausal women and women less than 50 years old. Computer-aided detection (CAD) is important for the experienced investigator (increased specificity). Digital mammography also offers further options, such as tomosynthesis, digital contrast-enhanced mammography and the combination of digital mammography and ultrasound. The future in breast diagnosis will be the fusion of images from different digital systems. (orig.) [de

  9. Hansestadt Rostock : Perspektiven der Stadtentwicklung im Bereich der Binnenwarnow

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    Fellner, Anne

    1999-01-01

    Die geschützte Lage am Flußlauf der Warnow in der Nähe der Ostsee war einst Anlaß zur Gründung und Motor der Geschichte der Hansestadt Rostock. Heute hat die Stadt aus unterschiedlichen Gründen dem Fluß den Rücken gekehrt. Es ist eine Vielzahl von Barrieren entstanden, die den RostockerInnen den Zugang zum Wasser verwehren. Die Beziehung der Stadt zum Wasser ist zerschnitten durch die Zwänge des Wiederaufbaus, durch den Verkehr und die ehemalige militärische Nutzung des Stadthafens. Die Rückg...

  10. Roving Librarians in der Zentralbibliothek der Hochschule Hannover: ein Experiment

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    Full Text Available In der Zentralbibliothek der Hochschule Hannover wurde ab Wintersemester 2012 ein Experiment mit Roving Librarians durchgeführt, um die Auskunftsqualität zu verbessern. Die Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter der Bibliothek liefen zu diesem Zweck mit einem Netbook ausgerüstet durch den Benutzungsbereich der Bibliothek, um Fragen der Nutzer und Nutzerinnen gleich dort aufzufangen, wo sie entstehen. Der Versuch kann nicht als erfolgreich bezeichnet werden, doch konnten während des Experiments wertvolle Einblicke in Nutzerwünsche gewonnen werden.

  11. Does gender discrimination impact regular mammography screening? Findings from the race differences in screening mammography study.

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    Dailey, Amy B; Kasl, Stanislav V; Jones, Beth A

    2008-03-01

    ABSTRACT Objective: To determine if gender discrimination, conceptualized as a negative life stressor, is a deterrent to adherence to mammography screening guidelines. African American and white women (1451) aged 40-79 years who obtained an index screening mammogram at one of five urban hospitals in Connecticut between October 1996 and January 1998 were enrolled in this study. This logistic regression analysis includes the 1229 women who completed telephone interviews at baseline and follow-up (average 29.4 months later) and for whom the study outcome, nonadherence to age-specific mammography screening guidelines, was determined. Gender discrimination was measured as lifetime experience in seven possible situations. Gender discrimination, reported by nearly 38% of the study population, was significantly associated with nonadherence to mammography guidelines in women with annual family incomes of > or =$50,000 (OR 1.99, 95% CI 1.33, 2.98) and did not differ across racial/ethnic group. Our findings suggest that gender discrimination can adversely influence regular mammography screening in some women. With nearly half of women nonadherent to screening mammography guidelines in this study and with decreasing mammography rates nationwide, it is important to address the complexity of nonadherence across subgroups of women. Life stressors, such as experiences of gender discrimination, may have considerable consequences, potentially influencing health prevention prioritization in women.

  12. Die Institution der Sonnenjungfrauen bei den Inkas : ihre Rolle in der Religion und der Gesellschaft / Tarmo Kulmar

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    Kulmar, Tarmo, 1950-

    2003-01-01

    Ettekanne sümpoosionilt: Gemeinsames Symposium der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tartu, der Estnischen Studiengesellschaft für Morgenlandkunde und der Deutschen Religionsgeschichtlichen Studiengesellschaft. Tartu, 2001

  13. Mathematik in der Drahtlosen Kommunikation

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    Boche, Holger; Eisenblätter, Andreas

    Die Mobilkommunikation besitzt heute große wirtschaftliche Bedeutung. Sie hat seit der Einführung des derzeit noch dominierenden Mobilfunkstandards GSM Anfang der neunziger Jahre einen enormen Einfluss auf das gesellschaftliche Leben genommen. Mit neuen Anwendungsfeldern, z. B. im Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, in der Automobilindustrie und im Wohnbereich, wird die Bedeutung der Mobilkommunikation weiter steigen. Um der Vielfalt der Anwendungen gerecht zu werden und die Wünsche nach neuen Diensten erfüllen zu können, werden fortwährend neue Mobilfunksysteme eingeführt.

  14. [Fine needle aspiration cytology of mammography screening

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    Engvad, B.; Laenkholm, A.V.; Schwartz, Thue W.

    2009-01-01

    -choice treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 767 women had FNAC performed from a total of 783 lesions at the Mammography Clinic, University Hospital Odense. All FNACs were compared with the final histology diagnosis. Nine statistical parameters were calculated according to the European guidelines. RESULTS: A total...

  15. Combined assessment (aspiration cytology and mammography) of ...

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    We examined the safety and utility of the combined assessment of aspiration cytology and mammography in. 705 women who had clinically suspicious or malignant palpable breast masses. Histological assessment confirmed 176 benign and 529 malignant lesions. There were no incorrect (false positive) diagnoses made ...

  16. Mammography activity in Norway 1983 to 2008

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    Lynge, Elsebeth; Braaten, Tonje; Njor, Sisse H

    2011-01-01

    In Norway, an organized screening mammography program, the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) started in four counties in 1996 and became nationwide in 2004. We collected data on pre-program screening activity, and in view of this activity we evaluated the potential impact...... of the program on breast cancer mortality in Norway....

  17. Classification of findings in mammography screening

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    Pamilo, M; Lönnqvist, J; Halttunen, A

    1991-01-01

    survey of mammography screening in Helsinki and surroundings in Finland. PATIENTS--21,417 women (aged 50-59 years) were invited to be screened, 18,012 (84.10%) participated. Of these 579 (3.21% of those screened) were recalled for further studies; 124 of these were referred for surgical biopsy and 82 had...

  18. Danish Quality Database for Mammography Screening

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    Mikkelsen, Ellen Margrethe; Njor, Sisse Helle; Vejborg, Ilse Merete Munk

    2016-01-01

    AIM: The Danish Quality Database for Mammography Screening (DKMS) was established in 2007, with the aim to monitor, sustain, and improve the quality of the Danish national breast cancer screening program. STUDY POPULATION: All Danish women aged 50-69 years who were invited every 2 years for breast...

  19. Effekt der selektiven Hemmung der induzierbaren NO-Synthase (iNOS) in einem experimentellen Model der Pulmonalen Hypertonie

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    Krug, Christoffer

    2008-01-01

    Die Rolle der verschiedenen Stickstoffmonoxidsynthasen (NOS) in der Pathogenese der Pulmonalen Hypertonie wird kontrovers diskutiert. Insbesondere die Rolle der induzierbaren NO-Synthase (iNOS oder NOS2) ist wenig untersucht. Im Rahmen dieser Arbeit erfolgten Untersuchungen in einem etablierten experimentellen Modell der Pulmonalen Hypertonie durch Injektion des Alkaloids Monocrotalin in der Ratte. In diesem klinisch relevanten Modell der PH konnte eine signifikant erhöhte Expression der iNOS...

  20. Mammography practices for radiation protection in Kenya

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    Shadrack, Anthony K.

    2008-01-01

    All mammography units in the country, totaling fourteen in number at the time, were evaluated on the basis of performance and practice to come up with useful data for summing up the mammography practice in Kenya. The study was carried out by performing hands-on quality control tests on the units using internationally established protocols. Image quality and dose measurement data were generated in all the centers and clearly indicated that the practice of mammography, more so on optimization viewpoint is so much varied. A standard method was used to obtain these data by use of mammography accreditation phantom. Data from actual patients was also collected in three major centers in Nairobi. On the criteria used for evaluating phantom image quality, ten out of fourteen units did satisfy the set criterion. The average glandular dose was 2.79 mGy per cranio caudal (cc) view of the phantom and 3.27 mGy per cc view for the sampled patients. The internationally recommended dose level for such a view is 3.0 mGy. One worrying observation made was that most units failed on one of the easiest test of mammographic unit assembly. Of most concern was the lack of technique charts for the practice detailing the imaging parameters being employed for the procedure. Most centers do not take the servicing of equipment seriously and others merely ignore even the crucial issues of equipment performance like the automatic exposure control and viewing conditions of the reporting areas.The results of this study calls for the setting up of a programme of optimization of radiological protection in mammography using the experience of other countries that have put in place quality assurance programs, setting and adoption of Dose Reference Levels (DRLs) as part of Quality Assurance (QA). This practice needs an effective quality control program which should start with the selection of appropriate equipment for mammography and the use of qualified personnel including the radiologist, radiographer

  1. Der Vertragsarzt als Schlüsselfigur der Leistungsversorgung

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    Gassner, Ulrich M. (Prof.)

    2010-01-01

    Der Vertragsarzt als Schlüsselfigur der Leistungsversorgung. - In: Tıpta işbirliği ve hukuksal sorunlar = Delegation und Kooperation im Gesundheitswesen / ed.: Hakan Hakeri ... - Samsun : Adalet, 2010. - S. 209-222

  2. Analysis of medical exposures in digital mammography

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    Oliveira, Sergio R.; Mantuano, Natalia O.; Albrecht, Afonso S.

    2014-01-01

    Currently, the use of digital mammography in the early diagnosis of breast cancer is increasingly common due to the production of high definition image that allows to detect subtle changes in breast images profiles. However it is necessary to be an improvement of the technique used since some devices offer minimization parameters of entrance dose to the skin. Thus, this study seeks to examine how the qualification of technical professionals in radiology interferes with the use of the techniques applied in mammography. For this, survey was carried out in a hospital in the city of Rio de Janeiro, which evaluated the scans of 1190 patients undergoing routine mammography (It is considered routinely the 4 basic exhibitions: with 2 flow skull and 2 medium oblique side, excluding repeats and supplements) in 2013. The medical exposures analyzed obtained from a single full digital equipment, model Senographe DS were compared with three different procedures performed by professionals in mammography techniques. The images were classified according to exposure techniques available in the equipment: Standard (STD), contrast (CNT) and dose (dose), and to be selected as breast density of the patient. Comparing the variation of the radiographic technique in relation to the professional who made the exhibition, what is observed is that the professional B presented the best conduct in relation to radiological protection, because she considered breast density in the choice of technical equipment parameter. The professional A, which is newly formed, and C, which has more service time, almost did not perform variations in the pattern of exposure, even for different breast densities. Thus, we can conclude that there is a need to update the professionals so that the tools available of dose limitation and mamas variability to digital mammography are efficiently employed in the service routine and thus meet the requirements of current legislation

  3. Computer-aided diagnosis in routine mammography

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    Sittek, H.; Perlet, C.; Helmberger, R.; Linsmeier, E.; Kessler, M.; Reiser, M.

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: Computer-aided diagnosis in mammography is a topic many study groups have been concerned with since the first presentation of a system for computer-aided interpretation in 1967. Currently, there is only one system avilable for clinical use in mammography, the CAD-System Image Checker (R2 Technology). The purpose of our prospective study was to evaluate whether the integration of the CAD-system into the routine of a radiological breast diagnosis unit is feasible. Results: After the installation of the CAD-system, 300 patients with 1110 mammograms were included for evaluation in the present study. In 54 of these cases histological examination was indicated due to suspect criteria on conventional mammography. In 39 of 54 cases (72,2%) malignancy could be proven histologically. The CAD-system marked 82,1% of the histologically verified carcinomas correctly 94,3% of all 1797 marks made by the CAD-system indicated normal or benign structures. Routinely performed CAD analysis prolonged patients waiting time by about 15 min because the marks of the CAD system had to be interpreted in addition to the routine diagnostic investigations. Conclusion: Our experience with the use of the CAD-system in daily routine showed that CAD analysis can easily be integrated into a preexisting mammography unit. However, the diagnostic benefit is not yet clearly established. Since the rate of false negative marks by the CAD-system Image Checker is still high, the results of CAD analysis must be checked and corrected by an observer well experienced in mammography reading. (orig.) [de

  4. Thermoluminescence dosimetry in quality imaging in CR mammography systems

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    Gaona, E.; Franco E, J.G.; Azorin N, J.; Diaz G, J.A.I.; Arreola, M.

    2006-01-01

    The aim of this work is to estimate the average glandular dose with Thermoluminescence Dosimetry (TLD) and comparison with quality imaging in CR mammography. For measuring dose, FDA and ACR use a phantom, so that dose and image quality are assessed with the same test object. The mammography is a radiological image to visualize early biological manifestations of breast cancer. Digital systems have two types of image-capturing devices, Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) and CR mammography. In Mexico, there are several CR mammography systems in clinical use, but only one CR mammography system has been approved for use by the FDA. Mammography CR uses a photostimulable phosphor detector (PSP) system. Most CR plates are made of 85% BaFBr and 15% BaFI doped with europium (Eu) commonly called barium fluoro halide. We carry out an exploratory survey of six CR mammography units from three different manufacturers and six dedicated x-ray mammography units with fully automatic exposure. The results show three CR mammography units (50%) have a dose that overcomes 3.0 mGy and it doesn't improve the image quality and dose to the breast will be excessive. The differences between doses averages from TLD system and dosimeter with ionization chamber are less than 10%. TLD system is a good option for average glandular dose measurement. (Author)

  5. Die Entwicklung der Kulturlandschaft "Elbtal Dresden"

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    Roch, Isolde

    2006-01-01

    Der Beitrag beleuchtet die Herausbildung der Stadtlandschaft am Fluss von der Gestaltungsidee für die Residenzstadt bis zur Großstadt im Industriezeitalter, bezogen auf planerische Einflussnahmen, die Wirksamkeit der Unterschutzstellung von Landschaften und Denkmalen sowie der Beteiligung der Bürgerschaft an Entscheidungen zur Stadtentwicklung. Aus den Vorgehensweisen beim Wiederaufbau der Stadt und der Herausbildung einer Kulturlandschaft von Weltgeltung werden Erfolgsfaktoren...

  6. Die Zeitung der Zukunft

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    Wieser, Christoph; Schaffert, Sebastian

    Schon lange wird spekuliert, wie wir in Zukunft Zeitung lesen werden. Werden wir am Frühstückstisch wie gewohnt in einer Zeitung aus Papier schmökern oder werden wir die Zeitung als biegsame Folie beschrieben mit elektronischer Tinte in Händen halten? Wird die Zeitung mit anderen Medien wie Radio und Fernsehen verschmelzen? Viele Varianten sind denkbar. Heute lässt sich schon ein Trend ablesen: Immer mehr Leser entdecken die Online-Zeitung als Informationsmedium, eine Voraussetzung für die Nutzung neuer Technologien in der Zeitung der Zukunft. In diesem Kapitel stellen wir Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten der Online-Zeitung dar, wie sie im Social Semantic Web möglich werden.

  7. Die Last mit der Lust

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    Lutz Sauerteig

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available Robert Jütte legt mit Lust ohne Last eine umfassende, allgemeinverständliche und spannend zu lesende Geschichte der Empfängnisverhütung von der Antike bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart vor.

  8. Mit dem Makel der Kollaboration

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    Hajduk, Thomas

    2006-01-01

    Vor 200 Jahren wurde der Rheinbund gegründet. Erst in ihm entstanden die Grundlagen des modernen deutschen Föderalismus. (http://www.welt.de/print-welt/article228798/Mit-dem-Makel-der-Kollaboration.html)

  9. Historisierung der Energiefrage

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    Czeskleba-Dupont, Rolf

    2014-01-01

    Anmeldelse af prof.em.Bent Sørensens bog, der præsenterer energiregnskaber fra Neanderthalerne til vor tid inden for det geografiske område, som Danmark dækker/har dækket. Bidrag til et kommende fag energi-historie.......Anmeldelse af prof.em.Bent Sørensens bog, der præsenterer energiregnskaber fra Neanderthalerne til vor tid inden for det geografiske område, som Danmark dækker/har dækket. Bidrag til et kommende fag energi-historie....

  10. DER 83: outstanding events

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    The DER's activity is presented through 82 ''outstanding events''. Each one is a stage in the effort of research and development of the DER. These events concern the following fields: new applications of electric power for customers; environment protection and new energy sources; improvements of electric power production units; electrical materials; electric network planning and control; computer codes. In the production field, one deals more particularly with nuclear reactor safety studies: analysis of the behaviour of different components; reactor safety experiments; reliability of different systems (safety, communications...) [fr

  11. Digitale Multimediaformate in der Psychologie

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    Dehnhard, Ina; Weichselgartner, Erich

    2010-01-01

    Die Bereitstellung und der Abruf von Multimediainhalten ist eine der meistgenutzten Funktionen des Internets. Videoportale wie Youtube oder Hulu sind international bekannt und zeichnen sich durch eine große Diversität von Inhalten aus. Auch im wissenschaftlichen Bereich wird zunehmend von der Möglichkeit Gebrauch gemacht, Lehr- und Forschungsinhalte durch Multimedia zu vermitteln und zu verbreiten. Die Bandbreite der multimedialen Formate reicht dabei von Podcasts über Videos bis hin zu kompl...

  12. LEXIKALISCHE MITTEL IN DER HOTELWERBUNG

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    Blažević, Nevenka

    2003-01-01

    Werbung ist das wichtigste Marketinginstrument in der Hotellerie. Bei jeder Werbekampagne ist die sprachliche Seite von großer Bedeutung. In diesem Beitrag wird die lexikalische Ebene der Prospekttexte analysiert. Es wird auf allgemeine sprachliche Merkmale dieser Textsorte verwiesen. In Hotelprospekten lassen sich zwei Funktionen erkennen: die Informationsfunktion und die Appellfunktion. Die Appellfunktion wird meistens durch Adjektive ausgedrückt. Bei der Auswahl der lexikalischen Mittel...

  13. Diagnostic performance of a near-infrared breast imaging system as adjunct to mammography versus X-ray mammography alone

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    Collettini, F.; Martin, J.C.; Diekmann, F.; Fallenberg, E.; Engelken, F.; Kroencke, T.J.; Hamm, B.; Ponder, S.; Poellinger, A.

    2012-01-01

    Radiologist reader performance for breast cancer detection using mammography plus Near-Infrared Breast Imaging (NIBI) was compared with mammography alone. Two hundred seventy-six consecutive patients with suspected breast lesions underwent both mammography and NIBI. Four blinded radiologists independently first reviewed the mammograms alone. Readers subsequently reviewed the mammograms in combination with NIBI. The diagnostic benefit of NIBI as an adjunct to mammography was determined by performing receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analyses for each reader based on BI-RADS categories (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) and LOS (level of suspicion) scores. Additionally, a multireader-multicase (ROC) analysis of variance (ANOVA) was carried out. For the LOS-based analysis, the combination of mammography and NIBI resulted in a slightly larger area under the curve (AUC) for all four readers. The analysis based on BI-RADS categories also demonstrated a slight increase in AUC for three readers for the combination of mammography and NIBI compared with mammography alone. For the fourth reader, AUC was smaller for the combination compared with mammography alone. Neither for the separate ROC-analyses nor for the ANOVA, significant differences between the two methods were obtained. The combination of mammography and NIBI did not perform significantly better than mammography alone. (orig.)

  14. Diagnostic performance of a near-infrared breast imaging system as adjunct to mammography versus X-ray mammography alone

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    Collettini, F.; Martin, J.C.; Diekmann, F.; Fallenberg, E.; Engelken, F.; Kroencke, T.J.; Hamm, B. [Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Department of Radiology, Berlin (Germany); Ponder, S. [Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL (United States); Poellinger, A. [Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Department of Radiology, Berlin (Germany); Charite, Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Department of Radiology, Berlin (Germany)

    2012-02-15

    Radiologist reader performance for breast cancer detection using mammography plus Near-Infrared Breast Imaging (NIBI) was compared with mammography alone. Two hundred seventy-six consecutive patients with suspected breast lesions underwent both mammography and NIBI. Four blinded radiologists independently first reviewed the mammograms alone. Readers subsequently reviewed the mammograms in combination with NIBI. The diagnostic benefit of NIBI as an adjunct to mammography was determined by performing receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analyses for each reader based on BI-RADS categories (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System) and LOS (level of suspicion) scores. Additionally, a multireader-multicase (ROC) analysis of variance (ANOVA) was carried out. For the LOS-based analysis, the combination of mammography and NIBI resulted in a slightly larger area under the curve (AUC) for all four readers. The analysis based on BI-RADS categories also demonstrated a slight increase in AUC for three readers for the combination of mammography and NIBI compared with mammography alone. For the fourth reader, AUC was smaller for the combination compared with mammography alone. Neither for the separate ROC-analyses nor for the ANOVA, significant differences between the two methods were obtained. The combination of mammography and NIBI did not perform significantly better than mammography alone. (orig.)

  15. Auf in die Zukunft! Was kommt nach der bücherlosen Bibliothek? Reflexionen und Wahrnehmungsunterschiede zur Rolle von öffentlichen Bibliotheken

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    Wolfgang Kaiser

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Die Sehnsucht nach papierlosen und digitalen Bibliotheken ist auch in Deutschland weit verbreitet. Dabei entsteht der Irrglaube, die alleinige digitale Ausrichtung der eigenen Bibliothek mache diese zukunftsfähig. Ökonomisierungstendenzen, ein Mangel an Handeln nach ethischen Prinzipien, die ständige Messung von Ausleihen und Kunden sind das Spiegelbild des gegenwärtigen ideologischen Zeitgeistes. Im Artikel werden vermeintliche Glücksversprechen entlarvt und Alternativen aufgezeigt. Es wird für eine Öffnung hin zu anderen verwandten Disziplinen und der Förderung von mehr Vielfalt in der Ausbildung von Bibliothekaren und Bibliothekarinnen plädiert. Alternative Hinweise und Anregungen, welche für eine Neubewertung öffentlicher Bibliotheken eintreten, sind Teil des folgenden Beitrags. The longing for paperless and digital libraries is also very widespread in Germany as well as in other countries. At the same time there’s the misconception that the digital orientation might be the silver bullet for their institutions for a sustainable future. Tendencies of economization, the steady measurement of growth in library loans, and the notion and perception of clients and customers in libraries are a mirror image of our current ideological Zeitgeist. The article unmasks assumed promises of digitalization. It illustrates alternatives for the implementation of more democratic and participatory library policies. Furthermore the author pleads for an opening to other disciplines and the promotion of more diversity within the library field. Alternative leads and suggestions, which advocate a different evaluation of public libraries, are part of the following article.

  16. Qualitative Forschung in der Technikpsychologie

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    Schraube, Ernst; Chimirri, Niklas Alexander

    2017-01-01

    methodologische Ansätze qualitativ forschender Technikpsychologie. Dabei wird zum einen der Bedarf zur Erneuerung des psychologischen Wissenschaftsverständnisses aufgezeigt, zum andren werden die Möglichkeiten qualitativer und partizipativer Methodologie zur psychologischen Erforschung der Bedeutung der Technik...

  17. Kurz- bis mittelfristige Ergebnisse der Druckscheibenendoprothese in der Behandlung der Femurkopfnekrose

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    Käsemann, Bertram

    2007-01-01

    In der vorliegenden klinischen Studie wurden 45 implantierte Druckscheibenendoprothesen von 39 Patienten, die ab dem Stadium ARCO II an einer Femurkopfnekrose erkrankt waren, zwischen Mai 1994 bis April 1999 beobachtet. Die mittlere Nachuntersuchungszeit belief sich, bei einer Spanne von 2-57 Monaten, auf 21,2 Monaten. Das durchschnittliche Follow-up betrug 3,1 Jahre. Im Vorfeld der Untersuchung erfolgte eine eigene Einteilung der Osteonekroseausbreitung im Stadium I-IV der röntgologischen- u...

  18. Changes in the Availability of Screening Mammography, 2000-2010

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    Elkin, Elena B.; Atoria, Coral L.; Leoce, Nicole; Bach, Peter B.; Schrag, Deborah

    2013-01-01

    Background Rates of screening mammography and the number of mammography facilities have declined in the past decade. We assessed changes over time and geographic disparities in the availability of mammography services. Methods Using information from the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Census, county-level mammography capacity was defined as the number of mammography machines per 10,000 women age 40 and older. We examined trends in capacity between 2000 and 2010 and county characteristics associated with declines in capacity. Results Between 2000 and 2010, the number of mammography facilities declined 10% from 9,434 to 8,469; the number of mammography machines declined 10% from 13,100 to 11,762; and median county mammography capacity dropped almost 20% from 1.77 to 1.42 machines per 10,000 women age 40 and older. In cross-sectional analysis, counties with greater proportions of uninsured residents, less educated residents, greater population density and higher managed care penetration had lower mammography capacity. Conversely, counties with more hospital beds per 100,000 had higher capacity. High initial mammography capacity, growth in the proportion of the population age 65 and older and proportion living in poverty, and increased managed care penetration were all associated with a decrease in capacity between 2000 and 2010. Only the proportion of rural residents was associated with an increase in capacity. Conclusions Geographic variation in mammography capacity and declines in capacity over time are associated with demographic, socioeconomic and health care market characteristics. Maldistribution of mammography resources may explain geographic disparities in breast cancer screening rates. PMID:23943323

  19. Risks, radiation dose and image quality of mammography

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    Menges, V.

    1979-01-01

    For some time to come, early detection of breast cancer will remain the only way to improve the therapeutical success. Mammography is an absolutely indispensible way to take advantage of this opportunity. Today, mammography is undoubtedly the most reliable method of examination for an early detection of breast cancer. Only mammography can detect carcinomas smaller than the critical tumour size of 1cm. If carried out properly and with present dose levels, it involves hardly any radiation risk. (orig.) [de

  20. Der digitalisierte Steuerzahler

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    Full Text Available Die nach dem österreichischen Vorbild beschlossene Modernisierung des Besteuerungsverfahrens in Deutschland verletzt solange das Grundgesetz, bis ein Ertragsteuerrecht in Kraft tritt, das gesetzeskonform und gleichheitsgerecht digital angewandt werden kann. Auch die steuerlichen Erhebungslasten fordern eine Vereinfachung des materiellen Rechts: Selbst wenn die Mitwirkungspflichten, die Lenkungswirkungen, auch die steuerstrafrechtlichen Vorgaben und datenrechtlichen Lasten isoliert betrachtet noch zumutbar wären, verletzt jedenfalls deren Kumulation das verfassungsrechtliche Maß. Schließlich wird der Kampf gegen „aggressive Steuerplanungen“ internationaler Unternehmen nur erfolgreich sein, wenn das anzuwendende Steuerrecht grundlegend vereinfacht wird. Diese Reformforderungen werden durch die historischen Motive der Soll-Ertragsbesteuerung bestätigt: Steuerhinterziehungen sollten vermieden, die Privatsphäre der Steuerpflichtigen sollte geschont und jeder gleichheitsgerecht zur Steuer herangezogen werden. Das geltende Steuerrecht belastet zu Recht den tatsächlichen, den Ist-Ertrag. Die geltende unübersichtliche Konkretisierung dieses Ausgangspunktes durch Elemente der Soll-Ertragsbesteuerung ist aber in einer grundlegenden Vereinfachung des Steuerrechts zu rationalisieren und zum System zu machen.

  1. Ledelse der giver mening

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    Conrad, Torsten

    2014-01-01

    supervision i praksis (Joyce & Showers, 2002). Artiklen sigter mod at bidrage med en øget forståelse af implementeringen af politiske beslutninger ved at belyse de forhold, der præger implementeringen med særligt fokus på skoleledelsen, medarbejderne og deres relation. Artiklen søger også at belyse, hvordan...

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    Croonenbroeck, Carsten; Grimpe, Christoph; Stadtmann, Georg

    In vormals aufstrebenden Branchen wie z. B. der Solarindustrie kommt es plötzlich zu einem massiven Austritt selbst großer Marktteilnehmer. Warum? Dieser Artikel zeigt, wie mit mikroökonomischen Überlegungen argumentiert werden kann, um die Anzahl an Unternehmen in einem Markt zu bestimmen. Es wird...

  3. Der Dichter Roman Svendborg

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    Schweppenhäuser, Jakob

    2016-01-01

    Roman Svendborg? Mein Großvater, Hermann Schweppenhäuser, schenkte mir vor einigen Jahren einmal einen Gedichtband, dessen Verfasser mir bis lang noch nicht bekannt war. Damals noch ein junger dänischer Student der Skandinavistik waren mir schließlich nicht alle deutschsprachigen Dichter geläufig...

  4. Wasserpflanzen in der Natur

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    Pedersen, Ole; Christensen, Claus

    2011-01-01

    Unsere Aquarienpflanzen kommen in der Natur vor oder sind Zuchtformen natürlicher Arten. Dennoch konnten erst sehr wenige Aquarianer diese Pflanzen in ihrer natürlichen Umgebung beobachten. Oft stellten sie fest, dass die Pflanzen meist ganz anders aussehen als im Aquarium. Neben einem ständigen...

  5. Optimization of Image Quality and Dose in Digital Mammography.

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    Fausto, Agnes M F; Lopes, M C; de Sousa, M C; Furquim, Tânia A C; Mol, Anderson W; Velasco, Fermin G

    2017-04-01

    Nowadays, the optimization in digital mammography is one of the most important challenges in diagnostic radiology. The new digital technology has introduced additional elements to be considered in this scenario. A major goal of mammography is related to the detection of structures on the order of micrometers (μm) and the need to distinguish the different types of tissues, with very close density values. The diagnosis in mammography faces the difficulty that the breast tissues and pathological findings have very close linear attenuation coefficients within the energy range used in mammography. The aim of this study was to develop a methodology for optimizing exposure parameters of digital mammography based on a new Figure of Merit: FOM ≡ (IQF inv ) 2 /AGD, considering the image quality and dose. The study was conducted using the digital mammography Senographe DS/GE, and CDMAM and TORMAM phantoms. The characterization of clinical practice, carried out in the mammography system under study, was performed considering different breast thicknesses, the technical parameters of exposure, and processing options of images used by the equipment's automatic exposure system. The results showed a difference between the values of the optimized parameters and those ones chosen by the automatic system of the mammography unit, specifically for small breast. The optimized exposure parameters showed better results than those obtained by the automatic system of the mammography, for the image quality parameters and its impact on detection of breast structures when analyzed by radiologists.

  6. Standardization of image quality and radiation dose in mammography

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    Hendrick, R.E.

    1990-01-01

    Image quality is the cornerstone to the practice of high-quality mammography. To ensure high quality in the practice of mammography, the American College of Radiology has established a voluntary program for the accreditation of mammographic screening sites. Between August 15, 1987, and February 1, 1989, 647 mammography units completed the accreditation program. Data collected from those units are presented, demonstrating that broad ranges of image quality and dose currently exist among mammographic screening sites. Reasons are discussed for the wide ranges observed, and steps are proposed to narrow the ranges of image quality and dose in the practice of mammography

  7. A comparison of digital mammography detectors and emerging technology

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    Diffey, J.L.

    2015-01-01

    The overall diagnostic accuracy of digital mammography in the context of screening has been shown to be similar or slightly better than screen-film mammography. However, digital mammography encompasses both Computed Radiography (CR) and integrated Digital Radiography (DR) and there is increasing evidence to suggest that differences in detector technology are associated with variations in cancer detection rate, dose and image quality. These differences are examined in detail. Although digital mammography offers many advantages compared to screen-film, there are still some limitations with its use as a screening tool and reduced cancer detection in dense breasts remains an issue. Digital mammography detectors have paved the way for emerging technologies which may offer improvements. Taking the definition of mammography to only include X-ray imaging of the breast, this article focuses on tomosynthesis, contrast-enhanced digital mammography, stereoscopic mammography and dedicated breast computed tomography. Advanced software applications such as Computed Aided Detection (CAD) and quantitative breast density assessment are also presented. The benefits and limitations of each technique are discussed. - Highlights: • Digital detector technology affects cancer detection rate, dose and image quality. • Digital detectors have facilitated new technologies such as tomosynthesis. • 3-D techniques reduce superimposition and increase cancer detection in dense breasts. • Contrast-enhanced mammography demonstrates improved sensitivity and specificity.

  8. Toward Clinically Compatible Phase-Contrast Mammography.

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    Kai Scherer

    Full Text Available Phase-contrast mammography using laboratory X-ray sources is a promising approach to overcome the relatively low sensitivity and specificity of clinical, absorption-based screening. Current research is mostly centered on identifying potential diagnostic benefits arising from phase-contrast and dark-field mammography and benchmarking the latter with conventional state-of-the-art imaging methods. So far, little effort has been made to adjust this novel imaging technique to clinical needs. In this article, we address the key points for a successful implementation to a clinical routine in the near future and present the very first dose-compatible and rapid scan-time phase-contrast mammograms of both a freshly dissected, cancer-bearing mastectomy specimen and a mammographic accreditation phantom.

  9. Effectiveness of a Mobile Mammography Program.

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    Stanley, Elizabeth; Lewis, Madelene C; Irshad, Abid; Ackerman, Susan; Collins, Heather; Pavic, Dag; Leddy, Rebecca J

    2017-12-01

    Mobile mammography units have increasingly been used to address patient health care disparities; however, there are limited data comparing mobile units to stationary sites. This study aims to evaluate the characteristics of women who underwent mammography screening in a mobile unit versus those who underwent mammography screening at a cancer center. In this retrospective study, we analyzed all screening mammography examinations performed in a mobile unit in 2014 (n = 1433 examinations). For comparison, we randomized and reviewed an equivalent number of screening mammography examinations performed at our cancer center in 2014 (n = 1434 examinations). BI-RADS assessment, adherence to follow-up, biopsies performed, cancer detection rate, and sociodemographic variables were recorded. An independent-samples t test was conducted to identify potential differences in age between cancer center patients and mobile unit patients. Chi-square analyses were used to test for associations between location and factors such as health insurance, race, marital status, geographic area, adherence to screening guidelines, recall rate, adherence to follow-up, and cancer detection rates. Patients visiting our cancer center (mean = 57.74 years; SD = 10.55) were significantly older than those visiting the mobile unit (mean = 52.58 years; SD = 8.19; p mobile van (cancer center = 3.70%, mobile unit = 38.73%). There was a significant association between screening location and patient race (χ 2 = 118.75, p mobile unit = 33.30%), more black patients being screened in the mobile van (cancer center = 49.30%, mobile unit = 54.15%), and more Hispanic patients being screened in the mobile van (cancer center = 1.05%, mobile unit = 6.77%). There was a significant association between location and patient marital status (χ 2 = 135.61, p mobile unit = 38.31%), more single patients screened in the mobile van (cancer center = 25.17%, mobile unit = 34.47%), and more widowed patients being screened at the

  10. A phantom for quality control in mammography

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    Gambaccini, M.; Rimondi, O.; Marziani, M.; Toti, A.

    1989-01-01

    A phantom for evaluating image quality in mammography has been designed and will be used in the Italian national programme ''Dose and Quality in Mammography''. The characteristics of the phantom are (a) about the same X-ray transmission as a 5 cm 50% fat and 50% water breast for energies between 15 and 50 keV and (b) optimum energies for imaging of the test objects (included in the phantom) in very close agreement with the optimum energies for imaging of calcifications and tumours in a 5 cm 50% fat and 50% water breast. An experimental comparison between the prototype and some commercial phantoms was carried out. Measurements are in progress to test the phantom's ability to evaluate the performances of mammographic systems quantitatively. (author)

  11. Mammography x-rays are by a factor of 3.4 more effective than 200 kVp x-rays at inducing neoplastic transformation in a human hybrid cell line; Mammographie-Roentgenstrahlen sind fuer die neoplastische Transformation einer menschlichen Hybridzellinie um den Faktor 3,4 effektiver als 200 kVp-Roentgenstrahlen

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    Frankenberg, D.; Kelnhofer, K.; Baer, K.; Frankenberg-Schwager, M. [Goettingen Univ. (Germany). Abt. Klinische Strahlenbiologie und Klinische Strahlenphysik, Zentrum Radiologie

    2000-07-01

    at least 7. Experiments are running in our department to determine the RBE-value of mammography X-rays relative to {sup 60}Co-gamma-rays at inducing neoplastic transformation in CGL1-cells. The data so far obtained should initiate a reevaluation of the risks of mammography X-rays to familial predisposed women (for example with mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 or BRCA2). (orig.) [German] Die genauesten Risiko-Koeffizienten fuer die Strahlenkarzinogenese verdanken wir den Ueberlebenden von Hiroshima und Nagasaki, die im Wesentlichen mit Gammastrahlen exponiert wurden. Die biologische Wirksamkeit dieser Gammastrahlen ist derjenigen von {sup 60}Co-Gammastrahlung vergleichbar. Bei beruflicher Strahlenexposition und in der medizinischen Diagnostik einschliesslich der Mammographie sind dagegen Roentgenstrahlen und Elektronen im LET-Bereich bis etwa 10 keV/{mu}m die hauptsaechlichen Strahlenarten. Die ICRP Publikation 60 und die nationale Strahlenschutzverordnung (1990) gehen von der Annahme aus, dass alle Photonen- und Elektronenstrahlungen bis zu einem LET von 11 keV/{mu}m die gleiche biologische Wirksamkeit haben. Strahlenphysikalische und strahlenbiologische Daten widersprechen dieser Annahme. Unter Benutzung einer menschlichen Hybrid-Zelllinie (CGL1) wurde die Effektivitaet von Mammographie-Roentgenstrahlung (29 kVp) im Vergleich zu 200 kVp-Roentgenstrahlung untersucht, diese Zellen neoplastisch zu transformieren. Fuer beide Strahlenarten ist die neoplastische Zelltransformation eine lineare Funktion der Energiedosis. Der RBW-Wert der 29 kVp-Roentgenstrahlung in Bezug auf 200 kVp-Roentgenstrahlung betraegt 3,4. Die unterschiedlichen Elektronenenergie-Spektren der beiden Strahlenarten und der lineare Zusammenhang zwischen Transformationshaeufigkeit und Dosis sprechen eher fuer eine strahlenbedingte Induktion genomischer Instabilitaet als fuer eine direkte Inaktivierung von Tumorsuppressorgenen in den CGL1-Zellen. Fuer embryonale Hamsterzellen wurde gefunden

  12. Variable Appearances of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Calcifications on Digital Mammography, Synthesized Mammography, and Tomosynthesis: A Pictorial Essay.

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    Hwang, Esther; Szabo, Janet; Sonnenblick, Emily B; Margolies, Laurie R

    2018-02-01

    This pictorial essay demonstrates the variable appearances of ductal carcinoma in situ on full-field digital mammography, synthesized mammography, and digital breast tomosynthesis. The spectrum of intercase and intracase variability suggests further refinement of reconstruction algorithms for synthesized mammography may be necessary to maximize early detection of ductal carcinoma in situ. Copyright © 2017 Canadian Association of Radiologists. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. A comparison of the accuracy of film-screen mammography, full-field digital mammography, and digital breast tomosynthesis

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    Michell, M.J.; Iqbal, A.; Wasan, R.K.; Evans, D.R.; Peacock, C.; Lawinski, C.P.; Douiri, A.; Wilson, R.; Whelehan, P.

    2012-01-01

    Aim: To measure the change in diagnostic accuracy of conventional film-screen mammography and full-field digital mammography (FFDM) with the addition of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in women recalled for assessment following routine screening. Materials and methods: Ethics approval for the study was granted. Women recalled for assessment following routine screening with screen-film mammography were invited to participate. Participants underwent bilateral, two-view FFDM and two-view DBT. Readers scored each lesion separately for probability of malignancy on screen-film mammography, FFDM, and then DBT. The scores were compared with the presence or absence of malignancy based on the final histopathology outcome. Results: Seven hundred and thirty-eight women participated (93.2% recruitment rate). Following assessment 204 (26.8%) were diagnosed as malignant (147 invasive and 57 in-situ tumours), 286 (37.68%) as benign, and 269 (35.4%) as normal. The diagnostic accuracy was evaluated by using receiving operating characteristic (ROC) and measurement of area under the curve (AUC). The AUC values demonstrated a significant (p = 0.0001) improvement in the diagnostic accuracy with the addition of DBT combined with FFDM and film-screen mammography (AUC = 0.9671) when compared to FFDM plus film-screen mammography (AUC = 0.8949) and film-screen mammography alone (AUC = 0.7882). The effect was significantly greater for soft-tissue lesions [AUC was 0.9905 with the addition of DBT and AUC was 0.9201 for FFDM with film-screen mammography combined (p = 0.0001)] compared to microcalcification [with the addition of DBT (AUC = 0.7920) and for FFDM with film-screen mammography combined (AUC = 0.7843; p = 0.3182)]. Conclusion: The addition of DBT increases the accuracy of mammography compared to FFDM and film-screen mammography combined and film-screen mammography alone in the assessment of screen-detected soft-tissue mammographic abnormalities.

  14. Benefits, risks, and costs of mammography

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    Richter, B.; Rausch, L.

    1977-01-01

    The risk seems to be acceptable if the age-dependency of the frequency of breast cancer is disregarded, i.e. if calculation is done with average values, as is being done frequently (15, 25, 32, 48). This procedure however veils the real circumstances in the examination of young women thus also veiling a risk which could otherwise be made precise and avoidable. The risk of radiation-induced cancerogenesis in the female breast was verified by similar statements made by several empiric investigations on man. The course of the dose-effect-relation in the region of few rad is still unexplained however, although the results do not contradict to the assumption of a linear dose-effect-relation. Thus it seems not advisable to ignore the induction of carcinomas by x-radiation for the sphere of mammography with the doses usually applied today. A reduction of radiation exposition by dose-saving measures to one tenth of the present value (or less) however would make the risk highly unimportant. Advantage/risk/cost-analyses should encourage the responsible persons to make reasonable proposals for the application of methods, in this case mammography. The discouraging of patients whom mammography is indicated for would be a side-effect which is not desired. Just as wrong would be the stimulation of an unjustified feeling of being sure and the demand for costly medical measures by uncritical reports of success. The indication of the considerably high costs of mammography should, together with the advantage expected, be a quantitative criterion for the optimal distribution of limited means the necessity of which cannot be denied. (orig.) [de

  15. BIRADS{sup TM} mammography: Exercises

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    Balleyguier, Corinne [Radiology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France)]. E-mail: balleyguier@igr.fr; Bidault, Francois [Radiology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France); Mathieu, Marie Christine [Biopathology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 94805 Villejuif (France); Ayadi, Salma [Radiology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France); Couanet, Dominique [Radiology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France); Sigal, Robert [Radiology Department, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif Cedex (France)

    2007-02-15

    Some radiological cases are presented in this article to train the reader to the BIRADS{sup TM} classification in mammography. Each case is described according to Fourth American version of the BIRADS{sup TM} lexicon. Some classifications difficulties will also be presented, in order to show the complexity and the observer variability, commonly encountered in BIRADS{sup TM} 3 and 4 categories.

  16. Implementation of the qualities of radiodiagnostic: mammography

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    Pacífico, Leonardo; Magalhães, Luís A.G.; Fernandes, Elisabeth; Peixoto, José Guilherme P.

    2017-01-01

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the expanded uncertainty and present the result of the internal audit performed at the Laboratory of Radiological Sciences (LCR). The qualities of the mammographic bundles that are references in the LCR calibrations had their uncertainties and conformities with the standard evaluated. The expanded uncertainty was 1.40%, and the result of the internal audit was satisfactory. We conclude that LCR can perform calibrations on mammography qualities for end users. (author)

  17. Risks from mammography - Physical and genetics aspects

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    Frankenberg, D.; Kuehn, H.; Frankenberg-Schwager, M.

    1996-01-01

    Prevention and early diagnosis are the most intelligent and powerful methods in the battle against cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most frequent cancers of women. Therefore, methods for early diagnosis were developed among which mammography using soft X-rays is most frequently applied. Experimental data about chromosomal aberrations and neoplastic cell transformation induced by soft and ultrasoft X-rays show that the quality factor Q of one currently used for soft X-rays of mammography is by far too low. About 5% of all women with breast cancer carry a familial predisposition (heterozygocity of the gene BRCA1 or BRCA2). In Germany about 2000-2500 women per year develop breast cancer because of this heterozygocity. Therfore, an urgent need exists to determine for these women the elevated radiation risk by mammography using soft X-rays. Based on the mutation frequency of the HPRT-gene by ionizing radiation the probability of homozygocity by knocking out the other allel of the BRCA1- or BRCA2-gene in one of the target cells of the breast was calculated. This probability is elevated by a factor of 10 7 compared with women carrying both allels of the BRCA1- and BRCA2-gene which have to be knocked out both to become homozygous. A similar elevated radiation risk of breast cancer for women heterozygous in the BRCA1- or BRCA2-gene was calculated by Chakraborty and Sankaranarayanan [11]. (orig.) [de

  18. Breast compression in mammography: pressure distribution patterns.

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    Dustler, Magnus; Andersson, Ingvar; Brorson, Håkan; Fröjd, Patrik; Mattsson, Sören; Tingberg, Anders; Zackrisson, Sophia; Förnvik, Daniel

    2012-11-01

    Breast compression is important in mammography in order to improve image quality, better separate tissue components, and reduce absorbed dose to the breast. In this study we use a method to measure and visualize the distribution of pressure over a compressed breast in mammography. To measure and describe the pressure distribution over the breast as a result of applied breast compression in mammography. One hundred and three women aged 40.7-74.3 years (median, 48.9 years) invited for mammographic screening consented to take part in this study. They were subjected to two additional breast compressions of the left breast (standard force and approximately 50% reduction). Pressure images of the compressed breast were obtained using force sensing resistor (FSR) sensors placed underneath the compression plate. Subjects rated their experience of pain on a visual analogue scale (VAS). Four pressure patterns were identified, fitting 81 of the 103 breasts, which were grouped accordingly. The remaining 22 breasts were found to correspond to a combination of any two patterns. Two groups (43 breasts) showed pressure mainly over the juxtathoracic part of the breast, had significantly greater breast thickness (P = 0.003) and had a lower mean pressure over dense tissue (P force increased average breast thickness by 1.8 mm (P force being absorbed in juxtathoracic structures.

  19. Radiologist views of positron emission mammography.

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    Greene, Lacey R; George, Robert F

    2012-01-01

    Early detection and diagnosis of malignant breast lesions are vital to survival. Although current imaging modalities such as mammography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance imaging focus on an anatomic approach, they do not provide sufficient data about the pathophysiology of malignant breast lesions. Positron emission mammography (PEM) is an innovative technology specifically designed to visualize the physiologic and metabolic processes in malignant breast lesions, but it remains underused as a diagnostic tool. The purpose of this research is to provide quantitative and qualitative evidence from radiologists' perspective about the efficacy of physiologic imaging and the future implementation of PEM as a diagnostic tool in clinical practice. Radiologists were asked to complete a survey designed to elicit their perspective on the role of physiologic imaging in detecting and diagnosing breast cancer and on PEM as an adjunct modality. Based on the survey data, 66% of participants considered physiologic imaging to be beneficial because it provides additional diagnostic data, and 67% supported the future use of PEM as an adjunct to mammography. Although preliminary indications favor the use of adjunct PEM, further research is needed before it becomes a common clinical tool.

  20. Kliniken auf dem Weg zur digitalen Informationsversorgung: Evaluation und Neustrukturierung der Zeitschriftenbeschaffung eines Klinikkonzern / Hospitals heading for digital information supply: evaluation and restructuring of the journal acquisition of a group of affiliated hospitals (Product Review

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    Full Text Available The provision of professional information in hospitals as well as the need of both physicians and purchasers to streamline the process by means of appropriate solutions challenge all players in the value chain. This article describes a case study from the evaluation of the status quo to the implementation of the resulting project steps.

  1. Bestimmung der Exposition der Bevölkerung in der Umgebung von GSM und UMTS Basisstationen

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Vorliegender Beitrag fasst die Ergebnisse von zwei Projekten aus dem Deutschen Mobilfunk Forschungsprogramm (DMF zusammen, die vom Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz und dem Ministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU gefördert wurden. Sie beschäftigen sich mit der Entwicklung von Mess- und Berechnungsverfahren zur Bestimmung der Exposition der Bevölkerung in der Umgebung von GSM- und UMTS-Basisstationen sowie einer Analyse der elektromagnetischen Feldverteilung in verschiedenen Szenarien im Umfeld derartiger Sendeanlagen.

  2. Das Ende der befestigten Stadt. Stadtentwicklung in der Zeit der Entfestigung der Städte am Beispiel Gießen

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    2002-01-01

    Festungsschleifungen haben in der Geschichte der abendländischen Städte eine große Tragweite: Sie sind der Endpunkt jeglicher Stadtbefestigungen. Welche Veränderungen der Gesellschaft dazu führten, weshalb und an welchem Punkt der Entwicklung man aufhörte, Städte zu vefestigen, wird beispielhaft an der Stadt Gießen mit Hilfe der "Dichten Beschreibung" nach Clifford Geertz nachvollzogen.

  3. Mammography screening: A major issue in medicine.

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    Autier, Philippe; Boniol, Mathieu

    2018-02-01

    Breast cancer mortality is declining in most high-income countries. The role of mammography screening in these declines is much debated. Screening impacts cancer mortality through decreasing the incidence of number of advanced cancers with poor prognosis, while therapies and patient management impact cancer mortality through decreasing the fatality of cancers. The effectiveness of cancer screening is the ability of a screening method to curb the incidence of advanced cancers in populations. Methods for evaluating cancer screening effectiveness are based on the monitoring of age-adjusted incidence rates of advanced cancers that should decrease after the introduction of screening. Likewise, cancer-specific mortality rates should decline more rapidly in areas with screening than in areas without or with lower levels of screening but where patient management is similar. These two criteria have provided evidence that screening for colorectal and cervical cancer contributes to decreasing the mortality associated with these two cancers. In contrast, screening for neuroblastoma in children was discontinued in the early 2000s because these two criteria were not met. In addition, overdiagnosis - i.e. the detection of non-progressing occult neuroblastoma that would not have been life-threatening during the subject's lifetime - is a major undesirable consequence of screening. Accumulating epidemiological data show that in populations where mammography screening has been widespread for a long time, there has been no or only a modest decline in the incidence of advanced cancers, including that of de novo metastatic (stage IV) cancers at diagnosis. Moreover, breast cancer mortality reductions are similar in areas with early introduction and high penetration of screening and in areas with late introduction and low penetration of screening. Overdiagnosis is commonplace, representing 20% or more of all breast cancers among women invited to screening and 30-50% of screen

  4. Characteristics of US Counties with No Mammography Capacity

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    Peipins, Lucy A.; Miller, Jacqueline; Richards, Thomas B.; Bobo, Janet Kay; Liu, Ta; White, Mary C.; Joseph, Djenaba; Tangka, Florence; Ekwueme, Donatus U.

    2018-01-01

    Access to screening mammography may be limited by the availability of facilities and machines, and nationwide mammography capacity has been declining. We assessed nationwide capacity at state and county levels from 2003 to 2009, the most recent year for which complete data were available. Using mammography facility certification and inspection data from the Food and Drug Administration, we geocoded all mammography facilities in the United States and determined the total number of fully accredited mammography machines in each US County. We categorized mammography capacity as counties with zero capacity (i.e., 0 machines) or counties with capacity (i.e.,≥1 machines), and then compared those two categories by sociodemographic, health care, and geographic characteristics. We found that mammography capacity was not distributed equally across counties within states and that more than 27 % of counties had zero capacity. Although the number of mammography facilities and machines decreased slightly from 2003 to 2009, the percentage of counties with zero capacity changed little. In adjusted analyses, having zero mammography capacity was most strongly associated with low population density (OR = 11.0; 95 % CI 7.7–15.9), low primary care physician density (OR = 8.9; 95 % CI 6.8–11.7), and a low percentage of insured residents (OR = 3.3; 95 % CI 2.5–4.3) when compared with counties having at least one mammography machine. Mammography capacity has been and remains a concern for a portion of the US population—a population that is mostly but not entirely rural. PMID:22477670

  5. Audit of mammography requests in Abakaliki, South-East Nigeria.

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    Eni, U E; Ekwedigwe, K C; Sunday-Adeoye, I; Daniyan, Abc; Isikhuemen, M E

    2017-03-07

    Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women in both developed and developing countries. Screening mammography detects breast cancer even before a lump can be palpated, with better prognosis. The introduction of mammographic technique for screening breast cancer, despite its importance, has been slow to adopt and virtually non-existent in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria. For this reason, the indications of mammography have not been well defined in our setting. The aim of this study was to audit our mammography requests, with a view to improving its application in our setting. This is a descriptive study carried out on 69 female patients who had mammography at the National Obstetric Fistula Centre, Abakaliki, from January 2014 to December 2015. Findings on clinical examination were entered in a proforma. Mammography was performed in craniocaudal and mediolateral views using the Lorad M-IV (film-screen) mammography machine. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. All 69 patients were females. Their mean age was 42.1 ± 11 years. Majority of the patients (69.6%) were between 30 and 49 years. The commonest indication for mammography was breast lump which was found in 46 patients (66.7%). Breast pain was present in 36 (52.2%) of patients. The different Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) categories were BIRADS 0: 20 (28.99%), BIRADS 1: 8 (11.59%), BIRADS 2: 9 (13.04%), BIRADS 3: 4 (5.8%), BIRADS 4: 19 (27.54%) and BIRADS 5: 9 (13.04%). Diagnostic mammography remains the commonest indication for mammography in our setting. Public awareness, poverty reduction and ready availability of mammography facilities are required to improve screening mammography in our setting.

  6. Osteoporose aus der Sicht der physikalischen Medizin und Rehabilitation

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    Preisinger E

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Die klinische Manifestation der Osteoporose sind Frakturen. Wirbelkörper, Hüfte, Radius und viele andere Skelettabschnitte sind davon betroffen. Die Folgen dieser Frakturen sind chronische Schmerzen, Bewegungseinschränkungen, weitere Knochenbrüche und eine beeinträchtigte Lebensqualität. Die Vermeidung und Behandlung der Knochenfragilität, der Schmerzen und der funktionellen Defizite des Bewegungsapparates sind für das Management des Osteoporosepatienten notwendig. Muskelkraft, Flexibilität, neuromuskuläre Koordinations- und Balancefähigkeit sind neben der Knochendichte wichtige Prädiktoren für die Frakturinzidenz. Die Etablierung von therapeutischen Strategien, die sowohl die Knochenstärkung als auch die funktionellen Probleme des Betroffenen und seine Lebensqualität berücksichtigen, sind Thema der Physikalischen Medizin und Rehabilitation.

  7. Die Rolle der Finite-Elemente-Berechnung in der Produktentwicklung

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    Esteban, Ignacio

    Der Preisdruck wird in allen Industriebranchen immer größer. Aufgrund der Qualitätsstandards gewinnt der Entwicklungsprozess immer mehr an Bedeutung, so dass die Produktkosten durch diese Phase erheblich beeinflusst werden. Die Anwendung computergestützter Konstruktion und Berechnung hat sich als effektives Entwicklungswerkzeug erwiesen, um kürzere Entwicklungszeiten und eine höhere Qualität zu erreichen. Dadurch tragen diese virtuellen Werkzeuge zu niedrigeren Produktkosten bei. Dieser Artikel orientiert sich am Potential der Finite-Elemente (FE)-Berechnung im Entwicklungsprozess. Eine der neuesten Anwendungsmöglichkeiten der FE-Simulation wird am Beispiel einer Werkzeugmaschine präsentiert. In diesem Beispiel wird die Maschinensteuerung in das FE-Modell implementiert, und ein Beschleunigungsvorgang wird simuliert.

  8. Typologische Aufgaben der historischen Textlinguistik

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    Ingo Warnke

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Die gegenwärtige germanistische Historiolinguistik ist geprägt durch eine pragmatische Ausweitung ihres traditionell sprachstrukturellen Erkenntnisinteresses. Ausdruck dieser Entwicklung ist z.B. die gänzliche Neubearbeitung der Sprachgeschichte von P. von Polenz (1991 und 1994, die an Stelle der wiederholt neu aufgelegten und auf H. Sperber (1926 gründenden Geschichte der deutschen Sprache (von Polenz 1978 erschienen ist und insbesondere eine "sozial- und mediengeschichtliche Fundierung" (ebd., 3 anstrebt, wobei neben anderen Aspekten als Schwerpunkt der Darstellung explizi1t die Sprachpragmatik genannt wird (ebd.. Sind die konzeptionellen Ecksteine einer solchen pragmatischen Sprachgeschichtsschreibung auch schon Anfang der 1980er Jahre insbesondere mit H. Sitta (1980 und D. Cherubim (1984 gesetzt, so verstärkt sich das sprachhandlungsbezogene Interesse an der Geschichte des Deutschen erst in jüngster Zeit. Die Entwicklung läuft dabei parallel zur Konstituierung eines pragmatischen Paradigmas, das als Gemeinschaftswerk geisteswissenschaftlicher Forschung ebenfalls in den 1980er Jahren an Bedeutung gewann und als dessen notwendige Folge H. Stachowiak ([Hg.] 1986, XVII einen '"Paradigmawechsel' großen Stils" prophezeit hat.1 Bei den Pragmatisierungstendenzen sprachgeschichtlicher Fragestellungen kommt der historischen Dimensionierung textlinguistischer Erkenntnisfelder besondere Bedeutung zu. Es ist bekannt, daß die in den späten 1960er und 70er Jahren begründete Textlinguistik zunächst ebenso ahistorisch gewesen ist, wie die Historiolinguistik apragmatisch. Doch mit der fortschreitenden Rezeption sprachhandlungsorientierter Ansätze in der Sprachgeschichte gewann der Text i.S. einer komplexen sprachlichen Handlung (vgl. u.a. Sandig 1978, 69f., 99ff., 157f. als Analyseobjekt für die pragmatische Orientierung der Sprachgeschichte zunehmend an Bedeutung. In diesem Zusammenhang ist die Forderung nach textlinguistischer bzw

  9. Grundlagen der zeichnerischen Darstellung

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    Döring, Peter

    Eine Technische Zeichnung muss nach DIN 6774 Teil 1 in der Weise angefertigt werden, dass sie übersichtlich, unmissverständlich, auch in verkleinertem Maßstab lesbar bleibt, kostengünstig reproduzierbar und dauerhaft archivierbar ist. Zu dem Zweck benötigt man entsprechendes Papier und angepasstes Zeichengerät. Heute ist die Anfertigung mit entsprechenden Rechnerprogrammen möglich.

  10. Emotionalisierung der Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation

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    Pedersen, Anne Grethe Julius

    emotional (mehr als rational) angesprochen - Welche Emotionalisierungsstrategien werden benutzt - Inwieweit unterscheidet sich die deutschsprachige Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation von der dänischsprachigen. Das Textkorpus umfasst online verfügbare Nachhaltigkeitskommunikation auf Websites und in neuen Medien......, Charakteristika und Herausforderungen. Wiesbaden: Gabler. Kress, G./ van Leuwen, T. (1995): Reading images: grammar of visual design, London: Routledge. Kress.G. (2010): Multimodality: Exploring Contemporary Methods of Communication, London: Routledge. Martin, J.R./ White. P. R.R. (2005): The Language...

  11. Theorien der Zustandserkennung

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    Bölke, Klaus-Peter

    Heute gibt es überwiegend noch keine ausreichenden fachtheoretischen Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten. Das sog. "Fachwissen“ wird in der Regel in verschiedenen Ländern vom älteren auf den jüngeren Mitarbeiter weiter gegeben. Diese Weitergabe kann immer nur so gut sein, wie das Wissen seines Inhabers. Man nennt eine derartige Wissensvermittlung eine "empirische Methode“. Diese ist auch heute noch oftmals zusätzlich landesspezifisch geprägt.

  12. Der Neokortex der Säugetiere : Evolution und Funktion

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    Kern, Alexander

    2012-01-01

    In der Neurobiologie nimmt die Untersuchung der Großhirnrinde (Neokortex) eine gewisse Sonderstellung ein, weil das Verständnis dieser hierarchisch übergeordneten Region für die Analyse bzw. Rekonstruktion der Hirnfunktionen insgesamt von entscheidender Bedeutung ist. Dabei macht Folgendes die bedeutungsvolle Stellung des Neokortex aus: seine späte stammesgeschichtliche und ontogenetische Entwicklung, welche bei mehreren Säugetiergruppen mit einer ungewöhnlichen Massenzunahme und Plastizit...

  13. Der Preis als Kaufbarriere?

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    Mueller Loose, Simone

    2012-01-01

    Die Preispolitik hat eine herausragende Stellung im Marketing. Der Preis eines Produktes ist für Verbraucher ein direkter Kostenfaktor und für Unternehmen die Stellgröße im Mar-ketingmix, die den Umsatz am stärksten beeinflusst (vgl. Nieschlag et al. 2002). Wenn die Akzeptanz und der regelmäßige...... Verzehr gesunder Lebensmittel erhöht werden soll, ist es sowohl für die Verbraucherpolitik als auch für Lebensmittelproduzenten wichtig, den Ein-fluss des Preises auf die Kaufentscheidung zu verstehen. Aus Verbrauchersicht ist der Preis neben dem Geschmack die wichtigste Produkteigen-schaft beim Kauf von...... Lebensmitteln (vgl. Brunsø/Grunert 1998) und stellt eine Kaufbarrie-re für Lebensmittel mit gesundheitsfördernden Eigenschaften dar. Studien in den USA (vgl. Cassady et al. 2007), Frankreich (vgl. Drewnowski et al. 2004; Andrieu et al. 2005) und Deutschland (vgl. Karg et al. 2008) kommen übereinstimmend zu dem...

  14. Rheumatologische Manifestation der Xanthomatose

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    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Hyperlipoproteinämien (HLP resultieren aus Störungen der Synthese und des Stoffwechsels von Lipiden. Hohe LDL-Gewebskonzentrationen können zur Bildung von (multiplen Xanthomen und zu (frühzeitiger Artherosklerose führen. HLP und Xanthome können auch Sehnen- und Gelenkmanifestationen verursachen. Sehnenxanthome bei (familiärer HLP finden sich meist im Bereich der Achillessehnen, Quadrizepssehnen und Strecksehnen im Bereich der Hände und Füße. Auch eine eigene HLP- und Xanthomatose-assoziierte Arthritis wurde publiziert. Sie ist asymmetrisch, persistierend, oligooder polyartikulär und nur minimal deformierend. Sie befällt vorwiegend Knie-, Schulter- und Sprunggelenke, aber auch die kleinen Hand- und Fußgelenke. Ossäre Xanthome sind selten und können Ursache pathologischer Frakturen und aseptischer Knochennekrosen sein. Daher sollten bei unklaren Tendinitiden, Arthritiden und Knochenzysten auch die Serum-Lipidspiegel nicht unbeachtet bleiben. NSAR (nichtsteroidale Antirheumatika und Lipidsenker führen meist zum Rückgang von HLP-assoziierten rheumatologischen Beschwerden.

  15. THE VALUE OF ULTRASOUND MAMMOGRAPHY IN PALPABLE BREAST MASSES

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    VANOORD, JC; VANDERVLIET, AM; THYN, CJP; MAK, B; HOOGEBOOM, GJ

    Between January 1987 and May 1988 a prospective study was carried out on 232 women with a palpable breast mass. They underwent physical examination, x-ray mammography and ultrasound mammography. The results of each study were interpreted independently by separate observers, and consensus was

  16. Mammographie - echographie et la classification birads dans la ...

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    Objective: The objective of the survey is to list the pathologies frequently class in BIRADS with a histological interrelationship and to determine the sensitivity and the specificity of the echo -mammography. Method of survey: It is about of a retrospective study on 464 cases of exams ultrasound and mammography realized ...

  17. Performance data of screening mammography at a dedicated breast ...

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    Background. Mammographic screening has become part of routine health care. We present a first analysis of screening mammography in a dedicated breast health centre in Africa. Objective. To establish a performance benchmark and provide data for health care policy and funding decisions on screening mammography.

  18. Breast density and outcome of mammography screening: a cohort study

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    Olsen, A H; Bihrmann, K; Jensen, M-B

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of breast density on breast cancer (BC) mortality in a mammography screening programme. The cohort included 48 052 women participating in mammography screening in Copenhagen, Denmark, where biennial screening is offered to women aged 50...

  19. Screening Mammography Utilization in Tennessee Women: The Association with Residence

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    Brown, Kathleen C.; Fitzhugh, Eugene C.; Neutens, James J.; Klein, Diane A.

    2009-01-01

    Context: Approximately 70% of US women over age 40 report mammography screening within 2 years. However, rates are likely to vary by age, income, educational level, and residence. Purpose: To describe the prevalence of screening mammography and associated factors in women living in rural and urban areas of Tennessee. Methods: Using pooled data…

  20. Assessment of patient doses during mammography practice at ...

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    Objective: To evaluate the average glandular dose (AGD) in mammography for craniocaudal (CC), medio-lateral oblique (MLO) projections and the dose per woman. Design: The average glandular dose, device performance, viewing box tests and image quality grading were carried out at the largest mammography facility ...

  1. Technical quality control - constancy controls for digital mammography systems

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    Pedersen, K.; Landmark, I.D.; Bredholt, K.; Hauge, I.H.R.

    2009-04-01

    To ensure the quality of mammographic images, so-called constancy control tests are performed frequently. The report contains a programme for constancy control of digital mammography systems, encompassing the mammography unit, computed radiography (CR) systems, viewing conditions and displays, printers, and procedures for data collection for patient dose calculations. (Author)

  2. mammographi - Echographie et la classification birads dans la ...

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    Objective: The objective of the survey is to list the pathologies frequently class in BIRADS with a histological interrelationship and to determine the sensitivity and the specificity of the echo -mammography. Method of survey: It is about of a retrospective study on 464 cases of exams ultrasound and mammography realized ...

  3. Probleme der Introspektion an der Schnittstelle zwischen analytischer Philosophie und Neurophilosophie

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    Grimm, Oliver

    2006-01-01

    Weshalb ist eine Betrachtung des Begriffs der „Introspektion“ in den Neurowissenschaften interessant? Noch zu Anfang der Neuzeit wurde die Introspektion als selbstverständliches Werkzeug der Philosophie gesehen. So waren auch Locke und Hume neben einer begrifflichen Fassung und Definition der Introspektion auch an einer psychologischen Theorie derselben interessiert. Das Konzept der I. nahm innerhalb der Psychologie und später auch der Neurowissenschaften eine interessante Wende. Während der ...

  4. Handbuch der Forschung zum Lehrerberuf

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    Bennewitz, Hedda; Rothland, Martin

    2014-01-01

    Die große Bedeutung, die dem Lehrerberuf in der Öffentlichkeit, aber auch in den Bildungswissenschaften für die Qualität von Schule und Unterricht zugemessen wird, stand bislang in deutlichem Kontrast zu Umfang und Intensität der Forschung, die auf den Lehrerberuf gerichtet war. Diese immer wieder beklagte Situation hat sich jedoch gewandelt. Seit etwa einem Jahrzehnt ist eine deutliche Intensivierung und allmähliche Verstetigung der Forschung zum Lehrerberuf zu beobachten. Mit dem vorliegenden Handbuch wird erstmalig eine repräsentative Übersicht über den aktuellen Stand der Forschung zum Lehrerberuf vermittelt. Unter intensiver Berücksichtigung der internationalen Fachdiskussion informieren die 45 Beiträge des Handbuchs über Forschung zu folgenden Themenfeldern: Geschichte des Lehrerberufs, Charakteristika und Rahmenbedingungen des Lehrerberufs, Konzepte der Forschung zum Lehrerberuf, Berufsbiographien von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern, Lehrerbildung, Kognitionen, Emotionen und Kompetenzen von Lehrern...

  5. Prothetischer Ersatz der thorakalen Aorta

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    Voss, Bernhard; Bauernschmitt, Robert; Brockmann, Gernot; Lange, Rüdiger

    Die Aorta ist das Stammgefäß des arteriellen Körperkreislaufs, von dem aus alle Organe mit Blut versorgt werden. Die Aorta entspringt der linken Herzkammer, beginnend mit dem aufsteigenden Teil (Aorta ascendens). Der Anfangsteil der Aorta ascendens ist natürlicherweise etwas erweitert und wird als Aortenbulbus oder nach seinem Erstbeschreiber als Sinus valsalvae bezeichnet. An dessen Basis liegt die Aortenklappe, die einen Rückfluss von Blut in den linken Ventrikel verhindert. Etwa 1 cm oberhalb der Aortenklappe entspringen die Herzkranzgefäße, die den Herzmuskel mit Blut versorgen. Die Aorta ascendens endet mit Beginn des Aortenbogens, aus dem die 3 Kopfhalsgefäße (Truncus bracheocephalicus, linke Arteria carotis und linke Arteria subclavia) abgehen. Nach Abgang der linken Arteria subclavia zieht die Aorta nach unten. Dieser Abschnitt wird als "Aorta descendens“ bezeichnet, wobei der thorakale Anteil bis zum Zwerchfelldurchtritt reicht.

  6. Grundlagen der Nieren- und Leberdialyse

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    Schreiber, Christian; Al-Chalabi, Ahmed N. Ar.; Tanase, Oana; Kreymann, Bernhard

    Die Dialyse ist ein künstliches Blutreinigungsverfahren, das sowohl mit der Nachahmung physiologischer Vorgänge als auch mit der Benutzung bestimmter physikalisch- chemischer Gesetze arbeitet. Ihre technische Umsetzung in einer Dialysemaschine sowie chirurgische und internistische Interventionen gehören zu dem Zusammenspiel unterschiedlicher Disziplinen, die eine Dialyse ermöglichen. Die Grundlagen des Dialyseverfahrens, die Maschine und die Unterschiede von Nieren- und Leberdialyse sollen im Folgenden erklärt werden. Heute besteht in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland bei ca. 55.000 Patienten ein chronisch dialysepflichtiges Nierenversagen (Stand 2005). Das Leben dieser Patienten kann mit der Dialyse um Jahrzehnte verlängert werden. Damit ist die Nierendialyse eines der erfolgreichsten medizintechnischen Verfahren. Bei der Leberdialyse sind ebenbürtige Erfolge noch nicht erzielt worden. Umso wichtiger ist es, hier neue Wege zu finden, um auch für Leberpatienten ein effizientes Dialyseverfahren zu etablieren.

  7. Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography: comparison with conventional mammography and histopathology in 152 women.

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    Luczyńska, Elzbieta; Heinze-Paluchowska, Sylwia; Dyczek, Sonia; Blecharz, Pawel; Rys, Janusz; Reinfuss, Marian

    2014-01-01

    The goal of the study was to compare conventional mammography (MG) and contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) in preoperative women. The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee and all participants provided informed consent. The study included 152 consecutive patients with 173 breast lesions diagnosed on MG or CESM. All MG examinations and consults were conducted in one oncology centre. Non-ionic contrast agent, at a total dose of 1.5 mL/kg body weight, was injected intravenous. Subsequently, CESM exams were performed with a mammography device, allowing dual-energy acquisitions. The entire procedure was done within the oncology centre. Images from low and high energy exposures were processed together and the combination provided an "iodine" image which outlined contrast up-take in the breast. MG detected 157 lesions in 150 patients, including 92 infiltrating cancers, 12 non-infiltrating cancers, and 53 benign lesions. CESM detected 149 lesions in 128 patients, including 101 infiltrating cancers, 13 non-infiltrating cancers, and 35 benign lesions. CESM sensitivity was 100% (vs. 91% for MG), specificity was 41% (vs. 15% for MG), area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.86 (vs. 0.67 for MG), and accuracy was 80% (vs. 65% for MG) for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Both MG and CESM overestimated lesion sizes compared to histopathology (p < 0.001). CESM may provide higher sensitivity for breast cancer detection and greater diagnostic accuracy than conventional mammography.

  8. Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography: Comparison with Conventional Mammography and Histopathology in 152 Women

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    Luczyńska, Elzbieta; Heinze-Paluchowska, Sylwia; Dyczek, Sonia [Department of Radiology, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Krakow 31-115 (Poland); Blecharz, Pawel [Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Krakow 31-115 (Poland); Rys, Janusz [Department of Tumour Pathology, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Krakow 31-115 (Poland); Reinfuss, Marian [Department of Radiotherapy, Centre of Oncology, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Krakow 31-115 (Poland)

    2014-07-01

    The goal of the study was to compare conventional mammography (MG) and contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) in preoperative women. The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee and all participants provided informed consent. The study included 152 consecutive patients with 173 breast lesions diagnosed on MG or CESM. All MG examinations and consults were conducted in one oncology centre. Non-ionic contrast agent, at a total dose of 1.5 mL/kg body weight, was injected intravenous. Subsequently, CESM exams were performed with a mammography device, allowing dual-energy acquisitions. The entire procedure was done within the oncology centre. Images from low and high energy exposures were processed together and the combination provided an 'iodine' image which outlined contrast up-take in the breast. MG detected 157 lesions in 150 patients, including 92 infiltrating cancers, 12 non-infiltrating cancers, and 53 benign lesions. CESM detected 149 lesions in 128 patients, including 101 infiltrating cancers, 13 non-infiltrating cancers, and 35 benign lesions. CESM sensitivity was 100% (vs. 91% for MG), specificity was 41% (vs. 15% for MG), area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was 0.86 (vs. 0.67 for MG), and accuracy was 80% (vs. 65% for MG) for the diagnosis of breast cancer. Both MG and CESM overestimated lesion sizes compared to histopathology (p < 0.001). CESM may provide higher sensitivity for breast cancer detection and greater diagnostic accuracy than conventional mammography.

  9. Mammography discomfort: a holistic perspective derived from women's experiences

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    Poulos, Ann; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: Mammography discomfort has the potential to deter women from attending for regular breast screening. Previous studies have focussed on the pain/discomfort of the mammography procedure itself. The purpose of this study was to consider discomfort from a holistic perspective of the mammography experience derived from the women themselves. Methods: Qualitative research methods were employed. Using theoretical sampling, 12 women who had recently experienced mammography were interviewed. The interview questions aimed to explore the experience of women attending for a mammogram from arrival to departure and beyond in order to identify aspects which potentially increase discomfort. Data analysis involved coding and categorisation and identification of key concepts and their relationships. Results: A conceptual framework was developed that demonstrates the contributors to mammography discomfort and the relationships between these as identified by the women. Conclusions: The conceptual framework has important implications for clinical practice and future research

  10. Descriptive study of the quality control in mammography

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    Gaona, E.; Perdigon C, G.M.; Casian C, G.A.; Azorin N, J.; Diaz G, J.A.I.; Arreola, M.

    2005-01-01

    The goal of mammography is to provide contrast between a lesion that is possible residing within the breast and normal surrounding tissue. Quality control is essential for maintaining the contrast imaging performance of a mammography system and incorporate tests that are relevant in that they are predictive of future degradation of contrast imaging performance. These tests will also be done at frequency that is high enough to intercept most drifts in quality imaging or performance before they become diagnostically significant. The quality control study has as objective to describe the results of the assessment of quality imaging elements (film optical density, contrast (density difference), uniformity, resolution and noise) of 62 mammography departments without quality control program and comparison these results with a mammography reference department with a quality control program. When comparing the results they allow seeing the clinical utility of to have a quality control program to reduce the errors of mammography interpretation. (Author)

  11. Beliefs of Turkish female teaching staff regarding mammography scanning.

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    Temel, Ayla Bayik; Ardahan, Melek; Sesli, Esra

    2010-01-01

    To our knowledge, there has hitherto been no research to determine the beliefs of female teaching staff, who are highly educated and form a special risk group regarding breast cancer, towards mammography scanning in Turkey. Definitive research was planned to determine the beliefs of the female teaching staff working in a university. Data were collected by researchers via face-to-face interview using a sociodemographic questionnaire and " Health Belief Model ". The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography benefits sub-scale is 19.6 ± 3.87, their average item score is 3.91. The point average of the teaching staff in the mammography obstacles sub-scale is 21.17 ± 6.87, their average item score is 1.92. They agree on the benefits of the mammography, but they do not agree on the obstacles to mammography.

  12. Influence of the radiographer on the pain felt during mammography

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    Goethem, M. van; Verslegers, I.; Biltjes, I.; De Schepper, A.; Mortelmans, D.; Bruyninckx, E.; Hove, E. Van

    2003-01-01

    Mammography is the only useful examination in screening for breast cancer. Mortality from breast cancer can be reduced if women go regularly for a screening mammography. Moreover, it is still the key examination in diagnosis of breast diseases and in the follow-up of patients treated for breast cancer. Pain with mammography can deter women from going for regular screening or follow-up; therefore, it is important to reduce pain experience or discomfort from mammography. In this study we evaluate the impact of the ''radiographer'' on the pain risk during mammography by analysing questionnaires filled in by women and radiographers. Study results reveal that the opinion of the radiographer, the information and communication during the examination and the number of years of experience are important factors in pain and discomfort experience. The attitude of the radiographer plays an important role in the pain experience. (orig.)

  13. Das Smart Meter Gateway - Der kritische Erfolgsfaktor für die Digitalisierung der Energiewende

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    Abs, Paul-Vincent

    Der kritische Erfolgsfaktor der Digitalisierung in der Energiewirtschaft liegt im bevorstehenden hohen Investitionsvolumen und der Beherrschung der neuen Technik. Ein Weg zur Kostenminimierung liegt im Zusammenschluss der einzelnen Akteure, um gemeinsame Skalenvorteile zu heben. Auch bieten neue Geschäftsmodelle die Möglichkeit, zusätzliche Erlöse zu generieren.

  14. Kompetenzorientierung in der beruflichen Bildung

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    Bethscheider, Monika; Höhns, Gabriela; Münchhausen, Gesa

    2011-01-01

    In den letzten Jahren hat die Kompetenzorientierung in der Berufsbildung an Bedeutung gewonnen. Kompetenzansätze sollen Handlungs- und Reaktionsmöglichkeiten bereitstellen, um den nationalen und internationalen Anforderungen und Herausforderungen im Bildungsbereich wirkungsvoll zu begegnen. Ständig stattfindende Veränderungen in der Arbeitswelt, neue Entwicklungen in der Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie und die Auflösung stabiler Berufsverläufe führen dazu, dass die Menschen mit si...

  15. Det der, det er arabisk

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    Kristensen, Kitte Søndergaard

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    Artiklen beskriver projektet Biliteracy i børnehaven, hvor der i en 3-årig periode arbejdes med tosprogede småbørns erfaringer med skrift på flere sprog. Der gøres kort rede for formålet med projektet og der gives et lille indblik i, hvordan forældrene inddrages som en sproglig ressource i...

  16. Der kollektive Kulturschock im Postkommunismus

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    Feichtinger, Claudia; Fink, Gerhard

    1999-01-01

    Das Konzept des individuellen Kulturschocks ist bekannt. Es beschreibt psychische und mitunter auch physische Belastungen während des Aufenthalts in einer fremden Kultur, die durch die Konfrontation zwischen eigener und fremder Kultur ausgelöst werden. Nach der Meinung der Autoren gibt es Symptome eines Kulturschocks auch auf der kollektiven (gesellschaftlichen) Ebene. Dieser kollektive Kulturschock löst bestimmte Verhaltensweisen aus, die im Management und in den wirtschaftlichen Beziehungen...

  17. Textbook on X-ray diagnostics. Substantiated by Marianne Zimmer-Brossy. 6. new rev. ed.; Lehrbuch der roentgendiagnostischen Einstelltechnik. Begruendet von Marianne Zimmer-Brossy

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    Becht, Stefanie [Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Radiologie; Bittner, Roland C. [Helios Klinikum Emil von Behring, Berlin (Germany). Inst. fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie; Ohmstede, Anke [Klinikum Oldenburg gGmbH (Germany). MTA-Schule; Pfeiffer, Andreas [Klinikum Stuttgart (Germany). Servicecenter Informationstechnik; Rossdeutscher, Reinhard [Johanniter-Krankenhaus im Flaeming, Treuenbrietzen (Germany). Abt. fuer Roentgendiagnostik

    2008-07-01

    The standard textbook on x-ray diagnostics has been revised by the MTRA team and radiologists: The book covers the following topics: General information: the profession of a radiologist, the x-ray department, radiation protection, quality assurance, basic physics, x-ray imaging, analog and digital image processing, archives, image interpretation. Skeleton diagnostics; Inner organs (thorax organs, neck, abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, colon, gall bladder and biliary tract): Special x-ray diagnostic methods: x-ray diagnostic of the female and male chest, x-ray diagnostics of bone joints (arthrography, and contrast media), x-ray diagnostics of the urinary-genital system, x-ray diagnostics of cavities and syrinx, x-ray diagnostics of arteries (arteriography, angiography), percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, x-ray diagnostics of veins (phlebography), x-ray diagnostics of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes, x-ray diagnostics of spinal cord (myelography); Specific imaging methods: computerized tomography. [German] Ein erfahrenes Team aus MTRA und Radiologen ueberarbeitete und verbesserte das bewaehrte Standardwerk grundlegend. Detailliert, praezise und ausfuehrlich erlaeutert die 6. Neuauflage technische und physikalische Grundlagen, Strahlenschutz, alle wichtigen Einstellungen (vom Skelettsystem bis hin zur Mammadiagnostik) und aktuelle Leitlinien. Nah an der Praxis sind insbesondere die Hinweise zur Patientenvorbereitung und -lagerung, Qualitaetskriterien und Bildmerkmale sowie viele Tipps und Checklisten. Alle Einstellbilder sowie die Mehrzahl der radiologischen Aufnahmen sind erneuert. Die Kapitel zur digitalen Radiographie und den Grundlagen der MRT sind neu, die Kapitel zu CT-Protokollen und zur interventionellen Radiologie erweitert. Ein ausfuehrliches Glossar rundet das Buch ab. Insgesamt ein wertvolles und unverzichtbares Standardwerk fuer Ausbildung und Beruf. (orig.)

  18. TL dosimetry for quality control of CR mammography imaging systems

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    Gaona, E.; Nieto, J. A.; Góngora, J. A. I. D.; Arreola, M.; Enríquez, J. G. F.

    The aim of this work is to estimate the average glandular dose with thermoluminescent (TL) dosimetry and comparison with quality imaging in computed radiography (CR) mammography. For a measuring dose, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) use a phantom, so that dose and image quality are assessed with the same test object. The mammography is a radiological image to visualize early biological manifestations of breast cancer. Digital systems have two types of image-capturing devices, full field digital mammography (FFDM) and CR mammography. In Mexico, there are several CR mammography systems in clinical use, but only one system has been approved for use by the FDA. Mammography CR uses a photostimulable phosphor detector (PSP) system. Most CR plates are made of 85% BaFBr and 15% BaFI doped with europium (Eu) commonly called barium flourohalideE We carry out an exploratory survey of six CR mammography units from three different manufacturers and six dedicated X-ray mammography units with fully automatic exposure. The results show three CR mammography units (50%) have a dose greater than 3.0 mGy without demonstrating improved image quality. The differences between doses averages from TLD system and dosimeter with ionization chamber are less than 10%. TLD system is a good option for average glandular dose measurement for X-rays with a HVL (0.35-0.38 mmAl) and kVp (24-26) used in quality control procedures with ACR Mammography Accreditation Phantom.

  19. Einmaliges studentisches standardisiertes Training der chirurgischen Händedesinfektion nach EN1500: Quantifizierung des Trainingseffektes, Nutzen der Methode und Vergleich mit klinischen Referenzgruppen [A single standardized practical training for surgical scrubbing according to EN1500: Effect Quantification, value of the standardized method and comparison with clinical reference groups

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    Wullenk, Katharina

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    Full Text Available [english] The standardized training of practical competences in skills labs is relatively new among German Medical Faculties. The broad acceptance and outstanding evaluation results do not provide objective data on the efficiency and cost-efficiency of these trainings. This study aims on the quantification of the teaching effect of the surgical scrubbing technique EN1500 and its comparison with clinical references of OR personnel.Methods: 161 4 year medical students were randomized into intervention and control group. The intervention group received a 45 minute standardized peer-teaching training of practical competences necessary in the OR including the scrubbing according to EN1500. Fluorescence dye was mixed in the disinfectant solution. After hand disinfection, standardized fotographs and semi-automated digital processing resulted in quantification of the insufficiently covered hand area. These results were compared with the control group that received the training after the test. In order to provide information on the achieved clinical competence level, the results were compared with the two clinical reference groups.Results: The intervention group remained with 4,99% (SD 2,34 insufficiently covered hand area after the training compared to the control group 7,33% (SD 3,91, p[german] Die standardisierte Schulung klinisch-praktischer Fertigkeiten in sog. Skills Labs ist erst seit wenigen Jahren an deutschen Universitäten verbreitet. Den zumeist umfangreichen und sehr guten Evaluationsergebnissen stehen kaum Untersuchungen zur Effektquantifizierung und Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse gegenüber. In der vorliegenden Studie soll eine Methode zur digitalen Quantifizierung der Güte der chirurgischen Händedesinfektion vorgestellt werden sowie das Skills-Lab-Training der standardisierten Einreibemethode nach EN1500 auf seinen Effekt hin untersucht und mit OP-Pflegepersonal und Operateuren als klinische Referenzgruppen verglichen werden.Methode: 161

  20. Die verschiedenen Modi der Existenz

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    Souriau, Étienne

    2015-01-01

    "Wäre die Philosophie auch nur eine Stunde der Mühe wert, wenn sie uns nicht für das Leben rüstete?" Gezielten Schrittes entwirft der französische Philosoph Étienne Souriau in diesem dicht gedrängten Buch eine Grammatik der Existenz. Im Fokus steht nicht nur ihre Theorie, sondern auch die tatsächliche Ausübung der "Kunst des Existierens". Wie Gilles Deleuze und William James vertritt Souriau dabei die These eines existenziellen Pluralismus: Es gibt Phänomene, Dinge, das Virtuelle, fiktionale ...

  1. Das politische Gewicht der Bilder

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    Sahra Dornick

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Lutz Hieber und Paula-Irene Villa setzen sich sowohl aus soziologischer als auch aus kulturwissenschaftlicher und politischer Perspektive mit der Historie und Aktualität von Queer Theory auseinander. Grundlegende theoretische Debatten und Denkfiguren wie Postmodernismus, Feminismus in der Postmoderne oder auch Kritik von Identität und Normalisierung werden anschaulich dargestellt. Gleichzeitig werden gewinnbringende Akzente in Form von Analysen verschiedener Praxen von Politik, wie etwa der Politisierung von Kunst, gesetzt. Insgesamt werden auf gelungene Weise erstens spezifische Begriffe der Queer Theory in ihre jeweiligen Kontexte eingeordnet und erläutert und zweitens spezifische Formen und Möglichkeiten politischer Praxis dargelegt.

  2. Stand der ICD-Therapie

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    Stix G; Mayer Ch; Pezawas T; Schmidinger H; Wolzt M

    2001-01-01

    Der ICD ist die effizienteste Therapie von ventrikulären Tachyarrhythmien, seine Entwicklung stellt einen Meilenstein in der Prävention des plötzlichen Herztodes dar. Bei der ICD-Implantation fallen für die technisch höchst komplexen Generatoren einmalig erhöhte Kosten an, in multiplen Studien wurde jedoch die Kosteneffizienz gegenüber konservativen Therapien belegt. Am AKH Wien ist bei mehr als zwei Drittel der Erstimplantationen ein überlebter plötzlicher Herztod oder eine bereits dokumenti...

  3. Colour application on mammography image segmentation

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    Embong, R.; Aziz, N. M. Nik Ab.; Karim, A. H. Abd; Ibrahim, M. R.

    2017-09-01

    The segmentation process is one of the most important steps in image processing and computer vision since it is vital in the initial stage of image analysis. Segmentation of medical images involves complex structures and it requires precise segmentation result which is necessary for clinical diagnosis such as the detection of tumour, oedema, and necrotic tissues. Since mammography images are grayscale, researchers are looking at the effect of colour in the segmentation process of medical images. Colour is known to play a significant role in the perception of object boundaries in non-medical colour images. Processing colour images require handling more data, hence providing a richer description of objects in the scene. Colour images contain ten percent (10%) additional edge information as compared to their grayscale counterparts. Nevertheless, edge detection in colour image is more challenging than grayscale image as colour space is considered as a vector space. In this study, we implemented red, green, yellow, and blue colour maps to grayscale mammography images with the purpose of testing the effect of colours on the segmentation of abnormality regions in the mammography images. We applied the segmentation process using the Fuzzy C-means algorithm and evaluated the percentage of average relative error of area for each colour type. The results showed that all segmentation with the colour map can be done successfully even for blurred and noisy images. Also the size of the area of the abnormality region is reduced when compare to the segmentation area without the colour map. The green colour map segmentation produced the smallest percentage of average relative error (10.009%) while yellow colour map segmentation gave the largest percentage of relative error (11.367%).

  4. Radiation hazards of X-ray mammography

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    Bailar, J.C. III

    1978-01-01

    X-ray mammography delivers significant amounts of ionizing radiation to the breast, and the female breast is more susceptible to radiation carcinogenesis than any other human organ. On the other hand, breast cancer is least likely to cause serious illness and death when it is detected at a very early stage. The risks and benefits of mammography can be estimated. This paper summarizes current risk estimates, then proceeds to a comparison of risks and benefits. As for breast cancer mortality, the addition of mammography to a programme of annual breast examinations of average U.S. women is of questionable value for women under age 50 but it is probably beneficial for older women. However, the break-even point is closely related to the average radiation exposure of breast tissue, and would be earlier in a few centres now using optimum techniques and equipment. For women with below-average risks of breast cancer, the age would be higher, and for a few women with a high probability of developing breast cancer it would be lower. Breast cancer screening programmes have been improved significantly since criticisms were first publicized in mid-1975. Partial improvements include reduction in radiation exposure (at least in some centres), guidelines from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) for restricting the screening of women under age 50, and changes in the patient consent form signed by participants in the NCI-ACS programme. Professional and public awareness of the need to balance the benefits of screening with its risks and costs has rapidly and markedly increased. Future improvements should further define the optimum design and application of breast cancer screening programmes

  5. A PET imaging system dedicated to mammography

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    Varela, J

    2007-01-01

    The imaging system Clear-PEM for positron emission mammography, under development within the framework of the Crystal Clear Collaboration at CERN, is presented. The detector is based on pixelized LYSO crystals optically coupled to avalanche photodiodes (APD) and readout by a fast low-noise electronic system. A dedicated digital trigger and data acquisition system is used for on-line selection of coincidence events with high efficiency, large bandwidth and negligible dead-time. The detector module performance was characterized in detail.

  6. Implementation of the qualities of radiodiagnostic: mammography

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    Pacífico, L. C.; Magalhães, L. A. G.; Peixoto, J. G. P.; Fernandes, E.

    2018-03-01

    The objective of the present study was to evaluate the expanded uncertainty of the mammographic calibration process and present the result of the internal audit performed at the Laboratory of Radiological Sciences (LCR). The qualities of the mammographic beans that are references in the LCR, comprises two irradiation conditions: no-attenuated beam and attenuated beam. Both had satisfactory results, with an expanded uncertainty equals 2,1%. The internal audit was performed, and the degree of accordance with the ISO/IEC 17025 was evaluated. The result of the internal audit was satisfactory. We conclude that LCR can perform calibrations on mammography qualities for end users.

  7. Multiscale analysis of MR-mammography data

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    Lessmann, B.; Nattkemper, T.W.; Kessar, P.; Pointon, L.; Khazen, M.; Leach, M.O.; Degenhard, A.

    2007-01-01

    In this work we propose a method for automatically discriminating between different types of tissue in MR mammography datasets. This is accomplished by employing a wavelet-based multiscale analysis. After the data has been wavelet-transformed unsupervised machine learning methods are employed to identify typical patterns in the wavelet domain. To demonstrate the potential of the proposed approach we apply a filtering procedure that extracts the wavelet-based image information related to tumour tissue. In this way we obtain a robust segmentation of suspicious tissue in the MR image. (orig.)

  8. Probleme der Textauswahl fiir einen elektronischen Thesautus ...

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    1. Nov. 1996 ... zu "Problemen der Textauswahl fur einen elektronischen Thesaurus" statt. Dieses Kolloquium wurde zugleich als Einleitung zu einer Reihe von wis- senschaftlichen Veranstaltungen verstanden, die sich mit den Problemen der historischen deutschen Wortforschung als einem Tell der Rahmenbedingungen.

  9. Der Tod im Leben. Einige Grundgedanken zu und aus Franz Rosenzweigs der Stern der Erlösung

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    Brasser Martin

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Franz Rosenzweig gilt als Existenzphilosoph, weil er das Thema des Todes ins Zentrum der Argumentation in seinem philosophisch-theologischen Hauptwerk Der Stern der Erlösung gestellt hat. Die Religion wird dort als der Ort verstanden, an dem der Tod nicht mehr wie im a-religiösen Leben aus dem Leben herausgedrängt werden muss. Wenn Religion Liebe ist, dann ist der Tod so Teil des Lebens wie er Teil der Liebe zwischen zwei Liebenden ist: als bejahter Bestandteil ihres gemeinsamen Lebens. Der Aufsatz versucht diese Argumentation nachzuzeichnen und zu plausibilisieren.

  10. Die Sprache der Mode - Eine linguistische Betrachtung lexikalischer und stilistischer Besonderheiten in der Sprache der Modewelt

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    Suchert, Anne

    2015-01-01

    Diese wissenschaftliche Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Eigentümlichkeit der geschriebenen Modesprache. Da die Modesprache offensichtliche sprachliche Auffälligkeiten sowie einen überaus kreativen und erfrischend humorvollen Umgang mit Sprache aufweist, sollte sie unter wissenschaftlichen Aspekten betrachtet werden. Mode ist eine Institution mit der sich die Soziologie seit jeher ausführlich beschäftigt. Somit stellt sie auch einen interessanten Untersuchungsgegenstand für die Soziolinguisti...

  11. Platz der Östrogene in der Primärprävention der Osteoporose

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    Birkhäuser M

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Die Gabe von Östrogenen allein (EET oder Östrogene + Gestagen (HET führt zu einer signifikanten Senkung des Frakturrisikos. Die Osteoporoseprävention bleibt in der frühen Postmenopause nach Meinung der Schweizerischen (SMG, der Europäischen (EMAS und der Internationalen (IMS Menopausengesellschaften einer der gesicherten Nutzen einer Östrogengabe und somit eine Therapie der ersten Wahl zur Frakturprävention bei Frauen in der Peri- und frühen Postmenopause. Bei schweren klimakterischen Beschwerden sind EET oder HET das unbestritten wirksamste Therapieprinzip (Hauptindikation einer EET/HET. Die gleichzeitig gesicherte Frakturprävention ist bei der Behandlung des klimakterischen Syndroms ein erwünschter günstiger Nebeneffekt. Jede EET/HET muss individualisiert sein und soll nur solange erfolgen, als sie notwendig ist. Bei gegebener Indikation kann die EET oder HET über die üblichen 3–5 Jahre hinaus fortgesetzt werden. Bei vorzeitiger Menopause (vor dem 40. Altersjahr und früher Menopause (vor dem 45. Altersjahr besteht eine absolute Indikation zum Beginn einer EET/HET. Frauen mit vorzeitiger Ovarialinsuffizienz benötigen meist höhere Dosierungen als solche mit zeitgerechter Menopause. Die EET/HET soll auch aus Gründen der Osteoporoseprävention mindestens bis zum normalen Menopausenalter weitergeführt werden (51– 52 Jahre. Bei Beginn einer HET innerhalb von 10 Jahren nach der Menopause oder in einem Alter von bis zu 60 Jahren überwiegt bei gegebener Indikation der Nutzen die Risiken. Dies muss bei der Behandlungswahl bei jüngeren postmenopausalen Frauen mit erhöhtem Osteoporoserisiko wieder vermehrt berücksichtigt werden, vor allem, wenn gleichzeitig klimakterische Beschwerden vorliegen.

  12. Der Wandel in der Benutzung des World Wide Webs

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    Weinreich, H.; Heinecke, A.; Obendorf, H.; Paul, H.; Mayer, M.; Herder, E.

    2006-01-01

    Dieser Beitrag präsentiert ausgewählte Ergebnisse einer Langzeitstudie mit 25 Teilnehmern zur Benutzung des Webs. Eine Gegenüberstellung mit den Ergebnissen der letzten vergleichbaren Studien offenbart eine deutliche Veränderung im Navigationsverhalten der Nutzer. Neue Angebote und Dienste des Webs

  13. und Fremdsprachen im Prozess der Alphabetisierung und der ...

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    Gemüseanbau, Fischfang und Viehzucht gehört. Die Landwirte, die von ihren täglichen. Tätigkeiten leben wollen, sind meist Analphabeten und können daher über ihre Projekte weder in der eigenen noch in der Fremdsprache schreiben. Deshalb werden in allen Regionen. Burkinas Alphabetisierungszentren gegründet ...

  14. Elementarteilchenphysik: Meilenstein in der Physik der B-Mesonen

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    Ziegler, Thomas

    2006-09-01

    In Japan hat die Belle-Kollaboration am KEK einen wichtigen Durchbruch erzielt. Zum ersten Mal wurde der sehr seltene, rein leptonische Zerfall eines B-Mesons beobachtet. Er bietet die Möglichkeit, andere wichtige Größen der Elementarteilchenphysik, wie die Masse des Higgs-Teilchens, besser vorhersagen und verstehen zu können.

  15. {sup 201}Tl scintigraphy in the evaluation of palpable and nonpalpable breast lesions: correlation with mammography and ultrasonography

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    Vural, G.; Atasever, T.; Oezdemir, A.; Oeznur, I.; Karabacak, N.I.; Goekcora, N.; Isik, S. [Gazi Univ., Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)]|[Gazi Univ., Dept. of Radiology, Ankara (Turkey); Uenlue, M. [Gazi Univ., Dept. of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)

    1997-12-01

    . Palpable Tumoren (38 von 40, Sensitivitaet: 95%) wurden besser erkannt als nichtpalpable (9 von 12, Sensitivitaet: 75%). Die kleinste durch {sup 201}Tl nachgewiesene Lsion mass 1,5x1,0 cm. 11 Laesionen waren zuvor durch Mammographie und/oder Sonographie als fraglich suspekt beurteilt worden: Von den 8 letztlich gutartigen Tumoren konnte die {sup 201}Tl-Szintigraphie bei 7 Faellen (88%) die Malignitaet richtig ausschliessen. 5 der insgesamt 18 gutartigen Tumoren (28%) zeigten zwar eine {sup 201}Tl-Aufnahme, in keinem Fall aber handelte es sich hierbei um Fibroadenome oder fibrozystische Veraenderungen. Die Sensitivitaet fuer {sup 201}Tl-Szintigraphie, Mammographie und Sonographie betrug 90%, 92% bzw. 85%, die Spezifitaet entsprechend 72%, 56% bzw. 61%. Der Quotient (ROI-Technik) Laesion/kontralaterale Mamma betrug bei den fruehen Aufnahmen 1,58{+-}0,38 (Mittelwert{+-}SD) bei Karzinomen und 1,4{+-}0,32 (p>0,005) bei gutartigen Laesionen und fuer die spaeten Aufnahmen entsprechend 1,87{+-}0,65 bzw. 1,34{+-}0,2 (p<0,05). Die Quotienten der fruehen und spaeten Aufnahmen zeigten bei beiden Gruppen keine statistisch signifikante Differenz (p>0,05). Zusaetzlich wurden 21 der 28 axilliaeren Lymphknotenmetastasen (75%) durch die {sup 201}Tl-Szintigraphie richtig erkannt. (orig./MG)

  16. Mammography - recent technical developments and their clinical potential

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    Hemdal, Bengt; Mattsson, Soeren [Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden). Dept. of Radiation Physics; Andersson, Ingvar [Malmoe Univ. Hospital (Sweden). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology; Thilander Klang, Anne [Sahlgrenska Univ. Hospital, Goeteborg (Sweden). Dept. of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering; Bengtsson, Gert; Jarlman, O. [Lund Univ. Hospital (Sweden). Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology; Leitz, Wolfram [Swedish Radiation Protection Authority, Stockholm (Sweden); Bjurstam, Nils [Univ. of North Norway, Troms (Norway). Dept. of Radiology

    2002-05-01

    The recent technical developments in digital as well as screen-film X-ray mammography have been reviewed in order to evaluate their clinical potential and to analyse possible lines for future development. Material and methods: The scientific literature has been reviewed, conferences covered and contacts with colleagues developed. Companies in the field have been inquired and invited for presentations. Own experience has been gathered from different screen-film and digital mammography systems. Results and conclusions: Although there are important complementary techniques such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray mammography is still the golden standard for breast imaging. It is relatively simple and cost-effective, and it is presently the only realistic technique for screening in a large scale. It is still largely the only technique that can detect breast cancer in a pre invasive stage. Equipment for digital mammography is commercially available both with small area and full field technique (FFDM). The development of FFDM systems is now intense, as well as the development of dedicated workstations and computer-aided detection (CAD). In spite of this, the introduction of digital mammography has been very slow compared to most other X-ray examinations due to high costs and technical challenges to meet the high demands on image quality and dose in mammography as well as the demands on specialised workflow support for screening mammography and suitable display techniques. Film reading of digital mammograms has been the most common display mode so far, but to take full advantage of the digital concept, diagnostic as well as logistic, monitor reading must be applied. There is a potential of FFDM systems for significantly higher image quality or significantly lower dose than screen-film mammography (SFM), or both. Further research is necessary to fully use this potential. The investment costs are much higher for digital than screen-film mammography

  17. Mammography - recent technical developments and their clinical potential

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    Hemdal, Bengt; Mattsson, Soeren; Bjurstam, Nils

    2002-05-01

    The recent technical developments in digital as well as screen-film X-ray mammography have been reviewed in order to evaluate their clinical potential and to analyse possible lines for future development. Material and methods: The scientific literature has been reviewed, conferences covered and contacts with colleagues developed. Companies in the field have been inquired and invited for presentations. Own experience has been gathered from different screen-film and digital mammography systems. Results and conclusions: Although there are important complementary techniques such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray mammography is still the golden standard for breast imaging. It is relatively simple and cost-effective, and it is presently the only realistic technique for screening in a large scale. It is still largely the only technique that can detect breast cancer in a pre invasive stage. Equipment for digital mammography is commercially available both with small area and full field technique (FFDM). The development of FFDM systems is now intense, as well as the development of dedicated workstations and computer-aided detection (CAD). In spite of this, the introduction of digital mammography has been very slow compared to most other X-ray examinations due to high costs and technical challenges to meet the high demands on image quality and dose in mammography as well as the demands on specialised workflow support for screening mammography and suitable display techniques. Film reading of digital mammograms has been the most common display mode so far, but to take full advantage of the digital concept, diagnostic as well as logistic, monitor reading must be applied. There is a potential of FFDM systems for significantly higher image quality or significantly lower dose than screen-film mammography (SFM), or both. Further research is necessary to fully use this potential. The investment costs are much higher for digital than screen-film mammography

  18. The value of CT for the diagnosis of acute diverticulitis; Der Stellenwert der CT in der Akutdiagnostik der Divertikulitis

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    Rotert, H.; Noeldge, G.; Richter, G.M.; Duex, M. [Abteilung fuer Radiodiagnostik, Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg (Germany); Encke, J. [Medizinische Klinik IV, Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg (Germany)

    2003-01-01

    In acute diverticulitis accurate diagnosis and staging are mandatory to decide on the treatment of the patient.The impact of computed tomography (CT) on the treatment of acute diverticulitis will be discussed.Material and Method CT is performed after distension of the distal colon by means of positive,water-soluble contrast media to depict intestinal perforation or penetration. Then intravenous contrast material is administered and spiral scanning is repeated to judge enhancement patterns of the abdominal structures/organs especially of the intestinal wall and to diagnose abscess formation. CT-morphologies of different stages of acute diverticulitis will be described. CT imaging is the only diagnostic method that in case of an acute diverticulitis combines safety with accuracy. On the one hand, it is fast and therefore safe with respect to patient control and on the other hand, it allows accurate staging of the inflammatory process reaching a sensitivity and specificity of up to 100%, each. CT is an appropriate tool to diagnose acute diverticulitis complicated by abscess formation, intestinal penetration or perforation and therefore has direct impact on the treatment of the patient.Discussion If acute diverticulitis is suspected CT is the method of choice for imaging because of its high impact on the choice of therapy and on the management of complications. (orig.) [German] Zielsetzung Bei der akuten Divertikulitis entscheidet eine exakte Stadieneinteilung der Erkrankung ueber das therapeutische Vorgehen.Die Diagnostik mittels Computertomographie (CT) wird der klinischen Einteilung der akuten Divertikulitis und den sich daraus ableitenden therapeutischen Strategien gegenuebergestellt.Material und Methode Die Durchfuehrung der CT bei Verdacht auf akute Divertikulitis erfolgt nach transanaler, intraluminaler Kontrastierung des Darms mit positivem wasserloeslichem Kontrastmittel, um eine Penetration oder Darmperforation nachzuweisen. Anschliessend erfolgt eine

  19. Physikalische Therapie der Beckenbodeninsuffizienz - Methodenvergleich

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    Bocker B

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Harninkontinenz wird von der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Kontinenz als soziales und hygienisches Problem durch unwillkürlichen Harnverlust definiert [1]. Um Aussagen über die Wirksamkeit einzelner Therapieformen in der Behandlung dieser Erkrankung treffen zu können, untersuchten wir 24 Patientinnen mit neuromuskulärer Beckenbodenschwäche sowie 24 männliche Patienten nach Prostatektomie. In einer kontrollierten, prospektiven Längsschnittstudie erhielten je 8 Patienten jeder Diagnosegruppe nach randomisierter Zuordnung eine Serie Elektrostimulation der Beckenbodenmuskulatur (ES, Biofeedbacktherapie (BF und EMG-getriggerte Elektrostimulation (EMG-ES in Kombination mit einer standardisierten Krankengymnastik (KG. Hauptzielparameter ist der Harninkontinenzgrad, Nebenzielparameter die Häufigkeit der Inkontinenzepisoden und Beckenbodenspannung, gemessen über den Oberflächen-EMG-Bereich. In bezug auf den Harninkontinenzgrad sind die Ergebnisse am Studienende bei Einsatz der Feedbackverfahren signifikant besser als nach isolierter Elektrostimulation. Durch BF sank der Harninkontinenzgrad nach Ingelmann-Sundberg im Mittelwert von Therapiebeginn bis zum Ende des Follow-up um 1,2; nach EMG-ES um 1,05. Passive ES führte zu einer Harninkontinenzreduktion um 0,36. In der Beeinflussung der Inkontinenzepisoden ist die bessere Wirkung der Biofeedbackverfahren im Follow-up gesichert (Häufigkeit / d von 2,5 auf 0,75 gegenüber einer Abnahme von 2,6 auf 1,9 infolge ES. Bezüglich des EMG-Bereiches zeigt die reine Elektrostimulation im Gegensatz zu den Feedback-gekoppelten Verfahren (Zunahme der Aktivität um 13,6 bzw. 12 µV keine Wirkung auf die Muskelaktivität. Bei isolierter Betrachtung der Diagnosegruppen führt reine Biofeedbackbehandlung bei den prostatektomierten Patienten zur Abnahme der Harninkontinenz über das Therapieende hinaus: MV = 2,0 bei SD = 0,17 zu Beginn auf MV = 0,7 bei SD = 0,14 zwölf Wochen nach Therapie. Dagegen hat EMG

  20. Über den Anteil der Nullstellen der Riemannschen Zeta-Funktion auf der kritischen Geraden

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    Im Mittelpunkt der vorliegenden Arbeit stehen die Nullstellen der nach Bernhard Riemann benannten Riemannschen Zetafunktion ..(s). Diese Funktion kann für komplexes s mit Res > 1 durch ...(s) = 1 X n=1 1 ns (1.1.1) dargestellt werden. Für andere Werte von s ist ...(s) durch die analytische Fortsetzung der Dirichlet-Reihe in (1.1.1) gegeben. Die ...-Funktion ist in der ganzen komplexen Ebene holomorph, mit Ausnahme des Punktes s = 1, wo sie einen einfachen Pol besitzt. Diese und weitere Eigens...

  1. Review: Gerd Jüttemann (Hrsg. (2013. Die Entwicklung der Psyche in der Geschichte der Menschheit

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    Uwe Krebs

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Der Vorbereitungsband für die Reihe "Die Psychogenese der Menschheit" – ein Sammelband aus 32 Beiträgen, betitelt "Die Entwicklung der Psyche in der Geschichte der Menschheit" und 2013 herausgegeben von Gerd JÜTTEMANN – wird in dieser Besprechung in mehreren Schritten vorgestellt und bewertet. Zunächst wird kontextuell argumentiert, dass die bewährte, empirisch-experimentelle Methodologie der Psychologie zur Vernachlässigung weiterer Erkenntnisverfahren führte, die bei Themen wie dem hier zu besprechenden Werk allein verbleiben und die kurz angesprochen werden. Sodann wird das Werk im Überblick knapp dargestellt und die außergewöhnliche Heterogenität in Inhalten und Methoden betont. Die Besprechung einzelner Beiträge, die nach dem Gesichtspunkt großer Unterschiedlichkeit ausgewählt wurden, schließt sich an. Die abschließende Gesamtbewertung betont den lückenhaften Forschungsstand, die Notwendigkeit der allein verbleibenden qualitativen Methodik mit ihren verschiedenen Möglichkeiten und nennt Desiderata künftigen Vorgehens für diesen thematisch und methodisch interessanten Auftakt-Band, der insbesondere durch Dichte und Verschiedenheit der Beiträge beeindruckt. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1502219

  2. Aktuelles aus der "Fallambulanz Urheberrecht" der OER Community

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    Angelika Güttl-Strahlhofer

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Im Sommersemester 2014 öffnete die Fallambulanz Urheberrecht der OER Community (Open Educational Resources der Virtuellen Pädagogischen Hochschule (VPH ihre Pforten und behandelte – von LehrerInnen eingelieferte – "PatientInnen" ... Die OER Community wird auch 2015 für alle LehrerInnen offen sein und ist dazu da, die Herausforderungen des Urheberrechts im LehrerInnenberuf wahrzunehmen und gemeinschaftlich Lösungswege zu erarbeiten. Es folgt eine kurze Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Erkenntnisse der einzelnen Fälle. Für die ausführlicheren Fallbeschreibungen siehe http://www.virtuelle-ph.at/mod/page/view.php?id=50897 oder auch den Diskussionsverlauf im Forum. Neben den Fällen sind noch zwei Werkstattberichte (Bilder-/Musikschwerpunkt und eine OER-Basisinformation ("Tücken freier Bilder" als Ergebnisse der Lernakitvitäten im Sommersemester 2014 beigefügt.

  3. Determinants of Mammography in Women with Intellectual Disabilities

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    Wilkinson, Joanne E.; Lauer, Emily; Freund, Karen M.; Rosen, Amy K.

    2011-01-01

    Women with intellectual disabilities have the same rate of breast cancer as other women but are less likely to undergo screening mammography. Characteristics associated with mammography for women with intellectual disabilities in the US are unknown. Secondary data analysis of Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services database, comparing women who had a mammogram within 2 years with women who had not on variables related to the ecological model. Bivariate analyses, logistic regression, and assessment of interactions were performed. The study sample’s (n=2907) mean age was 54.7 years; 58% lived in 24-hour residential settings, 52% received nursing health coordination, and over 25% had clinical exam needs (e.g. sedation). Residential setting, health coordination, and recent influenza vaccination were all associated with mammography. Having a guardian, higher level of activities of daily living (ADL) needs, and exam needs (requiring sedation or limited wait time for exams) were associated with lower rates. Interactions between health coordination and exam needs confirmed the potential of the nurse to ameliorate barriers to mammography. Several system-level variables were significantly associated with mammography and, in some cases, appeared to ameliorate intrapersonal/behavioral barriers to mammography. Community agencies caring for intellectually disabled women have potential to impact mammography by using health coordination. PMID:22086812

  4. Traceability and quality control in mammography: measurements and models

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    Peixoto, Jose Guilherme Pereira

    2002-10-01

    The success of a treatment or diagnosis using radiation, depends on the optimization of the dose determination to be administered for the patient and on the beam radiation quality. It is recognized by the international guidelines that it is necessary to improve calibration services for mammography beams in order to improve the quality of clinical diagnosis. Major efforts have been made by several laboratories in order to establish an appropriate and traceable calibration infrastructure and to provide the basis for a quality control program in mammography. The contribution of the radiation metrology network to the mammography services is reviewed in this work. Steps required for the implementation of a mammography calibration system using a constant potential x-ray and a clinical mammography x-ray machine are presented. The various qualities of mammography radiation discussed in this work are in accordance with the IEC 61674 and the AAPM recommendations. This work also presents the methodology and the procedures to maintain and to disseminate the traceability at the x-ray mammography range, describing the interlaboratory comparison performed at LNMRI/IRD/CNEN and at the IPEN/CNEN using the secondary standard ionization chambers traceable with the international standard. It assesses the inter-laboratory comparison consistency and decides whether a questionable value should or not be accepted, using the residual method. This thesis discusses the uncertainties involved in all steps of the calibration chain in accord once with the ISO recommendations. (author)

  5. Quality control in digital mammography: the noise components

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    Leyton, Fernando [Universidade de Tarapaca, Arica (Chile). Centro de Estudios en Ciencias Radiologicas; Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Nogueira, Maria do Socorro, E-mail: mnogue@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil); Duran, Maria Paz [Clinica Alemana, Santiago (Chile). Dept. de Radiologia; Dantas, Marcelino, E-mail: marcelino@inb.gov.b [Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB), Caldas, MG (Brazil). Unidade de Tratamento de Minerios; Ubeda, Carlos, E-mail: cubeda@uta.c [Universidade de Tarapaca, Arica (Chile). Fac. de Ciencias de la Salud

    2011-07-01

    To measure the linearity of the detector and determine the noise components (quantum, electronic and structural noise) that contributed to losing image quality and to determine the signal noise ratio (SNR) and contrast noise ratio (CNR). This paper describes the results of the implementation of a protocol for quality control in digital mammography performed in two direct digital mammography equipment (Hologic, Selenia) in Santiago of Chile. Shows the results of linearity and noise analysis of the images which establishes the main cause of noise in the image of the mammogram to ensure the quality and optimize procedures. The study evaluated two digital mammography's Selenia, Hologic (DR) from Santiago, Chile. We conducted the assessment of linearity of the detector, the signal noise ratio, contrast noise ratio and was determined the contribution of different noise components (quantum, electronics and structural noise). Used different thicknesses used in clinical practice according to the protocol for quality control in digital mammography of Spanish society of medical physics and NHSBSP Equipment Report 0604 Version 3. The Selenia mammography software was used for the analysis of images and Unfors Xi detector for measuring doses. The mammography detector has a linear performance, the CNR and SNR did not comply with the Protocol for the thicknesses of 60 and 70 mm. The main contribution of the noise corresponds to the quantum noise, therefore it is necessary to adjust and optimize the mammography system. (author)

  6. United States radiological health activities: inspection results of mammography facilities.

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    Spelic, Dc; Kaczmarek, Rv; Hilohi, M; Belella, S

    2007-04-01

    The Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) was enacted in 1992 to set national standards for high-quality mammography, including standards for mammographic X-ray equipment, patient dose, clinical image quality, and related technical parameters. The MQSA also requires minimum qualifications for radiologic technologists, interpreting physicians and medical physicists, mandates acceptable practices for quality-control, quality-assurance, and requires processes to audit medical outcomes. This paper presents the findings of MQSA inspections of facilities, which characterize significant factors affecting mammography quality in the United States. Trained inspectors collected data regarding X-ray technical factors, made exposure measurements for the determination of mean glandular dose (MGD), evaluated image quality, and inspected the quality of the film-processing environment. The average annual facility and total U.S. screening exam workloads were computed using workload data reported by facilities. Mammography facilities have made technical improvements as evidenced by a narrower distribution of doses, higher phantom-film background optical densities associated with higher phantom image-quality scores, and better film processing. It is estimated that approximately 36 million screening mammography exams were conducted in 2006, a rate that is almost triple the exam volume estimated for 1997. Digital mammography (DM) is now in use at approximately 14% (1,191 of 8,834) of MQSA-certified mammography facilities. The results indicate that DM can offer lower dose to the patient while providing comparable or better image quality.

  7. Quality control in digital mammography: the noise components

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    Leyton, Fernando; Nogueira, Maria do Socorro; Duran, Maria Paz; Dantas, Marcelino; Ubeda, Carlos

    2011-01-01

    To measure the linearity of the detector and determine the noise components (quantum, electronic and structural noise) that contributed to losing image quality and to determine the signal noise ratio (SNR) and contrast noise ratio (CNR). This paper describes the results of the implementation of a protocol for quality control in digital mammography performed in two direct digital mammography equipment (Hologic, Selenia) in Santiago of Chile. Shows the results of linearity and noise analysis of the images which establishes the main cause of noise in the image of the mammogram to ensure the quality and optimize procedures. The study evaluated two digital mammography's Selenia, Hologic (DR) from Santiago, Chile. We conducted the assessment of linearity of the detector, the signal noise ratio, contrast noise ratio and was determined the contribution of different noise components (quantum, electronics and structural noise). Used different thicknesses used in clinical practice according to the protocol for quality control in digital mammography of Spanish society of medical physics and NHSBSP Equipment Report 0604 Version 3. The Selenia mammography software was used for the analysis of images and Unfors Xi detector for measuring doses. The mammography detector has a linear performance, the CNR and SNR did not comply with the Protocol for the thicknesses of 60 and 70 mm. The main contribution of the noise corresponds to the quantum noise, therefore it is necessary to adjust and optimize the mammography system. (author)

  8. Zeit im Wandel der Zeit.

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    Aichelburg, P. C.

    Contents: Einleitung(P. C. Aichelburg). 1. Über Zeit, Bewegung und Veränderung (Aristoteles). 2. Ewigkeit und Zeit (Plotin). 3. Was ist die Zeit? (Augustinus). 4. Von der Zeit (Immanuel Kant). 5. Newtons Ansichten über Zeit, Raum und Bewegung (Ernst Mach). 6. Über die mechanische Erklärung irreversibler Vorgänge (Ludwig Boltzmann). 7. Das Maß der Zeit (Henri Poincaré). 8. Dauer und Intuition (Henri Bergson). 9. Die Geschichte des Unendlichkeitsproblems (Bertrand Russell). 10. Raum und Zeit (Hermann Minkowski). 11. Der Unterschied von Zeit und Raum (Hans Reichenbach). 12. Newtonscher und Bergsonscher Zeitbegriff (Norbert Wiener). 13. Die Bildung des Zeitbegriffs beim Kinde (JeanPiaget).14. Eine Bemerkung über die Beziehungen zwischen Relativitätstheorie und der idealistischen Philosophie (Kurt Gödel). 15. Der zweite Hauptsatz und der Unterschied von Vergangenheit und Zukunft (Carl Friedrich v. Weizsäcker). 16. Zeit als physikalischer Begriff (Friedrich Hund). 17. Zeitmessung und Zeitbegriff in der Astronomie (Otto Heckmann). 18. Kann die Zeit rückwärts gehen? (Martin Gardner). 19. Zeit und Zeiten (Ilya Prigogine, Isabelle Stengers). 20. Zeit als dynamische Größe in der Relativitätstheorie (P. C. Aichelburg).

  9. Optimum x-ray spectra for mammography.

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    Beaman, S A; Lillicrap, S C

    1982-10-01

    A number of authors have calculated x-ray energies for mammography using, as a criterion, the maximum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) obtainable per unit dose to the breast or conversely the minimum exposure for constant SNR. The predicted optimum energy increases with increasing breast thickness. Tungsten anode x-ray spectra have been measured with and without various added filter materials to determine how close the resultant spectra can be brought to the predicted optimum energies without reducing the x-ray output to unacceptable levels. The proportion of the total number of x-rays in a measured spectrum lying within a narrow energy band centred on the predicted optimum has been used as an optimum energy index. The effect of various filter materials on the measured x-ray spectra has been investigated both experimentally and theoretically. The resulting spectra have been compared with molybdenum anode, molybdenum filtered x-ray spectra normally used for mammography. It is shown that filters with K-absorption edges close to the predicted optimum energies are the most effective at producing the desired spectral shape. The choices of filter thickness and Vp are also explored in relationship to their effect on the resultant x-ray spectral shape and intensity.

  10. Mammography screening credit card and compliance.

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    Schapira, D V; Kumar, N B; Clark, R A; Yag, C

    1992-07-15

    Screening for breast cancer using mammography has been shown to be effective in reducing mortality from breast cancer. The authors attempted to determine if use of a wallet-size plastic screening "credit" card would increase participants' compliance for subsequent mammograms when compared with traditional methods of increasing compliance. Two hundred and twenty consecutive women, ages 40-70 years, undergoing their first screening mammography were recruited and assigned randomly to four groups receiving (1) a reminder plastic credit card (2) reminder credit card with written reminder; (3) appointment card; and (4) verbal recommendation. Return rates of the four groups were determined after 15 months. The return rate for subsequent mammograms was significantly higher for participants (72.4%) using the credit card than for participants (39.8%) exposed to traditional encouragement/reminders (P less than 0.0001). The credit card was designed to show the participant's screening anniversary, and the durability of the card may have been a factor in increasing the return rate. The use of reminder credit cards may increase compliance for periodic screening examinations for other cancers and other chronic diseases.

  11. Positron emission mammography: initial clinical results.

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    Levine, Edward A; Freimanis, Rita I; Perrier, Nancy D; Morton, Kathryn; Lesko, Nadia M; Bergman, Simon; Geisinger, Kim R; Williams, Rodney C; Sharpe, Connie; Zavarzin, Valera; Weinberg, Irving N; Stepanov, Pavel Y; Beylin, David; Lauckner, Kathryn; Doss, Mohan; Lovelace, Judy; Adler, Lee P

    2003-01-01

    Evaluation of high-risk mammograms represents an enormous clinical challenge. Functional breast imaging coupled with mammography (positron emission mammography [PEM]) could improve imaging of such lesions. A prospective study was performed using PEM in women scheduled for stereotactic breast biopsy. Patients were recruited from the surgical clinic. Patients were injected with 10 mCi of 2-[18F] fluorodeoxyglucose. One hour later, patients were positioned on the stereotactic biopsy table, imaged with a PEM scanner, and a stereotactic biopsy was performed. Imaging was reviewed and compared with pathologic results. There were 18 lesions in 16 patients. PEM images were analyzed by drawing a region of interest at the biopsy site and comparing the count density in the region of interest with the background. A lesion-to-background ratio >2.5 appeared to be a robust indicator of malignancy and yielded a sensitivity of 86%, specificity of 91%, and overall diagnostic accuracy of 89%. No adverse events were associated with the PEM imaging. The data show that PEM is safe, feasible, and has an encouraging accuracy rate in this initial experience. Lesion-to-background ratios >2.5 were found to be a useful threshold value for identifying positive (malignant) results. This study supports the further development of PEM.

  12. Laparoskopische Operationen in der Urologie

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    Türk I

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Von Januar 1997 bis August 1998 führten wir an der Klinik für Urologie der Charité insgesamt 391 laparoskopische Operationen durch. Zu den durchgeführten Operationen zählten u.a. die laparoskopische Nephrektomie, die laparoskopische Tumornephrektomie, die laparoskopische Nierenbeckenplastik, die laparoskopische retroperitoneale Lymphadenektomie bei Hodentumorpatienten, die laparoskopische Ureterolithotomie und die laparoskopische Tumorexzision von malignen Nierentumoren. Das Alter der operierten Patienten lag zwischen 2 und 78 Jahren. Die Operationszeiten bewegten sich in Abhängigkeit vom jeweiligen Eingriff zwischen 15 und 510 Minuten. Insgesamt haben wir 14 Komplikationen beobachtet. Da wir im Rahmen der Varikozelenoperationen keine Komplikationen beobachtet haben, entspricht das einer Komplikationsrate von 6,3 %. Die Laparoskopie stellt heute eine etablierte und sichere Alternative zu einer Reihe von offenen Operationen in der Urologie dar.

  13. Socio-demographic determinants of participation in mammography screening

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    von Euler-Chelpin, My; Olsen, Anne Helene; Njor, Sisse

    2008-01-01

    Our objective was to use individual data on socio-demographic characteristics to identify predictors of participation in mammography screening and control to what extent they can explain the regional difference. We used data from mammography screening programmes in Copenhagen, 1991-1999, and Funen.......68-3.10) for Copenhagen and Funen, respectively. Other important predictive factors for nonparticipation were not being married and not being Danish. In conclusion, to enhance participation in mammography screening programmes special attention needs to be given to women not using other primary health care services. All...

  14. Mammography screening in Germany: how, when and why?

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    Bick, U.

    2006-01-01

    It is well-known from several large randomized trials that regular mammography screening can reduce breast cancer mortality. While in many countries mammography screening programs have been in existence for quite some time, an organized population-based screening program is only now being implemented in Germany. In this review article, the different elements of a mammography screening program and their effect on the cost-benefit ratio are discussed and the planned German screening program is compared to the international programs. (orig.)

  15. An assessment of American Indian women's mammography experiences

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    Faseru Babalola

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Mortality from breast cancer has increased among American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN women. Despite this alarming reality, AI/AN women have some of the lowest breast cancer screening rates. Only 37% of eligible AI/AN women report a mammogram within the last year and 52% report a mammogram within the last two years compared to 57% and 72% for White women. The experiences and satisfaction surrounding mammography for AI/AN women likely are different from that of women of other racial/ethnic groups, due to cultural differences and limited access to Indian Health Service sponsored mammography units. The overall goals of this study are to identify and understand the mammography experiences and experiential elements that relate to satisfaction or dissatisfaction with mammography services in an AI/AN population and to develop a culturally-tailored AI/AN mammography satisfaction survey. Methods and Design The three project aims that will be used to guide this work are: 1 To compare the mammography experiences and satisfaction with mammography services of Native American/Alaska Native women with that of Non-Hispanic White, Hispanic, and Black women, 2 To develop and validate the psychometric properties of an American Indian Mammography Survey, and 3 To assess variation among AI/AN women's assessments of their mammography experiences and mammography service satisfaction. Evaluations of racial/ethnic differences in mammography patient satisfaction have received little study, particularly among AI/AN women. As such, qualitative study is uniquely suited for an initial examination of their experiences because it will allow for a rich and in-depth identification and exploration of satisfaction elements. Discussion This formative research is an essential step in the development of a validated and culturally tailored AI/AN mammography satisfaction assessment. Results from this project will provide a springboard from which a maximally

  16. [Commentary on the planned restructuring of mammography screening in Austria].

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    Vutuc, Christian; Haidinger, Gerald

    2011-08-01

    With regards to the planned reorganisation of screening mammography in Austria - from an opportunistic to an organised system - the problems related with such a change are depicted from an epidemiological point of view. We were able to demonstrate earlier that opportunistic screening mammography matches the results of controlled screening mammography in Finland and Sweden. Switching to a controlled system in Austria would - besides the need for a change in legislation - lead to enormous expenditures in terms of resources needed and moreover, it could be not evaluated for years.

  17. CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program

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    Moreno-Ramirez, A.; Brandan, M. E.; Villasenor-Navarro, Y.; Galvan, H. A.; Ruiz-Trejo, C. [Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico); Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080 (Mexico); Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico)

    2012-10-23

    Despite the recent acquisition of significant quantities of computed radiography CR equipment for mammography, Mexican regulations do not specify the performance requirements for digital systems such as those of CR type. The design of a quality control program QCP specific for CR mammography systems was thus considered relevant. International protocols were taken as reference to define tests, procedures and acceptance criteria. The designed QCP was applied in three CR mammography facilities. Important deficiencies in spatial resolution, noise, image receptor homogeneity, artifacts and breast thickness compensation were detected.

  18. Studies Comparing Screen-Film Mammography and Full-Field Digital Mammography in Breast Cancer Screening: Updated Review

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    Skaane, P.

    2009-01-01

    Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) has several potential benefits as compared with screen-film mammography (SFM) in mammography screening. Digital technology also opens for implementation of advanced applications, including computer-aided detection (CAD) and tomosynthesis. Phantom studies and experimental clinical studies have shown that FFDM is equal or slightly superior to SFM for detection and characterization of mammographic abnormalities. Despite obvious advantages, the conversion to digital mammography has been slower than anticipated, and not only due to higher costs. Until very recently, some countries did not even permit the use of digital mammography in breast cancer screening. The reason for this reluctant attitude was concern about lower spatial resolution and about using soft-copy reading. Furthermore, there was a lack of data supporting improved diagnostic accuracy using FFDM in a screening setting, since two pioneer trials both showed nonsignificantly lower cancer detection rate at FFDM. The 10 studies comparing FFDM and SFM in mammography screening published so far have shown divergent and rather conflicting results. Nevertheless, there is a rapid conversion to digital mammography in breast cancer screening in many western countries. The aim of this article is to give an updated review of these studies, discuss the conflicting findings, and draw some conclusions from the results

  19. Implementation of BIRADS{sup TM} together with an organization of percutaneous breast biopsies: experiences, reactions; Implementierung der BIRADS{sup TM}-Klassifikation in Kombination mit einer Organisation der perkutanen Nadelbiopsie von Brustlaesionen: Erfahrungen, Reaktionen

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    Hergan, K.; Oser, W. [Zentrales Inst. fuer Radiologie, LKH Feldkirch (Austria); Laengle, I. [Obmann der Fachgruppe Radiologie Vorarlberg (Austria)

    2002-12-01

    Purpose: To record the acceptance and reactions of radiologist und physicians who recommend patients for mammography after simultaneous establishment of BIRADS{sup TM} and a registration of the results of percutaneous breast biopsies. Materials and methods: To improve clarity of mammographic reports and to provide guidance concerning any necessary percutaneous breast biopsies the Breast Imaging Data And Reporting System (BIRADS{sup TM}) has been introduced regionally together with a registration of percutaneous breast biopsies. Using a questionnaire, 25 radiologists and 230 referring physicians were asked on acceptance and reactions concerning the established system. Results: Of the 15 answering radiologists, 93% considered BIRADS{sup TM} a worthwhile effort and 87% found the biopsy guidelines to be useful. They regarded the acceptance of the referring physicians and patients as high (80%). Up to 69% of the 52 participating physicians stated a better understanding of the mammographic reports, an easier comprehension of the dignity classification of a mammographic lesion and the feeling of an improvement in their work. Preoperative assessment of histology was found to be valuable by 94% of the referring physicians. They believe that more than half of the patients benefit from the biopsy guidelines and that the majority of patients accept this approach. Conclusion: BIRADS{sup TM} is useful to standardize and improve mammographic reports. It is advantageous to link BIRADS{sup TM} with guidelines for percutaneous breast biopsies. (orig.) [German] Ziel: Erfassung der Akzeptanz und Reaktionen von Radiologen und zur Mammographie zuweisenden Aerzten (Allgemeinmediziner, Gynaekologen) nach gleichzeitiger Einfuehrung von BIRADS{sup TM} und einer Organisation perkutaner Mammabiopsien. Material und Methode: Zur Synchronisation und besseren Verstaendlichkeit von mammographischen Befunden und zur Vorgabe klarer Richtlinien bez. der perkutanen Mammabiopsie wurde in einem regional

  20. Verantwortlicher Umgang mit Antibiotika: Notwendigkeit der Antibiotikareduktion in der Aknetherapie.

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    Gollnick, Harald P M; Buer, Jan; Beissert, Stefan; Sunderkätter, Cord

    2016-12-01

    Der übermäßige oder unkritische weltweite Einsatz von Antibiotika in der Medizin hat die Ausbreitung von Antibiotikaresistenzen beschleunigt. In einigen Bereichen sind viele Antibiotika bei bakteriellen Infektionen, die zuvor noch gut auf antibakterielle Wirkstoffe reagierten, mittlerweile wirkungslos geworden. Dermatologen/Venerologen setzten orale und topische Antibiotika bei der Behandlung von Acne vulgaris routinemäßig ein, obwohl Akne weder eine infektiöse Erkrankung ist noch alleine durch das Propionibacterium getriggert wird. Vielmehr ist sie eine komplexe, chronische entzündliche Hauterkrankung, die durch verschiedene pathogenetische Faktoren wie follikuläre Hyperkeratose, erhöhter Sebumproduktion, bakterielle Proliferation und Entzündung zustande kommt. Folglich sollte eine erfolgreiche Therapie auf die Bekämpfung verschiedener pathogenetischer Faktoren und nicht nur auf die von Propionibacterium acnes abzielen. Daher wurden topische Retinoide und Benzoylperoxid als Mittel der ersten Wahl definiert. Monotherapien mit lokalen Antibiotika sollten insgesamt vermieden werden. Systemische Antibiotika der Tetrazyklin-Gruppe haben bei bestimmen Krankheitsstadien ihren Sinn, ihre Wirkung könnte aber eher auf der antientzündlichen als auf der antibiotischen Reaktion beruhen. Gesundheitsbehörden ermahnen alle Gesundheitsdienstleister, den Einsatz von Antibiotika einzuschränken. Das Nutzen-Risiko-Verhältnis muss bei der Entscheidung für oder gegen eine antibiotische Therapie bei einem einzelnen Patienten immer auch in Bezug auf das öffentliche Interesse am Erhalt der Wirksamkeit von Antibiotika abgewogen werden. Im Folgenden werden das aktuelle Krankheitskonzept zu Acne vulgaris und die sich daraus ableitenden Konsequenzen für den Einsatz von Antibiotika vorgestellt. © 2016 Deutsche Dermatologische Gesellschaft (DDG). Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. Magnification mammography versus grid techniques comparative experimental and clinical studies with D screen-film systems

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    Teubner, J.; Wentz, K.U.; Lenk, J.Z.

    1986-01-01

    The diagnostic efficiency of 0.1-mm microfocus magnification mammography and 0.3-mm grid mammography measured with respect to detail detectability and the breast dome on different screen-film systems. The experimental tests were formed with a lead bar test pattern and a biologic pattern for grid mammography and for magnification mammography with different magnifications. In 50 patients the authors compared the diagnostic efficiency of 2X magnification mammography with high-speed screen-film system and grid mammography with photosensitized industrial film. Both mammographic systems require the same skin entrance radiation dose. They analyze detectability of microcalcifications and the assessment of margins. For the same organ radiation dose, grid mammography and magnification mammography yielded comparable detectability. The essential advantages of magnification mammography are faster processing, easier visual evaluation, and the ability of further information due to different projections

  2. Screening mammography: the results for four years

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    Choi, Hyo Kyeong; Park, Jeong Mi; Lee, Jun Hyung; Son, Byung Ho; Ahn, Sei Hyun [Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2000-06-01

    To perform a medical audit of screening mammography for breast cancer and to determine the benefit of this procedure for the early detection of this condition. We reviewed the results of 43,329 instances of mammography in 36,802 women (18-86 (mean,46) years old) who underwent the procedure at our health promotion center between January 1995 and December 1998. After reviewing the mammographic reports, we selected ACR BI-RADS assessment categories 0, 4, 5, and then reviewed the follow-up studies and the pathologic results thus obtained. By comparison with the total number of patients diagnosed with breast cancer during the same period, false negative cases were confirmed, and from these data a medical audit was performed. The percentage of women undergoing mammographic examination has increased in recent years (from 64.5% in 1995 to 97.4 % in 1998), and cases of breast cancer among those aged 30 to 69 has tended to increase. A total of 1.879 cases were assessed as Bi-Rads categories 0, 4, 5, and of these, 155 were recommended for biopsy or surgery. A confirmatory pathologic diagnosis was obtained in 106 cases, and in 43 of these, breast cancer was pathologically proven. The recall rate was 5.1%, and the cancer detection rate was 1.2/1000 population. Positive predictive value 1 (PPV1) was found in 2.3% of cases, PPV2 in 27.7%, and PPV3 in 40.6%. The most common mammographic finding was microcalcification (40.5%), and a pathological finding of invasive ductal carcinoma was found in 66.7% of cases. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer totalled 47 (four cases were false negative); the estimated sensitivity was 91.5%, with a specificity of 95.0%. The percentage of minimal cancers found was 48.8, while that of axillary node-positive invasive cancers was 33.3. The total rate of axillary nodal metastasis was 22.0%, and the rate of stages 0 and I was 73.2%. When appropriate interpretation and follow-up monitoring of screening mammography is performed, the procedure is

  3. Klassekampen, der forsvandt

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    Rosenbaum, Philip

    2018-01-01

    Stuvet sammen i et lille lokale på Ecole d'économie de Paris sidder omkring 50 forventningsfulde ph. d.-studerende og professorer fra de ledende franske økonomiske forskningsinstitutter. Salen sitrer, mens forsamlingen venter på, at Thomas Piketty skal løfte sløret for sit nye projekt - en slags...... epilog til hans store økonomiske fortælling og gigantiske hit, Kapitalen i det 21. århundrede, der er udkommet på over 40 sprog og er gået hen og blevet det mest diskuterede økonomiske værk uden for akademiske kredse i nyere tid. På et engelsk med tyk og syngende fransk accent indleder Piketty sin...

  4. Object characterization simulator for estimating compressed breast during mammography

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    Pinheiro, Luciana de J.S.; Rio, Margarita Chevalier del

    2011-01-01

    The measurement of the thickness of a compressed breast during the mammography test is necessary in order to calculate the glandular dose in mammography procedures, in an analysis of risk/benefit, given that the target organ in these procedures is highly sensitive to ionising radiation. However, mammography is a test of utmost importance in diagnosis. In theory, it may be possible to calculate the thickness of the compressed breast through the measurements of the focus object distance by using projections of radio opaque objects fixed to the compression tray. The facilities of the Laboratory of Applied Radioprotection to Mammography - LARAM were used for this study, as well as breast simulators with well defined thickness, in the assembly of the techniques for the measurement of the thickness of the compressed breast. The results showed that it is possible to determine this thickness through calculations and simulators through this method which is susceptible to be adequate to the dosimetry. (author)

  5. Ultrasonography as a diagnostic method in addition to mammography

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    Otto, H.; Roer, E.

    1988-05-01

    By using ultrasonography in addition to mammography, experienced diagnosticians essentially enhance the safety of their diagnosis of mammary gland diseases. The same applies to gynecomastia, the condition after plastic surgery, and mastitis.

  6. Establishment of Guidance Levels in General Radiography and Mammography

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    2010-04-01

    Coordinated project report IAEA ARCAL LXXV-RLA/9/048 Pilot Exercise for Developing and Setting Levels Reference in General Radiography and Mammography as a Tool for Optimizing Radiation Protection and Reduce Patient Exposure in Latin America

  7. Evaluation of breast cancer through mammographies and image digital processing

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    Crestana, Rita H.S.

    1995-01-01

    The state of art of image processing has provided important advances to many scientific investigation areas particularly to medical own. This work exploits the potentiality of using image processing techniques for analyzing breast phantoms and mammographies. 36 refs., 62 figs

  8. Aktuelle Diagnostik der kindlichen Harninkontinenz

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Einnässen ist das häufigste urologische Symptom im Kindesalter. Es ist für den behandelnden Arzt eine Herausforderung, da der Erfolg oder Mißerfolg der eingeleiteten Therapie das psychische und auch das körperliche Wohlergehen des Kindes deutlich beeinflußt. Die Abklärung inkontinenter Kinder, die zumeist primär in der Hand von Pädiatern liegt, wird von den beteiligten Fachdisziplinen sehr unterschiedlich gehandhabt. Dabei zeichnet sich zumindest in Deutschland eine Tendenz zur primären Psychologisierung des Problems Enuresis ab. In unserer Spezialsprechstunde finden sich immer mehr Kinder, die beim Kinderpsychologen vorgestellt wurden, nachdem primäre medikamentöse Therapieversuche nicht erfolgreich waren. Auch eine Komedikation mit Ritalin wegen Aufmerksamkeits-Defizitsyndrom findet sich zunehmend. Die Diagnostik der vorbehandelnden Kollegen reicht dabei vom Nichtstun bis hin zu invasiven radiologischen Maßnahmen und endoskopischen Verfahren. Ein definierter Behandlungserfolg kann nur dann erzielt werden, wenn durch die vorangegangene Diagnostik eine klare Unterscheidung zwischen Enuresis und allen anderen Formen der Blasenstörung, zusammengefaßt im Begriff "Kindliche Harninkontinenz", getroffen wird. Nach den Leitlinien der deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie (DGU und des Arbeitskreises "Urologische Funktionsdiagnostik und Urologie der Frau" muß man streng bei unterschiedlicher Ätiologie und Pathophysiologie zwischen Enuresis und kindlicher Harninkontinenz unterscheiden [1]. Die nicht-invasive Basisdiagnostik erlaubt in den meisten Fällen bereits die Klassifizierung der Störung und gibt Hinweise auf die Ursache. Die exakte pathophysiologische Abklärung bei kindlicher Inkontinenz kann aber nur durch weiterführende invasive Diagnostik bzw. mit Hilfe der (Video- Zystomanometrie erfolgen.

  9. Analyse der Energieeffizienz eines Brennstoffzellenstapels im Kaltstartbetrieb

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    Tang, Tian

    2016-01-01

    Diese Dissertation befasst sich mit den Herausforderungen des Kaltstarts in einem Brennstoffzellenantriebsstrang. Ziel der Dissertation ist der Gewinn grundlegender wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse bezüglich der Weiterentwicklung des Thermo- und Energiemanagements in dem Brennstoffzellenantriebsstrang. Die Untersuchung wird anhand der Gesamtfahrzeugsimulation eines Antriebstrangmodells durchgeführt, wobei dieses ein speziell entwickeltes Mehrphasen-Brennstoffzellenstapelmodell beinhaltet. D...

  10. Bilderpolitik - Der gewöhnliche Faschismus im Kontext der Produktion und der Rezeption

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    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Obyknovennyi fashizm / Der gewöhnliche Faschismus war ein sowjetisches Filmprojekt, das im Jahr 1965 von Michail Romm gemeinsam mit Jurij Chanjutin und Maja Turovskaja auf der Grundlage vom während der NS-Zeit entstandenen Bildmaterial realisiert wurde. Bei dem Projekt handelt es sich um den ersten umfassenden Versuch einer filmischen Reflexion über den Faschismus und implizit auch über die eigene totalitäre Vergangenheit in der nachstalinistischen Sowjetunion. Dieser Schlüsselfilm der 1960er Jahre löste eine breite internationale Diskussion aus, die Einblick in das diskursive Feld der wechselseitigen politisch-ideologischen Spiegelungen während der Zeit des Kalten Krieges gewährt. Obyknovennyi fashizm gehört zum Genre des „Kompilationsfilms“, das eine Wiederveröffentlichung und Neuinterpretation historischen Bildmaterials leistet. Montiert wurde der Film aus NS-Wochenschauen, Dokumentarfilmen und Kulturfilmen (2 Mio Meter Film, die 1945 von der Roten Armee aus den Beständen des Reichsfilmarchivs konfisziert und nach Moskau gebracht worden waren. Dieses Filmmaterial wurde ergänzt durch Fotografien, etwa die Fotoporträts des Hitler-Leibfotografen Heinrich Hoffmann oder private Schnappschüsse von Soldaten der deutschen Wehrmacht, die Jahrzehnte später im Zusammenhang mit der ersten Wehrmachtsausstellung großes Aufsehen erregten. In dem Artikel von Wolfgang Beilenhoff und Sabine Hänsgen werden die langwierige Produktionsgeschichte und die kontroverse Rezeption des Films in BRD und DDR behandelt. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit finden bei der Filmanalyse die medialen Strategien, mit denen dieser Kompilationsfilm das NS-Bildmaterial einer kritischen Lektüre unterzieht. Im Zentrum stehen das Zusammenspiel von visueller Montage und mündlichem Autorenkommentar sowie die Verwendung anderer Medien (Fotografie und Buch im Film. Im Schlussteil des Artikels wird Romms Film im Kontext anderer filmischer Auseinandersetzungen mit

  11. Moderne mathematische Methoden der Physik

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    Goldhorn, Karl-Heinz; Kraus, Margarita

    2010-01-01

    Der große Vorzug dieses Lehrbuchs liegt in seiner kompromisslosen Konzentration auf begriffliche Klarheit bei bewusstem Verzicht auf für Physiker irrelevante Details. Es richtet sich u.a. an Studierende von Master-, Aufbau-, Graduierten- und Promotionsstudiengängen im Bereich der theoretischen und mathematischen Physik. Die Auswahl des Stoffes deckt ein breites Spektrum mathematischer Konzepte und Methoden ab, die für die heutige Physik relevant sind. Dieser zweite Band konzentriert sich dabei auf mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik: Unbeschränkte Operatoren im Hilbertraum, Spektraltheorie sowie Symmetriegruppen und ihre Darstellungen mit besonderem Augenmerk auf Rotations- und Lorentzgruppe.

  12. Von der Vielfalt einer Institution

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    Kabaum, Marcel; Buck, Marc Fabian

    2013-01-01

    Von der Vielfalt von Universitäten bzw. higher education institutions (HEIs) zu sprechen heißt, sich dem Dickicht an Komplexität zu stellen, das sich zwischen ihren Ideen und Realitäten ausbreitet. Der Text führt in den Sammelband "Ideen und Realitäten von Universitäten" ein und hebt die verschiedenen disziplinären Sichtweisen sowie die internationale Breite - Deutschland, Südamerika, USA, Afghanistan und China - der Beiträge hervor. (DIPF/Orig.)

  13. CRPS I der Hand: Langzeitergebnisse

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    Estelmann, Alexandra

    2010-01-01

    In dieser Studie werden 30 Patienten mit einem CRPS der oberen Extremität durchschnittlich 6,1 Jahre nach Erstdiagnose (1,5 – 13 Jahre) einer umfassenden klinischen Untersuchung unterzogen. Diese Nachuntersuchung umfasste die Testung von Motorik, Umfang, Trophik und Sensibilität und die Messung der Hauttemperatur. Weiterhin wurde mittels Fragebogen die Beeinträchtigung der Aktivitäten des täglichen Lebens (ATL) und des Berufs durch das CRPS ermittelt. Es zeigt sich, dass auch noch Jahre nach ...

  14. Mammography in asymptomatic women aged 40-49 years

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    Silva, Flávio Xavier; Katz, Leila; Souza, Alex Sandro Rolland; Amorim, Melania Maria Ramos

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To assess findings of mammography of and interventions resulting from breast cancer screening in women aged 40-49 years with no increased risk (typical risk) of breast cancer. METHODS This cross-sectional study evaluated women aged 40-49 years who underwent mammography screening in a mastology reference center in Recife, PE, Northeastern Brazil, between January 2010 and October 2011. Women with breast-related complaints, positive findings in the physical examination, or high risk ...

  15. Postmortem validation of breast density using dual-energy mammography

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    Molloi, Sabee; Ducote, Justin L.; Ding, Huanjun; Feig, Stephen A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Mammographic density has been shown to be an indicator of breast cancer risk and also reduces the sensitivity of screening mammography. Currently, there is no accepted standard for measuring breast density. Dual energy mammography has been proposed as a technique for accurate measurement of breast density. The purpose of this study is to validate its accuracy in postmortem breasts and compare it with other existing techniques. Methods: Forty postmortem breasts were imaged using a dua...

  16. Accuracy of Diagnostic Mammography at Facilities Serving Vulnerable Women

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    Goldman, L. Elizabeth; Walker, Rod; Miglioretti, Diana L.; Smith-Bindman, Rebecca; Kerlikowske, Karla

    2011-01-01

    Background Breast cancer missed on diagnostic mammography may contribute to delayed diagnoses, while false-positive results may lead to unnecessary invasive procedures. Whether accuracy of diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women differs from other facilities is unknown. Objective To compare the interpretive performance of diagnostic mammography at facilities serving vulnerable women to those serving non-vulnerable women. Design We examined 168,251 diagnostic mammograms performed at BCSC facilities from 1999–2005. We used hierarchical logistic regression to compare sensitivity, false positive rates, and cancer detection rates. Subjects Women ages 40–80 years undergoing diagnostic mammography to evaluate an abnormal screening mammogram or breast problem. Measures Facilities were assigned vulnerability indices according to the populations served based on the proportion of mammograms performed on women with lower educational attainment, racial/ethnic minority status, limited household income, or rural residences. Results Sensitivity of diagnostic mammography did not vary significantly across vulnerability indices adjusted for patient-level characteristics, but false-positive rates for diagnostic mammography examinations to evaluate a breast problem were higher at facilities serving vulnerable women defined as those with: lower educational attainment (odds ratio (OR) 1.39; 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.08, 1.79); racial/ethnic minorities (OR 1.32; 95% CI 0.98, 1.76); limited income (OR 1.34; 95% CI 1.08, 1.66), and rural residence (OR 1.55; 95% CI 1.27, 1.88). Conclusions Diagnostic mammography to evaluate a breast problem at facilities serving vulnerable women has higher false positive rates than at facilities serving non-vulnerable women. This may reflect concerns that vulnerable populations may be less likely to follow-up after abnormal diagnostic mammography or concerns that such populations have higher cancer prevalence. PMID:20966780

  17. Potential Cost Savings of Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography.

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    Patel, Bhavika K; Gray, Richard J; Pockaj, Barbara A

    2017-06-01

    The purpose of this article is to discuss whether the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM) render it a viable diagnostic alternative to breast MRI. That CEDM couples low-energy images (comparable to the diagnostic quality of standard mammography) and subtracted contrast-enhanced mammograms make it a cost-effective modality and a realistic substitute for the more costly breast MRI.

  18. Evaluating women's attitudes and perceptions in developing mammography promotion messages.

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    Schechter, C; Vanchieri, C F; Crofton, C

    1990-01-01

    Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Although mammography is recognized as the most effective early detection method for breast cancer, it remains underutilized. Communications theory and practice, with its emphasis on formative research, can provide a basis for developing strategies effective in changing mammography-related behaviors. Formative research, an important component of communications planning, can offer information useful in developing suitable messages and ...

  19. [Fine needle aspiration cytology of mammography screening

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    Engvad, B.; Laenkholm, A.V.; Schwartz, Thue W.

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: In the year 2000 a quality assurance programme for the preoperative breast diagnostics was introduced in Denmark. The programme was based on the "European guidelines for quality assurance in breast cancer screening and diagnosis" where - among other measures - five cytological......-choice treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 767 women had FNAC performed from a total of 783 lesions at the Mammography Clinic, University Hospital Odense. All FNACs were compared with the final histology diagnosis. Nine statistical parameters were calculated according to the European guidelines. RESULTS: A total...... of 66% of the 783 FNACs had a malignant cytology diagnosis, which in 99% of the cases turned out to be the correct diagnosis. Four lesions were false positives all of which represented benign proliferative breast diseases. The surgical procedures in these cases were either excisional biopsy...

  20. BIRADS{sup TM} classification in mammography

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    Balleyguier, Corinne [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France)]. E-mail: balleyguier@igr.fr; Ayadi, Salma [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France); Van Nguyen, Kim [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France); Vanel, Daniel [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France); Dromain, Clarisse [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France); Sigal, Robert [Department of Radiology, Institut de Cancerologie Gustave-Roussy, 39 rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif (France)

    2007-02-15

    The Breast Imaging Report and Data System (BIRADS) of the American College of Radiology (ACR) is today largely used in most of the countries where breast cancer screening is implemented. It is a tool defined to reduce variability between radiologists when creating the reports in mammography, ultrasonography or MRI. Some changes in the last version of the BIRADS{sup TM} have been included to reduce the inaccuracy of some categories, especially for category 4. The BIRADS{sup TM} includes a lexicon and descriptive diagrams of the anomalies, recommendations for the mammographic report as well as councils and examples of mammographic cases. This review describes the mammographic items of the BIRADS classification with its more recent developments, while detailing the advantages and limits of this classification.

  1. Mammography screening. Benefits, harms, and informed choice

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    Jørgensen, Karsten Juhl

    2013-01-01

    the justification of breast screening is therefore not a simple question of whether screening reduces breast cancer mortality. This dissertation quantifies the primary benefits and harms of screening mammography. Denmark has an unscreened "control group" because only two geographical regions offered screening over...... are overdiagnosed. An effect on breast cancer mortality is doubtful in today's setting, and overdiagnosis causes an increase in the use of mastectomies. These findings are discussed in the context of tumour biology and stage at diagnosis. The information provided to women in invitations and on the Internet...... exaggerates benefits, participation is directly recommended, and the harms are downplayed or left out, despite agreement that the objective is informed choice. This raises an ethical discussion concerning autonomy versus paternalism, and the difficulty in weighing benefits against harms. Finally, financial...

  2. Instrumentation optimization for positron emission mammography

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    Moses, William W. E-mail: wwmoses@lbl.gov; Qi Jinyi

    2004-07-11

    The past several years have seen designs for PET cameras optimized to image the breast, commonly known as Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) cameras. The guiding principal behind PEM instrumentation is that a camera whose field of view is restricted to a single breast has higher performance and lower cost than a conventional PET camera. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules, although geometries that encircle the breast have also been proposed. The ability of the detectors to measure the depth of interaction (DOI) is also a relevant feature. This paper finds that while both the additional solid angle coverage afforded by encircling the breast and the decreased blurring afforded by the DOI measurement improve performance, for small lesions the ability to measure DOI is more important than the ability to encircle the breast.

  3. Mammography screening. Benefits, harms, and informed choice

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    Jørgensen, Karsten Juhl

    2013-01-01

    . A mortality reduction can never justify a medical intervention in its own right, but must be weighed against the harms. Overdiagnosis is the most important harm of breast screening, but has gained wider recognition only in recent years. Screening leads to the detection and treatment of breast cancers...... that would otherwise never have been detected because they grow very slowly or not at all and would not have been detected in the woman's lifetime in the absence of screening. Screening therefore turns women into cancer patients unnecessarily, with life-long physical and psychological harms. The debate about...... the justification of breast screening is therefore not a simple question of whether screening reduces breast cancer mortality. This dissertation quantifies the primary benefits and harms of screening mammography. Denmark has an unscreened "control group" because only two geographical regions offered screening over...

  4. Fundamental limits of positron emission mammography

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    Moses, William W.; Qi, Jinyi

    2001-01-01

    We explore the causes of performance limitation in positron emission mammography cameras. We compare two basic camera geometries containing the same volume of 511 keV photon detectors, one with a parallel plane geometry and another with a rectangular geometry. We find that both geometries have similar performance for the phantom imaged (in Monte Carlo simulation), even though the solid angle coverage of the rectangular camera is about 50 percent higher than the parallel plane camera. The reconstruction algorithm used significantly affects the resulting image; iterative methods significantly outperform the commonly used focal plane tomography. Finally, the characteristics of the tumor itself, specifically the absolute amount of radiotracer taken up by the tumor, will significantly affect the imaging performance

  5. Fundamental limits of positron emission mammography

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    Moses, William W.; Qi, Jinyi

    2001-06-01

    We explore the causes of performance limitation in positron emission mammography cameras. We compare two basic camera geometries containing the same volume of 511 keV photon detectors, one with a parallel plane geometry and another with a rectangular geometry. We find that both geometries have similar performance for the phantom imaged (in Monte Carlo simulation), even though the solid angle coverage of the rectangular camera is about 50 percent higher than the parallel plane camera. The reconstruction algorithm used significantly affects the resulting image; iterative methods significantly outperform the commonly used focal plane tomography. Finally, the characteristics of the tumor itself, specifically the absolute amount of radiotracer taken up by the tumor, will significantly affect the imaging performance.

  6. Instrumentation optimization for positron emission mammography

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    Moses, William W.; Qi, Jinyi

    2003-06-05

    The past several years have seen designs for PET cameras optimized to image the breast, commonly known as Positron Emission Mammography or PEM cameras. The guiding principal behind PEM instrumentation is that a camera whose field of view is restricted to a single breast has higher performance and lower cost than a conventional PET camera. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules, although geometries that encircle the breast have also been proposed. The ability of the detector modules to measure the depth of interaction (DOI) is also a relevant feature. This paper finds that while both the additional solid angle coverage afforded by encircling the breast and the decreased blurring afforded by the DOI measurement improve performance, the ability to measure DOI is more important than the ability to encircle the breast.

  7. Instrumentation optimization for positron emission mammography

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    Moses, William W.; Qi, Jinyi

    2003-01-01

    The past several years have seen designs for PET cameras optimized to image the breast, commonly known as Positron Emission Mammography or PEM cameras. The guiding principal behind PEM instrumentation is that a camera whose field of view is restricted to a single breast has higher performance and lower cost than a conventional PET camera. The most common geometry is a pair of parallel planes of detector modules, although geometries that encircle the breast have also been proposed. The ability of the detector modules to measure the depth of interaction (DOI) is also a relevant feature. This paper finds that while both the additional solid angle coverage afforded by encircling the breast and the decreased blurring afforded by the DOI measurement improve performance, the ability to measure DOI is more important than the ability to encircle the breast

  8. Risiko Energiewende Wege aus der Sackgasse

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    Kleinknecht, Konrad

    2015-01-01

    Der Ausstieg aus der Nutzung der Kernenergie in Deutschland wurde im Sommer 2011 im Eiltempo beschlossen. Jetzt zeigt sich, dass es keinen realistischen Plan für den Umbau der Energieversorgung in der vorgesehenen Frist von zehn Jahren gibt. Für die Umstellung unserer gesamten Stromversorgung und damit unserer Wirtschaft ist der Zeitraum zu kurz. Es fehlt eine belastbare empirische Begründung, die Fragen der Versorgungssicherheit, der Finanzierbarkeit, der Auswirkungen auf die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und die soziale Gerechtigkeit behandeln müsste. Somit droht diese Wende an ihren Widersprüchen zu scheitern. Konrad Kleinknecht versucht in seinem Buch, die Probleme zu benennen und Antworten zu finden. Für ihn stellen sich die folgenden Fragen: Welche Möglichkeit haben wir, mit Windkraft und Solarenergie einen Teil der Stromversorgung zu ersetzen? Welche Stromquellen bieten gesicherte Leistung? Können wir auf Kohlekraftwerke verzichten? Brauchen wir neue Stromtrassen? Wie lässt sich Strom speichern?...

  9. The radial scar in contrast-enhanced MR mammography

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    Baum, F.; Fischer, U.; Fuezesi, L.; Obenauer, S.; Vosshenrich, R.; Grabbe, E.

    2000-01-01

    Introduction: In patients with the mammographic findings of a radial scar, contrast enhanced (CE) MR mammography was evaluated in a retrospective study. Material and methods: In 24 women with radial opacities and black star configurations, CE MR mammography was performed. Examinations were done on a 1.5 T system using bilateral superficial coil (2D technique, T 1 -weighted FLASH-sequence, T R 336 ms, T E 5 ms, FA 90 ). Findings in mammography and MR mammography were compared with the histological results. Results: 15 radial scars (including 4 with additional ADH) and 9 carcinomas (6 in co-existence with a radial scar) presenting with a diameter of 3 mm to 13 mm were evaluated. There was no evidence of malignancy in MRI in 12 to 15 radial scars. In MR mammography 6 of the carcinomas fulfilled the criteria for malignant tumors. There were 3 borderline cases (scored 3 points) corresponding histologically to 1 radial scar, and to 2 false positives and 1 false negative. Conclusion: CE MR mammography is superior to other imaging modalities in the differentiation between radial scars and carcinomas. However, lesions suggestive of radial scars have to be removed surgically. (orig.) [de

  10. Integration of an open magnetic resonance scanner in therapy simulation and three-dimensional radiation treatment planning; Einsatzmoeglichkeiten eines offenen Magnetresonanztomographen in der Therapiesimulation und dreidimensionalen Bestrahlungsplanung

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    Schubert, K.; Wenz, F.; Krempien, R.; Schramm, O.; Sroka-Perez, G.; Wannenmacher, M. [Heidelberg Univ., Mannheim (Germany). Abt. fuer Klinische Radiologie; Schraube, P. [Klinikum Ludwigsburg (Germany). Abt. Strahlentherapie

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    Purpose: A system for digital integration of an open MR scanner (0.23 T) in therapy simulation and 3D radiation treatment planning is described. Results: Maximal and mean distortions of the MR images could be reduced from 19 mm to 8.2 mm and from 2.7 mm to 0.7 mm, respectively. Coronal MR images were recalculated in fan beam projection for use at the therapy simulator. Tumor and organ conturs were transferred from the MR image to the digitally acquired and corrected simulator image using a landmark matching algorithm. For 3D treatment planning, image fusion of axial MR images with standard CT planning images was performed using a landmark matching algorithm, as well. Representative cases are shown to demonstrate potential applications of the system. Conclusion: The described system enables the integration of the imaging information from an open MR system in therapy simulation and 3D treatment planning. The low-field MR scanner is an attractive adjunct for the radiooncologist because of the open design and the low costs. (orig./AJ) [Deutsch] Hintergrund: Es wird ein Verfahren zur rein digitalen Einbindung der diagnostischen Information aus einem offenen Niederfeld-MR-Tomographen (0,23 T) in die Therapiesimulation und die CT-gestuetzte dreidimensionale Bestrahlungsplanung vorgestellt. Ergebnisse: Die Bildverzeichnungen konnten durch die Verzeichnungskorrektur von maximal 19 mm auf maximal 8,2 mm und durchschnittlich von 2,7 mm auf 0,7 mm korrigiert werden. Fuer den Einsatz am Therapiesimulator wurden koronare Aufnahmen verwendet und gemaess Strahlensatz in die Faecherstrahlprojektion umgerechnet. Ein Landmark-Matching-Algorithmus ermoeglichte es, die aus der MRT erhaltene Tumorausdehnung in das zuvor digital eingelesene und korrigierte Simulatorbild zu uebertragen. An einem Bestrahlungsplanungssystem (TMS, Helax) wurde, ebenfalls mittels Landmark-Matching mit CT-Schichten, die diagnostische MRT-Information aus den transversalen Schichten zur Kontrolle des

  11. Der evolutionäre Naturalismus in der Ethik

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    Kaiser, Marie I.

    Charles Darwin hat eindrucksvoll gezeigt, dass der Mensch ebenso wie alle anderen Lebewesen ein Produkt der biologischen Evolution ist. Die sich an Darwin anschließende Forschung hat außerdem plausibel gemacht, dass sich nicht nur viele der körperlichen Merkmale des Menschen, sondern auch (zumindest einige) seiner Verhaltensdispositionen in adaptiven Selektionsprozessen herausgebildet haben. Die Vorstellung, dass auch die menschliche Moralität evolutionär bedingt ist, scheint daher auf den ersten Blick ganz überzeugend. Schließlich hat die Evolutionstheorie in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten in vielen Bereichen (auch außerhalb der Biologie) ihre weitreichende Bedeutung unter Beweis gestellt. Warum sollte, so könnte man beispielsweise fragen, gerade die Fähigkeit des Menschen, moralische Normen aufzustellen und gemäß ihnen zu handeln, nicht evolutionär erklärt werden können? Und warum sollte eine solche evolutionäre Erklärung der menschlichen Moralität irrelevant für die Rechtfertigung moralischer Normen sein? Warum sollte die Ethik eine Bastion der Philosophen bleiben, für die evolutionsbiologische Forschungsergebnisse über den Menschen und seine nächsten Verwandten keinerlei Relevanz besitzen?

  12. Optimization of Technique Factors for full-Field Digital Mammography and Comparison of Optimized Techniques to Screen-Film Mammography

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    Berns, Eric

    2002-01-01

    The technical objectives of this study are to determine optimum techniques for a flat-panel Cesium- iodide silicon-diode full-field digital mammography system and to compare those optimized techniques...

  13. Optimization of Technique Factors for Full-Field Digital Mammography and Comparison of Optimized Techniques to Screen-Film Mammography

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    Berns, Eric

    2001-01-01

    The technical objectives of this study are to determine optimum techniques for a flat-panel Cesium-iodide silicon-diode full-field digital mammography system and to compare those optimized techniques...

  14. Kontrastive Phonetik Deutsch-Slowakisch : Parallelen und Unterschiede aus auslandsgermanistischer Sicht und Forschungsergebnisse der deutschen Phonetik in der slowakischen Germanistik in der Vergangenheit und in der Gegenwart

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    Im folgenden Artikel wird der Versuch unternommen, die Hauptmerkmale der phonetischen Forschung in der slowakischen Germanistik (teils aus kontrastiver Sicht) in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten zu dokumentieren. Aus verständlichen Gründen verzichten wir dabei auf Vollständigkeit: Die Ergebnisse der phonetischen Arbeiten sind in bibliographischen Abteilungen der Bibliotheken bzw. im Internet zusammengetragen. In unserer Analyse berücksichtigen wir nur diejenigen AutorInnen, die wir aus anderen...

  15. Elektrostimulation der weiblichen Harninkontinenz - ein alternatives Therapiekonzept?

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    Schulte, Britta

    2002-01-01

    In dieser prospektiven Studie wurden 22 harninkontinente Patientinnen mit der Elektrostimulationstherapie ambulant behandelt und über ein Vierteljahr betreut. Um die Entwicklung unter der Therapie zu registrieren, kamen die Patientinnen insgesamt dreimal, in 6-wöchigen Abständen, in die urogynäkologische Abteilung der Universitäts-Frauenklinik Würzburg. Die Entwicklung während des Therapiezeitraumes wurde anhand der urodynamischen Messungen, der Perinealsonographie und eines standardisierten ...

  16. Blended-Learning in der Biologielehrerausbildung

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    Graf, Dittmar; Yaman, Melek

    2011-01-01

    Das hier vorgestellte Projekt(1) beinhaltet die Entwicklung, Implementierung und Evaluation eines länderübergreifenden Blended-Learning-Seminars aus der Biologiedidaktik. Die Untersuchungsgruppe umfasste Lehramtsstudierende der TU Dortmund und der Hacettepe Universität in Ankara. Als Lernumgebung wurde die in der Fachgruppe Biologie der TU Dortmund implementierte Open Source E-Learning Plattform Claroline (www.claroline.net) ausgewählt. Zum Seminarende beurteilten die Teilnehmer und Teilnehme...

  17. Auch eine Theorie der Moderne

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    2002-11-01

    Full Text Available Barbara Hahn zeichnet die Wege schreibender Frauen durch 200 Jahre deutsch-jüdische Kulturgeschichte nach. Ausgehend von Paul Celans vieldeutiger Jüdin Pallas Athene, werden dabei stereotype Bilder der „Jüdin“, der „Intellektuellen“ und die scharfe Trennlinie zwischen humanistisch christlicher und jüdischer Tradition zur Diskussion gestellt. Mit Celans Figur schreibt sich gleichzeitig die theoretische Herausforderung in diese Studie ein, nach Ambivalenzen und Dialogen zu fragen, deren Voraussetzungen mit beispielloser Gewalt zerstört wurden. Gestützt auf Archivmaterial und veröffentlichte Texte der von ihr vorgestellten Frauen, spannt Hahn den Bogen von frühen Strategien der Assimilierung bis in die Jahre nach 1945. Das Buch ist keine Überblicksdarstellung, sondern präsentiert einzelne, einander auch überschneidende Konstellationen – intellektuelle Netzwerke, Briefwechsel, intertextuellen Transfer.

  18. Der Nahostkonflikt und die Medien

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    Carola Richter

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    Full Text Available Diese Einführung in eine Themenausgabe zu den vielfältigen Rollen der Medien im Nahostkonflikt skizziert die Probleme, die sich für Medien und Journalisten als Akteure im Konflikt, Adressaten der Konfliktparteien und Anlass für Konflikt durch ihre Berichterstattung ergeben. Das Konfliktgebiet Israel und Palästina ist sowohl für Forschung über Auslandsbericht-erstattung, über transnationale Agenda Building- und Public Diplomacy-Prozesse als auch über mediensystemische Entwicklungen in Besatzer- und Besatzungsgebieten interessant. Der Artikel gibt einen Überblick über das Feld und führt dabei in die in der Themenausgabe präsentierten empirischen Studien zum Nahostkonflikt und den Medien ein.

  19. Auf dem Wege zu neuzeitlicher Toleranz und Gewissensfreiheit : Randbemerkungen zu Frage der (Nicht)tolerierung der Täufer in der Reformationszeit / Andres Saumets

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    Ettekanne sümpoosionilt: Gemeinsames Symposium der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tartu, der Estnischen Studiengesellschaft für Morgenlandkunde und der Deutschen Religionsgeschichtlichen Studiengesellschaft. Tartu, 2001

  20. Efficacy of storage phosphor-based digital mammography in diagnosis of breast cancer

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    Kitahama, Hiroyuki

    1991-01-01

    The aim of this study is to present efficacy of storage phosphor-based digital mammography (CR-mammography) in diagnosis of breast cancer. Ninety-seven cases with breast cancer including 44 cases less than 2 cm in macroscopic size (t1 cases) were evaluated using storage phosphor-based digital mammography (2000 x 2510 pixels by 10 bits). Abnormal findings on CR-mammography were detected in 86 cases (88.7%) of 97 women with breast cancer. Sensitivity of CR-mammography was 88.7%. It was superior to that of film-screen mammography. On t1 breast cancer cases, sensitivity on CR-mammography was 88.6%. False negative rate in t1 breast cancer cases was reduced by image processing using CR-mammography. To evaluate microcalcifications, CR-mammograms and film-screen mammograms were investigated in 22 cases of breast cancer proven pathologically the existence of microcalcifications and 11 paraffin tissue blocks of breast cancer. CR-mammography was superior to film-screen mammography in recognizing of microcalcifications. As regards the detectability for the number and the shape of microcalcifications, CR-mammography was equivalent to film-screen mammography. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis by eight observers was performed for CR-mammography and film-screen mammography with 54 breast cancer patients and 54 normal cases. The detectability of abnormal findings of breast cancer on CR-mammography (ROC area=0.91) was better than that on film-screen mammography (ROC area=0.88) (p<0.05). Efficacy of storage phosphor-based digital mammography in diagnosis of breast cancer was discussed and demonstrated in this study. (author)

  1. Comparative evaluation of average glandular dose and image of digital mammography and film mammography in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Nogueira, M.; Leyton, F.; Rodrigue, L. L.C.; Oliveira, M.A.; Joana, G.S.; Silva, S.D.

    2015-01-01

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and early detection is critical to its diagnosis and treatment. Mammography is the best method for breast-cancer screening and is capable of reducing mortality rates To date, the most effective method for early detection of breast cancer has been x-ray mammography for which the screen/film (SF) technique has been the gold standard. Digital mammography has been proposed as a substitute for film mammography given the benefits inherent to digital technology. The purpose of our study was to compare the technical performance of digital mammographic and screen-film mammography. A PMMA phantom with objects to simulate breast structures. For the screen/film (SF) technique the results showed that 54% mammography units did not achieve the minimum acceptable performance as far the image quality. Besides, 67% services showed inadequate performance in their processing systems, which had significant influence on the image quality. At the mean glandular dose only 44% of digital systems evaluated were compliant in all thicknesses of PMMA. The average glandular dose AGD was 90 % higher than in screen/film systems. (authors)

  2. Reflexion in der Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit: Informeller Austausch versus methodengeleitete Reflexion

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    Hofer, Andi; Pivarci, Pavol

    2010-01-01

    Die qualitative Studie «Reflexion in der Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit» basiert auf der Annahme, dass ein unterschiedliches Verständnis zu einer unterschiedlichen Umsetzung der Reflexion führt. Reflexion ist jedoch ein gefordertes Qualitätskriterium der Sozialen Arbeit. In der relevanten Literatur ist Reflexion ein Bestandteil des methodischen Handelns und wird als Evaluation oder reflexive Aufgabenbearbeitung definiert, wobei sie durch individuelle und institutionelle Faktoren wechselseitig bed...

  3. Optimierung der Gesichtsklassifikation bei der Erkennung von Akromegalie

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In vorausgegangenen Studien konnte gezeigt werden, dass eine Gesichtsklassifikation mittels Gesichtsphotographien zur Diagnostik von Akromegalie mit guten Ergebnissen eingesetzt werden kann. In diesem Artikel werden die grundlegende Vorgehensweise der Klassifikation mittels der Software FIDA erläutert sowie Optimierungsansätze mit dem Ziel diskutiert, diese Methode näher an den klinischen Einsatz zu bringen. Die Gesichtsklassifikation basiert auf „Knotenpunkten“, die verteilt über die jeweilige Frontal- und/oder Seitenansicht des Gesichts platziert werden und den so genannten „Graphen“ bilden. Mittels mathematischer Verfahren erfolgt eine Analyse der zugrunde liegenden Textur des Bildes sowie die Auswertung geometrischer Informationen. Untersucht wird, wie sich die Reduktion von als irrelevant eingestuften Knoten auf das Klassifikationsergebnis auswirkt. Ebenso wird untersucht, wie sich neu definierte Knoten, die die typischen morphologischen Veränderungen der akromegalen Erkrankung im Gesicht berücksichtigen, auf die Klassifizierungsergebnisse auswirken. Die interne Validierung erfolgt an einem Datenset bestehend aus 57 an Akromegalie erkrankten Probanden (29 weiblich, 28 männlich sowie 59 Kontrollen (29 weiblich, 30 männlich. Die externe Validierung wird an einer weiteren Stichprobe gemessen, die zum Zeitpunkt der Präsentation auf der Tagung der European Neuroendocrine Association 2012 in Wien 13 akromegale Patienten (7 weiblich, 6 männlich sowie 45 Kontrollen (25 weiblich, 20 männlich umfasste. Die Datenbank wird ständig durch neue Probanden aus verschiedenen Quellen erweitert. Erste Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Verwendung von Graphen mit reduzierten Knoten und von neuen Sets von Knoten unter Einbeziehung typischer morphologischer Veränderungen des Gesichts die Klassifizierung weiter verbessert. Diese Ergebnisse ermutigen zu weiteren Untersuchungen an einer erweiterten Datenbank.

  4. Nuklearmedizinische Diagnostik der Osteomyelitis

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    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Aufgrund ihrer hohen Sensitivität stellt die Dreiphasen-Skelettszintigraphie, mit der in einer Untersuchung eine lokale Hyperämie, ein lokal gesteigerter Blutpool (Permeabilitätsstörung, sowie ein gesteigerter Knochenstoffwechsel festgestellt werden kann, die primäre nuklearmedizinische Diagnostik bei Verdacht auf Osteomyelitis dar. Die Dreiphasen-Skelettszintigraphie hat bei nativradiologisch unauffälligem Befund auch eine hohe Spezifität, bei radiologischen Veränderungen sinkt die Spezifität dieser Methode jedoch deutlich. Bei diesen Patienten kann bei unauffälliger Drei-Phasen-Skelettszintigraphie die Diagnostik beendet werden, bei positiver Drei-Phasen-Skelettszintigraphie ist häufig noch eine zweite nuklearmedizinische Methode notwendig. Dies ist an den meisten nuklearmedizinischen Zentren eine Szintigraphie mit markierten monoklonalen Antikörpern gegen Granulozyten; zur Verfügung stehen unter anderem auch noch markierte Leukozyten, Gallium-67 oder die Positronenemissionstomographie (PET. In dieser Übersicht werden nuklearmedizinische Methoden zur Osteomyelitisdiagnostik vorgestellt und ihr Stellenwert besprochen.

  5. Diversität und Konvergenz an der Wurzel: Perspektiven der Romanistik in Zeiten der Globalisierung

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    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available I. Wieder eine Studienreform – II. Diversitäten und Konvergenz – III. Die fetten Jahre der Theorie – IV. Was in Zukunft zu tun bleibt: 1.Digital Humanities; 2.Spatial Turn; 3.Postcolonial Studies; 4.Gender Studies; 5.Ethical Turn – V. Averroes auf der Suche

  6. Mammography Prevalence within 2 Two Years (Age 40+) - Small Area Estimates

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    For mammography, a woman 40 years of age or older must have reported having at least one mammography in her life. Furthermore, she should have had the most recent one within the last two years by the time of interview.

  7. Abstracts – eine facettenreiche Textsorte der Wissenschaft

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Der Beitrag beschreibt die Relevanz der informationsverdichtenden Textsorte Abstract in der Wissenschaftskommunikation. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Definition, die Klassifikation und die Struktur sowie ausgewählte Merkmale dieser Textsorte.Im ersten Teil des Beitrags werden die unterschiedlichen Arten von Abstracts anhand von Textbeispielen aus der Linguistik, der Medizin und den Technikwissenschaften expliziert. Im zweiten Teil untersucht der Beitrag anhand von Abstracts, die von deutschen Studierenden der Technik- und Ingenieurwissenschaften im Rahmen ihrer fachbezogenen Englischausbildung verfasst wurden, inwieweit die textsortenimmanenten Merkmale auch von Lernenden in der Textproduktion in der Fremdsprache umgesetzt wurden. Mit dieser qualitativ beschreibenden Untersuchung trägt die Studie zur kontrastiven Fachtextsortenbeschreibung und andererseits als Praxisbericht zur Vermittlung von Textsorten im fachbezogenen Fremdsprachenunterricht an Hochschulen bei.

  8. Der Wandel der Familie wird überschätzt

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    Lena Correll

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Seit mehren Jahrzehnten wird regelmäßig in den Medien der Untergang der Familie beschworen. Der Artikel zeigt, dass der Wandel in Deutschland weit weniger ausgeprägt ist, als zumeist angenommen wird. Zum einen besteht die deutliche Mehrheit der Familien noch immer aus ‚traditionellen‘ Kleinfamilien (Ehemann/-frau und Kind/ern, und außerdem ist die Vielfalt der Familienformen begrenzt. Eine Betrachtung in historischer Perspektive belegt zudem, dass die Pluralisierung der Familienformen früher weitaus stärker ausgeprägt war. Heutzutage kann überhaupt nur von einer Pluralisierung von Lebens- und Familienformen gesprochen werden, wenn als Referenzrahmen das ‚goldene Zeitalter der Ehe und Familie‘ (die 1950er/60er Jahre in Westdeutschland herangezogen wird. Die begrenzte Pluralisierung der Familienformen ist nicht zufällig. Familienformen sind auch heutzutage nicht komplett frei wählbar; das wohlfahrtsstaatliche System in Deutschland stützt nach wie vor die traditionelle Kleinfamilie und wertet andere Lebensentwürfe demgegenüber ab.The media has been conjuring up the downfall of the family for many decades. The article shows that the transformation in Germany is much less pronounced than is normally believed. Moreover, the clear majority of families continue to be made up of “traditional” nuclear families (husband/wife and child/ren and family forms are limited in their diversity. Further, when placed in historical perspective the examination proves that the plurality of familial forms used to be much more developed. We can only speak of a plurality of life and family forms today if we use as our point of comparison the “golden age of marriage and family” (the 1950s/60s in West Germany. The limited plurality of family forms is not an accident. Family forms today cannot be always freely chosen; the German welfare state system continues to support the traditional nuclear family and disregard other life models.

  9. Satellite teleradiology test bed for digital mammography

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    Barnett, Bruce G.; Dudding, Kathryn E.; Abdel-Malek, Aiman A.; Mitchell, Robert J.

    1996-05-01

    Teleradiology offers significant improvement in efficiency and patient compliance over current practices in traditional film/screen-based diagnosis. The increasing number of women who need to be screened for breast cancer, including those in remote rural regions, make the advantages of teleradiology especially attractive for digital mammography. At the same time, the size and resolution of digital mammograms are among the most challenging to support in a cost effective teleradiology system. This paper will describe a teleradiology architecture developed for use with digital mammography by GE Corporate Research and Development in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital under National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH) grant number R01 CA60246-01. The testbed architecture is based on the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard, created by the American College of Radiology and National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The testbed uses several Sun workstations running SunOS, which emulate a rural examination facility connected to a central diagnostic facility, and uses a TCP-based DICOM application to transfer images over a satellite link. Network performance depends on the product of the bandwidth times the round- trip time. A satellite link has a round trip of 513 milliseconds, making the bandwidth-delay a significant problem. This type of high bandwidth, high delay network is called a Long Fat Network, or LFN. The goal of this project was to quantify the performance of the satellite link, and evaluate the effectiveness of TCP over an LFN. Four workstations have Sun's HSI/S (High Speed Interface) option. Two are connected by a cable, and two are connected through a satellite link. Both interfaces have the same T1 bandwidth (1.544 Megabits per second). The only difference was the round trip time. Even with large window buffers, the time to transfer a file over the satellite link was significantly longer, due to the bandwidth-delay. To

  10. Mammography screening. Benefits, harms, and informed choice.

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    Jørgensen, Karsten Juhl

    2013-04-01

    The rationale for breast cancer screening with mammography is deceptively simple: catch it early and reduce mortality from the disease and the need for mastectomies. But breast cancer is a complex problem, and complex problems rarely have simple solutions. Breast screening brings forward the time of diagnosis only slightly compared to the lifetime of a tumour, and screen-detected tumours have a size where metastases are possible. A key question is if screening can prevent metastases, and if the screen-detected tumours are small enough to allow breast conserving surgery rather than mastectomy. A mortality reduction can never justify a medical intervention in its own right, but must be weighed against the harms. Overdiagnosis is the most important harm of breast screening, but has gained wider recognition only in recent years. Screening leads to the detection and treatment of breast cancers that would otherwise never have been detected because they grow very slowly or not at all and would not have been detected in the woman's lifetime in the absence of screening. Screening therefore turns women into cancer patients unnecessarily, with life-long physical and psychological harms. The debate about the justification of breast screening is therefore not a simple question of whether screening reduces breast cancer mortality. This dissertation quantifies the primary benefits and harms of screening mammography. Denmark has an unscreened "control group" because only two geographical regions offered screening over a long time-period, which is unique in an international context. This was used to study breast cancer mortality, overdiagnosis, and the use of mastectomies. Also, a systematic review of overdiagnosis in five other countries allowed us to show that about half of the screen-detected breast cancers are overdiagnosed. An effect on breast cancer mortality is doubtful in today's setting, and overdiagnosis causes an increase in the use of mastectomies. These findings are

  11. Globalisierung der Wirtschaft : Auswirkungen auf lokale Unternehmen

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    2000-01-01

    Inhalt: 1 Globalisierung der Wirtschaft; 1.1 Die Globalisierung als Prozeß; 1.2 Gründe für die fortschreitende Globalisierung; 1.3 Eine wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Interpretation der Globalisierung; 2 Auswirkungen der Globalisierung auf lokale Unternehmen; 2.1 Betroffenheit des Mittelstandes; 2.2 Erfahrungen mit der Globalisierung – Zwei Beispiele; 3 Strategien für den Mittelstand als Antwort auf die Globalisierung; 3.1 Strategie der Hidden Champions; 3.2 Strategie der Kooperation

  12. Polen an die Spitze der deutschen Agenda!

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    2010-01-01

    "Bronisław Komorowski hat sich in der Stichwahl um das Präsidentenamt mit 53,01% zu 46,99% gegen seinen nationalkonservativen Konkurrenten Jarosław Kaczyński durchgesetzt. Sein Sieg ist eine Zäsur in der polnischen Politik. Sie markiert das vorläufige Ende der Kaczyński-Ära in Polen und das Scheitern der von Kaczyński angestrebten Umwandlung der polnischen Demokratie in eine autoritäre 'IV. Republik'. Nach außen verabschiedet sich Polen mit Komorowski endgültig von der Rolle eines europapolit...

  13. Das Internet als Ort der Erinnerung

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Digitale Kommunikationsmedien spielen eine zentrale Rolle in einem globalen Transformationsprozess, der alle Bereiche der Gesellschaft, das einzelne Individuum, Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur betrifft. Entsprechend der fundamentalen Bedeutung des Internets in unserer mediatisierten Gesellschaft ist es wesentlich, auch den Bereich der Erinnerungskultur im Netz sowohl in seiner praktischen Anwendung als auch in der wissenschaftlichen Analyse zu berücksichtigen. Der Essay diskutiert die theoretischen Rahmenbedingungen und erörtert mögliche Zugänge zur Erforschung webbasierten Erinnerns.

  14. Comparison of mammography in combination with breast ultrasonography versus mammography alone for breast cancer screening in asymptomatic women.

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    Boonlikit, Sarawan

    2013-01-01

    To compare the agreement of screening breast mammography plus ultrasound and reviewed mammography alone in asymptomatic women. All breast imaging data were obtained for women who presented for routine medical checkup at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Thailand from January 2010 to June 2013. A radiologist performed masked interpretations of selected mammographic images retrieved from the computer imaging database. Previous mammography, ultrasound reports and clinical data were blinded before film re-interpretation. Kappa values were calculated to assess the agreement between BIRADS assessment category and BIRADS classification of density obtained from the mammography with ultrasound in imaging database and reviewed mammography alone. Regarding BIRADS assessment category, concordance between the two interpretations were good. Observed agreement was 96.1%. There was moderate agreement in which the Kappa value was 0.58% (95%CI; 0.45, 0.87). The agreement of BI-RADS classification of density was substantial, with a Kappa value of 0.60 (95%CI; 0.54, 0.66). Different results were obtained when a subgroup of patients aged ≥60 years were analyzed. In women in this group, observed agreement was 97.6%. There was also substantial agreement in which the Kappa value was 0.74% (95%CI; 0.49, 0.98). The present study revealed that concordance between mammography plus ultrasound and reviewed mammography alone in asymptomatic women is good. However, there is just moderate agreement which can be enhanced if age- targeted breast imaging is performed. Substantial agreement can be achieved in women aged ≥60. Adjunctive breast ultrasound is less important in women in this group.

  15. Predicting the risk of a false-positive test for women following a mammography screening programme

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    Njor, Sisse Helle; Olsen, Anne Helene; Schwartz, Walter

    2007-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study was to provide a simple estimate of the cumulative risk of a false-positive test for women participating in mammography screening. To test the method, we used data from two well-established, organized mammography screening programmes offering biennial...... be calculated in a simple way relatively early after the start of a mammography screening programme....

  16. 42 CFR 405.535 - Special rule for nonparticipating physicians and suppliers furnishing screening mammography...

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    ... suppliers furnishing screening mammography services before January 1, 2002. 405.535 Section 405.535 Public... Special rule for nonparticipating physicians and suppliers furnishing screening mammography services before January 1, 2002. The provisions in this section apply for screening mammography services provided...

  17. 42 CFR 405.534 - Limitation on payment for screening mammography services.

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    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Limitation on payment for screening mammography... for Determining Reasonable Charges § 405.534 Limitation on payment for screening mammography services... January 1, 1991 until December 31, 2001. Screening mammography services provided after December 31, 2001...

  18. 42 CFR 410.34 - Mammography services: Conditions for and limitations on coverage.

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    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Mammography services: Conditions for and... Medical and Other Health Services § 410.34 Mammography services: Conditions for and limitations on... mammography means a radiologic procedure furnished to a man or woman with signs or symptoms of breast disease...

  19. The Assessment of the Likelihood of Mammography Usage with Relevant Factors among Women with Disabilities

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    Kung, Pei-Tseng; Tsai, Wen-Chen; Chiou, Shang-Jyh

    2012-01-01

    Research that identifies the determinants of low mammography use among disabled people is scant. This study examines the determining factors related to the low usage of mammography among women with disabilities. To identify the barriers that prevent women with disabilities from participating in mammography screening can help authorities conceive…

  20. 42 CFR 413.123 - Payment for screening mammography performed by hospitals on an outpatient basis.

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    ... 42 Public Health 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payment for screening mammography performed by... SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES Specific Categories of Costs § 413.123 Payment for screening mammography... mammographies performed by hospitals. (b) Payment to hospitals for outpatient services. Payment to hospitals for...

  1. 75 FR 70011 - Guidance for Industry, Mammography Quality Standards Act Inspectors, and Food and Drug...

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    2010-11-16

    ... of computer controlled compression devices; 12. Mammography equipment evaluations of laser printers; 13. Quality control testing of monitors and laser printers; 14. Mammography equipment evaluations of new FFDM units; and 15. Mammography equipment evaluations of off-site laser printers and monitors. The...

  2. Digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography: a clinical performance study

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    Gennaro, Gisella; Baldan, Enrica; Bezzon, Elisabetta; Polico, Ilaria; Proietti, Alessandro; Toffoli, Aida [Venetian Oncological Institute (IOV), IRCCS, Department of Radiology, Padua (Italy); Toledano, Alicia [Statistics Collaborative Inc., Washington, DC (United States); Di Maggio, Cosimo [Padua University, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Padua (Italy); La Grassa, Manuela [Aviano Oncological Reference Center (CRO), IRCCS, Department of Radiology, Aviano (Pordenone) (Italy); Pescarini, Luigi [Venetian Oncological Institute (IOV), IRCCS, Department of Radiology, Padua (Italy); Padua University, Department of Oncological and Surgical Sciences, Padua (Italy); Muzzio, Pier Carlo [Venetian Oncological Institute (IOV), IRCCS, Department of Radiology, Padua (Italy); Padua University, Department of Medical Diagnostic Sciences, Padua (Italy)

    2010-07-15

    To compare the clinical performance of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with that of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a diagnostic population. The study enrolled 200 consenting women who had at least one breast lesion discovered by mammography and/or ultrasound classified as doubtful or suspicious or probably malignant. They underwent tomosynthesis in one view [mediolateral oblique (MLO)] of both breasts at a dose comparable to that of standard screen-film mammography in two views [craniocaudal (CC) and MLO]. Images were rated by six breast radiologists using the BIRADS score. Ratings were compared with the truth established according to the standard of care and a multiple-reader multiple-case (MRMC) receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed. Clinical performance of DBT compared with that of FFDM was evaluated in terms of the difference between areas under ROC curves (AUCs) for BIRADS scores. Overall clinical performance with DBT and FFDM for malignant versus all other cases was not significantly different (AUCs 0.851 vs 0.836, p = 0.645). The lower limit of the 95% CI or the difference between DBT and FFDM AUCs was -4.9%. Clinical performance of tomosynthesis in one view at the same total dose as standard screen-film mammography is not inferior to digital mammography in two views. (orig.)

  3. Physician compliance with mammography guidelines: barriers and enhancers.

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    Costanza, M E; Stoddard, A M; Zapka, J G; Gaw, V P; Barth, R

    1992-01-01

    Primary care physicians are increasingly the gatekeepers to clinical preventive services including mammography utilization. Moreover, lack of physician recommendation is a major reason for patient failure to obtain screening. A study was designed to examine the attitudes, beliefs, and practices with regard to breast cancer screening as self-reported by primary care physicians. The variables associated with compliance or lack of compliance with screening guidelines are emphasized. One hundred sixteen primary care physicians practicing in two New England communities responded to a mailed survey. The survey included questions on attitudes and beliefs about breast cancer screening, as well as questions about perceived barriers and actual screening practices. Fifty-seven percent of the respondents reported ordering annual mammograms for their female patients aged 50 to 75 years. An additional 21 percent reported ordering biannual mammograms for women in this age group. Strongly associated with ordering annual mammograms were beliefs in the benefits of mammography and the perception of community consensus regarding breast cancer screening. A strong positive association of practicing in a group setting and mammography guideline compliance was documented. Middle-aged physicians in solo practice reported the poorest screening compliance. The level of physician compliance with the standard of annual mammography screening is low (57 percent). The three most important determinants of annual screening suggest ways to improve physician compliance: improve physician attitudes about the benefits of mammography, build further on the medical community's consensus regarding the appropriateness and importance of the annual guidelines, target the poorest compliers with special messages or programs.

  4. Mammography screening among Arab American women in metropolitan Detroit.

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    Schwartz, Kendra; Fakhouri, Monty; Bartoces, Monina; Monsur, Joseph; Younis, Amani

    2008-12-01

    Mammography screening behavior has not been well studied among Middle Eastern immigrant women. We conducted a telephone survey of 365 Arab American women residing in metropolitan Detroit, home to one of the largest populations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the US, to determine prevalence of factors associated with mammography, and attitudes and beliefs regarding mammography screening. Of 365 participants, only five were born in the US. Mean age was 53.2 years (SD 10.8). Two hundred twelve (58.1%) reported having mammogram every 1-2 years; 70% ever had mammogram. Age 50-64 years, having health insurance, married status, being in the US over 10 years, and being Lebanese were associated with mammography every 1-2 years. After adjusting for demographic factors, perceived seriousness of disease, general health motivation, and having fewer barriers were associated with more frequent screening. Appropriate mammography screening is decreased in this group. Targeted outreach regarding screening is appropriate for this population; however, lack of insurance may prevent adequate follow-up.

  5. Digital Mammography in Young Women: Is a Single View Sufficient?

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    Gossner, Johannes

    2016-03-01

    Single view mammography may be a less time consuming, more comfortable and radiation reduced alternative for young women, but there are no studies examining this approach after the implementation of digital mammography into clinical practice. Retrospective analysis of all mammographies performed in women younger than 40 years during a 24 month period. The sample consisted of 109 women with 212 examined breasts. All patients initially received standard two- view mammography. In the study setting the MLO- views were read by a single viewer and compared to a composite reference standard. In this sample 7 malignant findings were present and the review of the MLO-view detected 6 of them (85%). In patients with dense breasts 4 out of 5 malignant findings were found on the single-view (sensitivity 80%) and all 2 malignant findings were detected in patients with low breast density (sensitivity 100%). There were 7 false positive findings (3.3%). i.e. in total 8 out of 212 examined breasts were therefore misinterpreted (3.8%). Single view digital mammography detects the vast majority of malignant findings, especially in low density breast tissue and the rate of false-positive findings is within acceptable limits. Therefore this approach may be used in different scenarios (for example in increasing patient throughout in resource poor settings, reducing radiation burden in the young or in combination with ultrasound to use the strengths of both methods). More research on this topic is needed to establish its potential role in breast imaging.

  6. Assessment of mammography in Costa Rica

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    Mora, Patricia

    2005-01-01

    An evaluation of national mammographic equipment was conducted, due to the increasing incidence of breast cancer in Costa Rican women. From June 2002 to October 2003, 2 of the 3 global indicators of image quality were evaluated, (mean glandular dose and phantom image) in 26 mammography machines facilitated by radiologists in charge of the same. The mean glandular dose found was 1.75 ± 0.60 mGy with a range of 0.8 a 2.56. Regarding quality image, 73% of the evaluated equipment was able to see 4 or more fibers, 53% saw 3 or more groups of microcalcifications and 82% saw 3 or more mass groups. All mean glandular doses were below the international reference dose value of 3 mGy. However, the analysis of phantom images showed that only 54% of all the equipment had a total score (sum of mass groups, fibers and microcalcifications) superior or equal to 10, as expected. A correct diagnosis that could eventually save the patient's life is the main objective of a mammogram; the factors that are degrading the images must be found and it might be necessary to increase the doses to achieve this. This study demonstrates the urgent necessity to introduce permanent quality control programs that will provide excellent images with the lowest internationally recommended doses.(author) [es

  7. Speculation on improving personal dosimetry in mammography

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    Nicoll, J.J.

    1996-01-01

    The increasing importance of radiation protection of the patient in diagnostic radiology has created an interest in the dose individuals receive from X-ray mammography, although this is an area where the most important aspect of protection is based on the inter comparison of machines using phantoms and standard conditions. In 1987 the ICRP established the critical quantity as being the average absorbed dose to the glandular tissue of the breast, and identified a composition of 50% adipose; 50% glandular tissue as a reference. Several authors have published experimental and monte carlo simulation resuluts to enable the determination of this quantity from output, beam quality and compressed breast thickness. Many centres, including ourselves, have studied the distribution of radiation dose on this basis. The result is however dependant on the assumption made about tissue composition. It is apparently common knowledge among pathologists and frequently mentioned in general anatomy texts, that the amount of glandular tissue is independent of breast size; that is larger breasts will have a higher adipose:glandular tissue ratio. Such a systematic variation would lead to an overestimate of the dose being received by women with larger breasts. I will review the availabe pathology and demonstrate the effect of applying the assumed breast composition on our own data. (author)

  8. Semiconductor pixel detectors for digital mammography

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    Novelli, M.; Amendolia, S.R.; Bisogni, M.G.; Boscardin, M.; Dalla Betta, G.F.; Delogu, P.; Fantacci, M.E.; Quattrocchi, M.; Rosso, V.; Stefanini, A.; Venturelli, L.; Zucca, S.

    2003-01-01

    We present some results obtained with silicon and gallium arsenide pixel detectors to be applied in the field of digital mammography. Even though GaAs is suitable for medical imaging applications thanks to its atomic number, which allows a very good detection efficiency, it often contains an high concentrations of traps which decrease the charge collection efficiency (CCE). So we have analysed both electrical and spectroscopic performance of different SI GaAs diodes as a function of concentrations of dopants in the substrate, in order to find a material by which we can obtain a CCE allowing the detection of all the photons that interact in the detector. Nevertheless to be able to detect low contrast details, efficiency and CCE are not the only parameters to be optimized; also the stability of the detection system is fundamental. In the past we have worked with Si pixel detectors; even if its atomic number does not allow a good detection efficiency at standard thickness, it has a very high stability. So keeping in mind the need to increase the Silicon detection efficiency we performed simulations to study the behaviour of the electrical potential in order to find a geometry to avoid the risk of electrical breakdown

  9. Wavelet processing techniques for digital mammography

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    Laine, Andrew F.; Song, Shuwu

    1992-09-01

    This paper introduces a novel approach for accomplishing mammographic feature analysis through multiresolution representations. We show that efficient (nonredundant) representations may be identified from digital mammography and used to enhance specific mammographic features within a continuum of scale space. The multiresolution decomposition of wavelet transforms provides a natural hierarchy in which to embed an interactive paradigm for accomplishing scale space feature analysis. Similar to traditional coarse to fine matching strategies, the radiologist may first choose to look for coarse features (e.g., dominant mass) within low frequency levels of a wavelet transform and later examine finer features (e.g., microcalcifications) at higher frequency levels. In addition, features may be extracted by applying geometric constraints within each level of the transform. Choosing wavelets (or analyzing functions) that are simultaneously localized in both space and frequency, results in a powerful methodology for image analysis. Multiresolution and orientation selectivity, known biological mechanisms in primate vision, are ingrained in wavelet representations and inspire the techniques presented in this paper. Our approach includes local analysis of complete multiscale representations. Mammograms are reconstructed from wavelet representations, enhanced by linear, exponential and constant weight functions through scale space. By improving the visualization of breast pathology we can improve the chances of early detection of breast cancers (improve quality) while requiring less time to evaluate mammograms for most patients (lower costs).

  10. Image improvement method for positron emission mammography.

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    Slavine, Nikolai V; Seiler, Stephen J; McColl, Roderick W; Lenkinski, Robert E

    2017-07-01

    To evaluate in clinical use a rapidly converging, efficient iterative deconvolution algorithm (RSEMD) for improving the quantitative accuracy of previously reconstructed breast images by a commercial positron emission mammography (PEM) scanner. The RSEMD method was tested on imaging data from clinical Naviscan Flex Solo II PEM scanner. This method was applied to anthropomorphic like breast phantom data and patient breast images previously reconstructed with Naviscan software to determine improvements in image resolution, signal to noise ratio (SNR) and contrast to noise ratio (CNR). In all of the patients' breast studies the improved images proved to have higher resolution, contrast and lower noise as compared with images reconstructed by conventional methods. In general, the values of CNR reached a plateau at an average of 6 iterations with an average improvement factor of about 2 for post-reconstructed Flex Solo II PEM images. Improvements in image resolution after the application of RSEMD have also been demonstrated. A rapidly converging, iterative deconvolution algorithm with a resolution subsets-based approach (RSEMD) that operates on patient DICOM images has been used for quantitative improvement in breast imaging. The RSEMD method can be applied to PEM images to enhance the resolution and contrast in cancer diagnosis to monitor the tumor progression at the earliest stages. Copyright © 2017 Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Screening for breast cancer with mammography

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    Gøtzsche, Peter C; Nielsen, Margrethe

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A variety of estimates of the benefits and harms of mammographic screening for breast cancer have been published and national policies vary. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of screening for breast cancer with mammography on mortality and morbidity. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched Pub...... excluded a biased trial and included 600,000 women in the analyses. Three trials with adequate randomisation did not show a significant reduction in breast cancer mortality at 13 years (relative risk (RR) 0.90, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.79 to 1.02); four trials with suboptimal randomisation showed...... misclassification of cause of death. The trials with adequate randomisation did not find an effect of screening on cancer mortality, including breast cancer, after 10 years (RR 1.02, 95% CI 0.95 to 1.10) or on all-cause mortality after 13 years (RR 0.99, 95% CI 0.95 to 1.03).Numbers of lumpectomies and mastectomies...

  12. MammoGrid: a mammography database

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    2002-01-01

    What would be the advantages if physicians around the world could gain access to a unique mammography database? The answer may come from MammoGrid, a three-year project under the Fifth Framework Programme of the EC. Led by CERN, MammoGrid involves the UK (the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the West of England, Bristol, plus the company Mirada Solutions of Oxford), and Italy (the Universities of Pisa and Sassari and the Hospitals in Udine and Torino). The aim of the project is, in light of emerging GRID technology, to develop a Europe-wide database of mammograms. The database will be used to investigate a set of important healthcare applications as well as the potential of the GRID to enable healthcare professionals throughout the EU to work together effectively. The contributions of the partners include building the GRID-database infrastructure, developing image processing and Computer Aided Detection techniques, and making the clinical evaluation. The first project meeting took place at CERN in Sept...

  13. Teaching atlas of mammography. 2. rev. ed.

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    Tabar, L.; Dean, P.B.

    1985-01-01

    The purpose of this Atlas is to teach radiologists how to analyze mammograms and arrive at the correct diagnosis through proper evaluation of the findings. The illustrated cases cover practically the entire spectrum of breast abnormalities. They are based upon referred patient material as well as 80000 mammographic screening examinations. There are two basic steps in the interpretation of mammograms: perception and analysis. Since the greatest benefit of mammography lies in the detection of breast carcinoma in its earliest possible stages, every mammogram must be systematically surveyed for the subtle hints of malignancy. Perception is taught in this Atlas by describing a method for systematic viewing. The reader is then provided with a series of mammograms with obscure lesions to encourage practice with this method. With the help of a coordinate system, the lesions can be precisely located. Practice in perception continues throughout the Atlas. After detecting an abnormality on the mammogram, the diagnosis can be reached through a careful analysis of the X-ray signs. Additional projections, coned-down compression and magnetification views provide further help in this analytic workup. Rather than starting with the diagnosis and demonstrating typical findings, the approach of this Atlas is to teach the reader how to analyze the image and reach the correct diagnosis through proper evaluation of the X-ray signs. Prerequisites for the perception and evaluation of the X-ray signs are optimum technique, knowledge of anatomy and understanding of the pathological processes leading to the mammographic appearances. (orig.)

  14. Die Geburt der Bildwissenschaft aus dem Zeitgeist der Biopolitik

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    Kacunko, Slavko

    2007-01-01

    is the programmatic text published in the biopolitical year of birth of the Eighty-three-ers, Peter Sloterdijk¿fs "Kritik der zynischen Vernunft" (1983; in English as Critique of Cynical Reason [Minnesota, 1988]), flanked by the postdoctoral thesis Beat Wyss completed in 1983, Trauer der Vollendung (Hegel¿fs Art......-products of the '83 ideology . an outlook formed out of the criticism that raged against the generation of ¿f68 and which is proving increasingly to be a rock of offence on the onerous path toward a fitting scholarly treatment of more recent developments in art and the media....

  15. Hexenprozesse und der Werwolfglaube in Estland / Tiina Vähi

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    Vähi, Tiina

    2003-01-01

    Ettekanne sümpoosionilt: Gemeinsames Symposium der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tartu, der Estnischen Studiengesellschaft für Morgenlandkunde und der Deutschen Religionsgeschichtlichen Studiengesellschaft. Tartu, 2001

  16. Comparative study on mammographic findings between conventional mammography and digital mammography

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    Gonzalez Calle, Aurelio; Saldarriaga Jaramillo, Ximena; Zapata Walliser, Luz Estela; Mejia Restrepo, Jorge Hernando; Arango Martinez, Adriana; Velez Arango, Jorge Mario

    2007-01-01

    We performed conventional-film mammograms in 180 patients between 35 and 6 years and additionally, we added 2 digital CR technique images to each patient, either craneocaudal (90 patients) or oblique (90 patients). All images were interpreted independently by four radiologists for a total of 720 evaluations, who compared film versus digital images through a 5 mega pixel monitor (soft-copy), using a score scale using the following parameters: mass visualization, detection of micro-calcifications, architectural distortion, visibility of the skin line, and image sharpness and noise. Additionally the tissue density was classified as well as the BIRADS score. The data was processed with the Teleform program and analyzed by de SPSSS program. Results: 52.6% of the micro-calcifications were equally visualized with both systems, in 13.5% of the cases they were better visualized with digital mammography. Similarly, in 50% of the cases, the skin line was better visualized with the digital CR modality. Conclusion: the sharpness of the image was also better seen with the digital CR technique in 48.2%. On the contrary, more noise was seen in digital CR images (63%). digital mammography is a diagnostic alternative that can improve mammographic findings detection and finally become a useful tool in breast cancer diagnosis

  17. Evaluation of injuries of the upper cervical spine in a postmortem study with digital radiography, CT and MRI; Evaluation experimentell erzeugter Verletzungen der oberen Halswirbelsaeule mit digitaler Roentgentechnik, Computertomographie und Magnetresonanztomographie

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    Obenauer, S.; Herold, T.; Fischer, U.; Grabbe, E. [Goettingen Univ. (Germany). Abt. fuer Roentgendiagnostik; Fadjasch, G.; Saternus, K.S. [Goettingen Univ. (Germany). Abt. fuer Rechtsmedizin; Koebke, J. [Koeln Univ. (Germany). Anatomisches Inst.

    1999-12-01

    obere Halswirbelsaeulen-Praeparate wurden nach definiertem Rotationstrauma sowie nach Praeparation mittels digitaler Roentgentechnik (DIMA Soft P41, Fa. Feinfokus), mittels CT (CTi, High Speed, GE) in konventioneller und in Spiraltechnik (Kollimation 1 mm, Pitch 1.0) sowie mit Hilfe der MRT (Magnetom Vision Siemens) in 2D- und 3D-Technik untersucht. Ergebnisse: Die Praeparation zeigte 6 Wirbelkoerperfrakturen, 5 Densfrakturen, 1 Fraktur des vorderen Atlasbogens, 4 knoecherne Ausrisse an den okzipitalen Kondylen und 6 Laesionen der Ligg. alaria. Die digitale Praeparateradiographie dokumentierte alle Frakturen und die 4 knoechernen Ausrissfrakturen am Condylus occipitalis. In der CT konnten alle Frakturen und ligamentaeren Verletzungen erkannt werden. Die 2D MRT wies 9 Frakturen sicher und 3 fraglich nach; die 3D MRT zeigte 7 Frakturen sicher und 5 fraglich. Von den 4 Ausrissfrakturen konnten 2 mit der 2D MRT und 1 mit der 3D MRT nachgewiesen werden. Ligamentaere Verletzungen waren sicher in der 2D MRT in 2/6 Faellen und in der 3D MRT in 1 Fall zu erkennen. Diskussion: In postmortalen Studien zeigt die CT gegenueber der digitalen Radiographie und der MRT in der Detektion von Frakturen und ligamentaeren Verletzungen der oberen Halswirbelsaeule eine Ueberlegenheit, wobei diese Ergebnisse nur bedingt auf Patienten nach Hochgeschwindigkeitstrauma uebertragbar sind. (orig.)

  18. Skolens teammøder

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    Ravn, Ib; Petersen, Vibeke

    (Bagsidetekst:) Samarbejdet i skolens forskellige team finder ofte sted på møder. Møder skal faciliteres, hvis de skal skabe både mening for deltagerne og værdi for eleverne. Lærere og pædagoger er som regel ikke vilde med klassisk autoritær mødeledelse, så møderne i skolens team er ofte ustyrede......, målrettet, understøttende og involverende måde. Når den fælles opgavefordeling således afvikles lettere med facilitering, bliver der bedre plads til videndeling, refleksion og egentlig pædagogisk udvikling i teamet....

  19. Performance of clinical mammography: a nationwide study from Denmark

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    Jensen, Allan; Vejborg, Ilse; Severinsen, Niels

    2006-01-01

    in Denmark in the year 2000 were collected and linked to cancer outcome. Use of the National Institute of Radiation Hygiene register for identification of radiology clinics ensured comprehensive nationwide registration. We used the final mammographic assessment at the end of the imaging work-up to determine...... sensitivity, specificity and accuracy, the latter using a receiver-operating characteristics (ROC) analysis. In 96,534 clinical mammography examinations, sensitivity was 75% and specificity 99%. The presence of at least one high volume-reading radiologist in the clinic increased accuracy (AUC = 0.91 for ... that clinical mammography worked best in patient populations of purely symptomatic women. Our data indicate that to increase the accuracy of clinical mammography at the community level, the presence of an experienced radiologist should be prioritized ahead of raising the clinic size....

  20. Diagnostic Invasiveness and Psychosocial Consequences of False-Positive Mammography

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    Heleno, Bruno M.; Siersma, Volkert Dirk; Brodersen, John

    2015-01-01

    of a cohort study of 454 womenwith abnormal screening mammography and 908 matched control women withnormal results. Using a condition-specific questionnaire (Consequences of Screening in Breast Cancer), we assessed 12 psychosocial consequences at 5 time points (0, 1, 6, 18, and 36 months after final diagnosis......) and compared the 2 groups of women with false-positives (invasive and noninvasive management groups). RESULTS: Among the 252 women with false-positive mammography eligible forthis study, psychosocial consequences were similar for those managed invasivelyand those managed noninvasively during the 36 months...... between those of women withnormal mammography and those of women determined to have breast cancer. CONCLUSIONS: We found no evidence that use of more invasive diagnosticswas associated with worse psychosocial consequences. It is therefore reasonableto pool subgroups of women with false...

  1. Statistical methods for determining the effect of mammography screening

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    Lophaven, Søren

    2016-01-01

    In an overview of five randomised controlled trials from Sweden, a reduction of 29% was found in breast cancer mortality in women aged 50-69 at randomisation after a follow up of 5-13 years. Organised, population based, mammography service screening was introduced on the basis of these resultsin...... the municipality of Copenhagen in 1991, in the county of Fyn in 1993 and in the municipality of Frederiksberg in 1994, although reduced mortality in randomised controlled trials does not necessarily mean that screening also works in routine health care. In the rest of Denmark mammography screening was introdueed...... in 2007-2008. Women aged 50-69 were invited to screening every second year. Taking advantage of the registers of population and health, we present statistical methods for evaluating the effect of mammography screening on breast cancer mortality (Olsen et al. 2005, Njor et al. 2015 and Weedon-Fekjær etal...

  2. Bi-directional x-ray phase-contrast mammography.

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    Full Text Available Phase-contrast x-ray imaging is a promising improvement of conventional absorption-based mammography for early tumor detection. This potential has been demonstrated recently, utilizing structured gratings to obtain differential phase and dark-field scattering images. However, the inherently anisotropic imaging sensitivity of the proposed mono-directional approach yields only insufficient diagnostic information, and has low diagnostic sensitivity to highly oriented structures. To overcome these limitations, we present a two-directional x-ray phase-contrast mammography approach and demonstrate its advantages by applying it to a freshly dissected, cancerous mastectomy breast specimen. We illustrate that the two-directional scanning procedure overcomes the insufficient diagnostic value of a single scan, and reliably detects tumor structures, independently from their orientation within the breast. Our results indicate the indispensable diagnostic necessity and benefit of a multi-directional approach for x-ray phase-contrast mammography.

  3. Ultra-Fast Image Reconstruction of Tomosynthesis Mammography Using GPU.

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    Arefan, D; Talebpour, A; Ahmadinejhad, N; Kamali Asl, A

    2015-06-01

    Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is a technology that creates three dimensional (3D) images of breast tissue. Tomosynthesis mammography detects lesions that are not detectable with other imaging systems. If image reconstruction time is in the order of seconds, we can use Tomosynthesis systems to perform Tomosynthesis-guided Interventional procedures. This research has been designed to study ultra-fast image reconstruction technique for Tomosynthesis Mammography systems using Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). At first, projections of Tomosynthesis mammography have been simulated. In order to produce Tomosynthesis projections, it has been designed a 3D breast phantom from empirical data. It is based on MRI data in its natural form. Then, projections have been created from 3D breast phantom. The image reconstruction algorithm based on FBP was programmed with C++ language in two methods using central processing unit (CPU) card and the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). It calculated the time of image reconstruction in two kinds of programming (using CPU and GPU).

  4. Probleme der Textauswahl fiir einen elektronischen Thesautus ...

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    1. Nov. 1996 ... Durch technische Vedinderungen bedingt, ist seit etwa 1980 eine finanziell ver- tretbare kiinftige Weitemutzung der Quellenfilme fraglich geworden. Aus diesem Sachverhalt ergeben sich weitreichende Konsequenzen fur Uber- legungen zur Fortfiihrung der Neubearbeitung des Grimmschen Worterbuchs.

  5. Coronellis Cosmos in der Melker Stiftsbibliothek.

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    Glaßner, Gottfried; Pärr, Nora

    2009-06-01

    Die Melker Stiftsbibliothek besitzt ein Globenpaar des berühmten venezianischen Globenbauers Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), einen Erdglobus von 1688 und einen Himmelsglobus von 1693. Wie und wann die beiden Globen nach Melk gekommen sind, ist nicht bekannt. Dass sie zur ursprünglichen Ausstattung der 1735 fertig gestellten Barockbibliothek gehörten, wird aber aus der zentralen Stellung deutlich, die dem Globus (Erdglobus und Armillarphäre) in dem von Paul Troger 1732 gemalten Deckenfresko zukommt. Mehrfach begegnet das Motiv des Globus als Attribut der Weisheit bzw. Philosophie, der Geographie bzw. Geometrie und der Astronomie in den beiden Hauptsälen wie auch in der Deckenmalerei von Johann Bergl in der Oberen Bibliothek (1768) und in der Kuppel des Gartenpavillons (1764).

  6. Struktur und Dynamik in der Netzwerkanalyse

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    Trier, M.; Stegbauer, C.; Häußling, R.

    2010-01-01

    Die Methodik der sozialen Netzwerkanalyse (SNA) ist auf die quantitative Untersuchung von strukturellen Mustern in Graphen ausgerichtet. Die Analyse arbeitet gegenwärtig meist mit Daten aus einer einmaligen und kumulierten Erhebung der Netzwerkstruktur zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt. Diese

  7. Individualisierte Produkte im Fokus der intergrierten Produktentwicklung

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    Baumberger, C.;Gahr, A.

    2017-01-01

    Individualisierte Produkte stellen neue Herausforderungen an die Produktentwicklung – vornehmlich im Bereich der Produktstrukturplanung, der kundenindividuellen Produktadaption und dem Zielkostenmanagement. Diese Themen werden am Lehrstuhl für Produktentwicklung im Rahmen des Sonderforschungsbereiches 582 behandelt.

  8. Quantification of breast arterial calcification using full field digital mammography

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    Molloi, Sabee; Xu Tong; Ducote, Justin; Iribarren, Carlos

    2008-01-01

    Breast arterial calcification is commonly detected on some mammograms. Previous studies indicate that breast arterial calcification is evidence of general atherosclerotic vascular disease and it may be a useful marker of coronary artery disease. It can potentially be a useful tool for assessment of coronary artery disease in women since mammography is widely used as a screening tool for early detection of breast cancer. However, there are currently no available techniques for quantification of calcium mass using mammography. The purpose of this study was to determine whether it is possible to quantify breast arterial calcium mass using standard digital mammography. An anthropomorphic breast phantom along with a vessel calcification phantom was imaged using a full field digital mammography system. Densitometry was used to quantify calcium mass. A calcium calibration measurement was performed at each phantom thickness and beam energy. The known (K) and measured (M) calcium mass on 5 and 9 cm thickness phantoms were related by M=0.964K-0.288 mg (r=0.997 and SEE=0.878 mg) and M=1.004K+0.324 mg (r=0.994 and SEE=1.32 mg), respectively. The results indicate that accurate calcium mass measurements can be made without correction for scatter glare as long as careful calcium calibration is made for each breast thickness. The results also indicate that composition variations and differences of approximately 1 cm between calibration phantom and breast thickness introduce only minimal error in calcium measurement. The uncertainty in magnification is expected to cause up to 5% and 15% error in calcium mass for 5 and 9 cm breast thicknesses, respectively. In conclusion, a densitometry technique for quantification of breast arterial calcium mass was validated using standard full field digital mammography. The results demonstrated the feasibility and potential utility of the densitometry technique for accurate quantification of breast arterial calcium mass using standard digital

  9. Evaluating women's attitudes and perceptions in developing mammography promotion messages.

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    Schechter, C; Vanchieri, C F; Crofton, C

    1990-01-01

    Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Although mammography is recognized as the most effective early detection method for breast cancer, it remains underutilized. Communications theory and practice, with its emphasis on formative research, can provide a basis for developing strategies effective in changing mammography-related behaviors. Formative research, an important component of communications planning, can offer information useful in developing suitable messages and materials. The National Cancer Institute conducted small group discussions with white and black women, ages 40 to 75, to explore their attitudes, knowledge, and beliefs about mammography. Findings reinforced the results from quantitative surveys indicating that a perceived lack of their own need for the examination, lack of a physician referral, and procrastination were the main reasons that the women reported for not having mammograms. The discussions provided detailed information about the factors that can be used to guide development of messages and materials to promote mammography use. The results indicate that strategies for messages directed to either black or white women ages 40 years and older need to stress the same key message points. The points are that all women ages 40 and older are at risk for breast cancer; breast cancer can be treated successfully if it is detected early enough; mammography can detect breast cancer before a lump can be felt by a woman or her physician; women need to follow screening guidelines for age and frequency for screening; and mammography is a low-risk, quick, and painless procedure. Communication channels to reach women should include television, newspapers, magazines, and information available in physicians' offices.

  10. Vejen til bedre møder

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    Rokkjær, Joan

    2006-01-01

    I mange virksomheder og organisationer er møder stedet, hvor medarbejderne mentalt tjekker ud og holder et frikvarter. Ledelsesmæssigt er der ofte ikke fokus og opmærksomhed på møders formål og effektiviter. Resultatet er frustration over overflødige møder og udstrakt mødelede hos medarbejderne...

  11. Frilandsgrise i energiafgrøder

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    Sørensen, Janni Merete; Jørgensen, Uffe; Kongsted, Anne Grete

    2011-01-01

    I frilandssvineproduktionen er der i dag en konflikt mellem dyrevelfærd og kvælstof-belastning af miljøet (Eriksen et al. 2006). I Danmark går frilandssvin typisk på åbne græsarealer. Svinene udvælger mindre områder i foldene, hvor de afsætter urin og fækalier. Fra disse områder i foldene er der en...

  12. Breast Cancer Detection: Mammography and other methods in breast imaging, second edition

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    Bassett, L.W.; Gold, R.H.

    1987-01-01

    The text addresses mammography and the advantages and limitations of other breast imaging methods presently available. The establishment of X-ray mammography as the safest and most accurate noninvasive method of early, nonpalpable breast cancer detection is addressed in the first section of the book. The second section emphasizes the signs of early cancer, the complete mammographic examination, and the team approach to diagnosis. The advantages and limitations of film-screen mammography, zero mammography, breast ultrasound, thermography, light scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, and ductography are highlighted as alternate methods of detection. The benefits of mammography, and its unmatched value in screeening for breast cancer, are presented in the final section

  13. Dosimetry in a torso phantom during a mammography

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    Hernandez O, M.; Duran M, H. A.; Pinedo S, A.; Salas L, M. A.; Hernandez D, V. M.; Vega C, H. R.; Rivera M, T.; Ventura M, J.

    2009-10-01

    Two dosimetric magnitudes, the absorbed dose and the kerma in air to the entrance of torso have been determined. These dosimetric magnitudes are due to the radiation that is dispersed in the mammary gland when the patient undergoes a mammography study. The kerma to the entrance of the torso and the absorbed dose by the torso was obtained in a phantom of paraffin and with thermoluminescent dosemeters of ZrO 2 . The dosemeters were placed on the surface of the torso phantom while the mammography was carried out. (author)

  14. Overdiagnosis in organised mammography screening in Denmark. A comparative study

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    Jørgensen, Karsten J; Zahl, Per-Henrik; Gøtzsche, Peter C

    2009-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Overdiagnosis in cancer screening is the detection of cancer lesions that would otherwise not have been detected. It is arguably the most important harm. We quantified overdiagnosis in the Danish mammography screening programme, which is uniquely suited for this purpose, as only 20......% of the Danish population has been offered organised mammography screening over a long time-period. METHODS: We collected incidence rates of carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer in areas with and without screening over 13 years with screening (1991-2003), and 20 years before its introduction (1971...

  15. Minimizing misclassification of hormone users at mammography screening

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    Njor, Sisse Helle; Pedersen, Anette Tønnes; Schwartz, Walter

    2008-01-01

    The aim of the study was to retrospectively determine the impact of comparing current mammograms with prior mammograms on risk of misclassification especially for hormone users. Data on mammography screening were retrieved for 1993-2005 from Fyn, Denmark. At first screen, two projections were made...... of HT. The study indicated that misclassification at screening mammography in current users of HT can be reduced considerably, when the screening mammograms are viewed with the mammograms taken 4 years earlier. It should be stressed that these results come from a single clinic, and replication in other...

  16. Focused two-dimensional antiscatter grid for mammography

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    Makarova, O.V.; Moldovan, N.; Tang, C.-M.; Mancini, D.C.; Divan, R.; Zyryanov, V.N.; Ryding, D.C.; Yaeger, J.; Liu, C.

    2002-01-01

    We are developing freestanding high-aspect-ratio, focused, two-dimensional antiscatter grids for mammography using deep x-ray lithography and copper electroforming. The exposure is performed using x-rays from bending magnet beamline 2-BM at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) of Argonne National Laboratory. A 2.8-mm-thick prototype freestanding copper antiscatter grid with 25 (micro)m-wide parallel cell walls and 550 (micro)m periodicity has been fabricated. The progress in developing a dynamic double-exposure technique to create the grid with the cell walls aligned to a point x-ray source of the mammography system is discussed

  17. Statistical Texture Model for mass Detection in Mammography

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    Nicolás Gallego-Ortiz

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In the context of image processing algorithms for mass detection in mammography, texture is a key feature to be used to distinguish abnormal tissue from normal tissue. Recently, a texture model based on a multivariate Gaussian mixture was proposed, of which the parameters are learned in an unsupervised way from the pixel intensities of images. The model produces images that are probabilistic maps of texture normality and it was proposed as a visualization aid for diagnostic by clinical experts. In this paper, the usability of the model is studied for automatic mass detection. A segmentation strategy is proposed and evaluated using 79 mammography cases.

  18. Variability and errors when applying the BIRADS mammography classification.

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    Boyer, Bruno; Canale, Sandra; Arfi-Rouche, Julia; Monzani, Quentin; Khaled, Wassef; Balleyguier, Corinne

    2013-03-01

    To standardize mammographic reporting, the American College of Radiology mammography developed the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) lexicon. However, wide variability is observed in practice in the application of the BIRADS terminology and this leads to classification errors. This review analyses the reasons for variations in BIRADS mammography, describes the types of errors made by readers with illustrated examples, and details BIRADS category 3 which is the most difficult category to use in practice. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Hidden costs of low-cost screening mammography

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    Cyrlak, D.

    1987-01-01

    Twenty-two hundred women in Orange County, California, took part in a low-cost mammography screening project sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the KCBS-TV. Patients were followed up by telephone and questioned about actual costs incurred as a result of screening mammography, including costs of repeated and follow-up mammograms, US examinations and surgical consultations. The total number of biopsies, cancers found, and the costs involved were investigated. The authors' results suggest that particularly in centers with a high positive call rate, the cost of screening mammograms accounts for only a small proportion of the medical costs

  20. Digital mammography with PCR: experience with 20 000 patients

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    Parkin, G.J.S.; Cowen, A.R.

    2001-01-01

    The Mammography Unit at Leeds General Infirmary is a referral center for symptomatic or at risk patients. Digital mammography was introduced in 1994, and the whole service now runs on digital imaging. PCR provides the high-quality input required, but the service could easily be adapted to any digital input that meets the required quality standards. PCR shows everything that can be seen on conventional screen-film mammograms at a comparable dose, and is sometimes better, particularly in the case of dense breasts. Because the technique is rapid, convenient and standardized, an identical high-quality imaging service is assured for all patients. (orig.)

  1. Role of computed radiographic mammography in diagnosis of breast cancer

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    Matsumoto, Mitsuomi; Ishida, Tsunehiro; Sugamata, Noritaka (Gunma Univ., Maebashi (Japan). School of Medicine) (and others)

    1992-02-01

    Comparative study between conventional mammography (MMG) and computed radiographic mammography (CR-MMG) was performed. In detection of mass density, there was no significant difference between them. But some cases revealed poor visualization of fine spicules around the mass density and no obvious contrast difference between the mass density and non-cancer background breast density. However, these cases were diagnosed by alternative compression spot or magnification CR-MMG. In detection of microcalcification, magnification CR-MMG depicted very fine microcalcification not detected on MMG and contact CR-MMG. On routine use of CR-MMG, compression spot or magnification CR-MMG is mandatory. (author).

  2. Extraction and computational estimation of malignant microcalcification on mammography

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    Yabashi, Seiji; Hata, Masayasu; Kubo, Kanji; Ishikawa, Taro.

    1988-10-01

    Microcalcification which caharacterizes the diagnosis of Early Breast Cancer was first emphasized by Laplacian calculation and then divisioned into small cells on mammography. Secondly, the cells with the clustered microcalcification exceeding some given number are extracted. Thirdly, we calculated the RMS distance of these distribution from the center of the cell aggregation and the rate of change in the number of extracted cells when the given threshold number being varied, and tried to distinguish objectively the malignant basing on the characterizing parameters. By these procedures, we could pick up 14 out of 15 malignants among the 37 mammographies including benign of 14 and health of 8 on microcomputer.

  3. Die Reformdiskussion in der senegalesischen Sprachplanungs- politik

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    Die neue Schule hat sowohl die Eigenschaften der Kanone wie des Magnets: Mit der Kanone teilte sie die Wirksamkeit einer Kampfwaffe. Besser als die Kanone es kann, verleiht die Schule der Eroberung auf Dauer. Die Kanone bezwingt nur den Leib, die Schule erobert die Seelen. […] Mit dem Magnet hat die Schule die.

  4. reformierte dogmatik zwischen konfessioneller bindung und der

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    deren Autoren sich dezidiert als reformiert verstanden haben. Gemessen an der begrenzten Anzahl solcher dogmatischen Entwürfe ist aber der Einfluß der reformierten Dogmatik überraschend groß. Einige wenige reformierte. Autoren haben Werke geschaffen, die eine eminente Wirkung auslösen konnten und sogar ...

  5. Neue Indikatoren zur Bestimmung der arithmetischen Regierungskonkordanz

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    Bochsler, Daniel; Sciarini, Pascal

    2006-01-01

    / Proportionalität der Mandate einer Partei und des Anteils (Kabinettsposten) an der Regierung misst ///// SE: da wird der Artikel wieder uninteressanter ---es gäbe ein Problem wenn Inklusivität hoch, aber die Parteien falsch gewichtet: BSP: weniger Regierungskonkordanz in Schweiz 2003 als SVP unterrepräsentiert war...

  6. Gadamers verständnis der tradition

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    Radojčić Saša

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available (nemački In diesem Aufsatz man Gadamers Verständnis der wichtigen hermeneutischen Begriffe des Vorurteils, der Autorität und der Tradition erörtet. Der Vollzug des Verstehens, in dem die Vorurteile unvermeidlich sind, wird als Prozeß ihre ununterbrechende Korrektion bestimmt. Die positive Auswertung des begrifflichen Paar Autorität-Tradition ist ein karakteristischen Motiv der philosophischen Hermeneutik, für die die Autorität kein negativen Mitklang hat, sondern auf freie und rationelle Annahmung begründet ist. Der Zusammenhang des Verstehens und der Tradition ist eine dynamische Beziehung, in die weder Tradition noch das Subjekt des Verstehens ungeändert bleiben. Daraus führt man zwei Implikationen aus: daß der Sinn eines Textes kann man nie ausschöpfen, und seines Verstehen ein unendlichen Prozeß ist; und daß die Suspension der Vorurteilen nur gelingt, wo die Tradition sie sozusagen 'filtriert'. Der Author stellt eine Spannung aus, zwischen Gadamers Verständnis der hermeneutischen Produktivität der Tradition und des zeitlichen Abstand als Instanz die dem Verstehen beiträgt.

  7. Wie passt der LHC in den Physikunterricht?

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    AUTHOR|(CDS)2084439; Woithe, Julia; Brown, Alex; Jende, Konrad

    2017-01-01

    Der LHC bietet sich als aktuelles und prominentes Beispiel der Grundlagenforschung an, im Unterricht behandelt zu werden. Der Artikel gibt einen kurzen Überblick über Komponenten und Funktionsweise des LHC. Zudem wird auf hilfreiche Ressourcen und Anknüpfungspunkte zum Curriculum verwiesen.

  8. Mammography use and mode of detection among breast cancer patients in Estonia.

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    Innos, Kaire; Valvere, Vahur; Padrik, Peeter; Eelma, Evelyn; Kütner, Riina; Lehtsaar, Jaak; Tekkel, Mare

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine past mammography use and mode of detection among breast cancer (BC) patients in Estonia, a country that has low screening coverage and high BC mortality. Women newly diagnosed with primary BC in Estonia in 2008-2010 were interviewed. Determinants of past mammography use and the detection of BC by mammography were studied using multivariate logistic regression. Among 977 participants, almost half reported no mammograms prior to the detection of BC. Overall, 22% of the cases were detected by mammography (16% by screening mammography). Detection by mammography was strongly related to age, past mammography use, and obesity. Among cases detected by mammography, 10% were stage III/IV at diagnosis (32% among cases detected by other modes). This study showed low mammography utilization and high rate of self-detection of BC in Estonia. Increased detection by mammography would help diagnose the disease at an earlier stage and consequently avoid premature BC deaths. Efforts should be undertaken to increase participation in screening and improve the availability of mammography among older and high-risk women. The results are likely to be relevant for other countries and population groups with low screening coverage.

  9. The potential of solar power in the European Union; Das Potential der Sonnenenergie in der EU

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    1994-11-01

    In the framework of this research programme, reports are presented on: Wind power in the European Union; The potential of photovoltaic power generation in the European Union; The potential of thermal solar power in buildings owned by the European Union; The potential of renewable biomass in the European Union. (HW) [Deutsch] Im Rahmen des vorgelegten Forschungsprogramms wird berichtet ueber: - Windenergienutzung der EU - Potential der photovoltaischen Stromerzeugung der EU - Potential thermischer Solarenergie im Gebaeudebereich der EU - Potential erneuerbarer Biomasse in der EU. (HW)

  10. Vergleich der Exposition der Bevölkerung durch digitale und analoge Rundfunksender

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    M. Schubert

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Dieser Beitrag fasst die Ergebnisse eines Projektes zusammen, das vom Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz und dem Ministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU im Rahmen des Deutschen Mobilfunk Forschungsprogramms (DMF gefördert wurde. Hintergrund der Studie ist die Untersuchung der Auswirkung der Umstellung von der analogen auf die digitale terrestrische Rundfunkübertragung in Deutschland auf die Exposition der Bevölkerung.

  11. Linien in der Landschaft: eine moegliche Annaeherung an das Projekt der netzfoermigen Infrastrukturen.

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    Michéle Pezzagno

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Die Lokalverwaltungen muessen sich mit den Forderungen ihres Gebietes anseinandersetzen. Forderungen, die oft in Widerstreit stehen zwischen der Notwendigkeit seines Schutzes und die seiner Nutzbarkeit. Die Aufgabe wird noch erschwert durch die Schwierigkeit der praktischen Planung und der Verwaltung des Gebietes im Einklang mit den Prinzipen der Europaeischen Uebereinkuenfte. Das Projekt von netzfoermigen Infrastrukturen veranlasst zu einer Ueberlegung ueber die Notwendigkeit des Landschaftsschutzes und die der Verkehrsverbindungen, die notwendig sind, um die lokale Wirtschaft wettbewerbsfaehig zu erhalten.

  12. Image Quality in Screening Mammography in Croatia

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    Brnic, Z.; Klasic, B.; Popic-Ramac, J.; Ljevar, A.

    2011-01-01

    Mortality reduction through screening mammography (SMG) is possible only with examination of high image quality (IQ), which should be performed with acceptable patient breast radiation dose (BRD). Besides film processing control, equipment assessment with breast phantom and dosimetry, periodical external mammographic IQ assessment (MIQA) is needed, including image labelling (L), breast positioning (BP), exposure (EX) and artefacts (AR) assessment. The nationwide breast cancer screening program (NBSP) has been introduced in Croatia in 2006, and the MIQA is initiated as the first step in establishing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) framework in breast imaging in Croatia. The current study was aimed: (1) to provide objective evidence about the technical MIQ in NBSP in Croatia, (2) to compare MIQ between different types of mammographic units (MUs), (3) to identify the common deficiencies, and (4) to propose corrective activities. Mammograms (MGs) for IQA were collected from a total of 84 MUs which participate in NBSP, which represents 70 % of all MUs nationwide: A total of 420 MG examinations were reviewed. Each MU was requested to submit ''what they consider to be their five best representative MGs, each one performed in one of five consecutive workdays''. Mean age of MG machines was 7.76 years (range 2 - 21), with no difference between four MU types. This very first study of MIQ in Croatia corroborated our intuitive impression of inadequate IQ, staff training and equipment in many MUs nationwide. As MIQ strongly influences BC detection rate, suboptimal QA/QC always carries a risk to compromise the success of NBSP. Deficiencies in SMG, especially in ID and BP reflect different level of competency of radiological staff in Croatia. Differences in MIQ in various MU types are determined by their organization, equipment, education, working habits and motivation. More efforts are needed to train both RTs and radiologists to implement and maintain QA/QC in their

  13. Positron Emission Mammography with Multiple Angle Acquisition

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    Mark F. Smith; Stan Majewski; Raymond R. Raylman

    2002-11-01

    Positron emission mammography (PEM) of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in breast tumors with dedicated detectors typically has been accomplished with two planar detectors in a fixed position with the breast under compression. The potential use of PEM imaging at two detector positions to guide stereotactic breast biopsy has motivated us to use PEM coincidence data acquired at two or more detector positions together in a single image reconstruction. Multiple angle PEM acquisition and iterative image reconstruction were investigated using point source and compressed breast phantom acquisitions with 5, 9, 12 and 15 mm diameter spheres and a simulated tumor:background activity concentration ratio of 6:1. Image reconstruction was performed with an iterative MLEM algorithm that used coincidence events between any two detector pixels on opposed detector heads at each detector position. This present study compared two acquisition protocols: 2 angle acquisition with detector angular positions of -15 and +15 degrees and 11 angle acquisition with detector positions spaced at 3 degree increments over the range -15 to +15 degrees. Three- dimensional image resolution was assessed for the point source acquisitions, and contrast and signal-to-noise metrics were evaluated for the compressed breast phantom with different simulated tumor sizes. Radial and tangential resolutions were similar for the two protocols, while normal resolution was better for the 2 angle acquisition. Analysis is complicated by the asymmetric point spread functions. Signal- to-noise vs. contrast tradeoffs were better for 11 angle acquisition for the smallest visible 9 mm sphere, while tradeoff results were mixed for the larger and more easily visible 12 mm and 15 mm diameter spheres. Additional study is needed to better understand the performance of limited angle tomography for PEM. PEM tomography experiments with complete angular sampling are planned.

  14. Positron Emission Mammography with Multiple Angle Acquisition

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    Mark F. Smith; Stan Majewski; Raymond R. Raylman

    2002-11-01

    Positron emission mammography (PEM) of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FbG) uptake in breast tumors with dedicated detectors typically has been accomplished with two planar detectors in a fixed position with the breast under compression. The potential use of PEM imaging at two detector positions to guide stereotactic breast biopsy has motivated us to use PEM coincidence data acquired at two or more detector positions together in a single image reconstruction. Multiple angle PEM acquisition and iterative image reconstruction were investigated using point source and compressed breast phantom acquisitions with 5, 9, 12 and 15 mm diameter spheres and a simulated tumor:background activity concentration ratio of 6:1. Image reconstruction was performed with an iterative MLEM algorithm that used coincidence events between any two detector pixels on opposed detector heads at each detector position. This present study compared two acquisition protocols: 2 angle acquisition with detector angular positions of -15 and +15 degrees and 11 angle acquisition with detector positions spaced at 3 degree increments over the range -15 to +15 degrees. Three-dimensional image resolution was assessed for the point source acquisitions, and contrast and signal-to-noise metrics were evaluated for the compressed breast phantom with different simulated tumor sizes. Radial and tangential resolutions were similar for the two protocols, while normal resolution was better for the 2 angle acquisition. Analysis is complicated by the asymmetric point spread functions. Signal- to-noise vs. contrast tradeoffs were better for 11 angle acquisition for the smallest visible 9 mm sphere, while tradeoff results were mixed for the larger and more easily visible 12 mm and 15 mm diameter spheres. Additional study is needed to better understand the performance of limited angle tomography for PEM. PEM tomography experiments with complete angular sampling are planned.

  15. Eighteen cases of small breast cancer: a comparative study of mammography, CT scan and pathology

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    Wu Yaopan; Lin Haogao; Cai Peiqiang; Ouyang Yi; Zhang Weizhang; Lu Bingui

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To improve the early diagnosis of breast cancer through a study of the mammography and CT findings of small breast cancer. Methods: The mammography and CT findings of 18 cases of small breast cancer (φ≤2.0 cm in diameter) were studied and compared with pathological results. Results: The diagnostic accuracy of CT and mammography was 83% and 61%, respectively. There was a statistical difference between both modalities (P<0.05), CT scan was superior to mammography. However, there was no difference between them when assessing the lesion arising in F-type breast. In detecting breast fine cluster of calcification, the sensitivity of mammography was better than CT scan. Conclusion: The patient suspected of small breast cancer should take mammography as the first evaluation. CT scan is reserved for the further investigation. The mammography combined with CT scan can improve the early diagnostic rate of breast cancer

  16. The accuracy of digital breast tomosynthesis compared with coned compression magnification mammography in the assessment of abnormalities found on mammography

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    Morel, J.C.; Iqbal, A.; Wasan, R.K.; Peacock, C.; Evans, D.R.; Rahim, R.; Goligher, J.; Michell, M.J.

    2014-01-01

    Aim: To compare the diagnostic accuracy of the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with coned compression magnification mammography (CCMM). Materials and methods: The study design included two reading sessions completed by seven experienced radiologists. In the first session, all readers read bilateral standard two-view mammograms and a CCMM view of the lesion before giving a combined score for assessment. In the second session, readers read bilateral standard two-view mammograms plus one-view DBT. The two reading sessions of the experiment were separated by at least 2 weeks to reduce the chance of reader memory of the images read in the previous session from influencing the performance in the subsequent session. Results: Three hundred and fifty-four lesions were assessed and receiver-operative characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to evaluate the difference between the two modes. For standard two-view mammography plus CCMM, the area under the curve (AUC) was 0.87 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.83–0.91] and for standard two-view mammography plus DBT the AUC was 0.93 (95% CI: 0.91–0.95). The difference between the AUCs was 0.06 with p-value of 0.0014. Conclusion: Two-view mammography with one-view DBT showed significantly improved accuracy compared to two-view mammography and CCMM in the assessment of mammographic abnormalities. These results show that DBT can be used effectively in the further evaluation of mammographic abnormalities found at screening and in symptomatic diagnostic practice. - Highlights: • Diagnostic accuracy of magnification mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis. • There is statistical difference between CCMM and DBT. • DBT has a role in evaluating mammographic abnormalities

  17. Film-Screen Mammography versus digital storage plate mammography: Hard copy and monitor display of microcalcifications and focal findings - A retrospective clinical and histologic analysis

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    Schulz-Wendtland, R.; Wenkel, E.; Aichinger, U.; Tartsch, M.; Kuchar, I.; Bautz, W.

    2003-01-01

    Purpose: A retrospective clinical-histological study to determine the diagnostic accuracy of mammography using conventional screen-film cassettes (hard copy), high-resolution digital phosphor storage plates (hard copy) and monitor display (soft copy) for microcalcifications and focal lesions (BI-RADS TM category 4 or 5). Materials and methods: From April to November 2001, 76 patients underwent conventional film-screen mammography and, after diagnosis and preoperative wire localization, digital mammography with the same exposure parameters. Five investigators retrospectively determined the diagnosis after the operation from randomly distributed mediolateral views (hard-copy reading) and from the monitor display (soft-copy reading). These results were correlated with the final histology. Results: The accuracy of conventional screen-film mammography, digital mammography and monitor-displayed mammography was 67%, 65% and 68% for all findings, (n = 76), 59%, 59% and 68% for microcalcifications (n = 44) and 75%, 72% and 63% for focal lesions (n = 32). The overall results showed no difference. Conclusions: Our findings indicate equivalence of conventional screen-film mammography, high-resolution digital phosphor storage plate mammography and monitor-displayed mammography. (orig.) [de

  18. „Sprache, du heilige“: Sprachreflexionen in der deutschen Dichtung der Bukowina

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    Petro Rychlo

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Der Aufsatz befasst sich mit der historischen und kulturellen Rolle der deutschen Sprache in der Bukowina, wo sie zwischen 1875 und 1918 den Status einer offiziellen Staats- und Umgangssprache hatte und sogar nach dem Zerfall der Habsburgermonarchie noch eine Zeitlang auf verschiedenen Ebenen funktionierte. Das verursachte in der Bukowina und besonders in ihrer Hauptstadt Czernowitz die Herausbildung einer deutschsprachigen Literatur, deren Anfänge in die Mitte des 19. Jahrhundert fallen. Zuerst nur als „Heimatliteratur“ begriffen, entwickelte sie sich bald, vor allem auf dem Gebiet der lyrischen Dichtung, zu einem beachtlichen literarischen Phänomen, das in der Zwischenkriegszeit im Werk solcher Dichter wie Alfred Margul-Sperber, Rose Ausländer, David Goldfeld, Alfred Kittner, Moses Rosenkranz, Immanuel Weißglas, Paul Celan, Alfred Gong, Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger ihre höchste Blüte erlebte. Infolge der fortschreitenden Romanisierung des Landes und der Bedrohung des Sprachverlusts greifen um diese Zeit viele Czernowitzer deutschjüdische Dichter öfters zur Sprachproblematik, indem sie sie in ihren Gedichten im tragischen Sinne thematisieren. Nach dem Holocaust und der Emigration aus der Bukowina verwandelt sich die Muttersprache für verbannte Dichter in ein Synonym der Heimat („Mutterland Wort“. Der Artikel analysiert Sprachreflexionen der Czernowitzer Autoren als Strategie des kulturellen und existenziellen Überlebens.

  19. Simon van der Meer retires

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    CERN's big Auditorium was packed on Friday 23 November for a 'Simon van der Meer Feest' to mark the formal retirement of the gifted Dutch accelerator physicist who has made so many valuable contributions to his field and to CERN's success

  20. Der er liv i historie

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    Poder, Anette; Müller Glibstrup, Tine; Roj Søndergaard, Anja

    I denne antologi præsenteres de første konkrete bud på, hvordan en senmoderne og konstruktivistisk historieundervisning kan tage sig ud i praksis. Der tages udgangspunk i bl.a. Bernard Eric Jensen "Historie - livsverden og fag" og Carlo Grevy "Historie og livsverden - en historiedidaktik"...

  1. Ancillary Services Provided from DER

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    Campbell, J.B.

    2005-12-21

    Distributed energy resources (DER) are quickly making their way to industry primarily as backup generation. They are effective at starting and then producing full-load power within a few seconds. The distribution system is aging and transmission system development has not kept up with the growth in load and generation. The nation's transmission system is stressed with heavy power flows over long distances, and many areas are experiencing problems in providing the power quality needed to satisfy customers. Thus, a new market for DER is beginning to emerge. DER can alleviate the burden on the distribution system by providing ancillary services while providing a cost adjustment for the DER owner. This report describes 10 types of ancillary services that distributed generation (DG) can provide to the distribution system. Of these 10 services the feasibility, control strategy, effectiveness, and cost benefits are all analyzed as in the context of a future utility-power market. In this market, services will be provided at a local level that will benefit the customer, the distribution utility, and the transmission company.

  2. Behandlungsergebnisse der Mikrochirurgie bei obstruktiver Azoospermie

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Einführung: Diese Arbeit stellt die Erfahrungen eines Operateurs an einem Spital mit der Mikrochirurgie der Samenwege vor. Die Behandlungsergebnisse und deren Vergleich zur künstlichen Befruchtung werden anhand aktueller Veröffentlichungen diskutiert. Patienten und Methode: Zwischen 1994 und 2004 wurde bei 90 Patienten mit Verschlußazoospermie (VAS eine Wiederherstellung der Samenwege vorgenommen (64 Patienten mit Status nach Vasektomie, 26 Patienten VAS anderer Genese. Postoperativ wurde das Spermiogramm analysiert und das Auftreten einer Schwangerschaft der Partnerin telefonisch erfragt. Ergebnisse: Nach Vasektomieumkehrung waren bei 89 % der Patienten die Samenwege durchgängig. Die Schwangerschaftsrate betrug bei den Patienten nach Vasektomieumkehrung 48 % und die Geburtenrate 45 %. Bei 16 von den 26 Patienten (62 % mit VAS anderer Ursache war eine Herstellung der Samenwegskontinuität technisch möglich. Jedoch zeigte die Hodenbiopsie bei 3 von diesen 16 Patienten eine Hypospermatogenese. Die postoperative Offenheitsrate der Samenwege der verbleibenden 13 Patienten mit VAS anderer Genese betrug 11/13 (85 %, die Schwangerschaftsrate 5/13 (39 %. Die Komplikationsrate im Sinne eines Wundhämatoms bei den insgesamt 90 Patienten lag bei 3/90 (3 %. Diskussion: Die beschriebenen Offenheits- und Schwangerschaftsraten liegen im Rahmen international publizierter Daten. Im Hinblick auf die Schwangerschaftsrate, die Behandlungskosten und Komplikationsrate ist die mikrochirurgische Wiederherstellung der Samenwege nach Vasektomie der künstlichen Befruchtung mittels ICSI (intracytoplasmatic sperm injection überlegen. Bei einem Alter der Partnerin 37 Jahre, einem weiblichen Infertilitätsfaktor, einer Samenwegsverschlußzeit 15 Jahre nach Vasektomie oder einem Verschluß der Samenwege aus anderer Genese als Vasektomie sollte die Wahl der Methode zur Ermöglichung einer Schwangerschaft individualisiert werden. Schlußfolgerung: Die Mikrochirurgie der

  3. Das Ehegattensplitting im Widerstreit der Argumente

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    Sabine Berghahn

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Der von Barbara Seel herausgegebene Sammelband beschäftigt sich u. a. aus familienpolitischer Sicht mit den Pro- und Contra-Argumenten zu der in Deutschland geltenden Ehegattenbesteuerung. Der Band ist interdisziplinär angelegt und stellt einen Überblick her, der auch für Expert/-innen noch neue Gesichtspunkte enthält. Als Gesamttendenz zeigt sich ein Plädoyer für eine individualisierende Reform. Zu einem ähnlichen Ergebnis kommt Britta Dietrich in ihrer schmalen Abhandlung, in der sie – knapp und kaum erkenntnisfördernd – die juristische Debatte über das Ehegattensplitting nachzeichnet.

  4. Full-field digital mammography versus computed radiology mammography: comparison in image quality and radiation dose

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    Zhao Yongxia; Song Shaojuan; Liu Chuanya; Qi Hengtao; Qin Weichang

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the differences in image quality and radiation dose between full- field digital mammography (FFDM) system and compute radiology mammography (CRM) system. Methods: The ALVIM mammographic phantom was exposed by FFDM system with automatic exposure control (AEC) and then exposed by CRM system with the unique imaging plank on the same condition. The FFDM system applied the same kV value and the different mAs values (14, 16, 18, 22 and 24 mAs), and the emission skin dose (ESD) and the average gland dose (AGD) were recorded for the above-mentioned exposure factors. All images were read by five experienced radiologists under the same condition and judged based on 5-point scales. And then receive operating characteristic (ROC) curve was drawn and the probability (P det ) values were calculated. The data were statistically processed with ANOVA. Results: The P det values of calcifications and lesion lump were higher with FFDM system than with CRM system at the same dose (1.36 mGy). Especially, for microcalcifications and lesion lump, the largest difference of the P det value was 0.215, and that of lesion lump was 0.245. In comparison with CRM system, the radiation dose of FFDM system could be reduced at the same P det value. The ESD value was reduced by 26%, and the ACD value was reduced by 41%. When the mAs value exceed AEC value, the P det value almost had no change, though the radiation dose was increased. Conclusions: The detection rates of microcalcifications and lesion lump with FFDM system are proven to be superior to CRM system at the same dose. The radiation dose of FFDM system was less than CRM system for the same image quality. (authors)

  5. Diagnostic accuracy of dual energy CT angiography in patients with diabetes mellitus; Diagnostische Genauigkeit der Dual-energy-CT-Angiographie bei Patienten mit Diabetes mellitus

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    Schabel, C.; Bongers, M.N.; Syha, R. [Klinikum der Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Abteilung fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Tuebingen (Germany); Klinikum der Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Sektion fuer Experimentelle Radiologie der Abteilung fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Tuebingen (Germany); Ketelsen, D.; Homann, G.; Notohamiprodjo, M.; Nikolaou, K.; Bamberg, F. [Klinikum der Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet, Abteilung fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Tuebingen (Germany); Thomas, C. [Universitaetsklinikum Duesseldorf, Abteilung fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Radiologie, Duesseldorf (Germany)

    2015-04-01

    Herausforderung dar. Ziel dieser Arbeit war die Ermittlung der diagnostischen Genauigkeit der Dual-energy-CT-Angiographie (DE-CTA) im Vergleich zum Goldstandard, der invasiven digitalen Subtraktionsangiographie (DSA) bei der Stenoseerkennung, da die DE-CTA potenziell eine Differenzierung von Verkalkungen und jodhaltigem Kontrastmittel ermoeglicht. Dreissig Patienten mit dem Verdacht auf das Vorliegen oder bekannter PAVK und zusaetzlich bestehendem Diabetes mellitus wurden retrospektiv in die Studie eingeschlossen. Bei allen Teilnehmern wurde eine DE-CTA (Somatom Definition Flash, Siemens Healthcare, Germany), gefolgt von einer invasiven Angiographie durchgefuehrt. Das Vorhandensein von Stenosen in gekruemmten multiplanaren Reformationen (MPR) und Projektionen maximaler Intensitaet (MIP) wurde verblindet evaluiert. Die diagnostische Genauigkeit wurde mit der Angiographie als Goldstandard errechnet. Bei den 30 in die Analyse eingeschlossenen diabetischen Patienten (83 % maennlich, 70,0 ± 10,5 Jahre alt, 83 % Diabetes mellitus Typ 2) war die Praevalenz behandlungsbeduerftiger Stenosen in 331 evaluierten Gefaesssegmenten hoch (30 %). Die DE-CTA detektierte kritische Stenosen mit einer hohen Sensitivitaet und guten Spezifitaet anhand gekruemmter MPR (100 und 93,1 %) und MIP (99 und 91,8 %). In einer Subanalyse war die diagnostische Genauigkeit am hoechsten fuer Stenosen im Bereich der Beckenstrombahn (gekruemmte MPR 97,1 % vs. MIP 100 %) und im Oberschenkelbereich (99,2 vs. 96,6 %) verglichen mit dem Unterschenkelkompartiment (90,9 vs. 88 %). Die DE-CTA weist eine hohe diagnostische Genauigkeit bei der Stenosenerkennung und -charakterisierung im Rahmen der PAVK bei Patienten mit Diabetes mellitus auf, hat jedoch eine eingeschraenkte Genauigkeit im Bereich des Unterschenkelkompartiments. (orig.)

  6. MRI of pulmonary perfusion; MRT der Lungenperfusion

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    Fink, C. [Klinikum Grosshadern der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (Germany). Institut fuer Klinische Radiologie; Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Abteilung Radiologie, Heidelberg (Germany); Risse, F.; Semmler, W. [Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Abteilung Medizinische Physik in der Radiologie, Heidelberg (Germany); Schoenberg, S.O.; Reiser, M.F. [Klinikum Grosshadern der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (Germany). Institut fuer Klinische Radiologie; Kauczor, H.-U. [Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Abteilung Radiologie, Heidelberg (Germany)

    2006-04-15

    Lung perfusion is a crucial prerequisite for effective gas exchange. Quantification of pulmonary perfusion is important for diagnostic considerations and treatment planning in various diseases of the lungs. Besides disorders of pulmonary vessels such as acute pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, these also include diseases of the respiratory tract and lung tissue as well as pulmonary tumors. This contribution presents the possibilities and technical requirements of MRI for diagnostic work-up of pulmonary perfusion. (orig.) [German] Die Perfusion der Lunge ist eine entscheidende Voraussetzung fuer einen effektiven Gasaustausch. Die Bestimmung der Lungenperfusion ist bei verschiedenen Erkrankungen der Lunge fuer Diagnostik und Therapieplanung bedeutsam. Hierzu zaehlen neben Erkrankungen der Lungengefaesse wie akute Lungenembolie und pulmonale Hypertension ebenso Erkrankungen der Atemwege, des Lungengeruests und Lungentumoren. In diesem Beitrag werden die Moeglichkeiten und technischen Voraussetzungen der MRT zur Diagnostik der Lungenperfusion dargestellt. (orig.)

  7. Apport de la mammographie au diagnostic de la pathologie ...

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    échographie était de 69,70% Goal: This retro prospective survey concerned 314 women (patients). The goal of this study was to value the diagnostical activity of the mammography unit of the University's Teaching Hospital of Lome- Tokoin. Results: The ...

  8. Entrance surface dose measurements in mammography using thermoluminescence technique

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    Rivera, T.; Vega C, H.R.; Manzanares A, E; Azorin, J.; Gonzalez, P.R.

    2007-01-01

    Full text: Of the various techniques that can be used for personnel dosimetry, thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) has emerged as a superior technique due to its manifold advantages over other methods of dose estimation. Various phosphors have been therefore investigated regarding their suitability for dosimetry. In this paper, a dosimetry system based on thermally stimulated luminescence (TSL) from zirconium oxide phosphors embedded in polytetrafluorethylene (ZrO 2 +PTFE) was developed for entrance surface doses (ES) measurements in mammography. Small ZrO 2 pellets of 5 mm in diameter and 0.8 mm in thickness were used. The reproducibility of measurements and linearity of ZrO 2 were also studied. The results were compared with those obtained from LiF:Mg,Cu,P usually used for the determination of absorbed dose in mammography. Measurements both per unit air kerma and In vivo were performed using a mammography unit model DMR (General Electric). The results showed that ZrO 2 TLDs can be used for the same X-ray dosimetry applications as LiF:Mg,Cu,P, with each type having the disadvantage of a response dependent on energy, particularly at low energies. These results indicate a considerable potential for use in routine control and In vivo ES measurements in mammography. (Author)

  9. Performance data of screening mammography at a dedicated breast ...

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    Mammography was performed exclusively by certified mammographers and double-read by experienced readers. Results. Outcomes were classified in a simplified classification system based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS). In 40 - 49-year-old women, 3 192 mammograms led to a recall rate of ...

  10. Typical and unusual findings in MR mammography - a review

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    Bick, U.

    2000-01-01

    In recent years, MR mammography has gained increasing importance in breast diagnostics. The main advantage of this technique is its high sensitivity for invasive breast cancer. The two main indications for MR mammography are preoperative staging of breast cancer and the differentiation between postoperative changes and recurrent tumor. In addition, MR mammography is increasingly used for problem solving in cases of questionable clinical, mammographic or sonographic findings. At this it is important to know not only the different manifestations of breast cancer, but also important benign and malignant diagnostic alternatives. Furthermore, it is necessary to be familiar with therapy-related changes. The most important criterion to differentiate between benign and malignant lesions in MR mammography is the extent and temporal course of contrast enhancement. In addition, the lesion morphology and the signal intensity on T 2 -weighted images can be used to distinguish between different disease entities. The following review article will discuss typical and unusual findings in breast MRI, including rare entities as well as changes after breast conserving therapy and chemotherapy. (orig.) [de

  11. Mammography examination in Ghana: preliminary survey of patients ...

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    Profiles of 1,671 patients undergoing diagnostic mammography examination at three Centres in Accra between May and December 2009 were analysed as preliminary survey to formulate a National Breast Screening Policy for Ghana. Employment category, age, body mass index, clinical history and diagnosis were indices ...

  12. Variation in Screening Mammography Rates Among Medicare Advantage Plans.

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    Rosenkrantz, Andrew B; Fleming, Margaret; Duszak, Richard

    2017-08-01

    Prior studies have shown higher screening mammography rates for beneficiaries in capitated managed care Medicare Advantage (MA) plans compared with traditional fee-for-service Medicare. The aim of this study was to explore variation in screening mammography rates at the level of MA managed care plans. Using the 2016 MA Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set Public Use File, screening mammography rates were identified for all 385 reporting MA plans. Associations were explored with a range of plan characteristics from this file, as well as from the CMS Part C and Part D Medicare Star Ratings Data File, Medicare Advantage Plan Directory, and Medicare Monthly Enrollment by Plan File. Overall MA plan screening rates were high (mean, 72.6 ± 9.4%) but varied substantially among plans (range, 14.3%-91.8%). Screening rates were higher in nonprofit versus for-profit plans (77.3% versus 71.8%, P mammography rates vary considerably among MA plans. With increased federal interest in promoting the MA program, enhanced transparency will be necessary to ensure appropriate Medicare beneficiary participation decision making. Copyright © 2017 American College of Radiology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. Attractive new technologies for 7-wavelength time domain optical mammography

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    Ferocino, Edoardo; Martinenghi, Edoardo; Dalla Mora, Alberto; Pifferi, Antonio; Cubeddu, Rinaldo; Taroni, Paola

    2017-07-01

    An 8-channel Silicon PhotoMultiplier (SiPM) probe and Time-to-Digital-Converter (TDC) realize a higher-throughput, cheaper and compact detection chain for time-resolved optical mammography than photomultiplier tubes (PMTs) and Time Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) boards, providing comparable estimate of optical properties with increased optical responsivity.

  14. Diagnostic mammography in women in Ibadan: common indications ...

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    Introduction The accuracy and sensitivity of mammographyhas beenestablished indeveloped countries making its use a significant success but there is limited knowledge about this imaging modality in low resource settings. This study aimed at demonstrating the common indications for diagnostic mammography in our ...

  15. The Use of Sonography and Mammography in the Evaluation of ...

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    Objective: To assess the outcome of sonography and mammography in Eritrean women with breast pain in order to give background information for setting a standard practice of evaluation. Methods: All women with diffuse or focal breast pain referred to the departments of radiology of Orotta national referral hospital and ...

  16. Yet Another Mammography Measure to Evaluate Breast Cancer Risk

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    Karemore, Gopal Raghunath; Brandt, Sami; Nielsen, Mads

    texture can be recognised to distinguish high risk patients and whether the derived information increases the power of categorical and/or planimetric density scoring so as to benchmark our new mammography marker. Material and Methods: Our cross-sectional case-control study (Otten et al, 2005) includes...

  17. Development of an excel spreadsheet formean glandular dose in mammography

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    Nagoshi, Kazuyo; Fujisaki, Tatsuya

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop an Excel spreadsheet to calculate mean glandular dose (D g ) in mammography using clinical exposure data. D g can be calculated as the product of incident air kerma (K a ) and D gN (i.e., D g =K a x D gN ). According to the method of Klein et al (Phys Med Biol 1997; 42: 651-671), K a was measured at the entrance surface with an ionization dosimeter. Normalized glandular dose (D gN ) coefficients, taking into account breast glandularity, were computed using Boone's method (Med Phys 2002; 29: 869-875). D gN coefficients can be calculated for any arbitrary X-ray spectrum. These calculation procedures were input into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The resulting Excel spreadsheet is easy to use and is always applicable in the field of mammography. The exposure conditions concerning D g in clinical practice were also investigated in 22 women. Four exposure conditions (target/filter combination and tube voltage) were automatically selected in this study. This investigation found that average D g for each exposure was 1.9 mGy. Because it is recommended that quality control of radiation dose management in mammography is done using an American College of Radiology (ACR) phantom, information about patient dose is not obtained in many facilities. The present Excel spreadsheet was accordingly considered useful for optimization of exposure conditions and explanation of mammography to patients. (author)

  18. Response costs of mammography adherence: Iranian women’sperceptions

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    Mahsa Khodayarian

    2016-06-01

    Conclusion: Useful information was provided about the response costs of mammography utilization based on the perceptions of women. Cognitive barriers may be decreased by conducting modifications in women’s awareness and attitude toward MA as well as changing the national health system infrastructures. Incorporating religious and cultural belief systems into MA educational programs through motivational messages is recommended.

  19. Predictors of Perceived Barriers to Mammography in Korean Women

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    Jung-Hee Kim, RN, PhD

    2008-06-01

    Conclusion: Nurses who work with Korean women for breast cancer screening need to assess these predictive factors, including health motivation and breast cancer fear. Further extensive research will be needed to demonstrate the relationship between breast cancer fatalism and perceived barriers to mammography.

  20. Early identification of iflammantory rheumatic bone disease via mammography technique

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    Singer, F.; Jakic, L.

    1981-01-01

    A decisive improvement of early X-ray diagnosis of inflammatory rheumatic osseus changes becomes possible by means of an appropriate combination of film and foil of the type which has been in use in mammography for a long time. (orig.) [de

  1. The Use of Sonography and Mammography in the Evaluation of ...

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    Age, Address, date of initial visit, educational status, menstrual status, hormone use, family and personal history of breast cancer ,specialty of the referring physician, type and site of breast pain, mammography/ ultrasound findings and FNA results were the pertinent information obtained. On the basis of these information we ...

  2. Screening mammography interpretation test: more frequent mistakes

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    Gozzi, Gino; Ganzetti, Alessandra; Martinoli, Carlo; Bacigalupo, Lorenzo; Bodini, Maria; Fiorentino, Carla; Marini, Ugo Paolo; Santini, Dolores

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: To present the mammographic cases most commonly misinterpreted by the participants in the mammography self-test proposed by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) National Congress in Rimini, Italy, 2002, by analysing the findings responsible for errors, suggesting reasons for the errors, and assessing possible inadequacies in the format of the test. Materials and methods: The self-test was performed on the mammograms of 160 cases (32 positive and 128 negative for cancer as confirmed by histology). The mammograms had been taken in the four standard projections and placed on four multi-panel diaphanoscopes, each displaying a set of 40 cases comprising benign and malignant cases in equal proportions. The participants were given pre-printed forms on which to note down their diagnostic judgement. We evaluated a total of 134 fully-completed forms. Among these, we identified the 23 cases most frequently misread by over 15 participants in percentages varying between 40-90%. Of these cases, 10 were malignancies and 13 were negative mammograms. On review, we also assessed the diagnostic contribution of complementary investigations (not available the participants). The 134 fully-completed forms (all of the 40 cases) yielded a total of 5360 responses, 1180 of which (22.01%) were incorrect. Of these 823 out of the 4288 cases expected to be negative (19.2%) were false positive, and 357 out of the 1072 cases expected to be positive (33.3%) were false negative. As regards the 23 most frequently misread cases, these were 10/32 (31.25%) mammograms positive for malignancy and 13/128 (10.15%) negative mammograms or mammograms showing benign disease. The 10 malignancies included 7 infiltrating ductal carcinomas, 1 infiltrating cribriform carcinoma, 1 infiltrating tubular carcinoma, and 1 carcinoma in situ. The 13 cases of benign disease - as established by histology or long-term follow-up - mistaken for malignancies by the test participants were fibrocystic breast

  3. Positron emission mammography-guided breast biopsy.

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    Raylman, R R; Majewski, S; Weisenberger, A G; Popov, V; Wojcik, R; Kross, B; Schreiman, J S; Bishop, H A

    2001-06-01

    Positron emission mammography (PEM) is a technique to obtain planar images of the breast for detection of potentially cancerous, radiotracer-avid tumors. To increase the diagnostic accuracy of this method, use of minimally invasive methods (e.g., core biopsy) may be desirable for obtaining tissue samples from lesions detected with PEM. The purpose of this study was to test the capabilities of a novel method for performing PEM-guided stereotactic breast biopsies. The PEM system consisted of 2 square (10 x 10 cm) arrays of discrete scintillator crystals. The detectors were mounted on a stereotactic biopsy table. The stereotactic technique used 2 PEM images acquired at +/-15 degrees and a new trigonometric algorithm. The accuracy and precision of the guidance method was tested by placement of small point sources of (18)F at known locations within the field of view of the imager. The calculated positions of the sources were compared with the known locations. In addition, simulated stereotactic biopsies of a breast phantom consisting of a 10-mm-diameter gelatin sphere containing a concentration of (18)F-FDG consistent with that reported for breast cancer were performed. The simulated lesion was embedded in a 4-cm-thick slab of gelatin containing a commonly reported concentration of FDG, simulating a compressed breast (target-to-background ratio, approximately 8.5:1). An anthropomorphic torso phantom was used to simulate tracer uptake in the organs of a patient 1 h after a 370-MBq injection of FDG. Five trials of the biopsy procedure were performed to assess repeatability. Finally, a method for verifying needle positioning was tested. The positions of the point sources were successfully calculated to within 0.6 mm of their true positions with a mean error of +/-0.4 mm. The biopsy procedures, including the method for verification of needle position, were successful in all 5 trials in acquiring samples from the simulated lesions. The success of this new technique shows its

  4. Untersuchungen zur Rolle der Proteintyrosinphosphatase PTPα im Mammakarzinomsystem

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    Treder, Martin

    2008-01-01

    Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit war es die Rolle der PTPα im Mammakarzinomsystem zu untersuchen, da eine mögliche Beteiligung dieser Phosphatase an der Förderung der neoplastischen Transformation oder der Fortschreitung der Brusttumoren nicht beschrieben wurde. In einem molekulardiagnostischen Teil konnte mittels cDNA-Arrays eine klare hoch-regulierte Expression der PTPα in primären Brusttumoren und in Brustkrebszellinien gezeigt werden. Eine starke Expressionskorrelation zwischen PTPα und c-src...

  5. Postmortem validation of breast density using dual-energy mammography

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    Molloi, Sabee, E-mail: symolloi@uci.edu; Ducote, Justin L.; Ding, Huanjun; Feig, Stephen A. [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697 (United States)

    2014-08-15

    Purpose: Mammographic density has been shown to be an indicator of breast cancer risk and also reduces the sensitivity of screening mammography. Currently, there is no accepted standard for measuring breast density. Dual energy mammography has been proposed as a technique for accurate measurement of breast density. The purpose of this study is to validate its accuracy in postmortem breasts and compare it with other existing techniques. Methods: Forty postmortem breasts were imaged using a dual energy mammography system. Glandular and adipose equivalent phantoms of uniform thickness were used to calibrate a dual energy basis decomposition algorithm. Dual energy decomposition was applied after scatter correction to calculate breast density. Breast density was also estimated using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding and a fuzzy C-mean algorithm. Chemical analysis was used as the reference standard to assess the accuracy of different techniques to measure breast composition. Results: Breast density measurements using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding, fuzzy C-mean algorithm, and dual energy were in good agreement with the measured fibroglandular volume fraction using chemical analysis. The standard error estimates using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding, fuzzy C-mean, and dual energy were 9.9%, 8.6%, 7.2%, and 4.7%, respectively. Conclusions: The results indicate that dual energy mammography can be used to accurately measure breast density. The variability in breast density estimation using dual energy mammography was lower than reader assessment rankings, standard histogram thresholding, and fuzzy C-mean algorithm. Improved quantification of breast density is expected to further enhance its utility as a risk factor for breast cancer.

  6. Postmortem validation of breast density using dual-energy mammography

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    Molloi, Sabee; Ducote, Justin L.; Ding, Huanjun; Feig, Stephen A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Mammographic density has been shown to be an indicator of breast cancer risk and also reduces the sensitivity of screening mammography. Currently, there is no accepted standard for measuring breast density. Dual energy mammography has been proposed as a technique for accurate measurement of breast density. The purpose of this study is to validate its accuracy in postmortem breasts and compare it with other existing techniques. Methods: Forty postmortem breasts were imaged using a dual energy mammography system. Glandular and adipose equivalent phantoms of uniform thickness were used to calibrate a dual energy basis decomposition algorithm. Dual energy decomposition was applied after scatter correction to calculate breast density. Breast density was also estimated using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding and a fuzzy C-mean algorithm. Chemical analysis was used as the reference standard to assess the accuracy of different techniques to measure breast composition. Results: Breast density measurements using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding, fuzzy C-mean algorithm, and dual energy were in good agreement with the measured fibroglandular volume fraction using chemical analysis. The standard error estimates using radiologist reader assessment, standard histogram thresholding, fuzzy C-mean, and dual energy were 9.9%, 8.6%, 7.2%, and 4.7%, respectively. Conclusions: The results indicate that dual energy mammography can be used to accurately measure breast density. The variability in breast density estimation using dual energy mammography was lower than reader assessment rankings, standard histogram thresholding, and fuzzy C-mean algorithm. Improved quantification of breast density is expected to further enhance its utility as a risk factor for breast cancer

  7. Predicting Malignancy from Mammography Findings and Surgical Biopsies.

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    Ferreira, Pedro; Fonseca, Nuno A; Dutra, Inês; Woods, Ryan; Burnside, Elizabeth

    2011-11-01

    Breast screening is the regular examination of a woman's breasts to find breast cancer earlier. The sole exam approved for this purpose is mammography. Usually, findings are annotated through the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) created by the American College of Radiology. The BIRADS system determines a standard lexicon to be used by radiologists when studying each finding. Although the lexicon is standard, the annotation accuracy of the findings depends on the experience of the radiologist. Moreover, the accuracy of the classification of a mammography is also highly dependent on the expertise of the radiologist. A correct classification is paramount due to economical and humanitarian reasons. The main goal of this work is to produce machine learning models that predict the outcome of a mammography from a reduced set of annotated mammography findings. In the study we used a data set consisting of 348 consecutive breast masses that underwent image guided or surgical biopsy performed between October 2005 and December 2007 on 328 female subjects. The main conclusions are threefold: (1) automatic classification of a mammography, independent on information about mass density, can reach equal or better results than the classification performed by a physician; (2) mass density seems to be a good indicator of malignancy, as previous studies suggested; (3) a machine learning model can predict mass density with a quality as good as the specialist blind to biopsy, which is one of our main contributions. Our model can predict malignancy in the absence of the mass density attribute, since we can fill up this attribute using our mass density predictor.

  8. Ein Märtyrer auf der Zugspitze? Glühbirnenkreuze, Bildpropaganda und andere Medialisierungen des Totenkults um Albert Leo Schlageter in der Weimarer Republik und im Nationalsozialismus

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    Fuhrmeister, Christian

    2004-01-01

    Der Beitrag vergleicht die Grundzüge des Totenkults um Albert Leo Schlageter in der Weimarer Republik und im Nationalsozialismus. Der Fokus der Untersuchung liegt auf dem Medieneinsatz, der den nationalsozialistischen Märtyrerkult vom Totengedenken in der Weimarer Republik unterscheidet. Die verschiedenen Ebenen der Medialisierung werden abschließend an einem konkreten Fallbeispiel, dem Schlageter-Gedenken auf der Zugspitze, demonstriert.

  9. Can positron emission mammography help to identify clinically significant breast cancer in women with suspicious calcifications on mammography?

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    Bitencourt, Almir G.V.; Lima, Eduardo N.P.; Macedo, Bruna R.C.; Conrado, Jorge L.F.A.; Marques, Elvira F.; Chojniak, Rubens [A C Camargo Cancer Center-Department of Imaging, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2017-05-15

    To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission mammography (PEM) for identifying malignant lesions in patients with suspicious microcalcifications detected on mammography. A prospective, single-centre study that evaluated 40 patients with suspicious calcifications at mammography and indication for percutaneous or surgical biopsy, with mean age of 56.4 years (range: 28-81 years). Patients who agreed to participate in the study underwent PEM with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose before the final histological evaluation. PEM findings were compared with mammography and histological findings. Most calcifications (n = 34; 85.0 %) were classified as BIRADS 4. On histology, there were 25 (62.5 %) benign and 15 (37.5 %) malignant lesions, including 11 (27.5 %) ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 4 (10 %) invasive carcinomas. On subjective analysis, PEM was positive in 15 cases (37.5 %) and most of these cases (n = 14; 93.3 %) were confirmed as malignant on histology. There was one false-positive result, which corresponded to a fibroadenoma, and one false negative, which corresponded to an intermediate-grade DCIS. PEM had a sensitivity of 93.3 %, specificity of 96.0 % and accuracy of 95 %. PEM was able to identify all invasive carcinomas and high-grade DCIS (nuclear grade 3) in the presented sample, suggesting that this method may be useful for further evaluation of patients with suspected microcalcifications. (orig.)

  10. Methodik zur Planung und Steuerung der Kommissionierung in der logistischen Produktion des Versandhandels

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    Logemann, Ulrich

    2007-01-01

    Das Institut für Fördertechnik und Logistik der Universität Stuttgart (IFT) beschäftigt sich seit Anfang 1999 mit Fragen der Abwicklung des physischen Warenstroms der so genannten Güter des täglichen Bedarfs. Dieser Forschungsschwerpunkt des Institutes begründet sich damit, dass auf Basis der immer wichtiger werdenden Frage der Abwicklung des Materialflusses, gerade für den Bereich der Belieferung des Endkunden mit Gütern des täglichen Bedarfs erhöhter Forschungsbedarf notwendig ist, um betri...

  11. Comparison of Digital Screening Mammography and Screen-Film Mammography in the Early Detection of Clinically Relevant Cancers: A Multicenter Study

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    Bluekens, Adriana M. J.; Holland, Roland; Karssemeijer, Nico; Broeders, Mireille J. M.; den Heeten, Gerard J.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To compare screen-film mammography with digital mammography in a breast cancer screening program, with a focus on the clinical relevance of detected cancers. Materials and Methods: The study was approved by the regional medical ethics review board. Informed consent was not required. Before

  12. Comparison of digital screening mammography and screen-film mammography in the early detection of clinically relevant cancers: a multicenter study

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    Bluekens, A.M.; Holland, R.; Karssemeijer, N.; Broeders, M.J.M.; Heeten, G.J. den

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: To compare screen-film mammography with digital mammography in a breast cancer screening program, with a focus on the clinical relevance of detected cancers. Materials and Methods: The study was approved by the regional medical ethics review board. Informed consent was not required. Before

  13. MR mammography in the pre-operative staging of breast cancer in patients with dense breast tissue: comparison with mammography and ultrasound

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    Van Goethem, M.; Schelfout, K.; Verslegers, I.; Biltjes, I.; De Schepper, A.; Dijckmans, L.; Van Der Auwera, J.C.; Weyler, J.

    2004-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine whether pre-operative MR mammography could predict the extent of breast cancer in patients with dense breasts or whether dense parenchyma will lead to false-positive or inconclusive examinations. Sixty-seven patients with dense breasts with a malignant breast tumor planned for conservative surgery were reviewed. Detection rates of mammography, ultrasound, and MR mammography were studied, and the diameters of the lesions were measured and compared with pathological examination. Pathology revealed breast cancer in 65 patients. Sensitivity for detection of index lesions was 83% for mammography, 70.8% for ultrasound, and 98% for MR mammography. Mammography underestimated tumor extent in 37%, ultrasound in 40%, and MR in 12.5%. Of the 20 patients (31%) with multifocal or multicentric carcinoma, mammography detected the lesions in 35%, ultrasound in 30%, and MR in 100%, with a false-positive rate of 12.5, 14, and 23%. The MR mammography is more accurate in assessing tumor extent and multifocality in patients with dense breasts, but benign changes may lead to false-positive examinations. (orig.)

  14. Fascinating solar architecture; Faszination der Solararchitektur

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    Hastings, R. [Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH-Hoenggerberg), CH-8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

    1999-10-01

    The study of the fascination created by solar architecture is not restricted to basic knowledge of solar radiation and to the history of solar-designed buildings over the past centuries. It includes the dream towards future autarky, selfsupply, and independence as well. Solar architecture deliberately uses the sun as a light and heat source with the objective of extremely low non-renewable energy consumption. The author recalls basic data on solar radiation, and describes the evolution of solar architecture, from ancient Egypt to today, where new materials like transparent insulating materials or high-performance window glazings as well as the optimization of heat storage open new opportunities to the architect, and simultaneously lead to low energy consumption values [Deutsch] Der Frage nach der Faszination der Solararchitektur nachzugehen, bedeutet nicht nur das Wissen um die Sonne und die Jahrhunderte alte Geschichte von entsprechend angelegten Bauten, sondern beinhaltet auch den Traum der zukuenftigen Autarkie, der Selbstversorgung und der Unabhaengigkeit. Bei der Solararchitektur wird die Sonne gezielt als Licht- und Waermequelle einbezogen, um den nicht erneuerbaren Energieverbrauch extrem tief zu halten. Der Autor erinnert an Basisdaten ueber die Sonnenstrahlung und schildert die Entwicklung der Solararchitektur, vom alten Aegypten bis heute, wo neue Materialien wie transparente Waermedaemmungen und Hochleistungs-Fensterglaeser und die Optimierung der Waermespeicherung dem Architekten neue Moeglichkeiten eroeffnen und gleichzeitig zu tiefen Energieverbrauchswerten fuehren

  15. Schule und Bildung im Prozess der Globalisierung

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    Jürgen Oelkers

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available Der Autor erörtert die Auswirkungen der Globalisierung auf Schulen, Lern- und Lehrarrangements sowie die künftige Rolle der Bildung innerhalb der vernetzten, entgrenzten Lebensräume. Dabei geht er der Frage nach, welche Rolle die Schule als traditionell ortsgebundene Einrichtung hinsichtlich der Vorbereitung auf einen globalem Arbeitsmarkt mit seinen Unsicherheiten einnehmen kann. Zunächst beschreibt er allgemeine Tendenzen der Individualisierung und Flexiblisierung von Arbeitsbedingungen, um Konsequenzen für die Kindheit abzuleiten (Zeit der Eltern als knappes Gut, Kommerzialisierung. In einem zweiten Schritt verdeutlicht er, welche Auswirkungen die neuen Medien Internet und Computer für das Lernen haben (Ungebundenheit hinsichtlich Ort, Zeit, damit verknüpft die Unverlässlichkeit von Quellen. In einem letzten Schritt charakterisiert er die Konsequenzen der Globalisierung für die Bildung und die Schule (internationale Standards in den drei großen Wirtschaftsräumen, Notwendigkeit der Vermittlung von Wissen zur Strukturierung und Bewertung von Informationen.

  16. Can positron emission mammography help to identify clinically significant breast cancer in women with suspicious calcifications on mammography?

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    Bitencourt, Almir G V; Lima, Eduardo N P; Macedo, Bruna R C; Conrado, Jorge L F A; Marques, Elvira F; Chojniak, Rubens

    2017-05-01

    To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of positron emission mammography (PEM) for identifying malignant lesions in patients with suspicious microcalcifications detected on mammography. A prospective, single-centre study that evaluated 40 patients with suspicious calcifications at mammography and indication for percutaneous or surgical biopsy, with mean age of 56.4 years (range: 28-81 years). Patients who agreed to participate in the study underwent PEM with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose before the final histological evaluation. PEM findings were compared with mammography and histological findings. Most calcifications (n = 34; 85.0 %) were classified as BIRADS 4. On histology, there were 25 (62.5 %) benign and 15 (37.5 %) malignant lesions, including 11 (27.5 %) ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and 4 (10 %) invasive carcinomas. On subjective analysis, PEM was positive in 15 cases (37.5 %) and most of these cases (n = 14; 93.3 %) were confirmed as malignant on histology. There was one false-positive result, which corresponded to a fibroadenoma, and one false negative, which corresponded to an intermediate-grade DCIS. PEM had a sensitivity of 93.3 %, specificity of 96.0 % and accuracy of 95 %. PEM was able to identify all invasive carcinomas and high-grade DCIS (nuclear grade 3) in the presented sample, suggesting that this method may be useful for further evaluation of patients with suspected microcalcifications. • Many patients with suspicious microcalcifications at mammography have benign results at biopsy. • PEM may help to identify invasive carcinomas and high-grade DCIS. • Management of patients with suspicious calcifications can be improved.

  17. Van der Waals black hole

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    Aruna Rajagopal

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In the context of extended phase space, where the negative cosmological constant is treated as a thermodynamic pressure in the first law of black hole thermodynamics, we find an asymptotically AdS metric whose thermodynamics matches exactly that of the Van der Waals fluid. We show that as a solution of Einstein's equations, the corresponding stress energy tensor obeys (at least for certain range of metric parameters all three weak, strong, and dominant energy conditions.

  18. Kayh am Beginn der Neuzeit

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    Trugenberger, Volker

    1990-01-01

    Die Kayher Gegend barg in ihrem Boden einen besonderen Schatz: Alabaster. Herzog Ludwig von Württemberg kaufte eigens zwischen 1581 und 1586 von den Kayher Bürgern Urban Binder, Jakob Schwarz und Martin Noppel deren auf Altinger Markung uffm kreidengraben gelegene Äcker mit alapasterstein, insgesamt 2 Morgen. Der darauf gebrochene Alabaster wurde für Kunstwerke verwandt, die im Auftrag des Herzogs angefertigt wurden; er wurde nicht abgebaut, um ihn anderweitig zu verkaufen und damit Gewinne z...

  19. Vom Gewohnheitstier zur reflektierten Nutzung – Ein Diskussionsanstoß über Betriebssysteme und Programmnutzung nachzudenken

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    Christian Berger

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Das Nutzungsverhalten bei digitalen Medien entspringt mehr der Gewohnheit als dem vorhandenen Angebot. Ein kleiner Einblick in die Philosophie und Möglichkeiten der Nutzung von Freier Software.

  20. Diagnosis of nonpalpable breast cancer using magnification mammography with 0.1 mm ultra-microfocus tube

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    Jia Zhiyong; Liu Bo; Hou Lijie

    1998-01-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of magnification mammography with 0.1 mm ultra-microfocus tube in nonpalpable breast cancer. Methods: 35 cases of nonpalpable breast cancer proved by operation and pathology. Were studied with conventional mammography and magnification mammography with 0.1 mm ultra-microfocus tube. The detecting ability and image resolution of the two techniques were compared. Results: The image quality of magnification mammography was better than that of conventional mammography. Conclusion: The magnification mammography should be the technique of choice for investigation of nonpalpable breast cancer