Exploring Gynecological Pathology and Imaging

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 4264

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue attempts to update our knowledge on the imaging and pathology of very common cancers (such as breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancer).

The diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancer is an ever-evolving topic in tandem with technology and scientific developments.

The introduction of new diagnostic methods and the advances in current imaging and pathology tools allow the precise characterization of tumors before treatment is conducted, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence could allow individualized treatments and the prediction of prognosis.

We look forward to receiving manuscripts on the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of patients with gynecological cancers.

Dr. Graziella Di Grezia
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Keywords

  • gynecological pathology
  • pelvic imaging
  • cervical cancer
  • ovarian masses
  • uterine fibroids

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Breast Imaging Physics in Mammography (Part II)
by Noemi Fico, Graziella Di Grezia, Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Antonio Alessandro Helliot Salvia, Aniello Iacomino, Antonella Sciarra, Daniele La Forgia and Gianluca Gatta
Diagnostics 2023, 13(23), 3582; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics13233582 - 01 Dec 2023
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One of the most frequently detected neoplasms in women in Italy is breast cancer, for which high-sensitivity diagnostic techniques are essential for early diagnosis in order to minimize mortality rates. As addressed in Part I of this work, we have seen how conditions [...] Read more.
One of the most frequently detected neoplasms in women in Italy is breast cancer, for which high-sensitivity diagnostic techniques are essential for early diagnosis in order to minimize mortality rates. As addressed in Part I of this work, we have seen how conditions such as high glandular density or limitations related to mammographic sensitivity have driven the optimization of technology and the use of increasingly advanced and specific diagnostic methodologies. While the first part focused on analyzing the use of a mammography machine from a physical and dosimetric perspective, in this paper, we will examine other techniques commonly used in breast imaging: contrast-enhanced mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis, radio imaging, and include some notes on image processing. We will also explore the differences between these various techniques to provide a comprehensive overview of breast lesion detection techniques. We will examine the strengths and weaknesses of different diagnostic modalities and observe how, with the implementation of improvements over time, increasingly effective diagnoses can be achieved. Full article
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Breast Imaging Physics in Mammography (Part I)
by Noemi Fico, Graziella Di Grezia, Vincenzo Cuccurullo, Antonio Alessandro Helliot Salvia, Aniello Iacomino, Antonella Sciarra and Gianluca Gatta
Diagnostics 2023, 13(20), 3227; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics13203227 - 17 Oct 2023
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Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in women in Italy. There are several risk factors, but thanks to screening and increased awareness, most breast cancers are diagnosed at an early stage when surgical treatment can most often be conservative and the [...] Read more.
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed neoplasm in women in Italy. There are several risk factors, but thanks to screening and increased awareness, most breast cancers are diagnosed at an early stage when surgical treatment can most often be conservative and the adopted therapy is more effective. Regular screening is essential but advanced technology is needed to achieve quality diagnoses. Mammography is the gold standard for early detection of breast cancer. It is a specialized technique for detecting breast cancer and, thus, distinguishing normal tissue from cancerous breast tissue. Mammography techniques are based on physical principles: through the proper use of X-rays, the structures of different tissues can be observed. This first part of the paper attempts to explain the physical principles used in mammography. In particular, we will see how a mammogram is composed and what physical principles are used to obtain diagnostic images. Full article
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