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Special Issue "Mammography in Breast Disease Screening and Diagnosis"
A special issue of Journal of Personalized Medicine (ISSN 2075-4426). This special issue belongs to the section "Methodology, Drug and Device Discovery".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2023 | Viewed by 1346
Special Issue Editors
Interests: breast imaging; breast cancer; screening; digital breast tomosynthesis; public health; mammography
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Special Issue Information
Female breast can suffer from a wide spectrum of pathologies, ranging from inflammatory diseases to benign and malignant tumors. Women face numerous risk factors, such as age and familiarity, nutrition, endogenous and/or exogenous hormonal stimulation, as well as breast density. To reduce the risk and harm of these conditions, primary prevention is fundamental, and the importance of early diagnosis has been widely demonstrated.
Mammography represents the gold standard for breast cancer screening in women aged 40 and over (especially 50–69 years old), with different guidelines proposed around the world. Although screening is considered the main instrument to achieve early diagnosis, its effectiveness is highly debated due to the presence of false-positive and false-negative cases, interval cancers and overdiagnosis, which are associated with discomfort and/or potential psychological harm for the women.
This Special Issue aims to evaluate the state of the art of the use of mammography, with particular attention to the use of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in breast disease screening and diagnosis for both asymptomatic women and symptomatic outpatients.
In particular, we will try to deepen and clarify the use of DBT alone or in association with other imaging techniques (e.g., ultrasound, standard digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging), in addition to analyzing the advantages of personalized screening for breast cancer.
Finally, focus will be also extended to the socio-economic and psychological impact of screening on both the general population and the health system, as well as its medico-legal implications in the current practice.
This Special Issue aims to present and discuss all these aspects. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) all the aforementioned topics.
Dr. Daniele Ugo Tari
Dr. Fabio Pinto
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Personalized Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- breast cancer
- breast disease
- public health
- digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)
- personalized screening