nu:view Cases

Here are some typical clinical cases to demonstrate nu:view’s cutting-edge imaging capabilities. Click on the images to zoom in.

Clinical Cases

Spiculated lesion (BI-RADS 3)

Patient Background

  • 60-69 yo woman
  • Breast cancer left (IDC, 2001, QUART)
  • L: architectural distortions, spiculated lesion, post op scar

Assessment: BI-RADS 3

Imaging Details

  • Breast side: left (L); reconstruction mode: high-resolution
  • Tube voltage: 60kV; tube current: 32 mA
  • MIP: 3.6 mm
  • Window: C -50 / W 600

Suspicious regional microcalcifications (BI-RADS 4)

Patient Background

  • 50-59 yo woman, premenopausal, nulligravida, suspicion of endometriosis
  • L: suspicious regional microcalcification

Assessment: BI-RADS 4 / Histology: sklerosing adenosis

Imaging Details

  • Breast side: left (L); reconstruction mode: high-resolution
  • Tube voltage: 60 kV; tube current: 40 mA
  • MIP: 3.6 mm
  • Window: C -50 / W 600

Silicone implants (BI-RADS 2)

Patient Background

  • 50-59 yo woman, mastodynia, silicone implants (intact)

Assessment: BI-RADS 2

Imaging Details

  • Breastside: left (L); reconstruction mode: high-resolution
  • Tube voltage: 60 kV; tube current: 25 mA
  • Window: C 0 / W 900

Palpable lump (BI-RADS 2)

Patient Background

  • 40-49 yo woman
  • Palpable lump on the right side
  • Hamartoma on the right breast at 11 o’clock

Assessment: BI-RADS 2

Imaging Details

  • Breast side: right (R); reconstruction mode: high-resolution
  • Tube voltage: 60 kV; tube current: 32 mA
  • MIP: 3.6 mm
  • Window: C -50 / W 600

Video - volume rendering: Spiculated lesion (BI-RADS 3)

Patient Background

  • 60-69 yo woman
  • Breast cancer left (IDC, 2001, QUART)
  • L: architectural distortions, spiculated lesion, post op scar

Assessment: BI-RADS 3

Imaging Details

  • Breast side: left (L); reconstruction mode: high-resolution
  • Tube voltage: 60 kV; tube current: 32 mA

Also see picture “Spiculated lesion (BI-RADS 3)” above.

Focus case: functional imaging

MULTICENTRIC BREAST CANCER

Patient Background

  • 70-79 yo woman with palpable lump in the right breast
  • Previous mammography had depicted a single mass only.
  • On sonography, the lesion was also round and circumscribed with cystic and solid components. Several other hypoechogenoic lesions with smooth and irregular margins were detected.

Breast CT scan was performed to confirm the suspicion for multicentric breast cancer.

Imaging Details

  • Pre-contrast: Round mass lesion with hypodense (necrotic/liquid) centre. Images are suspicious for more than one lesion.
  • Post-contrast: The palpable mass enhances the contrast material inhomogeneously. Several other contrast enhancing masses with irregular and smooth margins in more than one quadrant of the breast are delineated.

Assessment: BI-RADS 5

 

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Images courtesy of: Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Andreas Boss (USZ – University Hospital Zurich), Prof. Dr. med. Evelyn Wenkel (University Hospital Erlangen) (focus case)

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