Dr. Constance Lehman
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Dr. Constance Lehman
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Medical / Graduate School
Yale University School of Medicine
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Accuracy and value of breast ultrasound for primary imaging evaluation of symptomatic women 30-39 years of age.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Nov;199(5):1169-77 (2012)
Nonmalignant Breast Lesions: ADCs of Benign and High-Risk Subtypes Assessed as False-Positive at Dynamic Enhanced MR Imaging.
Radiology., Dec;265(3):696-706 (2012)
Breast density legislation and opportunities for patient-centered outcomes research.
Radiology., Sep;264(3):632-6 (2012)
Evaluation of tissue sampling methods used for MRI-detected contralateral breast lesions in the American College of Radiology Imaging Network 6667 trial.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Sep;199(3):W386-91 (2012)
Dynamic breast MRI: does lower temporal resolution negatively affect clinical kinetic analysis?
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Sep;199(3):703-8 (2012)
Imaging axillary lymph nodes in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol., 41(5):149-58 (2012 Sep-Oct)
ACR Appropriateness CriteriaÂ® stage I breast carcinoma.
J Am Coll Radiol., Jul;9(7):463-7 (2012)
Locally advanced breast cancer: MR imaging for prediction of response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy--results from ACRIN 6657/I-SPY TRIAL.
Radiology., Jun;263(3):663-72 (2012)
In vivo assessment of ductal carcinoma in situ grade: a model incorporating dynamic contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted breast MR imaging parameters.
Radiology., May;263(2):374-82 (2012)
Background parenchymal enhancement on breast MRI: impact on diagnostic performance.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Apr;198(4):W373-80 (2012)
Improved B1 homogeneity of 3 Tesla breast MRI using dual-source parallel radiofrequency excitation.
J Magn Reson Imaging., May;35(5):1222-6 (2012)
Stepping out further from the shadows: disclosure of harmful radiologic errors to patients.
Radiology., Feb;262(2):381-6 (2012)
Comparative effectiveness of digital versus film-screen mammography in community practice in the United States: a cohort study.
Ann. Intern. Med., Oct;155(8):493-502 (2011)
Diffusion-weighted MRI: influence of intravoxel fat signal and breast density on breast tumor conspicuity and apparent diffusion coefficient measurements.
Magn Reson Imaging., Nov;29(9):1215-21 (2011)
Lobular in-situ neoplasia on breast core needle biopsy: imaging indication and pathologic extent can identify which patients require excisional biopsy.
Ann. Surg. Oncol., Mar;19(3):914-21 (2012)
Characterization of ductal carcinoma in situ on diffusion weighted breast MRI.
Eur Radiol., Sep;21(9):2011-9 (2011)
The utility of breast MRI as a problem-solving tool.
Breast J., 17(3):273-80 (2011 May-Jun)
Probability of malignancy for lesions detected on breast MRI: a predictive model incorporating BI-RADS imaging features and patient characteristics.
Eur Radiol., Aug;21(8):1609-17 (2011)
Improved diagnostic accuracy of breast MRI through combined apparent diffusion coefficients and dynamic contrast-enhanced kinetics.
Magn Reson Med., Jun;65(6):1759-67 (2011)
Benign breast cyst without associated gynecomastia in a male patient: a case report.
J Radiol Case Rep., 5(11):35-40 (2011)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and invasive breast cancer: primary lesion kinetics correlated with axillary lymph node extracapsular extension.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Jan;33(1):96-101 (2011)
High cancer yield and positive predictive value: outcomes at a center routinely using preoperative breast MRI for staging.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jan;196(1):W93-9 (2011)
Targeted ultrasound in women younger than 30 years with focal breast signs or symptoms: outcomes analyses and management implications.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Dec;195(6):1472-7 (2010)
Breast MRI in community practice: equipment and imaging techniques at facilities in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium.
J Am Coll Radiol., Nov;7(11):878-84 (2010)
Association between serial dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and dynamic 18F-FDG PET measures in patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Nov;32(5):1124-31 (2010)
Atypical ductal hyperplasia on vacuum-assisted breast biopsy: suspicion for ductal carcinoma in situ can stratify patients at high risk for upgrade.
Hum. Pathol., Jan;42(1):41-50 (2011)
Magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of ductal carcinoma in situ.
J. Natl. Cancer Inst. Monographs., 2010(41):150-1 (2010)
Frequency, upgrade rates, and characteristics of high-risk lesions initially identified with breast MRI.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Sep;195(3):792-8 (2010)
Frequency of malignancy seen in probably benign lesions at contrast-enhanced breast MR imaging: findings from ACRIN 6667.
Radiology., Jun;255(3):731-7 (2010)
Probably benign lesions detected on breast MR imaging.
Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am., May;18(2):309-21, x (2010)
Apparent diffusion coefficient values for discriminating benign and malignant breast MRI lesions: effects of lesion type and size.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jun;194(6):1664-73 (2010)
Effects of lesion positioning on digital magnification mammography performance.
Acad Radiol., Jun;17(6):791-4 (2010)
Differential diagnosis of mammographically and clinically occult breast lesions on diffusion-weighted MRI.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Mar;31(3):562-70 (2010)
Risk of upgrade of atypical ductal hyperplasia after stereotactic breast biopsy: effects of number of foci and complete removal of calcifications.
Radiology., Jun;255(3):723-30 (2010)
Diffusion tensor MRI: preliminary anisotropy measures and mapping of breast tumors.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Feb;31(2):339-47 (2010)
Diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging of the normal breast.
Magn Reson Imaging., Apr;28(3):320-8 (2010)
Preoperative and intraoperative sonographic visibility of collagen-based breast biopsy marker clips.
Acad Radiol., Mar;17(3):340-7 (2010)
Quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging as an adjunct to conventional breast MRI for improved positive predictive value.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Dec;193(6):1716-22 (2009)
The role of MRI in breast cancer screening.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw., Nov;7(10):1109-15 (2009)
BI-RADS lesion characteristics predict likelihood of malignancy in breast MRI for masses but not for nonmasslike enhancement.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Oct;193(4):994-1000 (2009)
Clinical indication and patient age predict likelihood of malignancy in suspicious breast MRI lesions.
Acad Radiol., Oct;16(10):1281-5 (2009)
Disclosing harmful mammography errors to patients.
Radiology., Nov;253(2):443-52 (2009)
Characteristics of probably benign breast MRI lesions.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Sep;193(3):861-7 (2009)
MRI-detected suspicious breast lesions: predictive values of kinetic features measured by computer-aided evaluation.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Sep;193(3):826-31 (2009)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI kinetics of invasive breast cancer: a potential prognostic marker for radiation therapy.
Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys., Apr;76(5):1314-9 (2010)
Utility of targeted sonography for breast lesions that were suspicious on MRI.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Apr;192(4):1128-34 (2009)
Indications for breast MRI in the patient with newly diagnosed breast cancer.
J Natl Compr Canc Netw., Feb;7(2):193-201 (2009)
Frequency and upgrade rates of atypical ductal hyperplasia diagnosed at stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy: 9-versus 11-gauge.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jan;192(1):229-34 (2009)
Magnetic resonance imaging--guided breast interventions.
Top Magn Reson Imaging., Jun;19(3):151-62 (2008)
Daidzein-metabolizing phenotypes in relation to mammographic breast density among premenopausal women in the United States.
Breast Cancer Res. Treat., Aug;116(3):587-94 (2009)
Metabolic and vascular features of dynamic contrast-enhanced breast magnetic resonance imaging and (15)O-water positron emission tomography blood flow in breast cancer.
Acad Radiol., Oct;15(10):1246-54 (2008)
Is surgical excision necessary for focal atypical ductal hyperplasia found at stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy?
Ann. Surg. Oncol., Nov;15(11):3232-8 (2008)
Statement of the science concerning locoregional treatments after preoperative chemotherapy for breast cancer: a National Cancer Institute conference.
J. Clin. Oncol., Feb;26(5):791-7 (2008)
Lesion and patient characteristics associated with malignancy after a probably benign finding on community practice mammography.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Feb;190(2):511-5 (2008)
BI-RADS MRI enhancement characteristics of ductal carcinoma in situ.
Breast J., 13(6):545-50 (2007 Nov-Dec)
Cancer yield of probably benign breast MR examinations.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Oct;26(4):950-5 (2007)
Computer-assisted mammography feedback program (CAMFP) an electronic tool for continuing medical education.
Acad Radiol., Sep;14(9):1036-42 (2007)
Cancer yield of mammography, MR, and US in high-risk women: prospective multi-institution breast cancer screening study.
Radiology., Aug;244(2):381-8 (2007)
Breast MR imaging: computer-aided evaluation program for discriminating benign from malignant lesions.
Radiology., Jul;244(1):94-103 (2007)
American Cancer Society guidelines for breast screening with MRI as an adjunct to mammography.
CA Cancer J Clin., 57(2):75-89 (2007 Mar-Apr)
MRI evaluation of the contralateral breast in women with recently diagnosed breast cancer.
N. Engl. J. Med., Mar;356(13):1295-303 (2007)
Testing the effect of computer-assisted detection on interpretive performance in screening mammography.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Dec;187(6):1475-82 (2006)
Role of MRI in screening women at high risk for breast cancer.
J Magn Reson Imaging., Nov;24(5):964-70 (2006)
Performance benchmarks for screening mammography.
Radiology., Oct;241(1):55-66 (2006)
Screening MRI for women at high risk for breast cancer.
Semin. Ultrasound CT MR., Aug;27(4):333-8 (2006)
Mammographic density correlation with Gail model breast cancer risk estimates and component risk factors.
Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev., Jul;15(7):1324-30 (2006)
A new automated software system to evaluate breast MR examinations: improved specificity without decreased sensitivity.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jul;187(1):51-6 (2006)
Added cancer yield of MRI in screening the contralateral breast of women recently diagnosed with breast cancer: results from the International Breast Magnetic Resonance Consortium (IBMC) trial.
J Surg Oncol., Oct;92(1):9-15; discussion 15-6 (2005)
Imaging in breast cancer: magnetic resonance imaging.
Breast Cancer Res., 7(5):215-9 (2005)
Computer-aided detection applied to breast MRI: assessment of CAD-generated enhancement and tumor sizes in breast cancers before and after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Acad Radiol., Jul;12(7):806-14 (2005)
Clinical experience with MRI-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Jun;184(6):1782-7 (2005)
Screening women at high risk for breast cancer with mammography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Cancer., May;103(9):1898-905 (2005)
Screening for breast cancer.
JAMA., Mar;293(10):1245-56 (2005)
Breast cancer yield for screening mammographic examinations with recommendation for short-interval follow-up.
Radiology., Mar;234(3):684-92 (2005)
The incremental contribution of clinical breast examination to invasive cancer detection in a mammography screening program.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Feb;184(2):428-32 (2005)
Combined use of MRI and PET to monitor response and assess residual disease for locally advanced breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Acad Radiol., Oct;11(10):1115-24 (2004)
MR-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy: accuracy of targeting and success in sampling in a phantom model.
Radiology., Sep;232(3):911-4 (2004)
Report of the Working Groups on Breast MRI: report of the High-Risk Screening Group.
Breast J., 10 Suppl 2:S9-S12 (2004 Sep-Oct)
MRI-guided breast biopsy: clinical experience with 14-gauge stainless steel core biopsy needle.
AJR Am J Roentgenol., Apr;182(4):1075-80 (2004)
Variation in mammographic breast density by time in menstrual cycle among women aged 40-49 years.
J. Natl. Cancer Inst., Jun;90(12):906-10 (1998)
Effect of anesthesia of the chorda tympani nerve on taste perception in humans.
Physiol. Behav., May;57(5):943-51 (1995)
Trisomy 13 syndrome: prenatal US findings in a review of 33 cases.
Radiology., Jan;194(1):217-22 (1995)
Gallstone susceptibility to in vitro fragmentation by a 480-nm pulsed dye laser. Correlation with computed tomography characteristics.
Invest Radiol., Sep;26(9):799-803 (1991)
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