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Connie Eunjung Kim

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Radiology, Breast Imaging
Box 3808 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Dept of Radiology, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications

Mixed-Methods Study to Predict Upstaging of DCIS to Invasive Disease on Mammography.

Journal Article AJR Am J Roentgenol · April 2021 BACKGROUND. The incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has steadily increased, as have concerns regarding overtreatment. Active surveillance is a novel treatment strategy that avoids surgical excision, but identifying patients with occult invasive di ... Full text Link to item Cite

Retina-Match: Ipsilateral Mammography Lesion Matching in a Single Shot Detection Pipeline

Conference Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) · January 1, 2021 In mammography and tomosynthesis, radiologists use the geometric relationship of the four standard screening views to detect breast abnormalities. To date, computer aided detection methods focus on formulations based only on a single view. Recent multi-vie ... Full text Cite

Predicting Upstaging of DCIS to Invasive Disease: Radiologists's Predictive Performance.

Journal Article Acad Radiol · November 2020 RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to quantify breast radiologists' performance at predicting occult invasive disease when ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) presents as calcifications on mammography and to identify imaging and histopathol ... Full text Link to item Cite

Initial Clinical Experience with Stationary Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.

Journal Article Acad Radiol · October 2019 RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: A linear array of carbon nanotube-enabled x-ray sources allows for stationary digital breast tomosynthesis (sDBT), during which projection views are collected without the need to move the x-ray tube. This work presents our initial ... Full text Link to item Cite

Machine learning-based prediction of future breast cancer using algorithmically measured background parenchymal enhancement on high-risk screening MRI.

Journal Article J Magn Reson Imaging · August 2019 BACKGROUND: Preliminary work has demonstrated that background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) assessed by radiologists is predictive of future breast cancer in women undergoing high-risk screening MRI. Algorithmically assessed measures of BPE offer a more pr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Relationship between Background Parenchymal Enhancement on High-risk Screening MRI and Future Breast Cancer Risk.

Journal Article Acad Radiol · January 2019 RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To determine if background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) on screening breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in high-risk women correlates with future cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All screening breast MRIs (nā€‰=ā€‰1039) in high-ri ... Full text Link to item Cite

A machine learning approach to radiogenomics of breast cancer: a study of 922 subjects and 529 DCE-MRI features.

Journal Article Br J Cancer · August 2018 BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed preliminary data on associations of MRI-based imaging phenotypes of breast tumours with breast cancer molecular, genomic, and related characteristics. In this study, we present a comprehensive analysis of this relationship ... Full text Link to item Cite

Association of high proliferation marker Ki-67 expression with DCEMR imaging features of breast: A large scale evaluation

Conference Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE · January 1, 2018 One of the methods widely used to measure the proliferative activity of cells in breast cancer patients is the immunohistochemical (IHC) measurement of the percentage of cells stained for nuclear antigen Ki-67. Use of Ki-67 expression as a prognostic marke ... Full text Cite

Positive and negative mood following imaging-guided core needle breast biopsy and receipt of biopsy results.

Journal Article Psychol Health Med · December 2017 Positive and negative mood are independent psychological responses to stressful events. Negative mood negatively impacts well-being and co-occurring positive mood leads to improved adjustment. Women undergoing core needle breast biopsies (CNB) experience d ... Full text Link to item Cite

Interobserver variability in identification of breast tumors in MRI and its implications for prognostic biomarkers and radiogenomics.

Journal Article Med Phys · August 2016 PURPOSE: To assess the interobserver variability of readers when outlining breast tumors in MRI, study the reasons behind the variability, and quantify the effect of the variability on algorithmic imaging features extracted from breast MRI. METHODS: Four r ... Full text Link to item Cite

Imaging-Guided Core-Needle Breast Biopsy: Impact of Meditation and Music Interventions on Patient Anxiety, Pain, and Fatigue.

Journal Article J Am Coll Radiol · May 2016 PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of guided meditation and music interventions on patient anxiety, pain, and fatigue during imaging-guided breast biopsy. METHODS: After giving informed consent, 121 women needing percutaneous imaging-guided breast biopsy were ... Full text Link to item Cite

Recurrence-free survival in breast cancer is associated with MRI tumor enhancement dynamics quantified using computer algorithms.

Journal Article Eur J Radiol · November 2015 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the association between breast cancer recurrence-free survival and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tumor enhancement dynamics which are quantified semi-automatically using computer algorithms. ME ... Full text Link to item Cite

Abbreviated screening protocol for breast MRI: a feasibility study.

Journal Article Acad Radiol · September 2015 RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of two shortened breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols to a standard MRI protocol for breast cancer screening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability A ... Full text Link to item Cite

Predicting error in detecting mammographic masses among radiology trainees using statistical models based on BI-RADS features.

Journal Article Med Phys · March 2014 PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to explore Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) features as predictors of individual errors made by trainees when detecting masses in mammograms. METHODS: Ten radiology trainees and three expert breast im ... Full text Link to item Cite

Using the BI-RADS lexicon in a restrictive form of double reading as a strategy for minimizing screening mammography recall rates.

Journal Article AJR Am J Roentgenol · April 2012 OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to determine the potential reduction in screening recall rates by strictly following standardized BI-RADS lexicon for lesions seen on screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 3084 consecutive mammograms per ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparative performance of multiview stereoscopic and mammographic display modalities for breast lesion detection.

Journal Article Med Phys · April 2011 PURPOSE: Mammography is known to be one of the most difficult radiographic exams to interpret. Mammography has important limitations, including the superposition of normal tissue that can obscure a mass, chance alignment of normal tissue to mimic a true le ... Full text Link to item Cite

The influence of increased ambient lighting on mass detection in mammograms.

Journal Article Acad Radiol · March 2009 RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Recent research has provided evidence that in reading rooms equipped with liquid crystal displays (LCDs), a measured increase of ambient lighting may improve clinicians' detection performance. In agreement with this research, the ... Full text Link to item Cite

MRI diagnosis of subpubic cartilaginous cyst.

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Fortuitous detection of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid with F-18 FDG positron emission tomography in a patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Journal Article Clin Nucl Med · September 2003 Use of F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) in patients with known thyroid cancer is well documented, but the role of this imaging modality in the initial workup of a thyroid nodule has not been defined. The incidental findin ... Full text Link to item Cite

Using contrast-enhanced helical CT to visualize arterial extravasation after blunt abdominal trauma: incidence and organ distribution.

Journal Article AJR Am J Roentgenol · January 2002 OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the incidence and organ distribution of arterial extravasation identified using contrast-enhanced helical CT in patients who had sustained abdominal visceral injuries and pelvic fractures after blunt trauma. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fi ... Full text Link to item Cite