Publications

  1. Hruska CB, Conners AL, Jones KN, Weinmann AL, Lingineni RK, Carter RE, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK. Half-time Tc-99m sestamibi imaging with a direct conversion molecular breast imaging system. EJNMMI Res. 2014; 4(1):5. Epub 2014 Jan 15.
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  2. Leng S, Hruska CB, McCollough CH. Use of ionizing radiation in screening exams for coronary artery calcium and cancers of the lung, colon, and breast. Seminars in Roentgenology. 2014.
  3. Mitchell D, Hruska CB, Boughey JC, Wahner-Roedler DL, Jones KN, Tortorelli C, Conners AL, O'Connor MK. 99mTc-sestamibi using a direct conversion molecular breast imaging system to assess tumor response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in women with locally advanced breast cancer. Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Dec; 38(12):949-56.
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  4. Swanson TN, Troung DT, Paulsen A, Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Adsorption of 99mTc-sestamibi onto plastic syringes: evaluation of factors affecting the degree of adsorption and their impact on clinical studies. J Nucl Med Technol. 2013 Dec; 41(4):247-52. Epub 2013 Nov 08.
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  5. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Nuclear imaging of the breast: translating achievements in instrumentation into clinical use. Med Phys. 2013 May; 40(5):050901.
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  6. Weinmann AL, Hruska CB, Conners AL, O'Connor MK. Collimator design for a dedicated molecular breast imaging-guided biopsy system: proof-of-concept. Med Phys. 2013 Jan; 40(1):012503.
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  7. Conners AL, Maxwell RW, Tortorelli CL, Hruska CB, Rhodes DJ, Boughey JC, Berg WA. Gamma camera breast imaging lexicon. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Dec; 199(6):W767-74.
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  8. Hruska CB, Rhodes DJ, Collins DA, Tortorelli CL, Askew JW, O'Connor MK. Evaluation of molecular breast imaging in women undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging with Tc-99m sestamibi. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2012 Jul; 21(7):730-8. Epub 2012 Mar 09.
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  9. Hruska CB, Weinmann AL, O'Connor MK. Proof of concept for low-dose molecular breast imaging with a dual-head CZT gamma camera. Part I. Evaluation in phantoms. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6):3466-75.
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  10. Hruska CB, Weinmann AL, Tello Skjerseth CM, Wagenaar EM, Conners AL, Tortorelli CL, Maxwell RW, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK. Proof of concept for low-dose molecular breast imaging with a dual-head CZT gamma camera. Part II. Evaluation in patients. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6):3476-83.
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  11. Conners AL, Hruska CB, Tortorelli CL, Maxwell RW, Rhodes DJ, Boughey JC, Berg WA. Lexicon for standardized interpretation of gamma camera molecular breast imaging: observer agreement and diagnostic accuracy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2012 Jun; 39(6):971-82.
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  12. Wahner-Roedler DL, Boughey JC, Hruska CB, Chen B, Rhodes DJ, Tortorelli CL, Maxwell RW, Cha SS, O'Connor MK. The use of molecular breast imaging to assess response in women undergoing neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer: a pilot study. Clin Nucl Med. 2012 Apr; 37(4):344-50.
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  13. Zhang G, Shin S, Wang W, Hruska C, Choi HD. A new fourier-based approach to measure irregularity of breast masses in mammograms. Proceeding of the 2012 ACM Research in Applied Computation Symposium, RACS 2012. 2012; 153-7.
  14. Brodt JK, Rhodes DJ, Glazebrook KN, Hruska C, O'Connor M, Boughey JC. Radiologic and pathologic images of mammary fibromatosis. Breast J. 2011 Mar-Apr; 17(2):207-9. Epub 2011 Jan 27.
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  15. Rhodes DJ, Hruska CB, Phillips SW, Whaley DH, O'Connor MK. Dedicated dual-head gamma imaging for breast cancer screening in women with mammographically dense breasts. Radiology. 2011 Jan; 258(1):106-18. Epub 2010 Nov 2
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  16. Wahner-Roedler DL, Hruska CB, O'Connor MK, Phillips SW, Whaley DH, Johnson RE, Degnim AC, Boughey JC, Rhodes DJ. Molecular breast imaging for women presenting with a history of non-reproducible bloody nipple discharge and negative findings on routine imaging studies: A pilot study. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2011; 2(1):92-9.
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  17. O'Connor MK, Li H, Rhodes DJ, Hruska CB, Clancy CB, Vetter RJ. Comparison of radiation exposure and associated radiation-induced cancer risks from mammography and molecular imaging of the breast. Med Phys. 2010 Dec; 37(12):6187-98.
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  18. Boughey JC, Tortorelli C, Hruska C, O'Connor M, Rhodes D. Molecular breast imaging in pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia. Journal of Surgical Radiology. 2010; 1(1).
  19. O'Connor MK, Hruska CB, Weinmann A, Manduca A, Rhodes DJ. Development of radiation dose reduction techniques for cadmium zinc telluride detectors in molecular breast imaging. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2010; 7806:780603.
  20. O'Connor M, Rhodes D, Hruska C. Molecular breast imaging. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2009 Aug; 9(8):1073-80.
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  21. Kemp BJ, Hruska CB, McFarland AR, Lenox MW, Lowe VJ. NEMA NU 2-2007 performance measurements of the Siemens Inveon preclinical small animal PET system. Phys Med Biol. 2009 Apr 21; 54(8):2359-76. Epub 2009 Mar 25.
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  22. Weinmann AL, Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Design of optimal collimation for dedicated molecular breast imaging systems. Med Phys. 2009 Mar; 36(3):845-56.
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  23. Hruska CB, Phillips SW, Whaley DH, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK. Molecular breast imaging: use of a dual-head dedicated gamma camera to detect small breast tumors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Dec; 191(6):1805-15.
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  24. Hruska CB, Boughey JC, Phillips SW, Rhodes DJ, Wahner-Roedler DL, Whaley DH, Degnim AC, O'Connor MK. Scientific Impact Recognition Award: Molecular breast imaging: a review of the Mayo Clinic experience. Am J Surg. 2008 Oct; 196(4):470-6. Epub 2008 Aug 23.
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  25. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Quantification of lesion size, depth, and uptake using a dual-head molecular breast imaging system. Med Phys. 2008 Apr; 35(4):1365-76.
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  26. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. A Monte Carlo model for energy spectra analysis in dedicated nuclear breast imaging. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci. 2008 Feb; 55(1 Part 2):491-500.
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  27. O'Connor MK, Phillips SW, Hruska CB, Rhodes DJ, Collins DA. Molecular breast imaging: advantages and limitations of a scintimammographic technique in patients with small breast tumors. Breast J. 2007 Jan-Feb; 13(1):3-11.
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  28. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Molecular breast imaging - A phantom study on the impact of collimator selection on the detection of sub-10mm breast lesions. Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors & Associated Equipment. 2006 Dec 20; 569(2 Special Issue SI):250-4.
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  29. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Effect of collimator selection on tumor detection for dedicated nuclear breast imaging systems. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci. 2006 Oct; 53(5 Part 1):2680-9.
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  30. O'Connor MK, Wagenaar DJ, Hruska CB, Phillips SW, Caravaglia G, Rhodes DJ. Molecular breast imaging using a dedicated high-performance instrument. Proceeding of SPIE. 2006; 6319:63191D1-63191D14.
  31. Hruska CB, O'connor MK. CZT detectors: How important is energy resolution for nuclear breast imaging? Phys Med. 2006; 21 Suppl 1:72-5.
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  32. Hruska CB, O'Connor MK, Collins DA. Comparison of small field of view gamma camera systems for scintimammography. Nucl Med Commun. 2005 May; 26(5):441-5.
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  33. O'Connor MK, Hruska CB. Effect of tomographic orbit and type of rotation on apparent myocardial activity. Nucl Med Commun. 2005 Jan; 26(1):25-30.
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