Publications

  1. Hunt KN, Conners AL, Samreen N, Rhodes D, Johnson MP, Hruska CB. PPV of the Molecular Breast Imaging Lexicon. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2022 Jul 20 Epub 2022 July 20
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  2. Khanani S, Xiao L, Jensen MR, Conners AL, Fazzio RT, Hruska CB, Winham S, Wu FF, Scott CG, Vachon CM. Comparison of breast density assessments between synthesized C-View & intelligent 2D mammography. Br J Radiol. 2022 Mar 8; 20211259 Epub 2022 Mar 08
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  3. Khanani S, Valencia E, Conners AL. What will it take to achieve gender equality in radiology?. Applied Radiology. 2022; 51 (5):18-20
  4. Conners A, Clark S, Brandt K, Hunt K, Chida L, Tibor L, Ruter R, Khanani S. Leveling the Workload for Radiologists in Diagnostic Mammography: Application of Lean Principles and Heijunka Journal of Breast Imaging. 2021 Dec 22; 4(1):61-69.
  5. Thacker PG, Menaker R, Kolbe AB, Conners AL, Amrami KK, Callstrom MR, Wood CP. Preparing for the next pandemic: It is more than just about numbers. Clin Imaging. 2021 Nov; 79:179-182 Epub 2021 May 29
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  6. Boughey JC, Suman VJ, Yu J, Santo K, Sinnwell JP, Carter JM, Kalari KR, Tang X, McLaughlin SA, Moreno-Aspitia A, Northfelt DW, Gray RJ, Hunt KN, Conners AL, Ingle JN, Moyer A, Weinshilboum R, Copland JA 3rd, Wang L, Goetz MP. Patient-Derived Xenograft Engraftment and Breast Cancer Outcomes in a Prospective Neoadjuvant Study (BEAUTY). Clin Cancer Res. 2021 Sep 1; 27 (17):4696-4699 Epub 2021 June 02
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  7. Hruska CB, Geske JR, Conners AL, Whaley DH, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK, Carter RE, Scott CG, Vachon CM. Background Parenchymal Uptake on Molecular Breast Imaging and Breast Cancer Risk: A Cohort Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 May; 216 (5):1193-1204 Epub 2021 Mar 03
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  8. Moseley TW, Conners AL, He H, Barth JE, Lightfoote JB, Parikh JR, Whitman GJ. Mitigating the Transmission of COVID-19 with the Appropriate Usage of Personal Protective Protocols and Equipment in Breast Imaging and Intervention. J Breast Imaging. 2021 Mar-Apr; 3 (2):215-220 Epub 2021 Jan 22
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  9. Choudhery S, Hanson AL, Stellmaker JA, Ness J, Chida L, Conners AL. Basics of time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) and applications in breast imaging. Br J Radiol. 2021 Mar 1; 94 (1119):20201138 Epub 2020 Dec 04
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  10. Sakibuzzaman M, Kendziora RW, Ghosh T, Solanki MH, Conners AL, Ahlberg LJ, Sturgis CD. Tiger-Striped PASH: Recognition of a Unique Morphology Allows for a Zippered-Up Diagnosis of Pseudoangiomatous Stromal Hyperplasia of Breast. Case Rep Pathol. 2021; 2021:7697987 Epub 2021 Dec 26
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  11. Choudhery S, Stellmaker JA, Hanson AL, Ness J, Chida L, Johnson B, Conners AL. Utilizing Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing to Increase Efficiency in Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy Practice. J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Jan; 17 (1 Pt B):131-136
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  12. Tao AT, Hruska CB, Conners AL, Hunt KN, Swanson TN, Tran TD, Manduca A, Borges L, Maidment ADA, Lake D, Johnson MP, Carter RE, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK. Dose Reduction in Molecular Breast Imaging With a New Image-Processing Algorithm. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Jan; 214 (1):185-193 Epub 2019 Oct 08
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  13. Choudhery S, Polley E, Conners AL. Assessment of MRI-detected lesions on screening tomosynthesis in patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Clin Imaging. 2020 Jan; 59 (1):50-55 Epub 2019 Nov 11
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  14. Hunt KN, Hruska CB, Johnson MP, Conners AL, O'Connor MK, Rhodes DJ, Basappa S, Wahner-Roedler D. Molecular Breast Imaging in Patients with Suspicious Calcifications Journal of Breast Imaging. 2019; 1(4):303-309.
  15. Hunt KN, Conners AL, Goetz MP, O'Connor MK, Suman V, Kalari K, Weinshilboum R, Wang L, Carter J, McLaughlin S, Aspitia AM, Gray R, Northfelt D, Boughey JC. Comparison of (99m)Tc-Sestamibi Molecular Breast Imaging and Breast MRI in Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer Receiving Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Oct; 213 (4):932-943 Epub 2019 June 05
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  16. Hruska CB, Hunt KN, Conners AL, Geske JR, Brandt KR, Degnim AC, Vachon CM, O'Connor MK, Rhodes DJ. Impact of short-term low-dose tamoxifen on molecular breast imaging background parenchymal uptake: a pilot study. Breast Cancer Res. 2019 Mar 8; 21 (1):38 Epub 2019 Mar 08
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  17. Choudhery S, Axmacher J, Conners AL, Geske J, Brandt K. Masses in the era of screening tomosynthesis: Is diagnostic ultrasound sufficient? Br J Radiol. 2019 Mar; 92 (1095):20180801 Epub 2018 Dec 17
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  18. Carter RE, Attia ZI, Geske JR, Conners AL, Whaley DH, Hunt KN, O'Connor MK, Rhodes DJ, Hruska CB. Classification of Background Parenchymal Uptake on Molecular Breast Imaging Using a Convolutional Neural Network. JCO Clin Cancer Inform. 2019 Feb; 3:1-11
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  19. Gao RW, Park SS, Jakub JW, Hieken TJ, Conners AL, Neal L, Pruthi S, Corbin KS, Yan ES, Mutter RW, Stish BJ. Durable response of early-stage breast cancer to bilateral definitive SBRT in a medically inoperable patient. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 Nov - Dec; 8 (6):361-365 Epub 2018 Mar 18
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  20. Hruska CB, Geske JR, Swanson TN, Mammel AN, Lake DS, Manduca A, Conners AL, Whaley DH, Scott CG, Carter RE, Rhodes DJ, O'Connor MK, Vachon CM. Quantitative background parenchymal uptake on molecular breast imaging and breast cancer risk: a case-control study. Breast Cancer Res. 2018 Jun 5; 20 (1):46 Epub 2018 June 05
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  21. Murphy BL, Gonzalez AB, Keeney MG, Chen B, Conners AL, Henrichsen TL, Degnim AC, Harmsen WS, Boughey JC, Hieken TJ, Habermann EB, Jakub JW. Ability of Intraoperative Pathologic Analysis of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ to Guide Selective Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Surgery. Am Surg. 2018 Apr 1; 84 (4):537-542
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  22. Swanson TN, Tran TD, Hruska CB, Solberg CM, Rhodes DJ, Hunt KN, Conners AL, O'Connor MK. Patient Acceptance of Half-dose Vs. Half-time Molecular Breast Imaging. J Med Imaging Radiat Sci. 2018 Mar; 49 (1):39-43 Epub 2017 Sept 13
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  23. Swanson T, Tran TD, Ellingson L, O'Connor MK, Rhodes DJ, Hunt KN, Conners AL, Hruska CB. BEST PRACTICES IN MOLECULAR BREAST IMAGING: A GUIDE FOR TECHNOLOGISTS. J Nucl Med Technol. 2018 Feb 2 Epub 2018 Feb 02
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  24. Samreen N, Hashmi SK, Conners AL, Bhatt A, Glazebrook KN. Leukemia recurrence exclusively in the breast after stem cell transplant European Journal of Molecular and Clinical Medicine. 2018; 5 (1):41-5
  25. Yu J, Qin B, Moyer AM, Sinnwell JP, Thompson KJ, Copland JA 3rd, Marlow LA, Miller JL, Yin P, Gao B, Minter-Dykhouse K, Tang X, McLaughlin SA, Moreno-Aspitia A, Schweitzer A, Lu Y, Hubbard J, Northfelt DW, Gray RJ, Hunt K, Conners AL, Suman VJ, Kalari KR, Ingle JN, Lou Z, Visscher DW, Weinshilboum R, Boughey JC, Goetz MP, Wang L. Establishing and characterizing patient-derived xenografts using pre-chemotherapy percutaneous biopsy and post-chemotherapy surgical samples from a prospective neoadjuvant breast cancer study. Breast Cancer Res. 2017 Dec 6; 19 (1):130 Epub 2017 Dec 06
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  26. O'Connor MK, Morrow MMB, Hunt KN, Boughey JC, Wahner-Roedler DL, Conners AL, Rhodes DJ, Hruska CB. Comparison of Tc-99m maraciclatide and Tc-99m sestamibi molecular breast imaging in patients with suspected breast cancer. EJNMMI Res. 2017 Dec; 7 (1):5 Epub 2017 Jan 14
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  27. Jakub JW, Murphy BL, Gonzalez AB, Conners AL, Henrichsen TL, Maimone S 4th, Keeney MG, McLaughlin SA, Pockaj BA, Chen B, Musonza T, Harmsen WS, Boughey JC, Hieken TJ, Habermann EB, Shah HN, Degnim AC. A Validated Nomogram to Predict Upstaging of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ to Invasive Disease. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Oct; 24 (10):2915-2924 Epub 2017 Aug 01
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  28. Murphy BL, Gonzalez AB, Conners AL, Henrichsen TL, Keeney MG, Chen B, Nguyen TT, Harmsen WS, Habermann EB, Shah HN, Jakub JW. Identifying a subset of patients with DCIS who have a low likelihood of residual disease at surgical excision following a core needle biopsy. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug; 116 (2):213-219 Epub 2017 Apr 18
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  29. Goetz MP, Kalari KR, Suman VJ, Moyer AM, Yu J, Visscher DW, Dockter TJ, Vedell PT, Sinnwell JP, Tang X, Thompson KJ, McLaughlin SA, Moreno-Aspitia A, Copland JA, Northfelt DW, Gray RJ, Hunt K, Conners A, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Kocher JP, Ingle JN, Ellingson MS, McDonough M, Wieben ED, Weinshilboum R, Wang L, Boughey JC. Tumor Sequencing and Patient-Derived Xenografts in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2017 Jul 1; 109 (7)
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  30. O'Connor MK, Morrow MM, Tran T, Hruska CB, Conners AL, Hunt KN. Technical Note: Development of a combined molecular breast imagingultrasound system for diagnostic evaluation of MBI-detected lesions. Med Phys. 2017 Feb; 44: (2)451-459.
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  31. Long Z, Conners AL, Hunt KN, Hruska CB, O'Connor MK. Performance characteristics of dedicated molecular breast imaging systems at low doses. Med Phys. 2016 Jun; 43: (6)3062-3070.
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  32. Hruska CB, Scott CG, Conners AL, Whaley DH, Rhodes DJ, Carter RE, O'Connor MK, Hunt KN, Brandt KR, Vachon CM. Background parenchymal uptake on molecular breast imaging as a breast cancer risk factor: a case-control study. Breast Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 26; 18 (1):42
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  33. Conners AL, Jones KN, Hruska CB, Geske JR, Boughey JC, Rhodes DJ. Direct-Conversion Molecular Breast Imaging of Invasive Breast Cancer: Imaging Features, Extent of Invasive Disease, and Comparison Between Invasive Ductal and Lobular Histology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Sep; 205 (3):W374-81
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  34. Hruska CB, Conners AL, Vachon CM, O'Connor MK, Shuster LT, Bartley AC, Rhodes DJ. Effect of menstrual cycle phase on background parenchymal uptake at molecular breast imaging. Acad Radiol. 2015 Sep; 22 (9):1147-56 Epub 2015 June 22
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  35. Ellingson MS, Hart SN, Kalari KR, Suman V, Schahl KA, Dockter TJ, Felten SJ, Sinnwell JP, Thompson KJ, Tang X, Vedell PT, Barman P, Sicotte H, Eckel-Passow JE, Northfelt DW, Gray RJ, McLaughlin SA, Moreno-Aspitia A, Ingle JN, Moyer AM, Visscher DW, Jones K, Conners A, McDonough M, Wieben ED, Wang L, Weinshilboum R, Boughey JC, Goetz MP. Exome sequencing reveals frequent deleterious germline variants in cancer susceptibility genes in women with invasive breast cancer undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Sep; 153 (2):435-43 Epub 2015 Aug 22
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  36. Hruska CB, Conners AL, Jones KN, O'Connor MK, Moriarty JP, Boughey JC, Rhodes DJ. Diagnostic workup and costs of a single supplemental molecular breast imaging screen of mammographically dense breasts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Jun; 204 (6):1345-53
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  37. Hruska CB, Rhodes DJ, Conners AL, Jones KN, Carter RE, Lingineni RK, Vachon CM. Background parenchymal uptake during molecular breast imaging and associated clinical factors. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204 (3):W363-70
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  38. O'Connor MK, Hruska CB, Tran TD, Swanson T, Conners AL, Jones K, Rhodes DJ. Factors influencing the uptake of 99mTc-sestamibi in breast tissue on molecular breast imaging. J Nucl Med Technol. 2015 Mar; 43(1):13-20. Epub 2015 Jan 22.
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  39. Nassar A, Conners AL, Celik B, Jenkins SM, Smith CY, Hieken TJ. Radial scar/complex sclerosing lesions: a clinicopathologic correlation study from a single institution. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2015 Feb; 19 (1):24-8 Epub 2014 Dec 20
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  40. Rhodes DJ, Hruska CB, Conners AL, Tortorelli CL, Maxwell RW, Jones KN, Toledano AY, O'Connor MK. Journal club: molecular breast imaging at reduced radiation dose for supplemental screening in mammographically dense breasts. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Feb; 204(2):241-51.
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  41. 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 Jan 15; 4 (1):5
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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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