MRS Leads the Mammography Industry in High Risk Alerts
SEATTLE, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ — Mammography Reporting System, Inc. (MRS) will demonstrate their newest high risk indicator at RSNA 2009, in Chicago. MRS is the only company in the industry offering three separate high risk indicators to alert radiologists of potentially at-risk patients at the very point they interpret a mammogram.
The importance of relying on more than one high risk model has been outlined by the National Cancer Institute. They say that the Gail model alone significantly underestimates breast cancer risk for women with genetic susceptibility. That’s why MRS is leading the way in high risk evaluation. Our reporting system is the only one in the industry that includes three high risk indicators: the results of Gail model calculations, the NCI model calculations, and a model that indicates if a patient is at high risk based on genetic factors.
In MRS, if a patient’s demographic history indicates the potential of an inherited risk for breast cancer, it will alert the radiologist that the patient could benefit from increased surveillance or genetic testing. That genetic testing would identify a patient with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Those genes are known as tumor suppressors and have been linked to both hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.
MRS’s three high risk indicators are changing the landscape in mammography screening. It gives radiologists a better indication when an MRI may be necessary, or other pre-emptive breast care to help patients earlier than ever before.
Mammography Reporting System, Inc. (MRS) is the leading provider of breast procedure information systems in the United States. Thousands of facilities world-wide track and report patients on their systems, and they are the most widely used breast procedure reporting and tracking systems in the world. MRS has been a leader in breast health software for nearly two decades and is a trusted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner as well as an Intel Software Partner. MRS has been recognized in 2009 as one of the fastest growing and largest technology companies in Washington.
SOURCE Mammography Reporting System, Inc. (MRS)