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2013-09-17 11:11:33

When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. As outlined in a paper published in Value in Health, the analysis focused on several policy questions, including the effect on EWC program costs and outcomes of starting screening at age 50 years instead of 40 and of screening every two years instead of every year. The study was conducted...

2013-09-16 23:02:25

When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 When public health budgets are constrained, mammography screening should begin later and occur less frequently, a cost-effectiveness analysis for California’s Every Woman Counts (EWC) program concludes. As outlined in a paper published in...

2013-09-10 11:14:14

A team of California-based breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists have developed a website to help navigate the new challenges posed by breast density notification laws, according to a special report published online in the journal Radiology. While mammography is considered the best single modality for population-based screening, its sensitivity is diminished by up to 20 percent in patients with dense breasts (breasts with a higher ratio of fibroglandular tissue to fat). This...

Regular Mammograms Could Save The Lives Of Younger Women
2013-09-09 11:09:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the majority of deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who never received regular mammograms. This, says the study’s authors, proves young women should undergo regular mammogram screening. The issue of mammograms for young women is a controversial topic, and many believe these scans should only be conducted on women between ages 50 and 74. Other studies have also shown, however, that mammograms...

2013-08-20 17:10:19

Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600 women, researchers say breast lesions categorized as 'probably benign' on supplemental screening ultrasound could be re-evaluated with imaging in 12 months, reducing patient anxiety, follow-up exams and unnecessary biopsies. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. In the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) trial 6666, in...

2013-08-19 23:00:14

Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600 women, researchers say breast lesions categorized as ‘probably benign’ on supplemental screening ultrasound could be re-evaluated with imaging in 12 months, reducing patient anxiety, follow-up exams and unnecessary biopsies. Results of the study are published online, August 20, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600...

2013-07-31 23:21:35

Avestée Women’s Imaging Center is offering women in San Antonio a new, highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool (3D mammo) that improves the clarity and reliability of mammogram results. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Women in San Antonio now have access to a new, highly advanced breast cancer diagnostic tool that improves the clarity and reliability of mammogram results. Avestée Women’s Imaging Center, conveniently located at 303 W. Sunset Road in San Antonio,...

2013-07-30 13:08:18

Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to be cancer. These false-positive findings are associated with a higher recall rate, or the rate at which women are called back for additional imaging or biopsy. Digital breast tomosynthesis has shown...

2013-07-29 23:00:24

Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online, July 30, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that...

2013-07-23 23:00:21

The rate at which women get called back for additional imaging after screening mammography may be higher at hospitals than at community office practices, mostly due to differences among the patients, according to a new study published online, July 24, in the journal Radiology. The findings highlight the limitations of recall rates as a quality measure for breast cancer screening. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 The rate at which women get called back for additional imaging after...


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