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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...

2013-06-25 23:04:58

Hologic, manufacturer of 3D tomosynthesis, is bringing a mobile coach to Florida Hospital Tampa on June 26th for a “behind the scenes” tour of the new 3D technology. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Florida Hospital Tampa is revolutionizing breast cancer detection by offering Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) breast screening technology to patients effective September 1, 2013. Prior to launching the new service at the Florida Hospital Tampa Breast Care Center, the Hologic mobile coach...

2013-06-12 23:15:48

Dr. Steven Harms, Dr. Amit Mehta, and Ms. Cindy Webb bring singular technical and professional talents to cancer diagnostics company. Fayetteville, AR (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Omid Moghadam, Chairman and CEO of Ascendant Diagnostics, recently announced that Dr. Steven Harms, FACR, Dr. Amit Mehta, FACR and Ms. Cindy Webb have joined the company´s Board of Directors. Dr. Steven Harms is an internationally recognized radiologist and breast cancer specialist, entrepreneur and inventor. He was...

2013-05-16 10:47:31

Insurance coverage for annual screening likely one reason for persistence Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted through the evidence and recommended that while women ages 50-74 should continue to undergo mammograms every two years, those between the ages of 40 and 49 without a family history of...


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