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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...

2013-05-13 23:00:08

Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online, May 14, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two...

2013-05-02 23:24:23

Nationally recognized, breast center continues commitment to 100% early detection of breast cancer with the addition of breast tomosynthesis. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Montclair Breast Center is one of the first women´s centers in New Jersey to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast tomosynthesis produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without...

2013-04-19 17:49:09

In 2009, the United States Preventative Services Task Force recommended against annual mammograms for women between the ages of 40 and 49 More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that mammogram rates in the United States have not declined in that age group, or any other. The study results are published in...

2013-04-19 17:45:33

May improve detection in dense breasts 2D plus 3D breast imaging increases cancer detection rates by 11%, and could be particularly useful in detecting cancer in women with dense breasts, a new study suggests. Researchers at Yale University Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven, CT, reviewed the screening mammograms of 14,684 patients. Forty-two cancers were found in 8,769 patients who had only 2D imaging (a cancer detection rate of 4.8 per 1,000), said Dr. Jaime Geisel, a lead author of...


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