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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...

2013-04-18 18:55:09

Screening breast ultrasound performed after mammography on women with greater than 50% breast density detects an additional 3.4 cancers or high risk lesions per one thousand woman screened, a detection rate just under that of screening mammography alone for women with less dense breasts, a new study shows. Screening mammography detects 4-5 cancers per thousand women screened. The study, conducted in conjunction with seven Connecticut radiology practices, included 19,745 women who had dense...

2013-04-16 13:28:37

Outcome calls into question the costs of CAD-enhanced mammography A costly and widely used mammography add-on increases detection of noninvasive and early-stage invasive breast cancer but also makes more mistakes than mammography alone, researchers from UC Davis and the University of Washington have found. Published in the April 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study of women enrolled in Medicare is the largest comparison of clinical outcomes of routine screening...

2013-04-15 11:36:35

Tomosynthesis (3D mammography) is better able to show infiltrating ductal carcinoma than 2D mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer, a new study shows. As part of the study, six breast imaging specialists reviewed both 2D and 3D mammography images of 56 cancers diagnosed in patients at intermediate or high risk of breast cancer. "We found that 41% (23/56 cancers) were better seen on tomosynthesis and 4% (2/56) were only seen on tomosynthesis," said Dr. Sarah O'Connell, a...

2013-03-04 23:01:02

Six Abstracts Presented at ECR Demonstrate Benefit of Objective Breast Density Measurement VIENNA, Austria (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 Objective breast density measurement and its impact on breast imaging are among the key abstracts being presented here at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting, March 7-11, 2013. According to Matakina International, six abstracts highlight the use of Volpara objective breast density measurement software to help overcome the limitations of mammography...


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