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Novel Three-Dimensional Imaging Ups Breast Cancer Detection Rate
2014-06-25 08:26:41

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Tomosynthesis is a type of three-dimensional imagery added to 170,000 examinations. Adding this new type of breast imaging technique to digital mammography has been associated with a decrease in the proportion of patients who need to be called back for additional imaging and an increase in cancer detection rate. Although screening mammography has drawn criticism for large amounts of false-positive results, limited sensitivity and...

2014-06-24 20:21:36

Study using Hologic 3D Mammography systems is the largest to date involving 139 doctors from 13 U.S. academic and community-based sites BEDFORD, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) today announced that a groundbreaking study published in the June 25, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that Hologic's 3D Mammography (breast tomosynthesis) screening technology finds significantly more invasive cancers than a traditional...

2014-06-19 09:24:56

BMJ-British Medical Journal An accompanying editorial says this study largely confirms what is already known - that the benefits of breast screening "are modest at best" – and calls for women to be given balanced information including the screening harms of overdiagnosis, psychological stress, and high healthcare costs. Randomized trials from the 1970s and 80s suggested that mammography screening prevents deaths from breast cancer. But the methods used by some of these studies have...

2014-06-13 23:07:34

CBCC, The Comprehensive Breast Care Center in Miami, announces a new, more effective way to detect breast cancer. MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Breast cancer in its early stages has few symptoms if any at all. For this reason, annual screening mammograms are important for all women, especially those over forty. Mammogram is the most effective way of detecting breast cancer in its early, treatable stages. It provides radiologists with a method to view the internal structure of the breast...

2014-06-12 08:30:27

- Gadavist-enhanced breast MRI demonstrated superior sensitivity (range: 80-89%) for the presence and extent of malignant disease compared to unenhanced breast MRI (range: 37-73%) WHIPPANY, N.J., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Gadavist(® ) (gadobutrol) injection for intravenous use with MRI of the breast to assess the presence and extent of malignant breast disease. The...

2014-06-11 08:29:46

Hologic's low-dose 3D mammography and 3D-guided breast biopsy are highlighted at annual recognition event BEDFORD, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced today that two products from its 3D mammography platform will be showcased at the Premier, Inc. 2014 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, TX. Hologic's C-View software option (low-dose 3D mammography) and Affirm 3D-guided breast biopsy are two of only 16 medical innovations...

2014-06-03 16:24:32

FAIRFAX, Va., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Cappello, Ph.D., Executive Director and Founder of Are You Dense, Inc., will join Fairfax Radiological Consultants to provide opening remarks at a special, invitation-only event this evening. Are You Dense (www.areyoudense.org) is an organization dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue and its significance for the early detection of breast cancer. The open house event will introduce local physicians and office...

2014-06-03 08:32:20

First U.S. Installs of Next-generation Breast Imaging Technology at Fairfax Radiological Breast Diagnostic Imaging Center in D.C. and Phelps Memorial Hospital in NY MILWAUKEE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare today announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia(TM) ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone(1). In keeping with a strong commitment to furthering the...

2014-05-28 23:17:53

Montclair Breast Center, Montclair, New Jersey, Disappointed with Media Coverage of Study Cited by the British Medical Journal Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Dr. Nancy Elliott, Founder of Montclair Breast Center, Montclair, NJ commented; “Recent media attention to a deeply flawed study from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is disappointing. The BMJ article, published on February 11, 2014, is based on the widely discredited Canadian National Breast Screening Study, which used a...

breast cancer double mastectomy
2014-05-22 11:34:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One year ago last week, Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy – but now a new study indicates that surgically removing both breasts may be unnecessary for women who are diagnosed with cancer in a single breast. Published in the journal JAMA Surgery, the new study found that approximately 70 percent of women that have both breasts removed after having a breast cancer...


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