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2011-11-29 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike mammography, Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), also known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is as effective in detecting breast cancer in women with dense and non-dense breasts. These findings will be presented at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting to be held in Chicago, Nov. 27 through Dec. 2, 2011. "Dense breast tissue is extremely common, occurring in 50 percent of pre-menopausal and...

2011-11-29 07:00:00

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When compared to mammography and ultrasound, Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), also known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), has greater sensitivity and comparable specificity according to a new study that will be presented at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting to be held in Chicago, Nov. 27 through Dec. 2, 2011. BSGI/MBI also proved to be a valuable adjunctive procedure when mammography and ultrasound...

2011-11-28 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Women in their 40s with no family history of breast cancer are just as likely to develop invasive breast cancer as are women with a family history of the disease, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). These findings indicate that women in this age group would benefit from annual screening mammography. The breast cancer screening guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services...

2011-11-28 07:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U-Systems, the leader in automated breast ultrasound, today announced the introduction of the somo-v Platinum, a significant update to the somo-v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) system. The somo-v ABUS is first and only ultrasound system designed specifically for high-volume breast screening. Featuring proprietary imaging performance and screening workflow advances, the somo-v ABUS Platinum has been specifically designed...

2011-11-27 12:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today the commercial release of its C-View synthesized 2D image reconstruction algorithm that eliminates the need for a conventional 2D mammogram as a component of a tomosynthesis (3D mammography)...

2011-11-27 06:50:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A year after clinical trials began in Japan, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. today announced at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2011 Annual Meeting that clinical trials for their 3D Digital Mammography(1)( )technology are about to commence in the United States. The medical imaging and informatics company is currently installing 3D mammography systems at renowned medical centers across the country with plans to begin...

2011-11-23 06:49:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The Canadian task force released new guidelines for women at risk of breast cancer. The guidelines recommend no routine mammography screenings for women aged 40-49 and extend the screening interval from every 2 years, which is current clinical practice, to every 2-3 years for women aged 50-74. The guidelines also recommend that women with no symptoms shouldn´t get clinical breast exams. The guidelines, aimed at physicians and policy-makers, provide...

2011-11-21 22:56:36

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care issues updated guidelines New breast cancer screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast cancer, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj110334.pdf, recommend no routine mammography screening for women aged 40-49 and extend the screening interval from every 2 years, which is current clinical practice, to every 2 to 3 years for women aged 50-74. The...

2011-11-21 15:30:00

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will feature some of its newest women's health products at the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, November 26...

2011-11-15 05:00:00

LONGMONT, Colo., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition technology provider, today announced the release of AccuDetect 5.0, the next generation of its computer-aided detection (CAD) software, aimed at helping radiologists improve breast cancer detection. AccuDetect 5.0 makes significant performance improvements over its predecessor and further reduces the potential for false-positive rates when detecting suspicious lesions on mammograms....