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2013-12-02 12:26:28

Brain Injury, Heart Disease, Breast Cancer Screening & Treatment, and Human Face Transplantation Among the Headlining Topics from RSNA Annual Meeting CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SATELLITE FEEDS: ---------------- Monday, December 2nd, 2013 Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET Galaxy 17 Galaxy 17...

2013-12-02 10:15:06

To be published online Monday, Dec. 2, a special issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology addresses imaging-based screening and radiology's increasing role in preventive medicine. Topics covered include breast density legislation, digital breast tomosynthesis (or 3-D mammography), lung cancer screening and computed tomography colonography (CTC) reimbursement. The December screening issue was guest edited by Ruth Carlos, M.D., M.S., from the University of Michigan, and...

2013-11-25 08:27:03

--Octava Blue Test Provides Additional Information to Help Confirm True Positive Mammography Results and Flag Potential False Positives-- MIAMI, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced publication of a peer-reviewed study that confirms the diagnostic accuracy of its Octava(TM) blood tests designed for use with screening mammography.(1) The study showed that the Octava(TM) Blue test has excellent sensitivity and good specificity in...

2013-11-21 23:31:31

ella health, a 3-D mammography and women's health care provider, has appointed innovation industry leader Melissa Dyrdahl as CEO to guide its growth into new locations and services. Dyrdahl brings a commitment to transform the delivery of women's health care. San Francisco (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 ella health, a 3-D mammography and women’s health services provider has appointed Melissa Dyrdahl as chief executive officer to guide its expansion into new locations and services....

2013-11-20 23:31:25

Dr. Nancy Elliott, Director and Founder of Montclair Breast Center, NJ, advocates for “Are You Dense?” legislation in New Jersey. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 On October 30th, Senator Joe Crisco and Dr. Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D., and Founder of Are You Dense, Inc., hosted “Are You Dense?” Day at the Connecticut State Capital, commemorating new legislation requiring women to be informed about their increased risk for breast cancer. “There are too many women who are unaware of their...

2013-11-20 20:23:34

3D Mammography, Hologic's Game-Changing Breast Cancer Screening Technology, Is a Major Focus at the Largest Radiology Gathering in the World BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 20, 2013 /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, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the groundbreaking imaging products it will highlight...

Breast MRI Rates Improve
2013-11-20 09:35:57

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Breast cancer awareness has encouraged many women to take screening measures more seriously. A new study discovered that the number of women undergoing breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) has almost tripled from 2005 to 2009 with an increase of four to eleven exams for every 1000 women. Increasingly, breast MRI tests are used, but the procedure's high degree of sensitivity causes high false positive rates. According to the...

2013-11-14 23:01:21

Port Discovery Children's Museum; Baltimore December, 10 2013; 6:00-9:00 p.m. Bel Air, MD (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 In collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Breast Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, the American Breast Cancer Foundation (ABCF) will host its 1st Annual “Fashion Saves Lives” fashion show. The inaugural event will be held Tuesday, December 10th at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. ABCF’s goal is to raise funds that will be used to provide grants for...

2013-11-12 23:20:15

Abington Memorial Hospital Physician Explains Importance behind New Bill Requiring Mammography Centers to Inform Women about Their Breast Density in Addition to Their Mammography Results Abington, PA (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 A major step has been taken to advance women’s health awareness. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recently signed a bill requiring mammography centers to inform women about their breast density in addition to their mammography results. The objective of the law is...

2013-11-05 16:27:30

Hologic 3D technology tops "Minnies" and "Best in KLAS" annual awards BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013 /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, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that two leading healthcare organizations recently recognized 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) technology...