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2013-12-30 20:20:38

Full Coverage and Reimbursement for CT Screening Next Priority WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in what has been the culmination of more than two decades of research and advocacy, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation approving CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendation sets the stage for both public and private insurance coverage and is expected to bring about a dramatic...

2013-12-30 20:20:36

RESTON, Va., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) supports the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation (Grade B) for low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening of adults aged 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) results and other evidence show that CT lung cancer screening...

2013-12-19 12:30:15

- Current methodology for breast density assessment can be subjective and is limited to manual and visual inspection of the mammography image. ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As breast density becomes a more recognized risk factor for breast cancer, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application for its MicroDose SI full-field digital...

2013-12-13 09:38:35

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures – including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Presented at a poster session at the 2013 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Carlos Barcenas, M.D., assistant professor...

2013-12-10 10:21:24

Data from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST)—conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and National Cancer Institute Lung Screening Study—provided researchers the opportunity to investigate the probability that a cancer detected with screening low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) would not have progressed to become life threatening. The results of this investigation published online today in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that up to 18 percent of the...

2013-12-09 23:02:27

18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose CT are indolent according to ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group study. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 An analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the results of which were published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that more than 18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose computed tomography (LDCT or low-dose CT) may be indolent. “This is another important piece of information that helps us...

2013-12-05 23:30:27

Ella Health, an innovative provider of 3D mammography and other women's health services has appointed two top women executives to its Board of Directors. Sharon Knight, Patient Engagement Solutions Leader with AVIA, and Mary Ann Tocio, President and Chief Operating Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will serve as key advisors as Ella Health expands. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Ella Health, a 3-D mammography and women’s health services provider, has...

2013-12-05 23:02:09

VolparaDensity Volumetric Breast Density Software from Matakina Correlated to MRI in Independent Research Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 RSNA: A study published yesterday by researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in PLOS ONE journal, has provided further validation for automated volumetric breast density software. Volumetric density techniques were found to compare well with breast MRI results, with substantial agreement reported. The value of volumetric...

2013-12-05 23:02:00

Avestée Women’s Imaging Center of Alamo Heights is one of the few imaging centers in San Antonio to offer 3D mammograms at no additional cost for patients. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Avestée Women’s Imaging Center of Alamo Heights is one of the few imaging centers in San Antonio to offer 3D Digital Breast Tomosynthesis technology as part of its comprehensive breast imaging services. Unlike other facilities in the area, there is no additional cost for 3D...

2013-12-05 14:20:59

Study findings published in Cancer Prevention Research underscore viability of simulation modeling to stratify patients by disease risk to better focus resources where most beneficial Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling and analytics company, today announced results of a simulated clinical trial which found that the seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (7SNP) genetic test for breast cancer was most cost effective when used to guide MRI screenings for patients found to have an...