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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...

2014-01-07 23:23:08

Volumetric Breast Density Measurement Removes Subjectivity and Improves Breast Cancer Screening Process for Radiologists and Patients West Hartfod, CT (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Matakina International today announced that The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is the first facility in Connecticut to adopt VolparaDensity™ breast imaging software, designed to help overcome the limitations of mammography to detect cancer in women with dense breasts. The Enterprise installation of HOCC...

2013-12-03 13:38:19

Compared to traditional mammography, 3D mammography—known as digital breast tomosynthesis—found 22 percent more breast cancers and led to fewer call backs in a large screening study at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Conventional digital mammography is the most widely-used screening modality for breast cancer, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to...

2013-12-03 13:28:59

Researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) led to reduced recall rates and an increase in cancer detection in a large breast cancer screening program. The results of this study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to be cancer. These false-positive findings are associated with a higher recall...

2013-10-15 23:02:50

Mammosafe is a groundbreaking advancement in mobile breast imaging and is coming to Houston in January, 2014. Mammosafe is a breast imaging center on wheels. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Mammosafe is a groundbreaking advancement in mobile breast imaging and is coming to Houston in January, 2014. Mammosafe is a breast imaging center on wheels. Daniel R. Roubein, M.D., a board certified diagnostic radiologist, is taking the fight to end breast cancer on the road. He is personally...

Regular Mammograms Could Save The Lives Of Younger Women
2013-09-09 11:09:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study, the majority of deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who never received regular mammograms. This, says the study’s authors, proves young women should undergo regular mammogram screening. The issue of mammograms for young women is a controversial topic, and many believe these scans should only be conducted on women between ages 50 and 74. Other studies have also shown, however, that mammograms...

2013-08-20 17:10:19

Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600 women, researchers say breast lesions categorized as 'probably benign' on supplemental screening ultrasound could be re-evaluated with imaging in 12 months, reducing patient anxiety, follow-up exams and unnecessary biopsies. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. In the study, a team of researchers analyzed data from the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) trial 6666, in...

2013-08-19 23:00:14

Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600 women, researchers say breast lesions categorized as ‘probably benign’ on supplemental screening ultrasound could be re-evaluated with imaging in 12 months, reducing patient anxiety, follow-up exams and unnecessary biopsies. Results of the study are published online, August 20, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Based on data from a multi-site imaging trial involving more than 2,600...

2013-07-30 13:08:18

Digital tomosynthesis is an effective tool for reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, but may yield suspicious findings that turn out not to be cancer. These false-positive findings are associated with a higher recall rate, or the rate at which women are called back for additional imaging or biopsy. Digital breast tomosynthesis has shown...


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