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Poll: Mammograms Are Vital To Womens' Health
2011-09-27 09:16:12

According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care. Nearly 90 percent of women who had a mammogram considered mammograms important to their health and well-being. The poll, conducted Aug. 31 — Sept. 6, also showed that 86 percent of women report having a mammogram in last two years. "I'm encouraged that poll...

2011-06-02 14:33:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that thermography should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis. FDA says mammography-- an X-ray of the breast--is still the most effective way of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Thermography produces an infrared image that shows the patterns of heat and blood flow on or...

2011-04-21 10:32:00

PORTLAND, Ore., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Imaging recently received a 100 percent score on its yearly American College of Radiology (ACR) Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection. Practice administrators in large part attribute its performance to MedInformatix Inc.'s Radiology Information System (RIS), a single platform solution the four-location, nearly 50-year-old practice implemented a year ago to perform billing, scheduling, imaging, physician workflow and...

2010-11-04 09:15:00

Devices capturing digital image of breasts to be Class II SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is easing the pathway to market for mammography systems that produce computerized X-ray images of the entire breast. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) These systems, known as Full Field Digital Mammography Systems, are an...

2010-11-03 10:05:00

CD-Based Product Helps Doctors Sharpen Life-saving Skills Online Rather Than on Patients RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) distributed 1,500 copies of the College's Mammography Case Review (MCR5) educational CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New York State. Mammography Case Review (MCR5), a self-evaluation educational tool, enables physicians to test and...

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2010-02-23 08:02:36

The Avon Foundation for Women released a survey on Monday that said some U.S. states have started using controversial new breast cancer screening guidelines to stop offering routine mammograms for uninsured women in their 40s. The survey included 150 breast cancer health educators and providers from 48 states.  A quarter of the states either cut or eliminated screening mammography and other early detection services for women under 50. The Avon survey helped revitalize concerns that the...

2010-02-04 15:41:00

TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carol Milgard Breast Center was awarded the highest quality review possible by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for adhering to the most rigorous quality and safety standards set forth by the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). Receiving the "All Items in Compliance" rating from the FDA is exceptional because almost 25 percent of U.S. breast programs have not received this high quality standard. John Peixotto, M.D., a TRA Medical...

2009-11-24 10:52:00

Changes Must Be Made to USPSTF Representation and Recommendation Process WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Several sections of Senate health care reform legislation contain language stipulating that insurance entities such as private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid would only be required to cover services receiving a specific grade from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force. Presently, this would exclude mammography services for women 40-49, would only require coverage of...


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