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2014-04-02 12:31:01

National campaign aims to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures OAKVILLE, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Association of Radiologists (OAR) strongly supports the Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign, launched today by the Canadian Medical Association. CWC is a campaign that encourages physicians and patients to engage in healthy conversations ensuring access to medically necessary tests, treatments and procedures, and to help them make smart and effective...

2014-04-02 11:24:05

UCSF-Harvard study finds tests offer limited benefit to oldest female patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools. National guidelines recommend that doctors make individualized screening...

2014-04-02 10:46:54

Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach A comprehensive review of 50 year's worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. And, since the relative benefits and harms of screening are related to a complex array of clinical factors and personal preferences, physicians and patients need more guidance on how best to...

2014-04-01 23:27:02

Payman Khorrami, MD, a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills discusses the importance of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Every March healthcare professionals around the country recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading information about the importance of colon cancer screening. Payman Khorrami, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles sees patients at the Colonoscopy Center of...

2014-04-01 23:22:29

Ella Health is opening an innovative women's wellness center in Westport, CT to provide 3D mammography and physical therapy services designed to meet the needs of women at all stages of life. Ella Health centers provide patients high quality care using advanced technology in a setting that is more like a spa than health care facility. Westport, CT (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Ella Health, a 3D mammography and women’s physical therapy provider focused on promoting women’s wellness, has...

2014-04-01 14:20:53

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Previous population-based studies comparing the accuracy of SFM versus FFDM have reported conflicting results, and reported recall rates—or the...

2014-03-31 23:00:44

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online, April1, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower...

2014-03-28 23:00:12

One woman’s successful fight against breast cancer becomes another person’s reason for hope and inspiration. New York (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 “Are You Kidding Me?” is about being diagnosed with breast cancer and all the wonderful games author Lucy Morrison got to play. It starts out with the mammogram and further testing and continues with surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. She was fortunate to have a less-invasive type of cancer and did not need the kind of chemotherapy that...

2014-03-27 23:24:16

New Technology to Aid Cancer Screening in Women with Dense Breast Tissue Gastonia, North Carolina (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the only breast cancer screening technology specifically developed and FDA approved for women with dense breast tissue. ABUS helps doctors find cancers hidden in dense breast tissue, which may be missed by mammography. In partnership with Gaston Radiology,...

2014-03-26 16:25:19

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the responses from 50 U.S. hospital executives MedPanel surveyed, 30% of hospitals plan to increase their capital expenditure budgets from 2013 to 2014, while 18% plan a decrease. MedPanel research manager Lauren Augustine comments, "Recent trends have increased pressure on hospital budgets, and executives must carefully consider large medical equipment investments. Large purchases can definitely bolster both physician...


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