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2014-02-24 16:23:52

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Diagnostic Imaging, a leading online community for medical imaging professionals, explored in two related blogs the latest controversy around a recent screening mammography study. Radiologists Ken Keller, MD, and Eric Postal, MD, both regular contributors to Diagnostic Imaging, offered their remarks related to a recent BMJ study that found annual mammograms for women aged 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer mortality...

2014-02-21 23:21:11

What To Do About The New Controversies Regarding Mammograms Thousand Oaks, California (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The controversy about screening mammogram rages on. Last week, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study published its conclusion that "annual mammography in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination." Some people may interpret this result as women don't need mammogram anymore. On the other hand, we have...

2014-02-19 23:24:10

Hails Emphasis on Volumetric Assessment of Breast Density Wellington, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 The changes in the breast density reporting categories included in the Fifth Edition of Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) Atlas recently issued by the American College of Radiology (ACR) represent a significant step towards the provision of accurate breast density measurements to women by the renewed emphasis on volumetric assessments, according to Volpara...

2014-02-13 08:30:57

Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments Examining disparities in cancer control - A story of gaps, opportunities, and some successes TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released today uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if...

Breast Cancer Mortality Not Reduced By Annual Screening
2014-02-12 13:25:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recent study published on bmj.com, annual screening may not help prevent women from dying from breast cancer. Canadian researchers found in a 25-year study that annual breast cancer screenings of women between ages 40 and 59-years-old did not reduce mortality rate from the condition. The team compared breast cancer incidence and mortality up to 25 years in over 89,000 women who did or did not undergo mammography...

2014-02-11 08:33:05

Mobile unit served more than 4,500 women, detected 14 cases of cancer CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center is celebrating its one-year anniversary of saving lives by providing convenient and affordable access to mammograms. In its first year, the mobile unit performed more than 4,500 mammograms during its visits to Belk stores throughout the Southeast that resulted in 14 cancer diagnoses....

2014-02-10 23:25:09

CDI Miami offers new procedures that detect skeletal health and prevent osteoporosis. Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Osteoporosis is typically an age-related disorder where bone density is lost slowly over time. The most common symptom is bone fracture; these occur in bone structures and situations where bones wouldn’t usually break. These “fragility fractures” usually occur in the spinal column, ribs, hips, and wrists, which are all points where complex joints and movement...

2014-02-10 12:25:38

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Breast Imaging can detect cancer independently of breast tissue density. This remarkable finding was recently published in the American Journal of Roentgenology by a group of radiologists and surgeons at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC. The data was obtained from over 300 breast cancer patients that underwent the MBI/BSGI procedure. The same high rate of 95% of breast cancer detection was...

2014-02-10 08:26:38

Research Supports the Use of Hologic's Lower Dose 3D Mammography Technology and the Continued Use of Two-views Over One in Breast Cancer Screening BEDFORD, Mass., Feb. 10, 2014 /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 the publication of three new studies...

New Technique Increases Detection Rate In Screening Mammography
2014-02-04 13:21:16

Radiological Society of North America Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. As mammography screening has shifted to digital technology, a range of computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR) systems have emerged. The photon-counting technique is a promising DR approach that uses a unique detector to decrease scattered radiation and noise, enabling dose...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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