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2013-05-13 23:00:08

Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online, May 14, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Digital direct radiography (DR) is significantly more effective than computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. The findings are the first to show a difference between the two...

2013-04-18 18:55:09

Screening breast ultrasound performed after mammography on women with greater than 50% breast density detects an additional 3.4 cancers or high risk lesions per one thousand woman screened, a detection rate just under that of screening mammography alone for women with less dense breasts, a new study shows. Screening mammography detects 4-5 cancers per thousand women screened. The study, conducted in conjunction with seven Connecticut radiology practices, included 19,745 women who had dense...

2012-07-25 02:31:06

NEW YORK, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City is one of the few places in the world that provides 3D mammography to test for breast cancer. 3D mammography was installed just over a year ago and due to its success, has received additional support from science philanthropist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer...

2011-07-01 14:53:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Mammography saves lives - period." That's how Darius Gilvydis, MD, diagnostic radiologist with Naperville Radiologists and co-Medical Director of Breast Imaging at Edward Hospital, sums up the recently announced results of a Swedish mammography study. The study, which lasted 29 years, showed the use of mammography screening reduced deaths from breast cancer by at least 30%, an even greater extent than previously believed. "We have known for...

2011-06-30 07:03:40

By Hayley Mackieman, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)--Early detection in breast cancer patients is increasing survival rates of women diagnosed with breast cancer. According to long-term follow-up results in a Swedish study, breast cancer screening and mammography result in a significant reduction in breast cancer mortality. The Swedish trial of mammographic screening is the first breast cancer screening trial to show a reduction in breast cancer from mammography screening...

2011-02-23 01:52:57

JAMA study by Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium supports annual screening for survivors More women are surviving longer after having early-stage breast cancer, but they are at risk of developing breast cancer again: a recurrence or a new cancer, in either breast. Annual screening (a.k.a. "surveillance") mammography has long been standard for these women, but only scant evidence on screening outcomes supported this practice. In the February 23, 2011 Journal of the American Medical...

2011-02-22 13:04:24

Changing policy could make screening for breast cancer more accurate Radiologists who interpret more mammograms and spend some time reading diagnostic mammograms do better at determining which suspicious breast lesions are cancer, according to a new report published online on February 22 and in print in the April issue of Radiology. In direct response to a report from the Institute of Medicine that called for more research on the relationship between interpretive volume and performance in...

2011-02-22 13:01:36

Radiologists who interpret a high volume of mammograms may not detect more cancers but are better at determining which suspicious lesions are not malignant, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. "Contrary to our expectations, we observed no clear association between volume and sensitivity," said the study's lead author, Diana S.M. Buist, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior investigator at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle. "We did, however, find...

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2011-01-27 15:17:16

Analysis questions U.S. Task Force recommendations for every-other-year screening starting at age 50 A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives saved. The study analyzed the same data looked at by the task force, which issued its guidelines on mammography screening in November 2009. The study authors compared...

2010-12-07 14:01:44

Group Health study finds first week is best for some women Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation comes from an article published online December 3 in Radiology by Diana Miglioretti, PhD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute. Dr. Miglioretti and her co-authors are working on an issue at the...