Search Tag: Breast density

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U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

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New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

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Why embracing Artificial Intelligence is beneficial for all

2019 22 Feb

In many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a new concept in healthcare, mainly due in part to the recent traction the topic has made in the news in the last few years. It has even been falsely sensationalized, to further elevate buzz, as a tool that will one day replace clinicians altogether. The truth, though, is that companies like Hologic,... Read more

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#RSNA18: Overweight women need frequent mammograms

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers found that overweight women are at increased risk of missing to discover a breast tumor until it has grown too large. The results show that women with a higher measure of body fat based on height and weight (BMI) might need to... Read more

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Study: Correlation between Density, Cancer in Other Breast

2017 12 Feb

A new study published in the journal Cancer indicates that breast cancer patients with dense breast tissue have almost a two-fold increased risk of developing disease in the contralateral breast. The study is among the first to find the association between breast density (BD) and contralateral breast cancer (CBC), according to researchers from The... Read more

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Focal Breast Pain: Does Breast Density Affect the Need for Ultrasound?

2017 03 Jan

Directed ultrasound, when performed in conjunction with digital mammography for the evaluation of focal breast pain in women with nondense breasts, is of low utility and may contribute to unnecessary intervention because of incidental findings, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology. See Also : Breast Density and Choosing... Read more

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Which Modality for Which Breast Density?

2016 12 Jan

A systematic review of available data on dense breasts has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are reclassified as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. The review, conducted by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions, also found that supplemental... Read more

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Study: Does Breast Density Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

2015 09 Dec

Women with dense breast often worry about breast cancer, but new research from Johns Hopkins shows that breast density alone does not affect their risk. Age and body fat are more important co-factors that contribute to breast cancer risk, according to the Johns Hopkins study published in the journal European Radiology . Previous studies suggest that... Read more

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RSNA15: Study: Breast Density Alone Not a Risk Factor for Cancer

2015 02 Dec

Breast density may not be a strong independent factor for increased breast cancer risk, according to a new study to be presented on Thursday 3 December at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Natasa Katavic, MD, from the Department of Radiology at Health Center Osijek in Osijek, Croatia and colleagues analysed data... Read more