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Executive Health Management

Breast Implant Register to be Introduced in England

2013 30 Dec

Ministers announced introduction of a new register aimed at ‘cleaning up the industry’, by recording every breast implant operation in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will decide if whether they will join the register. The recent scare over sub-standard PIP implant revealed a serious lack of records, which meant that a number of... Read more

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RSNA 2013: Breast Tomosynthesis Increases Cancer Detection and Reduces Recall Rates

2013 03 Dec

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) led to reduced recall rates and increased cancer detection in a large breast cancer screening programme, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). While digital mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening, it may result in suspicious... Read more

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In Breast Cancer Detection, the Evidence Points to Tomosynthesis

2013 17 Sep

Growing number of peer-reviewed clinical publications document significant advantages of  H ologic® tomosynthesis; Now, Hologic has further advanced tomosynthesis with faster and  lower-dose options including the C-View™ software option for 2D imaging and the Affirm™  tomosynthesis biopsy procedure. Tomosynthesis is going from strength... Read more

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Breast Cancer Screening in the UK - No Effect on Mortality Statistics

2013 13 Jun

New analysis of breast cancer mortality data over almost 40 years concludes that breast cancer screening does not yet show an effect on mortality statistics. The research, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, analysed mortality trends before and after the introduction of the UK's National Health Service Breast Screening Programme... Read more

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Sectra Solution for New Zealand's Breast Screening Programme

2013 11 Jun

Sectra has announced that it will deliver a centralised PACS and vendor neutral archiving solution (VNA) for digital mammography throughout  New Zealand.   The national breast screening programme in New Zealand, BreastScreen Aotearoa, is establishing a centralised electronic picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that can store and... Read more

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Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis Reduces Recall Rates and Improves Cancer Detection - U.S. Study

2013 24 May

Hologic has announced that the first large-scale observational study in a U.S. clinical practice comparing breast cancer screening with Hologic's 3D mammography technology (breast tomosynthesis) with conventional 2D mammography alone showed a significant reduction in recall rates and a sizeable increase in cancer detection, particularly invasive cancer,... Read more

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Microwave Imaging Can Monitor Treatment

2013 13 May

Microwave imaging can be used to monitor how well treatment for breast cancer is working, finds new research published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Breast Cancer Research. Microwave tomography, a low cost and repeatable technique, was able to distinguish between breast cancer, benign growths, and normal tissue. Eight women with breast... Read more

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Benefits of Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis Supported in Published Italian Study

2013 09 May

Hologic has announced the publication of the final results of a large-scale prospective study comparing breast cancer screening using Hologic's 2D mammography plus tomosynthesis (Breast Tomosynthesis) with conventional 2D mammography published online in advance of print by The Lancet Oncology. The study, "Integration of 3D digital mammography with... Read more

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New Imaging Agent Enables Better Cancer Detection and Staging

2013 24 Apr

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a new imaging dye is an effective agent in detecting and mapping cancers that have reached the lymph nodes. The radioactive dye, called Technetium Tc-99m tilmanocept, successfully identified cancerous lymph nodes and did a better job of marking cancers than the... Read more

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New Study Further Supports Hologic's Breast Tomosynthesis in Cancer Screening

2013 22 Apr

Hologic has announced that a new study published online by European Radiology supports the use of breast tomosynthesis in combination with 2-dimensional (2D) imaging in breast cancer screening programmes using independent double reading with arbitration. The study, " Prospective Trial Comparing Full-field Digital Mammography (FFDM) versus Combined... Read more