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Study: Fewer recalls mean higher interval cancer rates

2018 03 Apr

New research finds that lower screening mammography recall rates – the rates at which women are called back for additional testing based on suspicious findings – correlate with higher rates of breast cancers detected between screenings (or interval cancers). Analysis of some 5 million screening episodes from 84 screening facilities in the UK showed... Read more

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Mammography: increased cancer detection in women ages 40-49

2018 20 Mar

A new study examining the effectiveness of screening mammography reveals these findings: the rate of breast cancer detection is higher (up 19.3 percent) in women ages 40–49 compared to the screening population ages 50 and above. The additional cancers detected translate to an overall 1.5% increase in callbacks and 0.1% in increased biopsies.The new... Read more

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Exchanging 'mammography' screening with 'breast cancer' screening

2018 20 Feb

No refunds or returns for advanced diseaseWithout a shift to a personalised breast cancer screening programme, participation rates in mammography screening may further decline.As i said goodbye to another Christmas season and headed to the mall and my local post office to exchange a gift with one that fits or is more apropos to my personal needs, I... Read more

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Volume 18 - Issue 1, 2018

2018 25 Jan

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A transformation in mammography

2018 25 Jan

More comfort and increased confidence from 3Dimensions™ Following robust research from Hologic regarding its newly launched 3Dimensions™ mammography system, I was thrilled that our radiology department at Fatebenefratelli and Ophthalmic Hospital in Milan had the opportunity to implement the new system, and what a positive response we got from both... Read more

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Hologic selected for Dutch Breast Cancer Screening Program

2017 02 Nov

Under the tender, state-of-the-art 3DimensionsTM mammography systems will be installed starting in 2018   Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that it will provide all mammography systems for the Dutch Breast Cancer Screening Program in partnership with Tromp Medical, Hologic’s distributor in the Netherlands. Under the tender, Hologic’s new, state-of-the-art... Read more

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DBT improves breast cancer detection at screening mammography

2017 10 Oct

A Harvard-led study indicates that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) improves breast cancer detection at screening mammography. The study compared the diagnostic performance of DBT to that of full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in a mixed DBT and FFDM imaging environment. Based on the results, FFDM and DBT recall rates were not significantly different... Read more

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Sectra to deliver nationwide imaging IT solution to Dutch breast screening program

2017 10 Oct

nternational medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) has signed a multi-year agreement with the Dutch breast screening organization (FSB) for a nationwide solution. With the Sectra solution, the 59 mobile trailers, 11 fixed screening locations and 29 reading units used throughout the Netherlands can carry out and review breast... Read more

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Mammography in palpable breast lump evaluation

2017 04 Oct

New research shows that adjunct mammography is warranted for evaluation of palpable breast lumps in women age 30 years and older because of the value added to clinical management. In all age cohorts (30–39, 40–49, and 50 years old and older), mammography contributed to delineation of disease extent, detection of incidental malignancies, and confirmation... Read more

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Reducing breast compression in mammography and DBT: good or bad?

2017 26 Sep

Mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) acquisitions may be possible using half of the compression force used currently, with a significant reduction in perceived pain with no clinically significant change in breast thickness and tissue coverage, according to new research published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.Previous studies... Read more