Search Tag: Mammography

IMAGING Management

Surveillance MRI in breast cancer survivors

2019 11 Jun

The addition of breast MRI to mammography in screening breast cancer survivors for new cancers results in higher cancer detection rates, but also more biopsies that are benign, according to a large study published in Radiology. Annual screening with surveillance mammography is recommended for the millions of breast cancer survivors in the United... Read more

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Machine learning cuts mammogram volume radiologists need to read

2019 05 Jun

Over 40 million mammography exams are conducted in the United States every year, with the volume of images growing exponentially. Radiologists workloads further increase with the implementation of innovative screening technologies like digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) that require more reading and testing time, increasing the pressure to deliver... Read more

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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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Mammography damage control: a decade of fake news

2019 10 Apr

“Mammography does more harm than good” sums up countless headlines seen in many medical journals, books, and other published articles (print and online). A flood of damaging reports amplified perceived risk of “over-diagnosis” and over-treatment. Study after flawed study — like a house of cards — touted mammography’s alleged harms and costs.  This... Read more

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Hologic Opens State-Of-The-Art Learning and Experience Centre In Zaventem, Belgium

2019 21 Mar

Women’s health company offers new training facility for partners, healthcare professionals and employees Hologic, Inc ., an innovative medical technology company focused on improving women’s health and well-being through early detection and treatment, today opened its first Learning and Experience Centre in Zaventem, Belgium (a municipality... Read more

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Breast cancer screening: performance of supplemental ultrasonography

2019 19 Mar

New research shows that for women at low, intermediate, and high breast cancer ris k , there were significantly higher short-interval follow-up and biopsy recommendation rates with screening mammography plus s ame-day ultrasonography compared with mammography alone. However, no significant increase in cancer detection or decrease in interval... Read more

Executive Health Management

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

Executive Health Management

AI is the new reality: the 4th healthcare revolution in medicine

2019 22 Feb

AI: Hype? Rather, augmented intelligence is the fourth healthcare revolution in medicine and will lead to improved patient care.   The future is bright, if we continue to develop creative solutions to improve patient care, in collaboration with deep learning algorithms, then we’ll again have succeeded in advancing medicine into a new healthcare... Read more

Executive Health Management

AI in medical imaging may make the biggest impact in healthcare

2019 22 Feb

An overview of recent advances showing the value of using AI in medical imaging.   Soon every medical imaging machine will be connected to the cloud where AI algorithms will analyse data and help human doctors screen, assess, and diagnose patients. The potential impact of implementing AI to analyse medical images is huge.   On the entire... Read more