Search Tag: Mammography

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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

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Sectra Signs Breast Imaging PACS Contract with US Academic Medical Center

2017 24 Aug

 International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that UC San Diego Health will install Sectra PACS for its breast imaging workflow. The Sectra solution will provide true, multi-modality display of all breast images, including digital breast tomosynthesis, with the end goal of improved cancer care.The technology... Read more

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Study: No 'Angelina Jolie Effect' on Screening Mammography

2017 15 Aug

Celebrity medical news can increase patient demand for important healthcare services. A well-powered analysis in a large regional breast imaging centre, however, finds no support for the hypothesis that the news about "Ms. Angelina Jolie's prophylactic double mastectomy" drove increased screening for breast cancer.In May 2013, Ms. Jolie revealed her... Read more

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Mammograms: Are We Overdiagnosing Small Tumours?

2017 12 Jun

According to a Yale study, because many small breast cancers are inherently slow growing, often these cancers will not grow large enough to become significant within a patient’s lifetime and subsequently early detection could lead to overdiagnosis. In contrast, large tumours that cause most breast cancer deaths often grow so quickly that they become... Read more

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Screen-detected Breast Cancers Don't Regress If Left Untreated

2017 10 May

A prospective cohort study shows that breast cancers detected by mammography screening do not spontaneously disappear or regress if left untreated. The scientific findings, published in Journal of the American College of Radiology, disprove claims that many cancers found via mammography may simply “go away” if left undiscovered or untreated.   Among... Read more