Search Tag: Mammography

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Study: start breast cancer screening at 40

2018 29 May

Based on stage at diagnosis of breast cancer, the greatest mortality reduction is achieved with mammography utilisation starting at the age of 40. This is the main finding of a study that compared estimated 5-year mortalities of patients diagnosed with breast cancer based on stage at diagnosis and national screening mammography guideline categorisation.... Read more

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Poor prognosis for breast cancer detected after negative mammography

2018 08 May

New Harvard-led research indicates that cases of breast cancer diagnosed after a negative screening mammogram were more likely to be associated with poor prognosis than those cancers diagnosed after a positive screening mammogram. The findings were based on a review and analysis of mammography data for more than 300,000 women and published in JAMA... Read more

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Using Twitter to communicate radiogenic risks of mammography

2018 24 Apr

New research investigated the informational and opinion trends within the popular microblog service of Twitter concerning the radiation exposure associated with screening mammography for breast cancer detection. The findings show Twitter users were not largely unfavourable toward mammography due to its projected radiation risks. The study is an article... Read more

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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 disease Without 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... 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

M o r e c o m f o r t a n d i n c r e a s e d c o n f i d e n c e f r o m 3 D i m e n s i o n s ™ Following robust research from Hologic regarding its newly launched 3Dimensions™ mammography system, I was thrilled that our radiology department at Fatebenefratelli and Ophthalmic... 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... 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