Search Tag: Mammography

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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

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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

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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

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The AI-powered radiologist

2019 22 Feb

Imaging acquisition advances & big data envision a bright future for diagnostic imaging, which should continue to be led by the AI-powered radiologist.   Technical advances in imaging acquisition and big data envision a bright future for diagnostic imaging. Radiologists working as data scientists can play a central role in precision medicine,... Read more

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AI applications in breast imaging

2019 22 Feb

Review of some state-of-the-art applications of artificial intelligence on mammography and MRI.   Computer aided imaging is not novel, having been around for 50 years. Developments have boosted the accuracy of computer-based analysis and breast imaging is at the forefront, as large databases are available, and radiologists tasks on images are... Read more

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Dense breast reporting laws in the USA

2018 07 Nov

What has been the impact? A new study reports on the impact of breast density legislation in the USA on awareness of breast density and conversations between doctors and women about screening. Almost 10 years after the first breast density notification law was passed in Connecticut in 2009, 36 states in the USA now have such legislation.... Read more

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10th European Breast Cancer Conference

2016 09 Mar

The European Breast Cancer Conference in 2016 (EBCC-10) will take place in the context of very tangible advances that have been made for patients in recent years. These advances have been largely achieved through the successful application of a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment and care of breast cancer.  EBCC is proud to have played its... Read more

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US Spends $4 Billion Per Year On Breast Cancer Overtreatment

2015 08 Apr

A study published this week in Health Affairs reports that the US spends an estimated $4 billion per year on unnecessary medical expenditures for women between the ages of 40 and 59 who see their doctors for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. The costs are related to mammograms that generate false alarms ($2.8 billion) and treatment for some... Read more

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Canadian study: Annual Screening Does Not Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths

2014 13 Feb

According to a new Canadian study published on the website of the British Medical Journal, yearly breast screening of women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination or usual care.  In addition, screening resulted in over-diagnosis (22%), representing one over-diagnosed breast cancer for every... Read more