Search Tag: Mammography

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Radiomics Model Betters Radiologists in Lesions Categorisation

2019 29 Oct

A mammography-based radiomics model, developed by Chinese scientists with the use of machine learning, can distinguish malignant from benign calcifications – with better accuracy than trained radiologists. The radiomic nomogram has the potential to be used as a diagnostic tool in clinical practice, helping to individualise care at reduced costs,... Read more

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#EUSOBI2019: Stand-Alone Tomosynthesis Breast Cancer Screening Wins EUSOBI Award

2019 04 Oct

A paper on tomosynthesis screening research won the EUSOBI Award for the most quoted breast imaging paper published in European Radiology (ER) in 2016. Study leader Kristina Lång from Lund University in Malmö, Sweden accepted the award and described research on the paper 'Performance of one-view breast tomosynthesis as a stand-alone... Read more

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Screening Mammography for Men at Risk

2019 24 Sep

A recent study in Radiology showed that selective mammography can help identify breast cancer for men with a high-risk. The rarity of breast cancer in men has led to little research on the outcomes in this cohort despite the high rates of mortality. Out of the 2670 cases of invasive breast cancer estimated to be diagnosed in 2019, the American Cancer... Read more

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Affidea partners with ScreenPoint Medical to increase diagnostic accuracy of screening mammography

2019 11 Jul

Affidea and ScreenPoint Medical announced a strategic partnership to streamline and improve the clinical performance of screening mammography and drive the earlier detection of breast cancer. The partnership will leverage Affidea’s growing footprint in the European breast imaging marketplace and will provide a unique opportunity for ScreenPoint... Read more

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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