Search Tag: Screening

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Mar

Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in current and former smokers eligible for screening could avert approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, concludes  a new analysis published online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. By providing a national estimate of...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 19 Mar

A study that compared the benefits and harms of the frequency of screening mammography to age, breast density and postmenopausal use of hormone therapy (HT) suggests that woman ages 50 to 74 years who undergo biennial screenings have a similar risk of advanced-stage disease and a lower cumulative risk of false-positive results than those who get mammograms...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 03 Apr

A recently published study in Radiology study sought to establish the extent to which test set reading can represent actual clinical reporting in screening mammography. Researchers in Sydney, Australia used two hundred mammographic examinations to create 10 reader-specific test sets. Data generated from actual clinical reports were compared with...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 18 Apr

Mammography, the gold standard of breast cancer screening, reduces breast cancer mortality, but has important limitations. Critics point to reduced sensitivity for women with dense breasts, a high rate of false positives leading to excessive biopsies, and concerns about long-term effects of repeated radiation.  The authors of a review published...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 22 Apr

Hologic has announced that a new study published online by European Radiology supports the use of breast tomosynthesis in combination with 2-dimensional (2D) imaging in breast cancer screening programmes using independent double reading with arbitration. The study, " Prospective Trial Comparing Full-field Digital Mammography (FFDM) versus Combined...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 13 May

New guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend offering low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scanning for lung cancer screening to people with a significant risk of lung cancer due to age and smoking history. 
The guidelines recommend offering LDCT scanning to individuals at high risk of developing lung cancer, as part...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 27 May

A recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine  describe the screening, diagnosis, and limited treatment results from the initial round of screening in the National Lung Cancer Screening Programme in the United States. Participants with at least 30 pack-years of smoking and asymptomatic were randomly assigned to undergo annual...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 11 Jun

Sectra has announced that it will deliver a centralised PACS and vendor neutral archiving solution (VNA) for digital mammography throughout  New Zealand.   The national breast screening programme in New Zealand, BreastScreen Aotearoa, is establishing a centralised electronic picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that can store and...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 13 Jun

New analysis of breast cancer mortality data over almost 40 years concludes that breast cancer screening does not yet show an effect on mortality statistics. The research, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, analysed mortality trends before and after the introduction of the UK's National Health Service Breast Screening Programme...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 15 Jul

A recently published article in JBR-BTR details the Dutch NELSON trial, which is the first randomised lung cancer screening trial in which pulmonary nodule management is based on volumetry. The NELSON study is an ongoing multicentre randomised controlled multi-detector low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening trial. The primary object...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 19 Nov

New research entitled “Percutaneous Breast Biopsy: Effect on Short-term Quality of Life.” And published online in the journal ‘Radiology’ states that breast biopsies can have an adverse affect on quality of life in the short term, with younger patients being more impacted. Annually, over half a million US women undergo breast biopsy. When a...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 20 Dec

A University of Surrey research team has developed an innovative device that can differentiate between normal and unhealthy cells. The team, led by Michael Hughes, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a device that analyses the electrical properties of cells - with hopes that it will enable the early detection of oral cancer and...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 28 Dec

VuCOMP, Inc. announced the launch of M-Vu Breast Density, a new radiology tool that enables clinicians to automatically assess breast density based on a digital mammogram. According to recent clinical studies, extensive breast density can contribute to making mammogram-based breast cancer detection more challenging and consequently, high density...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 08 Jan

Current methodology for breast density assessment can be subjective and is limited to manual and visual inspection of the mammography image. Philips’ Spectral Breast Density Measurement Application available on the MicroDose SI mammography system measures the amount of fibroglandular tissue over the whole breast to objectively determine a volumetric...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 09 Jan

Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc., innovator and developer of a new ultrasound platform that images the entire breast, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the SoftVueTM whole breast ultrasound tomography system, approved for diagnostic breast imaging. Delphinus is the first company to design and manufacture...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 28 Jan

With an emphasis on improving lives, Hologic is focused on bringing the latest in diagnostic innovations to the fast growing Gulf region Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, will feature...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 04 Feb

According to a study published online in the journal Radiology digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance. With digital technology a range of computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR) systems have emerged in mammography screening. The photon-counting technique is a promising...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 04 Feb

Cancer Myths: Why it’s Crucial to Debunk Them With one third of all cancer cases being potentially preventable, it’s very important to know the signs and symptoms of cancer  4th February 2014 is World Cancer Day, an opportunity for the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to raise one voice in improving general knowledge surrounding...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 04 Feb

Today is World Cancer Day 2014 and COCIR, the non-profit trade association of the European Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry,  wants to take this opportunity to raise awareness of what our sector is contributing to the fight against cancer by providing solutions for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of this devastating,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 12 Feb

Research supports the use of Hologic's lower dose 3D mammography technology and the continued use of two-views over one in breast cancer screening Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 28 Feb

Public mammography screening provider in Finland mobilises against osteoporosis The Finnish mammography provider Suomen Radiologikeskus Oy has signed an agreement with the IT and medical technology company Sectra to provide osteoporosis assessment in conjunction with public mammography screening in all of Keskus’ nine mammography centers in...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 25 Apr

The Vrije Universiteit Brussels has awarded a five-year contract to the IT and medical technology company Sectra for the supply of a breast imaging PACS (system for handling diagnostic images for mammography).  By providing instant access to images including relevant patient history, Sectra’s solution will allow the hospital to improve the quality...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 17 Sep

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a joint statement recommending a new heart health screening process for young people aged 12 to 25 years and clarifying any misconceptions about sudden heart-related deaths. Healthcare professionals are advised to familiarise themselves with 14 key points on a...Read more

ICU Management


2015 04 Jan

A new study, published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of an electronic alert system in detecting severe sepsis or septic shock in ED patients. The study was carried out at a tertiary academic medical centre in Saudi Arabia. The results showed  high specificity and sensitivity and negative...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 13 Jan

A 40-year experiment targeting cardiovascular factors, conducted in a rural Maine county, demonstrated significant reductions in hospitalisation and death rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association , shows that changes in smoking, cholesterol control and other behaviours lead to an accumulative...Read more

IT Management


2015 14 Jan

A new study by Greek researchers has demonstrated that a virtual reality game frequently used for cognitive training is effective as a screening tool for adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The virtual supermarket (VSM) application was developed as part of a project which uses new technologies to screen, diagnose, treat and support patients...Read more

IT Management


2015 17 Jan

New York’s Jeffrey Modell Foundation has launched new software which can recognise and track signs of primary immunodeficiency, a constellation of approximately 150 disorders which often go undiagnosed with costly consequences. The software is now being pilot-tested by three health systems and one academic medical centre in the Midwestern United States....Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 26 Feb

The amount of clinical proof for the efficacy of Tomosynthesis in screening is significantly larger than the proof available in the early days of the transition from analog mammography to FFDM.  Results from studies in Europe using Tomosynthesis in population based screening and results from screening with Tomosynthesis in the USA are concordant...Read more

Executive Health Management


2015 04 Mar

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of cases, most of which involve men older than age 65, with smoking...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 07 Dec

A new UK study shows that screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer — ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — is effective in preventing subsequent invasive cancer. Results of the study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are published in The Lancet Oncology . Ongoing public debate about the harm caused by mammography screening...Read more