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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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Study: Unenhanced MR May Have Diagnostic Role

2015 29 Sep

Researchers in Germany say a novel magnetic resonance (MR) breast imaging technique could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on x-ray screening mammography. The technique is non-invasive, does not require a contrast agent and exposes the patient to no ionising radiation. Their work is reported in... Read more

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MRI/NIRST Method Improves Specificity in Breast Cancer Imaging

2015 13 Jul

A new breast exam that uses MRI and Near Infrared Spectral Tomography (NIRST) is feasible and more accurate than MRI alone, according to researchers from Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College (NH, USA). The findings are published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Cancer Research . Breast MRI is the most sensitive imaging technique for... Read more