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Automated Breast Ultrasound With Computer Aided Detection

2017 20 Jun

Dedicated computer aided detection (CAD)-software for automated breast ultrasound has the potential to improve the cancer detection rates of radiologists screening for breast cancer, according to new research published in the European Journal of Radiology.Mammography surveillance programmes have shown to reduce deaths from breast cancer. However, the... Read more

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Study: No Evidence for Age-based Screening Cessation

2017 25 Apr

  Mammography is the standard imaging examination for breast cancer screening. Interestingly, a new study published in JAMA Oncology provides no audit-based evidence on specific age cut-off point for breast cancer screening. The finding supports guidelines for encouraging screening on the basis of individual patient values, comorbidities, and health... Read more

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Breast Cancer Screening: What MDs Recommend

2017 10 Apr

In a U.S.-wide study examining breast cancer screening recommendations physicians give their patients, results show that annual examinations are often recommended by clinicians. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, was conducted amid recent guideline changes.See Also: Study: MRI as Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening ToolGuidelines issued... Read more

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Breast Tomosynthesis Technique Reduces Screening Recall Rate

2017 21 Feb

Researchers have developed a new digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) technique that can reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection. The new method may render full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in breast imaging unnecessary, according to a report published in the journal Radiology.See... Read more

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RSNA16: No Evidence for Age-Based Mammography Cut-Off

2016 28 Nov

According to the results of the largest-ever study on screening mammography outcomes, there is no clear cut-off age when breast cancer screening should be stopped. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Breast cancer screening has been a controversial issue for quite some time with significant... Read more

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Experts Assess ACS Cancer Screening Recommendations

2016 09 Aug

A new article supports the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations have modified the suggested ages for annual and biannual mammography and have also focused on patient preferences in decision making.The three primary recommendations by the ASC included:1. Annual... Read more

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Breast Cancer Screening Accuracy

2016 01 Jul

Does Changing The Order Of Second Mammograms Reduce Detection?A study in the UK, where two film readers independently evaluate each mammogram for signs of cancer, has found that changing the order of examination between two sets of readings did not result in any significant difference in detecting breast cancer.The study, published in The Journal of... Read more

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Fatal Flaw In Breast Cancer Screening

2016 01 Jul

Impact of Dense Breast Tissue On Reliability Of MammogramsThe internet and social media have transformed our‏ lives. They have literally opened up a global connection ‏to those with similar interests and passions. In ‏my focused world of patient advocacy for breast health, ‏I meet innumerable women, fervent in their yearly breast ‏cancer screening,... Read more

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3D Of Dense Breasts To Help Slash Recall Rate, Cost For Cancer Screening

2016 28 Apr

Breast tomosynthesis exams, combined with conventional mammography, can help reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer detection in women with both dense and non-dense breasts, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These key benefits could lower the costs associated with needless follow-up exams,... Read more