Search Tag: breast cancer screening

FDA Approves Delphinus 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound System

2021 16 Oct

The U.S. FDA recently granted PMA approval to Delphinus Medical Technologies’ SoftVue™ 3D Whole Breast Ultrasound Tomography System. This system is intended to supplement digital mammography for cancer screening women with dense breasts. About 40% of U.S. women have dense breast tissue, a risk factor for breast cancer. This risk is three-to-six times... Read more

Break Through Your Workflow Barriers With 3DQuorum™.  Our Highest Resolution 3D™ Imaging, Faster

2020 30 Oct

At Hologic , we understand the importance of reducing imaging interpretation time, especially during a time when you might be facing with a backlog in breast cancer screening appointments. We are therefore very pleased to introduce 3DQuorum breast imaging technology. Designed to expedite Hologic Clarity™ HD high-resolution 3D... Read more

October 2020: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2020 30 Sep

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer. The goal is to show every woman that her life is important and to ensure that every woman has access to education, screening, treatment, support and hope. According to the American Cancer Society , there are more than 270,000 new cases... Read more

Machine Learning Improves Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

2019 18 Dec

Researchers in New Zealand are combining machine learning (ML) and standard imaging to improve both diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.   You might also like: RSNA 2019: Biennial Mammography Screening Yields More Advanced-Stage Cancers   The Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Science and technology, Health and medicine Researchers... Read more

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

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

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

Study compares DBT with DM for breast cancer screening

2019 13 Mar

Breast cancer screening remains controversial, despite strong evidence of its benefits, including a recent study showing a 47% reduction in risk of death among Swedish women who participated in screening compared with those who did not. In addition, U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) data demonstrate that breast cancer mortality has fallen 43% since... Read more

#RSNA18: Overweight women need frequent mammograms

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers found that overweight women are at increased risk of missing to discover a breast tumor until it has grown too large. The results show that women with a higher measure of body fat based on height and weight (BMI) might need to... Read more