Search Tag: breast cancer screening

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 Tool Guidelines... Read more

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.... Read more

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

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

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... Read more

Fatal Flaw In Breast Cancer Screening

2016 01 Jul

Impact of Dense Breast Tissue On Reliability Of Mammograms The 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... Read more

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... Read more

Has Affidea Polska Found the Recipe for life?

2016 03 Mar

Each year, more than 17,000 new breast cancer cases are reported in Poland, leading to over 5,600 deaths, many of which are primarily due to late detection. But what does all this have to do with baking bread? Well, Affidea Polska, in partnership with the Polish Amazons, the Social Movement and the Polish Oncological Nurses Association, had just... Read more

JAMA Oncology Supports Effectiveness of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exams

2016 19 Feb

Hologic Inc. has announced that a new longitudinal study  published online in advance of print in  JAMA Oncology  reports that women screened for breast cancer over multiple years using Hologic's Genius 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exams benefited from a significant drop in costly and stressful recalls. 1 The findings published in  JAMA Oncology  provide longitudinal... Read more

International Breast Ultrasound Course 2016

2016 09 Jun

The International Breast Ultrasound School (IBUS) was formed in 1991, and is incorporated in Switzerland as a non-profit organization. The secretariat is currently based in Italy. Since its formation, IBUS has established itself as the leading international provider with teaching programs covering all aspects of multimodality breast imaging and image-guided... Read more