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Which Modality for Which Breast Density?

2016 12 Jan

A systematic review of available data on dense breasts has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are reclassified as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. The review, conducted by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions, also found that supplemental... Read more

Women’s Imaging

2016 05 Jan

As the debate continues over optimal mammographic screening ages and intervals, technology is moving apace. Tomosynthesis is being rapidly adopted by healthcare providers, who either upgrade existing 2D units or purchase new 3D units. The market is also becoming more consumer-driven due to increased patient awareness of breast density and breast cancer... Read more

New Breast Cancer Detection Modalities: Implementation in a Busy Breast Unit

2016 05 Jan

Whilst mammography remains the most consistent modality for breast cancer detection, it is neither foolproof nor perfect. Additional modalities are required to supplement mammography in order to further increase accurate detection of breast abnormalities. Targeted breast ultrasound and MRI are modalities that are used currently as an adjunct to mammography,... Read more

Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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Hologic Applauds Passage of Federal Measures that Preserve Access to Breast Cancer Screening

2015 22 Dec

Hologic, Inc. has expressed support for new federal measures that preserve access to mammography for breast cancer screening and increase incentives for biomedical research and development.  These measures were recently passed with bipartisan Congressional support and signed into law by the President. Essential components of the Protect Access to... Read more

RSNA15: More Women Screened for Breast Cancer with Medicaid Expansion

2015 30 Nov

Introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the United States has enabled more women to come forward for breast cancer screening, according to a study that will be presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting today. Improved access to breast cancer screening was observed in those states that took the option to expand... Read more

Breast Screening in Germany - Few Well-Informed

2015 13 Nov

Only one in three women participating in Germany’s mammography screening programme (MSP) for the first time is well-informed about it, according to new research from Bielefeld University in North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. In addition, women with a higher level of education are more likely to make an informed decision than women with little education.... Read more

ACS Guideline: Screening Mammography from 45

2015 20 Oct

The American Cancer Society’s updated breast cancer screening guideline recommends that women with an average risk of breast cancer should undergo regular, annual screening mammography beginning at age 45 years, with women having an opportunity to choose to begin annual screening between the ages of 40 and 44 years, according to an article published... Read more

Higher Volume Mammography Centres Better for Screening

2015 19 Oct

New research suggests that women are more likely to benefit from mammography screening if this is done at facilities with higher total interpretive volumes. Researchers point out that these higher volume facilities are significantly more likely to diagnose invasive tumours with good prognoses. Their findings are published in the Journal of Medical... Read more

Hologic Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing the Nasdaq Opening Bell

2015 30 Sep

Chenoweth to Serve as Spokeswoman for National Campaign to Increase Insurance Coverage of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced that award-winning actress and singer  Kristin Chenoweth  will join  Steve MacMillan , the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, to ring the Nasdaq Opening... Read more