Search Tag: breast cancer

IMAGING Management

#RSNA14: Risk-Based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their 40s

2014 02 Dec

A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography showed that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). "Screening recommendations for this age group continue to be... Read more

IMAGING Management

Norway Cancer Registry Expands Use of Volpara Solutions' Tools

2014 21 Nov

Incorporating Volumetric Breast Density and Imaging Performance Analytics in Quality Assurance Studies Volpara Solutions is proud to announce that the Cancer Registry of Norway will expand the study of Volpara’s innovative suite of quantitative breast imaging software tools to now include seven of the 16 screening sites in the Norwegian Breast Cancer... Read more

IMAGING Management

Combining Tomosynthesis and Mammography is Cost-Effective

2014 28 Oct

A new study has found that adding tomosynthesis to biennial digital mammography screening for women with dense breasts may improve breast cancer detection at a reasonable cost relative to biennial mammography screening alone. The incremental cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained by adding tomosynthesis to mammography screening was $53,893,... Read more

IMAGING Management

Photoacoustics Used to Detect Breast Cancer

2014 21 Oct

Spanish scientists have developed a new type of laser technology based on photoacoustics that can be used for detecting breast cancer. The new technique is safe as no ionising radiation is used, and could become an alternative to commonly used diagnostic methods such as mammography and ultrasound, according to researchers from the Universidad Carlos... Read more

IT Management

'Virtual Breast' Could Improve Cancer Detection

2014 04 Oct

Researchers from Michigan Technological University (MI, USA) have developed a virtual breast — a 3D, computer-generated “phantom” — that would help medical professionals practice in the safety of the laboratory, according to a news release from the university. Clinicians can practice looking for cancer by applying virtual ultrasound elastography to... Read more

IMAGING Management

Digital Mammographic Density and Breast Cancer Risk

2014 02 Oct

Researchers: fully-automated volumetric methods are valid alternatives to measure mammographic breast density and predict breast cancer risk The accurate measurement of mammographic density offers the potential to improve breast cancer risk prediction and to tailor screening protocols according to risk, according to a study published in Breast Cancer... Read more

IMAGING Management

Volpara Solutions Wins Technology Innovation Award

2014 19 Sep

Frost & Sullivan have recently recognised Volpara Solutions with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. This award is presented each year to a company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that can have an impact on the functionality and customer value of the new products... Read more

Health Management

EUSOBI Increasing Participation From Europe And Beyond

2014 31 Aug

Prof. Francesco Sardanelli University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy President, European Society of Breast Imaging Director, European Network for the Assessment of Imaging in Medicine Prof. Sardanelli,... Read more

IMAGING Management

3-Minute Breast MRI 'Better than Mammography'

2014 25 Aug

An accelerated MRI protocol for breast cancer screening takes only three minutes, but data show it is comparable  to a regular MRI which can last as long as 21 minutes, and is more accurate than digital mammography. A proof-of-concept study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology , said the accelerated MRI worked as well as regular MRI for... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Cardio-Oncology Programme Launched

2014 17 Aug

A new Cardio-Oncology Programme to protect hearts and keep them beating strong during breast cancer treatments has been developed by Orlando Health Heart Institute and UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. The programme comprises a multidisciplinary team including cardiologists, oncologists, nurse practitioners and other clinicians. When patients... Read more