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RSNA 2013: KLAS Brief: Breast Imaging is Changing

2013 03 Dec

With increasing emphasis at RSNA around women's imaging, KLAS investigates how that imaging landscape is changing As breast-density regulations become ever more prevalent, healthcare providers are increasingly turning to ultrasound and tomosynthesis technology. The latest KLAS brief entitled 3 Things You Need to Know About Breast Imaging, finds... Read more

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RSNA 2013: Hologic to Showcase its 3D Imaging Portfolio

2013 22 Nov

3D Mammography, Hologic's game-changing breast cancer screening technology, is a major focus at the largest radiology gathering in the world Hologic, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women,... Read more

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Age Matters in Short-Term Quality of Life Post Breast Biopsy

2013 19 Nov

New research entitled “Percutaneous Breast Biopsy: Effect on Short-term Quality of Life.” And published online in the journal ‘Radiology’ states that breast biopsies can have an adverse affect on quality of life in the short term, with younger patients being more impacted. Annually, over half a million US women undergo breast biopsy. When a... Read more

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Breast Cancer Biopsies Made Easier By Combining Imaging Techniques

2013 07 Nov

Fraunhofer scientists working on the MARIUS project are in the process of developing a new tissue sample extraction method that is both easier on the patient and more cost-effective, and they are scheduled to present their innovative technology which combines MR and ultrasound imaging at MEDICA 2013 in Düsseldorf. Whether a breast tumor is... Read more

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GE Healthcare’s somo•vTM Automated Breast Ultrasound Receives Best in KLAS Award

2013 31 Oct

GE Healthcare has issued a statement to announced that the somo•vTM INSIGHT System has been named category leader and awarded the first place in Women’s Imaging (Specialty) in the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure Report. This report publishes healthcare providers’ ranking of imaging, infrastructure vendors and pharmacy... Read more

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Breast Cancer Subtypes Now Identifiable via New Imaging Technique

2013 18 Oct

Findings of a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reveal that metabolic activity in cancer cells can now be measured via a new optical imaging technique, enabling accurate differentiation of breast cancer subtypes. Early detection of treatment responses is possible as soon as two days following... Read more

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Some Women with Abnormal Breast Lesions May Avoid Surgery

2013 30 Jul

Women with a type of breast tissue abnormality associated with a higher risk of cancer may not always need surgery, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said that periodic imaging and clinical exam are effective in these patients when radiology and pathology findings are benign and in agreement. Atypical... Read more

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30 Percent Reduction in Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate with Tomosynthesis: New Study

2013 30 Jul

Digital tomosynthesis is effective in reducing the recall rate in breast cancer screening, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.  Tomosynthesis is similar to mammography in that it relies on ionising radiation to generate images of the breast. However, unlike conventional mammography, tomosynthesis allows for three-dimensional... Read more

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Alternative Target for Breast Cancer Drugs

2013 23 Jul

Scientists have identified higher levels of a receptor protein found on the surface of human breast tumour cells that may serve as a new drug target for the treatment of breast cancer. The results, which are published in EMBO Molecular Medicine, show that elevated levels of the protein Ret, which is short for “Rearranged during transfection”, are associated... Read more

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Breast Imaging in High Risk Populations

2012 04 Oct

Recent evidence suggests that contrast-enhanced breast MRI is becoming an established technique that offers good quality in safety, performance and patient outcomes. In this article, Prof. Francesco Sardanelli, a frequently invited speaker and educator on this topic at international meetings, writes about the growing effectiveness of breast MRI, the... Read more