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Mayo Clinic Diagnostic Imaging Update and Self-Assessment 2019

2019 15 Jul

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Dense breasts, breast cancer risk, and screening choices in 2019

2019 05 Jun

Approximately 50% of women in the United States between the ages of 40 to 74 years old have dense breasts (an estimated 27.6 million women). The recent widespread inclusion of breast density information into screening mammography reports in 36 US states and suggestion to consider supplemental imaging has resulted in creating awareness and leading ... Read more

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A primer on next generation sequencing data analytics

2019 22 May

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming more and more standardised in terms of sequencing techniques.   With Precision Medicine coming into the clinical forefront, it is important to know the steps and possibilities associated with Next-Generation Sequencing techniques.   Introduction   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is... Read more

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New AI tool predicts breast cancer risk

2019 07 May

Identifying women at risk for breast cancer is a critical component of effective early disease detection . Available models that use factors such as family history and genetics are inadequate in predicting an individual woman's likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease. Researchers from two major institutions have developed a new... Read more

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Better reports mitigate 'curse of knowledge' for patients & radiologists

2019 07 May

The shift to structured radiology reports has increased report clarity for referring providers and is supported by most radiologists. As the movement for increased transparency in healthcare continues, more and more patients are accessing their imaging reports via patient portals. When radiologists address the clinical question that was posed,... Read more

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Breast cancer screening: performance of supplemental ultrasonography

2019 19 Mar

New research shows that for women at low, intermediate, and high breast cancer ris k , there were significantly higher short-interval follow-up and biopsy recommendation rates with screening mammography plus s ame-day ultrasonography compared with mammography alone. However, no significant increase in cancer detection or decrease in interval... Read more

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Women want mammogram results promptly

2019 20 Feb

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System conducted a survey study to understand preferences of f emale patients regarding what method and how quickly they want to be given screening mammogram results . Researchers found the majority of patients preferred to wait for mammogram results at the time of the appointment (i.e., same... Read more

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#RSNA18: AI may help reduce MRI gadolinium dose

2018 27 Nov

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, researchers using artificial intelligence have developed a deep learning algorithm that may lead to the reduction of the gadolinium dose used in contrast material for MRI exams. “There is concrete evidence that gadolinium deposits in the brain... Read more

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Advanced Breast Cancer Screening Course

2019 18 Nov

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Hologic selected for Dutch Breast Cancer Screening Program

2017 02 Nov

Under the tender, state-of-the-art 3DimensionsTM   mammography systems will be installed starting in 2018   Hologic, Inc. has announced that it will provide all mammography systems for the Dutch Breast Cancer Screening Program in partnership with Tromp Medical, Hologic’s distributor in the Netherlands. Under the tender, Hologic’s new, state-of-the-art... Read more