Search Tag: dense breasts

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5th edition BI-RADS guidelines and dense assessment patterns

2017 10 Oct

Researchers from Medical University of South Carolina conducted a study to determine the impact of 5th edition BI-RADS breast density assessment guidelines on density reporting patterns in their institution. While an overall increase in the dense assessments using the 5th edition was observed, individual radiologists showed a variable adaptation to... Read more

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FDA Approves Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam

2017 08 Jun

--Genius exam improves cancer detection and reduces recall rates for women of all ages and breast types, including the nearly 50 percent of women of breast cancer screening age who have dense breasts----Separate, recently published data analysis strongly supports starting breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis beginning at age 40--Hologic, Inc.... Read more

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Breast Density and Choosing Optimal Breast Screening

2016 25 Aug

DenseBreast-info.org was set up in 2015 to provide ‏education to patients and healthcare providers about ‏dense breasts. How aware are women in the USA about ‏breast density? What still needs to be done?   As of 1 August 2016, at least 27 states in America require ‏some form of notification about breast density as part of the ‏mammography results letter... Read more

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How Often Should You Have a Mammogram?

2016 23 Aug

Researchers from the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network collaborated with the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC) to model the benefits and harms of different screening intervals for mammography among subgroups of women on age, breast, cancer risk and breast density. Findings from the collaborative modeling study are published... Read more

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JAMA Conclude that 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ Exams Outperform Conventional Mammography

2016 27 Apr

Reducing Recall Rate for Breast Cancer Screening Stands to Decrease Healthcare Costs and Increase Quality of Care for WomenHologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that study results published today in a research letter in JAMA conclude that breast tomosynthesis (Hologic's Genius™ 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™) exams reduce recall rates, and increase invasive cancer... Read more

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Screening Recommendations

2016 18 Jan

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has published final recommendations on screening for breast cancer following an in-depth review of the science on the benefits and harms of screening mammography, and a detailed review of input received from the public and healthcare professionals on its 2015 draft recommendation. The recommendations,... Read more

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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

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Making Breast Screening Even Safer

2016 11 Jan

Digital mammograms pose only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women, based on a modelling study conducted by an international team of researchers. However, the results show increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure.Screening... Read more

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Study: US Breast Cancer Detection Rate Comparable to Mammography

2015 28 Dec

A new study shows that breast cancer detection rate with ultrasound (US) is comparable with mammography, with a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative cancers among US detections. The findings, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), have led researchers to advise that US should be considered when testing for the... Read more