Search Tag: dense breasts

IMAGING Management

U.S. dense breast notification laws: awareness & early cancer detection after mammo

2019 14 May

Breast density is recognised as a risk factor for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue can decrease mammographic sensitivity, leading to diagnostic delay . This is of particular concern to women in their 40s and 50s , for whom the prevalence of dense breasts ranges from 38% to 57%. Concerns about the low sensitivity of screening mammography... Read more

Executive Health Management

Why embracing Artificial Intelligence is beneficial for all

2019 22 Feb

In many ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) may seem like a new concept in healthcare, mainly due in part to the recent traction the topic has made in the news in the last few years. It has even been falsely sensationalized, to further elevate buzz, as a tool that will one day replace clinicians altogether. The truth, though, is that companies like Hologic,... Read more

IMAGING Management

2018 25 Jul

Head radiologist provides feedback on department’s three-year use of the Hologic Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System In an exclusive interview with HealthManagement.org, Dr. Annie Philippou Papoutsou explains how the implementation of Hologic’s Selenia® Dimensions® 3D Mammography™ System has helped radiologists to detect more cancers,... Read more

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New study confirms higher cancer rate in women with dense breasts

2018 27 Jun

Women with mammographically dense breast tissue have higher recall and biopsy rates, as well as increased odds of screen-detected and interval breast cancer, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers used automated software to help classify mammographic density in 107,949 women ages 50 to 69 from BreastScreen... Read more

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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,... Read more

Health Management

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... 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 Women Hologic, Inc. 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 detection... Read more