Search Tag: digital mammography

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Architectural distortion on DBT less likely to represent malignancy

2017 01 Nov

Architectural distortion, which refers to distortion of the breast parenchyma with no definite mass visible, can have a malignant or benign cause. A new study compares the risk of malignancy associated with architectural distortion detected on 2D digital mammography (DM) versus digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). The findings show that architectural... Read more

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Focal Breast Pain: Does Breast Density Affect the Need for Ultrasound?

2017 03 Jan

Directed ultrasound, when performed in conjunction with digital mammography for the evaluation of focal breast pain in women with nondense breasts, is of low utility and may contribute to unnecessary intervention because of incidental findings, according to a new study published in Academic Radiology.See Also: Breast Density and Choosing Optimal Breast... Read more

Cardiology Management

Digital Mammography Helps Predict Heart Disease

2016 29 Mar

According to findings that will be published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, mammography could help predict heart disease in women by detecting signs of calcium in the arteries of the breast. This could help ensure early treatment and provide benefits to younger women. Heart Disease is the cause of 22.4 percent of deaths among women in the US and breast... Read more

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Fewer ‘Call Backs’, Improved Breast Cancer Detection With DBT

2016 25 Feb

Penn Medicine study offers insight into long-term performance of 3-D mammography screening  Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that the benefits of initial Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) screening, also known as 3D mammography, can be sustained and even improved over years with consecutive DBT screening. The increased cancer detection... 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: CAD Plus Digital Mammography No Better than Radiologist Alone

2015 01 Oct

Computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening mammography is supposed to help radiologists identify subtle cancers that might otherwise be missed. However, analysis of results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of digital screening mammograms revealed that CAD was not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy. The study is... Read more

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Hologic Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by Ringing the Nasdaq Opening Bell

2015 30 Sep

Chenoweth to Serve as Spokeswoman for National Campaign to Increase Insurance Coverage of Hologic's Genius™ 3D Mammography™ Exam --Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced that award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will join Steve MacMillan, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, to ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on October... Read more

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SIIM 2014: Barco Introduces New Image-Enhancing Diagnostic Display System

2014 16 May

Healthcare imaging specialist Barco announces the launch of its Coronis 5MP LED, a 5MP diagnostic display system for digital breast imaging.The Coronis 5MP LED features a high-bright, low-power LED backlight and proprietary technologies to reduce screen noise, ensure continuous DICOM accuracy, and boost diagnostic luminance. By making subtle details... Read more

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Fujifilm / US National Breast Cancer Foundation Launch “Images Of Health” Campaign

2014 02 May

Millions of women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer; but early detection and treatment are among the most effective ways to overcome cancer and live life to the fullest.  Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. and the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) have announced a collaboration that will extend the work of Fujifilm’s Images of Health... Read more

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Northern Ireland Expands Sectra PACS Contract to Include Digital Breast Imaging

2014 19 Apr

The department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland has expanded its PACS contract with Sectra to include digital breast imaging.  The breast screening centres in the region will benefit immediately from the existing centralised PACS facilitating efficient image handling and information sharing across all of Northern Ireland. As... Read more