Tag: "mammography" at medical news
March/April 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...screening tests and had 26 percent greater odds of mammography
screening compared to patients at control clinics. Although still apparent, intervention effects on screening at 24 months had clearly diminished relative to effects observed at 12 months. Long-term Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial to Inc...
Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
...ups. Early identification can lead to receiving a mammography
at an early stage or even genetic testing, and avoid discovering breast cancer at already advanced stages. The American Cancer Society suggests breast cancer screenings for women at age 30 who are at increased risk for the disease. The lack of docum...
Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer
...e journal Radiology shows that a positron emission mammography
(PEM) device designed and built by the Department ...st cancer tumors as dense lumps in the breast. But mammography
often fails in women who have dense breast tissue due, for instance, to genetics or scarring. Accord...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...5 patients who had "highly suspicious" findings on mammography
or sonography and were believed to be candidates f... in the opposite breast) that were not detected on mammography
or sonography. Because of the additional information provided by MRI, and subseqently confirmed by p...
MRI better than current standard in assessing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer
...imating the amount of disease in 26% of the cases; mammography
was right in 26% of the cases, underestimating the amount of disease in 52% and overestimating in 23% of the cases. In addition to being more accurate, MRI detected two additional lesions that were not seen on the other imaging methods, and these fi...
Increasing physician volume requirement could improve mammogram accuracy, study concludes
...ly might improve the overall accuracy of screening mammography
in the United States, according to a new study in ... California, San Francisco, and colleagues modeled mammography
sensitivity (rate of true-positive results) and specificity (rate of false-positive results) using d...
Fewer false alarms when mammographers have greater experience screening healthy breasts
Physicians who specialize in screening mammography
and who have at least 25 years of experience are m...Act might improve the overall quality of screening mammography
in the US," said principal investigator Rebecca Smith Bindman, MD, UCSF associate professor of radio...
LA BioMed medical/research briefs March 2005
...breasts and in whom both clinical examinations and mammography
reported normal results. "We believe our results show that the routine clinical use of high-resolution, dedicated breast cameras can be a powerful diagnostic tool for early breast cancer identification," Dr. Khalkhali said. The breast imaging camera ...
Insurance incentives might help smokers quit, study says
... Curry says history may suggest otherwise, in that mammography
screening rates, for example, continue to lag even after most insurance began to cover the procedure, Curry says. "I would focus future research on ways of increasing use of treatment, given full coverage," Curry says....
How often should women get mammograms?
... "We're not advocating any particular interval for mammography
screening," says Sandra Lee, ScD, a biostatisticia...e use of data from several past clinical trials of mammography
screening and from cancer databases, in a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Associa...
Study examines effect of managed care on quality of care for cancer patients
... in that county, including receipt of surveillance mammography
after cancer diagnosis, receipt of radiation after breast-conserving surgery, receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy for stage III colorectal cancer, or surveillance colonoscopy after treatment for colorectal cancer. However, market share increases were as...
New breast cancer test could save lives
... can reach a far wider section of women than X-ray mammography
can. Women below 50 in particular will benefit from this new test, which is much more reliable than X-rays at detecting cancer in this age group. The test is also a much more comfortable procedure than X-rays since it does not involve compressing th...
Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
Adding clinical breast examination to a mammography
screening program provides only a modest benefit i...roup Health Cooperative in Seattle, WA, found that mammography
plus clinical breast examination detected 470 (82%) of the cancers; mammography
detected 445 (78%) o...
Study reports women don't experience undue pain, anxiety during mammography screening
...logy , which finds that women undergoing screening mammography
report minimal levels of distress. "I think it's a...listening to a relaxation tape prior to and during mammography
would decrease women's feelings of pain and anxiety and thereby improve their compliance in undergoi...
Mayo Clinic researchers report success in new molecular breast imaging technique
...key feature that distinguishes this technique from mammography
is that it relies on differences in the metabolic ...r of tumors vs. normal breast tissue. In contrast, mammography
relies on differences in the anatomic appearance of tumors vs. normal tissue, differences that can o...
Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment
...460 of them had their cancer detected on screening mammography
and 532 on physical examination, said the lead aut...nto the lymph nodes, he said. Cancers detected by mammography
were half as large as those detected by physical exam. In addition, only 16% of those patients whos...
Study examines impact of two-year screening interval for breast cancer
...or women in their 40s, women who are screened with mammography
every 2 years may not have an increased risk of la...nterval between screenings for breast cancer using mammography
has not been determined. In the United States, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends sc...
USC researchers highlight disparities in cancer rates among racial and ethnic groups in California
...ong all groups, indicating far-reaching effects of mammography
screening. Cervical cancer rates declined among all racial and ethnic groups, presumably due to screening, but the decline was small in Koreans and Filipinas, possibly due to limited access to screening. Declining cervical cancer mortality...
Jefferson scientists find way to see breast cancer activity from outside the body
...cording to Dr. Wickstrom, clinical examination and mammography
miss almost half of the breast cancers in women under 40, approximately one quarter of cancers in women ages 40 to 49 and one-fifth of cancers in women over age 50. He notes that when suspect lumps are discovered, biopsies are necessary to tell if ...
Breast MRI moderately useful for detecting breast cancer, but does not eliminate need for biopsy
...to background information in the article. However, mammography
has limitations in both sensitivity and specificit...ine the accuracy of breast MRI in conjunction with mammography
for the detection of breast cancer in patients with suspicious mammographic or clinical findings. T...
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