Tag: "mammography" at medical news
BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound useful for differentiating benign from malignant solid masses
...ape" in 84%. A BI-RADS lexicon has been in use for mammography
for a number of years and, according to the authors, has greatly improved the organization of mammography
reports. The BI-RADS lexicon for ultrasound was published more recently, and radiologists are only n...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
...breast cancer. Both trends suggest that widespread mammography
screening, along with improvements in imaging technology and increased biopsy rates, among other factors, are catching breast cancer earlier, before it starts to spread and becomes more life-threatening, according to a new study by Christopher Li, M....
Access to mammography may worsen
OAK BROOK, Ill. Community-based mammography
facilities do not have enough radiologists and cer...ntralized, perhaps making screening and diagnostic mammography
impossible for some women," said the study's lead author, Carl D'Orsi, M.D., professor of radiology ...
Misunderstanding real cost a barrier to mammography
...ten cite cost as one reason they don't get regular mammography
check-ups, but a new study finds they often misund...inancial burden. The study authors concluded that mammography
screening campaigns may want to include information about insurance and health plan benefits to help...
Poor understanding of coverage deters breast cancer screening
...nd cancer death among women in the U.S., screening mammography
remains underutilized, particularly by women from ... of baseline data from a study designed to improve mammography
screening, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Sc.D. of Ohio State University in Columbus, and her research colle...
Breast CT reaches clinical testing: May improve on mammography
...ogy that may be able to detect tumors earlier than mammography
-- without the need for uncomfortable breast compr...C Davis and the machine's developer. "In contrast, mammography
detects tumors that are about the size of a garbanzo bean. Tumor size at detection is one of the mos...
Spinoff company receives $2.5 million NIH grant to build prototype scanner
...ne and two millimeters in diameter, while standard mammography
had trouble accurately detecting tumors ten times ...linical trials over the next 18 to 20 months for a mammography
indication," said Mark Scheuerman, chief operating officer at Excell Partners. "If all goes well wit...
Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women
...n have denser breasts, which affect the ability of mammography
to detect disease. Martin Leach (The Institute of...looked at whether MRI would be more effective than mammography
in detecting breast tumours in high-risk women. Between August 1997 and May 2004, the investigators ...
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
The use of digital mammography
instead of conventional screen film mammography
can lead to significant decreases in the number of patients called back to the hospital for further ...
A warning for women on HRT don't skip your next mammogram
...ld receive information about the effects of HRT on mammography
before they make decisions about whether or not to start on HRT." Chief Executive Officer of BreastScreen Victoria, Ms Onella Stagoll, called on all women over 50, and particularly those on HRT, to make regular two-yearly screening a priority. "A Br...
May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...n Latinas had the highest rates of never receiving mammography
(21 percent), clinical breast examinations (24 per...r, foreign-born Latinas were more likely to report mammography
use in the previous two years and a Pap smear in the previous three years than non-Latina whites. Th...
A new insight into breast cancer: Breast density is directly related to breast cancer
...t diagnosis were studied by two independent expert mammography
radiologists. The radiologists then coded the DCIS tumour according to whether or not it was found in an area of mammographically dense tissue. Of the 22 DCIS tumours about which both the radiologists were in agreement, 21 tumours were classified as...
Digital mammography does not improve breast cancer detection rates, study finds
provides no clear-cut improvements over traditiona...r for follow-up exams to determine whether digital mammography
detects breast cancer more accurately than X-rays. At best, the new technology is expected to offer...
4D proton therapy, radiation-resistant tumors, interpreting medical images
...sistant cancer regions, first clinical trials of a mammography
alternative, and image-guided radiation therapy (I... imaging, a potential improvement over traditional mammography
that aims to catch breast cancer earlier while eliminating patient discomfort. Traditional mammogra...
Medical malpractice concerns lead to more breast biopsies
...ver the impact that medical malpractice has had on mammography
practice. More than half (58.5 percent) indicated ...sed their number of recommendations for diagnostic mammography
or ultrasound. The recommendation rates for additional testing after a screening mammogram are much...
New proton therapy, breast CT clinical trials, radiation-resistant tumors
... and promising first images from an alternative to mammography
are among the topics to be presented at a press lu...tentially significant improvement over traditional mammography
that aims to catch breast cancer earlier while eliminating patient discomfort. Traditional mammogram...
Study questions mortality benefit of breast cancer screening in community settings
...s for women, leading to the widespread adoption of mammography
and clinical breast examination screenings. Howev...troversy has arisen concerning the true benefit of mammography
in real-world situations. To address this question, Joann G. Elmore, M.D., M.P.H., of the Universi...
Breast biopsy rates remain steady despite introduction of new technology
...se of mammography. However, some women screened by mammography
may have a false positive result, requiring furthe...roup despite the introduction of regular screening mammography
guidelines in this group in 1997." The researchers found that the ratio between results that indicat...
Breast cancer screening trial shows digital mammogram benefits
...k breast cancer screening trial shows that digital mammography
detected more cancers up to 28 percent more than screen film mammography
in women 50 and younger, premenopausal and perimenopausal women, and women with dense breasts. Howev...
Digital mammography trial results announced
...s from a large, clinical trial of digital vs. film mammography
show no difference in detecting breast cancer for ...nd will be reported at a later date. "This digital mammography
study demonstrates how new technologies are expanding our ability to detect breast cancer earlier in...
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