January 2013

January 22, 2013

MRI Superior To Mammo For Detection Of Residual Breast Cancer After Chemo
New research confirms that Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is superior to mammography for the detection of residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

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January 14, 2013

Three-Dimensional Mammography May Increase Detection Of Breast Cancer
Combining 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) with conventional imaging led to a 40% increase in detection of invasive breast cancers and a 15% decrease in false-positive results, according to an article published online in Radiology.

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January 11, 2013

One-View DBT Trumps FFDM For Fatty, Dense Breasts
Among patients with abnormal mammograms, one-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) showed better sensitivity and negative predictive value than full-field digital mammography (FFDM) for those with fatty and dense breasts, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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January 10, 2013

The ACR and SBI Release Statement on Skaane et al – Tomosynthesis Breast Cancer Screening Study
The joint statement, released by the ACR and SBI says, "The publication describes a pre-planned interim analysis of two arms of a four-arm study from Oslo, Norway. While the study results are promising, they do not provide adequate information to define the role of tomosynthesis in clinical practice."

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January 10, 2013

DBT-Mammography Combo May Detect More Invasive Cancers
In one of the first large-scale studies of its kind, Norwegian researchers have found that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) in combination with conventional digital mammography detects 40% more invasive cancers and decreases false-positive rates by 15%.

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 January 8, 2013

Costlier Screenings May Not Result In Better Detection Of Advanced Breast Cancers
Medicare spends more than $1 billion each year for breast cancer screenings such as mammography, according to a new study. However, all that expenditure may not help produce better results for older women, said Dr. Cary Gross, an associate professor of internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.

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