Tomosynthesis-Mammography Combo May Reduce Screening Recall Rates

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nov. 24, 2013: Patients undergoing conventional mammography paired with tomosynthesis had significantly lower screening recall rates than those receiving mammography alone, according to a study published in the December issue of 

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Study Suggests Digital Mammography Finds More High-Risk Breast Lesions

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Transitioning from film-screen mammography (FSM) to digital mammography (DM) lead to a threefold increase in the detection rate of high-risk breast lesions, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Amy Robach of ABC Says On-Air Mammogram Found Breast Cancer

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nov. 12, 2013 - New York Times: Amy Robach, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” had avoided her doctor’s recommendation for a mammogram screening for a year, when a producer for the show called at the end of September and asked her to consider undergoing a televised mammogram. On Oct. 1, as all the major television networks promoted the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ms. Robach submitted to the screening live on the show. A television camera discreetly showed the procedure. Normally, these morning-show segments end there. But unbeknown to viewers, the mammogram turned up evidence of cancer. On Monday Ms. Robach announced on “Good Morning America” that she would undergo a double mastectomy later this week.

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