3D Sensors May Help Detect Breast Cancer, Track Vitals

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Forbes (12/30) contributor Jennifer Hicks writes that Vayyar’s 3D low-power sensors “can see through skin and tissue to detect breast or other cancer masses, peek through walls to detect structural foundations or fractures and track a person’s location and vital signs as they move through a smart home.” The technology “creates a 3D image based on radio frequency (RF) waves which allow Vayyar’s sensors to look into and inside an object and detect an image of what’s inside.” So far, the company has “used their 3D sensor technology in an in-vivo trial in an Israeli hospital in 2015 and is adding another hospital in 2016.” 

Ultrasound Comparable To Mammography In Terms Of Sensitivity For Detecting Breast Cancer, Study Indicates

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Aunt Minnie (12/29, Yee) reports, “Ultrasound is comparable to mammography in terms of sensitivity for detecting breast cancer, and it finds a greater proportion of invasive and node-negative lesions,” the findings of a 2,662-patient study published online Dec. 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggest. According to Aunt Minnie, “the study data came from the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) 6666 trial.”

Breast Screening In Women Older Than 75 Worthwhile, Study Finds

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Aunt Minnie (12/22, Yee) reports that the findings of a study “of breast screening in women older than 75 has found that enough cancers are detected in this population to make screening worthwhile.” The study was recently presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. 

Not All Women Getting Breast Tissue Density Information, Study Suggests

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Aunt Minnie (12/22, Yee) reports research suggests that “not all women are getting the information they need about their breast tissue density and the availability of supplemental screening,” with “Hispanic/Latina women in particular” not “getting the message.” The findings were presented recently at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The study’s presenter theorized that “Hispanic/Latina women are less informed due in part to communication issues.” 

MPPR Rollback and Mammography Protections in Consolidated Appropriations Act: A Victory for Patients and Providers

Friday, December 18, 2015
The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauds Congress for including access to imaging care protections for the most sick and injured of Medicare beneficiaries and women seeking mammograms in the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The legislation was passed by the House and Senate today (Dec. 18). We call on the President to quickly sign the bill into law.