Mammography Texture Analysis Algorithm May Lead To More Individualized Screening

Monday, March 24, 2014
False-positive results are an unfortunate aspect of mammography. But an algorithm that analyzes the texture of breast tissue on mammograms may be able to predict which patients are more likely to have negative biopsy results, paving the way for more individualized screening, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.

Soothing Stimuli May Alleviate Pain, Anxiety Caused By Mammograms

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
At least a quarter of women eligible for screening mammography avoid it because of fear of pain and anxiety, but this can be alleviated by adding soothing stimuli such as landscape scenes and aromatherapy to screening rooms, according to research presented at the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) meeting in Las Vegas.

Study: Malignancy Rate Is Comparable For Lesions Detected At Mammography And Those Found On MRI That Are Probably Benign

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The malignancy rate is comparable for lesions detected at mammography and those found on MRI that are probably benign, which means that short-term follow-up is acceptable for women with no history of breast cancer, according to a new study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.