Digital Breast Tomosynthesis May Provide Better Visualization Of Architectural Distortion

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Research suggests that “digital breast tomosynthesis” may “provide better visualization of architectural distortion, a subtle mammographic finding, and also identifies some distortions that would not be found at all if screening was performed using digital mammography alone.” The research was published in the American Journal of Roentgenology. 

Image Processing May Have Significant Impact On Detection Of Calcification Clusters In Digital Mammography

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Image processing has a significant impact on the detection of calcification clusters in digital mammography, according to an article published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

ACR Urging CMS To Reimburse Providers For Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

Thursday, July 24, 2014
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is urging the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reimburse providers for digital breast tomosynthesis. Women currently have to pay for tomosynthesis out of pocket, despite growing evidence of the technology's superiority over conventional digital mammography.

Study: Younger Age, Higher Anticipated Pain Significant Predictors Of Greater Breast Biopsy Pain

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The vast majority of women experience only mild discomfort during image-guided breast biopsy, but some, namely younger women and those anticipating stronger pain to begin with, are more likely to experience greater levels of pain during the procedure, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology .

Lawmakers Introduce Federal Breast Density Legislation

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced breast density legislation aimed at improving breast cancer screening for women. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) and Steve Israel (NY) have introduced related legislation in the House.

Under the Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act, providers would be required to include breast density information in mammogram reports, allowing women to discuss with their doctors whether they should pursue additional screening. Though several states have passed similar mandates, no federal requirement currently exists.