Chicago Tribune (12/28, Schencker) reports that a new Illinois law will require doctors to tell patients, after mammograms, if they have dense breast tissue and warn women of the implications.
UCSF Radiology (12/26) reports on a landmark mammography study has found that women who receive annual breast cancer screenings will have a lower mortality rate and will benefit more from therapy upon diagnosis of breast cancer.
Radiology Business (12/20, Walter) reports that a hospital-based breast imaging clinic implemented a real-time location system (RTLS) to track its workflow, learning important information that will lead to better patient care moving forward. The findings were published in the Journal of Digital Imaging.
Radiology Business (12/20, Pearson) reported that women living with chronic health problems tend to put off screening for breast cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Women's Health.
DOTmed Business News (12/18) reports that a retrospective study out of the U.K. has found that digital mammography increased overall cancer detection rate by 14 percent with no change in recall rates.