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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.

ACR Appropriateness Criteria For Palpable Breast Masses Now Published In JACR

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Palpable breast masses are the most common presenting feature of breast carcinoma, which is the second leading cause of female cancer deaths in the United States. Imaging evaluation of breast masses is necessary in almost every case, as their clinical features are commonly nonspecific. The ACR Appropriateness Criteria for palpable breast masses, which provides thorough recommendations for particular imaging methods and patient situations, was published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Missed Mammograms May Increase Risk Of Later Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 23, 2013: Missed mammograms increase the risk of a later breast cancer diagnosis, according to a study in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Researchers from Marshfield Clinic Weston Center in Weston, Wis., and the University of Queensland in Australia undertook a retrospective study to identify patient characteristics associated with missed mammograms and associations between the missed screenings and later diagnosis of breast cancer.

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