Regular Mammography Screening In Women 75 Years And Older May Be Beneficial

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Mammography-detected breast cancer is associated with a shift toward earlier stage diagnosis in women 75 years and older, subsequently reducing the rate of more advanced, difficult-to-treat cases, according to a new study published online in Radiology.

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 .