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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.

Amy Robach of ABC Says On-Air Mammogram Found Breast Cancer

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Nov. 12, 2013 - New York Times: Amy Robach, an anchor on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” had avoided her doctor’s recommendation for a mammogram screening for a year, when a producer for the show called at the end of September and asked her to consider undergoing a televised mammogram. On Oct. 1, as all the major television networks promoted the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ms. Robach submitted to the screening live on the show. A television camera discreetly showed the procedure. Normally, these morning-show segments end there. But unbeknown to viewers, the mammogram turned up evidence of cancer. On Monday Ms. Robach announced on “Good Morning America” that she would undergo a double mastectomy later this week.

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.
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