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Do Breast Density Laws Affect Racial Disparities in Supplementary Screenings?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Health Imaging (10/18) reports that a new study has found that rates of supplemental screening among black women with dense breasts increased after the passage of statewide mandatory breast density notification laws, according to research published Oct. 18 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

DBT Spots 34% More Breast Cancers Than Mammography

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Aunt Minnie (10/17, Moan) One-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography—with a majority of the detected tumors proving to be invasive cancers, according to a large clinical study in Sweden.

AI Used in Clinical Practice to Measure Breast Density

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Radiology Business Journal (10/16) reports that an AI algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.

More Than 20 Percent of Insured Mammo Screenings Require Some Out of Pocket Payment

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

DOTmed Business News (10/16, Mitchell) Although cost-sharing for in-network mammograms was all but eliminated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that some cohorts of women who received the test in 2015 are still paying some of the costs out-of-pocket.

New AI Approach Identifies Recalled but Benign Mammograms

Monday, October 15, 2018

DOTmed Business News (10/15) reports that differentiating recalled but benign mammograms from malignant and negative ones may be less time-consuming for radiologists with a new approach that utilizes deep learning convolutional neural networking (CNN).

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