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Breast Cancer: Marker of Deadly Recurrence Identified

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Medical News Today (10/16, Paddock) reports on a recent study that finds levels of a particular protein in breast cancer cells that escape the primary tumor and migrate to the bone could be an indicator of lethal cancer recurrence.

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).

Contrast Ultrasound Helps Characterize Breast Lesions

Monday, October 15, 2018

Aunt Minnie (10/15) ultrasound is the primary supplemental method for characterizing breast lesions found on screening, especially in women with dense tissue, wrote a group of researchers led by Dr. M. Wubulihasimu of the Kashgar First People's Hospital in China.

Is Breast US, Mammography or Both Ideal for Women Under 40 With Focal Breast Symptoms?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Health Imaging (10/12, Moan) reported that breast ultrasound should be used as the primary initial imaging modality when evaluating focal breast symptoms in women 30 to 39 years old, according to research published Oct. 9 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Although mammography can detect symptomatic breast cancer, the researchers found its cancer detection rate (CDR) to be much lower than that of ultrasound.

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