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With controversy lingering around mammography, advances in breast imaging may provide safer and more effective options.
Reliability in Measuring Breast Density
Two automated volumetric methods were superior in measuring breast density.
When Informed of Overdetection, Do Patients Still Want Screening?
The issue of overdetection of cancer from screening must be addressed sooner than later, say experts.
Mammographic Pressure Standardization Would Improve Imaging
Mammography would be more accurate and comfortable for patients with mammographic pressure standardization.
MR Spectroscopy Shows Early Warning Signs for Women with BRCA
Localized correlated spectroscopy may show signs of biochemical abnormalities, possibly signaling breast cancer among women with BRCA gene.
Women’s Awareness of Breast Density Varies
Breast density awareness is more common in women who are educated, had higher household income, and have health insurance.
MRI Screening for Breast Cancer
As part of our MBCC coverage we discuss MRI screening for breast cancer in patients who carry a BRCA mutation or have a first-degree relative who is a BRCA carrier.
No Biopsy Required For MRI-Detected BI-RADS 2 Lesions
Breast lesions detected by MRI and classified as BI-RADS 2 were shown to not be malignant, and therefore do not need biopsy.
Breast Tomosynthesis in Practice
Early breast tomosynthesis adopter Washington Radiology Associates increased cancer detection by one-third, decreased call-backs, and improved provider confidence.
Improving the Imaging Patient’s Experience
With patient satisfaction an increasing concern, radiology vendors and facilities are focused on improving the imaging experience.
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