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With controversy lingering around mammography, advances in breast imaging may provide safer and more effective options.
High-grade DCIS Detection Rates Increase with Age
Screening mammography finds more high-grade DCIS among older women.
Mammography Alone Just As Good As Mammography with CAD
Mammography alone is just as good as mammography with CAD, and less expensive, for detecting breast cancer.
Menopause, Not Age, Should Determine Breast Cancer Screening
Biennial screening mammography may detect more advanced cancers among premenopausal women than annual screening would.
New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines: Start at Age 45
Annual screening mammography can wait until age 45 for women at average risk of breast cancer.
MBI with Mammography Costly, but Improves Cancer Detection
Adding molecular breast imaging to mammography does add to screening cost, but it also increases cancer detection.
CaSc Plus CCTA Can Rule Out CAD in Women
CCTA, when combined with calcium scoring, can rule out coronary artery disease in women with atypical chest pain.
High Risk Women Don’t Follow Mammography Recommendations
Despite increase in referrals for mammography screening for high-risk women, actual screening numbers did not increase significantly.
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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