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With controversy lingering around mammography, advances in breast imaging may provide safer and more effective options.
Low Breast Density, Poor Breast Cancer Prognosis
Patients with breast cancer and very low mammographic breast density have a poorer prognosis.
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.
MRI Guides Treatment For Indeterminate Pelvic Mass in Women
Magnetic resonance imaging following CT or US detection of indeterminate pelvic mass helps women avoid unnecessary surgeries.
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.
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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