Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?
Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost? DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT
CONCLUSION: The screening detection rate in age-eligible breast cancer patients was lower than published population-wide screening rates. Geographic mapping of the diagnostic interval and DAU use reveals regional variations in cancer diagnostic care that need to be addressed. PMID: 30303656 [PubMed - in process]
iCADâs digital breast tomosynthesis cancer detection software could make a big splash at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting if recent study results are any indication. The solution will also be displayed at The European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, occurring this weekend. The Nashua, NH-based company said its software, which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, had exceptional study results that demonstrated significant advantages for digital breast tomosynthesis. In the study, 24 radiologists reviewed about 260 3D exams. Of that number, 65 w...
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Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time
(American Association for Cancer Research) An artificial intelligence (AI) approach based on deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) could identify nuanced mammographic imaging features specific for recalled but benign (false-positive) mammograms and distinguish such mammograms from those identified as malignant or negative.
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that automatic deep learning CNN methods can identify nuanced mammographic imaging features to distinguish recalled-benign images from malignant and negative cases, which may lead to a computerized clinical toolkit to help reduce false recalls. Clin Cancer Res; 1-8. ©2018 AACR. PMID: 30309858 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Breast cancer affects 1 in every 8 women during their lives, and is the second most common kind of cancer in women. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are many risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include: Age – the risk rises as you get older. Genes – two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, greatly increase the risk. Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested for the genes. Personal factors – beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55. For the month of October, help save lives in your community by sharing quality h...
Nearly a quarter of U.S. women continue to have out-of-pocket costs for screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Vt. passes expanded breast screening coverage bill More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same ACA ups colon, breast cancer screening in newly insured
Although women may be increasingly choosing mastectomy as a breast cancer treatment,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fewer high-risk women get mammography after USPSTF change Is radiation therapy warranted for DCIS postlumpectomy? Breast cancer follow-up imaging varies widely Biopsy rate is low after breast cancer What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors?
The 26th annual Women's Only 5K Walk&Run brought in more than $91,000 in registration fees Saturday. The money will support the Mammography Scholarship Fund, which pays for an estimated 600 women with screening mammograms they could not otherwise afford, and the Cone Alight Foundation, which gives emotional, educational and financial support for patients. “A lack of money shouldn’t be a rea son for not getting this lifesaving exam,” says Cone Health Women’s Hospital President Debbie…