Use mammography to leverage CT lung cancer screening

Breast cancer screening offers radiology practices the opportunity to encourage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mammography can lead to other preventive services Mammography compliance leads to other screening tests More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography?
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1. The breast is the most heavily guarded and protected part of a woman ’s body. This means there is good reason to worry less. Did you know that a mammogram is one of only two imaging tests (the other being a low-dose lung cancer screening for former or current heavy smokers) paid for by insurance companies in the U.S. for asymptomatic patients without any risk facto rs? It is the only part of a woman’s body which gets scrutinized every year. Finding breast cancer early (stage 1: less than…
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Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Diego López, Efrén J. Flores, Randy C. Miles, Gary Wang, McKinley Glover, Jo-Anne Shepard, Constance D. Lehman, Anand K. NarayanAbstractPurposeMillions of women undergo mammography screening each year, presenting an opportunity for radiologists to identify women eligible for lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT (LCS) and smoking cessation counseling. The purpose of our study was to estimate the proportion of women eligible for LCS and tobacco cessation counseling among women reporting mammograp...
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(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. These are the first changes to the regulation of mammography screening in more than 20 years, aimed at improving quality and modernizing breast cancer screening, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said. The key changes include providing patients with information about breast density, in the form of a letter, with screening results. Mammograms of dense breasts are known to be more difficult to read and interpret. “The dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer and lower the sensitivity of the image,&r...
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Rayfield Byrd knows when it’s time to wake up every morning. The 68-year-old Oakland, Cal., resident hears a voice from the living room offering a cheery good morning. Except Byrd lives alone. A little after 8 a.m. each day, a small yellow robot named Mabu asks Byrd how he’s doing. Byrd has Type 2 diabetes and congestive heart failure, and about three years ago, he had surgery to implant a microvalve in his heart to keep his blood flowing properly. To stay healthy, he takes four medications a day and needs to exercise regularly. To make sure his heart is still pumping effectively, his doctor needs to stay on to...
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Korean JLK Inspection said yesterday that it launched its AIHub artificial intelligence-powered medical image diagnostics platform. The newly launched AIHub system is designed to analyze images from a number of different imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, X-ray and mammography, the Seoul-based company said. JLK Inspection claims the system can detect and monitor for more than 30 medical conditions in 14 regions of the body. The company added that the system is focused on brain diseases and conditions including ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysm and Alzheimer&rsqu...
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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has released breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canadian task force shifts gears on AAA screening Canadian guidelines support CT lung cancer screening Response: Canadian breast cancer guidelines rely on faulty data Canadian task force advises less frequent breast screening
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Radiation oncologist Dr. Andrea McKee believes deaths from lung cancer — including those related to asbestos exposure — could be reduced significantly by increased utilization of early CT screening. McKee, chair of radiation oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Maine, has been a strong proponent of early screening for several years. “We could be saving tens of thousands of lives every year with this,” McKee told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “There is nothing else like it. The life-saving potential is the most important thing that has happened to cancer in my...
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Abstract Only a small proportion of German health expenditure is spent on prevention and early detection (screening). The rationale for screening is to identify persons with disease precursors or at the early stage of diseases when they are still asymptomatic, in order to decrease disease-specific morbidity and mortality. In Germany, the economic evidence is one of the evaluation criteria for screening measures, which, among other things, takes into account the additional cost per additional case detected or per case-related event avoided, as well as a cost-benefit balance.For this purpose, cost-effectiv...
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As a pharmacist, Kathy James considers herself well educated about the importance of getting regular cancer screenings. Even though the 55-year-old had no history of cancer in her family, she never skipped her regular mammograms, and she gave herself regular breast exams. So she was dumbfounded when, during one of those self-exams in May 2017, she felt a marble-size lump in her left breast. A visit to the doctor confirmed it. “The radiologist came in with his hands in his pockets and looked down and said, ‘It doesn’t look good,'” James says. After a biopsy, James and her husband learned she had meta...
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