Medical News Today: What to know about 3D mammograms

A 3D mammogram provides a detailed image of the breast tissue. These images can help health professionals identify any unusual growths, especially in people with dense breast tissue. Learn more here.
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Amy Palmer, 30, from Devon, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March, five months after the birth of her son, Lenny. She wishes for the mammogram screening age of 50 to be lowered.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Tom Ramsay, an image processing expert and master photographer, has spent decades sharing his expertise with the world, from working on satellite imaging for the U.S. Navy, fingerprint image processing for the Department of Homeland Security, computer-based photo microscopy analysis of tuberculosis (TB) in Africa, and even restoring Thomas Edison's movies for the Library of Congress. So when his cousin lost both of her daughters to breast cancer, Ramsay had a hard time understanding how such a thing was possible, given all the advanced imaging technology that exists. The problem, of course, is that even with th...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news
ConclusionsMRI is the best predictor of tumor size in breast cancer. Histologic type and tumor size are key parameters when estimating tumor size and should be taken into account when planning surgery. Patient age does not interfere with the interpretation of imaging tests.ResumenIntroducciónEl objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar qué prueba de imagen de las empleadas para medir el tamaño del cáncer de mama primario preoperatorio (mamografía, ecografía o resonancia magnética (RM)) se correlacionó mejor con el tamaño del tumor en la pieza quirúrgica posto...
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhile urban –rural differences in breast cancer screening are small, they can translate into tens of thousands of rural women not receiving mammograms. Hence, there is a need to continue screening initiatives in these areas to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths.
Source: Cancer Causes and Control - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Diagnostic and Interventional ImagingAuthor(s): C. Mandoul, C. Verheyden, I. Millet, C. Orliac, E. Pages, I. Thomassin, P. TaourelAbstractDigital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a new imaging technology that addresses the limitation caused by overlapping structures in conventional two-dimensional digital mammography owing to the acquisition of a series of low-dose projection images. This unique technique provides a dual benefit to patients screened for breast cancer. First, DBT increases the cancer detection rate mostly by highlighting architectural distortions and all...
Source: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We examined the relationship between intrauterine dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) exposure (o,p’-DDT, p,p’-DDT, and p,p’-DDE) and mammographic breast density (MBD) in midlife, one of the strongest risk factors for breast cancer. We focused our analyses on o,p’-DDT exposure given our previous report of a positive association between intrauterine o,p’-DDT exposure and daughter’s breast cancer (BC) risk. Here we estimated associations of intrauterine serum DDTs with MBD in 224 daughters of women in the Child Health and Development Studies pregnancy cohort whose mothers did not develop...
Source: Reproductive Toxicology - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
Source: Vascular Health and Risk Management - Category: Cardiology Tags: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
AbstractBreast conserving surgery (BCS) is currently the standard of care for early breast cancer. One of the key determinants for the line of treatment in breast cancer is the size of the tumor in relation to the breast size. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of the ratio of the excised specimen to breast volume on the cosmetic outcome after conventional BCS. This is a retrospective study conducted on female patients with early stage breast cancer who underwent BCT at National Cancer Institute, Cairo University. The study included 41 patients with stage I and II breast cancer. Breast volume was calculated u...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Mammographic breast density is a strong independent risk factor for breast cancer (BC), but the molecular mechanisms behind this risk is yet undetermined and prevention strategies for these women are lacking. The anti-estrogen tamoxifen may reduce the risk of BC but this treatment is associated with severe side effects. Thus, other means for BC prevention, such as diet interventions, need to be developed. Osteopontin (OPN) is a major mediator of inflammation which is key in carcinogenesis. OPN may be cleaved by proteases in the tissue and cleaved OPN may in turn induce an inflammatory cascade in the extracellular microenvi...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
[Quality of mammography and breast cancer screening in ArgentinaQualidade da mamografia e prevenção do câncer de mama na Argentina]. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e63 Authors: Blanco S, Andisco D, Jiménez P, Luciani S Abstract This paper presents results from the mammography quality plan of the National Breast Cancer Program at Argentina's National Cancer Institute, which focused on improving mammography quality in the public health-care sector and on using mammography to implement breast cancer screening. Plan implementation started in 2011, based on the premise that poor...
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
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