DBT finds more cancers, reduces unnecessary recalls

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) found more than twice as many cancers as...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact DBT decreases the need for short-term follow-up USA Today: DBT's value unproven, but marketing vigorous DBT finds more cancers of all types than FFDM Synthesized 2D mammography identifies smaller lesions
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Under the Affordable Care Act, states were given the option to expand Medicaid in 2014. By the end of 2014, 32 states had opted to expand Medicaid and 19 did not. Previous quasi-experimental studies took advantage of this state-specific policy implementation and found increased insurance coverage in expansion compared with nonexpansion states. With longer-term data now available, we studied the effect of Medicaid expansion on changes in insurance coverage and mammography rates in expansion and nonexpansion states.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original scientific article Source Type: research
Dr. Matija Snuderl, neuropathologist and molecular pathologist at  New York University Langone Health, was featured ina recent article appearing inNature (March 26, 2020, Vol 579, p S14-S16). The article, which addresses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnostics, opens with Dr. Snuderl experiencing a moment that many of us neuropathologists have had wherein we hesitate before signing out a case because of a feeling that something might be just a bit different about a particular specimen. That feeling prompts us to do something else (run more ancillary testing, get a consult, sleep on it and ta...
Source: neuropathology blog - Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
The objective of the paper is to study cases of premalignant and malignant tumors, with a view to their imagistic identification confirmed in terms of histopathology, to highlight the accuracy of the imagistic examination as an important factor in the diagnosis and adaptation of an appropriate therapeutic attitude. The study was performed on a batch of 768 patients admitted to the Department of Surgery III, "Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu" Institute of Oncology, Bucharest, Romania. The classical examined hypothesis is local examination, mammography, ultrasound, with its variations, and histopathological (HP) co...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Society categorizes patients based on risk associated with delaying services.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Mammography Source Type: news
BOSTON (CBS) — Julie Tolek remembers the exact minute her life changed forever: June 26, 2019. It was eight in the morning when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I thought I was in a dream. Nightmare, I guess, is a better description,” Tolek recalled. “I couldn’t say the word. It couldn’t be my life.” The diagnosis: stage two grade two invasive ductal carcinoma — an aggressively growing cancer. “I chose to have a double mastectomy even though my cancer was only in one breast. I decided I wanted to do everything in my power to not have to go through this again,&rdqu...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Breast Cancer Coronavirus Juli McDonald Mammograms Source Type: news
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI) has never been revealed by preoperative scans. It is necessary to use digital mammography in predicting LVI in patients with breast cancer preoperatively.
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate the usefulness of bilateral mammography in male patients with unilateral breast symptoms, including investigation of the diagnostic performance of unilateral and bilateral reviews and the average glandular dose (AGD) per exposure.MethodsTwo hundred seventy-one consecutive male patients (mean age, 57  years) with unilateral breast symptoms underwent bilateral mammography. Image interpretation was performed in two ways, first with a unilateral review of the symptomatic breast and then with a bilateral review. A modified BI-RADS scale (from 1 to 5) was used. The diagnostic performance of uni...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Study shows three risk factors for breast cancer can be passed down through genes.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Breast Cancer Cancer and Genetics Dense Breasts Mammography Source Type: news
The Research Letter titled “Evaluation of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Early Detection Via Mammography Screening and Outcomes in African American and White American Patients,” published online February 19, 2020, included an error in the Methods section and another in the Results section. The Methods section notes the dat e of study termination as April 30, 2018. In fact, it was September 14, 2018. The Results section notes a median (range) follow-up time as 50.3 (1-36) months for African American patients; this should have been reported as 50.3 (1-91) months. Both errors have been corrected online.
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSeveral states expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act using Section 1115 waivers to implement healthy behavior incentive (HBI) programs, but the impact of this type of expansion relative to traditional expansion is not well understood.ObjectiveTo examine whether Medicaid expansion with healthy behavior incentive programs and traditional Medicaid expansion were associated with differential changes in coverage, access, and self-rated health outcomes among low-income adults.DesignDifference-in-differences analysis of American Community Survey and Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from ...
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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