Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed Mammograms
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- Giving low-income women mammograms when they're hospitalized can boost their breast cancer screening rates, according to a new study. Getting cancer screening tests can be challenging for low-income women due to factors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mammograms for inpatients could boost screening rates
Offering mammograms to low-income patients during an inpatient hospital stay...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How many cancers were missed during the COVID-19 pandemic? Asians, Hispanics miss out on imaging during pandemic Patients in Canada missing recommended cancer screenings Family breast cancer history tied to mammo usage Cancer delays: Counting COVID-19's hidden costs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed Mammograms
Title: Program Helps Low-Income Women Get Needed MammogramsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/15/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inpatient mammograms can reduce disparities in breast cancer screening rates
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Inpatient mammograms are a feasible approach to deliver preventive care to hospitalized women who may face significant barriers to completing the test in the outpatient setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Solis buys Progressive Radiology
Women's imaging center operator Solis Mammography has acquired Progressive...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: iCAD to provide software to Solis eRAD signs Solis Mammography Solis, Hologic roll out 3D mammo technology Solis inks partnership with Texas hospital Solis taps new VP, national medical director (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Advanced screening technology aids radiologists in detecting breast cancer
Many women complete their annual mammogram around this time of year since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. For some of those women, including those visiting TriHealth, their scans will take place using advanced technology. “The detection of cancer has greatly improved in the last 10 years, first with the introduction of 3D mammography, which improved the sensitivity for detection of cancer, and now with the introduction of artificial intelligence, or AI, technology,” said Dr. Anthony… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news

Diagnostics growth drives Hologic's Q1 results higher
Strong growth in its molecular diagnostics business -- with revenues almost...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic buys Biotheranostics molecular testing firm Hologic acquires Somatex for $64M Hologic adds 3D breast ultrasound to SuperSonic Mach 40 Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software Hologic gets CE Mark for breast specimen x-ray system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

6 factors that influence who gets routine mammography
Researchers identified six psychological and socioeconomic factors that influence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Family breast cancer history tied to mammo usage Women in suburbs more likely to get screening mammo Food, housing insecurity tied to breast biopsy delay Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up Can mammography explain breast cancer death disparities? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hologic buys Biotheranostics molecular testing firm
Hologic continues to start 2021 with a bang. The company announced on January...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic acquires Somatex for $64M Hologic adds 3D breast ultrasound to SuperSonic Mach 40 Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software Hologic gets CE Mark for breast specimen x-ray system Hologic debuts upgrades to Unifi platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hologic acquires Somatex for $64M
Hologic has acquired Somatex Medical Technologies, a firm specializing in biopsy...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic adds 3D breast ultrasound to SuperSonic Mach 40 Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software Hologic gets CE Mark for breast specimen x-ray system Hologic inks deal with Somatex Somatex to unveil new offerings (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Drop In Mammograms During Coronavirus Could Have Serious Implications In Years To Come
As clinics put a pause on elective and preventative procedures during the pandemic, a serious backlog has built up of people who are due to have mammograms, smear tests and other cancer screenings. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

New Mammogram-Based Measures Improve Breast Cancer Prediction
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 -- New mammogram-based risk measures based on brightness (Cirrocumulus) and texture (Cirrus) improve breast cancer risk prediction beyond an established measure of mammographic density (Cumulus), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19 relief bill delays USPSTF mammo recommendation
A bill passed by the U.S. Congress to provide COVID-19 relief also includes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF proposes lowering colon screening age to 45 USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening House subcommittee delays USPSTF mammo recommendation ACR: New USPSTF lung cancer guidelines will save lives Do women over 75 need screening mammography? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Has COVID-19 scared patients away from emergency visits?
Have patients with emergent conditions avoided the hospital because of the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening rates plunge during COVID-19 pandemic Interventional radiology to grow after COVID-19 subsides FDA relaxes MQSA rules during COVID-19 emergency U.S. hospitals continue to struggle under COVID-19 Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New mammogram measures of breast cancer risk could revolutionise screening
(University of Melbourne) World-first techniques for predicting breast cancer risk from mammograms that were developed in Melbourne could revolutionise breast screening by allowing it to be tailored to women at minimal extra cost. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA: Request for Nominations of Voting Members on a Public Advisory Committee; National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting nominations for voting members to serve on the National Mammography Quality Assurance Advisory Committee. The Committee advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs on a range of issues related to mammography including determining whether there exists a shortage of mammography facilities in rural and health professional shortage areas and determining the effects of personnel on access to the services of such facilities in such areas. Nominations received by February 19, 2021, will be given first consideration. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Hologic adds 3D breast ultrasound to SuperSonic Mach 40
Hologic has added 3D ultrasound imaging to its SuperSonic Mach 40 system, an...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software Hologic gets CE Mark for breast specimen x-ray system Hologic debuts upgrades to Unifi platform Hologic Q4 sales boom on diagnostics revenues ASRT, Hologic partner on radiographer scholarships (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Author Interview: Conflicts of interest in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews: associations with recommendations
In this short interview, PhD student Camilla Hansen Nejstgaard,   from Cochrane Denmark and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) at the University of Southern Denmark, tells us about how conflicts of interest may impact on recommendations of drugs and medical devices. She is the lead author of arecently published Cochrane Methodology Review on this topic.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the impact of conflicts of interests in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews?The findings from our review indicate that financial conflicts of interest a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Can mammogram screening be more effective?
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT economists have identified an important challenge in designing age-related guidelines for when to start breast cancer screenings: Women who start getting mammograms at age 40 may be healthier than the population of 40-year-old women as a whole, with a lower incidence of breast cancer at that age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

GE Healthcare to help launch first U.S. rapid diagnostic breast cancer center model
The goal of the model is to reduce the time between when a patient receives an abnormal screening mammogram and a confirmed cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare to help launch first U.S. rapid diagnostic breast cancer center model
The goal of the model is to reduce the time between when a patient receives an abnormal screening mammogram and a confirmed cancer diagnosis and treatment plan. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

What to Know About 3D Mammograms
Since your last mammogram, your doctor might have replaced conventional 2D images with 3D technology called breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammogram. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Breast Surgery?
Discussion Common reasons for seeing a breast surgeon would include management of benign or malignant masses with or without breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, and other reasons can be infection or trauma that need surgical treatment. The breast is formed starting around the 6th week of gestation by breast buds along the mammary line. Breasts then develop from the downgrowth of epithelia into the mesenchymal tissue, which continues to grow. Around 8-9 months a pit forms as entry into the lactiferous ducts. “Nipple inversion is caused either by failure of the lactiferous ducts to develop and grow during matur...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Amid Pandemic, Scientists Reassess Routine Medical Care
All this year, patients stayed away from doctors ’ offices in droves, postponing tests and treatments. Maybe there’s a silver lining. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Telemedicine Mammography Tests (Medical) Breast Cancer Doctors Colonoscopy Emergency Medical Treatment Preventive Medicine Health Affairs (Journal) IQVIA Inc Welch, H Gilbert United States Source Type: news

Black women with breast cancer show high comorbidity rates
Black women had high rates of health conditions linked to worse breast cancer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI screening may benefit women with prior breast cancer DBT outperforms mammo in cancer detection, false negatives Contrast-enhanced mammo can play pivotal diagnostic role Race, ethnicity vary in radiation therapy trials Can mammography explain breast cancer death disparities? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Who is getting mammograms?
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - December 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wible, B. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Zebra gets FDA nod for AI bone measurement software
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Zebra Medical Vision has garnered...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon, Zebra partner to expand AI image offerings FDA clears Zebra's mammography AI Zebra secures fifth FDA clearance for vertebral AI Zebra appoints new CEO Zebra lands AI deal with DePuy Synthes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI radiomics predicts axillary lymph node metastasis
In patients with early-stage breast cancer, "signatures" derived from MRI radiomics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast density can predict lymphedema risk Use cases expand, solidify for AI across subspecialties Can FDG-PET/MRI replace biopsy in breast cancer cases? Caution urged for breast MRI evaluation of lymph nodes DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lunit touts study for COVID-19 imaging
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Lunit is touting the results...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lunit highlights AI lung cancer detection research Lunit touts AI mammography studies Emergent Connect, Lunit to partner Lunit nets $26M in new funding Lunit wins Korean approval for breast cancer AI software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA relaxes MQSA rules during COVID-19 emergency
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA approves 1st PSMA-targeting PET radiotracer for prostate cancer Feedback on FDA's proposed AI rules had industry ties FDA updates variance application process FDA revokes Va. facility's mammography accreditation FDA introduces digital health center of excellence (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digital breast tomosynthesis improves invasive cancer detection
(Radiological Society of North America) Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers significant advantages over digital mammography, including improved cancer detection and lower false negative rates, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contrast-enhanced mammo can play pivotal diagnostic role
Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) can play a pivotal role in diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI catches interval breast cancers missed by rads GE products at RSNA 2020 include AI-enhanced imaging 3D printing makes giant strides in liver EVALI shows particular imaging findings on CT Machine-learning model predicts adverse cardiac outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Clinical trial shows breast screening AI could assist radiologists in detecting cancer in mammograms
Startup Kheiron Medical Technologies says the solution can help fight the COVID-19 cancer screening backlog and address workforce crisis.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 2, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mach7, Nuance advance AI collaboration
Mach7 Technologies and Nuance Communications announced they are beginning clinical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Arterys brings Avicenna AI stroke software on board Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software Mach7 secures Mich. enterprise imaging contract Mach7 completes acquisition of Client Outlook Strategic Radiology, Mach7 partner on data exchange tool (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hologic launches Genius AI mammography software
Hologic's Genius artificial intelligence (AI) software for early breast detection...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hologic gets CE Mark for breast specimen x-ray system Hologic Q4 sales boom on diagnostics revenues Hologic releases Brevera breast biopsy updates AI software can cut screening mammography workload RadNet, Hologic to collaborate on breast health AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can AI be a second reader in breast cancer screening?
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm could obviate the need for a second...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: COVID-19 casts long shadow on women's imaging Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up Use cases expand, solidify for AI across subspecialties Concurrent use of AI helps radiologists on mammography Are women ready for AI to read their mammograms? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Despite Pandemic Shutdowns, Cancer Doesn ’t Take a Break
The danger of delayed screenings is greatest for people with known risk factors for cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Cancer Breast Cancer Tests (Medical) Colon and Colorectal Cancer Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Shutdowns (Institutional) Mammography Source Type: news

Deep learning predicts woman's risk for breast cancer
(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient's risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy than traditional risk assessment tools. Results of the study are being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 30, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

RSNA: Deep Learning Model Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk
DL model using screening mammography biomarkers can improve accuracy for predicting future breast cancer risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

NHS Breast Screening Programme still effective in reducing deaths in England
(Queen Mary University of London) An England-wide study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown that, despite major improvements in diagnostic techniques and treatments, mammography screening continues to play an important role in lowering the risk of dying from breast cancer (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Densitas, Mammography Educators partner on training
Breast imaging software developer Densitas has partnered with Mammography Educators...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Densitas inks NorthShore University contract Densitas joins Nuance AI marketplace Densitas forms clinical advisory board Volpara, Mammography Educators launch training videos Volpara partners with Mammography Educators on training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Food, housing insecurity tied to breast biopsy delay
Women with food and housing insecurity experience a delay between receiving...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Diabetes, hypertension boost COVID-19 stroke risk Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up Language can be barrier to breast screening Breast screening interventions are cost-effective Poor, rural women less likely to get breast cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: Missed mammograms may never be made up
It may be impossible to make up the thousands of mammograms missed in the first...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Preventive healthcare use dropped 52% in April Minnies winners for 2020 shaped by COVID-19 pandemic One-third of women delay mammograms due to COVID-19 fears Case study: Breast CT uncovers COVID-19 pneumonia Who gets breast cancer treatment during a pandemic? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Over-70s WILL now get breast screening
The Daily Mail revealed last month that although mammograms had begun again for younger women, those aged 71 and over were not receiving the scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBT + Synthetic Mammography Better at Repeat Screening
THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2020 -- At repeat screening, digital breast tomosynthesis plus synthetic mammography (DBT+SM) identifies more cancers than full-field digital mammography (FFDM), according to a study published online Nov. 10 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast density can predict lymphedema risk
Breast density calculations derived from mammograms can be used to predict...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Textural analysis improves breast MRI's accuracy Breast cancer survivors fail to pursue surveillance Sentinel lymph node biopsy unnecessary for DCIS Breast cancer takes financial toll beyond treatment JCO releases new sentinel node biopsy guidelines (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Knowledge gap is an obstacle to AI implementation
Radiologists and radiographers are enthusiastic about incorporating artificial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology residents benefit from education in AI Concurrent use of AI helps radiologists on mammography AI model's sensitivity for aneurysms comes at a price AI can identify sarcopenia in glioblastoma patients AI extracts more data from single-energy CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tomosynthesis with synthetic mammography improves breast cancer detection
(Radiological Society of North America) Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in combination with synthetic mammography, improves cancer detection over digital mammography alone, according to a new study. The study results add further support to the use of DBT in population-based breast cancer screening programs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Colonoscopy and mammogram rates in the US plummet by 65% amid pandemic
RAND Corporation researchers worry that the missed screenings they documented could mean cancer might be spreading undetected in these patients, posing potentially life-threatening risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast density results now included in mammogram reports to New Brunswick women
Since the first letters containing breast density results were sent out with their mammogram reports, women across the province have been contacting Kathy Kaufield, a breast cancer survivor to tell her how thankful they are for the information.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news