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Screening Mammography Up After Cost Sharing Eliminated
Effect attenuated in women living in areas with lower educational levels; negligible for Hispanic women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Obamacare Led to Rise in Breast Cancer Screening
After the rule went into effect, the study found, the number of women in Medicare Advantage plans who got mammography screening rose by 5.5 percentage points: from just under 60 percent in the two years before the rule, to 65.4 percent in the two years after. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors?
How should women with breast cancer be tracked after lumpectomy or mastectomy?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Women don't know about breast cancer treatment options At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Screening breast MRI alone OK for high-risk women Mammography guidelines don't change screening intervals (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: New BP Guidelines Examined / Out-of-Pocket Costs & Mammography / Missouri FM Opportunity
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: Experts weigh in on the new blood pressure guidelines... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays
More women participated in mammography screening when they no longer had to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What are the risks of risk-based breast cancer screening? Study: ACA led to more early-stage cancer diagnoses Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy Study: ACA leads to earlier breast cancer diagnoses Study links ACA with earlier cancer diagnosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-payments
(Brown University) A new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Planmed Oy wins FDA nod for Clarity 2D digital mammography system
Planmed Oy said yesterday it won FDA approval for its Planmed Clarity 2D full-field digital mammography system. The company said the Clarity 2D system is designed to provide improved image quality, optimal ergonomics and usability for breast cancer screenings. The system also supports diagnostic work-up examinations and biopsy procedures, Planmed said. “We are excited that we can now introduce our fantastic Planmed Clarity 2D system in the United States. The system received the European Economic Area’s CE mark in early 2016 and it’s also available in Latin America, Africa, Australia, and Asia. The fe...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Planmed Source Type: news

State debuts new health care transparency website
How much can you expect to pay for a colonoscopy in New Mexico? Or a mammogram? A new state website aims to shine a light on health care costs in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health launched nmhealthcarecompare.com, allowing New Mexicans to compare costs of procedures at the state's 44 hospitals. At launch, the site only shows the average price paid by Medicaid for nine non-emergency procedures. The site will soon grow to include an increased number of procedures and payment information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

State debuts new health care transparency website
How much can you expect to pay for a colonoscopy in New Mexico? Or a mammogram? A new state website aims to shine a light on health care costs in New Mexico. The New Mexico Department of Health launched nmhealthcarecompare.com, allowing New Mexicans to compare costs of procedures at the state's 44 hospitals. At launch, the site only shows the average price paid by Medicaid for nine non-emergency procedures. The site will soon grow to include an increased number of procedures and payment information… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christopher Ortiz Source Type: news

FDA clears Planmed's 2D digital mammography system
Mammography and orthopedic imaging firm Planmed has received 510(k) clearance...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Planmed's Verity for maxillofacial imaging Planmed inks Verity distribution pact Planmed's Verity receives Health Canada license Planmed, Merry X-Ray ink CT distribution deal Planmed gets FDA clearance for extremity CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

JACR publishes special social media issue
The Journal of the American College of Radiology has published a special...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are radiologists underutilizing social media? Want to boost Twitter hits? Get help from colleagues How well is radiology using YouTube to educate patients? Tweets reveal women's perspectives on mammography 4 tips for using Facebook for patient outreach (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Problem with Quality of Mammograms at Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center in Deerfield Beach, Florida: FDA Safety Communication https://go.usa.gov/xny8z  
Problem with Quality of Mammograms at Palm Beach Broward Medical Imaging Center in Deerfield Beach, Florida: FDA Safety Communication https://go.usa.gov/xny8z  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - January 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

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 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

App Helps Women Assess Risk For Breast Cancer
PEABODY (CBS) – Many women have an increased risk of breast cancer and don’t even know it. But as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, one local hospital is offering a new tool to women undergoing routine mammograms that helps them assess their risk. “My sibling and I joke we have cancer on mom’s side,” said 46-year-old Gia Leach of Lynnfield. “We’re just wondering what kind it’s going to be that’s going to get to us.” Leach has a strong family history of cancer, including breast, so she’s good about getting her routine mammograms. She had her last one in February....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Lahey Health Peabody Source Type: news

Horror Stories Top Science for Docs Giving Mammography Advice (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Memories of bad outcomes linger for physicians (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Mammographic Density Reduction as a Prognostic Marker Mammographic Density Reduction as a Prognostic Marker
How does mammographic density change after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment relate to prognosis?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Too Many Older Patients Get Cancer Screenings
Older patients are often aggressively screened for cancer, even if they won ’ t live long enough to benefit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LIZ SZABO, KAISER HEALTH NEWS Tags: Tests (Medical) Mammography Prostate Gland Prostate Cancer Breast Cancer Elderly Skin Age, Chronological Anxiety and Stress Health Insurance and Managed Care Colonoscopy Source Type: news

2017 Medtech Company of the Year: Readers & #039; Choice
Each year, MD+DI’s editors gather to choose which company should be named the Medtech Company of the Year, and it’s always a heated debate. This year, we named nine finalists, but the decision to crown Abbott as our 2017 Medtech Company of the Year was unanimous. Our readers, however, had a different opinion. While MD+DI’s editors chose Abbott for its ability to rise above challenges, Bigfoot Biomedical was the favorite among our readership. The Milpitas, CA-based firm is amalgamating other companies’ hardware plus its own software and algorithms to craft an artificial pancreas for patients with dia...
Source: MDDI - December 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jamie Hartford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Women overestimate breast cancer risk, prefer biopsy
Most women tend to overestimate their risk of breast cancer, according to research...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At-risk women not receiving breast MRI scans Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Women still value mammography's benefits over 'harms' Simple interventions reduce mammography recall rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Onsite Mammography scores capital investment
Onsite Mammography has received a capital investment from private equity firm...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Technology Can Help Detect Breast Cancer In Some Women
BOSTON (CBS) – More than 40% of women in the United States have dense breasts which can make it hard to find small cancers on a mammogram, but researchers are testing a new technology that could help. It is a 3-dimensional ultrasound called SoftVue. During the exam, the patient lies on her stomach, and her breast is placed into a warm water bath. In two to four minutes, the machine creates a 3D image using sound waves. SoftVue exam (WBZ-TV) There is no radiation and no compression of the breast. While SoftVue probably would not replace a woman’s annual mammogram, it might be used in conjunction with mammography...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Breast Cancer Health Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Local TV Source Type: news

Atirix launches mammography module for QC-Track
Medical software developer Atirix Medical Systems has launched a mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Atirix to highlight QC-Track upgrades at AHRA Atirix releases QC-Track upgrade Atirix readies maintenance, service tracking module Atirix lands 2 quality control patents Atirix upgrades tracking software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Could ultrasound scans detect breast cancer?
A new type of ultrasound scan is being tested to see if it's as effective as mammograms in detecting breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue. CBS News' Danielle Nottingham reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers test ultrasound to detect breast cancer
If proven to be effective, the new type of scans could eventually be used in addition to annual mammograms (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SABCS: Is DBT worth the higher cost?
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) screening costs more than a 2D mammography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 12, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SABCS: DBT costs less than mammography
Over the long term, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) costs less than digital...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes Poor Screening Adherence May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes
Women who forgo mammography screening may comply less to breast cancer treatment and may have worse outcomes, suggest two European studies, which also found that rates of screening may be falling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Breast cancer screening – is it worth it?
All women aged between 50 and 70 are offered screening for breast cancer. But how effective is it at stopping deaths – and might it actually do more harm than good?Many of us will know someone who had breast cancer found at screening. The cancer seen on a mammogram may have been microscopic, so early in its malignant life that it hadn ’t broken through the wall of its milk duct. Thank heavens, then, for breast screening, which is offered to all women between 50 and 70 in the UK and other countries. It is promoted enthusiastically as lifesaving, but does it deliver on its promise? And are the randomised con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Luisa Dillner Tags: Health & wellbeing Life and style Breast cancer Society Cancer research Medical research Science Source Type: news

Mammography Fails to Lower Rates of Advanced Breast Cancer Mammography Fails to Lower Rates of Advanced Breast Cancer
In the Netherlands, 24 years of mammography screening had no effect on reducing rates of advanced cancer but resulted in overdiagnosis in a third of women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Dec. 8, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Large Study Will Compare 3-D and Regular X-Ray Mammograms A large study will try to determine whether 3-D mammograms are better than regular... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Including diagnosis related costs, 3-D mammography costs less than digital mammography
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Although digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), or 3-D mammography, costs more than a digital mammography (DM) screening, it actually may help rein in cancer screening costs, according to preliminary findings (PD7-05) presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For women with genetic risk, bi-annual MRI beats mammograms
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram. DCE-MRI every six months performed well for early detection of invasive breast cancer in high-risk women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 8, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A better mammogram? Study puts 3D scans to the test
Health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier scans really improve screening for breast cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A better mammogram? Study puts 3-D scans to the test
Health officials are starting a huge study to tell if the newer, sometimes pricier scans really improve screening for breast cancer (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study set to determine if 3D mammograms are better
The National Cancer Institute is funding a study to shed light on whether 3D mammograms are actually more effective among other questions about who should be screened and how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DBT finds smaller cancers than 2D mammography does
Screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) identifies smaller breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time Radiologists can trust DBT density measurements Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT DBT does not boost BI-RADS 3 category use Study finds DBT matches -- or surpasses -- FFDM (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Contrast-enhanced digital mammography comparable to breast MRI after therapy or chemo
(Mayo Clinic) Contrast-enhanced digital mammography is comparable to breast MRI in evaluating residual breast cancer after neoadjuvant endocrine therapy or chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers today at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Widespread screening for breast cancer didn't do much to save women's lives, study finds
Breast cancer deaths have declined markedly in the Netherlands since a nationwide screening program began in 1989, but mammograms deserve little — if any — of the credit, a new study suggests.In fact, the main impact of inviting Dutch women between the ages of 50 and 74 to get a mammogram every... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Personalized breast cancer screening study launches
A five-year study that will investigate whether personalized approaches to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: USPSTF's breast cancer screening recs dampen compliance Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Overweight women need more frequent mammograms New study to tackle personalized breast screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Physicians' experiences with family and friends impact breast cancer screening
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of a national survey of more than 800 physicians suggest that their experiences with patients, family members and friends with breast cancer are linked with their recommendations for routine mammograms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 4, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fast MRI Improves Breast Cancer Screening Fast MRI Improves Breast Cancer Screening
The diagnostic speed and accuracy of breast cancer screening could be better with abbreviated MRI than with mammography, and faster protocols could also work for other conditions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Comparing breast imaging tools
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?After a recent mammogram, my doctor suggested an additional test. She recommended molecular breast imaging, but, when I got to the appointment, I was scheduled for 3-D imaging. What is the difference between the two? Is one more accurate than the other at detecting breast cancer? ANSWER:?Both?molecular breast imaging?and a 3-D mammogram, also [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Volpara highlights 4 studies at RSNA 2017
Breast imaging software developer Volpara Solutions is touting four studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Volpara launches 2 new products at RSNA 2017 Japan, Taiwan grant Volpara regulatory clearance Volpara wins 25 VolparaEnterprise installations Volpara highlights new software package at AHRA Volpara partners with Mammography Educators on training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abbreviated breast MRI may be additional screening option for dense breasts
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Among women with dense breast tissue, for whom traditional mammograms are less effective at detecting cancer, who request additional screening after a negative mammogram, abbreviated breast MRI (AB-MR) may be a valuable cancer detection tool. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Volpara launches 2 new products at RSNA 2017
Breast imaging software developer Volpara Solutions launched two new breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Japan, Taiwan grant Volpara regulatory clearance Volpara wins 25 VolparaEnterprise installations Volpara highlights new software package at AHRA Volpara partners with Mammography Educators on training Volpara completes Alberta software installation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hologic wins FDA 510k for Quantra 2.2, inks dev & distro deal with Clarius
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said recently that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Quantra 2.2 breast density assessment software and that it inked a development and distribution deal with Clarius Mobile Health for its wireless, handheld ultrasound scanner. The Marlborough, Mass.-based company said the Quantra 2.2 software uses a proprietary algorithm to analyze mammography images for the distribution and texture of breast tissue to produce patient-specific breast density assessments. “As the global leader in breast cancer screening technology, we relentlessly pursue the development of clinically superior products that ...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Distribution Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

NVIDIA, GE expand partnership to focus on AI
NVIDIA and GE Healthcare are deepening their 10-year partnership with a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: GE CEO: Healthcare core part of company's future GE gets clearance for HD contrast mammography Reuters: GE explores sale of health IT business NVIDIA hails Mayo Clinic AI initiative NVIDIA debuts new graphics display NVIDIA offers new 3D stereoscopic system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mammo recalls don't keep women from other tests
False positives on mammography do not deter women from undergoing other screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Most women prefer annual breast cancer screening Do older women benefit from screening mammography? ACR reaffirms support for annual mammography at 40 Do women really care about the 'harms' of mammography? SBI: Immediate tomo reads don't increase recall rates (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are the good times over for compact ultrasound?
During the past 10 years, the market for compact ultrasound systems grew quickly;...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is enterprise imaging on a slow road to mediocrity? A step closer to Doc McCoy's beloved toy? Does breast MRI hold future for mammography market? Machine learning in radiology targets efficiency Market research firm Signify opens its doors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 24, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms Overweight Women Might Need More Frequent Mammograms
Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms to screen for breast cancer, according to a Swedish study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news