Women benefit from ACA's ban on mammography co-pays
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (ACA) elimination of co-pays...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACA has benefited low- and middle-income women Out-of-pocket costs keep women from mammo follow-up How has the ACA affected breast cancer screening? Almost 25% of women pay out-of-pocket costs for mammography More women get breast screening after ACA bans copays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fujifilm Canada forms medical systems division
In a move aimed at expanding its presence in the Canadian radiology market,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm opens 2 AI centers in Tokyo Fujifilm launches mammography software tools Fujifilm, Epsilon partner on cardiac imaging software Fujifilm to unveil new Synapse 3D release at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm adds to DR customer list (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to digital mammography boosts diagnostic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue SBI: DBT users aren't implementing synthesized 2D DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65 Synthesized 2D mammography works just as well as FFDM Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Family Doctors Suggest New Mammogram Guidelines
Compared with yearly screening, biannual mammograms do not significantly boost the average woman's risk of death from breast cancer. And they greatly reduce the potential harms, the American Council of Physicians said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years ACP: Breast Cancer Screening Every 2 Years
Women with no breast cancer symptoms should undergo mammography screening every other year, according to a guidance statement from the American College of Physicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify
Title: When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to ClarifyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New guidelines recommend less frequent mammograms for some women
Nearly 270,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. This comes amid a debate and conflicting recommendations for mammograms. Now, there are new guidelines for some women. Dr. Tara Narula explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has shifted its guidance on breast...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65 Annual mammography shows higher recall rate Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans AI can reduce mammography screening's workload Is there an optimal mammography recall rate? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Guidance Statements Issued for Breast Cancer Screening
Clinicians should discuss mammography with patients aged 40 to 49, discontinue screening for those ≥ 75 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - April 9, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New recommendations call for less frequent mammograms
The American College of Physicians said the majority of women should get a mammogram every other year starting at age 50 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leading Group Of Doctors Makes New Mammogram Screening Recommendation
BOSTON (CBS) — A leading group of doctors has issued a new statement regarding breast cancer screening. The American College of Physicians (ACP) says that most women can start getting mammograms at age 50 and space them every two years. To be clear, these guidelines are intended for women who have no symptoms of breast cancer and do not have a higher risk of breast cancer, like a family history. Those women generally need to begin screening earlier and more frequently. But for women at average risk, the ACP says based on scientific evidence, women would benefit from screening starting at age 50 and continuing every o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Breast Cancer Screening Dr. Mallika Marshall Mammograms Source Type: news

When Gail Porter found lumps in her breasts she turned to 'thermography' instead of the NHS
One night last summer, Gail Porter checked her breasts and found lumps. Instead of an NHS mammogram, she decided to try the controversial technique of thermography. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most women need mammograms every other year starting at 50
Women at average risk for breast cancer can wait to start getting mammograms until age 50 and be screened every other year, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ACR, SBI rebuff new breast cancer screening guidelines
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACP pushes breast cancer screening start from 40 to 50 SBI: Don't overlook men when it comes to breast cancer DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65 FDA proposes adding breast density reporting to MQSA Annual mammography shows higher recall rate (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 -- A group representing U.S. family doctors issued updated mammography guidelines Monday, adding to an ongoing debate over how early and how often women should be screened. The American College of Physicians (ACP) now... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Implementation of an intimate partner violence screening assessment and referral system in an academic women's imaging department - Narayan AK, Lopez DB, Miles RC, Dontchos B, Flores EJ, Glover M, Lehman CD.
PURPOSE: One in five US women report that they have been victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) during their lifetime. With millions of women presenting for mammography every year, breast imaging centers may represent ideal venues to identify women at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

ACP issues guidance statement for breast cancer screening
(American College of Physicians) In a new evidence-based guidance statement published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP) says that average-risk women between the ages of 50 and 74 should undergo breast cancer screening with mammography every other year. ACP's guidance statement does not apply to patients with prior abnormal screening results or to higher risk populations, such as women with a personal history of breast cancer or a genetic mutation known to increase risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

ACP issues guidance statement for breast cancer screening of average-risk women
(American College of Physicians) Average-risk women, between the ages of 50 and 74, who have no symptoms for breast cancer should undergo breast cancer screening with mammography every other year, the American College of Physicians states in a new evidence-based guidance statement published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

When Do Women Need a Mammogram? New Guideline Tries to Clarify
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - April 8, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Better for Screening Mammography in Older Women Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Better for Screening Mammography in Older Women
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performs better than two-dimensional digital mammography (DM) as screening mammography in women aged 65 years and older, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

SBI: Don't overlook men when it comes to breast cancer
The incidence of male breast cancer is rising, making it important to recognize...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT helps stage men with breast cancer, too Male breast masses require careful investigation Mammography, US help diagnose male breast cancer US is best bet in male breast, but only if imaging is absolutely necessary Male mammograms: Positioning tips to ensure image quality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Boosts Metrics in Older Women
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- In older women, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is associated with improved performance metrics versus digital mammography (DM), although the cancer detection rate is similar, according to a study published online April 2... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sah: Medical guidelines may be biased, overly aggressive
(Cornell University) Dr. Sunita Sah practiced general medicine for several years in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. When she came to the United States, she noticed something strange. The U.K. guidelines for tests such as mammograms and colon cancer screenings drastically differed from those in the U.S. - even though they were based on the same medical evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue
Using artificial intelligence (AI) software with digital breast tomosynthesis...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI characterizes breast masses on ultrasound AI may help women with ductal hyperplasia avoid surgery AI can reduce mammography screening's workload Mammo AI software yields workflow, economic benefits AI-based CAD software improves breast cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SBI: DBT users aren't implementing synthesized 2D
Although synthesized 2D mammography has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Synthesized 2D mammography works just as well as FFDM Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans Synthesized 2D mammo + DBT works for breast screening Synthesized 2D similar to FFDM for finding microcalcs Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Eyes Tailored Approach to Regulating AI-Based Medical Devices
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is making the most of his final week at the agency. In the month that has passed since Gottlieb rattled the medical device industry with news of his impending resignation, the commissioner has issued 18 public statements pertaining to nearly all corners of the agency's realm, from food, tobacco, and cosmetics to drugs and devices. Friday is Gottlieb's last day on the job. On Tuesday, Gottlieb said the agency will consider a new regulatory framework for reviewing medical devices that use advanced artificial intelligence algorithms. AI has been making headlines in medtech for a whi...
Source: MDDI - April 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Software Source Type: news

DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65
Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) benefits women...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Annual mammography shows higher recall rate Screening mammography still good for older women Age, not density, predicts interval breast cancer result How serious is the risk of breast cancer overdiagnosis? Breast screening rates fall for older women in ACOs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Older women benefit significantly when screened with 3D mammography
(Radiological Society of North America) Mammography remains an effective method for breast cancer screening in women ages 65 and older, with the addition of a 3D technique called tomosynthesis improving screening performances even more, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Synthesized 2D mammography works just as well as FFDM
When used for breast screening, synthesized 2D mammography images generated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Breast tissue seems less dense on DBT scans Synthesized 2D mammo + DBT works for breast screening Synthesized 2D similar to FFDM for finding microcalcs Synthesized 2D mammo works well for density assessment 2D synthesized DBT screening is ready for prime time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: What are dense breasts?
Mammography is a breast cancer screening tool that has been proven to save lives. The test is better at detecting cancer in women who do not have dense breasts. How do you know if you have dense breasts, and what does it mean if you do? Dr. Loni Neal, a Mayo Clinic internist in the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 29, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dense Breast Notification Laws Tied to More Screening, Cancer Diagnoses Dense Breast Notification Laws Tied to More Screening, Cancer Diagnoses
State laws requiring women with dense breasts to be told about the benefits of following up a mammogram with further tests are associated with higher rates of additional screening and more diagnoses for breast cancer, a U.S. study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

FDA proposes changes to breast cancer screening
The FDA is proposing the first changes to breast cancer screenings in decades. It wants to require mammogram providers to notify women about their breast tissue density. About half of women over age 40 have dense breasts, which can obscure cancer signs. It is also an additional risk factor for breast cancer, which is the leading cancer among women. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the changes. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Mammographers Must Report Breast Density
Not only is dense breast tissue a risk factor for breast cancer, but mammograms can be difficult to interpret because dense tissue can obscure signs of breast cancer. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Register Notice: On March 27th the @US_FDA issued a Proposed Rule – Mammography Quality Standards Act; Regulatory Amendments. Read more about the rule and submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by June 26, 2019: https://go.usa.gov/xESWX  
Federal Register Notice: On March 27th the @US_FDA issued a Proposed Rule – Mammography Quality Standards Act; Regulatory Amendments. Read more about the rule and submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by June 26, 2019: https://go.usa.gov/xESWX  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

The FDA Wants to Change Mammogram Regulations for the First Time in Two Decades
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to require mammogram providers to tell women if they have a common risk factor for breast cancer. The proposal, released Wednesday, would be the FDA’s first update to mammography regulations in more than 20 years, according to a statement from the agency. Among other proposed changes, the policy would require mammography providers to inform patients who undergo the breast cancer screening test if they have dense breast tissue, which may both warp the results of a mammogram by obscuring signs of cancer, and increase the risk of developing breast cancer in the first place. ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer onetime Source Type: news

FDA Says Breast Density Must Be Reported to Women During Mammograms
Title: FDA Says Breast Density Must Be Reported to Women During MammogramsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/27/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - March 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

FDA: Mammography Quality Standards Act
Proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would update mammography service regulations to incorporate best practices and current science. Comments are due June 26, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA proposes adding breast density reporting to MQSA
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 27 proposed adding language...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA seeks to amend MQSA mammography regulations Survey says: Breast density laws really do work Rads conflicted about additional dense breast imaging Breaking BI-RADS: Breast density measures vary widely Breast density laws may spur new screening modalities (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Dense breast notification laws tied to more screening, cancer diagnoses
(Reuters Health) - State laws requiring women with dense breasts to be told about the benefits of following up a mammogram with further tests are associated with higher rates of additional screening and more diagnoses for breast cancer, a U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA proposes new mammogram guidelines for dense breasts
This is the agency's first proposed change to mammography standards in more than 20 years (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Proposes Changes To Mammography Standards For First Time In Over 20 Years
(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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Mammograms Source Type: news

U.S. proposes letters telling women dense breasts make it harder to find cancer
All U.S. women getting mammograms would receive information about breast density, which can sometimes make cancer harder to spot, under a government proposal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Mammogram Centers Must Tell Women if They Have Dense Breasts, F.D.A. Proposes
A new rule would require mammogram providers to let women know if they have dense breast tissue, which can hide cancer from X-rays. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Mammography Food and Drug Administration Breast Cancer your-feed-science Source Type: news

FDA: Breast Density Must Be Reported to Women During Mammograms
WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 -- Women with dense breasts who get mammograms must be told of their higher risk for breast cancer under new rules proposed Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA proposal would also tighten its... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA proposes changes to mammography standards for first time in more than 20 years
The US Food and Drug Administration announced proposed changes to mammography standards Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volpara expands distro deal with GE Healthcare
Volpara Solutions said yesterday that it expanded its distribution agreement with GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) to include the global distribution of its VolparaDensity software. Wellington, New Zealand-based Volpara said that its VolparaDensity software is designed to analyze mammograms using machine learning to provide automated, objective and volumetric breast density assessments and a breast density category that correlates to BI-RADS 5th and 5th editions. “There are still certain signs of breast cancer that are best seen on a mammogram, which is why the Invenia ABUS is used in addition to mammography. ABUS screen...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Imaging Software / IT Women's Health GE Healthcare Volpara Solutions Source Type: news

Navigating the Changing Tides of Medical Imaging Economics
At the end of 2016, MD+DI an industry report correctly predicted that value-based care was here to stay. Fast-forward two years and we're beginning to see hard evidence that the industry is not only accepting this shift but some medtech companies have even learned to embrace it. One area of the healthcare system where value-based care has had the most apparent impact is radiology. Of course, other trends have fed into this as well, such as precision medicine and population health management. MD+DI recently spoke with experts on both sides of the table to find out just how much these trends have impa...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Business Source Type: news

FDA wants women to get breast-density information along with their mammograms
The Food and Drug Administration proposes updating mammography standards to help ensure women get breast density information (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The new proposed rule on mammography will require, for the first time under federal rules, that women receive information about breast density to better inform their healthcare decisions https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/health/mammogram-dense-breast-cancer.html   …
The new proposed rule on mammography will require, for the first time under federal rules, that women receive information about breast density to better inform their healthcare decisions https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/27/health/mammogram-dense-breast-cancer.html … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 27, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SGottliebFDA) Source Type: news

Fujifilm opens 2 AI centers in Tokyo
Fujifilm Medical Systems has launched two new artificial intelligence (AI)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm launches mammography software tools Fujifilm, Epsilon partner on cardiac imaging software Fujifilm to unveil new Synapse 3D release at HIMSS 2019 Fujifilm adds to DR customer list Fujifilm, Lunit partner on AI pilot in Mexico (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news