Mobile health screening model lowers costs, promotes sustainability
A new cancer screening service model developed by Italian researchers can reduce direct non-medical costs and improve environmental sustainability for breast cancer screening and other screening exams. The investigators, led by doctoral candidate Vera Benedetto from the Health Science Interdisciplinary Center in Pisa, found that their model, which utilizes mobile cancer screening for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, reduced costs by over 95,000 euros ($101,155 U.S.) in terms of travel costs and productivity losses. It also reduced as much as 35 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent travel emissions for a popula...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 22, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Practice Management Source Type: news

Some Older Women Need Extra Breast Scans. Why Won ’t Medicare Pay?
Mammography can miss tumors in women with dense breasts, so their doctors often include ultrasound or M.R.I. scans. Patients often wind up paying the bill. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Breast Cancer Tests (Medical) Mammography Women and Girls Medicare Disease Rates Ultrasonic Imaging and Sonograms Tumors Preventive Medicine Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Source Type: news

High breast density tied to impaired recurrence-free cancer survival
This study may lead to insights on risk factors related to tumor biology, mammographic patterns at diagnosis, and breast cancer recurrence, which in turn could be used to tailor surveillance,” the Lång team wrote. Surveillance programs post-breast cancer treatment have become more important as reports indicate the number of women living with breast cancer is rising. The researchers highlighted that identifying links between mammographic features and recurrence could help design follow-up strategies. This could lead to earlier detection of recurrence. Lång and colleagues analyzed associations between mammographic feat...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

Wheelchair users turned away from mammogram clinics
A Quebec disability advocacy group says people who use wheelchairs are getting turned away from mammograms clinics. The Regroupement des activistes pour l'inclusion au Québec says nearly half of 50 designated screening clinics it called in Montreal could not accommodate someone using a wheelchair. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vital Signs: Mammography Use and Association with Social Determinants of Health and Health-Related Social Needs Among Women - United States, 2022
This report describes the association between mammography use and specific social determinants of health and health-related social needs. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 18, 2024 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

RadNet to host ribbon-cutting ceremony for MammogramNow initiative
RadNet plans to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its MammogramNow initiative in Milford, DE, which opened in December 2023. The event will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Walmart Supercenter in Milford. As a tenant in the Milford Walmart Supercenter, MammogramNow delivers essential breast screening services, provided by a team of board-certified radiologists and trained technologists from RadNet’s Delaware Imaging Network. This facility promotes breast health in Milford and offers walk-in screening mammograms in a convenient and accessible setting. The following state and local elected of...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Pisano speaks with AuntMinnie.com on new ARPA-H leadership role
Etta Pisano, MD, has been involved in leading many clinical trials, but a new initiative she was tapped to lead may help reach underserved areas faster. Pisano is chief research officer for the American College of Radiology (ACR) and study chair of the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). She is now also leading the Advancing Clinical Trials Readiness initiative, part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H). “[The initiative] is focused on improving clinical trials, making them faster, better, cheaper, and more equitable to Americans,” she told AuntMinnie.com. ARPA-H is a ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 18, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Imaging Leaders Source Type: news

RSNA and GE work to address breast cancer mortality in Tanzania
The RSNA and GE HealthCare plan to collaborate on mammography technology, training, and educational tools to lower the breast cancer mortality rate in Tanzania.Radiologists at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), part of the Muhimbili University of Health and Sciences and the largest public hospital in Tanzania, will receive mammography technology and advanced imaging training to help clinicians improve detection, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.The project -- part of the RSNA’s Global Learning Center (GLC) initiative, which it launched in 2020 -- aims to help lower Tanzania's 50% breast cancer mortality rate, the ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Deep-learning model determines breast tumor staging
A deep-learning model based on mammographic images can determine tumor staging and sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients, a study published April 15 in Informatics in Medicine Unlocked found. A team led by Elaheh Tarighati Sereshkeh from the Iran University of Medical Science in Tehran found that its convolutional neural network (CNN) model achieved high performance marks in these areas. “This method can be used as a potential non-invasive tool to determine tumor staging and sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer in people suspected of having the complication and to avoid unnecessary surger...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

Riding the 'Boob Bus'; Prior Authorization Pushback; Cancer Warning for Alcohol?
(MedPage Today) -- "The Boob Bus" -- An entrepreneur turns mammography into a road show. (Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah) Radiation therapy before mastectomy for breast cancer reduced delays in reconstructive surgery. (University... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - April 12, 2024 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

RadNet teams up with basketball icon Sheryl Swoopes
RadNet has tapped basketball legend and WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes as spokesperson for its nationwide breast cancer screening programs. Swoopes will emphasize the need for more convenient nationwide access to crucial cancer screening services, with a focus on RadNet’s MammogramNow initiative, which recently launched breast cancer screening services in Walmart Supercenters in Delaware, Arizona, and California, the company said. Swoopes is an iconic figure in women's basketball, earning three Olympic gold medals and three Most Valuable Player awards in the WNBA during her career. She has a personal connection to cance...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Breast Source Type: news

Bayer and Hologic collaborate on CEM
Bayer and Hologic have entered a collaboration agreement to deliver a coordinated approach for contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM). The offering brings together Bayer’s contrast-enhanced mammography contrast delivery system, called the Medrad Stellant Flex CT injection system, and Hologic’s mammography scanners. The move streamlines the purchasing process for radiologists and imaging facilities and provides setup and ongoing support, Bayer said. CEM is a sensitive and relatively low-cost breast imaging method that can be used to support breast cancer diagnosis and help guide treatment. The technique can be performed...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Many young women with breast cancer symptoms delay care
Many young women who have breast cancer symptoms delay timely screening and care, according to research presented April 11 at the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. In her talk, Katherine Fleshner, MD, from the University of Calgary found that the leading reasons for delaying care include lack of concern, reassurance from another practitioner, difficulty accessing care, and competing priorities. “Diagnostic delay was quite common among our cohort and most commonly was related to patient delay,” Fleshner said. “And many of the reasons for patient delay had to do with patients not bein...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 12, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: Womens Imaging Source Type: news

Barriers to Mammogram Use Include Adverse Social Demographics
THURSDAY, April 11, 2024 -- Among women aged 50 to 74 years, specific adverse social determinants of health (SDOH) and health-related social needs (HRSNs) are associated with not having had a mammogram in the past two years, according to research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Volpara debuts Quiver software for MQSA compliance reporting at SBI
Volpara Health Technologies debuted its Quiver software for the management of mammography systems, staff credentials, and professional development in support of compliance with the Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). The software is being featured at the Society for Breast Imaging's (SBI) annual symposium alongside the company's product suite for assessing breast density, mammography quality, and evaluating cancer risk. Quiver is autopopulated with clinic, mammography system, and technologist activity from Volpara Analytics software. The software is accessible from any web browser...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 11, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news