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Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment
Women who have their breast cancers detected by physical examinations are at least twice as likely to undergo toxic treatments than those who have their cancer detected by mammography--regardless of the age of the woman, a new study shows. (2004-12-27)
Tomosynthesis improves detection of infiltrating ductal carcinoma in patients with increased risk
Tomosynthesis is better able to show infiltrating ductal carcinoma than 2-D mammography in women at increased risk of breast cancer, a new study shows. (2013-04-13)
Switch to digital mammography leads to increased cancer detection rates
The use of digital mammography equipment alone is responsible for an increased number of breast cancers detected at a community-based mammography facility, according to a study performed at San Luis Diagnostic Center in San Luis Obispo, Calif. (2009-08-03)
'Cancerphobia' lawsuits predominate despite disproportion to actual risk of breast cancer
Lawsuits against radiologists and other physicians based on delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment have become prevalent due to misconceptions of how aggressive breast cancer can be and how effective screening mammography really is, according to a new article by Leonard Berlin, MD, of the Rush North Shore Medical Center and Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. (2004-08-01)
Digital breast tomosynthesis cuts recall rates by 40 percent
Adding digital breast tomosynthesis to 2D mammography screening results in a 40 percent reduction in patient recall rates compared to routine screening mammography alone, a new study shows. (2012-05-03)
Mammogram rate did not decline after controversial USPSTF recommendations
More than three years after the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine mammogram screening for women between the ages of 40 and 49, a study from Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that mammogram rates in the United States have not declined in that age group, or any other. (2013-04-19)
Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
Adding clinical breast examination to a mammography screening program provides only a modest benefit in detecting cancer, a new study shows. (2005-02-02)
Mammography Quality Law Has National Implications
According to a new analysis, Michigan's strict mammography regulations, enacted in 1989 and beefed up in 1994, improved the quality of mammograms and did not limit access to the cancer-screening procedure. (1998-04-09)
Gaps found in mammography use
Analysis of data from the 1996/97 National Population Health Survey (Canada) by Dr. (2001-02-05)
New technology may help radiologists find more breast cancers
Digital tomosynthesis shows promise over conventional film mammography as a more specific breast screening technique and a more accurate diagnostic technology, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). (2005-11-28)
Study Demonstrates The Benefits Of Mammography In Women Under 50
Women under 50 benefit from screening mammography as much as women over 50, a University of Chicago study reports. (1997-10-03)
Digital mammography delivers significantly less radiation than conventional mammography
Data from one of the largest mammography trials in history demonstrates that overall the radiation dose associated with digital mammography is significantly lower (averaging 22 percent lower) than that of conventional film mammography and that the reduction could be greater in women with larger and denser breasts, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2010-01-21)
Obese women play cancer roulette
Obese women may be putting themselves at greater risk of breast cancer by not undergoing regular screening. (2009-03-16)
Computer-aided detection with computed radiography effective in detecting breast cancer
The use of computer-aided detection (CAD) with computed radiography (CR) is effective in the detection of breast cancer, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and iCAD in Nashua, N.H. (2007-05-04)
Hopkins selected to participate in first major study of digital mammography
The Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology has been selected to take part in the first major study assessing the value of digital mammography versus standard mammography. (2001-06-18)
New national poll: 89 percent of women said mammograms vital to their health
According to a recent poll of 1,000 American voters conducted for the American College of Radiology, nearly 9-in-10 women reported that having a regular mammogram gave them a feeling of control over their own health care. (2011-09-27)
Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?
A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer initially diagnosed at 50 or younger. (2017-06-22)
Mammography does not increase risk of breast cancer in high-risk women
Mammography screening does not increase risk of breast cancer in women who have a particular genetic mutation, known as a BRCA mutation, according to researchers reporting online in The Lancet Oncology. (2006-03-21)
Mammography screening: Patient information leaflets do not affect willingness to participate
Elisabeth Gummersbach and colleagues report on a study in which they determined how well the prospective subjects understood the information presented in leaflets about mammography screening and whether this information influenced their willingness to undergo screening. (2015-02-20)
What is the right age to start mammogram screening?
Screening mammography has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality among women aged 50-69 years. (2001-02-19)
Annual screening does not cut breast cancer deaths, suggests Canadian study
Annual screening in women aged 40-59 does not reduce mortality from breast cancer beyond that of physical examination or usual care, concludes a 25-year study from Canada published on today. (2014-02-11)
Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
Using magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose breast cancer in its intraductal stage could help prevent the development of invasive cancer, conclude authors of an article in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2007-08-09)
Sonography is more accurate imaging test for detecting breast cancer in young women
Results of a new study show that breast sonography is more accurate than mammography in symptomatic women 45 years old or younger, and may be an appropriate initial imaging test in investigating these women. (2003-03-26)
New mammography technology improves cancer detection
A new radiological diagnostic tool called stereo mammography allows clinicians to detect more lesions and could significantly reduce the number of women who are recalled for additional tests following routine screening mammography. (2007-11-28)
Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations
A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening. (2016-08-02)
Digital mammography decreases 'call-back' appointments, reducing patient anxiety and cost
The use of digital mammography instead of conventional screen film mammography can lead to significant decreases in the number of patients called back to the hospital for further mammograms, making it easier on the patient and saving money, says a new study. (2005-05-17)
Drop in hormone therapy use linked with drop in mammogram rates
A new analysis has found that a decline in hormone therapy (HT) use among women aged 50 to 64 years is linked with lower mammogram rates among these women. (2011-08-22)
Women with mental disorders less likely to have mammograms
Women with mental disorders are less likely to have screening mammograms than women without mental illness, although the nature of the mental illness does play a role. (2006-10-26)
Breast augmentation may interfere with mammography interpretation
Breast augmentation may interfere with the interpretation of mammography examinations for asymptomatic women, however, there is no evidence that women are diagnosed with more advanced cancers compared with women without augmentation, according to a study in the January 28 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2004-01-27)
New digital technique improves mammography results
Radiologists are experimenting with contrast digital mammography to better diagnose cancer in dense breasts, according to a study appearing in the September issue of the journal Radiology. (2003-08-26)
Many breast cancer survivors not getting recommended mammograms
A new study finds use of annual mammography among breast cancer survivors, who are at increased risk of a recurrence or a new malignancy in the other breast, dropped off after a few years. (2006-04-24)
Breast cancer detection rate using ultrasound is shown to be comparable to mammography
The use of ultrasound in detecting breast cancer has been shown to be comparable in its sensitivity to that of mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease according to a study published Dec. (2015-12-28)
Mammography no more sensitive in women with family history of breast cancer, says UCSF/SFVAMC study
Mammography is no more sensitive at detecting breast cancer in women with a family history of the disease than in women without it, according to a new study by University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center researchers and their colleagues. (2000-12-03)
Study examines outcomes of screening mammography for age, breast density, hormone therapy
A study that compared the benefits and harms of the frequency of screening mammography to age, breast density and postmenopausal use of hormone therapy suggests that woman ages 50 to 74 years who undergo biennial screenings have a similar risk of advanced-stage disease and a lower cumulative risk of false-positive results than those who get mammograms annually, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. (2013-03-18)
Mammography rates declining in the United States
Since 2000 mammography rates have declined significantly in the United States, according to a new study. (2007-05-14)
Breast density and outcomes of supplemental breast cancer screening
In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. (2016-04-26)
Mammography plus sonography can help rule out breast cancer in patients with palpable lesions
When mammography and sonography are used together to evaluate palpable breast lesions, they can rule out cancers in most patients, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. (2008-04-11)
Mammography availability linked to breast cancer mortality rate
More women die of breast cancer in areas where mammography centers are few and far between, according to research by a Medical College of Georgia radiology resident. (2010-01-11)
Health benefits, risks weighed for mammography in 40-something women
Conducting routine screening mammograms for women in their 40s is appropriate when the women and their doctors consider the benefits and the risks, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center breast oncologist. (2006-12-07)
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