Breast Imaging
It has been shown that mammography is the most effective screening modality for the detection of breast cancer, reducing mortality by 20-30%.1 Despite this, there are limitations that have radiologists and researchers looking for the next best...
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Breast Imaging
It is well established that the two biggest risk factors for breast cancer are gender (being female) and age (getting older). More than 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known family history or risk factors. These facts justify...
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Breast Imaging
When the FDA approved the first digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) unit (Hologic-Selenia Dimensions) in February 2011, it was mandated that a two-dimensional (2D) mammogram was acquired along with the three-dimensional (3D) tomographic slices of the...
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Breast Imaging
We've all heard of price parity, but did you know there is a large push towards IMAGE parity throughout the healthcare system?  Consistent and standard work is something we all strive for. No one thinks that is a bad idea, but can it be done in...
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Breast Imaging
Digital breast tomosynthesis, or 3D Mammography, is the latest advancement in breast imaging that has everyone talking, including my mother and her friends.  Having a son that works in the medical field, especially in mammography, gives her an extra...
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Breast Imaging
It looks as though we may be on the losing side in the fight against breast cancer.  The US Preventative Services Task Force on Mammography made a decision based on decades-old data which will turn the clock back 30 years when it comes to our...
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Breast Imaging
Imagine a world where orthopedists were tasked with establishing the level of care necessary for people who had heart attacks. Or podiatrists were put in charge of setting guidelines for infertility treatments. Or pediatricians determined how and...
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Breast Imaging
Let's get one thing out of the way first - I don't swoon.  I don't know many women who do. In fact I find most women to be remarkably tough.   Perhaps that's why I see red flags instead of pink ribbons when policy makers use "emotional distress" from...
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Breast Imaging
There is no doubt that digital breast tomosynthesis (3-D Mammography) has launched us into a new age of mammography. The clarity and number of images helps radiologists see and examine more breast tissue detail than ever before.  Detection rates of...
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