Breast Imaging

Women's health news related to breast imaging, including mammography, breast MRI, automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), breast ultrasound, breast biopsy, and positron emission mammography (PEM). This channel also includes news on breast density and the issues it causes in detecting cancers.  Mammography can be broken into two types of systems. 2-D full field digital mammography (FFDM) have almost completely replaced older X-ray film based systems. The newest generation systems use 3-D tomosynthesis mammography technology, where a series of digital images are shot in an arch around the breasts and a computer reconstructs the images into slices that can be scrolled through to see layers of tissue. This allows easier radiology reading of images, especially in women with dense breasts, because it can cancers where there are several layers of thick breast tissue that can mask cancers on 2-D mammography. Tomo is rapidly replacing FFDM.

Molli provides breast cancer patients with a better experience over traditional wire and other lesion localization options; the new device helps surgeons remove lesions more efficiently with accuracy and specificity
News | Breast Imaging | May 03, 2021
May 3, 2021 — Molli Surgical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Molli, a new wire-...
Knowledge gaps regarding breast density among women’s health providers can be addressed with web-based education and may lead to more informed and effective patient-provider communications
News | Breast Density | April 28, 2021
April 28, 2021 – DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) announced the results of the study, “Effect of an educational intervention...
The Imagio Breast Imaging System combines laser light and sound with conventional ultrasound technology to provide fused functional and anatomic images (referred to as optoacoustic/ultrasound or OA/US) in real time, increasing confidence in diagnostic accuracy.

The Imagio Breast Imaging System combines laser light and sound with conventional ultrasound technology to provide fused functional and anatomic images (referred to as optoacoustic/ultrasound or OA/US) in real time, increasing confidence in diagnostic accuracy.

News | Breast Imaging | April 23, 2021
April 23, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Seno Medical's Imagio P200003 Breast Imaging...
A Norwegian study for the first time reveals benefit of the #PARP inhibitor #Olaparib in patients with early #breastcancer not harboring germline mutations

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News | Radiation Therapy | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 — Targeted therapy in early stages of breast cancer can pave the way for a notable higher success rate,...
#SBI #NCoBC Studies presented at two leading breast imaging conferences demonstrate ProFound AI helps radiologists identify normal mammograms and those with increased likelihood of malignancy with precision
News | Breast Imaging | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 —iCAD, Inc. announced that new research supporting the clinical value of ProFound AI for Digital Breast...
Women at high risk of breast cancer face cost-associated barriers to care even when they have health insurance, a new study has found.

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News | Women's Health | April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021 — Women at high risk of breast cancer face cost-associated barriers to care even when they have health...
#LG Business Solutions USA has announced the latest in LG’s full line of professional, medical-grade #diagnostic #monitors, the 31-inch, 12-megapixel #31HN713D, which can be used for multiple modes of #diagnostic study, including 3-D #mammography.
News | Flat Panel Displays | April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021 — Spurred by the pandemic and the larger trend toward remote work, radiologists have started seeking...
Comparisons of high definition and standard definition infrared imaging for digital histopathology. Image courtesy of the Beckman Institute

Comparisons of high definition and standard definition infrared imaging for digital histopathology. Image courtesy of the Beckman Institute

News | Breast Imaging | April 14, 2021
April 14, 2021 — Detecting and analyzing breast cancer goes beyond the initial discovery of the cancer itself. If a...
3-D mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in the period between routine screenings, when compared with traditional mammography, according to a large study from Lund University in Sweden. The results are published in the journal Radiology.

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News | Breast Imaging | April 09, 2021
April 9, 2021 — 3-D mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed in the period between routine...
Mobidiag Oy, a privately held, commercial-stage Finnish-French developer of innovative molecular diagnostic tests and instrumentation, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Hologic, Inc., a global leader in women's health, for an enterprise value of approximately $795 million.  This includes a cash payment of approximately $714 million for Mobidiag’s equity, and net debt of approximately $81 million.
News | Women's Health | April 08, 2021
April 8, 2021 — Mobidiag Oy, a privately held, commercial-stage Finnish-French developer of innovative molecular...
Ultrasound is an invaluable diagnostic tool for the early detection of breast cancer, but the classification of lesions is sometimes challenging and time consuming. Could artificial intelligence hold the answer to solving these problems? Graphic courtesy of Chinese Medical Journal

Ultrasound is an invaluable diagnostic tool for the early detection of breast cancer, but the classification of lesions is sometimes challenging and time consuming. Could artificial intelligence hold the answer to solving these problems? Graphic courtesy of Chinese Medical Journal

News | Artificial Intelligence | April 06, 2021
April 6, 2021 — In 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization stated that...
 iCAD, Inc. announced that ProFound AI for 2D Mammography might notably reduce the risk of interval breast cancer, according to a retrospective analysis recently published in the Journal of Medical Screening. 
News | Breast Imaging | April 02, 2021
April 2, 2021 — iCAD, Inc. announced that ProFound AI for 2D Mammography might notably reduce the risk of interval...
While the COVID-19 crisis is challenging, the pandemic is also giving researchers an opportunity to discover new approaches to saving lives. A study published in the JAMA Network Open on Thursday, March 25, 2021, recommends a new way for triaging mammogram patients during times of limited capacity, such as pandemic surges, when individuals may also experience anxiety about COVID-19.

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News | Breast Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 — While the COVID-19 crisis is challenging, the pandemic is also giving researchers an opportunity to...
In looking at the broader impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing, public health experts are examining screening rates for cancer. A new study looking at U.S. mammography screening rates during the first five months of the pandemic found both a strong rebound in breast cancer screening rates and a concerning cumulative deficit in mammograms due to missed appointments, as well as uncovering disparities when looking at screening according to race

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News | Breast Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 — In looking at the broader impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and wellbeing, public health...
Videos | Breast Imaging | March 26, 2021
Constance "Connie" Lehman, M.D., Ph.D., chief of breast imaging, co-director of the Avon Comprehensive Breast...
 iCad announced that ProFound AI Version 3.0 for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
News | Breast Imaging | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — iCad announced that ProFound AI Version 3.0 for Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) was cleared by the...
Detection of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) using explainable AI. The AI-technique is used to generate a heatmap showing TILs (red) and other tissues and cells (blue and green). Image courtesy of Klauschen/Charité

Detection of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) using explainable AI. The AI-technique is used to generate a heatmap showing TILs (red) and other tissues and cells (blue and green). Image courtesy of Klauschen/Charité

News | Artificial Intelligence | March 22, 2021
March 22, 2021 — Researchers at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and TU Berlin as well as the University of Oslo...
Left to right: Subtraction right mediolateral oblique (MLO) CEM was non-diagnostic because of artifact, potentially due to motion misregistration from extended exposure time; subtraction right MLO implant displaced CEM image shows 5.8 cm enhancing mass (arrow); contrast-enhanced MRI sagittal subtraction image shows concordant mass (arrow).

Left to right: Subtraction right mediolateral oblique (MLO) CEM was non-diagnostic because of artifact, potentially due to motion misregistration from extended exposure time; subtraction right MLO implant displaced CEM image shows 5.8 cm enhancing mass (arrow); contrast-enhanced MRI sagittal subtraction image shows concordant mass (arrow).

News | Breast Imaging | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) showed...
Attending the two most recent screening appointments before a breast cancer diagnosis protects against breast cancer death, according to a Queen Mary University of London study of over half a million Swedish women conducted over 24 years

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News | Breast Imaging | March 12, 2021
March 12, 2021 — For women who had participated in both of their previous two screening examinations, the incidence of...
Breast cancer is the most common fatal cancer in women. Early detection increases a woman's chances of recovery. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an accurate technique for detecting and classifying tumors in breast tissue.
News | MRI Breast | March 09, 2021
March 9, 2021 — Breast cancer is the most common fatal cancer in women. Early detection increases a woman's chances of...