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.

Mammography, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70.

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News | Mammography | October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020 — Mammography, which is an X-ray picture of the breast, is efficient also for women over the age of 70...
Rebrand reflects Volpara Health's mission to prevent advanced-stage breast cancer
News | Breast Imaging | October 19, 2020
October 19, 2020 — Volpara Solutions, a leader in AI-powered breast density assessment, announced that it has changed...
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, and Volpara Solutions, a purpose-driven software company on a mission to prevent advanced-stage breast cancer, today announced an expanded partnership to provide mammography facilities and clinicians with breast imaging solutions designed to improve image quality, streamline workflow and accurately assess a patient's breast density.
News | Breast Imaging | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical...
More than 600,000 women die of advanced breast cancer annually. (1) There is a safe, universally obtainable method to reduce this terrible toll according to MammaCare Foundation scientist Mark Kane Goldstein, Ph.D.

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News | Women's Health | October 15, 2020
October 15, 2020 — More than 600,000 women die of advanced breast cancer annually. (1) There is a safe, universally...
Videos | MRI Breast | October 14, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains how breast...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | October 14, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains how the COVID-19...
Videos | Breast Density | October 13, 2020
Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, explains what it means to...
Released in the lead up to #DenseBreastDay (30 September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), the animation explains how breast density can complicate mammogram screening and make it harder for medical professionals to detect breast cancer. This highly engaging animation shows a polar bear hiding in a snow globe as an analogy for cancer hiding in dense breast tissue. 

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News | Breast Density | October 07, 2020
October 7, 2020 — A group of Australia’s leading breast cancer researchers is raising awareness about the importance of...
Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm.

Microscopic photo of a professionally prepared slide demonstrating breast tissue with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Immuhistochemistry of estrogen receptor positive. Micrograph of breast cancer. Slide shows corresponding length of 1 mm. Getty Images

News | Breast Imaging | October 05, 2020
October 5, 2020 — A major study of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — a breast condition that can become...
ASTRO urges radiation oncology benefits management company eviCore to reconsider a move that requires shorter treatment regimens without regard for physician judgement

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News | Radiation Oncology | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — Radiation oncologists expressed serious concerns about a new private insurance coverage policy that...
Girls in Tech, a global non-profit bringing the world together through education and experiences, is teaming up with McKesson, a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions, for a global hackathon to design innovative solutions for those impacted by breast cancer.

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News | Women's Health | October 02, 2020
October 2, 2020 — Girls in Tech, a global non-profit bringing the world together through education and experiences, is...
The multi-pronged initiative includes BWHI’s P.O.W.E.R. of Sure campaign, which will examine common barriers to early screening and encourage Black women to schedule and attend their annual mammograms. The campaign features Grammy Award winning, Oscar and Golden Globe nominated artist Mary J. Blige and a multimedia digital hub with resources including common facts and myths about mammography, frequently asked questions regarding breast cancer and screening guidelines, a list of locations offering breast can

The campaign features Grammy Award winning, Oscar and Golden Globe nominated artist Mary J. Blige.

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News | Women's Health | October 01, 2020
October 1, 2020 — Hologic, Inc. announced a multi-year commitment to decreasing breast cancer screening disparities for...
The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a new, portable breast imaging system that has the potential to better identify breast cancer.
News | Breast Imaging | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — The University at Buffalo has received a four-year, $1.4 million grant from the National...
New study indicates that KUBTEC's Mozart 3D Specimen Imaging decreases re-excision rates for breast lumpectomies by more than 50%
News | Breast Imaging | September 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 — A new study in the Annals of Surgical Oncology demonstrates that Kubtec Medical Imaging's Mozart ...
Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases are picked up before they begin to cause symptoms, according to a study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 21, 2020
September 21, 2020 — Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases...
Data from breastcancer.org indicates that 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 48,530 cases of noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2020. Of these cases, more than 42,000 women are expected to die

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Blog | Breast Imaging | September 18, 2020
Data from breastcancer.org indicates that 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 48,530 cases of noninvasive (...
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of personal life, business operations and healthcare, including breast imaging and breast cancer care.

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Feature | Breast Imaging | September 18, 2020 | By Susan Harvey, M.D.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every facet of personal life, business operations and healthcare, including breast...
Candelis, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective enterprise healthcare solutions, and GE Healthcare, the healthcare business unit of General Electric, have announced a collaboration to enhance the mammography workflow, image management, and storage capabilities for the Senographe Pristina Mammography System
News | Breast Imaging | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — Candelis, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and cost-effective enterprise healthcare...
UT Dallas study aims to advance thermography for monitoring tumors

Adolfo Lozano, PhD'20, works on a proof-of-concept computer model of the thermal properties of breast cancer. He and other UT Dallas researchers aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring cancer and its treatment. Image courtesy of The University of Texas at Dallas

News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2020
September 9, 2020 — Thermal imaging has been available for decades to detect temperature differences on the skin that...
Sandra Sha, M.D., a distinguished physician as recognized by the Florida Medical Association, specializing in breast cancer treatment

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News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Advanced Radiation Therapy has completed the installation of the AccuBoost Digital platform at the...