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.

Timothy Whelan is a professor of oncology at McMaster University and a radiation oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre of Hamilton Health Sciences. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. Photo courtesy McMaster University

Timothy Whelan is a professor of oncology at McMaster University and a radiation oncologist at the Juravinski Cancer Centre of Hamilton Health Sciences. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer Research. Photo courtesy McMaster University. Photo courtesy of McMaster University

News | Breast Imaging | December 06, 2019
December 6, 2019 — A shorter course of higher-dose radiation treatment to part of the breast is showing promise in...
#RSNA19 GE Healthcare introduced Serena Bright, the healthcare industry’s first contrast-enhanced mammography solution for biopsy
News | Mammography | November 30, 2019
November 30, 2019 — To help empower clinicians and patients in their fight against breast cancer, GE Healthcare ...
This bar graph shows breast cancer presentation by screening interval #RSNA19

This bar graph shows breast cancer presentation by screening interval. Image courtesy of study author and RSNA

News | Breast Imaging | November 28, 2019
November 28, 2019 — Cancers found in patients undergoing annual mammography screening are smaller and less advanced...
News | Breast Imaging | November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 — Unifi Workspace, a new comprehensive breast diagnostic reading solution from Hologic, will launch...
Candelis, Inc. recently launched the Advanced Breast Imaging Workstation as an enhancement to its ImageGrid platform
News | Breast Imaging | November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 — Candelis, Inc. recently launched the Advanced Breast Imaging Workstation as an enhancement to its...
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 — Visage Imaging, Inc. (Visage), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has...
Hologic Quorum Imaging Technology
News | Breast Imaging | November 13, 2019
November 13, 2019 – Hologic, Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 3DQuorum ...
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News | Breast Imaging | November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019 — Geisinger has partnered with Life Image, a global network for sharing clinical and imaging data, to...
 Siemans Healthineers MAGNETOM Altea
News | MRI Breast | November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019 — Northern Arizona Radiology in Flagstaff, Ariz., recently became the first healthcare facility in...
Kubtec has made the Marcum Tech Top 40 (TT40) list of fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut
News | Radiology Business | November 06, 2019
November 6, 2019 — The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and Marcum LLP announced Kubtec has made the Marcum Tech...
The U.S. market is unique in that it formed over 55 percent of the global market in 2018

The U.S. market is unique in that it formed over 55 percent of the global market in 2018.

Feature | Mammography | October 30, 2019 | By Imogen Fitt
When breast imaging comes to mind, mammography is the undisputed current modality of choice. Used as the primary...
2-D mole marker

2-D mole marker used in 3-D, Slice 1 of 59

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Breast Imaging | October 30, 2019
When it comes to the use of mammography skin markers in digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) or 3-D mammography, care has...
CAD's ProFound AI Improves Efficiency and Accuracy in Breast Cancer Detection
Feature | Breast Imaging | October 28, 2019
October 28, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) helps improve the efficiency and accuracy of an advanced imaging...
Breast Tomosynthesis Increases Cancer Detection Over Digital Mammography
News | Mammography | October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 — Screening digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) results in “significantly increased CDR [cancer...
GE Healthcare and Premier Inc. Developing One-stop Breast Clinic Model for U.S.
News | Mammography | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — GE Healthcare and Premier Inc. have announced a collaboration to develop a model to bring a same-day...
Densitas Breast Density Assessment Software Joins Nuance AI Marketplace
News | Breast Density | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Densitas Inc. announced that its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared densitas densityai...
The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Revolution Apex intelligent computed tomography (CT) scanner. Image courtesy of GE Healthcare.

News | RSNA | October 18, 2019
October 18, 2019 — At the 2019 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2019), Dec. 1-6 in...
A patient prepares to have a tomosynthesis-guided prone breast biopsy using the Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system.

A patient prepares to have a tomosynthesis-guided prone breast biopsy using the Hologic Affirm prone biopsy system.

Feature | Breast Biopsy Systems | October 17, 2019 | By Harriet Borofsky, M.D.
The current body of research supporting digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT or 3-D mammography) is now overwhelming, with...
Improving Clinical Image Quality for Breast Imaging and improving cancer detection in women with dense breasts.
Feature | Breast Imaging | October 16, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis
On Jan. 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new quality improvement initiative focused on...
Genia Sutton, intGenia Sutton, interim director of radiology

Genia Sutton, interim director of radiology, has seen the benefit to patients. “Five minutes is a lot of time if you are thinking you may have breast cancer,” she said. “Now, technologists aren’t as rushed. They can give a more personal touch because they can spend more time with their patients.”

Sponsored Content | Case Study | Mammography | October 10, 2019
When Cullman Regional Medical Center in Alabama decided to switch from 2-D to 3-D mammography, they knew they needed to...