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The women’s health channel includes news, videos, podcasts and other content related to technology used to detect and treat breast cancer and cervical cancer, including mammography, breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), automated breast ultrasound (ABUS), breast ultrasound, breast biopsy and breast radiation therapy.

The prevalence of genetic mutations associated with breast cancer in Black and white women is the same, according to a new JAMA Oncology study of nearly 30,000 patients led by researchers in the Basser Center for BRCA at the Abramson Cancer Center.

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News | Women's Health | June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 — The prevalence of genetic mutations associated with breast cancer in Black and white women is the same...
The new X-ray scanner can provide detailed information about the internal makeup of rocks, which could be useful for archaeologists studying fossils or miners making decisions about which ore to use in their extraction facilities. Image courtesy of Joel Greenberg, Duke University

The new X-ray scanner can provide detailed information about the internal makeup of rocks, which could be useful for archaeologists studying fossils or miners making decisions about which ore to use in their extraction facilities. Image courtesy of Joel Greenberg, Duke University

News | X-Ray | June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021 — Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a prototype X-ray scanning machine that reveals not just...
Kathryn A. Gold, M.D., associate clinical professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, presented data showing an increase in people diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer in 2020 and 2021, compared to 2019.

Kathryn A. Gold, M.D., associate clinical professor at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, presented data showing an increase in people diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer in 2020 and 2021, compared to 2019.

News | Breast Imaging | June 08, 2021
June 8, 2021 — Reporting at the 2021 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Kathryn A. Gold, M.D...
Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

Prof. Jayant Vaidya, lead author of the study, University College London surgery and interventional science, performs a TARGI-IORT procedure. A small ball-shaped device placed inside the breast, directly where the cancer had been. The single-dose treatment lasts for around 20-30 minutes and replaces the need for extra hospital visits in eight out of ten cases.

News | Radiation Oncology | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — A breast cancer therapy that requires just one shot of radiotherapy is as effective as traditional...
A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

A) Ultrasound in 28-year-old woman (B) MRI in 34-year-old woman with suspected PAS disorder. Focal area of placental tissues bulge toward imaginary lines of normal uterine contour (dash lines). Length (L) and depth (D) measurements of placental bulge also demonstrated. p = placenta; b = bladder. Image courtesy of American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Ultrasound Imaging | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — According to an open-access Editor's Choice article in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
A new study finds that brachytherapy, a common procedure that delivers radiation directly to cancer cells, may continue safely, potentially without delay or antibiotics, in cervical cancer patients following uterine perforation.

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News | Brachytherapy Systems, Women's Healthcare | May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021 — A new study finds that brachytherapy, a common procedure that delivers radiation directly to cancer...
team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has developed a new ultrasound technique to monitor the placenta for impaired fetal blood flow early in pregnancy.

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News | Ultrasound Imaging | May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021 — A team of researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health has developed a new ultrasound...
The Radiological Society of North American announced that RSNA21 will be back — live — this November in Chicago
News | RSNA | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) announced today that 10,378 scientific and educational...
Medical researchers at Flinders University have established a new link between high body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer survival rates — with clinical data revealing worse outcomes for early breast cancer (EBC) patients and improved survival rates in advanced breast cancer (ABC).

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News | Women's Health | May 13, 2021
May 13, 2021 — Medical researchers at Flinders University have established a new link between high body mass index (BMI...
Hologic, Inc. launched Project Health Equality (PHE), a unique initiative that strives to address the structural and cultural barriers that prevent Black and Hispanic women in the U.S. from receiving the same quality health care as white women.
News | Women's Health | May 12, 2021
May 12, 2021 — Hologic, Inc. launched Project Health Equality (PHE), a unique initiative that strives to address the...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 11, 2021
Yael Eshet, M.D., MSc, a diagnostic radiology specialist at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, was the lead author on a...
News | Artificial Intelligence | May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021 — Whiterabbit, an AI technology company focused on early breast cancer detection, today announced the...
A study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Gothenburg University in Sweden has found that low levels of a protein called PDGFRb are associated with particularly good results of radiotherapy in women with early-stage breast cancer.
News | Radiation Therapy | May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021 —A study involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Gothenburg University in Sweden has found that...
GE Healthcare announced the acquisition of Zionexa, a leading innovator of in-vivo oncology and neurology biomarkers that help enable more personalized healthcare. The company aims to develop and bring to market Zionexa’s pipeline biomarkers, as well as the recently FDA-approved PET imaging agent, Cerianna (fluoroestradiol F-18)
News | PET Imaging | May 06, 2021
May 6, 2021 — GE Healthcare announced the acquisition of Zionexa, a leading innovator of in-vivo oncology and neurology...
A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Image used with permission of RSNA.

A 37-year-old woman developed a new, palpable left supraclavicular lymphadenopathy lump five days after her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the left arm. On the day of vaccination, the patient was asymptomatic. This is an example of how the vaccine can mimic cancer and swollen lymph nodes. Read more about this case study. Image used with permission of RSNA.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 03, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
While the mass COVID-19 vaccination effort over the past four months is bringing closer the light at the end of the...
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-...
A 63-year-old multiple #myeloma patient, with skeletal pain. New #FDG avid axillary #lymphadenopathy 62 days (9 weeks) after second #mRNA #vaccination dose. Image used with permission of the Radiological Society of North America (#RSNA)

A 63-year-old multiple myeloma patient, with skeletal pain. New FDG avid axillary lymphadenopathy 62 days (9 weeks) after second mRNA vaccination dose. Image used with permission of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 29, 2021 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Ever so slowly, we are beginning to see some light at the end of the pandemic’s tunnel. Vaccines are now more easily...
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...
ACR releases 13 new topics and five revised topics to support referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decisions
News | Radiology Imaging | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) released an update to its ACR Appropriateness Criteria (ACR AC...
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...