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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.

News | Breast Imaging | September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021 — ImageCare Centers is unveiling its new “PINK Better Mammo” service with the addition of ProFound...
This is an example of 3-D ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

This is an example of TriVu ultrasound imaging on a breast, designed to help increase efficiency and diagnostic accuracy in any practice. Image courtesy of Hologic.

Feature | Breast Imaging | September 15, 2021 | By Jennifer Meade
The breast ultrasound market is seeing growth, driven largely by the proliferation of recent legislation aimed at...
While the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and the introduction of EQUIP (Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program) have been successful in standardizing and enhancing mammographic imaging quality, inadequate breast positioning can dramatically impact the ability of radiologists and technicians to quickly and accurately detect breast cancer and potentially malignant lesions in their patients

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Feature | Mammography | September 15, 2021 | By Christopher Austin, M.D. and Randy D. Hicks, M.D., MBA
During mammography, proper breast positioning is critical to the radiologist’s ability to identify potential lesions,...
Plan to attend RSNA21 at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

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News | RSNA | September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021 — The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) today announced highlights of the Technical...
Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the country, as a customer and will implement its entire suite of structured breast imaging reporting and MQSA management tools. The installation is designed to help streamline processes, improve reporting efficiency and optimize facility operations across the Banner Health network.
News | Breast Imaging | September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 — Ikonopedia announced that it has added Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health care...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening mammograms during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic promises a new and improved paradigm—reducing care disparities, while increasing the speed of diagnostic workup.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), immediately reading screening...
Laws designed to help women with increased risk for missed breast cancer diagnoses may help catch the disease earlier, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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News | Breast Imaging | September 09, 2021
September 9, 2021 — Laws designed to help women with increased risk for missed breast cancer diagnoses may help catch...
The researchers say there is currently a lack of good quality evidence to support a policy of replacing human radiologists with artificial intelligence (AI) technology when screening for breast cancer.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | September 02, 2021
September 2, 2021 — Humans still seem to be better than technology when it comes to the accuracy of spotting possible...
Patients treated with Xoft Brain IORT lived for a range of 4 to 54 months after treatment without recurrence, whereas patients in the control group had a recurrence within 2 to 10 months and lived for 2 to 22.5 months after treatment
News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021 — iCAD, Inc., a global medical technology leader providing innovative cancer detection and therapy...
This National Senior Citizens Day, Sat., August 21st, Mercy Medical Center emphasized Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), a one-time breast cancer treatment option during surgery, ideal for women over 70 with who may otherwise receive no radiation or endure side effects of six weeks of daily treatments.
News | Radiation Oncology | August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 — For decades, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommended forgoing post-lumpectomy...
Building on prior success combining Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) inhibitors with hormone therapy to treat breast cancer, researchers are now exploring the potential integration of CDK inhibitors with radiotherapy

Schematic overview of cell cycle regulation, with an emphasis on radiotherapy-induced pathways and CDK/cyclin regulation. In M phase and in G2 resting phase, cancer cells are respectively very sensitive and moderately sensitive to radiation injury, whereas in G1 phase and in S phase, cancer cells are moderately resistant to radiation injury. Irradiation induces G1 and G2 cell cycle checkpoint activation and DNA repair. Most cancer cells are defective in G1 checkpoint, commonly due to the mutations/alterations of the key regulators of the G1 checkpoint, but contain a functional G2 checkpoint. Figure courtesy of The International Journal of Molecular Sciences

News | Radiation Therapy | August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021 — Building on prior success combining Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) inhibitors with hormone therapy to...
DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) announced that the European Society of Radiology (ESR) now links to DB-I website and educational materials as a resource for members about the screening and risk implications of dense breast tissue.
News | Breast Density | August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021 — DenseBreast-info.org (DB-I) announced that the European Society of Radiology (ESR) now links to DB-I...
#coronavirus #COVID19 #pandemic #RSNA21 will require all attendees and exhibitors to show proof of #vaccination and wear a #mask

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News | RSNA | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — RSNA 2021 will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all in-person attendees and exhibitors at...
OWN Your Health and Hologic’s Project Health Equality collaborate to produce culturally competent health information, research and care pathways to serve the unique needs of black women
News | Women's Health | August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021 — Oprah Winfrey Network and its first-ever health initiative OWN YOUR HEALTH announced an exclusive...
artificial intelligence-based computer-aided detection (AI-CAD) can be a practical addition for lowering false-positive findings when performing post-breast conserving therapy (BCT) surveillance mammography

AI-CAD marked axillary lymph node and region in right upper outer quadrant (arrows and thin line outlining both sites) and assigned an abnormality score of 28%.

News | Breast Imaging | August 11, 2021
August 11, 2021 — According to an open-access Editor’s Choice article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR),...
Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify new biomarkers for breast cancer that can predict whether the cancer will return after treatment — and which can be identified from routinely acquired tissue biopsy samples of early-stage breast cancer.
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 09, 2021
August 9, 2021 — Scientists at Case Western Reserve University have used artificial intelligence (AI) to identify new...
Receiver operator characteristics curve for the optimal response classifiers, optimized for maximum F1-Score. The AUCs for each classifier are reported in the legend. Image courtesy of Gregory J. Czarnota

Receiver operator characteristics curve for the optimal response classifiers, optimized for maximum F1-Score. The AUCs for each classifier are reported in the legend. Image courtesy of Gregory J. Czarnota - [email protected]

News | MRI Breast | August 06, 2021
August 6, 2021 — Oncotarget published "MRI texture features from tumor core and margin in the prediction of response to...
#HIMSS21 #PACS #VNA #mammography FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase Synapse 7x, the company’s next-generation PACS image visualization platform, which unites radiology, mammography, cardiology and enterprise imaging through a single, zero-footprint PACS viewer
News | PACS | August 05, 2021
August 5, 2021 —  FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase Synapse 7x, the company’s next-generation PACS...
The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORAR), along with physicians and patient organizations, supports the introduction of H.R. 4479, the “Facilitating Innovative Nuclear Diagnostics (FIND) Act of 2021” by Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Neal Dunn (R-FL) and Greg Murphy (R-NC).

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News | Nuclear Imaging | August 04, 2021
August 4, 2021 — The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORAR), along with physicians and patient...
Right mediolateral oblique (MLO) mammograms for different women with the same breast thickness but varying breast density.

Right mediolateral oblique (MLO) mammograms for different women with the same breast thickness but varying breast density.

News | Breast Imaging | July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 — Volpara Health, a global health technology software leader providing an integrated breast care platform...