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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.

Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of early-stage breast cancer diagnosis since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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News | Breast Imaging | December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020 — Minority women and women in general aged 50-64 in Pennsylvania showed an increased proportion of...
A new study finds that significant symptoms in young and Black patients are more likely to be under-recognized

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News | Radiation Therapy | December 10, 2020
December 10, 2020 — Physicians did not recognize side effects from radiation therapy in more than half of breast cancer...
Earlier initial diagnosis reduces lung cancer mortality in heavy (ex-)smokers / The risk of harm from misdiagnosis or overdiagnosis is relatively low

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News | Computed Tomography (CT) | December 08, 2020
December 8, 2020 — For heavy (ex-)smokers, lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT, LDCT...
Images show symptomatic false-negative cancer in a 73-year-old black woman who presented with a palpable abnormality 64 days after negative screening mammography. (a) Negative screening left digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) mammogram. (b) Diagnostic DBT mammogram shows a new palpable mass (arrow). (c) Spot-compression DBT mammogram enables confirmation of mass (arrow). (d) Ultrasound (US) image shows hypoechoic mass with angular margins. Subsequent US-guided biopsy revealed estrogen receptor- and progeste

Images show symptomatic false-negative cancer in a 73-year-old black woman who presented with a palpable abnormality 64 days after negative screening mammography. (a) Negative screening left digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) mammogram. (b) Diagnostic DBT mammogram shows a new palpable mass (arrow). (c) Spot-compression DBT mammogram enables confirmation of mass (arrow). (d) Ultrasound (US) image shows hypoechoic mass with angular margins. Subsequent US-guided biopsy revealed estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative invasive ductal carcinoma. Image courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Breast Imaging | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — Breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers significant advantages over...
16% of people believe they have developed a medical condition since the coronavirus crisis started but have not seen a doctor because they worry about getting COVID-19
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 07, 2020
December 7, 2020 — New research* from Zegami, an Oxford based medical image analysis platform, reveals that 29% of...
Guidance for mammography facilities, state MQSA contract partners, FDA-approved MQSA accreditation bodies and Food and Drug Administration staff

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News | Mammography | December 04, 2020
December 4, 2020 — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an immediately in effect guidance, ...
Studies show new deep-learning algorithm helps radiologists detect breast cancers in their early stages when used with the Genius 3D Mammography exam
News | Breast Imaging | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Hologic, Inc., an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s...
Lunit’s algorithm showed the best performance compared to other commercialized AI algorithms, ultimately reducing the workload of radiologists to classify mammography screenings
News | Artificial Intelligence | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — Recent studies have shown that Lunit’s AI solution is as accurate as average radiologists when it...
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News | RSNA | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — At the Virtual RSNA 2020 conference, it was announced that Mary C. Mahoney, M.D., is RSNA president...
Researchers developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers to predict a patient’s risk for developing breast cancer

A deep learning model was developed that combined imaging and traditional risk factors.

News | Mammography | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that...
 Lunit, a leading medical AI software company, will be joining the 106th Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) this year, presenting its AI solutions for chest X-ray and mammography at partner booths.
News | Artificial Intelligence | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — Lunit, a leading medical AI software company, will be joining the 106th Radiological Society of...
ProFound AI for DBT offers superior clinical performance when compared to other commercially available breast AI systems
News | Breast Imaging | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — iCAD reported that over 1,000 licenses have been sold as part of ProFound AI sales since the...
Densitas Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced its partnership with Mammography Educators to offer the first artificial intelligence powered telehealth technologist training platform to support business continuity in mammography facilities.
News | Mammography | November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 — Densitas Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening...
Radiologists around the world will have access to a first-of-its-kind online breast density training tool designed to improve radiologists' ability to correctly identify women's breast density categories to comply with the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), thanks to a collaboration between DetectED-X and Volpara Health. 
News | Breast Density | November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 — Radiologists around the world will have access to a first-of-its-kind online breast density...
Reduces the complexity of reporting for screening and diagnostic MRI eams to deliver time-saving and patient safety benefits
News | MRI Breast | November 18, 2020
November 18, 2020 — Ikonopedia announced the release of its newly updated next-generation breast MRI reporting module. ...
DensitasInc., a leading provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced that NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore), will deploy the densitas  platform across its mammography facilities
News | Breast Imaging | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — Densitas Inc., a leading provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening...
An interview with Professor Christiane Kuhl, M.D., director of radiology, University Hospital Aachen, Germany, on the effects on breast imaging in the COVID-19 era

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Feature | Breast Imaging | November 12, 2020 | By Dave Fornell
The pandemic forced many elective procedures, including most areas of cancer screening, to be put on hold to prioritize...
Images in a 55-year-old woman with a spiculated mass localized in the upper central quadrant (arrow in A, B, D, and E) of right breast detected with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthetic mammography (SM). Breast density was classified as category C with the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. Mass was invasive ductal carcinoma, stage I, and was estrogen and progesterone receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative. A, Image from SM in craniocaudal view. B, Single

Images in a 55-year-old woman with a spiculated mass localized in the upper central quadrant (arrow in A, B, D, and E) of right breast detected with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) plus synthetic mammography (SM). Breast density was classified as category C with the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System. Mass was invasive ductal carcinoma, stage I, and was estrogen and progesterone receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 negative. A, Image from SM in craniocaudal view. B, Single-slice DBT image in craniocaudal view. C, Magnification of the lesion depicted in B. D, Image from SM in mediolateral oblique view. E, Single-slice DBT image in mediolateral oblique view. F, Magnification of the lesion depicted in E. Images courtesy of Radiological Society of North America

News | Breast Imaging | November 11, 2020
November 11, 2020 — Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), in combination with synthetic mammography, improves cancer...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Artificial Intelligence | November 11, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming more common place in radiology practices, and emerging technologies are...
Hologic, Inc. announced innovative updates to its Unifi Analytics platform, a breakthrough business intelligence tool that provides mammography centers insights into technologist performance, proactive device maintenance, and business considerations.
News | Mammography | November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020 — Hologic, Inc. announced innovative updates to its Unifi Analytics platform, a breakthrough business...