News | October 07, 2014

PSA Campaign Educates Women About Regular Mammograms

Mammography Saves Lives offers resource for women

mammography system

October 7, 2014 — Mammography Saves Lives (MSL) is a public service campaign, which includes TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to encourage women, 40 and older, to get a regular mammogram and helps them find an accredited center near them.

The PSAs, featuring a physician and breast cancer survivor diagnosed in her 40s by mammography, urge women to begin getting regular mammograms at age 40 and refer them to MammographySavesLives.org where they can:

  • Find an accredited mammography facility near them
  • Access scientific information on breast density and how it affects mammograms and breast cancer diagnosis.
  • Hear leading breast cancer experts separate fact from myth and explain why they recommend regular mammograms for women 40-years-old and older.

 

All women can benefit from getting a regular mammogram starting at age 40. This decision should not be based solely on someone being at high-risk for breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history or other factors that place them at high-risk for the disease. Forty percent of life-years lost to breast cancer occur in women in their 40s. Women are urged to seek out information on the benefits and limitations of mammograms, and together with their health care provider, create a schedule to get their regular mammogram.

“Despite some limitations, mammograms save lives. A great many more breast cancer deaths could be avoided if more women would choose to begin regular screening at age 40,” said Murray Rebner, M.D., FACR, president of the Society of Breast Imaging.

The MSL campaign, a coalition of not-for-profit, medical associations dedicated to improving breast cancer care, is comprised of the American College of Radiology, the Society of Breast Imaging and the American Society of Breast Disease.

For more information: www.mammographysaveslives.org

Related Content

Sectra Signs Enterprise Imaging Contract With Vanderbilt Health
News | Enterprise Imaging | August 21, 2019
Sectra will install its enterprise imaging picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and vendor neutral archive...
Some Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy
News | Women's Health | August 20, 2019
A small but concerning number of women are exposed to a commonly used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent...
Lunit Receives Korea MFDS Approval for Lunit Insight MMG
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 19, 2019
Lunit has announced Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approval of its artificial intelligence (AI) solution...
Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging

Image courtesy of Imago Systems

News | Mammography | August 14, 2019
Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year...
Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that...
Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS
News | PACS | August 09, 2019
Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and...
Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical's Transpara AI Solution
News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019
Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint's Transpara...
Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA
News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019
Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured...
Hologic Partners With MagView to Develop Unifi EQUIP Solution
Technology | Mammography Reporting Software | July 25, 2019
Hologic announced a partnership with mammography information solutions provider MagView to develop Unifi EQUIP, an...
Fujifilm Releases Tomosynthesis Biopsy Option for Aspire Cristalle Mammography System
Technology | Breast Biopsy Systems | July 24, 2019
Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. recently expanded its breast imaging solutions with the launch of its...