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A mammogram is a safe test used to look for any problems with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special, low-dose x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly onto a computer for a radiologist to examine.

Mammograms allow the doctor to have a closer look for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue. They can show small lumps or growths that a doctor or woman may not be able to feel when doing a clinical breast exam. "Mammography" is the best screening tool that doctors have for finding breast cancer.

If a lump is found, your doctor may order other tests, such as ultrasound or a biopsy--a test where a small amount of tissue is taken from the lump and area around the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab to look for cancer or changes that may mean cancer is likely to develop. Breast lumps or growths can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Finding breast cancer early means that a woman has a better chance of surviving the disease. There are also more choices for treatment when breast cancer is found early.
Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

Cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital receives AACVPR certification

The cardiac rehabilitation program at Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to announced that it has received certification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for its strict standards of practice. [More]
Biopsy robot that combines MRI and ultrasound may improve diagnosis of breast cancer, muscle diseases

Biopsy robot that combines MRI and ultrasound may improve diagnosis of breast cancer, muscle diseases

Researchers at the University of Twente in The Netherlands are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and muscle diseases. [More]
New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

New recommendations to reduce radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography

Radiation-induced breast cancer risk from digital mammography is low for the majority of women, but risk is higher in women with large breasts, who received 2.3 times more radiation and required more views per examination to image as much of the breast as possible compared to those with small or average-sized breasts. [More]
New report reveals striking variation in cancer burden within AANHPI population

New report reveals striking variation in cancer burden within AANHPI population

A new report describes cancer among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs), and reports striking variation in the cancer burden within this population, reflecting vast differences in exposure to cancer risk factors. [More]
Biennial mammograms starting at age 50 very safe for women

Biennial mammograms starting at age 50 very safe for women

In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research showed increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure. [More]
Determinations of breast density could be unreliable, study finds

Determinations of breast density could be unreliable, study finds

A systematic review of the scientific literature on dense breasts by researchers at UC Davis and other institutions has found that determinations of breast density can be unreliable and that as many as 19 percent of women are re-categorized as dense rather than non-dense or vice versa from one mammogram to the next. [More]
New USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations may result in lethal consequences for women

New USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations may result in lethal consequences for women

If followed, new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force breast cancer screening recommendations will result in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year and thousands more women enduring extensive and expensive treatment than if their cancer had been found early by an annual mammogram. [More]
FAU study shows benefits of regular mammography among elder women

FAU study shows benefits of regular mammography among elder women

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer and occurred in 230,000 women in the United States in 2015. Breast cancer afflicts 1 in 8 women in their lifetime and 1 in 25 die from this disease. [More]
Reducing cost for screening does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Reducing cost for screening does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Making colonoscopy available at no cost to eligible Medicare beneficiaries under the Affordable Care Act did not increase the number of people in this target population who regularly undergo the procedure, says a new large scale national study from University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center. [More]
Aspirin does not improve survival among breast cancer patients with aggressive disease

Aspirin does not improve survival among breast cancer patients with aggressive disease

Whether aspirin may help prevent or reduce the risk of breast cancer remains a hotly debated research question. While past studies have indicated a potential benefit, most recently in hormone receptor-positive breast cancers, one new study from Penn Medicine suggests otherwise. [More]
Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on newest ASIC platform for X-ray imaging

Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on newest ASIC platform for X-ray imaging

DECTRIS Ltd. has announced its Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology based on the newest IBEX ASIC platform for X-ray medical imaging equipment. [More]
False-positive mammograms may indicate future breast cancer risk

False-positive mammograms may indicate future breast cancer risk

Women who receive a false-positive mammogram result may be at greater risk of developing breast cancer for up to ten years afterwards, report researchers from the US. [More]
Philips unveils complete range of data driven radiology solutions at RSNA 2015

Philips unveils complete range of data driven radiology solutions at RSNA 2015

Royal Philips revealed a portfolio of data driven radiology solutions at the 2015 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, beginning today through December 4 at McCormick Place in Chicago. [More]
Philips launches IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 platform for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Philips launches IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 platform for diagnosis and treatment of cancer

Strengthening its leadership in connected healthcare informatics, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced IntelliSpace Portal 8.0 , the latest edition of its advanced data sharing, analytics and visualization platform that helps radiologists detect, diagnose and follow-up on treatment of diseases. [More]
Sectra provides Breast Imaging PACS to Kentucky Breast Care

Sectra provides Breast Imaging PACS to Kentucky Breast Care

International medical imaging IT company Sectra announces that Kentucky Breast Care has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide Breast Imaging PACS for their women's healthcare practice. This will allow Kentucky Breast Care to increase collaboration with sub-specialists around the US and offer exceptional care for their patients. [More]
Study: Medicaid expansion increases use of breast cancer screening among low-income women

Study: Medicaid expansion increases use of breast cancer screening among low-income women

Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the U.S. are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion states, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
Breast Center of Acadiana to deploy Sectra Breast Imaging PACS in two freestanding imaging centers

Breast Center of Acadiana to deploy Sectra Breast Imaging PACS in two freestanding imaging centers

International medical imaging IT company Sectra announces that Breast Center of Acadiana has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. This investment will provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of expanding with the practice. [More]
Teledyne DALSA's CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography to be introduced at RSNA 2015 Technical Exhibition

Teledyne DALSA's CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography to be introduced at RSNA 2015 Technical Exhibition

Teledyne DALSA, a Teledyne Technologies company and global leader in digital X-Ray image sensing technology, will introduce its CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography at the RSNA 2015 Technical Exhibition, November 29 to December 3, at McCormick Place in Chicago. [More]
Houston Methodist investigator awarded NCI grant to study detection strategies for breast cancer-specific subtypes

Houston Methodist investigator awarded NCI grant to study detection strategies for breast cancer-specific subtypes

The National Cancer Institute awarded Houston Methodist investigator Randa El-Zein, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., a $2.8 million, five-year U01 grant to combine mammography features with blood-based biomarkers to more precisely predict a woman's risk for breast cancer-specific subtypes. [More]
Adjunctive ultrasonography improves breast cancer detection

Adjunctive ultrasonography improves breast cancer detection

The addition of ultrasonography to mammography significantly improves the rate of detection of breast cancers in Japanese women, according to trial findings published in The Lancet. [More]
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