How clear are breast density notification letters?
April 27, 2016 -- Are breast density notification letters understandable to the women who receive them? Not so much, according to a study published April 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that the readability and understandability of these letters did not match average state literacy levels.
DBT plus mammo finds more cancers -- dense tissue or not
April 26, 2016 -- Studies suggest that digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) not only improves cancer detection rates, it also decreases recall rates, especially in women with dense breast tissue. But it's also beneficial for women who don't have dense tissue, according to research published in the April 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
ASBrS: 50% of women under 45 at elevated breast cancer risk
April 15, 2016 -- Half of women between 40 and 44 have an increased risk of developing breast cancer -- qualifying them to begin annual screening earlier than the American Cancer Society's recommended age of 45, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) annual meeting in Dallas.
ASBrS: No, we're not overtreating DCIS
April 15, 2016 -- More than 50% of women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) that is inadequately excised will develop a recurrence of the disease or invasive breast cancer within 10 years. This finding indicates that DCIS isn't being overtreated, according to research presented at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) meeting in Dallas.
Infertility therapy may boost breast density
April 13, 2016 -- Infertility treatments, particularly what is called controlled ovarian stimulation, may increase a woman's breast density -- and therefore her breast cancer risk, according to a new study published in Breast Cancer Research.
Shop 'n' scan: Are department stores mammography's future?
April 11, 2016 -- Could department stores be the future of breast screening? That was one of several fascinating proposals in an April 10 presentation on the future of mammography at the National Consortium of Breast Centers meeting in Las Vegas. The upshot? Breast centers must get creative if they want to thrive in an era of consumer-driven healthcare.
SBI: 3 simple ways to reduce mammography recall rates
April 9, 2016 -- Recall rate for screening mammography is one of the key performance metrics for breast imagers, and reducing it can be one of the hardest things to do, according to research presented this week at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) conference in Austin, TX.
SBI: Tips for integrating breast tomo into your practice
April 8, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been getting positive press lately, with studies suggesting that it finds more cancers and reduces recall rates. So how can a facility best incorporate DBT into its practice? There are a few key considerations to take into account, according to a presentation at the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) show in Austin, TX.
DBT plus FFDM boosts invasive cancer detection rates
April 6, 2016 -- A new literature review published in The Breast has confirmed that adding digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) to breast screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) boosts invasive cancer detection rates, and it may reduce recall and false-positive rates as well.
Large Egyptian study shows breast cancer, density link
April 6, 2016 -- A study encompassing more than 100,000 women in Egypt has confirmed that an increase in mammographic breast density -- based on the American College of Radiology classifications -- is associated with a heightened risk of breast cancer.
Special Feature
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same
New USPSTF mammography guidelines serve up more of the same

On January 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its final recommendations for screening mammography -- and the guidelines offer nothing new when compared to both the USPSTF's April draft recommendations and its 2009 version. Read more

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