False positives translate to higher breast cancer risk
February 26, 2016 -- Women who have false-positive results on mammography are at almost twice the risk of breast cancer than women with negative mammography exams, according to a new study published online in Radiology. And it gets worse: Women who have had more than two false-positive exams have nine times the risk of breast cancer compared to those with negative exams.  Discuss
Zen and the art of breast biopsy
February 24, 2016 -- Patients who listened to a guided meditation during breast biopsy had greater reductions in pain, anxiety, and fatigue -- even more so than those who listened to music or talked to the technologist, according to a study published this month in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.  Discuss
DBT's improved recall rate is sustainable over time
February 18, 2016 -- Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) reduces recall rates compared with mammography, and this outcome can be maintained over the long term, according to a new study published online in JAMA Oncology.  Discuss
New study to tackle personalized breast screening
February 16, 2016 -- At what age should women begin breast cancer screening? How often should they have it? And what modality works best, when factors such as density and family history are taken into account? These questions and many more continue to be hotly debated, both in the U.S. and around the world.  Discuss
Do older women benefit from continued mammo screening?
February 12, 2016 -- Older women appear to benefit from continued, regular mammography screening, according to a review published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The finding flies in the face of recent guidance from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that rejects screening women older than 75.  Discuss
More women are publishing radiology research
January 22, 2016 -- Over the past three decades, more female radiologists have been publishing original research in academic radiology journals, which may indicate that they are finding increased success in their careers, according to a new study in the American Journal of Roentgenology.  Discuss
Special Feature
Use of DBT lags in Medicare system -- or does it?

Just under 20% of women in the Medicare population received digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) exams in 2015, the first year of Medicare coverage for the technology. Does the figure mean DBT use is lagging in the federal system -- or that it's taking hold? Read more

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Mammography Initial Training - Option 1
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January 25-29
Houston, Texas United States
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Houston, Texas United States
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Las Vegas, Nevada United States
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