Tag: Mammograms

3D Ultrasound Effective for Breast Lesion Classification

Nancy A. Melville Mar 02, 2012 March 2, 2012 (Vienna, Austria) — Multimodal tomography (MUT), a novel 3-dimensional (3D) imaging technology, is effective in detecting and classifying breast lesions as small as 2 mm in size, according to research presented here European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2012. The unique imaging method, first introduced at ECR…

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Mammography Could Reduce Mortality by 50%

Regular screening mammography reduces mortality from breast cancer by at least 50% in women 50 to 69 years of age, not by one fifth as estimated by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, in the opinion of one public health researcher speaking here at the Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress…

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AMA Supports Mammography Screening Beginning at Age 40 Years

June 25, 2012 (Chicago, Illinois) — The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association (AMA) voted here at the AMA 2012 Annual Meeting to support insurance coverage for screening mammography. The AMA further stated its belief that beginning at age 40 years, all women should be eligible for screening mammography. This differs from the…

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Regular Mammograms Slash Breast Cancer Mortality Risk in Half

Regular mammograms may decrease the risk for deadly breast cancer by 49%, a new case-control study suggests. According to the Dutch investigators, the greatest reduction occurred in women aged 70 to 75 years and represented a drop of 84%. “Our study adds further evidence that mammography screening unambiguously reduces breast cancer mortality,” said senior researcher…

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Annual Mammography Is Essential for Women in Their 40s

Women in their 40s with no family history of breast cancer are just as likely to develop invasive breast cancer as women with a family history, according to research presented here at the Radiological Society of North America 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting. The finding offers conclusive evidence that women 40 to 49 years…

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Screening Mammography Finds Smaller, Less Invasive Tumors

Breast tumors that are detected on screening mammography in women between 40 and 49 years of age are smaller and are less likely to have nodal metastases compared with tumors found on physical examination. Results of a study showing this were presented here at the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) 12th Annual Meeting. Paul…

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