Women's Imaging News

Are Mammograms Always Safe?

The thought of getting breast cancer strikes fear in most women. Mammograms and breast self-exams (BSEs) are usually recommended to reduce the chances of getting breast cancer. At one point, it was recommended that women 40 and older get a mammogram every other year, then every year starting at age 50. However, the current consensus among most professionals is to recommend various time frames depending on factors such as breast size, medical history, and whether or not ... Read more

FDA Approves 3MP X-ray Display for Mammography…

A 21.3-inch display with a brightness of 1,700 cd/m² and contrast of 1400:1 is tailored for all conventional X-ray applications and examinations of the thorax. Furthermore, the display supports independent subpixel driving (ISD), which raises the ... Read more

New Imaging Technology Could Lead to Greater Precision …

A novel imaging techonolgy, referred to as phase contrast x-ray imaging has allowed researchers from TH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Kantonsspital Baden to conduct mammographic imaging that leads to higher accuracy in the ... Read more

Overestimation of Radiation Exposure Causes Women to …

According to a recent study, misconceptions and misinformation regarding the risks connected with ionizing radiation have led to a heightened public concern and fear, the outcome of which may lead to avoiding mammography screenings that can detect ... Read more

New Canadian Mammography Study Sparks Controversy…

A recent report from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study (CNBSS) determined that mammography screening does not reduce deaths from breast cancer. The findings reignited the much heated debate that started in 2009 when the U.S. Preventive ... Read more

Risk of Developing Lung Cancer for Breast Cancer …

According to a recent study, women who undergo radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer have a small but significantly increased risk of developing a primary lung tumor following treatment, to which further research has confirmed that this risk ... Read more

New Minimal-invasive Treatment, Y-90 Safer for …

Based on research that was presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows major promise in treating breast cancer ... Read more

Dense Breast Tissue No Challenge for Molecular Breast …

According to a recent study, molecular breast imaging (MBI) has been discovered to detect cancer independently and regardless of breast tissue density. This ground-breaking data was collected from over 300 breast cancer patients who underwent the ... Read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Hypnosis Lessens …

Based on a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, breast cancer patients receiving radiotherapy showed significantly reduced fatigue as a result of cognitive behavioral therapy in addition to hypnosis (CBTH). The study, ... Read more

Mammography Saves No Lives, Study Shows…

Based on a 25 year follow-up data study from a Canadian screening facility, yearly mammography failed to diminish breast cancer mortality rates in women ages 40 to 59, as opposed to physical examination or standard care. Women screened on an ... Read more

New Study Reveals Breast Dense Tissue Propels Early …

According to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Manchester in the U.K., believe that a key biological apparatus may provide an explanation for the first time on why women with dense breast tissue have a higher risk of ... Read more

ASTRO and SSO Issue Guidelines on Margins for …

In a joint effort, the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) have recently announced the publication of the consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast ... Read more

Virus Designed to Attack Triple Negative Breast Cancer …

According to a recent study, scientists have discovered a possible cure for one of the most aggressive and least treatable forms of breast cancer called "triple negative breast cancer." In laboratory test experiments involving human ... Read more
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