This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.
Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.
Digital breast tomosynthesis used with full-field digital mammography has the potential to reduce call-back rates for breast examinations.
High mammographic breast density is a risk factor for primary breast cancer. In this study, a potential correlation with contralateral breast cancer was investigated.
Women who experience a false positive mammogram were more likely to delay their subsequent screening, potentially increasing the risk of having late stage breast cancer at diagnosis.
An assessment of the use of mammography and colonoscopy among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries before and after the Affordable Care Act demonstrates the impact of out-of-pocket costs in this population.
A review of data from 2 Danish cancer registries revealed the incidence of overdiagnosis of tumors not likely to affect a patient's health during her lifetime and diagnosis of advanced tumors in a program offering biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 69 years.
Features mainly linked to mammographic breast density are key in influencing a classification of normal.
In this study, researchers assessed data on women who underwent breast cancer treatment to identify the factors associated with posttreatment imaging use.
Natural language processing (NLP) software correlated key characteristics expressed verbally in mammography reports with pathologic findings, providing an accurate indication for biopsy referral.
Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it.
The definition of dense breasts can range from 6.3 to 84.5 percent of patients, depending on radiologist.
Supine Position Better Informs Surgeons About Tumor Size and Location Before Lumpectomy for Breast CancerJuly 14, 2016
Considerable deformity of the breast and tumor position occur when placing patients in the prone (face down) position to obtain pre-operative MRI of the breast, compared with placing patients in the supine (face up) position.
New screening device provides images with 6 times better contrast of breast tumors and approximately half the radiation dose of standard mammography.
Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.
The amount of calcium in the arteries of the breast, readily visible on digital mammography, is linked to the level of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries.
Scientists are developing a pill that illuminates only cancerous tumors, improving on current methods that can identify tumors but cannot conclusively determine whether they are cancerous
Population-based screening for breast cancer with universal biennial mammography resulted in a substantial reduction in breast cancer deaths, while risk-based biennial mammography resulted in only a modest benefit.
Diabetes treatments, such as diet or pills (eg, metformin), decrease mammographic density, whereas insulin may increase mammographic density.
Among persons 65 years or older with limited life expectancies of less than 10 years, an estimated 15.7% may have undergone nonrecommended screenings for prostate and breast cancers.
Breast density assessments can vary for as many as 19% of women, which can lead to inconsistent information regarding the need for additional clinical screenings.
The risk of radiation-induced breast cancer is higher for women with large breasts or breast implants because extra screening views often increase their radiation exposure.
Both black and white women age 75 to 84 years who underwent annual mammography had lower 10-year breast cancer mortality than corresponding women who underwent biennial or no/irregular mammographies.
Highest rates of false-positive mammography results and additional imaging seen for women 40 to 49 years old.
Ultrasound has comparable sensitivity in detecting breast cancer compared with mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease.
Adherence to cancer screening recommendations was not found to vary by race/ethnicity and body weight/obesity. In a focused look at the influence of body mass index (BMI) as a measure of obesity, some screening disparities may be decreasing.
Synthetic 2D Mammography Is Cost Effective and Reduces X-ray Exposure in Breast Cancer Screening MammographyDecember 10, 2015
Use of a synthetic 2D mammogram, instead of a standard 2d film, may offer breast cancer patients the benefits of 2D/3D screening combinations at a reduced radiation exposure level.
Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, and in some cases, may necessitate a change in treatment plan.
Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the United States are more likely to undergo breast cancer screening than those in nonexpansion states, according to a study presented at RSNA 2015.
The addition of ultrasonography increases sensitivity and detection rate of early breast cancers in women aged 40 to 49 years, per a recent study.
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