Mammography

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Differences, Cultural Barriers Negatively Impact Mammography Follow-up Among Asian Ethnic Groups

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Follow-up after abnormal results on mammography is more likely to be delayed among Asian American women compared with white women, and varies between different Asian ethnicities.

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

Mammograms (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews the types of mammograms, false-positive and false-negative results, digital mammography, and tomosynthesis mammography.

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

Trends in Mammography Indicate Better Detection of Cancer, More Biopsies

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Digital mammography has improved breast cancer detection, increased biopsies.

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

Breast Tomosynthesis Technique May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Screening Recall Rate

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Digital breast tomosynthesis used with full-field digital mammography has the potential to reduce call-back rates for breast examinations.

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

Mammographic Breast Density Correlates With Risk of Primary, Contralateral Breast Cancer

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High mammographic breast density is a risk factor for primary breast cancer. In this study, a potential correlation with contralateral breast cancer was investigated.

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

False Positive Mammograms More Likely to Delay Subsequent Screening

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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.

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

The Affordable Care Act Has Increased the Use of Mammography But Not Colonoscopy

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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.

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

Screening for Breast Cancer Correlates with Significant Overdiagnosis

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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.

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Perceived Breast Density May Influence Single Read Suitability

Features mainly linked to mammographic breast density are key in influencing a classification of normal.

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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In this study, researchers assessed data on women who underwent breast cancer treatment to identify the factors associated with posttreatment imaging use.

Artificial Intelligence Method Improves Mammography Readings

Artificial Intelligence Method Improves Mammography Readings

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Natural language processing (NLP) software correlated key characteristics expressed verbally in mammography reports with pathologic findings, providing an accurate indication for biopsy referral.

Experienced Radiologists Can Detect Breast Cancer at First Glance

Experienced Radiologists Can Detect Breast Cancer at First Glance

Skilled radiologists see abnormalities immediately, and researchers want to learn how they do it.

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

Radiologists Vary Widely on the Definition of Dense Breasts

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 Cancer

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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 Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

New Device Improves Breast Imaging With Less Radiation Exposure

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New screening device provides images with 6 times better contrast of breast tumors and approximately half the radiation dose of standard mammography.

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

Home Visits From Promotora Increased Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Latinas

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Latina women in the United States nearly doubled their rate of screening for breast cancer after visits from a health-promoting promotora.

Arterial Calcification Seen on Mammography Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

Arterial Calcification Seen on Mammography Linked to Risk of Heart Disease

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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.

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

Pill Improves Breast Imaging to Light Up Cancer

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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

Study Evaluates Population-based Breast Cancer Screening Methods

Study Evaluates Population-based Breast Cancer Screening Methods

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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.

How Insulin Levels Are Managed Affects Breast Density in Women With Diabetes

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Diabetes treatments, such as diet or pills (eg, metformin), decrease mammographic density, whereas insulin may increase mammographic density.

Rates of Nonrecommended Screenings for Prostate and Breast Cancers Is High Among Older Patients

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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 Classification on Mammography Often Inconsistent

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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.

Fewer Mammography Screenings Are Safer in Women With Large Breasts or Implants

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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.

Benefits of Regular Mammography Extend to Women Older Than 75 Years

Benefits of Regular Mammography Extend to Women Older Than 75 Years

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.

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

False-Positive Mammography Results Common for Those Undergoing Digital Mammography

Highest rates of false-positive mammography results and additional imaging seen for women 40 to 49 years old.

Breast Cancer Detection Rate of Ultrasound and Mammography Are Comparable

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Ultrasound has comparable sensitivity in detecting breast cancer compared with mammography and should be considered when testing for the disease.

Obesity Is Not a Factor in Racial or Ethnic Disparities in Cancer Screening Adherence

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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 Mammography

Synthetic 2D Mammography Is Cost Effective and Reduces X-ray Exposure in Breast Cancer Screening Mammography

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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 Cancer Tumors Found on MRI After Mammography May Be Larger, More Aggressive

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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.

Breast Cancer Screening Improves Among Low-income Women in Medicaid Expansion States

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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.

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