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a diagnostic procedure to detect breast tumors by the use of X rays

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The findings published in JAMA Oncology provide longitudinal evidence that the benefits of 3D Mammography exams--fewer women called back, more cancer cases found in recalled patients, and fewer cancers diagnosed between regular scheduled screenings--can be sustained and even improved over time with consecutive use.
She added that the hospital will be eliminating its dedicated mammography workstation and radiologists will read mammography exams and other imaging procedures on a Vue PACS workstation equipped with five megapixel monitors.
During a 5-year screening period beginning in 1980, 666 invasive breast cancers were detected in 44,925 women randomized to receive annual mammography and annual physical breast examinations, and 524 were detected in 44,910 women randomized to receive a single physical breast examination followed by usual care in the community Of these, 180 and 171 in the mammography and control arms, respectively, died of breast cancer during up to 25 years of follow-up (mean of 22 years), Dr.
7 March 2011 - Swedish medical technology company Sectra AB (STO: SECT B) said today it would supply four digital mammography systems to Trillium Imaging Associates in Canada.
7 March 2011 - Swedish IT and medical technology company Sectra AB (STO: SECT-B) said today it will deploy four digital mammography systems Sectra MicroDose Mammography at the Toronto and Mississauga diagnostic imaging facilities of Canadian Trillium Radiology Associates.
Data from one of the largest mammography trials in history demonstrates that overall the radiation dose associated with digital mammography is significantly lower (averaging 22 percent lower) than that of conventional film mammography and that the reduction could be greater in women with larger and denser breasts, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
In the study, researchers analyzed data from 5,102 women who received both digital and standard film mammography.
Supplementing mammography with ultrasound raised the rate of diagnosis by 55% in the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) 6666 study, the largest randomized clinical trial to compare the performance of mammography plus ultrasound with that of mammography alone in high-risk women, according to the researchers.
The report found the number of mammography facilities dropped by 6 percent between Oct.
An experimental alternative to standard mammography could, by the end of this decade, become an essential tool for spotting breast cancer.
One attempted to quantify the widely acknowledged role of screening mammography in the reduction of breast cancer mortality; the other addressed the issue of the relative efficacies of digital and analog mammography for breast cancer detection.
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will soon acquire a new, computer-aided detection (CAD) system for mammography that provides a computerized second review of mammograms.
According to the American Cancer Society, mammography is an x-ray examination of the breast.
MagView Systems, a provider of software solutions for mammography reporting, tracking, and monitoring information, and R2 Technology, Inc.
Mammography and clinical breast examinations have become the two principal means of screening women for breast cancer.