Navigation Links
New technology offers the next generation of mammography
Date:10/1/2011

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women in the United States, with approximately 200,000 new diagnoses each year. Early detection is key in the treatment of breast cancer and the biggest advancement for detection in 30 years has arrived at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center tomosynthesis, an innovative technology that provides three-dimensional detailed imaging of the breast.

"Tomosynthesis offers women the next generation in breast cancer detection," says Donna Plecha, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at UH Case Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. "This revolutionary technology provides exceptionally sharp images and is an important new tool in our arsenal to detect breast cancer early when it is treatable."

Breast cancer is a significant health problem and statistics indicate that one in eight women will develop the disease in her lifetime. The stage at which the cancer is discovered influences a woman's chance of survival and annual mammography after the age of 40 enables physicians to identify the smallest abnormalities. In fact, when breast cancer is detected early and confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is 97 percent.

"Annual screening mammograms starting at the age of 40 saves lives," says Paula Silverman, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program, Seidman Cancer Center at UH Case Medical Center and Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. "Breast cancers caught in the initial stages by mammography are more likely to be cured and are less likely to require chemotherapy or as extensive surgery."

University Hospitals was involved with early studies of tomosynthesis and now patients at the Breen Breast Health Pavilion at UH Case Medical Center in Cleveland's University Circle and UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center in Orange Village, Ohio, are among the first in the nation to be
'/>"/>

Contact: Alicia Reale
alicia.reale@uhhospitals.org
216-844-5158
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Card Logistics to Auction Smart Card Gaming Technology at Upcoming ICAP Patent Brokerage Fall 2011 Live IP Auction in San Francisco
2. Rice wins grant to develop CO2 capture technology
3. SuviCa Inc. of Boulder to commercialize CU-Boulder cancer screening technology
4. Purdue technology used in first fluorescence-guided ovarian cancer surgery
5. A 3-D reconstructed image of neural dendritic trees using the advanced electron microscope technology
6. Recent trends show recessions effect on US advanced technology exports
7. SentiSight 3.0 Universal Object Recognition Technology Available Now From Neurotechnology
8. VBI, Convey Computer partner to deliver technology to biomedical, life sciences researchers
9. Neurotechnology Introduces VeriSpeak Voice Identification Technology
10. EdeniQ and IKA® Works Announce Global Partnership for Biomass Milling Technology
11. Singapore Technology Incubator Receives Investment from Silicon Valley "Super-Angel"
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... at the University of California, San Diego, have completed ... using a method that uses the pixels in an ... known as mesh-free simulation. , The researchers, led by ... at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San ... method at the CompIMAGE,14 conference in Pittsburgh this month. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... comprehensive assessment conducted by the Ocean Health Index ... 100 in overall health. In addition, for the ... the 15 ocean regions beyond national jurisdiction (high-seas ... healthy climate, safeguarding biodiversity and providing sustainable food ... the index, a partnership led by scientists from ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014--Sea monkeys have captured the popular attention of ... observable life cycle -- sold as dehydrated eggs, these ... little more than a tank of salt water. ... Like other zooplankton, brine shrimp vertically migrate in large ... to the surface at night and retreating deeper during ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First comprehensive meshfree numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue achieved 2Rating the planet's oceans 2Rating the planet's oceans 3Laser-guided sea monkeys show how zooplankton migrations may affect global ocean currents 2
... French . , Two McGill researchers have ... Fellowships. Dr. Andrew P. Hendry an associate professor with ... Dr. Karim Nader, an associate professor and Willam Dawson ... the prestigious fellowships from the Natural Sciences and Engineering ...
... emotional toll on our bodies and scientists are working on ... to stress at the cellular level in the brain. ... essential for survival. Using a rat model, Jaideep ... of researchers at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute have discovered that ...
... for pregnant women and their children, and vitamin B12 ... any common multivitamin, say doctors and dietitians with the ... are available for comment in response to a new ... vitamin B12 may increase the risk for neural tube ...
Cached Biology News:2 McGill researchers garner prestigious NSERC Steacie Fellowships 2New and unexpected mechanism identified how the brain responds to stress 2Doctors endorse vegan and vegetarian diets for healthy pregnancies 2
(Date:10/1/2014)... Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... announced the initial round of grants for the ... an undertaking that aims to develop and revolutionize ... circuit functions of the human brain. This first ... for fiscal year 2014 was allocated to more ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Centreville, VA (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... the Diagnostic, Clinical Therapeutics, Healthcare IT, and Laboratory Testing ... and regulatory positions at the director level and above ... payers struggling to stay on top of rapid breakthroughs ... a result, many diagnostic companies have been forced to ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... , October 1, 2014 ... software invited to engage around the theme, ,Commercial Opportunities ...   Elsevier , a ... and services, will host a gathering of some of ... and trends impacting healthcare today and in the future. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Mass. Using a bio-mimicking analog of one ... grass, an international research team led by Alejandro ... taken a major step in developing long-sought polymer ... electricity for use in electronic devices. , ... Amherst and others at Stanford University and Dresden ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NIH Awards 15 Grants to CHI Members for BRAIN Initiative Research 2NIH Awards 15 Grants to CHI Members for BRAIN Initiative Research 3Slone Partners Meets Growing Demand as Industry Focuses on Reimbursement & Regulation 2Elsevier Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Economics Conference 2014 To Convene Industry Leaders to Discuss Top Healthcare Business Issues 2Elsevier Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Economics Conference 2014 To Convene Industry Leaders to Discuss Top Healthcare Business Issues 3Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 2Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells 3
... Bethany V. Pond, Jason S. Wood, ... Introduction , ... Serum Albumin (BSA) matrix, both before and after protein precipitation using ... Varian 500-MS IT Mass Spectrometer to detect and accurately quantitate these ...
... Jason S. Wood, Ph.D. Varian, Inc. , ... Testing for drugs of abuse (DoA) is becoming more ... well as in sporting events. Non-heroin opiates such as morphine, oxycodone, ... in San Francisco, the number of emergency department mentions of oxycodone ...
... , fusions in lysates of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae ... Cary Eclipse , Paul Gavin # ... Daren J. Fyfe, Ph.D* , # ... Clayton campus Victoria 3800, Australia , * ...
Cached Biology Technology:Detection of Alprazolam and Temazepam in a Bovine Plasma Matrix Using the Varian 500-MS Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer 2Detection of Alprazolam and Temazepam in a Bovine Plasma Matrix Using the Varian 500-MS Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer 3Detection of Morphine and Morphine-Glucuronide in Saliva or Urine with a Rapid and Simple Method Without Derivatization on the Varian 500-MS 2Detection of Morphine and Morphine-Glucuronide in Saliva or Urine with a Rapid and Simple Method Without Derivatization on the Varian 500-MS 3Detection of Morphine and Morphine-Glucuronide in Saliva or Urine with a Rapid and Simple Method Without Derivatization on the Varian 500-MS 4 Monitoring fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between GFP, fusions in lysates of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the , Varian, Cary Eclipse 2 Monitoring fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between GFP, fusions in lysates of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the , Varian, Cary Eclipse 3 Monitoring fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between GFP, fusions in lysates of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae using the , Varian, Cary Eclipse 4
... surface is produced by a patented microwave ... giving more consistent, even cell attachment, increased ... attachment and growth uunder difficult conditions, including ... may provide a more ecominic alternative to ...
Automated Cell Culture Flask...
... 100-240 V, uses xMAP technology for simultaneous ... and peptides in one microplate well. The ... 100 color-coded bead sets, each of which ... (enzyme substrates, receptors, antigens, or antibodies) specific ...
Cell Culture Flask, 75 cm, treated polystyrene...
Biology Products: