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Digital mammography proves effective

A new trial will compare digital mammography with the standard technique to confirm if it can d...ncer earlier and with more accuracy. Standard film mammography has been around for nearly 40 years now, and radiographers are familiar with the scope and limitatio...

Mammography aided by computer

...new method will help women have more confidence in mammography as a way of helping them beat breast cancer, through the earliest possible diagnosis....

Detection of Cancer

...awkward," Professor Parish explained. The value of mammography for breast cancer screening is also under debate, as reported in The Lancet this week.The clinical trial, which will involve 1,450 people and be run by the National Health Science Centre, will determine the sensitivity of the C-Test in detecting canc...

Breast screening among diabetic women

...per cent of the controls. The reasons why rates of mammography are lower among women with diabetes is unknown. The researchers wonder whether managing diabetes takes up so much time and attention that there is little room for other aspects of health care. Since women with diabetes run the same risk of breast ca...

Camera gives hope for detection of breast cancer

... on standard mammography. They have been comparing mammography with a technique called scintimammography, which involved the injection of a radioactive tracer chemical.// Scintimammography, is good at distinguishing between malignant and benign tumours, has been done on a standard gamma camera. The limitation of...

Mammograms better than self-exam

... technologies must exceed the detection ability of mammography before being used as screening tools....

Breast Implants May Interfere With The Interpretation Of Mammogram Results

...e performed. Researchers examined data from seven mammography registries in the United States. They compared the... show breast implants decreased the sensitivity of mammography exams. Researchers define sensitivity as the proportion of positive mammograms among women diagnosed...

Accuracy of Mammograms

...20-percent increased risk of having false-positive mammography results compared with underweight and normal weight women. ...

Mammograms The Best In Detecting Breast Cancer

...ocations of the body. Cancerous tumor detection in mammography screening was a favorable prognostic independent o...actively investigated, the above data suggest that mammography screening may be more than a useful, acceptable screening tool ....

Hormone Therapy Could Increase Ones Risk For Breast Cancer

... of dense, or white-appearing, tissue on digitized mammography images. Denser breast tissue increases a woman's risk for cancer, but makes the cancer more difficult to diagnose because both dense tissue and cancer appear white on a mammography. In conclusion researchers say their results suggest that avoiding s...

MRI screenings may be better to identify breast cancer

...I) scans as dense breast tissues reduce effects of mammography at this age. Researchers had studied 649 women in...had undergone contrast enhanced MRI screenings and mammography for 2 to 7 years. Results of such intense screenings showed that contrast enhanced MRI screenings a...

Breast Cancer in younger women can be detected at an early stage by mammograms

...iences Center in Denver, which showed that regular mammography screening for women in their 40s leads to diagnosi... She attributed this to the widespread adoption of mammography screening, in addition to improvements made in therapy. However, she also added that the debate on e...

Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...he breast that appear only as tiny white specks on mammography film. These tiny white specks could be early cancers. Researchers reviewed the cases of 519 patients with breast cancer. Breast-imaging specialists used CAD to scan and analyze the missed cancers of mammograms and had the potential to identify 71 p...

Influence of Celebrities on Breast Cancer Awareness

...f Betty Ford has said that every woman should have mammography from the age of 35 onwards, a strategy not supported by most cancer experts. Nancy Reagan, Wife of Former President Regan, had a Mastectomy surgery for her breast cancer and after her surgery, lumpectomy rates fell for six months, probably because w...

Obese Adults Undergo Less Medical Tests And More Vulnerable To Diseases

... study was conducted in 10,000 people who received mammography tests, Pap smear tests and flu vaccination. The re...en 1995 and 2000. In general, they found, rates of mammography screening for breast cancer, Pap tests for cervical cancer and flu vaccination declined as body mass...

Patient Negligence - Significant Problem In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

...inds the number of women getting routine screening mammography may be less than previously reported. As many as o...o return for regular screenings. While screening mammography has been credited with significant improvements in breast cancer outcomes, the success of campaigns ...

Digital Mammogram For Detection Of Breast Cancer In Women With Dense Breasts

...edicine has shown that the newly developed digital mammography test is better to conventional mammography in detection of disease in women who has dense breasts, in women younger than 50 years of age and in...

Computer aided cancer identification in young women

...r period---19,402 were done using a computer-aided mammography detection system (CAD); 7,872 were mammography studies done before the CAD system was installed. Overall, there was a 6% increase in the cancer de...

Breast cancer women has shown an increase in survival rates

... back and they will also encourage women to go for mammography since women with screen detected cancers fare particularly well." Dr Richard Sullivan, director of clinical programs at Cancer Research UK said, "This is tremendous news for breast cancer patients who have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer...

Association Of Breast Arterial Calcifications With Diabetes And Hypertension

...ened for breast cancer or had undergone diagnostic mammography were reviewed retrospectively. Mammograms were evaluated for the presence of arterial calcification and results were coded. Patients who had been using insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents were included in the diabetic group; patients who had been usi...

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