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Women's Health

In terms of cancer detection, digital mammography not superior to film: researchers
Shows little difference in detecting invasive cancers
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PA House committee approves bill for coverage of dense breast MR and ultrasound exams
Would require insurers to include coverage in their plans
PETNET Solutions and Zionexa get approval for breast cancer-specific PET imaging agent
Cerianna is the first FDA approved F-18 oncology PET agent since 2016
Less than half of DXA facilities surveyed adhere to quality assurance procedures
Of 121 international facilities, 25% were not accredited by professional or government organizations
Cancer screenings plunge more than 90% due to COVID-19
Capacity limitations may prevent bounce back even after pandemic ends
Cost should factor into breast cancer screening decisions for women in their 40s
Prices vary from $151 to $751 depending on the region and type of scan
Researchers aim to combine MR with microwave imaging for fewer unnecessary breast biopsies
Dartmouth engineers being supported by $3 million from the NCI
RadNet to acquire DeepHealth
Will initially pay one million shares of RadNet common stock
Study shows long term advantages of DBT over mammography
Five year study shows greater cancer detection, lower false positives with DBT over DM
Abbreviated MR outperforms 3D mammography in detecting cancer in dense breast tissue
Results are in from the first prospective, multicenter study of AB-MR
Mammograms may not benefit women age 75 and up
Did not affect eight-year breast cancer mortality in study
Cancer mortality falls by 29 percent over nearly three decades
Driven by long-term drops in lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer
NC Woman sues mammography facility for low quality scans that resulted in temporary closure
Seeking refund for scans and payment for repeat mammograms
Google AI could boost breast cancer detection: study
Google Health's DeepMind appears poised to diagnose on par with expert radiologists

Women's Health Features In Print

Read the new issue of HCB News Magazine

Breast imaging products help with coronavirus backlog

With a screening bottleneck on the horizon, manufacturers are introducing new tools to make exams faster and more comfortable than ever before

Restarting non-urgent imaging in a post-pandemic world

Tips from the ACR for radiology providers trying to reopen as safely and efficiently as possible

Rethinking OB/GYN ultrasound amid the COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 keeps most patients at home, antenatal care providers have had to change the way they work

What do women really know about breast density?

Karen Schifferdecker, and her colleagues at the Dartmouth Institute, find out what patients know (and don’t know) about the role of density in breast health