ACR Statement on Landmark Mammography Screening Trial
A landmark paper published in the July 2011 issue of Radiology, one of the leading journals for medical imaging, should put an end to the controversies over the effectiveness of mammography screening.
The study, known as the Two County Trial in Sweden, is a randomized, controlled trial (RCT), one of the most rigorous types of scientific studies available to evaluate the efficacy of medical tests. The 29-year follow-up… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 29, 2011 at 12:12pm —
Mammography Saves Lives™ Campaign Helps Clear Confusion on When and How Often Women Should Receive Mammograms
New Site Sends Women Mammogram Reminders and Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Share Their Stories…
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on September 21, 2010 at 7:30pm —
A radiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and a former vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force will discuss the intricacies of breast cancer screening and debate the implications of recent revised guidelines at Arizona State University on Feb. 11.
“Breast Cancer Screening: When to Start, When to Stop,” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the C-Wing of the Business Administration building, Room 116, on ASU's Tempe Campus. The event, hosted by the BEYOND Center for… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 6, 2010 at 6:39pm —
(RESTON, VA) -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is pleased to see that Secretary Sebelius has reaffirmed that mammography is a vital and lifesaving tool in the battle against breast cancer. We strongly urge women and providers to continue to adhere to the current American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology policies regarding mammographic screening. Additionally, as the Task Force is referenced in health care reform legislation as a significant factor in determining which… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 19, 2009 at 8:03pm —
USPSTF Mammography Recommendations Will Result in Countless Unnecessary Breast Cancer Deaths Each Year
Reston, Va. — If cost-cutting U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) mammography recommendations are adopted as policy, two decades of decline in breast cancer mortality could be reversed and countless American women may die needlessly from breast cancer each year. The recommendations ─ created by a federal government-funded committee with no medical imaging representation ─… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 16, 2009 at 6:05pm —
(DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING) -- A long-term study of breast imaging in Massachusetts has confirmed what mammographers have argued for years: older adult women who do not receive regular screening mammography are far more likely to die of breast cancer than women who routinely undergo the procedure. The findings were drawn from the experience of 6997 Massachusetts women who did, or did not, participate in regular screening and were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer between 1990 and 1999. The women… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on November 6, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Selects Merge Mammo™
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare, (Nasdaq:MRGE), a leading medical imaging solutions provider, today announced a new contract with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), a national network of 51 imaging centers based in Minneapolis, MN. The CDI centers in the Twin Cities will use Merge Mammo 7.2, the newest version of Merge’s breast imaging workstation software. The solution will debut at the CDI center in Sartell,… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on August 5, 2009 at 10:29am —
CD-based Product Helps Radiologists Improve Life-saving Mammography Skills Online Rather than on Patients
Reston, Va. — The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the North Dakota Department of Health have partnered to distribute 70 copies of the College’s Mammography Case Review (MCR4) educational CD-ROM free of charge to radiologists in the 43 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout North Dakota.
Mammography Case Review (MCR4), a self-evaluation educational… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on July 1, 2009 at 10:00pm —
ACR Launches National Mammography Database
Reston, Va. — In July 2009, the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch the National Mammography Database (NMD), the newest addition to the National Radiology Dose Registry (NRDR), a warehouse of ACR registry databases that compiles data to allow radiology facilities to compare themselves to other facilities regionally and nationally according to facility type.
The NMD — which is based on BI-RADS® — will allow… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on June 7, 2009 at 4:43pm —
CD-based Product Helps Doctors Sharpen Life-saving Mammography Skills Online Rather Than on Patients
Reston, Va. — The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the New York State Department of Health have partnered to distribute 1,500 copies of the College’s Mammography Case Review (MCR4) educational CD-ROM free of charge to physicians in approximately 600 ACR-accredited mammography facilities throughout New York state.
Mammography Case Review (MCR4), a self-evaluation… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 14, 2009 at 7:30am —
February 4, 2009
By Rebekah Moan
The perceived threat of medical malpractice claims makes a bigger impression on radiologists than the actual risk of litigation warrants. Dr. John F. Dick III, an internist in the department of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH, and colleagues identified that misconception among other radiologist opinions about medical malpractice risk in an article appearing in the February issue of the American… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on February 4, 2009 at 7:30pm —
We had the pleasure to recently review the 2View Mammography Specimen Container. Thanks to the team at 2-View for this opportunity.
As mentioned on 2View's website, partial mastectomy specimen handling has challenges. Compression, lack of orthogonal views, and manual manipulation of the specimen are issues with specimen radiography. When there is no margin for error, a new device such as 2View mammography specimen container is a great… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 24, 2008 at 8:30pm —
A United States government study suggests that low-income women who are treated under free mammography screening may be bearing some personal costs to have the procedure.
In the United States, a government funded project known as the “National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program” helps in covering the costs of cervical and Breast cancer tests for women. These women are usually at or below two hundred and fifty percent of the federal defined poverty line.
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 14, 2008 at 12:00am —
The results of a recent study suggests that in evaluating the images of mammograms done for breast cancer, one reader attached to a computer might perform just as good as or sometimes even better than two readers,.
In this research study reported and published in “The New England Journal of Medicine” for the second Week of October and released ahead of the print itself, the specificity, sensitivity, and the positive predictive values for both the reading protocols was almost the… Continue
Added by radRounds Radiology Network on October 12, 2008 at 12:00am —