News tagged with mammography

ARRS: Women overestimate radiation risk from mammogram

(HealthDay)—Women tend to overestimate the radiation risk associated with mammography, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, held from May 4 to 9 in ...

May 07, 2014
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Experts question routine mammograms in elderly

Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another ...

Apr 01, 2014
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'Too much mammography'

Doctors tell many American women that they need a yearly mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Early detection saves lives, women are told. But evidence has been mounting for years that mammograms do not reduce the risk ...

Feb 21, 2014
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Expansion of VA mammography services impacts care

(HealthDay)—Rapid expansion of mammography screening at a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility has translated to increased clinical volumes and increased time to definitive treatment, according to research published ...

Sep 19, 2013
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Screen-film mammography bests computed radiography

(HealthDay)—Computed radiography (CR) systems are 21 percent less effective at detecting breast cancers than screen-film mammography (SFM), according to a study published in the September issue of Radiology.

Sep 15, 2013
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