ACR Launches Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Screening Trial for Women with Dense Breasts

ACR Launches Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Screening Trial for Women with Dense Breasts

The American College of Radiology (ACR), in collaboration with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and GE Healthcare, is about to launch the Contrast-Enhanced Mammography Imaging Screening Trial (CMIST). The trial aims to ascertain whether contrast-enhanced mammography increases breast cancer detection and lowers false positives in women with dense breasts. Dense breasts account for 43%…

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Study Pinpoints Ways to Help Prevent Cancellations of Screening Mammography

Study Pinpoints Ways to Help Prevent Cancellations of Screening Mammography

A recent Harvard study, published September 14 in JACR, helps pinpoint ways to prevent cancellations of screening mammography appointments. The research team, led by radiologists Nita Amornsiripanitch, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Adrian Jaramillo-Cardoso, MD, of Massachusetts General, utilized QI methodology (PDSA – Plan-Do-Study-Act)for their study. The team’s composition was critical — besides…

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What Young Women Should Know When They Are Denied a Mammogram

What Young Women Should Know When They Are Denied a Mammogram

Recently, a young woman from California shared her breast cancer story to help alert other young women after she was denied a mammogram when she discovered a marble-sized lump in her breast. The Saga of Philecia La’Bounty Philecia La’Bounty was just 29 years ago when she discovered that lump in her breast. Because she didn’t…

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Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Ethnicity and Race Linked to Delays in Follow-ups for Mammograms

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women are almost one-and-a-half times more likely than white women not to follow-up on mammograms considered incomplete by the BI-RADS scoring system. The BI-RADS scoring system provides radiologists with a shared, standardized terminology to use as they describe and classify their findings. The system gives a score of 0 for exams…

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