Best Practices: Imaging
Although the onus of interpretation lies on the radiologist - mammographers are on the front lines when it comes to patient care and clinical efficacy. From positioning to communication to documentation, they can represent the difference between a...
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Breast Imaging
Breast radiologists have a particularly challenging job of looking for what many say is; “a needle in a haystack.” Some breast cancers may present as pronounced lesions or clusters of calcifications, which may seem somewhat easy to define. However,...
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Breast Imaging
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 11% of all new cases of breast cancer in the United States are found in women younger than 45 years of age. While breast cancer diagnosis and treatment are difficult for women of any age, young...
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Best Practices: Imaging
Keeping up with the advancements in the world of mammography affects radiologists, directors, supervisors and technologists alike. With the added pressure of detecting cancers at the earliest possible stage, staying on top of technology changes means...
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Best Practices: Positioning
Change can be hard on us as human beings. Whether it is change in our personal life or at our place of work, it's often a stretch outside our comfort zone. Change can be especially hard in mammography when you are considering a switch in products...
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Breast Biopsy
Approximately 1 million women in the United States undergo an image-guided core biopsy procedure as a result of suspected breast cancer each year.  The good news is that the results from the majority of these procedures turn out to be benign. The bad...
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Best Practices: Imaging
The American College of Radiology (ACR), recently, amended their Practice Parameters for the Performance of Screening and Diagnostic Mammography with a recommendation that: “Facilities should require consistent use of radiographically distinct...
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Best Practices: Positioning
In a review of one million mammographic studies, key weaknesses in positioning were found based on Volpara® Enterprise™ software that uses data points to determine quality metrics. The most common issues in positioning detected by Volpara Enterprise...
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Breast Imaging
Detecting breast cancers in their earliest stages is every radiologists’ mission. Having the right tools to help them do it, is ours. I recently attended an imaging conference sponsored by a renowned breast center in New York City and had the...
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