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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Breast Imaging
Pink ribbon season is almost here. Yet, despite all the millions spent on breast cancer awareness, women are still reluctant to go for annual screening mammography. And when they do go, many see it as an unpleasant task rather than an important step...
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Breast Imaging
It has been shown that mammography is the most effective screening modality for the detection of breast cancer, reducing mortality by 20-30%.1 Despite this, there are limitations that have radiologists and researchers looking for the next best...
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Best Practices: Imaging
In the day to day role of a radiologist, the ability to read thoroughly and accurately is an expectation. I recently spoke with Dr. Jean Weigert, a dedicated breast radiologist with Jefferson Radiology, an affiliate of MEDNAX, who in between reading...
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Best Practices: Positioning
A mammographer’s goal is to produce the best clinical images while providing the patient with a positive experience. The perfect image combines the science of imaging technology and the art of positioning.  Mammography is considered one of the...
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Breast Imaging
  I found your site after acquiring a skin tear during my mammogram today. First, I want to say that I did not pull away! There was a lot of emphasis on that in my reading. I soon will be 60 and have had mammograms beginning in my early 20's. The...
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